Kimberly & Michael {September Wedding at Carillon Beach}

Okay… so before I post Kim & Michael’s amazingly memorable wedding, I have to post a few of our favorite pictures from their engagement session with Genya & Wesleyann {VUE Photography}.  Not only are we a little partial (because one of their pictures is the shot we chose for our ad in The Knot and Brides!), but we also thought it was the perfect depiction of this fun-loving couple!

We LOVE this picture! Look for it in our ad in The Knot!

Another fantastic engagement session shot!

Adorable! It's like they were school kids again! ((FUN FACT?! THEY MET ON THE SCHOOL BUS!))

Their shoot ended up out on the beach!... In anticipation of their beach wedding!

The engagement session was featured on one of our favorite wedding blogs! - Completely Unveiled by Weddings Unveiled Magazine!

Okay, so now after you’ve been wildly impressed by these engagement pictures, I thought I’d explain Kimberly & Michael’s wedding day!  Let’s just say that this wedding is one that we will not soon forget!  Once the bride was dressed with the help of her bridesmaids, the memories started at the ceremony.  The wedding party chose to surprise their guests as they danced into the Meeting House to  “Forever” by Chris Brown!  I loved seeing all of the cell phones out and capturing the entrance on video.

The beautiful bride just needed a little assistance as she put on her gorgeous dress.

This picture is so special. I love seeing Kimberly help get her father dressed and ready to escort her down the aisle!

Christina's {Events by Nouveau Flowers} work is always flawless... especially in the Meeting House. We loved the strands of blue that draped in front of the window. The lettered wreaths also made a personalized touch on the doors.

Let the fun begin!...

Here comes the groom!

A breath-taking view as Kimberly walks arm-in-arm with her handsome father.

Some of my favorite pictures are those of the groom's first expressions as he sees his bride on their wedding day for the very first time.

So beautiful!

Just a little more comic relief was helpful as everyone was getting a bit choked up. Reverend Harry Houseman always seems to keep his ceremonies light and celebratory.

We loved the simple flowers chosen in the Meeting House by Christina {Events by Nouveau}. I even loved that although Kim chose to have the same bridesmaids dresses, they were all in a varying shade of blue. What a great look!

Officially signed the license! We all adore Harry.

YUM! The newlyweds wanted to start their reception off with Townsend Catering's "lollipop salmon skewers with scallions & dill cream sauce" as well as a refreshing glass of champagne with sorbet! The guys couldn't wait to dig in!

We loved Kimberly and Michael's details throughout their wedding! It brought out their playful personalities! As the fun was just beginning at the reception, our memorable moment #2 was about to occur...

... it POURED!! (maybe for only a few minutes, but enough to get everyone soaked!)

These two were in such good spirits that it really didn't matter! It was definitely something to laugh about!

When they returned to their reception after their "sunset pictures," the party went on! Once the sky cleared up again, they were ready to cut Rhonda's {Confections on the Coast} AMAZING cake!

Kimberly had to bring in Michael's love for fishing! The guys' boutonnieres were even adorned with fish hooks! There's just something about a fishy groom's cake... mmmm

Although the decor got a quick downpour, the rest of the night went smoothly and the night was gorgeous. Check out how fantastic the lighting was!

This was such a wonderful wedding... rain clouds and all! Although every bride prays for no rain on her wedding day, if it was going to rain, this was the perfect couple to make it a funny and an uncontrollable event.

Please check out VUE Photography’s Blog for even more pictures from this perfect couple!

... and of course, Completely Unveiled couldn't wait to blog about Kimberly & Michael's wedding either!

Also, check out this fantastic video-depiction of this wedding by

Kimberly & Michael from Renaissance Studios on Vimeo.

Venues:  Carillon Beach Meeting House & Village Green, exclusive to Carillon Weddings

Coordination & Planning: Victoria Volpone & Avis Johnson of Carillon Weddings

Photography:  Genya Garret & Wesleyann Knetzer of VUE Photography

Hair & Make-Up:  Renee Armour of Two Fishes Artistry

Floral/Event Design:  Christina Springfield of Events by Nouveau Flowers

Minister:  Reverend Harry Houseman

Reception Music:  DJ from Gulf Talent Services

Catering:  Donna & David Townsend of Townsend Catering

Cake:  Rhonda Joodi of Confections on the Coast

Photo Booth:  Snaps Photo Booth

Videography:  Renaissance Studios

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