Lauren & Brian {July Wedding at Carillon Beach}

With about a month and half from when we met Lauren & Brian, to their wedding at the end of July, we really enjoyed coordinating their big day!  These Kentucky natives wanted to have a simple and timeless feel with their black and white decor by Christina (Events by Nouveau Flowers)  It was a beautiful evening for this sweet, Southern couple.

Although I love the bright, colorful bridal bouquets, there's nothing more classic than this all-white arrangement.

Lauren & Brian opted to meet up with Rae & Wesley (Rae Leytham Photography) before the wedding to capture some intimate day-of shots, before the chaos of the day swept by them. Rae Leytham was really able to catch a sneak peak at their excitement to see each other for the first time that day.

This is such a sweet picture! Her happiness just about jumps through this picture!

We all fell in love with her little 4-year old flower girl and 6-year old ring bearer. Christina (Events by Nouveau Flowers) and Lauren got creative and wanted her to throw petals from a sterling cup, and she got to wear a "princess" headpiece of matching white roses. Adorable!!

This picture is priceless!! I love that Rae Leytham was able to capture Lauren's dad's expression as he anxiously awaited to walk his daughter down the aisle. Fran Bullock (Wedding Music Plus) and the rest of her Bay Arts Quartet, provided an eloquent entrance for the beautiful bride.

The ring bearer's face is priceless! I love the expressions in Lauren's & Brian's faces. If you notice, there are small, white orchids that are cascading down from a peak in the front of the Meeting House... a gorgeous idea!

The table decor by Events by Nouveau was really amazing. It was so simple and crisp... what a statement!

Here's another amazing shot with Christina's (Events by Nouveau Flowers) drapery. It's amazing just how much lighting, linens and drapery really add to the feel of an event.

This is the BEST shot of Lauren and her father's dance, along with her adorable mini-attendants!

ahh... Florida Sunsets... we love you 🙂

One of my favorite moments during a wedding, is when we arrive back at the reception after the sunset pictures and the reception site now looks like this... romantically lit and with happy and full tummies (thanks to Townsend Catering!)

... Back to the Meeting House for cake cutting and toasts! ((an even better shot of the strung orchids)) We LOVE Rhonda's (Confections on the Coast) cake! - How can anyone choose just 3 flavors?!

As the bride and groom ride off into the night on the back of our golf cart, their guests all stopped to thank us for a wonderful evening... we agreed! 😉


Venues:  Carillon Beach Meeting House & Village Green

Photography:  Rae & Wesley Leytham of Rae Leytham Photography

Ceremony Music:  Bay Arts Quartet, Fran Bullock of Wedding Music Plus

Reception Music:  DJ Paul of Gulf Talent Services

Catering/Rentals:  Elegant Tents and Events through Donna Townsend of Townsend Catering

Cake:  Rhonda Joodi of Confections on the Coast

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

Reception Music:  Westdeutscher Rundfunk Big Band (the Cologne Radio Big Band) – Kentucky Jazz Band


  1. This couple was amazing. Their love was so evident throughout the day. It poured during the ceremony…but no one cared! Thanks so much for sharing our name with your amazing Carillon Brides! We LOVE shooting at Carillon!

  2. This was one of our favorite weddings of 2009. Great couple, great venue, beautiful wedding! Congrats to everyone involved.