Jenny & Chris {April Wedding at Carillon Beach}

Jenny & Chris are high school sweethearts, and in every picture it’s beyond evident that they both just adore each other. Jenny, a wedding planner from It Takes Two Events in Atlanta, knew exactly what she wanted  from working in this crazy industry! As we sat through long vendor appointments planning their special day, Chris was such a trooper! He was the perfect groom to work with, making Jenny giggle to keep her calm through all these decisions! Jenny loved the simplicity of the Meeting House and had to have her ceremony there. She didn’t need any decor to add to it, but our amazing event designer from Myrtie Blue had a few surprises up his sleeve just for the happy couple!

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Dear Wesleyann captured this couple’s classy style perfectly. After shooting their engagement session in the winter, Jenny and Chris felt right at ease with Wesleyann on their wedding day! I just adore Jenny’s happy smile in this picture!

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The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for these two! After having an iffy winter here in Florida, it was a nice break to have the sun shine brightly for this sweethearts!

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Brian Watson from Mytrie Blue did a fabulous job on her bouquet as well! We love the pops of the light pink anemones with the dark violet centers! Did we mention how stunning she look on the right?! Our favorite walkover #7 is the perfect bright white backdrop for her flowing dress!

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Of course the brilliant Wesleyann came up with this creative setting for their “almost” first look! Jenny and Chris wrote letters to each other and read them in the Carillon Post Office right before the ceremony. This picture describes both of their personalities perfectly, with Chris’ note for Jenny ripped out of a spiral notebook and Jenny’s a petite, clean piece of paper.

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We absolutely adore this picture! The smallest of gestures are always the sweetest.

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I just love the way the sunshine hits Jenny’s veil and sparkly studs in this picture!  Getting to know this couple has been such a joy, and we almost didn’t want their last wrap up meeting to come!  We wish Jenny and Chris only the best for their many years to come!

Chloe & Philip {September Wedding at Carillon Beach}

This light-hearted, Alabama couple chose to have a sweet, intimate wedding in the Carillon Beach Meeting House.  With the couple’s closest family and friends, the entire evening was filled with laughter and beautifully captured moments.

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

I fell in love with the gorgeous colors of this bouquet! The soft, neutral palette was perfectly fitting for this classic wedding.

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

We were more than pleased with the romantic and ethereal feel that was created for Chloe’s ceremony.  It could not have been more perfect for this couple. Courtney’s (Chloe’s sister) face says it all!

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

Carillon Beach Meeting House

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

Husband & Wife!

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

Sunset pictures at the Carillon Beach walkover. What a beautiful couple!

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

Neutrals were so trendy for weddings this year! We absolutely love them. The Meeting House lends itself to gorgeous neutrals and simple decor.

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

The Meeting House was quickly transformed to their dining room once the guests wandered outside for the cocktail hour. Upon Chloe & Philip’s return from their sunset pictures, they danced their first dance to Train’s “Marry Me.”

Chloe and Philip at Carillon Beach

A magical ending to their night! Congrats Mr & Mrs Powell!


Venues:  Carillon Beach Meeting House, exclusive to Carillon Weddings

Photography: Genya & Wesleyann of VUE Photography; Chloe’s wedding blog

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

Minister:  Pastor Tim Meadows of Point Washington UMC

Catering:  Donna & David Townsend of Townsend Catering

Cake:  Rhonda Joodi of Confections on the Coast

Nicole & Ben {September Wedding at Carillon Beach}

This Little Rock, Arkansas couple fell in love with Carillon from the moment they saw us on Paul Johnson’s (Paul Johnson Photography) website.  Nicole and Ben met with us in the beginning of April 2009, which gave us about 5 months to plan their perfect wedding day.  There was not a worry in either of their minds as they proceeded in long-distance planning.  With about 70 guests, they chose to rent the Meeting House for their ceremony and the Village Green as their reception site.  Both families rented homes in Carillon, which made it very easy to transport and organize the bridal party on the big day!

As Lindsay, Nicole's maid of honor, helped her put the finishing touches on her gown, the excitement was rising amongst the girls.

With the girls getting ready at "Inn Between" with Mecheal Johnson (Paul Johnson Photography), the guys left their rental home early to capture a few group shots with Paul Johnson (Paul Johnson Photography).

The incredibly talented music from Bay Arts Duet (Violin/Viola) welcomed everyone into the Meeting House. Fran Bullock (Wedding Music Plus) and Elaine always come prepared to play a half-hour prelude as guests are arriving. Through a very helpful meeting with the bride, Fran is able to assist the bride in choosing the perfect music for her ceremony. Her goal is to "make the hairs on your arms stand up." The acoustics in the Meeting House certainly create a grand entrance for the bride as she walks down the aisle.

Nicole decided to decorate the beautifully simplistic, Meeting House with a wreath and sheer drapery. Christina (Events by Nouveau Flowers) always does such a good job at bringing out the beauty of the area, without taking away from the bride and the groom.

As her dad sweetly kissed Nicole, he handed her off to Ben's care. They brought in their own officiant, Judge Wood, who brought a personal touch to the ceremony.

The newly married couple couldn't hide their excitement and relief as they exited the Meeting House to the traditional "Wedding March."

The couple's sunset time with Paul & Mecheal Johnson (Paul Johnson Photography) is always the perfect opportunity for these romantic shots.

Nicole made such a beautiful bride!

Christina's team at Events by Nouveau created such a natural and elegant feel to Nicole and Ben's reception. The calm lighting from the cafe lights, along with the indoor-outdoor dining, made for a perfect night.

Their smiles say it all... 🙂


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

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

Photography:  Paul & Mecheal Johnson of Paul Johnson Photography

Minister:  Judge Wood

Ceremony Music:  Duet (Violin/Viola) Fran & Elaine 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