Katie & Andy {October Wedding at Carillon Beach}

Talk about sweet as pie… This Rock Spring, Georgia couple had the sweetest family around!  From the first day we met with Katie back in November 2008, I can remember her Southern charm and excitement to marry Andy.  The journey was so easy and pleasant, that we couldn’t wait for their colorful, Fall wedding!  From the first meeting with Nouveau, we knew that this wedding was going to be gorgeous!!  As soon as we started to set up the Village Green’s reception on the chilly, October afternoon, I knew this was going to be a wedding that we’d get noticed… and we did!  {see our BLOG}  Now you can see why we all felt this way…

Seeing pictures of Katie's dress never did it justice... when we saw it on the wedding day, we realized just how elegant it really was!

Katie chose to have a long, dramatic bouquet of brightly colored flowers. It was made to look like they were freshly-picked from her grandma's garden.

I fell in love with this picture the moment I saw it. The fall folliage was a beautiful backdrop for Katie's final moments of a single lady.

Picture-perfect details were found in every aspect of the ceremony. Beautiful purple and green hydrangea alongside neutral browns, really brought a rich, Southern feel to the Meeting House.

Good Ol’ Hank! Katie & Andy’s “baby,” an enormous Harlequin Great Dane, made his appearance at the ceremony.  Although he did not carry the rings, his doggy-wreath was large enough to adorn the front entrance!

You couldn't have found a happier couple in Carillon Beach this day!

Beautiful, vibrant flowers brought such a cheerful, lavish garden feel to the reception. Her linens were chosen to perfectly compliment the floral decor. Every table was named a sentimental street that has been important to Katie & Andy's blossoming relationship.

Katie chose to hang name tags as her escort cards. Each guest was able to find his/her name and table assignment by perusing the cleverly-arranged branches.

Another phenomenal cake by Rhonda of Confections on the Coast!

No guest could deny just how incredible the groom's "fishing boots" cake was! This cake was amazing, down to the very last detail! There were even edible rocks and a "brand stamp" on the bottom of the boots! The only thing not edible was the single-strand of fishing line!

The colorful chandelier looked even cooler as the sun started to set!

As the evening cooled down, guests enjoyed eating their delicious meals under the stars and mini-chandeliers that were strung overhead.

How glamorous!

Say cheese! A fun addition to Katie & Andy's wedding was a photobooth! The guests enjoyed leaving their mark in a signing/photo book that was left by the booth. We just adored this couple!

Check us out in The Knot’s National Issue! {Spring 2010} ~ Kelley & Jon

We couldn't be prouder!!! Our amazing vendors and venues have spoken for themselves! We are grateful to be in the Spring 2010 issue of the National Knot Magazine! Kelley Gerken & Jon Sunkin's light-hearted and nautical wedding was one of only two real weddings featured in The Knot this Spring.

Here is the fine-looking spread that featured this super fun & sweet couple. Yes, the couple who had their wedding party show us their personalized underlings on the beach! Please refer to our initial post from their March 2009 wedding. I laughed out loud when I saw that the picture of their place cards made The Knot... those buggers were impossible to keep standing in those turquoise rocks! 🙂 It was a really wonderful wedding that certainly deserved to be featured.

Credits for The Knot Feature:

Photography:  Genya Garrett & Wesleyann KnetzerVue Photography (Panama City)

Floral & Event Design:  Christina Springfield – Owner/Creative Director of Events by Nouveau Flowers (Grayton Beach)

Catering:  Donna & David Townsend – Owners of Townsend Catering (Santa Rosa Beach)

*UPDATE!* The Magazines LOVED Kelley & Jon’s March 2009 Wedding! – InStyle Weddings (Winter 2009)

I just thought I should point out that InStyle Weddings Magazine’s WINTER 2009 issue featured another Carillon Weddings event! Although this was the very last issue of InStyle Weddings, they obviously knew to go out with the BEST! 😉

InStyle Weddings chose Kelley & Jon’s centerpiece (produced by our fabulous, Christina Springfield of Events by Nouveau Flowers) to feature as the main focus as a “SHOWSTOPPING CENTERPIECE!” We’re so proud of our talented vendors who helped create and capture this look.


Photography:  Vue Photography

Event Design:  Events by Nouveau Flowers