Michael + Melissa Destination Wedding Part 1 – Ceremony

Today we present part 1 of the absolutely stunning destination wedding of Michael and Melissa near Destin, Florida! Their wedding is truly eye candy! We have had the pleasure of working with Melissa for the past 6 months to create her dream Destin area beach wedding. We like to call this Beach Chic – Rustic with a twist of Vintage! When Melissa first contacted us she had just booked her reception venue at Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar in Seaside, Florida; a very quaint beachside town on the Beaches of South Walton. We helped them to locate a beach house in Seacrest and held the ceremony just down the street at Walton Dunes. Melissa had several must have items in her design, she loved grapevine/twig balls, spider mums, burlap, raffia, and she wanted a lantern card/gift holder. She shared several inspiration photos with us and we ran with her inspiration to create this stunning design. Some of her wishes were parasols, a sign with quote, and hanging flowers and lights. We used mason jars, old vintage bottles, vintage crates, burlap, raffia, lace, lanterns, starfish, and many fresh flowers. Her invitations had a touch of navy blue ribbon and lace so we decided to include blue lace in the design and soften it with just a touch of white lace. The colors of white, ivory, beige, dark brown, and navy blue complimented each other well in the over all theme and design.   A must have flower for Melissa was the spider mums but she gave us the design freedom to choose the other flowers that we felt would best give her just what she was looking for. So we chose dark centered anemones to bring out the touch of navy blue, white roses, white hydrangea, white spider mums of course, and the final choice that gave that last little pow was the addition of white tulips.   Melissa’s bouquet was hand tied with anemones, roses, tulips, and spider mums.  The groom’s bout was made with an anemone, tulip, and dusty miller.

We hand crafted most of the items in this wedding, from the creation of the grapevine balls, to hand painting and crafting of signs, to painting the lanterns, all of the jars and burlap/lace/ribbon, to the table cloths at the reception. We couldn’t be more pleased with the final product and the most important part of the whole event is that two people in love were joined in marriage. It turned out that we had bad storms coming in for the scheduled day of their wedding and 48 hours prior to the event we called our bride who was about to get on a plane and advised her to move the wedding up one day. The reception venue, the baker, and our company were able to work together and move her wedding at the last minute and Michael and Melissa had a beautiful sunshine filled wedding day. On the day of their originally scheduled wedding it stormed and it stormed something fierce. Thankfully our couple’s Destin area beach wedding did not happen in the midst of bad weather!  Stayed tuned for part 2 with reception photos at Bud & Alley’s.

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