Today I’m sharing this white and blue beach wedding from pure7studios. It’s really easy for a beach wedding to go too far on the side of kitsch. But this wedding is so chic and filled with easy elegance, the beach venue just enhances the style. I love all the great details, especially the embroidered hankies the bride gave to her mom and mom-in-law, too sweet! Be sure to catch the film that shows their ‘first touch’!
When Matt and I began planning our wedding we wanted to find an intimate, relaxing setting that our closest friends and family could enjoy. From the beginning we agreed upon having a destination wedding, that way we could spend time with all the people we care about over the course of the weekend. As we both revere the beach as our favorite place, we decided the gorgeous white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast would provide us with the serenity we desired. We toured several venues and found our dream location at our last stop, Carillon Beach. We immediately fell in love with the quaint gated community with magnificent walkovers overlooking the most awe-inspiring beach we could hope to find.
We both have so many wonderful memories of that day, but we both agree that our favorite was our “first touch”. We did not want to see each other before the ceremony, but did want to get a few pictures of us together. What started out as a simple idea turned into something we will never forget. This was a special quiet moment for us to share alone and express our love to one another, and the pictures turned out amazing!
It was important to us to incorporate both of our families in the wedding celebration. Matt’s aunt owns a jewelry store and helped design our wedding rings. Matt’s grandmother made a painting of the walkover where our ceremony took place which was used as our guest book for the reception. Our wedding favors for our guests were different types of Italian cookies that were handmade by my grandmother, which is a long-standing family tradition. I also had my mother’s wedding dress transformed into a shorter, more modern dress and changed into it near the end of the reception as my going away outfit.
The overall theme for our wedding design was classic simplicity featuring mainly white and ivory with subtle touches of navy, seafoam, and gold. The setting provided so much natural beauty that we didn’t want the décor to overpower. Our wedding took place on the beach at sunset, and the brilliant colors were a perfect accent to the neutral colors we selected. The fabric draped branch arbor and white chairs for the ceremony provided the simplicity we desired. As for the reception, the Village Green was transformed into an outdoor masterpiece. A white tent overlooking the lake was filled with a wood dance floor, tables covered in ivory silk linens and varying white flowers arrangements. A touch of elegance was added to the space by lounge seating, chandeliers and café lighting. Signature drink and favor signs added a personal touch.
The weekend was better than we could have ever imagined and are so thankful to every single person who took time to be a part of our wedding.
Photography | pure7studios | Venue | Carillon Beach | Planner | Carillon Weddings by Victoria | Florist | Myrtie Blue | Cake | Confections on the Coast | Caterer | Townsend Catering Company | Film | Sixpence Productions | Make Up | Alaina Mitchell Makeup Art