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.

white and blue invitations | pure7studios

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

embroidered hankies for mom and mom-in-law | pure7studios

white wedding bouquet | pure7studios

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

blue bridesmaids | pure7studios

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

beach destination wedding welcome bags | pure7studios

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! 

cream suit groomsmen | pure7studios

fan wedding programs | pure7studios

beach ceremony | pure7studios

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

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.

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

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.

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

white centerpieces | pure7studios

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

framed picture guest book | pure7studios

sweets station | pure7studios

white wedding cake | pure7studios

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.

white and blue beach wedding | pure7studios

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

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  1. Joanna
    September 17, 2013 11:44 am

    This was absolutely the best thing to wake up to this morning! We are so grateful to be included in this feature with the wonderfully talented Pure 7 Studios. We loved filming Courtney and Matt's wedding with Ryan and Lindsay. It was a beautiful day. Congratulations again to C + M! BTW, I'm still craving the gelato and Italian wedding cookies!!!
  2. Damaris Mia {Le Magnifique}
    September 17, 2013 1:36 pm

    Love the ceremony on the beach!
  3. Courtney Giglia
    September 17, 2013 2:40 pm

    Loved how this turned out. thanks so much for featuring our day! everything and everyone was amazing.
  4. Brooke Fenn
    September 17, 2013 2:51 pm

    Such a great time. I can't believe it turned out so beautiful!!
  5. Kathy Bobbs
    September 17, 2013 4:14 pm

    What a beautiful wedding and lasting memories!
  6. Ashley Giglia
    September 17, 2013 9:34 pm

    What a beautiful wedding and an even more beautiful bride!
  7. Matt Giglia
    September 18, 2013 9:51 am

    Thank you for featuring our wedding! It truly was an incredible day and can't thank everyone enough for all of their work!
  8. Avis Glenister
    September 18, 2013 10:44 pm

    Not only did I just absolutely adore this bride and groom, but I adored their wedding and all of their special details! Courtney's grandma makes special Italian cookies for every grandchild's wedding, and the apothecary jars were filled with these delicious homemade cookies! It was such a hit and a really personalized touch by her family. Thank you for this well-deserved feature!
  9. Tracy
    September 19, 2013 10:25 pm

    Beautiful wedding! Love the pictures
  10. Gina
    September 22, 2013 12:55 pm

    This wedding looks incredible! Amazing pics!
  11. Keepsake Memories Photography
    September 22, 2013 3:14 pm

    Love this florida wedding! Love the cool wedding arbor. So beautiful!
  12. Sandra Fenn
    October 2, 2013 8:12 am

    Everything turned out wonderful, could not have prayed for better weather, pictures are just beautiful. Thanks for everything.
  13. Donna & Bill Sinclair
    October 2, 2013 8:12 pm

    We felt honored to be included in such a beautiful ceremony! You are so blessed to have a each other and a wonderful family for support!!!
  14. Michelle Newman
    October 3, 2013 4:14 pm

    These turned so gorgeous. You were such a beautiful bride it it was a phenomenal weekend. Love you both so much!
  15. Joann
    October 6, 2013 5:49 pm

    The most gorgeous wedding ever.
  16. Ken Bobbs
    October 8, 2013 1:20 am

    Had a great time at the wedding! Such great memories!
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