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18 Want a Beach Wedding? No Sweat 20 Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa 22 The Pearl Hotel 24 WaterColor Inn & Resort 26 Alys Beach 28 Fresh from the Sea 29 ResortQuest

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34 A Roaring Twenties Rendezvous 36 FSU Alumni Center 38 The Edison 40 Four Points by Sheraton 42 Wowing with the Welcome Bag 44 Tallahassee Downtown 48 Hotel Duval 50 Social Catering & Events/ The Gathering

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On the Cover

We love love. For our 2016 cover couple, we wanted to find two newlyweds so crazy about each other they just couldn’t contain themselves. This image, shot by Black & Hue Photography, is filled with so much genuine happiness, we get giddy just looking at it. To Brett and Caroline, our gorgeous cover couple, congratulations on a beautiful downtown Tallahassee wedding, and thank you for making Northwest Florida smile!

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First Comes Love, then Comes Planning

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Congratulations! You’re getting married. Can we just let that sink in for a moment, please? As the team at Rowland Publishing was gearing up for our third annual issue of Northwest Florida Weddings I have to admit I got a little nostalgic. It was strange sorting through the thousands of images featuring smiling brides and grooms from years gone by. Some have little ones now. Some are traveling the world. And through our publication, all have played a role in helping another couple plan their own unique wedding. That’s a tall order to fill for 2016. But the team of wedding and creative professionals I’m privileged enough to collaborate with make the process of bringing to print the best this region has to offer a breeze. From world-class photography to the most delicious eats and gorgeous venues imaginable, the coastal, city and country communities of Northwest Florida are full of beauty. I’m just grateful to know so many individuals who are excited to cultivate it. Want to know a secret? At the time of writing, I’m an anxious/ adoring/humbled bride-to-be myself. At the time of publication, I’ll be a newly hatched Mrs. thumbing through/gushing over our freshly printed wedding photos Let me tell you — that’s a pretty surreal feeling. Sean and I have been together for nearly six years, and when he proposed last November we thought we had our pending nuptials all figured out. But from bridesmaids’ dresses to appetizers, we (OK, fine, it was me) must have changed our minds a thousand times. Planning a wedding together is an adventure — and no matter where your style leads you or how high your guest list grows, I guarantee when you look back on it all you’ll see is love. So deep breaths. And don’t forget — this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’re a fiancé now! We’re so excited for you. Yours,

PHOTOS BY CHELSEA MOORE, CHASE YAKABOSKI (INMAN) AND PROVIDED BY INDIVIDUAL (GREEN)

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Rebecca Padgett Editorial Coordinator

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Events and Special Projects Coordinator

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WEDDING BELLS RING FOR OUR NEW WEBSITE

In a day and age where Pinterest boards and wedding blogs provide 24/7 access to wedding inspiration, Northwest Florida Weddings & Honeymoon Destinations was excited to develop our online presence. Now blushing brides from coast, to city, to country, can find resources for planning their dream wedding day from Northwest Florida Weddings’ website. Peruse the site to find talented photographers, stunning venues, tasty catering options, insightful stories, planning guides and more. From coastal beaches to country plantations explore the vibrant and inviting wedding scene that Northwest Florida provides.

» DIGITAL EDITIONS Isn’t technology a beautiful thing? The magazine can be right at your fingertips whenever you need us. Our digital edition presents the same magazine you know and love with easy virtual access. » WEDDING BLOG If you’re looking for

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from coast to city to country It’s true. Northwest Florida has the best beaches in the world. The region’s coastline is characterized by a surprisingly stunning blend of natural wonder and unmatched amenities. From the world-class resorts to the glistening emerald waters and the sweetest sugar sand beaches, this coastal setting was made to love.


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If you have a hard time imagining anything more romantic than the glow of a pink and coral sunset or if the sound of gentle rolling waves has been humming in your ears since he got down on one knee, than a beach wedding is definitely for you. Kudos are in order if you’ve landed in this sunny spot. So congratulations. You know what you want! Not all newly engaged couples can say as much when they start venue hunting. But beware: Once you’ve decided to take your event al fresco, naysayers will abound. They’re right in part. You can’t control Mother Nature. However, there are a few tried-and-true steps to pulling off a dreamy, beachy affair. Beach weddings, like all events, take a bit of finessing to make them look effortless. Fear not, though. These easy steps will have you frolicking in the sun faster than you can say, “I do.”


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LAYING OUT THE LOGISTICS At the start of the planning process, you want to be as flexible with the date as possible. Do your research. A beach wedding during the height of college spring break might be fun for the groomsmen, but your wedding photos won’t have the ethereal vibe you’re going for as hordes of coeds line the coast. Meanwhile, finding nearby guest accommodations on the heels of a major spike in the tourist season can also be complicated. Stay open-minded. Your wedding date might look different than you originally thought but better than you ever hoped for.

water, sun protection and even lightweight blankets or wraps close by to make sure everyone stays happy and healthy throughout the night. “This will be the first time you’re entertaining as a couple,” noted Gandy. “You want to make sure that your guests are having a good time. I know a lot of people who say it’s the bride’s day, but it’s really the bride and groom’s time to entertain. That’s the biggest thing.”

We love beach weddings! With the right professionals behind you, a little luck and a lot of love, nothing is more romantic than a coastal ceremony.

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COORDINATION IS KEY Beach ceremonies are gorgeous. They’re also practical, because the average ceremony takes approximately 20 minutes. Beach receptions are a tad more rare because of their length and the legalities surrounding having a private event on public property. Glass and adult beverages are often not permitted — a major letdown for some couples. “More than likely you can’t have the reception on the beach,” admitted John Gandy, owner of the awardwinning John Gandy Events. Nearly half of Gandy’s brides incorporate some form of coastal celebration into their wedding. “It’ll have to be on an adjacent property.” Once you two decide on a coastal community that speaks to your needs, see what types of resorts and other proprieties are situated there. When venue shopping commences in that neighborhood, don’t be shy asking the local event coordinators questions. Make sure wherever you sign has a clear plan in case of inclement weather. Tents can do the trick if skies are just a little gray, but indoor space is crucial if there’s an actual downpour.

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OCEANS OF STYLE The next step is to decide how you want the ceremony to look and feel. The possibilities are endless, but articulation comes first. “I have a lot of brides that reach out to me wanting a beach wedding without a beach theme,” laughed Gandy. “That’s always interesting. But you know, it’s totally doable. We’ve had beautiful black tie weddings on the beach.” Just remember, while there’s no such thing as a perfect wedding, a wedding that’s perfect for the two of you is always on the menu. “Be true to yourself,” added Gandy. “If you love it, that’ll translate to your guests.”

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HILTON SANDESTIN BEACH GOLF RESORT & SPA Regal. Resourceful. Resort. // Miramar Beach

“After reading and comparing multiple venues, my husband and I chose Hilton Sandestin and could not be more pleased that we did! My guests really enjoyed the Southern hospitality they received from the Hilton staff. The food was amazing, and everyone loved the variety and presentation of it. I was very open to anything as long as it was simple, clean and crisp. I told them what I wanted, and they took it from there. From the moment I woke up, I was calm but excited. As the day went on, it got a little more stressful with my brother’s flight being delayed. Carol (the planner) and the staff did everything in their power to make sure I remained calm. My favorite part was when my brother arrived and was able to walk me down the aisle to the man of my dreams.” - Jena Bryant, Nashville, Tennessee PHOTOS BY SUNSET IMAGES

At a Glance ▪▪ INDOOR VENUE ▪▪ OUTDOOR VENUE ▪▪ CATERING SERVICES ▪▪ PLANNING AND COORDINATION ▪▪ SPA SERVICES ▪▪ RESORT STAY ▪▪ HONEYMOON OPTIONS ▪▪ RESTAURANT SERVICES

(850) 267-9500 // HiltonSandestinBeach.com 4000 Sandestin Blvd. S., Miramar Beach, FL 32550

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THE PEARL HOTEL

Elegant. Intimate. Stunning. // Rosemary Beach “Jake and I wanted an intimate atmosphere while also being close to the beach. The eclectic architecture of Rosemary Beach brought it all together in the perfect location at The Pearl. Our guests enjoyed the elegant yet intimate atmosphere of the Hemingway Room. The staff took what could have been a stressful day and turned it into pure enjoyment. I can’t overstate the help and consideration that was given to the entire wedding party and myself. My favorite moment was when the wooden doors leading into the Hemingway Room opened and I could hear the cello playing as I stood on Main Street. As I made my way to the aisle, I was so happy I made the choice that led me to this beautiful place.” - Sarah Michelle Bolt, Paragould, Arkansas

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At a Glance ▪▪ INDOOR VENUE ▪▪ OUTDOOR VENUE ▪▪ CATERING SERVICES ▪▪ PLANNING AND COORDINATION ▪▪ SPA SERVICES ▪▪ RESORT STAY ▪▪ HONEYMOON OPTIONS ▪▪ RESTAURANT SERVICES ▪▪ DECORATING SERVICES ▪▪ THIRD PARTY VENDORS AVAILABLE

(850) 460-9040 // SJCRWeddings.com 63 Main St., Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

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WATERCOLOR INN & RESORT Luxury. Coastal. Oasis. // Santa Rosa Beach

“I could tell from the very beginning that WaterColor did not believe in ‘one size fits all’ events. They wanted to help us create the day of our dreams just like we had always imagined it. From choosing vendors all the way to the ‘I do’s,’ WaterColor was there for every step. Our wedding day was beyond magical. It was everything we had always dreamt of and more. And thanks to the staff at WaterColor, we were able to enjoy every minute of it!” - Jessica Updyke, Houston, Texas

PHOTOS BY HBB PHOTOGRAPHY

At a Glance ▪▪ INDOOR VENUES ▪▪ OUTDOOR VENUES ▪▪ CATERING SERVICES ▪▪ PLANNING AND COORDINATION ▪▪ SPA SERVICES ▪▪ RESORT STAY ▪▪ HONEYMOON OPTIONS ▪▪ RESTAURANT SERVICES ▪▪ THIRD PARTY VENDORS AVAILABLE

(850) 231-7773 // SJCRWeddings.com 34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

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Romantic. Serene. Pristine. // Alys Beach “When I first met Jason, I knew that I wanted to be with him forever. While we were dating, I went on a girls’ beach trip to Rosemary Beach. That’s when I discovered Alys Beach and fell in love with it. I knew right then Alys was where I wanted to get married. “We always knew we didn’t want a big wedding. We wanted it more traditional, but still ‘beachy.’ Jason’s parents own a couple of condos in Destin and he had never even seen Alys Beach. I booked it without him seeing it, and he loved it! I can’t actually describe how beautiful Alys Beach is. You have to see it with your own eyes. Everything is white and absolutely stunning. Meghan Kelly, the Alys Beach wedding coordinator, helped me with everything, I wouldn’t have been able to do anything without her.” - Heather Sappenfield

At a Glance ▪▪ INDOOR VENUES ▪▪ OUTDOOR VENUES ▪▪ PLANNING SERVICES

(866) 481-8391 // AlysBeach.com/weddings events@alysbeach.com 9581 County Hwy. 30A E., Panama City Beach, FL 32413

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Fresh from the Sea Local Seafood Fare Offers Endless Options for Flavor

White sand and serene endless water views make seaside nuptials a classic option for couples looking to tie the knot. You don’t necessarily have to get hitched near the water to incorporate coastal elements into your ceremony, though. Wherever you are in Northwest Florida, the region’s proximity to the coast means fresh local seafood is just down the road. “When you’re close to the beautiful water and have so much fresh fish at your fingertips,” said Ed Ward, co-owner of 790 on the Gulf in Destin, “it’s what people tend to want and enjoy.” Ward caters almost 250 seafood-centric weddings a year. His most impressive dish? A signature creation featuring grouper acadiana – a tender fillet of Gulf grouper, pan blackened, and topped with crawfish étouffée. Other favorites include bacon wrapped lump crabmeat, crabmeat stuffed grouper medallions and trout florentine. And all are either caught locally or sourced from nearby seafood distributors from the region. When it comes to selecting the freshest in seasonal seafood, the key is to ask a lot of questions. Some fish can be strictly seasonal, while others are available year-round. “How fresh the seafood is, where it came from, these are definitely questions you should be asking,” said Ward. “From there, you’ll be able to find reputable seafood vendors and be able to buy the freshest seafood possible.” When putting together a maritime menu, the world is your oyster. Local seafood vendors as well as restaurants and caterers are constantly coming up with elaborate menus that would impress King Neptune himself. Fresh Gulf shrimp, red snapper and crab cakes are easy and

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delectable options that guests are sure to love. Feeling bold? Take it a step farther with fried crab gnocchi bites or cilantro shrimp-stuffed avocados. Dave Rauschkolb is another seafood-loving professional. The founder and owner of Bud & Alley’s, a popular waterfront restaurant in Santa Rosa Beach, Rauschkolb says that in his mind, seafood and weddings are a perfect match. “Being located directly on the Gulf of Mexico here in Seaside,” started Rauschkolb, “our brides naturally look to Bud & Alley’s culinary team for coastal-inspired menus. Fresh seafood prepared to perfection in an unforgettable beachside setting makes wedding dining that much more deliciously memorable.” With entrées like grilled Gulf snapper with baby lima beans and sweet corn succotash, it’s safe to say that the fare at Bud and Alley’s would make any wedding unforgettable.

In addition to putting The best seafood is a fun spin on any menu, always fresh from chilled seafood provides the sea. For truly delicious eats, a refreshingly convenient Northwest Florida food option for wedding can’t be beat. goers trying to beat the heat. Instead of opting for a traditional carving station or hot food line, try incorporating chilled ceviche and raw oysters with a glass of ice-cold champagne. Guests will appreciate the scrumptious escape. Coastal-inspired serving displays can also add a beautiful visual element to any reception. Serve fresh Gulf shrimp in mini sand buckets of cocktail sauce for a creative appetizer option. Small wooden dinghies can also be filled with ice and stocked full of oysters for guests to dine on throughout the evening. The seafood-inspired displays will help solidify the wedding’s coastal theme.


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RESORTQUEST LODGING – YOUR WEDDING, YOUR WAY

Individualized. Sensational. Beautiful. // Endless Possibilities. Multiple Locations.

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“Our wedding was perfect because of the staff at ResortQuest. Everything went smoothly because they were invisible, but always appeared exactly when needed. The staff took into consideration every circumstance, such as weather, and always had a backup plan. “It actually rained two hours before the ceremony, but cleared up exactly 30 minutes before she walked down the aisle. The rain beforehand was the best part. It cleared pedestrians off of the beach, made the sand more solid, cooled the temperatures and made the lighting great for photos. The guests mostly enjoyed the fact that I finally got married to a beautiful woman, but also loved the location. Many had not been to Florida before and our wedding was like a vacation to them.” - Scott Nelson, Atlanta, Georgia PHOTOS BY CALLIE GARDINER

(888) 412-6408 // NWFLWeddings.com

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SUNDESTIN MANAGED BY RESORTQUEST

Ebullient. Accommodating. Beachfront. // Endless Possibilities. Multiple Locations. “Whether a couple is looking for a beachfront resort or private beach home for their wedding, our experienced sales team at ResortQuest SunDestin will help them find the location best suited for their unique needs. SunDestin is in the heart of all of the action and provides every luxurious amenity under the sun.

At a Glance ▪▪ PRIVATE BEACH ▪▪ BALLROOM UP TO 100 GUESTS ▪▪ RESTAURANT AND BAR SERVICES ▪▪ INDOOR VENUES ▪▪ OUTDOOR VENUES ▪▪ CONDOMINIUM RENTALS

“Our own beautiful beach, attractive ballroom, relaxing pool deck and spacious condominium units ensure that your wedding experience will be worry-free and memorable. Have your breath taken away with your wedding day view of the Gulf, and your sun kissed by glowing Northwest Florida sunshine.” - Joyce Serina, Director of Sales PHOTOS COURTESY OF RESORTQUEST

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TOPS’L BEACH & RACQUET RESORT MANAGED BY RESORTQUEST Tranquil. Full-Service. Alluring. // Destin

“The staff was amazing and answered any question we had throughout the entire process. They were more than willing to help us with everything and anything we needed. We received countless compliments from guests on how beautiful the reception was and how amazing the food tasted and the variety of options.

At a Glance ▪▪ RESORT AMENITIES ▪▪ 52 PRIVATE ACRES ▪▪ FINE AND CASUAL DINING ▪▪ INDOOR VENUES ▪▪ OUTDOOR VENUES ▪▪ SAUNA AND SPA SERVICE ▪▪ PRIVATE HOMES, CONDO AND VILLA RENTALS

“It was the perfect location, off the beaten path yet still very central to conveniences and city attractions. I definitely recommend Tops’l to everyone because our day was absolutely stress-free and without a doubt one of the most amazing nights of our lives.” - Sage Niktin, Navarre, Florida PHOTOS COURTESY OF RESORTQUEST

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from coast to city to country Equal parts eclectic and electric, Northwest Florida’s cityscapes offer an interesting mix of industrial, rustic, classic and contemporary options. Polished and conveniently positioned, these city-centric venues speak to a wide variety of couples all looking for the same thing — their perfect place.


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Glistening gold drips from the art deco decor. Champagne towers overflow and flasks of moonshine are slyly passed. Women in beaded, jewel-tone dresses dance to a live jazz band with men in their dashing tuxedos. The party is in full swing, but all eyes are on the bride — not Jay Gatsby. Since the release of the lavishly revamped “Great Gatsby” in 2013, couples have written favorable endings to Jay and Daisy’s story with their own 1920s themed weddings. The extravagance and luxury of the period have moved from the pages of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s greatest work to wedding venues nationwide. Northwest Florida may be far removed from the hustle and bustle that characterized New York City in the Roaring ’20s, but high glamour can still be achieved here. When wedding planners look past the region’s unmatched blend of beautiful beaches and wildlife and think “big city,” they’re likely to be drawn to Tallahassee. The capital city is booming with urban enhancements but retains much of its past. “If you walk around downtown Tallahassee, it is like a movie set recreating the 1920s with brick buildings, wrap around balconies, gas lamps, magnolias and live oaks,” said Jay Revell, executive director of Tallahassee Downtown. “Your entire wedding weekend could revolve around the ’20s theme in downtown,” he continued. “The groomsmen could gather and smoke cigars on the balcony at the Governor’s Club, then be fitted for tuxes at Nic’s Toggery. A bridal brunch could take place at one of the many historic homes or The Double Tree. The ceremony could occur at the


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chain of parks under the sparkling lights hung from live oaks and then the couple could ride off in a vintage car down the brick streets.” The Edison restaurant, formerly the city’s electric and light plant, occupies a building constructed in 1921. The magnificent brick structure no longer provides power to the city, but instead provides residents with captivating ambience and innovative cuisine. “The building lends itself to the Roaring ’20s theme with its brass and copper fixtures, the mirrors, the lighting, the exposed brick and the speakeasy-style bar with Prohibition-inspired cocktails,” said Melinda McDaniel, director of special events at The Edison. “If you choose the ’20s theme, we are equipped to bring you the elegance and carefree spirit of that time period.” A venue brimming with history yearns to be filled with sparkling gold accents, peacock feathers, steamer trunks, vintage chairs and couches, cutglass decanters and antique books. And one must, of course, dress the part. For the bride, a vintage lace dress or beaded drop waist gown accompanied by pinned curls and pearls. Her flappers — otherwise known as bridesmaids — would look ravishing in jewel-tone dresses. Satin headbands adorned with feathers or long strands of pearls make for vintage accessories. As for the gentlemen, they’d look rather dapper in tuxedos, bowties and slicked back hair — and don’t forget the personalized flasks concealed in their pockets. Remember that alcohol is a luxury and a self-indulgent secret. Libations might include champagne towers, bathtub gin and under-the-table moonshine. Guests might nosh on hors d'oeuvres served on gold platters or be seated for more formal fare.

“For a 1920s-themed menu, I envision extravaNothing says gance,” said John Minas, The Edison’s executive chef. romance quite “Oysters Rockefeller, shrimp cocktail, flat iron steak like a touch of vintage glamour. If with Delmonico potatoes, lobster tails with butter you have an Oldsauce, mussels, clams and caviar. Old-school French Hollywood kind of love, this style desserts were popular, and a flambéing meringue could be an ideal would be a fun touch.” choice. Whether you are looking to go all out, as a true Gatsby would, or just add a touch of beloved vintage to your big day, this classic look has staying power. As Fitzgerald once said, “I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.”

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FSU ALUMNI CENTER Stately. Brilliant. Fitting. // Tallahassee

“I was not the girl who grew up planning her dream wedding. I really knew nothing about what I wanted for a wedding until we got engaged. Since we met in Tallahassee during an FSU Homecoming weekend, we agreed it would only be fitting that we look into getting married in the home of our alma mater. When we found out that we could get married at the Florida State University Alumni Center, we couldn’t wait to see the venue and find out what they had to offer.

At a Glance ▪▪ INDOOR VENUE ▪▪ OUTDOOR VENUE ▪▪ CATERING SERVICES ▪▪ PLANNING AND COORDINATION ▪▪ RENTAL SERVICES ▪▪ RESTAURANT SERVICES ▪▪ DECORATING SERVICES 

“The team there made sure we felt special, like we were the only bride and groom that ever mattered. The venue really catered to our vision of our perfect wedding. From the food stations, to the setup of the room creating a warm and intimate setting for our family and friends to enjoy the night under the café lights, the entire night was exactly what we had hoped for.” - Jill Bellack Lavoie, Plantation, Florida PHOTOS BY KAY MEYER

(850) 644-2737 // AndrewsCatering.com 1030 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32304

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Industrial. Illuminated. Delicious. // Tallahassee “At The Edison, the beauty is in the details, and our team is dedicated to ensuring every detail of your wedding day is absolutely perfect. It’s hard not to fall in love with the historic brick building or the stunning view overlooking the rolling hills and gorgeous waterfall at Cascades Park.” - Eddie Kring, Director of Sales and Catering

At a Glance ▪ INDOOR VENUE ▪ OUTDOOR VENUE ▪ CATERING SERVICES ▪ PLANNING AND COORDINATION ▪ RESTAURANT SERVICES ▪ ADJACENT TO CASCADES PARK ▪ CONVENIENT DOWNTOWN LOCATION

“It’s an honor to channel my deep-rooted passion for fine cuisine into creating the perfect menu for a couple’s special day. I promise, our internationally inspired cuisine offers both the variety and quality that will have wedding guests raving for years to come.” - John Minas, Executive Chef

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(850) 792-6319 // EdisonTally.com 470 Suwannee St., Tallahassee, FL 32301

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FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON TALLAHASSEE DOWNTOWN Metropolitan. All-Encompassing. Electric. // Tallahassee

“Planning a dream wedding can be an intense process, but our wedding experience with Four Points by Sheraton was nothing less than amazing! With thorough planning, the Four Points wedding staff was able to pull off a flawless execution of our wedding reception and provided personable customer service to not only Josh and me, but to our guests. They provided expert advice on innovative ideas and unique touches that would help the event stand out while matching our unique style. With the help of Kendyl, the catering sales manager, and her team, Josh and I truly had a memorable wedding reception. I fully recommend the Four Points by Sheraton to any bride looking for a wonderful, personable, hassle-free venue to have their wedding reception.” - Anabelle Nearhoof, San Juan, Puerto Rico PHOTOS BY J&J WEDDINGS

At a Glance ▪▪ INDOOR VENUE ▪▪ OUTDOOR VENUE ▪▪ CATERING SERVICES ▪▪ ACCOMMODATIONS ▪▪ HONEYMOON OPTIONS ▪▪ RESTAURANT SERVICES

(850) 422-0071 // FourPointsTallahasseeDowntown.com 316 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32301

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THE VESSEL Selecting the container for the welcome bag (or box, tote, carton, basket, mug, etc.) is almost as important as what’s placed inside. Before splurging on that gorgeous handwoven basket at the farmers market down the road, remember that the expense won’t stop there — you’ll also have to fill it 50-plus times. “It goes along a continuum from something real simple to large gift baskets,” said Pam Bauer, an established hotelier and current sales consultant at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Tallahassee. Traditional gift bags — possibly printed or stamped with the couples’ monogram — are the most common. Local craft supply stores or online retailers (here’s looking at you, Etsy) may hold different options for brides who are thinking outside the bag.

Wowing with the Welcome Bag A How-to for Adding a Personal Touch By Chay D. Baxley // Photos by Lawrence Davidson Illustration by Rebecca Taylor It used to be that welcome bags were reserved strictly for destination weddings — a tube of sunscreen, some cheap sunglasses and a sweet note from the bride and groom to get guests feeling festive. Today though, welcome bags have been completely reimagined. And why not? As the first point of contact with out-of-town guests, these tiny gifts are often seen as gestures of goodwill and an honest-to-goodness “thank you” to loved ones who have traveled from near and far to witness the blessed event. “It’s very common,” said Briana Hudson, the front desk supervisor at Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown, “but at the same time no one really expects it. Being able to watch it all happen, that element of surprise is just really cool.”

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THE SWAG “Most people do snacks and drinks,” explained Jeri C. Madden, catering and events sales manager and colleague of Bauer’s at the DoubleTree. “I always suggest a pack of gum or mints to go along with it. Just something for them to carry in their pocket.” Highlighting the couple’s favorite treats, or the local flavor, is always encouraged. In Northwest Florida, that could mean including something as delicious as locally sourced tupelo honey or a coveted “Fear the Spear” T-shirt. Beyond the fun and funky, gifts of a practical nature are always appreciated: Water, trail mix, maps of the area, brochures from the best museums and outdoor activities, and nearby restaurant menus make for great additions.

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THE PRESENTATION Simplicity is crucial not only for the creator of the gift’s sanity, but also for the distributor. Try to conceptualize something that will travel well and still look clean and crisp by the time the concierge smilingly hands it to the wedding guests at checkin. Another tip: Don’t get too caught up in personalizing each welcome bag. Uniformity is encouraged so that Aunt Lou from the bride’s camp doesn’t receive a note for Uncle John on the groom’s side.


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TALLAHASSEE DOWNTOWN Dynamic. Lively. Classic. // Tallahassee

“All my life I dreamed of a wedding reception in a gorgeous ballroom. When I saw the beautiful chandeliers hanging outside of the DoubleTree by Hilton, I knew I had found the place! The ceremony was at the First Presbyterian Church across the street, which welcomed us with open arms. I had a dream team of amazing vendors that helped me pull everything together.

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“The beauty of downtown on a Sunday evening made the perfect backdrop for the most important and beautiful day of my life. [Eric and I] are the luckiest people I know to have found each other — and to have made the most perfect wedding day together in Downtown Tallahassee.” - Tracy Godin, Tallahassee, Florida

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TALLAHASSEE DOWNTOWN Dynamic. Lively. Classic. // Tallahassee

“Jay and I love the charm and character of Downtown Tallahassee. From the beautiful old buildings to the pretty parks and the funky street art, Tallahassee’s downtown had everything we wanted and more for our wedding day. We settled on the Governor’s Club for our reception because it is so classic and beautiful — it’s a Tallahassee institution. Laura Kalinoski, who manages all events at the Governor’s Club and the rest of the team made us, our family and guests feel at home. They were attentive, accommodating and provided top-notch service. The whole wedding was a blast, but my favorite part was saying our vows. I married my dream guy and best friend.” - Sarah Revell, Tallahassee, Florida

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At a Glance ▪ DESTINATION WEDDINGS ▪ INDOOR VENUES ▪ OUTDOOR VENUES ▪ RESTAURANT SERVICES ▪ RESORT STAYS

SayIDoDowntown.com // TallahasseeDowntown.com 106 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32301

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HOTEL DUVAL | Autograph Collection Iconic. Distinguished. Contemporary. // Tallahassee

“As a member of Marriott’s exclusive Autograph Collection, Hotel Duval is ‘Exactly Like Nothing Else.’  We strive to create the delightfully unexpected through our one-of-a-kind, curated wedding services. “We specialize in boutique wedding experiences that are more intimate and personal. We can create the perfect ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, bridal luncheon, bachelor and bachelorette party or going away brunch all while hosting your friends and family in our deluxe accommodations and preparing for a luxurious honeymoon stay in one of our well-appointed suites. From eclectic to chic, from artsy to luxurious, our hotel caters to each couple. Brides are drawn to the originality, rich character and uncommon details that Hotel Duval can provide.” - Pam Monnier, Director of Catering & Events PHOTOS BY ELIZABETH DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY, DEDE EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY, KYLENE AND RYAN STUDIOS AND WOODLAND FIELDS PHOTOGRAPHY

At a Glance ▪▪ INDOOR VENUES ▪▪ OUTDOOR VENUES ▪▪ CATERING ▪▪ HONEYMOON ACCOMMODATIONS ▪▪ PLANNING AND COORDINATION ▪▪ RESTAURANT - SHULA’S 347 GRILL

(850) 224-6000 // HotelDuval.com 415 N Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32301

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SOCIAL CATERING & EVENTS Delectable. Ingenious. Neighborly. // Tallahassee

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“Our goal at Social Catering & Events is to redefine expectations when it comes to the food and drink on your big day. We know our brides and grooms want the same culinary and cocktail creativity they have come to expect at their favorite restaurant or bar, and we are here to create an experience as unique as each client we work with.” - Angela Walker, Managing Partner, Operations & Culinary PHOTOS BY WILD LIGHT FILMS

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Hospitable. Genial. Intentional. // Tallahassee “The Gathering is truly a one-of-a-kind space that seamlessly blends an urban, industrial design with the deep-rooted principles of Southern hospitality. Where else can you find a beautifully styled indoor space with a private outdoor patio, views of Doak Campbell Stadium, outstanding service and access to the best nightlife after your event, all in the heart of downtown Tallahassee? It’s such a special place, and we can’t wait to share it with our brides and grooms.” - Amanda Morrison, Director of Sales PHOTOS BY WILD LIGHT FILMS

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(850) 228-6817 // info@socialcateringandevents.com SocialCateringAndEvents.com

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from coast to city to country Nothing says romance like the rolling hills and ancient oaks of Northwest Florida. Dreaming of a cozy barn ceremony? We’ve got you covered. A night of dancing under the stars? Not a problem. Whatever your preference, the understated elegance of a classic country setting will let your unique story shine. NORTHWEST FLORIDA WEDDINGS 2016

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Figuring Out Florals Is Easier when you Have a Look in Mind By Rebecca Padgett

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LAVENDER Take a whiff of the lavender in your bouquet to instantly relieve your wedding day jitters. The soothing tone and scent do well as sprigs present throughout a spray or as stalks wrapped in a ribbon.


Roses might be red and violets are certainly blue, but the modern bride doesn’t seem to notice. Ditching traditional approaches in favor of ideas that are whimsical and surprising, she’s inspired by the stunning pictures of brides who have gone before her. Darin Jones, owner of Tallahassee-based Designs by Darin, has seen the Internet-inspiration trend catch on. “Most brides already have a look in mind and will bring photos or Pinterest-inspiration boards to our consultation,” says Jones. “It’s my job to find the flowers that fit their budget while also achieving the look the bride wants to create.”

WHITE ANEMONE The white anemone is likely the mysterious white flower with midnight blue center that you have pinned relentlessly on your wedding board. “These are seasonal flowers generally available from late December to June,” Jones explains.

SUCCULENTS Succulents add a modern and eclectic touch next to timeless flowers. Plus, they make for an excellent keepsake as they can be planted after the wedding.

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HYDRANGEA Hydrangeas are small flowers that make a large impact. “The blue and white hydrangeas are budget friendly and go a long way in an arrangement,” Jones advises.

EUCALYPTUS Colorful bulbs and blooms need a bit of greenery interspersed. “Seeded eucalyptus is very popular for its gray appearance and aromatic smell,” says Jones.

BERRIES AND FRUITS Blackberries, figs, small citrus, plums, hypercium berries, privet berries and holly berries are just some examples of fruits that can be used for adornment. We won’t tell if you decide to nibble on your bouquet. Edible arrangements, indeed.

RANUNCULUS With the appearance of spiraled crepe paper, ranunculus are dainty and delicate. “My personal favorite are the Japanese variety as they have enormous blooms,” offers Jones.

PEONIES Peonies are the new roses. They are large in size and add elegance to bouquets and centerpieces. Beware though, they can definitely be a budget-buster.

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making it happen In Northwest Florida, we know who’s who. From planners to paper products, our affiliates have made a name for themselves across the region. Always ahead of the next big trends, these service providers can make any planning process a breeze, giving the bride and groom time to focus on what’s really important — each other.


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A successful wedding hashtag involves more

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Technology and romance don’t always go hand in hand. So it’s understandable when some brides impose a strict ban on phones at their weddings. But for most couples tying the knot these days, the more “Likes” they get on social media, the better. With the wedding hashtag trend gaining serious momentum, recent studies have shown that more than half of weddings incorporate the fun digital sharing practice. Interested in trying it out yourself? Bryan Honhart, co-owner of Black & Hue Photography, recently took over Wedding Wire’s Instagram account for a day and picked up a few valuable tricks of his own.

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INCLUDE YOUR NAMES

The most basic and important step — incorporate both names. Maybe the last name of the bride and the first name of the groom make the hashtag. In any event, pick something that speaks to both parties. Think about the cute collaborated nicknames invented by friends. Or, if no collaboration exists, just make something up such as #EmmaHeartsNick INCORPORATE THE WEDDING DATE

A huge success for celebrities has been the incorporation of the year they married. If the wedding takes place in 2016, include both last names with the year. The hashtag needs to get to

the point. “I try to avoid long hashtags because you don’t want to have three paragraphs worth of little hashtags,” advises Honhart. CHOOSE A PUN

“Couples always turn last names into some sort of pun for a wedding,” Honhart notes. If both parties have long last names, the best option is to choose a fun or catchy phrase that speaks to the personalities of both parties. Rhymes and synonyms usually help. CAPITALIZE EACH SEPARATE IDEA

Capitalizing each component of your hashtag makes its less confusing for guests. Since no


spaces or punctuation marks can be used in a hashtag, the phrase will be easier to absorb and much less prone to typos. Of course, all lowercase or a combination of the two will work just as well for sharing purposes. “Five years down the road you can just type in your hashtag from your wedding,” says Honhart, “and you will find random shots that you missed that you didn’t even know were happening.” ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF THE HASHTAG

Once both parties have decided on the hashtag, enter it into the search bar on your chosen social media platform. If a surplus of wedding photos appears with the same hashtag, think about changing a letter, number or entire word. The best hashtags are the ones not in circulation at all. After all, the purpose of a successful hashtag is a clean slate where all photos are compiled neatly. MARKET THE HASHTAG

If you plan ahead, you can place the hashtag on the “save-the-date” invitation and wedding website. In addition, most couples create signage to place around the wedding venue that emphasizes the hashtag. According to Honhart, a DIY photo booth area is the perfect place to showcase the hashtag. “They’ll set out a Polaroid camera, a bunch of props, fake mustaches, hats and sombreros, just the craziest things you’ve ever seen. Usually they’ll have a sign with the Instagram logo alongside their hashtag. I recommend having it out at cocktail hour when everyone’s finally relaxed and on their phones, and they can do some candid stuff there with the hashtag.” LOOK BACK AND ‘LIKE’

Hashtagable moments happen all throughout the wedding planning process. From the engagement party to the day-after brunch, it’s so much fun to keep track of your favorite memories through perfectly customized hashtags.

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The greatest gift of the wedding hashtag is preserving moments the bride and groom were busy enjoying. Hashtags capture the day through the eyes of family and friends. Photos from the hashtag will inspire reminiscing for years to come. Just don’t forget about what’s really important: Your wedding is about your marriage more than anything. Enjoy the day.

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ANDREW’S CATERING

Calculated. Celebrated. Flavorful. // Tallahassee “For my wedding, I combined the beautiful outdoors of Apalachicola with a formal, sit-down dinner inside the Robert Lindsley Studio Gallery. The ceremony was beautiful, but the filet and salmon dinner was really where we started celebrating. After that, a night filled with champagne and dancing left everyone smiling. It also helped to hear over and over again that the food we had was the best many had ever had at a wedding. Andrew’s Catering provided an abundance of information in a timely manner, and they thought of things I never would have. For example, they had the idea to provide hors d’oeuvres to the bridal party during pictures so they wouldn’t miss out on the great food. They also provided an extensive catering list with more options than I knew what to do with. The team at Andrew’s did everything, from the moment we booked them to the end of the best day of my life.” - Lauren Hampton Farmer, Lynn Haven, Florida PHOTOS BY JOSH MCLAWHORN AND ANNA KINCHEN

At a Glance ▪▪ INDOOR VENUE ▪▪ OUTDOOR VENUE ▪▪ CATERING SERVICES ▪▪ PLANNING AND COORDINATION ▪▪ RENTAL SERVICES ▪▪ RESTAURANT SERVICES ▪▪ DECORATING SERVICES

(850) 644-2767 // AndrewsCatering.com 1030 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, Fl 32304

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JOHN GANDY EVENTS

Trendsetting. Imaginative. Polished. // Tallahassee “When anyone asks me what I couldn't have lived without during our wedding planning process, John Gandy is my answer. Hands down.

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“After seeing his amazing warehouse and all of the decor he had, I knew my day could look just as I had always imagined. His expertise, inventory and personality made him such a pleasure to work with. You don't have to worry about a single thing beyond simply showing up and being the bride. We had amazing spring weather, we were surrounded by all of our closest family and friends who traveled near and far and it was the perfect start to William and my new life together.” - Lauren Bevis, Tallahassee, Florida

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JOHN GANDY EVENTS Personal. Creative. Unmatched. // Tallahassee

“I chose John Gandy because the services and resources he has are unmatched. John Gandy and his team made me feel like an absolute princess and made sure every detail was handled. He allowed my family and I to truly enjoy the entire process and day. He took the time to get to know Corbett and I personally and that allowed him to customize our wedding to our personalities. “My favorite part of my wedding was definitely when I was at the altar saying my vows. Although there were nearly 500 people in the church I felt in that moment it was only Corbett and I. My favorite part of my reception was walking in and seeing all of my ideas and dreams come to life. It was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Drinking, eating and dancing with all of your favorite people in the world — life doesn’t get much better than that.” - Sara Noel Proctor, Tallahassee, Florida PHOTOS BY TERRI SMITH

At a Glance ▪ COORDINATION ▪ DESIGN & DÉCOR INSTALLATION ▪ FURNITURE & DÉCOR RENTALS ▪ PRODUCTION

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Meet the Wedding Planner

A Yearlong Wedding Timeline to Organize Your Dream Wedding By Anjelica MacGregor

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Piecing together an immaculate wedding takes a lot of planning. To help a vision come to life, here is a wedding timeline that answers all of your pre-bridal questions. Use this plan to help customize that dream wedding of yours.


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Discuss and settle on a budget. □ Pick a season of the wedding. Being flexible on exact dates will give you a larger selection of venues. □ Research locations for the venue and start touring. □ Have an engagement party! And yes, it’s OK to create a registry beforehand. □ Book the venue. □

10 MONTHS BEFORE Determine wedding style. Shop for and order your gown. □ If not provided by the venue, start looking for catering companies that will incorporate the wedding theme. □ Research and book wedding vendors, including the videographer, photographer and reception band or D.J. □ Hire an officiant. □ Take engagement photographs. □ Select the bridal party. □ Consider researching a wedding insurance policy to protect all deposits. □ □

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Make a wedding website. Go to the gown fitting with the maid of honor. □ Order bridesmaid dresses and flower girl attire. □ Research and order wedding rings. □ Start researching honeymoon options. □ Block off hotel rooms for guests. □ Collect names and addresses for the guest list. □ □

6 MONTHS BEFORE

Book the honeymoon. Send save-the-dates. Renew or get passports if the honeymoon is abroad. □ Research ideas for wedding favors. □ Reserve rental equipment: tables, tents, chairs, linens, decorations, etc. □ Reserve transportation services. □ Update wedding website. □ Order the cake. □ Hire a calligrapher for wedding invitations. □ □ □

4 MONTHS BEFORE

Rent the groomsmen formal attire. □ Plan the rehearsal dinner. □ Ensure vendors are aware of plans. □ Finalize hair and makeup options. □ Finalize guest list and send invitations to calligrapher. □ Order wedding favors. □ Purchase wedding accessories: baskets, candles, ring pillows, linens. □ Finalize menu. □

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Enjoy a full-on spa day. Enhance that inner glow with a tan plus a mani-pedi. □ Package bridesmaid and groomsmen’s gifts. □ Reconfirm all final components with all vendors. □

Apply for marriage license. Get everything printed. Finalize wedding song. Have the final gown fitting and the dress pressed. □ Create the wedding program for guests. □ □ □ □

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Have the bridal shower and bachelorette party. □ Confirm honeymoon and travel arrangements □ Call guests who have not sent their RSVP. □

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DAY BEFORE Attend the rehearsal dinner. □ Hand out bridal gifts. □ Ensure all final balances for the reception are paid. □ Provide vendors and the wedding team with an emergency contact number. □ Give the marriage license to your officiant. □

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Breathe, get married and look forward to a beautiful life together.

Finalize wedding-day schedule and share the schedule with everyone. □ Go over music with the D.J. or band. □ Send the must-get shot lists to the photographer and determine timing for portraits. □ Attend all pre-wedding beauty appointments — think waxings, haircut, hair coloring, facials, etc. □ Confirm final headcount. □ Pack for the wedding night and honeymoon. □ Finalize seating arrangement. □

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FISHER’S FLOWERS AND EVENTS Personalized. Vibrant. Inventive. // Santa Rosa Beach

“Fisher’s Flowers’ versatility was especially important to us since we had three big events to plan: an Indian ceremony and reception, a rehearsal dinner/beach bonfire and a traditional Western ceremony and reception.

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“Grove with Fisher’s is an extremely kind, creative, down-to-earth and hardworking designer. She’s not simply a florist — she works to understand the personalities of the bride and groom, plus their families, to make sure the event’s design feels unique and true to them. Fisher’s understood the combination we wanted — warm, festive and elegant. Guests loved the dance floor, the beautiful beach and the joyful spirit. More than a year later, our friends continue to rave about how wonderful each of our events was.” - Meera Rennicke, New York, New York PHOTOS BY HARDY KLAHOLD

(850) 622-0056 // FishersFlowersAndEvents.com 416 S. County Hwy. 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

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making it happen NO WORRIES VACATION RENTALS Imagine stepping out the doors of your stunning vacation rental home onto a white sugar sand beach with breathtaking views of emerald waters. Now, imagine your wedding ceremony occurring at the same location. No Worries Vacation Rentals makes dreams a reality by specializing in rentals for honeymoons and wedding venues alike. Their exquisite properties span along the most pristine beaches in the country ­­­­— Mexico Beach, WindMark Beach, Cape San Blas and 30A. So … what are you waiting for?

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(850) 229-6344 NoWorriesVacationRentals.com 101 Good Morning St. Port St. Joe, FL 32456

PURE & COUTURE Everyone deserves proper pampering on their wedding day. Whether it’s a fresh color and intricate updo for the bride or a bit of good grooming for the fellows, Pure & Couture specializes in wedding and event services. Brides-tobe will literally blush over the makeup services provided, including eyelash extensions, waxing and organic sunless tanning. Both salon and on-location services are offered to meet all the needs of your special day.

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(850) 424-3935 PureAndCouture.com 36150 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Destin, FL 32541

BRIDAL HAIR & MAKEUP BY ANNE Whether you are a beach babe bride seeking a sun-kissed glow and softly swept waves or a classic lady in search of the perfect updo and red lips, Bridal Hair & Makeup By Anne will professionally accomplish your perfect wedding style. All along the Emerald Coast, the team offers on-site hair and makeup artistry for bridal parties.

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(904) 966-9663 HairDesignsByAnne@yahoo.com Instagram: @hairbyannecochran

DESTIN WEDDING LINENS Destin Wedding Linens offers full-service linen rentals in an exceptional selection of colors, styles, fabrics and sizes. From tablecloths, runners, skirting and napkins to chair covers and accessories, they have the perfect solution for making your wedding unforgettable. Whether it’s an intimate rehearsal dinner or a grand reception, guests will appreciate the style that your linens bring. Tables and chairs dressed in the finest of linens will add a touch of decadence to your most cherished day.

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(850) 598-7464 thena@destinweddinglinens.com DestinWeddingLinens.com


RUSSELL RAINEY, DMD Weddings are filled with excitement, love and beauty; whether you are the bride, groom or another member of the wedding party, everyone wants to look their best on this very special day! You’ve heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Come wedding day, it may as well be worth a million. Make sure your smile is at its best with Invisalign treatment from the skilled professionals at Dr. Rainey’s office in Tallahassee. This treatment uses clear, removable aligners that will easily integrate into your timeline to prepare for your celebration. Come see what makes us the dental experience you’ve been looking for!

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

(850) 222-2446 DrRainey.com 221 E 7th Ave Tallahassee, FL 32303

GT ENTERTAINMENT GT Entertainment is the most awarded DJ company in Northwest Florida. With a goal to make sure each client has the “best day ever,” this mobile DJ is as professional as he is fun. “We understand that your wedding plans started long before you got engaged,” laughed the owner himself, Greg Tish. “We take tremendous pride in making sure your day is everything you’ve ever dreamed of.”

DJ & EMCEEING SERVICES

TallahasseeDJ.com info@tallahasseedj.com

COTON COLORS Conveniently positioned in Tallahassee’s Market District, and with simple online registry access, Coton Colors is the perfect stop for celebrating blushing brides. Find a little happy in every moment of your wedding with Coton Colors — from the “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” asks and gifts for favorite future mother-in-laws, to favors for every guest.

BRIDAL GIF TS & REGISTRY

(877) 801-1292 Coton-Colors.com Multiple locations and online

A BRIDE’S RIDE Roll away on your big day in style with a luxurious, vintage car from A Bride’s Ride. Their 1953 Packard Convertible is a timeless favorite with its beautiful ivory exterior and rich burgundy interior. New Mr. and Mrs. will look effortlessly refined cruising in or posing with this classic car. Rent a piece of history for moments that will serve as memories for years to come.

V I N TA G E C A R R E N TA L S

(850) 581-3370 abridesride@gmail.com ABridesRide.com

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HILLY FIELDS FLORIST Fresh. Meaningful. Radiant. // Tallahassee

“I first learned of Hilly Fields Florist because they designed the bouquet for my sister’s wedding. It was so gorgeous and unique, I knew they would do a great job for my wedding as well.” “The women at Hilly Fields were always accommodating and available. I felt like they really cared about making our wedding beautiful. And you can’t beat their level of experience. They had worked with my venue before and knew exactly what I needed, like where to place floral arrangements so that they got maximum exposure. Even though I had spent so much time going over how I wanted it to look, it was more beautiful than I could have imagined!” - Kathryn Barker Sumner, Tallahassee, Florida PHOTOS BY BLACK AND HUE PHOTOGRAPHY AND ALICIA OSBORNE PHOTOGRAPHY

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At a Glance ▪▪ FLORAL SERVICES ▪▪ RENTAL SERVICES ▪▪ GIFT BASKETS ▪▪ FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS ▪▪ GIFT SHOP

(850) 656-2118 // HillyFieldsFlorist.com 2475 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 108 Tallahassee, FL 32301


HILTON SANDESTIN BEACH GOLF RESORT & SPA Kissed by the warm salty breezes of the Gulf, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect choice for the couple in search of a timeless beach ceremony and an overall experience highlighted by unprecedented customer service on the beautiful Emerald Coast. Wedding guests will adore this spot for its understated glamour, convivial atmosphere and gorgeous amenities. This resort can deliver it all, from pre-wedding rituals to postnuptial relaxation.

RESORT & VENUE

(850) 267-9500 HiltonSandestinBeach.com 4000 S. Sandestin Blvd. Miramar Beach, FL 32550

SERENITY BY THE SEA SPA Be sure to include a visit to Serenity by the sea Spa when planning your wedding weekend activities. The full-service spa at Hilton Sandestin Beach is the perfect place to relax away those pre-wedding jitters with a menu of massage, facial and body treatments. And a recent expansion to the Image Center allows the entire wedding party to enjoy a spa-style bridesmaid’s lunch as well as beautifying together with hair services, manicures and pedicures.

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(850) 622-9595 SerenitybytheseaSpa.com 4000 S. Sandestin Blvd. Miramar Beach, FL 32550

THE COASTAL BALLROOM The newest addition to the event spaces at Hilton Sandestin Beach is the Coastal Ballroom, completed in spring 2015. The 7,500-square-foot space, which can be divided into three smaller sections, features an open-ceiling concept — it’s black with “clouds” that can give the appearance of a romantic starry night during your wedding festivities. The resort has 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venues, so you’re sure to find the perfect spot for your ceremony, reception and other wedding gatherings.

VENUE

(850) 267-9500 HiltonSandestinBeach.com 4000 S. Sandestin Blvd. Miramar Beach, FL 32550

SEAGAR’S PRIME STEAKS AND SEAFOOD When only the best will do, treat your guests to an event at Seagar’s, the only AAA-Four Diamond-rated steakhouse on the Emerald Coast. Private rooms are available for groups of all sizes, making the New York-style steakhouse perfect for everything from small family gatherings to elegant rehearsal dinners. Chef Dan Vargo will create a menu to suit your style, featuring Prime beef and fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood. Seagar’s also features the largest wine list on the coast, with more than 600 labels to choose from.

R E S TA U R A N T & C AT E R I N G

(850) 622-1500 Seagars.com 4000 S. Sandestin Blvd. Miramar Beach, FL 32550

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SANDESTIN GOLF AND BEACH RESORT Make memories to cherish for a lifetime at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Offering the largest selection of luxurious venues on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast, Sandestin is the perfect backdrop for your special day. From sugary white sand beaches and lush green lawns, to elegant stately ballrooms and serene bayfront terraces, Sandestin can make your perfect wedding a dream come true.

RESORT & VENUE

(866) 748-7863 Sandestin.com/flwed 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Destin, FL 32550

TOM & THE CATS Tom & the Cats are wedding reception legends that get the party going. With catchy dance music and a guaranteed night to remember, no matter the theme of your wedding Tom & the Cats has the music to match. A 2015 Best of Tallahassee winner for Best Local Band, their smooth vocals and dynamic instrumentals captivate guests — leaving them no choice but to make their way to the dance floor. The bands motto says it all, “It ain’t nothing but a party, baby!”

M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

(850) 566-3018 TomAndTheCats.net richardbevis@embarqmail.com

GULF COAST FACIAL PLASTICS & ENT CENTER For a face of perfection on your wedding day, plan ahead for a glowing appearance. The offices of Gulf Coast Facial Plastics provide Botox and numerous injectable options that offer volume where it’s needed and smoothness where you want it. Chemical Peels (both light and deep) can give your skin the youthful glow you desire. And remember – it’s always best to plan ahead! Contact our RN Aesthetician, Donna Rizzuto.

BEAUTY BOOTCAMP

(850) 784-7722 Opt. 1, Ext. 3 GulfCoastFacialPlastics.com 200 Doctors Dr. Panama City, FL 32405

GULF COAST FACIAL PLASTICS & ENT CENTER Not happy with your profile? Dr. Daniel Daube, Double Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Facial Plastics and ENT physician, provides computerassisted consultations allowing potential patients to consider nose contouring as well as chin, cheek or lip implants. Surgery for prominent ears may also be a consideration. Have concerns? Bring a list and let Dr. Daube at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics & ENT Center address all your needs.

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(850) 784-7722 GulfCoastFacialPlastics.com 200 Doctors Dr. Panama City, FL 32405


BELLAGIO NAIL & DAY SPA Escape stress into a world of total comfort, relaxation and rejuvenation. Treat yourself to a luxurious experience, pick the perfect polish for your tips and toes and indulge in refreshments from the spa’s fully stocked bar. Our friendly and professional staff will pamper and perfect all of your beauty needs. Kick off the bachelorette party or bridal shower with our private room complete with music, drinks and complete relaxation.

(850) 912-4488 BellagioDaySpaPensacola.com 5010 Bayou Blvd., Suite 103 Pensacola, FL 32503

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MY FAVORITE THINGS When your guests first see the invitation to the most special day of your life, you can be certain that they will give it more than a passing glance. Be sure to choose an invitation that reflects your taste and style. Let My Favorite Things be your personal stationer. Their trained consultants can assist with all your etiquette questions while helping to create an invitation that will perfectly set the mood and tone of your wedding.

S TAT I O N E R Y & R E G I S T R Y

(850) 681-2824 ShopMFT.com 1410 Market St., C3 Tallahassee, FL 32312

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making it happen HEARTH & SOUL Hearth & Soul is a gathering place reminiscent of the home where you are invited to relax and refresh while discovering beautiful things for you and your registry. Unique, curated items will entice your senses, enhance your style and every room of your home from the family room and kitchen to the bed and bath to his and her closets. Designed to delight and simplify your life, Hearth & Soul embraces all the things that make a house a home to make it much more than a store. Explore women’s and men’s apparel, gifts, kitchen, entertaining and home accessories. 

REGISTRY AND GIF TS

(850) 894-SOUL HearthAndSoul.com 1410 Market St. – D1 Tallahassee, FL 32312

SOUTHWOOD GOLF CLUB Whether it’s a round of golf during the bachelor party or a relaxing afternoon for the father of the bride, SouthWood Golf Club offers guests an experience to remember. Renowned for its architecture, this upscale greenway is nestled among the rolling hills and ancient oak trees of Tallahassee. SouthWood provides an enjoyable yet challenging experience for golfers of all levels — making it an appreciated addition to any wedding weekend.

GOLF CLUB

(850) 942-4653 SouthWoodGolf.com 3750 Grove Park Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32311

ARTISTIC CONFECTIONS Make your wedding day even sweeter with a luxury, custom wedding cake from Artistic Confections. As members of the Tallahassee Association of Wedding Professionals and WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice winners, Artistic Confections provides top-notch service, premium ingredients, personalized memories and (most importantly) delicious flavor. From cupcakes to cookies to your beautiful wedding cake, they’ll orchestrate raw ingredients to compose a mouthwatering symphony of flavors.

WEDDING CAKES & B A K E R Y

(850) 577-3000 TallahasseeCakes.com 1712 Thomasville Road Tallahassee, FL 32303

ELLEBELLE PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN ElleBelle Photography specializes in capturing candid moments during life’s most special occasions. From the first minutes of a blissful engagement to the most meaningful day of your life as a couple, ElleBelle will highlight your love story with beautifully customized pictures. With eight years of trusted experience and six professionally trained and fully equipped photographers, ElleBelle ensures a lifetime archive of your photos and top-notch service when you tie the knot.

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(850) 228-5435 ElleBelle.pics 2957 Capital Park Dr., Suite 5 Tallahassee, FL 32301


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850-681-2824 · 800-983-2266 · ShopMFT.com 1410 Market Street , C3 · Tallahassee, Florida

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glowing skin younger appearance full lips medical spa services available Daniel Daube Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.

gulfcoastfacialplastics.com • 888.784.3223 • 850.784.7722 Two Hundred Doctors Drive, Panama City • NORTHWEST FLORIDA WEDDINGS 2016

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honeymoon destinations The wedding planning process wouldn’t be as delicious without a sweet honeymoon to look forward to. After the big day, couples deserve a chance to unwind and unplug from the rest of the world. The bride and groom who choose to honeymoon in Northwest Florida can expect nothing less than exquisite views, endless attractions and total relaxation.


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RESORTQUEST BY WYNDHAM VACATION RENTALS | NWFL HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS Relaxing. Paradise. Unforgettable. // Multiple Locations. Endless Possibilities.

At a Glance ▪▪ HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS ▪▪ HOME RENTALS ▪▪ CONDOMINIUM RENTALS

Couples who choose to honeymoon in Northwest Florida will be met with breathtaking views and exhilarating activities unlike anywhere else on Earth. From the natural simplicity of Perdido Key, to the historic and artful activities at Pensacola Beach, to the hidden gem of Navarre Beach and the attractions and nightlife of Destin, Panama City and Fort Walton beaches – Northwest Florida has a honeymoon destination ideal for every couple. The best part, though? ResortQuest offers professionally managed vacation rental homes and condominiums in all of these dreamy destinations. PHOTOS COURTESY OF RESORTQUEST

(866) 508-1512 NWFLHoneymoons.com

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Start your ever after with the unique style and expertise this day truly deserves. Relax at our poolside bar, savor delicious flavors at Juicy Blue bistro and sleep soundly in one of our luxurious, Four Comfort Beds. -Free parking -Free Wi-Fi -Fitness Center

-Free shuttle service to downtown, all campuses and airport

-Heated pool -Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily

-7,000 sq. ft. of meeting space -Full renovation in 2012

Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown | www.FourPointsTallahasseeDowntown.com

316 W. Tennessee Street, Tallahassee Florida 32301


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