Today’s gorgeous beach wedding from Olimb Photography and Shelby Peaden Events is filled with modern style, bold navy and green accents, and SO much happiness! The beautiful bride, Alexis, is here to share her insight into planning her stunning destination wedding:
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
Shelby Peaden, my wedding planner, was invaluable throughout the entire process. She had great relationships with all my vendors, and made incredible recommendations based on my vision. The day of the wedding she orchestrated everything beautifully. Shelby and her assistant made sure everything was in place and if there were any problems I had no clue. It made my day as stress free as possible!
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
I was planning a destination wedding so I wanted someone who was in Destin, Florida, and who had incredible reviews. Every review I read gushed about Shelby Peaden, so I had to have her!
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
My husband, Ryan, proposed to me in Destin on the beach (when I was 7 months pregnant), so we wanted to go back to where it all happened. Our son turned 1 on 9/19/13 and we got married on 9/20/13. The whole color theme was based on the guys ties. I fell in love with the color combo and designed everything from there.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
I loved how simple yet elegant the décor worked out and how it all came together. I simply just showed the florist and planner a few pintrest pages and when I walked out that afternoon it looked perfect. My absolute favorite thing is the pictures that we have to remember that day. They are priceless!!! Cassie and Andrew Olimb are truly talented. They did such an amazing job capturing all the emotion of that day. I look at them every day still!
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
EAT! I paid and planned this delicious menu and didn’t get to enjoy it because guests kept interrupting me! In all seriousness, try not to stress about the small stuff. At the end of the day you will be married and that is what it’s all about. If a major snafu happens who cares? It will make a great story in a few years!
In all seriousness, Alexis’s advice is spot on!!! I know my wedding planner friends are always trying to get their brides and grooms to sit down and enjoy their meals!
Did you see that tidbit about how Alexis was inspired by the ties that the groom and groomsmen were wearing? I love that! How about you- are your wedding colors being inspired by anything in particular?
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photographer: Olimb Photography // Event Planner: Shelby Peaden Events // Floral Designer: Myrtie Blue // Cake Designer:Bake My Day // Event Venue: Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort // Makeup Artist: Lanna Bloodworth
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