Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Guest Blog: Tiffany Vaughan Photography --- Bold. Sassy. Chic.

Hi y'all!  I am Tiffany, owner and lead photographer of Tiffany Vaughan Photography.  I am so excited to meet you and hear all about your wedding plans!  I love everything about weddings. Every little detail that is present in a wedding day is a memory waiting to be created, from the shy, hesitant flower girls that peek down the aisle to the secret smiles and precious tears that are shared as a man and woman vow to dedicate their lives to one another and to their love. 

I get goose bumps when I check my camera and I see the sparkle in a bride's eyes as she spins in her husband's arms during their first dance. With my camera, I capture those seconds where the world stops, when even though everyone that is special to you is in the room, nothing else matters. Nothing interrupts as you hug each other tightly and twirl to your song.

Your love makes me giddy, lightheaded, butterflies in the stomach happy. Every time you kiss, I fall in love all over again. I want to know you, everything, all the little things. I want to hear how you met, when you knew they were the one, how the question was popped, what makes your love story unique. I want to know, and I want to help you remember it forever. 

It is truly my honor to participate in capturing these amazing and once in a lifetime memories. I am happy for the love you share and the forever you represent!  Let me know if you wanna grab a latte and talk weddings, it's my favorite thing to do!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Guest Blog: North Hill Chair Covers and Linens

The goal of North Hill Chair Covers & Linens is to transform any event into an elegant, memorable occasion.

North Hill Chair Covers & Linens is a family owned and operated business which rents a variety of high quality linen accessories that dramatically enhance the appearance of your wedding reception, ceremony or special event.

To ensure quality we personally set up and pick up at each event.  It is our sincere desire to create an environment as unforgettable as the event you are celebrating.

For the convenience of our brides please visit our design website for ideas and items you may wish to order:

We look forward to helping create a spectacularly memorable event for you!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Guest Blog: Pure 7 Studios....Modern, Fresh and Vintage-Inspired Photography

Pure7Studios is a photography team with a studio located in Destin, FL. Our  "family" consists of Ryan (lead photographer/studio owner/amazing visual artist), Lindsey (associate photographer/awesome office manager), and Erica (wife to Ryan/lunch-maker/micro-manager)! We truly LOVE coming to work every day and create images that will be passed down for generations.

We specialize in *artistic*romantic*dramatic*photojournalistic* photography that is modern & fresh, yet vintage-inspired. We are suckers for weddings and love meeting new people and traveling to new places. No two weddings are the same and that is what makes our job oh-so- fun. If you aren't bored by hearing about us yet, feel free to visit the "about us" on our website. If you would like to view more of our portfolio, be sure to check our blog & fanpage as well. Now on to the important part... you!

We would love to hear more about your engagement and the plans for your wedding day! If you live locally, please call us so we can schedule a no-pressure consultation here in the studio. Just a chance for us to meet, chat, look over albums, and talk all about your plans. If not, we are always happy to meet and chat via phone and email. We just think it is important for us to meet in some way, shape, or form so we can make sure we are a good fit for you (and likewise)!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Guest Blog: Life in Motion Films...Capturing Your Day Through Motion and Music

Why life in motion films wedding video?

We are Angela and Beth, partners in life in motion films, and we simply love bringing images to life through motion and music.

Our passion:  we love love what we do and are committed to unveiling your personal story; the emotions, the memories and the love overflowing on your special day.
We take our job very seriously and are excited about presenting your film in a fresh and imaginative way.

We won't direct you much ~ we'll just capture the day as it unfolds, letting you tell your own love story.

…and guess what? You'll actually remember the day you spent your whole life waiting for!

Be sure to stop by our website, peruse around some of the highlights we have created of some of our most favorite weddings.  We promise that you will love our unique approach to capturing every moment of your incredible day.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Guest Blog: The Inn on Destin Harbor..

Searching for a hotel or motel in Historic Downtown Destin Harbor District? The Inn on Destin Harbor has what you're looking for! This waterfront boutique hotel is located in the center of downtown Destin, offers waterfront rooms right on Destin Harbor, and is walking distance from award-winning Destin waterfront restaurants such as Marina Cafe and A.J.'s.
The Inn on Destin Harbor is a Destin landmark, a cozy and private retreat, perfect for an evening, weekend or weeks of relaxation and enjoyment.  The Inn is literally located right on the beautiful historic Destin Harbor, with a view of the Gulf of Mexico and East Pass from some waterfront rooms. All of our hotel rooms and lobby afford ever-changing panoramic views from private balconies. Guests enjoy a high level of service in this small boutique hotel, with 24-hour concierge service and complimentary continental breakfasts.  Our boutique waterfront hotel accommodations were professionally designed by the famous Rosemary Beach Interior Designer Gary Cooper, and Atlanta's finest hotel designer Lois Beauchan, and coordinated with feng shui concepts.   We are also walking distance to Florida's largest fishing charter boat fleet, dolphin cruises, and boating adventures.  And have you heard that Destin is one of the luckiest fishing villages?  Throw your pole in the water and just see what you can catch! We are a gorgeous location for destination weddings and would love nothing more than to share this beautiful setting with brides and grooms who travel from afar!

~ Your Wish is Our Command


Friday, February 11, 2011

BHLDN...A Collection By Anthropologie

The wedding world is a buzz and anxious for Monday!  While love is surely in the air on Cupid's Day, wedding enthusiasts will be swooning over the opportunity to see the complete collection debuted by Anthropologie....BHLDN.  Short for 'Beholden' and inspired by the Dutch word for 'to keep'.  How sweet is that?  And to be presented to the world on that day of love? Bravo ladies and gentlemen of Anthropologie, bravo.  The BHLDN line will be not only be full of bohemian, frilly, rustic, romantic and oh-so-vintage inspired brides and bridesmaid dresses, but shoes, handbags, and hairpieces to match.  Oh my!

So what facts should you know about BHLDN that will help you determine if this line could have THE dress for you?

  • All items will be available in the shop for delivery right away – no waiting 6 months for your wedding or bridesmaids dresses
  •  All the dresses have the same sizing as Anthropologie clothes – although BHLDN is a totally separate store – so you won’t have to jump up 4 sizes for your wedding dress and this makes it easier since you are buying online – and they offer easy returns if you change your mind or it doesn’t fit right.
  • All the dresses were designed to be easy for alterations so you could take it to your local tailor and they would be able to alter it no questions asked.
  • Price points range from $1000-$4000 with sizes ranging from 0-14.   Not within your budget you say? Exclusive collections by especially invited designers begin at $600!
  • All dresses will be offered free shipping and 30 day returns~amazing right?
The ladies over at Green Wedding Shoes had an opportunity to attend the exclusive fashion show and got up close and personal to some of the lovely dresses and accessories-here's a little taste of what will debut!

    Just look at the details of these fluttering butterflies!
    Would you believe that this is simply a sneak peak of what will appear on BHLDN on Monday the 14th?  Brides-to-be and wedding lovers alike will be anxiously awaiting a spectacular debut sure to be talked about all the way through the 2011 wedding season!
    Photos Courtesy of: {Green Wedding Shoes}

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Guest Blog: Tiffany Sims Photography....Creative, Natural and Fun Photography

 At Tiffany Sims Photography, my goal as a photographer is to capture a moment in time in the most creative, natural, fun and exciting way.  I love capturing the images that tell the story of your day from the “first look” to “the exit” and everything in between.

My style is a balanced mix of photojournalism, lifestyle and traditional photography while incorporating candid and arranged shots that document the day as it happens.  As a photographer I want to capture those timeless moments in your life and create pieces of art for your family and loved ones that will be cherished over many lifetimes.

I absolutely LOVE catching the real laughs, the real smiles, real tears, and real emotions.  I love to scope out great backgrounds, find the best lighting and create happy, silly, sweet, romantic, and amazing shots.  I like to create photos that show every ounce of the happiness and love you have for one another.

Tiffany Sims Photography offers a variety of Wedding Collections.  Every bride, and every wedding, is different and has different needs.  If my collections aren’t perfect for you I also create Custom Wedding Collections.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Guest Blog: Any Day DJ...Mixing the Best Beats for Your Main Event

At we pride ourselves on being the easiest DJ service to work with on the Gulf Coast. You can benefit from our years of experience as DJs, our great personalities, as well as the professional and reliable manner in which we conduct business.
We are a company locally operated and owned by ‘Pensacolians’ with over 30 years of experience in making sure your event is a blast. We have a library of over 40,000 songs and can seamlessly mix the music you pick ensuring that your ‘big day’ goes off without a hitch.
Our accolades include winning the 2004 Pensacola DJ of the year award and coming in runner-up the following three years (hey, you can't win all the time.) is the only DJ service on the Gulf Coast (GC) that can offer Latin music and a live musician+dj act.  We are also the only DJ service on the GC that offers professional dancers for your event as we are partnered up with Center Stage Ballroom Dancing.
Professional. Crowd-oriented. Rockin' the Gulf Coast scene with pride for decades.  Get your groove on to the mixes of Any Day DJ and your guests will be talking about your reception for years to come.  (And what bride and groom doesn't want that for their Big Day?!)


Friday, February 4, 2011

Guest Blog: Simply Elegant Bridal

Simply Elegant Bridal has been serving Brides along the Emerald Coast for over two decades and was voted The Emerald Coast's Best Wedding Shop 2005-2009. We have helped thousands of satisfied Brides and Grooms dress their absolute best on their “Special Day”.
Simply Elegant Bridal has a knowledgeable staff who will help you in every aspect of outfitting your entire Bridal Party. We have the largest selection of bridal and bridesmaids gowns for the Brides and “The Best" selection of Tuxedos for the Groom.
Located in the Panhandle of Florida, Simply Elegant Bridal’s reputation for pleasing brides from Pensacola, Navarre, Niceville, Destin, Seaside and Panama City…. And of course regularly from out of state.  We are here to help make your Wedding Day special. 
Family Owned and operated for 25 years, we relocated and expanded next door to our previous location in August 2006.   If you are wanting to look incredible on your upcoming big day, look no further than Simply Elegant Bridal.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Guest Blog: 654 Limo..'Diamond Quality Service'

The first of many fabulous blogs about the vendors that will be in attendance at the Absolutley Fabulous Wedding Soiree on February 24th, 2011 at Poppy's Dancin' Iguana on Destin Harbor!  Curious to know more about this fabulous event?  Check out our website for the details . Are you a future bride or know of someone that is?  E-mail us at for information on how to receive your exclusive invite!

654Limo is Northwest Florida’s premier limousine company serving the entire Emerald Coast since 2003. Voted Best of Emerald Coast for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 by Emerald Coast Magazine’s readers choice poll for excellent transportation services. They are today’s transportation industry leader in service and customer satisfaction.

If you are seeking safe, luxurious, and exquisite transportation, 654Limo is the ride for you. We offer the finest in luxury vehicles along with a professional staff. All our vehicles are in top-notch condition and handled with excellent care. Our “Diamond Quality” is second to none. Our services goes beyond transporting you and your guests. We at 654Limo believe that anyone can purchase a limo but it is the level of service that makes a limo company outstanding. That is why we pride ourselves in taking extra measure to ensure that your event is spectacular. We are known for our dependability and punctuality. Whatever the specialty of your needs, we will accommodate them.