Rosemary Beach Elopement
David and Natalie chose to have an intimate Rosemary Beach elopement style wedding day, on the beautiful beaches of 30a. Both had spent their childhood summers along the coast and just knew it was where they wanted to share their special day.
“We fell in love with Rosemary Beach right away because of its quaint feel and beautiful architecture,” says Natalie. “We originally wanted to have a wedding of 80-100 people in Rosemary Beach but the stress of making everyone happy was starting to outweigh what the day was supposed to be about.”
Working with 30a-List planner, Stephanie Tate with Savoir-Faire Weddings, was a key detail that helped David and Natalie tie it all together. “The experience of planning a destination wedding was easy due to our amazing wedding planner and vendors,” says Natalie. “Since Stephanie had worked with them before, it made everything very seamless,”
They traveled to Florida just once before their wedding day to finalize event details with their vendors, and even added a few of their do-it-yourself projects. “We made our own place cards for the reception using sprigs of rosemary,” says Natalie. “To do this, we shaped the sprigs of rosemary into a wreath and tied the ends together with a bow of twine.”
To stay in sync with their small, intimate feel, the couple rented two beach houses in Rosemary Beach to accommodate their family and friends. Having everyone nearby and together the entire time was exactly what David and Natalie wanted.
In the end, everything about their Rosemary Beach elopement was perfect. “If we had a wedding in Dallas, where we both live, or Oklahoma where we both are from, we would have been inclined to have a larger wedding, in turn, taking away from the relaxed, intimate feel we were both wanting,” says Natalie.
Photographer: Rae Leytham Photography
Planner: Stephanie Tate with Savoir-Faire Weddings
Ceremony: Rosemary Beach
Reception: Vue on 30A
Florist: Patricia Bilbo with Perfect Day Weddings
Cake: Kim’s Cakes
Hair: Vivo Spa Salon
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