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Intimate Beach House Wedding: Stephanie & Tim in Destin

Sarah Lyn Photography

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Location: Kate’s Porch, Destin
Photography: Sarah Lyn Photography
Arch: Made by the bride
Floral Design: Florals by the Sea
Catering: Emerald Coast Catering
Cake: KaraBoo Bakery
Bridesmaids Attire: J.Crew
Groom’s Attire: J.Crew
Groomsman Attire: Bonobos
Rentals: Kent’s Special Events

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When I hear "Florida beach wedding", THIS is what I want to see: intimate, cozy, breezy, sun-filled, laid-back and effortlessly elegant. Sarah Lyn Photography brought all this to life in these images of Stephanie and Tim's beautiful beach wedding day in Destin.

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Stephanie, an R.N., and Tim, an attorney, are both architecture buffs. They met in the elevator of their building, a 1920's hotel that was renovated into apartments. After a few years of dating, they bought a 1927 home just down the street to make their own; Tim proposed on their closing day. It was a complete surprise for Stephanie: after they closed, they drove to their new home, he carried her across the threshold and got down on one knee.

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Florida, the spot of their first vacation together, has a lot of meaning for these two. On that first trip to the sunshine state, as they sat on the beach one evening, Tim asked her if she'd marry him one day. (We can only assume she said yes back then, too!) With Tim's family also living nearby in Georgia, Destin was the perfect choice for the intimate, on-the-beach wedding of their dreams. Once they started researching beachfront rental homes, they found Kate's Porch and fell in love - it was beautiful, just their style, and right on the sand. Another property down the street provided the perfect spots for their family and friends to stay, giving them the intimate feel they were looking for.

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While Stephanie got ready, and celebrated the moments with her bridal party, Tim jammed on the guitar with his father. (Love.)

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Can we talk about those flowers? Gorgeous. Tim was looking pretty smashing, too!

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The ceremony took place on the beach right in front of the property. Stephanie constructed their ceremony arch on the morning of the wedding day, and their floral designer filled it with romantic, beachy blooms.

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From getting ready through to the end of the night, they kept all the festivities - and their 50 guests - in one spot... easy, laid-back, and worry free.

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I just adore the cozy-yet-open feel of their reception - such a perfectly clear and gorgeous night on the beach. Congrats, you two!

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  1. Becky says

    These photos are stunning! One of my favorite places for destination weddings is Florida, especially these Miami Wedding Venues. I just love it! I think Florida is often overlooked as a destination, I’m not sure why. It’s the perfect spot in my opinion!

  2. Ally D says

    Beach weddings are some of the most peaceful and beautiful in my opinion. Miami wedding venues are some of the most beautiful around I think, and some of the best places are the beaches! They key to having an intimate wedding is keeping the size down as well as choosing a place that is somewhat out of the craziness of the city.