I can't tell y'all how pumped I am about this leg of our trip! I love the Florida Panhandle. The husband and I were thisclose to moving to Pensacola a few years back, but instead, we just visit as often as we can. There's something about the southern charm combined with the laid-back Florida lifestyle that just makes my heart flip-flop! We hope our Gulf Coast readers are ready for some goodness today because we have some awesome giveaways from our friends at Pure 7 Studios and Shannon Reeves Events, read on for more info.
Where we'll be going
We've got 350 miles of blacktop today so we're definitely going to take Shannon's advice and stop in our state's capitol to stretch our legs. Shannon Reeves Events provides day-of and full service planning for weddings with a style that's part romance, part chic Southern charm and as a Tallahassee resident she knew just where to send us! My Favorite Things owners, Lauren & Mike Teal, have built collections for a bridal registries dream. You know your friends that have the most unique serving platters and patterned cloth napkins? They get them from shops like this. Check out the adorbs fish bowl set pictured above and these colorful linen patterns, both from Vietri!
I know that The Grey Fox will fill the sorority girl void in me. I'll be stocking up on a new Vera Bradley backpack, like the above cutie in the Summer Cottage pattern, and probably something for my mom since it's her birthday when we get back. She likes all her Vera to match and I think a new iPhone cover or a cosmetic set in Priscilla Pink might be just the ticket!
Our Florida Panhandle Co-Hosts
After our quick stop in 'Nole country, we'll be off to our destination and our biggest party of the trip. I'm telling y'all, the southern hospitality overflows in these parts and our new friends at V Seagrove have got the guests coming in droves. We think everyone is just thrilled to check out the hottest new venue on the Gulf Coast! We'll be sipping on some bubbly while we mingle with Megan K. and her whole team plus our co-hosts from Pure 7 Studios. Ryan, Erica & Lindsey have gone above and beyond helping us make this event a success. They've invited their wedding professional friends, helped us scout for lodging and they even gave us a gorgeous wedding to feature later today. But, that's not all...
The GiveawaysPure 7 Studios is giving away a 2 Hour Lifestyle Portrait Session valued at $600. This can be used for bridal portraits or an engagement session! You don't have to pinch yourself, I'm so serious right now! The session must take place within 30 miles of Destin, during the next 365 days from today, and images must be purchased seperately at current retail rate.
As a planner, I know how hard it will be for Shannon to part with this book. Mindy Weiss, author The Wedding Planner and Organizer, has written the complete, informative, lively, hand holding, step-by-step guide to help every couple have a perfect wedding, no matter their budget, taste, or personalities. Yes, it's the wedding bible! Shannon will be giving away a copy to one of our lucky readers.
And, Vocelles Bridal is offering $100 off a wedding gown from their shop in Tallahassee. Not that any of our brides need an excuse to try on beautiful gowns but, Vocelles carries designs by Nicole Miller, Jenny Yoo, Watters & Watters, and Casablanca, among many others. If you want the entire wedding party to join you, you'll find a lovely collection of bridesmaid and flower girl designs, as well.
How To Enter
- Be a reader, resident, or future bride|groom from the Florida Panhandle!
- Comment below and tell us why you love this region
- Follow Floridian Weddings (Facebook or Twitter), Pure 7 Studios (Facebook), and Shannon Reeves Events (Facebook or Twitter) and leave us all some love!
- Enter by Wednesday, August 8th at midnight.
We will announce the winners on Friday, August 10th. Brides & Grooms, have your friends and family enter and they can win for you, just spread the word!
Want to see more from the wedding professionals in this area? We've pinned some pretty pictures of cakes, beaches, and gowns for you to swoon over on our Florida Panhandle pinterest board. Keep coming back to see what's next for our road trip and stop by this afternoon for an elegant backyard wedding from our co-host, Pure 7 Studios!