An ornate, glamourous evening in the Panhandle was the concept behind Mallory and Scott’s wedding. One hundred family members and close friends gathered at Bentley’s on the Bay on a terrace for a heartfelt ceremony that united these two Facebook sweethearts in marriage. Mallory wanted the wedding to be waterfront, but didn’t want guests to get sandy. So, they were on a terrace overlooking the water and beautiful sunset. Mallory looked stunning in her white, mermaid style, destination wedding gown. The gown came complete with a small train and was adorned with gorgeous flower details on the side. Mallory accessorized her elegant look with gold glittering peep-toe platforms that added a touch of glitz to the ensemble. Her bridesmaids were dressed in light colored vintage dresses from Express; the perfect complement to the overall theme of the occasion. To keep the night full of fun, a steel drum band played in the background as guests went to a wish tree, while enjoying signature cotton candy martinis. At the end of the night, the couple exited the venue waving handmade ribbon wands and shortly after made their way to Cabo San Jose, where the rest is history. Mallory describes the most memorable moment as being “The whole destination experience in general. It was so nice to have all of our closest friends and family vacationing a few days beforehand together and having everyone at once being able to be a part of one night. I wouldn’t have traded that for anything in the world.” Images by Atlanta wedding photographer, Vue Photography.
“We had been searching for rings for a while and I finally found one that I absolutely loved but he said it was too expensive. One night, we were going on a date in Clearwater on the beach to a restaurant. As we walked to the restaurant on the beach, we came up on some shells that spelled out ‘Will you marry me?’ When it clicked I looked over to find him on one knee WITH my ring! Turns out he was fibbing because he wanted to surprise me with the one I had my heart set on! The whole night was gorgeous!”
COLOR & THEME
Inspired by a palette of soft pale pink and gold, Mallory had spotted in a bridal magazine, the wedding decor took off from there. She says “I changed my colors about 50,000 times before I finally settled on those colors. I wanted to steer away from the typical ballroom, fancy-schmancy. That’s why I wanted it to be outside and on a more casual side, but not shorts and flip-flops casual.”
Mallory wanted something on the water, so with help from her wedding planner Tammy D’Agostino, they decided to have the ceremony on a terrace overlooking the ocean. Watching the sunset as the couple exchanged vows made for a beautiful evening.
“I like to say my theme was ‘Vintage-glam’ but when I look back I realize I probably made up a new style called: ‘Etsy!’ My wedding turned into quite the Etsy-fest. I lived on Etsy for about a year prior!”
Our grand exit was a lot of fun as well. Instead of flowers, rice, bubbles or sparklers we wanted to add some color to our photos so we chose to do ribbon wands. We also had a super fantastic getaway car – it was a black, 1930 Ford Model A coupe with a rambler seat. It took us on a scenic route to our boutique hotel that we stayed in for the night
Venue: Bentley’s on the Bay | Caterer/Event Planner & Desserts: Tammy D’Agostino | Photographer: Vue Photography | Floral, Decor & Rentals: Florals by the Sea | Musicians: Bboy | Programs: Etsy – Baumbirdy | Transportation: A Bride’s Ride | Cake: Bake My Day