Destin Bay House Wedding || Neila+John
Not so long ago, during pre-COVID times, when people were still hugging, gathering, and celebrating life events, there was a beautiful fairytale wedding of Neila+John at Destin Bay House.
But, let’s start from the beginning. Neila+John are a true Disney-loving couple and had a magical Disney proposal story that you can read from their epic engagement session blog. And I wasn’t surprised when the couple decided to incorporate a little bit of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast into their wedding decor, like those puzzle pieces for guests to sign, the enchanted rose, symbolizing their undying love for each other, those champagne glasses, with the couple’s names and wedding date engraved on one side, and Beauty and the Beast silhouettes engraved on the other.
They both love Disney, but there is one thing they can’t seem to agree on – what college football teams to cheer for. Neila is a graduate of Auburn University, hence an avid supporter of Auburn Tigers, and John comes from a rival school, the University of Alabama, and cannot let down his Crimson Tide team. When it was time for the garter removal, Neila surprised John by wearing Auburn Tigers garter first and then had another one underneath it for Alabama Crimson Tide. How cool is that, and John’s face was priceless!
Another detail that’s worth mentioning is that the venue creates a custom cross for every wedding celebrated there, and of course, on Neila+John’s wedding, there was one proudly hanging on their front door. Later it will join other crosses on the walls surrounding the venue.
This was one amazing and a perfect wedding day for Neila+John, beautiful weather with a gorgeous sunset, tons of dancing, laughter, mingling, and a beautiful bubble send-off of the newlyweds into their Happily-Ever-After.
After the epic grand exit, a boat was waiting for Mr. & Mrs. Bouchard at the end of the pier. And, as a final touch, while heading into the waters, the newlyweds released a sky lantern and made their first wish as a married couple! So romantic, so magical!
Our hearty congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Bouchard! May your love for each other grows ever so stronger and your Happily-Ever-After will last forever!