Rustic Waterfront Wedding || Amy+Mitchell
Enjoy Amy+Mitchell’s love story, courtesy of our beautiful Bride, Amy!
“I had a crush on him since 4th grade when I saw him perform a Sawyer Brown song in a school wax museum. Then we dated briefly in high school. Didn’t see each other for almost 10 years until he ran into my sister and got my number. We went on our first date 2/13/10 and have been together every day since.
For the proposal, he planned it perfectly! Even asked my dad for his blessing prior without me having any idea. We have taken yearly trips to Crystal River to see the manatees since we started dating because I have had a love for manatees since a school trip to sea world. Which Mitchell was also on the same trip! Since I had never been to see them and it was on my bucket list, we planned a trip that year we started dating and loved it there. It’s our happy place! So we have gone back every year since. Then on 1/13/18 on our yearly trip to Crystal River and at Three Sisters Springs viewing the manatees, I turned around and he is on one knee and asks me to marry him! Even asked someone to take pictures while he proposed! It’s was just perfect and I had no idea it was coming! He also said, “I have a surprise planned for you later tonight.” It was a concert…and the concert was the band that I saw him act out the song from when we were in the 4th grade at the wax museum!!! Perfect timing for the perfect proposal!
As for the wedding planning, he let me plan it just the way I had always imagined and just added his own little unique flair to it. We had the perfect wedding day…except for someone setting my dress on fire during the sparkler exit! We also had the best 2-week honeymoon adventures throughout California and Yosemite National park. We feel truly blessed to have such a great love story and the perfect proposal, wedding, and honeymoon!!! I always had a feeling that me having to wait so long for a proposal that we would have an EPIC proposal/wedding…and we did!”
I met Amy+Mitchell a couple of weeks after their engagement back in January 2018. At our first meeting, Amy said then “Even during the 10 years we didn’t see each other I still would think of him and wonder what he was doing. We definitely feel we are meant to be together. Our timing was not right in school but it is now.” And off we went with the wedding planning.
They wanted a country style elegant wedding with the view of the water and chose Fort Walton Yacht Club as their wedding venue. Amy, an uber-organized person, and a lover of Post-It notes, had a wedding planning book filled with every detail and aspect of their dream wedding thought through. And their Big Day reflected all those thorough preparations – wedding decor galore, each item had a meaning – those Cheerwine bottles and Cheerwine baked cookies, and even macaroons showed Mitchell’s love of this southern North Carolina drink. Parents to their cat fur babies, even their cats were proudly displayed on their cake topper. Amy+Mitchell’s custom engraved names and initials were seen on their tree stump cake stand, wedding cake cutting set and all throughout the place. The couple’s favorite colors – burgundy and navy blue, along with hints of burlap and dark wood can be seen in many of their decorations. Pensacola wedding decor rental company, La-T-Da did an amazing job putting all of Amy+Mitchell’s ideas nicely together. Amy’s aunt Terry, a professional wedding florist with Celestine’s Special Occasions transformed the venue with her skillful floral designs found everywhere inside and outside, on the ceremonial arch, receptions tables, gift tables, with bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages.
A warm and sunny during the ceremony, the evening granted the newlyweds with an epic sunset on the boatyard. We made sure to take advantage of that time and grab a few intimate photos of the couple. A pair of dolphins were saying their Hellos to us while we were trying to catch the last moments of fast-fleeting sunset. The sparkler exit for those leaving the party early and a grand exit on a boat – one couldn’t have imagined a more perfect way to start their Happily-Ever-After! Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Parson! May you two continue your life together with endless road trips and epic memories filled with only love, happiness, and joy!
A special Thank You to our wedding vendors that made Amy+Mitchell’s Big Day extra special!
Venue – Fort Walton Yacht Club
Hair/makeup – Vibe
Dress – The Bridal Loft
Catering – Fort Walton Yacht Club
Cake – Derryck’s Pastries
Macaroons – Kyle Legarreta
Flowers – Bride’s Aunt Terry from Celestine’s Special Occasions
Decor – La-T-Da
Chair rental – The Big Day Event Rentals
Reverend Don Goodrum – Weddings as you Wish
Day of Coordinator – Groom’s Aunt Jeanne