Elizabeth & Ryan
Planning by Amy Price | Ceremony Venue Trinity Episcopal Church | Florals by Bayside Weddings & Events
Reception Venue Robert Lindsley Studio Gallery | Catering by Tamara’s Cafe | Hair & Makeup by Courtney Bass
Ceremony Music by Martha Gheriadi | DJ Christian Everette | Bartending by Stock the Bar
Historic Apalachicola used to be Florida’s best kept wedding secret but unlike Vegas, what happens in Apalach usually gets blogged. The appeal of having a wedding in a picturesque oyster village along the forgotten coast is growing in popularity. When Elizabeth and Ryan decided to have a destination wedding, Apalachicola was their first choice and Ryan’s family has been apart of that community for years. Delegating a lot of the planning up to others, Elizabeth and Ryan didn’t stress over last minute changes because they knew it would all come together in the end. And it did. The only thing that truly mattered to them both was making sure their families could be together. They filled a six bedroom house on St. George Island with an army of party goers – enough to stage a coup but not enough to scare the natives. By the end of the reception, a handful of local well wishers had wandered by the Studio Gallery to admire scene, witness the euphoric dancing and congratulate the happy couple.
Before the ceremony at Trinity Episcopal, Ryan and Elizabeth wanted to explore a long list of places around town for their creative portraits. Fun, right?! However, during rehearsal dinner toasts, teasing revealed Elizabeth habitually runs late and Ryan has the attention span of a puppy. To my surprise though, the wedding gods were smiling upon us and the entire day was pretty damn smooth. Not only did we visit all locations on the must-have list, but fueled by two red bulls, we added five additional stops and a little light trespassing in the name of love. Perhaps the ability to freeze time was another reason why having the wedding there was such a perfect choice.
Congratulations Elizabeth and Ryan! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your timelessly beautiful and highly energetic wedding!