Allison and Brad met four years before their May 22, 2010, Florida beach wedding. They kept running into each other thanks to a mutual friend, Emeril Lagasse -- Brad captains Lagasse's 1965 Hatteras boat, and Allison used to assist Lagasse's wife. The pair's relationship flourished -- and their shared bond with the Lagasse family grew -- until it was clear Allison and Brad were meant to be a permanent couple.
Allison and Brad shared their love of northwest Florida's Emerald Coast with their family and friends by hosting the wedding at a private home, Palazzo Del Sol in Destin. Since their lives revolve around the nearby water, it made perfect sense to have an outdoor wedding on the beach and a reception on the lawn.
At the end of the reception, "Volcano"-scented candles by Aspen Bay Candles were given as favors. The cobalt blue votive was paired with a matchbox sporting the couple's names, wedding date, and monogram. The favor was wrapped in a cellophane bag and tied with a string holding a tag with their logo and a thank-you note.
Photography: Paul Johnson Photography
Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands: Ken Friend at Friend & Company
Videography: Tom Nebel Productions
Rentals, Floral, Catering, and Planning: Celestine's Special Occasions
Entertainment: JB Roberts Music, 334-372-7502; DJ Plate from B-Boy Productions
Wedding Cake: Yacha Becker of Sandestin Resort
Wedding Coordination: Beck England of AlliBeck Events, 850-376-3079
Stationery: Steve Wise, 502-454-6660
Hair: Krista Kuhn