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I’m so excited to have our talented spring intern, Meg, on the blog today to share this sweet film with y’all! Take it away, Meg! -Lisa

Goodness, I just watched this video four times in a row and still want more! Chandler and Gavin are such a dream, and this highlights film from their Seaside, Florida wedding proves how much they love their friends, family, the South, and–most importantly–each other. Not only was Seaside a stunning setting for their big day, it was also the place where Gavin popped the question on a family vacation! Their video by our Blue Ribbon Vendor Bride Film captures such memorable scenes from the warm, sandy beach ceremony, all the way to the energetic, fun-filled reception (complete with an 80s band!). Now, if y’all don’t mind, I’m going to go click play a few more times!

What are three words you would use to describe your wedding? Elegant, unforgettable, fun
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: Taking sunset photos on the beach. It gave us a few minutes to ourselves to reflect on the ceremony and cocktail hour, and then get ready to let loose with all of our family and friends! The sunset hit just as we were finishing up the photos, and turned the sky the most stunning pink. And, we had two visitors in the water…big stingrays were right at the water’s edge!
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Hospitality. Since all of our friends and family were traveling to come to the wedding, we hosted a casual come-and-go at my parents’ home Thursday night, a small rehearsal brunch for our wedding party and close family and friends Friday morning, a welcome bonfire on Friday night, and wedding celebrations on Saturday!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? For us, the entire weekend spent with family and friends was the best part of the whole wedding. We felt so loved, and celebrating with them is something Gavin and I will cherish for our whole lives. I’d also say that our band was unbelievable–no one in our crowd expected a wild, costumed, 80s band to show up, but everyone is still talking about how much fun they had!

Videographer: Bride Film | Ceremony Venue: Seaside Chapel | Reception Venue: Seaside Lawn | Planner: It’s a Shore Thing | Photographer: Dear Wesleyann | Design and Florals: Events by Nouveau | Catering: Townsend Catering | Cake Baker: Confections on the Coast | Reception Band: Rubik’s Groove | Paper Goods: byrd & bleecker | Bridal Salon: The Salon at Neiman Marcus | Hair and Makeup: Adriana Almendarez and Haylee Purdy | Cigar Roller: Panama City Beach Cigars | Bagpipe Player: Joe McKie | Saxophone Player: Al Alvarado

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I’m so excited to have our talented spring intern, Meg, on the blog today to share this sweet film with y’all! Take it away, Meg! -Lisa

Brought together by a shared passion for music, Kassie and Jeff sang their way around the world aboard cruise ships, sharing their talent with those around them. However, their greatest journey yet was a walk down the aisle on a sunny Sunday morning in Kansas City. A delightful outdoor ceremony followed by a delicious brunch (complete with biscuits and gravy!) helped the couple celebrate the start of their newest journey together. Our talented Blue Ribbon Vendor, Creative Films, beautifully captured these sweet moments for Kassie and Jeff so that they can always relive their big day…no matter where they are in the world!

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story! Jeffrey and I have always shared a love for music. We first met at a show choir competition while we were still in high school. Jeff had this big, dreamy vocal solo and I–being a 14-year-old fan-girl–fell in love with him instantly. We went on to study music together at Missouri Southern State University, which led to a successful career performing together on cruise ships all over the world. Since the wedding, we have settled down in Sullivan, Illinois, where we co-direct and choreograph the nationally renowned Sullivan Singers show choir program. We’ve really come full circle!
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: Our favorite detail of our wedding day was the string quartet from UMKC playing Beatles music! While working on the cruise ship, we would host tea time everyday at 4:00 P.M., where the quartet would play this incredible Beatles medley. We were so happy to incorporate a little bit of our “home away from home” into our big day.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Our wedding was a little unconventional. The ceremony took place on a Sunday morning in Kansas City’s Loose Park, followed by a brunch reception at the historic Loose Mansion. I’d have to say that the food was the most Southern detail of our wedding! Jeffrey’s favorite was the pie! He isn’t much of a cake lover, so we opted for pies instead. We were lucky enough to sample all three varieties: mixed berry, apple, and chocolate. My favorite Southern food was the biscuits and gravy! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of my Papa and I sharing a big helping of biscuits and gravy. I loved being able to share my favorite comfort food with both of the most important men in my life on my wedding day. We both agree that the mimosa bar was also a big win! Can you really go wrong with champagne and pink lemonade?

Videographer: Creative Films | Ceremony Venue: Loose Park Rose Garden | Reception Venue: Loose Mansion | Florist: Victorian Gardens | Photography: Caroline and Rob Bratney | Bridal Salon: Belle Vogue | String Quartet: UMKC Musicians

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  1. avatar Amy reply

    Thank you for featuring this wedding. It was such a beautiful venue, couple and story that they shared. We loved being apart of it. It is moments like these that truly warm our hearts. -Amy

  2. avatar Maura reply

    I adore this couple and their story! It WAS the most charming day. xoxo

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As many longtime readers may already know, I have a soft spot for beautiful wedding films, and when it came time for Dave and I to choose a talented team to capture our own wedding day, our first choice was, hands down, Philip and Mackenzie of Inkspot Crow Films. We were so honored and grateful to see our wedding day through their lens, and Dave and I will cherish the sweet moments and precious words they captured forever! Friends, I hope you enjoy our highlights film below!

Find our wedding feature in Southern Weddings V8 and on the blog here!

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  1. avatar Our Wedding Morning – Something Pretty reply

    […] While Ryan took their portraits, my mom and sisters and I loaded my big tulle skirt into the car and headed to the park so I could meet Dave for our first look. That story is coming on Tuesday…but if you want a sneak peek, check out our feature on the Southern Weddings blog this morning, as well as our amazing wedding video! […]

  2. avatar Allie Little reply

    What a precious video! Not going to lie, had to grab the tissues. I can’t even imagine how beautiful this wedding was in real life!

    • avatar Lisa reply

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! We thought the day was pretty darn wonderful :)

  3. avatar Stephanie Creekmur reply

    Eeek! This is gorgeous! Makes me so excited for our May wedding! <3

  4. avatar Our First Look – Something Pretty reply

    […] I’m so happy that our videographers, Inkspot Crow, included quite a bit of our first look in our wedding film–you can see it on Southern Weddings here! […]

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