Carillon Beach, just outside of Panama Beach, Florida, is the perfect spot for a wedding. This is especially true during this time of year since the beach community is just entering off-season and you can practically have the place to yourself. The fact that the days are warm and picture-perfect and the nights are cool is just icing on the wedding cake. Having traveled north from Miami, I can't imagine why anyone would want to go there during the heat of the summer!
The wedding events were all centered at Carillon Beach- the rehearsal dinner was held at Graffiti's on Friday night, and on Saturday night for the main event, we gathered close by at this beautiful small chapel which held 40 people. There were cocktails and hors d'ouvres just outside the chapel on a huge deck overlooking the water, and then dinner materialized- buffet style- on the other side of the chapel. Tables were set up in the chapel and on the deck as dinner and more drinks ensued. Here is a taste of what we tasted:
Being on a low carb regimen, I just had to take what I could eat when I saw it- not knowing what was down the line! Well, there was plenty down the line, and this is the plate I ended up with!
This is one of the most intimate gatherings I have ever had the pleasure to attend. Experiencing a small wedding made me realize how much the meaning of the event is enhanced by having the people who mean the most to you (and who the wedding means the most to) by your side. It was a gorgeous event in every way. Thank you and congratulations, Ben and Ashley...and the eggs.