The Weather Channel Crashed a Wedding! : Taylor and Austin : Destin Florida

Taylor and Austin's wedding is one definitely for the history books! It is not every weekend that The Weather Channel crashes a wedding. This in fact, was the very first wedding they crashed and it was an amazing experience to be a part of. We found out just weeks before the wedding that the couple had been picked out of hundreds of others. This laid back duo are huge fans of the weather channel, Taylor is even studying full time to be a meteorologist. And when they are not hitting the books for their education, they are both full time Paramedics, helping people everyday.

The morning of the wedding, all the wedding vendors had the opportunity to be interviewed on LIVE on The Weather Channel in their show called Weekend Recharge. We were asked about their field of work in the wedding industry and how the weather can effect how we handle a wedding day. Needless to say, I was absolutely nervous but once it began, I did my best to whiz right through it. I'm pretty sure my nerves showed, but in the end, knowing I am not great at being on the spot, everything went pretty well. The Weekend Recharge

Below is a super cute little film produced by The Weather Channel of Taylor and Austin talking about their everyday lives, how they met, and the excitement leading up to their wedding day. Below that see just a few of the highlights I captured during from their wedding! And a huge thank you to Desiree Gardner for being a second photographer capturing the Groom and Groomsman preparations as well as being another camera for the ceremony!


Wedding Venue : Surfside Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida
Reception Venue and Catering : Royal Palm Grille Private Event Room, Executive Chef Mark Hall
Wedding Coordinator : Island Sands Beach Wedding
Cake : Kim's Cakes
Hair and Makeup : A Grand Occasion Wedding Artistry
Officiant and DJ Entertainment : DJ Diamond Dan

Mr. and Mrs. Rettig : St. Rita Catholic Church : Eden Gardens State Park

Having known Aubrey for a few years now, by far the happiest I have ever seen her, is glowing in her wedding dress  standing next to her new husband, Zach. I was in awe as I flipped through their images of their first dance, their smiles are endless. There is just an ease these two have in the spirits. Perhaps this is what it looks like to marry your best friend. Whatever it is, I cannot recall a time I saw a couple that seemed to be floating on cloud nine on their wedding day as much as these two. Weddings are hard. So many people are involved in planning, so many details make it all come together and because of all this, so many things can go wrong. Some brides let that show all over their face. But if a single thing went wrong on Aubrey and Zach's wedding day, you never would have known. They truely were happy in every moment.  They created the wedding and celebration to fit their personalities so well. They dedicated their love together formally at St. Rita Catholic Church and then had a little laid back fun with a backyard crawfish boil, fitted with a live band, a patio style dance floor and a DIY photo booth area. These two simply enjoyed having their friends and family there and the love for each of them seemed very abundant by how in awe everyone was for their new marriage. It is amazing to see how supported this couple is in love and in life. And that I know, is a testament to the kind of wonderful people Zach and Aubrey are.

Aubrey I am lucky to know you as a friend and even luckier I got to be there to photograph your wedding day to your best friend. Thank you Zach and Aubrey for having me there and I hope these images allow you to relive the day over and over again for a lifetime to come.

Wedding Venue: St. Rita Catholic Church
Formal Portraits Venue : Eden Gardens State Park
Catering : Grayton Beach Catering
Live Entertainment : Max McCann Band