Erin + Will | Panama City Beach Wedding Photographers

Erin and Will’s Panama City Beach wedding was a great example of how to do a beach wedding in style.  Nautical touches in the decor and navy on the girls were just what they envisioned for their beach wedding.  They exchanged vows in the sand underneath a gorgeous bamboo arbor, and followed with a rockin’ reception at the nearby Boatyard restaurant where guests (including one very sweet grandmother!) boogied down all night!

HUGE thanks to the very sweet and talented coordinator, Kimberly, of Elegant Beginnings for sending this sweet couple our way!  And to everyone else on their team who made this fun couple’s wedding a reality — you all rock!

Florist: Kirby Holt

Caterer: Boatyard 

Pastry Chef: It Takes a Cake 

Hair: Melissa Wheeler 


Erin + Will | Panama City Beach Wedding Photographers
Panama City Beach Wedding Photographers


Chelsea + Richard | Carillon Weddings ® Photographer

We’re thrilled to feature Chelsea and Richard’s Carillon Weddings ® Meeting House nuptials on the blog today!  Of course we adore every single one of the weddings we’ve been blessed to photograph, but this one . . . it’s just breathtaking.  And what we love most about it are the sentimental, handmade, and truly one-of-a-kind personal details the couple incorporated.  By far the most impressive of those details are the 1,001 origami cranes the bride hand-folded over the course of nine months (really!).  A Japanese legend says that the the bride who folds 1,000 cranes before her wedding day will be rewarded with a long and happy marriage, symbolizing the trust, patience and dedication of sustaining such a task.  We think this legend holds some amazing truths for this sweet couple!

As a Carillon Weddings® photographer and working with such a naturally beautiful backdrop, it’s always exciting to see it transformed into something so amazing — and then see that transformation and your beautiful couple published!  So of course, when we learned that Chelsea & Richard’s wedding would be featured on the awesome Glamour & Grace blog, we could hardly contain our excitement!

Huge thanks to our fabulous team of wedding professionals who made this gorgeously sweet wedding happen!

Photography: Pure 7 Studios

Ceremony Venue: Carillon Meeting House

Reception Venue: Carillon Village Green

Full-Service Planners: Avis Glenister of Carillon Weddings®

Caterer: Townsend Catering

Event & Floral Design: Christina Springfield, Events by Nouveau

Pastry Chef: Rhonda Joodi, Confections on the Coast 

Makeup: Jessica Miller, Make Me Blush

Band: Mr. Big and the Rhythm Sisters

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Brenda & Harry’s Grande Pointe Wedding

Brenda and Harry’s wedding – held at the beautiful Grande Pointe Pavilion in Inlet Beach – was super-special, and we couldn’t have been more honored to capture their day!  You see, Brenda’s mom is Rhonda, the mastermind behind Confections on the Coast – and one of our very beloved and UBER-talented pastry chefs (take a peek at some of our past wedding blogs and you’ll be drooling over her amazing works of cake art in no time).   What made this wedding so special was that Rhonda poured her heart and soul into every. last. detail. and gave her daughter and new hubby the wedding of their dreams.  That insanely gorgeous dress you see?  Yeah, Rhonda MADE that.  Made it.  Like, with needles and thread and lace and a boatload of patience.  And with the guidance and expertise of some of our other very talented wedding friends, she also created the floral arrangements (no big deal or anything) and took off running with the rest of the wedding plans.  Oh – and those cakes?  Yes, she also managed to find the time to construct two very amazing works of tasty wedding art, to include a Star Wars cake for Harry, who is a die-hard fan.

Personal touches on a wedding are what make the day special for a couple, and we love being able to capture those details as wedding photographers.  From the strawberry jelly favors – made especially by our groom using hand-plucked strawberries from his own back yard – to the sweet card box made by their grandmother, this family-centered event was such a blast for us to be a part of.  Fabulous job to all the wedding pros who had a hand in making this day so amazing!  And our hats are officially off to Rhonda for all the hard work she put into her sweet daughter’s perfect day!  Congrats, Brenda & Harry!  We loved getting to know you and wish you a million-trillion years of love and happiness!


The details of this GORGEOUS dress are beyond amazing!  


Everyone say hi to Rhonda!  






So it may have been a tad bit warm…


Rhonda’s Right-hand Wedding Team:

Photography: Pure7 Studios

Videography: Pure7 Films

Venue: The Pavilion at Grande Pointe

Planning & Coordination: Avis Glenister, Carillon Weddings + Jennifer Lewis/Arden Sanders, It’s a Shore Thing 

Catering: Townsend Catering

Event Design & Florals: Events by Nouveau

DJ: Paul Kirker, Gulf Talent Services

Ceremony Musicians: Wedding Music Plus 


Lauren & Trey’s Seaside Beach Wedding

When Jennifer {“Jen2”} from It’s a Shore Thing popped in one afternoon with Lauren to chat about the possibility of us photographing her upcoming Seaside Chapel wedding, we spent the next couple hours giddy with excitement after getting to know this sweet girl from Arkansas.  Not only do we love Seaside weddings, we also love a bride who we immediately click with.  They had spent the day talking flowers and food and cake and all-things wedding, so by the time they got to us, we were like, “Helloooo, let’s have this amazing wedding tomorrow!”  Jen the wedding planner basically thought we had lost our marbles {which sometimes happens when we get giddy with excitement; especially that Erica – she even starts climbing walls and running laps around the studio sometimes}, so we decided we put on our patient pants and wait until April rolled around for Lauren & Trey’s pretty wedding. And boy, oh boy, was it ever pretty!

We arrived to find our gorgeous bride getting dolled up by the oh-so-talented Johnathan Doria and Deana Kale, and even stumbled across all of Lauren’s wicked-fun details.  A cute weekend welcome packet, a gorgeous old Bible wrapped in ribbon for the sweet ring bearer to tote down the aisle, and a pair of sparkly pumps that made our little cameras do a slight backflip.  UH-dorable.  Oh, and did we mention the dress?   Sigh.  Being a wedding photographer is really hard sometimes.

We moseyed on over to the pretty white chapel for their sweet nuptials, then on to the drool-worthy {also known as reallydarnpretty} Lyceum Lawn reception, where we were ecstatic to find lawn games (hi, have you heard of life-sized Jenga?  Yeah, us either and it was pretty great), more sparkles, a chevron cake, and a whole night’s worth of boogie-down tunes.  Oh!  There was also a very fabulous church pew awaiting our arrival for those amazing beach sunset photos . . . all Lauren’s idea!  (We failed to mention that being a 30A wedding photographer is also really hard sometimes.)

Wanna see a Seaside beach wedding photographer in-action?  Well then lookie here:

Ever so grateful for the AMAZING team of wedding professionals that worked so hard to bring this gorgeous day together for two special people!

Full Service Wedding Planner:  It’s a Shore Thing Wedding & Event Planning 

Caterer: Townsend Catering

Event Design & Florals: Events by Nouveau

Pastry Chef: Confections on the Coast

Hair: Johnathan Doria

Makeup: Deana Kale

DJ: Beachside DJ

Ceremony Music: Gulf Talent Services


ryan’s wedding faves from 2011……

so this post is about three weeks too late, but hey we don’t like to be like everyone else. here is a collection of photos we shot in 2011 that i think shows what we are all about. we had such a blast this past year and are looking for an even greater one this year. thank you to all our brides for choosing pure7. we truly love each and everyone of you.



a disney wedding fit for a princess….

This wedding was SO fun to photograph, for many reasons!  It was held at the beautiful Disney Yacht Club in Disney World, and it is always a treat to travel and photograph in a new location.  The enchantingly beautiful bride (Lindsay), is a former Disney “princess”, and a good friend of our bride (Katie; also a former Disney “princess”) whose Santa Rosa Beach wedding we photographed in March (click here to view).  We are so glad to now have had the wonderful experience of photographing two “princess weddings”!  Disney has some pretty strict restrictions on what you can and cannot say about such things, so lets just leave it at.  Needless to  say, Joslyn thinks her dad is a rock-star for photographing the weddings of two Disney VIP’s in the last year!  She always thinks when we go to Disney that the ‘princesses’ will recognize him.  Too cute!  After the wedding, we were able to stay a couple days and take our 3 kiddos to Magic Kingdom and Sea World, which of course was huge fun!

Without further adieu, we’d love to share with you some of these magical images. Lindsay was stunning in her Martina Liana gown, that had just a hint of peach that tied in the delicate color palette from her beautiful bouquet.  All of the beautiful little details from her Twigs & Honey & Emilliner hair adornments, to her fabulous navy glitter-adorned Kate Spade ‘charm’ bridal shoes, to the mink stole she wore post-ceremony (which was her grandmothers and served as her ‘something old’), and even the bag-pipe player, made this wedding such a treat to photograph. Lindsay & Robert have a love between them that shines through to anyone fortunate enough to meet them.  We are so blessed to have met them and had the opportunity to share in their beautiful wedding.  Thank you, Lindsay & Robert, for choosing us to be a part of such a grande event.  We are positive that a couple such as the two of you, will definitely be blessed with nothing but happiness everlasting!

venue: Disney Yacht Club
coordination: Disney Fairy Tale Weddings
hair: Chris martin Copperhead Salon, Orlando
makeup: Copperhead Salon, Orlando

bride’s dress: Martina Liana
bride’s shoes: Kate Spade
bride’s hair adornments: Twigs & Honey & Emilliner
bridesmaid’s dresses: The Dessy Group
groom’s attire: Hugo Boss
groomsmen’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse
destination photographer: pure7studios
videography: josh kidd films
florals: Petals by design, Orlando
music: Steve Weinstein, Power DJ Orlando

matt + jamie, the teaser

here are just a few from the wedding we just photographed with full service coordination by the amazing jens { it’s a shore thing wedding & event planning }.  we just loved matt & jamie’s story so much.  if it’s okay with them maybe we will share it with you guys.   thank you so much, matt + jamie, for allowing us to share in and capture such an intimate, beautiful wedding.  more images to come soon, so stay tuned!

destination photographer: pure7studios
full service wedding coordination: it’s a shore thing



lindsay & robert’s disney wedding sneak peek…….

this teaser comes from an awesome wedding we shot last saturday at the disney yacht club.  lindsay is the 2nd ‘real, live princess’ we’ve had the opportunity to photograph this year!  joslyn thinks her dad is a total rock-star (photographing all of the princesses weddings and all).  lindsay & robert we wish you all the best.   may all your dreams come true.       : )

venue: disney yacht club
destination photographer: pure7studios