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Ann Layton and Pack’s relationship started as high school sweethearts in just 9th grade when they had their first date at Pack’s basketball game before going to the movies together. Though they dated through their junior year, they didn’t speak for seven years after calling it quits until reuniting years later and had a much more romantic second “first date” complete with dinner and a sunset boat ride.

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Romantic Engagement Celebrated With Family & Friends

Pack planned an amazingly romantic proposal that set the mood for their wedding! For their one year anniversary, they traveled to Nashville where they started with a walk on Ann Layton’s favorite bridge. Little did Ann Layton know, Pack had coordinated a photographer to capture the moment Pack proposed. Ann described the moment he got down on one knee and proposed as “a dream!” Afterwards, they walked to a nearby bar where both of their families and their closest friends were waiting to celebrate.

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Why Carillon Beach was the Perfect Wedding Destination

When asked why they chose a Carillon Beach wedding, Ann Layton explained why that location was the perfect romantic spot to celebrate their love,

“We chose Carillon because we both love the beach. For us, the beach represents so much of God’s beauty and has always been our relaxation place… We had heard about carillon through Pack’s older sister who got married there a few years before us! It was absolutely stunning!”

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Coastal Indoor Ceremony at Meeting House

Ann Layton and Pack tied the knot at the Meeting House in Carillon Beach, Florida once again surrounded by their family and friends. Tastefully designed with coastal colors, their wedding atmosphere seemed just as romantic as the proposal. The Meeting House provided the perfect indoor setting while still allowing for outdoor seating and plenty of light that focused on the ceremony and the couple being celebrated.

“The most memorable moment for me was walking down the aisle and looking at Pack, not as my boyfriend or fiancé, but as my soulmate and husband. It was a moment I will always cherish!”


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Romantic Lighting for an Outdoor Reception

The outdoor reception area showed bright and cheery with gorgeous details including lighting that made for amazing reception photos as the sun went down! The celebration flowed with their romantic proposal and ceremony with personal touches like the special dance for Ann Layton and her grandfather.

“One big part of our wedding that we added in was my solo dance with my grandfather, Bubba. We danced to his hit song “That’s What I’ll Do” and it meant the world to me! He has always been a huge inspiration in my life and has always shown me the importance of what a Godly man truly looks like inside and out.”

I loved capturing the love between Ann Layton and Pack especially since they were surrounded with love and excitement from their friends and family. Their focus on each other and the celebration of a milestone in their relationship made for beautiful photos and a special day!

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Carillon Beach Wedding Vendors That Made It Happen

We love working with fellow wedding professionals that are as dedicated to making the couple’s wedding day as enjoyable and romantic as we are!

    • Venue –

The Meeting House at Carillon Beach

    • Coordinator –

Avis Glenister

    • Florist –

Fishers Flowers

    • Caterer –

KBC Catering

    • Cake Designer –

Sweet for Sirten

    • Make up Artist –

Make Me Blush

    • Dress Designer –

Elle James Bridal

    • Bridesmaid Dress –

Show Me Your MuMu