Mary Neal and Ryan’s original plan was a destination wedding in St. Thomas. Like many couples in 2020, their travel plans were canceled and they decided to host locally instead.  They settled on Watersound for the ceremony and reception, and were able to recreate the wedding they envisioned with family and friends at the WaterSound Beach Club!

WaterSound is a favorite option for many Pure7 couples.  The area offers several indoor and outdoor venue options, on beach and off, as well as breathtaking settings for photos.  There are also exclusive communities nearby with plenty of options for overnight accommodations for couples and their guests hosting weddings on the Emerald Coast. Mary Neal & Ryan opted to rent a condo in nearby Rosemary Beach, where they could both get ready for their big day.

It was a fun, laid-back day and they were outnumbered by their junior groomsmen and bridesmaids, flower girls, and ring bearers – their nieces and nephews who were proudly included in their ceremony. This week, we are happy to feature some of our favorite images from their August wedding in WaterSound.

Vendors for Mary Neal & Ryan’s wedding:

Coordination: Samantha Kasten (WaterSound Beach Club)

Florist: Myrtie Blue

Makeup Artist: Yvette Nation

Hair Stylist: Adrianne Bracket with Pure & Couture Salon

Venue & Caterer: WaterSound Beach Club

Cake Artist: Bake My Day

Gown: Heidi Elnora Atelier Birmingham

We were glad to be part of Mary Neal & Ryan’s big day and hope you enjoyed their images as much as we enjoyed shooting them. Another Fun Fact about this family: Ryan photographed the groom’s sister and brother-in-laws’ wedding a few years back too (Natalie & Parker)!

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