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A Spring Rosemary Beach Wedding Venue: Town Hall

Although technically still Winter, we’re going to consider this past weekend a Spring Rosemary Beach wedding. The weather was absolutely perfect and no sign of humidity (stay in hibernation, my friend). Amey and Alexndra gathered 100 or so of their closest family and friends to celebrate with them. Being one of the premier locations for weddings, it’s no surprise that this is a popular wedding venue along 30A. The Town Hall has much to offer. This gorgeous venue is the only spot you’ll need for ceremony and reception, with vendors that move like clockwork transforming the hall from ceremony to reception in under an hour while guests enjoy cocktails on the lawn.

Uplighting Rosemary Beach Wedding

Venue: The Town Hall, Rosemary Beach FL
Coordination: Madison Smiedendorf, Shelby Peaden Events
Hair & Make-Up: Katie Russo Beauty
Rentals: The Big Day Rentals
Florals/Design: Myrtie Blue
Officiant: Officiant Doug
Ceremony Sound Technician and Headliner DJ/MC: DJ Shawn Frady, B-Boy Productions
Decor Lighting: B-Boy Rentals & Event Design
Photography: Lauren Kinsey Photography
Catering: Paradise Cuisine Catering
Cake: Bake My Day

DJ Shawn Frady

DJ Shawn Frady had this group dancing non-stop. Songs of the night were “Formation” by Beyonce and “Antidote” by Travis Scott. Yup, lots of current hip hop and dance tracks on the playlist for this couple!

Reception Formality Music

      • Grand Entrance (Bridal Party): “Cake” by FloRida & 99 Percent
      • Grand Entrance (Bride/Groom): “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers
      • First Dance: “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne
      • Cake Cut: “Formation (edited version)” by Beyonce
      • Garter Toss: “Shape Of You” by Ed Sheeran
      • Last Dance: “Love On The Brain” (edited version) by Rihanna

Rosemary Beach Town Hall Wedding

A Perfect day for getting married in Sandestin FL | Art & Brittany’s Wedding

It was a perfect day for getting married in Sandestin, FL

It was a perfect day for getting married in Sandestin, FL! As guests started arriving at the Bayview Room and Terrace for cocktail hour, you could see them tapping their feet as they listened to the smooth jams of one our live musicians, Wes Heath, on the guitar and vocals. Everyone was smiling and talking about the beautiful ceremony they had just witnessed.

Once everyone made their way inside for the reception, I knew we had an amazing crowd! They were full of energy which is a key ingredient for an epic party! After introducing myself as the Emcee and my partner in crime for the evening, Dan Davis, as the DJ, we kicked into “Love Never Felt So Good” by Michael Jackson for the bridal party introduction. Each VIP bridal party member danced their way inside the reception hall. After the last of the bridal party made their way in, we shut the doors and I got the crowd ready for our bride and groom. The anticipation was at the apex when those doors finally swung open. The crowd exploded with a deafening roar of cheers for the new Mr. and Mrs. Becker!

The night went flawlessly! People were laughing, dancing and having an all-around good time! Earlier at the ceremony, the grandmother sustained a minor injury and had to go to the hospital. Both her and her husband weren’t able to make the reception early on. After getting word from our coordinator that they would be able to make an appearance later on, I had her cue me when they arrived. I called everyone out to the dance floor with Art and Brittany standing at the front so when the front doors swung open and I announced them in, they went crazy yet again! It gave the party a second wind. Brittany, our bride, got to dance with her Grandfather to “Fly Me to The Moon” by Frank Sinatra. As the music played, you could see a huge smile on the grandmother’s face as she witnessed her first granddaughter dancing with her husband.

As for the dancing, it didn’t take hardly any time to get everyone up and partying. With New Yorkers in the house, we hit them with “Juicy” by Notorious B.I.G. and, of course, they knew all the words. For all the Chicagoans (where the bride and groom live), we dropped “Homecoming” by Kanye West and everyone went nuts. We finished the night with “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey and ended on a high note.

Wedding Djs

We worked with some talented vendors as well to pull off this incredible wedding. Kelli Deary coordinated the event for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Patty Bilbo from It’s A Perfect Day provided all the florals and decor. Heidi from Bake My Day made the cake. Last but certainly not least, Sarah Lyn Photography was on hand to capture the day in photos.

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort Wedding Cake

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort Candy Bar

This was definitely one of those weddings where I realized I have the greatest job in the world.  I love to DJ weddings and play a part in a couple’s special day! Thanks for having us Art and Brittany! We wish you both the best!

Destin Wedding DJs Brian B & Josh B at Rutherford’s 465 | Lauren & Alex

When I first met Lauren and Alex at the Commons in Destin, FL before they booked us, I just knew that they would be a fun group.  Although laid back, they both had a “cool” factor and I was really looking forward to sharing their day with them and their guests.  They had a vision for what they wanted and being one the few Destin wedding DJs that has seen just about everything, I loved the fresh and creative spin that they were putting on their wedding!

I started following them both on Instagram and was stoked to see that Alex was totally into fly shoes like I am.  Sure enough, he and his groomsmen were sporting some dope kicks at the wedding.  But I digress…

The wedding was great on so many levels.  We worked with some talented professionals – Christine Walker from RSVP Destin, Michael from Michael K Photography, Sally from Florals By The Sea, Heidi from Bake My Day Destin and of course Jackie from the venue, Rutherford’s 465.  A few years back when I was living full-time in Destin, it seemed like I worked with this crew just about every weekend so it was exciting to be reunited with some of the best in that local market again.

As far as our staff goes, we had Eric Partin officiating, Cam Ray playing keys for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and then I got to work the reception with DJ Josh B as the wedding DJs.  The venue, itself, is such a modular space and the couple took full advantage of the multiple levels that it offers.  Sally and her crew did an awesome job with the décor throughout from lounge seating on the deck to sweeping linens from the inside ceiling, etc.

When it came to the dancing, this crowd was ready! The space is so well lit that everything just popped!  Each song seemed to go over perfect and the dance floor filled almost immediately.  In our venue review, we used a ton of photos from this wedding so to not be repetitive; we leave you with this highlight reel we put together.  We wish Alex and Lauren many happy years together!

Venue Spotlight: Rutherford’s 465 (Regatta Bay) – Destin, FL

We’re highlighting another venue today in Destin, FL called “Rutherford’s 465“. It is located inside the Regatta Bay community. This is a property owned and ran by Legendary  Inc.

This is a great venue for those that are not looking for a beach atmosphere but still want that serene and peaceful vibe. Guest count wise, you can comfortably accommodate up to 200 people here but you can also configure the room to feel full with 30-40 guests. The modular ability of this venue is limitless.

To start, there is plenty of parking. You would think this would be an obvious feature, but not in this tourist town. Parking is scarce at most venues but not here. This is a crucial feature that too many people with large guest counts overlook when they decide on a venue.

Ceremonies can be done here on the adjacent lawn to the left of the venue. This little nook has a very garden’esque look to it with the foliage and well-manicured lawns. It’s very quiet as well at this venue so you’re sure to have an uninterrupted ceremony.

Regatta Bay

The walk from the ceremony site to the reception location is only about 40-50 yards. There’s a back deck that is used for cocktail hour which boasts a 2 level deck. A live musician (which you can also book through us as this particular couple did) can set-up and serenade guests as hors’ d’oeuvres are passed and cocktail drinks are served.

Rutherfords 465 Wedding Musician

Dinner is usually inside. The room can be divided into 3 sections. If you have a small guest count, you can close off one of the sections. Another option is to use one of the 3 sections for a buffet spread. The wedding cake is almost always set-up inside so the elements don’t get to it.

Rutherfords 465 Wedding Cake B-Boy Productions

Most couples who book this venue for their wedding in the nice weather months (Spring and Fall) will then utilize the lowest level deck outside to bring guests down to dance once the dinner portion has concluded. The set-up looks amazing at night. The dance floor area is extremely large for dancing.

Rutherfords 465 Wedding Reception Deck DJ Set-up

Rutherfords 465 Wedding Reception DJ B-Boy Productions DJ

We’ve put together a video tour for you as well so you can get a simulated “walk thru” of the facility. The staff is amazing to work with. The food/catering is exquisite. This is one of the Emerald Coast’s premiere venues to consider for any type of private event function.