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Ryan, Shaylin and . . . "Sandy"

December 18, 2012

Photography by Memories by Billi

Shaylin contacted me months before her big day to help her with all the details of planning for her wedding day on Anna Maria Island. She and Ryan wanted to have a relaxed and stress-free day and not have to worry about all the details that go into planning a destination wedding. They recognized the challenges involved in planning a destination wedding and their need for an experienced wedding planner. The first priority was finding a venue and Shaylin & Ryan wanted a beach setting where their guests could enjoy the gulf and be in close proximity to the reception location. They chose The BeachHouse Restaurant on beautiful Anna Maria Island as the backdrop to their wedding day.

The weather is one of those unpredictable events that you can't completely plan for and, sure enough Tropical Storm "Sandy" decided to attend the ceremony that day. Despite almost hurricane strength winds, Shaylin and Ryan said their "I Do's" on the beach. And, even though we were all getting pounded with sand, the love and devotion these two have for one another was very evident they were almost oblivious to the wind. After a brief ceremony on the beach, all the guests made their way to the North Pavilion at the restaurant for cocktails and the start of the formal reception.

After the formalities of the toasts and cake-cutting, They all enjoyed an evening of celebration, they danced the night away.





"Christina was wonderful to work with. From our first phone call together, I got a great feeling that we connected in a way that she understood my needs and wants. Christina was always a phone call or email away, and would promptly respond if not currently availble. She definately wanted to make me happy for my special day! Her suggestions for vendors was very helpful and would coordinate to get times and dates I needed. She has a great sense of humor and knows the ins and outs of wedding planning. I would highly recommend Christina for anyone considering a destination wedding"

Thank-you Ryan and Shaylin for entrusting your very special day to my care!!  I wish you a lifetime of joy and happines as you begin this new adventure of husband and wife. Take care and keep in touch - I would love to hear how you are doing.

"Christina was great to work with. Planning a Florida beach wedding from Indiana would have been very difficult for us. Christina put everything together including the location, the officiant and the photographer as well as offering great ideas and additions to our ceremony. Every email was answered right away and each change was accommodated. Our ceremony was EXACTLY what we wanted. I highly recommend Weddings By Christina!"   ~   Read More »
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