Choosing Our Destin-ation


Growing up, my family had a special vacation spot we'd retreat to every few months. For us, that perfect getaway was Destin, Florida. Nowadays I just can't get enough of the white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. For those of you who've never heard of Destin, it's a charming little beach town so quaint Hollywood even used its neighboring town in the film "The Truman Show" to depict picture perfect suburbia. The first time Justin and I visited Destin together was in high school, just after we started dating. Thankfully Justin and my little brother were connected at the hip so I wasn't the only one begging my parents to let him tag along. I'll never forget the first time we walked on the beach together. When college came around and the challenge of a long distance relationship took shape, we'd always meet halfway between our schools, in Destin. It was the town that kept us together for so many years. So when the question of where to get married arose, there was really only one answer. We always wanted to have a destination wedding, where our friends and family would come together for a week of events, ending with the big day. Destin, which sits 7 hours from our hometown, was the only choice. The Knot even named it one of the top wedding destinations in the country, so you can imagine our excitement to share this special place with all of our loved ones!

Tomorrow I'll be sharing pictures from all of the events that took place leading up to the big day. xo


Personalized straws designed by Party Planned!

87 comments:

  1. Fantastic!





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  2. gorgoues! can't wait to see more pictures :)

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  3. Growing up in Florida I've spent a ton of time in Destin, I could not agree more about the beautiful of it. Can't wait to see more of your pictures!

    Amy

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  4. Destin looks beautiful - you don't get gorgeous blue sea like that where I live! :-) Can't wait to see more pictures!

    Em
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  5. wow, what a wonderful picture selection. can't wait to see more.gorgeous <3
    kisses to you
    maren anita

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  6. This looks like an amazing destination and really can't wait to see your wedding pics :)


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  7. amazing destination for your wedding!!

    the STYLE Fringe BLOG
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  8. Such pretty pictures! I cant wait to see more :)

    xo Teresa
    delightfullydarling.com
    *Im hosting 2 giveaways on my blog, right now!

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  9. So crazy you already met in highschool ! Looks like a very nice place, can't wait to see more !

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    new outfit post

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  10. Wow, the destination look like paradise. Its so beautiful.
    I'm so excited to see the other wedding pictures like your dress and the flower.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  11. Can't wait to see more pics Anna! Love the last shot
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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  12. Wonderfull place Anna! http://chiaralike.blogspot.it/

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  13. oh my gawd!!! stunningg!! can't wait for the pics!!

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  14. wow what a beautiful place :) the last picture is a great idea :)

    sammie
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  15. Oh this will be a great location!
    Can't wait for the pics tomorrow!

    Love, Jennifer

    thefrontrowofstyle.blogspot.nl

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  16. those pictures are very convincing - it looks beautiful!

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  17. Anna, I would like to take this early opportunity (before all the big congrats coming in) to wish you and Justin all the best in this new journey of yours.. may you both be blessed with happiness and togetherness, always :)

    Come see my new post when you can :)
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  18. how beautiful pictures!
    2 giveaways on my blog:)
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  19. I'm very curious about your upcoming posts!!
    I really love the last photo of you, you make
    such a fabulous couple.

    LOVE,
    PurePreciousPerfection.blogspot.com

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  20. So lucky! Looks so warm and relaxing!

    Cannot wait to see your wedding pics :)

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  21. Coming from Florida, I know how beautiful of a place Destin can be...what a perfect choice!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  22. WOW!! Looks gorgeous! Cannot wait to see the pictures!!

    Sarah
    smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

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  23. I love Destin! Cant wait to see the rest of the pictures!

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  24. What a beautiful place, look at the water! Can't wait to see the pictures! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  25. yay! Can't wait to see the photos! I LOVE Destin! The beaches are the best! I go there all of the time :)

    ~Shandrese
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  26. i love destin! it is by far my favorite place in florida to vacation. so beautiful! xx

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  27. Awwwwwww, the straw! I became obsessed with striped straws during our wedding planning, can't wait to see more!

    Carly
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  28. Too cute! I love Destin... so gorgeous!!! I can't wait to see pics from your big day! :)

    <3 Melissa
    http://scribble-n-dash.blogspot.com/

    (here are some of our wedding pics... http://scribble-n-dash.blogspot.com/2012/05/bit-of-nostalgia.html )

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  29. Too lovely for words Anna....cant wait for your pics! hope you could stop by my new outfit post & let me know what you think! :-)

    Rebecca
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  30. wow!!! it looks beautiful! now i've added it to my bucket list of places to see. can't wait to read more about your big day (er, week)!!!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  31. Destin looks gorgeous! I have never heard of it, thanks for sharing. Congrats on your wedding! Married life is the best. From this picture I would guess your gown is by Lazaro? Am I right? Can't wait to see the whole thing.

    Hope all is well!

    xo,

    Taylor
    www.taylormorgandesign.blogspot.com

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  32. Destin - so pretty. Picture-perfect and marvelous for a wedding! Can't wait for the photos. :)

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  33. Gorgeous sneak peak! Super excited to see more :)

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  34. Beautiful! Can't wait to see more pics this week!!

    xoxo

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  35. Sweetheart neckline! Can't wait to see your full wedding adornment :) The destination is incredible, what a dream wedding spot with the gorgeous sea nad sky!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  36. Oh my god! It is so beautiful, it looks like the perfect place for a wedding :)

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  37. Congrats!! So beautiful!! Can't wait for more photos to come! xoxo
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  38. Ahhhh! Can't wait to see more pictures! xoxo A-

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  39. I totally relate. We vacationed every summer in Sanibel Island, Florida. Now that I have a son, all that I want is for him to experience the same thing. It's so great having a place that is special with so many memories.

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  40. It really looks amazing! Love the photo of you two!

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  41. it looks lovely!!

    if you get a sec, ill have a new outfit post up ina few, if you could check it out, thanks

    Eimear x

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  42. YAY! I am so excited that you are sharing all of the details and pictures... I know you must've looked amazing and can't wait to see! :)

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  43. Destin looks nothing short of gorgeous. Congratulations, Anna!!

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  44. Such a cute pic of you two. Can't wait to see more!!

    Christina
    www.becauseofmadalene.com

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  45. Take me there! It looks fab! So Destin is on the list...maybe sometime in the future:) Love Caroline

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  46. So beautiful and romantic!!

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  47. Destin will have to be on my list of future vacation destinations for sure! I can see why Hollywood would film a movie there. Love the pics!

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  48. You must have looked amazing:D I can't wait to C more pics:D:*

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  49. wow, this is so cute ! plus Destin means "fate" in french, how perfect ! you guys are such a sweet couple <3

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  50. Amazing location, wow! ♥
    I'm really curious about the next posts! :D

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  51. These are gorgeous pictures <3 Also, the story behind it and what you associate with it is lovely

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  52. Oh my heavens!! I cannot wait to see photos. Beautiful location and story :)

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  53. So fun! Can't wait to see the rest of your photos!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  54. I am enjoying all of your fabulous posts on LaurenConrad.com as well as on your own blog here! I love event planning and seeing different people's wedding pictures so I'm so excited that you are sharing yours with your fans! You ooze fabulous so I can only imagine what you have in store to show us during your Wedding Week!

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  55. What a gorgeous location. I love the idea of a destination wedding and celebrating all week long! Can't wait to see the rest of your posts!!

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  56. it looks beautiful can't wait to see how the wedding photos turned out i bet they're just perfect!

    City Style

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  57. Ahhh so beyond jealous Anna! I can't wait to see wedding pics ;) I'm sure you'll have the PERFECT wedding dress!

    xo
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  58. Love it! Can't wait to see more photos!

    Saini
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  59. OMG I CANT WAIT TO SEE THE PICTURES
    you're killing me!
    haha

    check out my blog? :)
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  61. this is so beautiful! I am so happy for you and Justin and can't WAIT to see the photographs! thank you for sharing with us :)

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  62. I love that the location had a very dear special meaning for both of you, it makes the wedding so oh extra sweet. Looking forward to the pictures.

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  63. Ah it's my wish to visit Florida one day!:) Beautiful pics!!!
    Happy Tuesday!! kisses
    Jelena

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  64. Aww what a great location, holding so many memories. I am currently in a long distance relationship (Cali - FL).
    Can't wait to see your dress later this week!!

    xx-MC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

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  65. I have always wanted to visit Florida - Destin looks amazing :) It's definitely going onto my travel list.

    Ps - Thanks for your comment today. Loving your blog, cannot believe I only found it now ;)

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  66. Destin looks absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see more wedding photos!

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

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  67. Wonderful!!!
    Nice blog!!
    Kisses

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  68. I love that you picked a locale that meant something to the two of you! Absolutely gorgeous! Cannot wait to see the rest of your wedding details!!

    Chelsea
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  69. Hi Honey....! This is so amazing, I love this post. I'm having my vacation in Destin this summer too. My family's living in Tallahassee and we're going there quite often too! Love this town, it's a little paradise ;) Have a great wedding and honeymoon and a lovely time in Destin! xoxo Nini

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  70. Looks like a truly special place to get married! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog, and I am so happy to have discovered yours!
    xo K
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  71. You stopped by my blog which is crazy! I have followed your blog for a long time! I hope you continue to read mine. Much appreciated. Congrats too! xo

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  72. I love Destin, I go there almost every year for vacation. Definitely a beautiful place for a destination wedding , especially since the store behind it is beautiful :)

    Xo

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  73. Congratulations! you look so happy!
    Xox
    Borka
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  74. I soo love the wedding kiss and i can't helped it but pinned it!

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  75. Love it! Such amazing scenery!

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  76. beautiful Anna! i work in Destin and it's amazing! congrats on being a newlywed and your wedding date is a day before mine!

    xoxo

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  77. What a beautiful destination! Destin is only about 45 minutes or an hour away from where we are located! Love your blog!

    xo, Peyton + Madison
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  78. i think that Destin is the best location for the beach wedding and now a day beach wedding is really famous and as i know that many wedding companies are their in the Destin that provide best wedding plan....More Info

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