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Alex Dalton & Rob Campbell

Your Roots, My Roots, Our Roots


Nov 4, 2017
Sandestin , Florida

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The Proposal

On December 17, Rob had a series of Christmas surprises for me. He took me for a drink at the speakeasy where we first met followed by a picturesque walk through Cheekwood Gardens. We returned home to exchange Christmas presents. I opened my present to find a wedding cake sampler from my favorite bakery. When I looked up, he pulled a ring from his pocket, got down on bended knee and proposed. His last surprise was to take us to dinner where we celebrated with amazing food and champagne.

In Preparation

We wanted our wedding to be a reflection of our Florida and Tennessee roots – to see the beauty and cohesion that marriage brings combining two families and upbringings. We wove our history into most of our wedding details. Our wedding cake topper was a 100-year-old Christmas ornament featuring two bridal turtledoves passed down to me from my grandmother. Guests received Jack Daniels and Goo Goo Clusters, an homage to our life together in Nashville. We set up Mario Kart for guests to play at our welcome party because we both enjoyed the game as children and we play together even now.

The Big Day

We woke to a picture-perfect autumn day in Florida. Like all weddings, our morning was filled with preparations, photos and laughter. For our presents to each other, Rob had commissioned an artist to paint the road where I grew up while I gifted Rob with historic maps of his family home. For the ceremony, we asked each of our parents to speak because it was important to us to be married by the four people that taught us what a great marriage could be. Following the ceremony, the party started on the Grand Lawn where guests enjoyed outdoor lounges, cocktails, a cigar bar, family-style dinner and speeches.  My dad, Rob’s brother and my sister gave speeches evoking tears as well as laughter, and they even had a surprise PowerPoint complete with photoshopped Game of Thrones references! We rounded out the evening with live music and lots of dancing.    

The Retreat

Rob gave me a map of the world so we could spend our lives filling that map with pins to mark our adventures. The first half of our honeymoon in New Zealand was spent exploring rainforests and black sand beaches, wine tasting on Waiheke Island, hiking the Routeburn trail, observing kiwis, jet boating down the Dart River, zip-lining in the mountains, kayaking the Abel Tasman Park with fur seals and flying into Milford Sound. From there we traveled to Fiji where we lounged by the pool between meals featuring incredible seafood and going scuba diving with fish, sea turtles, stingrays and sharks.

Featured Wedding Vendors


Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Ceremony Venue

The Elation Lawn at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Reception Venue

The Grand Lawn at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort



Contributing Vendors

Ceremony Entertainment

GTS Entertainment Group

Reception Entertainment 

The Blanton Reed Band

Event Planner

Defining Moments Weddings and Events

Favors + Gifts

Sweet Peony Press


Florals by the Sea


The White Room




Lacher’s Lens

Rentals + Dècor

Florals by the Sea

Rentals + Dècor

Tents of Northwest Florida


Crestview Films


Hotel Sofitel Viaduct Harbor, Auckland, NZ


Hotel St. Moritz, Queenstown, NZ


Rutherford Hotel, Nelson, NZ


Tokoriki Island Resort, Fiji

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