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MacKenzie Paul & Scott Hess

Take Me Away


Married

Oct 19, 2019
Alys Beach , Florida


Photo Credit

Pure 7 Studios


Style Guide


Color Palette



Style

Beach, Destination


Season

Fall





The Proposal

It was June 6, 2018 and I was working in Seaside, Florida at the time. Scott asked if I wanted to meet him at the Watercolor Margarita Bar after work, which is the place where we first met. I said, “sure – we haven’t been there in forever!” Scott was being very quiet as we sat down and ordered. I noticed his hands were shaking every time he went to dip his chips in the salsa. I thought this was a little weird as Scott is always talking about something! After dinner, he suggested we take a walk and that’s when he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. I was so shocked that my first words were, “are you kidding me” and then I said, “of course”! We celebrated with a couple of my friends and sister with champagne and roses.The whole night was an absolute dream!

MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Bride Getting Ready
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Engagement Ring
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Brides Gown
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Bride Getting Ready
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Engagement Ring
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Brides Gown
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In Preparation

Preparing for our Alys Beach Wedding wouldn’t have been possible without my mom, Kim, and my planner, Sheril Greenstein. Sheril really took the reins and took so much stress off me and my mom. Since we had over a year to prepare, we were able to take our time making decisions. All of our vendors made our big day come together flawlessly. Surprisingly, I never felt overwhelmed! I loved the entire process leading up to our ceremony and watching our wedding vision come to life.

MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Bride And Groom First Look
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Decor (1)
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Guest Book
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Bride And Groom First Look
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Decor (1)
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Guest Book
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The Big Day

On October 19, 2019, I woke up to rain and dreariness. The ceremony and reception were both taking place outside at 5:30pm that night so we had to make a quick decision about using a tent. We opted to forgo the tent because we wanted to enjoy the openness and greenery of the venue. Afterall, that’s why we chose it in the first place! The rain continued to fall until right before the first look and pictures. The ceremony itself was perfect. Seeing Scott’s face filled with joy as I walked down the aisle, and the faces of our loved ones, made me feel so blessed. The reception tent was breathtaking, the food was delicious, and the band was rocking.

MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Bride And Groom Walking Down The Aisle
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Reception Champagne Wall
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Reception Food
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Bride And Groom Walking Down The Aisle
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Reception Champagne Wall
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Reception Food
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The Retreat

After the wedding we stayed at The Pearl in Rosemary Beach, Florida for a few nights to unwind from the weekend – it was our “mini-moon.” We’re going to plan an actual honeymoon in the near future…if we can ever decide on a destination!

MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Reception Tent
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Cake (1)
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Bride And Groom Dancing At The Reception
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Reception Tent
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Cake (1)
MacKenzie Paul And Scott Hess Alys Beach Florida Wedding Bride And Groom Dancing At The Reception
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Contributing Vendors

PHOTOGRAPHER

Pure 7 Studios

EVENT PLANNER

Shindigs By Sheril

FLORIST

Myrtie Blue

CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE

Alys Beach

CATERER

Townsend Catering

WEDDING & GROOM’S CAKES

Sweet For Sirten

RENTALS & DECOR

Myrtie Blue

Townsend Catering

INVITATIONS

The Stoval Collection

GOWN

Margaret Ellen Bridal

HAIR

Marci Bess from Gallant Glam

MAKEUP

Jamie Gummere from Blush Beauty Lounge

ENTERTAINMENT

Atlanta Party Band

VIDEOGRAPHER

SixPence Productions

TRANSPORTATION

Mr. Mike’s Transport

MINI-MOON ACCOMMODATIONS

The Pearl

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