This sweet beach wedding comes to us from Meredith Corning of Meredith Events, based in Little Rock, Arkansas! Here’s Meredith to tell us more:
Renee and Shawn knew each other in high school over thirty years ago. They were friends and often locked eyes even back then, but alas it was not the right moment. Each went on with their lives, married, had children of their own and created stellar military careers for themselves. Sadly, both their marriages ended several years ago and with their children grown they started new lives independently…never knowing what would happen next.
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Renee and Shawn reconnected on Facebook when Shawn sent Renee a friend request. Both watched from afar the lives they leaded all these years later. Suddenly, Shawn became enamored. Renee was still as beautiful as ever and had this amazing life she had built for herself, by herself. Shawn finally sent her a private message and soon was making a trip from Navarre, Florida to Little Rock, Arkansas to visit Renee where she managed a wedding venue, The Villa Marre (remember the house from the hit series “Designing Women” in the 80’s??? Yeah that’s the one!). Their visit went so well, they were engaged one month later and Renee moved to Florida to be with Shawn…forever.
They had an intimate ceremony on the beaches of Pensacola on September 3, 2016. With only very close friends (even a couple they went to high school with) and their children and children’s families, they joined in love finally and for always. The reception took place at a private beach house. The dinner was made by family and consisted of family recipes.
Congratulations Renee & Shawn and thank you Meredith for sharing! For more information about Meredith Events, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to her website.
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Photography: Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch
Wedding Coordinator: Meredith Events
Hair/Makeup: Glamorous by Jessica Salort
Ceremony Design: PS I Love You Weddings
Videography: BJ Arnold
Reception Beach House: Paradise Beach Homes