Going to the Seaside Chapel
Darby & Will, November 2014
Will is from Albany, Georgia, and Darby is from Tupelo, Mississippi. They met at a wedding at Seaside’s very own Bud & Alley’s Restaurant and had their first official date at 30-A’s iconic Red Bar located in Grayton Beach—both very popular destinations in the area. Naturally, the couple had to get married at the beach! Will’s parents lived in Seagrove Beach, and Darby’s family vacationed on 30-A throughout her life, making their Seaside nuptials even more special.
The couple got engaged on July 4, 2014, at Lake Bruin in Louisiana. When planning their upcoming wedding, it was a no-brainer for them to tie the knot right where it all began in the heart of Seaside. “When I was little and even while I was living there, I always saw myself getting married at The Chapel at Seaside,” says Darby. “It’s really special to Will, too, because his sister Haley got married at The Chapel in 2010.” The visions they had for their wedding were always right in line; they always wanted the exact same things. The reception was held nearby at the Seaside Lyceum.
Heather Archdeacon-Williams from Defining Moments by Heather was the couple’s wedding planner and made the process such a joy. Leaving most of the planning to his bride to be, Will knew he wanted to take on planning the rehearsal dinner to make it even more sentimental by having it where they began their love story, at The Red Bar.
The Chapel at Seaside was honored to host the bride and groom, along with their family and friends, for this sentimental moment in time. Read more and see photos in VIE magazine’s May/June 2015 issue here.