Featured Wedding: Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney

Tallahassee Association of Wedding Professionals

TAWP Vendors:

Event Planner: A Piece of Cake Event Planning

Florist: Missy Gunnels Flowers

Catering: Catering Capers

Cake: Katie’s Cakes

Photo Booth: Photo Fun Booth

Fireworks : Ashley Pyrotechnics

October 8th in Greenville, Florida was the perfect day for the marriage of Taylor McKinney and Maci Bookout.

You may recognize Maci from MTV’s ‘Teen Mom.’ What brought her down to Florida? The warm weather and TAWP vendors! Maci Bookout searched WeddingWire and The Knot for wedding inspiration, where she eventually found TAWP members. Maci loved the idea of TAWP and then found Kate Pararo, from ‘A Piece of Cake Event Planning.’ The wedding was to be kept a secret by all the TAWP vendors involved.

Being so busy, Maci didn’t have much time to plan her own wedding, which is why she put all her trust in TAWP. Kate planned the entire wedding for Maci and developed the décor plan off one picture of a burgundy and gold bridal bouquet that Maci showed her. Missy Gunnels from Missy Gunnels Flowers beautifully arranged the bride’s bouquet as well as the bridal parties’. She created the stunning arrangements at the ceremony and reception table centerpieces that were perfect. Missy perfectly portrayed the image that Maci had for her florals.

The food, provided by Catering Capers, was a hit. The guests, the newlyweds, and crew could not stop raving about it. The food was delicious. The rest of the night was spent dancing and taking pictures in the photo booth from ‘Photo Fun Booth.’ The wedding guests and kids loved all the props ‘Photo Fun Booth’ brought to help depict this perfect night. The end of the night was sealed with the flawless donut cake provided by ‘Katie’s Cakes and Catering.’

There is no doubt that this stunning donut cake was one of a kind! Then at the end of the night, there was a surprise firework show for the guest put on by Ashley Pyrotechnics. It was amazing. The entire ceremony and reception was recorded by MTV crews, which was a whole new experience for the TAWP vendors. One month later, the entire wedding was played on ‘MTV and was featured as the cover story in Us Weekly Magazine.