Emerald Grande Wedding | C+W | Destin Florida Photographer

They say black love is strong.
Black love is bold and unabashedly beautiful.
They also say black love is a journey that can only be experienced by those with skin rich in melanin.
Chyna and Wallace an epitome of black love, are a military couple that recently married at the Emerald Grand, a beautiful mansion overlooking the Destin beachfront. The wedding ceremony itself was a large outdoor affair with exquisite floral decorations featuring pretty white and lavender orchids splattered at strategic spots in the venue. Clear blue skies overlooked the wedding ceremony and beautiful weather.
The bride Chyna looked very elegant in her white lace gown with net frills at the end, her hair draped down to fall like a cascade to her shoulders while Wallace screamed handsome in his dark blue suit alongside his groomsmen. The bridesmaids added pops of color in their pretty peach-colored satin gowns.

The couple exchanged their vows, traditional rites were done and the minister announced Mr. & Mrs. Ruffin as husband and wife. You could literally feel the love from the couple’s first kiss and with plenty of wide smiles and laughter the wedding was a vibrant affair.

The wedding party was well attended by a lot of family and friends and both the young and the old gathered to shake what they all got with a vibrant energy, warmth, and positive vibes. Everybody took position on the dance floor.


The wedding cake was a beautiful one, standing three layers tall with turquoise green design.
The couple fed each other after the cake cutting and entwined their arms to drink wine to show their unity.

Everyone had something nice to say to the couple, and the bride’s father announced that this was only the beginning of the journey to completion for the couple. All in all, it was a beautiful match made in splendor and love heaven.

Watch their Destin Wedding Video

Enjoy watching their Destin wedding highlight video! We are thrilled to have been your destination wedding videographer and thank you for trusting us to capture your big day.

Watch their Destin Wedding Ceremony Edit

Watch Chyna and Wallace exchange their vows filmed in its raw format as if you were there to re-live it.

Destin Wedding Toasts For The Bride & Groom

Toast speeches are key to many wedding films. Enjoy the full, un-cut toast speeches of Chyna & Wallace’s wedding as if you were there!

Destin Beach Wedding Vendors

Here are some of the best Destin Beach wedding vendors that came together at the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village to make this wedding a success:

Videography: Dalton Young Films & Photography

Photography: Antwon Maxwell Photography

Venue: Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village

Planner: Elegant Pairings by Nicole Pair

Florist: Our Greenhouse Florals

DJ: DJ A-RON

Cake: Just Think Cake

Photobooth: Strike-A-Pose850 Photobooth