Abbey and Stu

Our Story

Their story began in October 1946, when a young man named Stu Rubin returned to his hometown of New Bern, North Carolina, to repair an old, abandoned house he had purchased. Thirty-one-year-old Stu had recently returned home from fighting in World War II. With just his guitar and an old hound dog named Clementine for company, Stu was feeling kind of lonely when 29-year-old Abbey Lunney, his former lover, showed up at his door.

Stu and Abbey first met fourteen years ago in New Bern and had a brief summer romance before Abbey moved away with her family. Abbey’s wealthy parents did not think that Stu, a poor lumberyard worker, was a suitable match for her. After finding out that Stu was single, Abbey admitted that she was engaged to a man named Nicolas and would be married in three weeks. Stu invited Abbey to stay for a crab dinner. When they went down to the dock to look in the crab cages, they see the message “Stu loves Abbey” that Stu had carved into the dock fourteen years ago.

Later, Abbey's fiancé Nicolas, a lawyer, attempted to call her many times at her hotel, but she ignored him. After visiting an art gallery and rediscovering her love for painting, Abbey met Stu at the river and the two paddled a canoe to a small, peaceful lake filled with geese and swans. It began to rain as they headed back to Stu's house, and they were soaked by the time they reached it. Stu gave Abbey some of his dry clothes to wear, and the two warmed themselves in front of the fire and shared a drink. Stu told Abbey that he still loved her, and the two rekindled their romance with some hot, steamy hand-holding.

Next day, they kissed and embraced one more time, and Abbey drove back to the hotel where she was staying. When Abbey arrived in the parking lot, she noticed Nicolas' car parked there. Before going out to meet him, she read the very last letter that Stu wrote to her professing his love and promising to always cherish the memories that they had together. After reading the letter three times, Abbey got out of the car to go speak to Nicolas. It was not revealed what she said to him or which man she ultimately chose to stay with.


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Rehearsal Dinner

6:30 PM, May 3, 2019
La Cocina
10343 E County Hwy 30A, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Exact timing to be announced.
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Wedding Ceremony, Cocktail Hour & Reception

5:00 PM, May 4, 2019
Rosemary Beach Town Hall
62-98 S Barrett Square, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Please join us for the wedding ceremony, located inside Town Hall, followed by a cocktail hour on the lawn. Dinner and dancing to follow.

5:00-5:30 Ceremony Seating | 5:30-6:00 Ceremony | 6:00-7:00 Cocktail Hour | 7:00-10:00 Reception

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Bon Voyage Brunch

10:00 AM, May 5, 2019
Rosemary Beach
TBD, Rosemary Beach, Florida 32413

Don your favorite tropical attire and continue the celebrations as we send the newlyweds off to their honeymoon in a come and go brunch.
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Wedding Party

Kendall Lunney

Maid of Honor

Becca Shwarts


Jordan Lunney


Brent Rubin

Best Man

Alan Michnoff


Ross Shwarts



Accommodation: Rosemary Beach

We are so grateful that you are making the trip to Florida to celebrate with us. We recommend staying within Rosemary Beach where most of the wedding events will take place. There are many beautiful properties to choose from, ranging in size from Flats, Lofts and Condos to full Cottages. Please provide the promo code 78536 with your reservation to join our block (use the link below to auto-filter!), or mention the "Lunney/Rubin wedding" if you book by phone.
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Airport: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)

ECP is the recommended airport, located only 25 minutes from Rosemary Beach. Most major airlines fly there including Delta, American, Southwest and United.
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Airport: Destin Fort Walton Beach (VPS)

VPS is another option for travel located about 1 hour's drive from Rosemary Beach. Most major airlines also fly there, including Allegiant, American, Delta and United.
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Getting Around

While all of the wedding festivities will be held within the Rosemary Beach area, we recommend renting a car if you wish to explore further. Rental Cars are available at ECP and VPS.

Things To Do

Beach Service Rentals

Get chairs and an umbrella to kick back and relax on the white sand beaches. Learn more

Bamboo Bicycle Company

Bikes are the best way to get around Rosemary, Seacrest, and Alys Beach. For a scenic ride, you can even bike all the way to Seaside. Learn more

Vivo Day Spa

Whether you're looking to get a facial, massage, body treatment, or hair and nails done for the wedding, Vivo is the place to go for pampering. Learn More

Seaside Central Square

Visit the quant square in Seaside for shopping and beach eats – including the best fried pickles in 30A. Fun fact: It's also the town where The Truman Show was filmed. Learn more

Hombre Golf Club

Enjoy a round beach-side golf. Learn more

30-Angler Fishing Charters

So you can catch what we eat at the wedding... Learn more

Charlie's Donut & Yogurt Truck

Be sure to get there early (and I mean early) before they run out! Learn more

Gift Registry

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