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The Legend of Spanish Moss

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If you have visited the Bay House, you know our Oak trees are covered in enchanting Spanish Moss. There are many legends describing where the moss comes from and ironically, they all involve a Spanish man and woman who have fallen in love.

There’s an old, old legend, that’s whispered with Southern folks
About the lacey Spanish Moss that garlands the great oaks.
A lovely princess and her love, upon their wedding day
Were struck down by a savage foe, amidst a bitter fray;
United in death they were buried, so the legend go
‘Neath an oak’s strong, friendly arms, protected from their foe
There, as was the custom, they cut the bride’s long hair with love
And hung its shining blackness on the spreading oak above;
Untouched, undisturbed it hung there, for all the world to see,
And with the years the locks turned grey and spread from tree to tree.

Where ever the moss comes from, it makes an excellent back drop for your Destin or Fort Walton Beach wedding photos!

To see more photos from Tarah + Mac’s wedding, check out this link.


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