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{Amanda and Nick} Old Christ Church and Crowne Plaza Pensacola Wedding

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I am so excited to share Amanda and Nick's wedding with you today!  They were married in March of this year and had their ceremony at Old Christ Church, with their reception in the ballroom at the Crowne Plaza in Pensacola. Amanda and Nick have dated for quite a long time, so this wedding meant a lot to so many of them.  I didn't actually get to meet Nick until the weekend of the wedding, but the minute that I met him and saw the two of them together, I knew that these two lovebirds would have an amazing wedding day and an incredible marriage after.  They are a great team, and I know that they are going to have an amazing life together!  Thanks so much to Alley Kat Photography for sharing these photos below from their wedding day.  Their Pensacola wedding was beautiful!

Amanda knew the kind of wedding that she wanted to have from the first time that we met.  Romantic, vintage, filled with lace and babies breath, cotton and shabby chic details.  Blush pinks, ivories, and navy blues were added into the mix to complete her dream wedding.  From vintage birdhouses filled with flowers for centerpieces to her amazing dress, this wedding is one that was filled with eye-catching details.

One of the first things I learned about working with Amanda is how closely knit their families are.  Amanda, her mom, and her sister are so close and every meeting that we had together, I saw this love firsthand.  They all were always so loving with each other, and were an amazing family to get to be a part of their lives with while planning!

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Amanda's dress was amazing!  It was filled with so many details - the beading and lace was beautifully done and it was absolutely incredible.

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pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
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I love this image of Amanda's mom looking at her.  This describes their love for each other so well.

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pensacola wedding - bridal portraits
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Nick was incredibly handsome that day as well!

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pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
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On the way to the ceremony, they took the Five Flags Trolley from the Crowne Plaza to Old Christ Church.  It made for a very relaxing ride to Old Christ Church and then back to the Crowne Plaza after the ceremony!

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pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding

When it came time for the rings, Amanda had kept a fake toy ring that Nick had given her years ago.  Nick was pretty surprised when this same ring was placed in his hand during the ceremony! However, there was no need to worry, as they had special a "Ring Security" gentleman come and and bring the real one during the ceremony!

pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding

After the ceremony, everyone headed to the Crowne Plaza for the reception, which was filled with vintage items from Hemstitch Vintage.  We incorporated birdcages, cotton, beautiful pink flowers of many different kinds, and they even had lace chair backs for the Mr. and Mrs. Chairs!

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pensacola wedding planner - shabby chic wedding babies breath
pensacola wedding planner - shabby chic wedding babies breath
pensacola wedding planner - shabby chic wedding babies breath

I loved the lace detail chair backs that they had for their Bride and Groom chairs!

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pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding

Instead of having a traditional wedding cake, Amanda and Nick opted for an incredible candy buffet.  All of these sweets made the room smell so good!  With dozens of cupcakes, chocolates, and sweet treats for people to choose from, everyone had something to enjoy that they liked to eat.

Amanda changed into a sparkly gorgeous dress about halfway through the reception.  It was a beautiful going-away dress!

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For their exit, Amanda and Nick chose to have guests throw mini airplanes instead of bubbles or sparklers.  It was a great nod to Nick's military career.  We gave each guest a few so that they could toss more than one as they were leaving.  It definitely made everyone laugh and added a bit more fun to the night too!

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pensacola wedding planner - reception alternative exit
pensacola wedding planner - old christ church wedding

Congratulations Amanda and Nick, I hope that you have an amazing life together!!

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Pensacola Wedding Planning and Paper Goods Design:  Grace and Serendipity // Ceremony Venue:  Old Christ Church // Reception Venue:  Crowne Plaza // Photography:  Alley Kat Photography // Vintage Decor: Hemstitch Vintage Rentals //Florals:  Fiore of Pensacola // Cake and Cupcakes:  Oh Snap // DJ:  AnyDayDJ // Bridal Gown:  Renee's Bridal // Bridesmaids and Flower Girl Dresses:  made by Amanda's mom // Bride's Bouquet:  made by Amanda's aunt // Transportation:  Five Flags Trolley

{Ashley and Brett} Pensacola Country Club Wedding Sneak Peek!

{Ashley and Brett} Pensacola Country Club Wedding Sneak Peek!

Oh my goodness y'all. This wedding.  Was so gorgeous.  So beautiful. Simply an amazing day.  And to top it off, we could not have asked for better weather at the Pensacola Country Club. My lovely bride and groom, Ashley and Brett, are seriously two of the sweetest and kindest people I have gotten to work with.  When we met back in January, the minute that we started chatting about their wedding, I knew that they would be a fun pair of people to work with. On their wedding day, they were just so happy to be getting married - which made everyone else around them happy as could be as well! The dance floor was packed, laughter and smiles were everywhere, and even the venue coordinator couldn't believe how much good, plain FUN everyone was having! The amazing Aislinn Kate Photography was their photographer, and I am so excited to be able to share some of their wedding images with you already!  So for now, enjoy this little sneak peek (I had such a hard time choosing only a few to share!), and stay tuned for their full wedding post in the weeks ahead!

In the Press: Cosmopolitan Bride Australia Magazine!

In the Press: Cosmopolitan Bride Australia Magazine!

I am so excited to share this with you today!  Back in the early spring, I was contacted by Cosmopolitan Bride Magazine that is based in Australia.  They were doing a piece on either choosing to have social media included in your day, or if you would choose to have an unplugged wedding instead.  In my Etsy shop, I have quite a few wedding signs, but with as many as there are available, I felt incredibly excited when I had the opportunity to be published overseas. 

{Amanda and Nick} old christ church and crowne plaza pensacola wedding sneak peek!

{Amanda and Nick} old christ church and crowne plaza pensacola wedding sneak peek!

I am so excited with the way that all of these elements came together for Amanda and Nick's wedding on March 22, 2014.  We planned their wedding for 364 days - we met for the first time literally one day less than a year, so we got to know each other pretty well in that time.  I worked with the bride Amanda and her mom Sheri and we had such a great time together.  Nick, the groom, was deployed for part of our planning time and then was relocated to the Northeast, so I was so excited when I finally got to meet him at rehearsal the night before the wedding.   Amanda wanted to have a country vintage shabby chic theme - combining so many different pieces, from vintage birdcages and burlap, to lace, pinks, and ivories, with navy as an accent.  Overall - I love the way it all turned out.

Why I Don't Want You to Have a Pinterest Wedding

Why I Don't Want You to Have a Pinterest Wedding

Pinterest. There is a pretty good chance that by now you have probably heard of it.  A few years ago, when it first came to be, I swooned and completely fell in love with it.  Pinning, pinning, and more pinning took place multiple times of the day for me.  I personally love to use it, and if you follow me, you know this as hardly a day goes by where I don't pin something either new or re-pin something from someone else.

{Ashley and Justin} Aubrey Hill Equestrian Center Wedding

{Ashley and Justin} Aubrey Hill Equestrian Center Wedding

Oh my goodness.  I am SO excited to finally be able to share this wedding with you all.  Ashley and Justin and I worked together for about eight months on their wedding, and it was definitely a good time had by all.  They are such a happy and easy-going couple, and let me have a lot of creative control to just make it look elegant with a touch of gothic-ness blended in.  It was one of the most naturally beautiful settings I have had to work with, as we were surrounded by grassy fields, beautiful horses, and just overall peace.

{Sarah and Dan} christ church parish and palafox house wedding

{Sarah and Dan} christ church parish and palafox house wedding

I adored this wedding that I got to be a part of this fall.  Sarah and Dan are such a sweet couple, and so fun to work with!  Ashley did a fantastic job of capturing so many pretty details.  There were so many beautiful floral elements - from rosemary at each place setting, to beautiful centerpieces and even a garland that was draped up the stairs.  Their florist Fiore did an amazing job!!

Twinkling Romance {Styled Shoot Sneak Peek!}

Last night, I was blessed to be able to do a beautiful styled shoot with my friend and office mate Tracy from Wedding Walls.  Our photographer Kate from Kates Captures had up a little sneak peek for us to enjoy last night, so I wanted to share it with you!  For now, enjoy!  More to come!

twinkling romance styled shoot - grace and serendipity
twinkling romance styled shoot - grace and serendipity

Concept:  Kristin of Grace and Serendipity and Tracy of Wedding Walls

Vendor Contributions:  Photography:  Kate's Captures // Handlettered Aisle Runner behind the cake: YOUnique Statements and I Do Aisle Runners // Flowers:  Fiore // Fabric Draping and Chiavari Chairs: Wedding Walls // Cake: Sweet Creations by Sharon // Bride's Dress: Bridal Loft // Groom's Tux:  Randalls