I am so excited to share details from Ashley and Brett's wedding day with you today! Their wedding was one of those "perfect day out of a fairytale" kinds of wedding days. The two of them are so kind, caring, and truly genuine people that it was an absolute pleasure and joy working with them to plan their wedding day. The moment that we started chatting at our initial meeting, I knew that their wedding day would be one filled with character but also with love ... because these two have *that* special kind of love - the kind that fills a room, the kind that makes you melt when you see the two of them together. Their wedding day took place at the Pensacola Country Club, and they were joined by 100 of their closest friends and family.
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!
Amanda's dress was amazing! It was filled with so many details - the beading and lace was beautifully done and it was absolutely incredible.
I love this image of Amanda's mom looking at her. This describes their love for each other so well.
Nick was incredibly handsome that day as well!
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!
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!
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!
I loved the lace detail chair backs that they had for their Bride and Groom chairs!
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!
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!
Congratulations Amanda and Nick, I hope that you have an amazing life together!!
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
I am so excited to be sharing this wedding with you today. Kayley and Brian were married last summer at Old Christ Church with their reception at the Museum of Commerce, and I have been waiting until this week to post it for a few different reasons. Brian is in the Marines, and the majority of their guests who attended their wedding were also in the military, and wore their dress blues. It was an incredible sight to see and amazing to be a part of.
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!
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.
Every now and then, I get to design an invitation suite that is just elegant, pretty, and fun all rolled into one. This was one of my favorite suites I was able to make this year for one of our styled shoots this past spring. I designed every element, and even lasercut the envelopes out with a machine, rather than leaving the edges square, adding an envelope liner inside as well. Our photographer for the day, Ashley Victoria, did such a good job laying them out and taking the photos of their beauty. On the first two, she laid them on the wedding dress, and the last one was on top of a vintage table supplied by Angela of Hemstitch Vintage Rentals.