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Bespoke Invitation Design: Ashley and Brenton's Vibrant Floral and Letterpress Wedding Collection

Bespoke Invitation Design:  Ashley and Brenton's Vibrant Floral and Letterpress Wedding Collection

Every now and then, I work with a couple where the bride knows exactly what she wants from the beginning.  For Ashley and Brent, Ashley had a particular hue of purple, or fuchsia, that she wanted incorporated into her wedding paper design from the beginning.  Pairing that particular color with bright florals and letterpress details for the paper with incredibly soft and romantic touches incorporated into the wedding day design, when everything was complete, it is by far one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen.

{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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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
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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!

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

{ Kayley and Brian } Pensacola Old Christ Church and Museum of Commerce Wedding

{ Kayley and Brian } Pensacola Old Christ Church and Museum of Commerce Wedding

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.

{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.

This. This is Love.

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I happened to be scrolling through the photos I recently received from Cook Images to do a highlights post from Kayley and Brian's wedding day at Old Christ Church and the Museum of Commerce  this past summer, and this one photo literally took my breath away.

This.  This is love.  This was right after their ceremony, amidst 150 people, right after they walked through the sword arch, right before heading off to take photos with their Bridal Party. But even with all of the people surrounding them, they still had such an amazing love for each other that everyone around could feel it, they only had eyes for each other, and they were just so happy to be married.  THIS is why I love my job.  This right here.  And the way that Jeremy with Cook Images captured the whole day ... wow.  THAT is why you hire a professional photographer for your wedding day.  There are so many beauties just like this.  I can't wait to share them!!!

Congratulations again Kayley and Brian!

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{Jessica and Blake} Old Christ Church and Museum of Commerce Pensacola Wedding

{Jessica and Blake} Old Christ Church and Museum of Commerce Pensacola Wedding

This was one of our favorite weddings this summer, we are so excited to blog about it! Jessica and Blake were married on August 6, 2011. Their desire to have a wedding with a vintage style and a modern twist for their wedding turned out beautifully.  Thank you so much to Cook Images Photography for their beautiful images!