March 20, 2017

Heather + Peter | Skopelos at New World Wedding

Downtown Pensacola must be one of the most amazing areas ever to host a wedding.  Not only are there great venues to choose from, but the options really are endless when it comes to the vibe you’d like to create in your photographs.   We are so fortunate to have amazing greenery in our parks, the beautiful waters of the Gulf within walking distance, and great historic buildings to create imaginative backdrops of scenery for our clients.

Heather and Peter decided to have their wedding ceremony and reception at Skopelos at New World located in the heart of downtown Pensacola.  Their indoor ceremony, led by officiant Mike Taylor, included the groom’s father sharing sentimental words of wisdom as well as how excited he is to have Heather as his new daughter-in-law.  Peter could hardly hold back the tears as he saw his beautiful bride for the first time.  Heather’s heirloom veil was detailed with lace given by her late grandmother sewn into angelic wings.

The reception was very upbeat and fun as mingling, dancing and games provided their guests with a great celebration experience.  The large dance floor made it easy for everyone to shake it while the little ones just ran in circles around everyone.   As Peter and Heather made their grand exit, everyone cheered and sparkled them into their new life together.  Thanks for allowing us to be part of your day, guys!

Best-

Jeremy

ASSOCIATE COLLECTION  //  Principal Photographer: Jeremy  //  Second Shooter: Rachel O.  //  Assistant: Rachel W.

 

PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN

COORDINATION: Brandi with Skopelos New World // GETTING READY VENUE: The Inn // CEREMONY: Skopelos at New World   // RECEPTION: Skopelos at New World // FLOWERS: Self // CEREMONY MUSIC: Boogie Inc  // DJ: Boogie Inc // CAKES: Mad Batter Bakery // DRAPING: Wedding Walls // OFFICIANT: Mike Taylor // HAIR: Alyssa w/ Belk  // WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Oleg Casini // WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: David’s Bridal // BRIDESMAIDS DRESS SHOP: David’s Bridal // GROOM’S SUIT DESIGNER: Vera Wang // GROOM’S SUIT SHOP: Men’s Wearhouse // GROOMSMEN’S SUIT DESIGNER: Vera Wang // GROOMSMEN’S SUIT SHOPS: Men’s Wearhouse // CATERING: Skopelos at New World

March 7, 2017

Vidya + Sumeet | Mobile Indian Wedding

It’s official – I love photographing Indian weddings.  I’ve only the opportunity to photograph a handful of them, but they are truly some of my very favorite experiences and I hope I have the chance to be a part of many, many more.  I enjoy that the wedding experience spans multiple days; even on the day of the actual marriage ceremony, the day is full from sunrise until, well, the next sunrise, with intimate moments and traditions that include not only the bride and groom, but their entire families.

Vidya and Sumeet’s nuptial experience was incredible.  I started out on Friday by photographing the sangeet, which was a great way to meet both families.  On Saturday, we started at 6am in the gorgeous Governor’s Suite at The Battle House.   Vidya’s cream and gold wedding sari was stunning, and I enjoyed how much dressing the bride is a group affair (and after seeing how much detail went into folding the sari properly and selecting the jewelry, I see why!).  Although this wasn’t my first Indian wedding, it was my first baraat – which has now become my very favorite wedding tradition in any culture!  Sumeet explained it to me as the traditional arrival of the groom to the ceremony.  In actuality, what happened was this: Sumeet walked into the streets of downtown Mobile with about 60 family members (and some friends), and mounted a horse (who was adorned with his own gorgeous wedding-day horse outfit).  A dhol-player (a dhol is a traditional drum) started a beat and a mobile DJ began blasting some tunes, and everyone literally danced their way around the block, with cars slowing down to rubberneck this incredibly high-energy and colorful parade.  The baraat ended with Sumeet being officially welcomed by Vidya’s parents (and the bride’s entire family).

The ceremony took place in the Moonlight Ballroom at The Battle House, with a large custom mandap, draped with flowing white fabric and backed by a gorgeous beaded backdrop.  The two-and-a-half our ceremony was rich with traditions, and I absolutely loved seeing everything through a child’s eyes.  My team and I delighted in every new experience, laughed along with the family, and worked hard to make timeless and beautiful photographs for Sumeet, Vidya, and their families.

After a complete wardrobe change (Vidya’s pink and gold bridal lehenga was stunning!), the couple joined their guests that evening for a beautiful cocktail hour and full reception.  The DJ played a perfect mix of Indian and American music, encouraging every person of every generation to dance the night away on the huge dance floor.  I said goodbye at midnight and danced my way back to my own hotel room, with adrenaline coursing through my veins, excited to start viewing the photos from what was an absolutely magical day.  THANK YOU to Vidya and Sumeet for asking me to be a part of your wedding.  These photos are some of my favorites of my career, and I am so appreciative of your willingness to teach me about your traditions and allow me to see it all through my lens.

SIGNATURE WEDDING  //  Principal Photographer: Aislinn  //  Second Shooters: Rachel O. + Mallory  //  Assistant: Grace








PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:

SANGEET VENUE: Bragg-Mitchell Mansion // GETTING READY VENUE: The Battle House Hotel // CEREMONY: The Battle House Hotel // RECEPTION: The Battle House Hotel // FLOWERS: Southern Veranda // DJ: One2Entertainment // DHOL PLAYER: One2Entertainment // MANDAP DESIGN: Natasha Décor // CAKES: Pollman’s Bake Shop // RENTALS: Soho Rentals // OFFICIANT: Sri Marepalli Naga Venkata Sastri // HAIR: TMAC’S Hair Studio // MAKEUP: TMAC’S Hair Studio // WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Moksha Chennai // GROOM’S SUIT DESIGNER: DC Custom Clothier // VIDEOGRAPHY: RK Wedding Collections // CATERING: Sri Krishna Vilas // INVITATIONS: Baroque by Kavita

March 1, 2017

Megan + Ryan | Sowell Farms Wedding

Getting to know Megan and Ryan over the past couple of months has been amazing. As with all weddings, it is such a journey and has meaning not only to the couple, but to their family and the team they choose to work. It’s always amazing to me to see how everything ties together on the actual day of the wedding. Megan and Ryan’s big day did not disappoint! .

The ladies began the day preparing for everything in Pensacola before heading to the wonderful Sowell Farms in Milton to set up for the couple’s first look. The woodsy area on the property proved to be a perfect space to begin their day together before joining the rest of the bridal party. The ceremony in front of the majestic barn was warmed by beautifully written vows to one another, as well as the setting sun.

One thing that is undeniable about Megan is her attention to details, which certainly didn’t go unnoticed at the reception. Gold sequins, beautiful florals, and fabulous center pieces are just a few to mention. As bubbles floated from high above, the couple enjoyed their first dance together before the party began, and guests didn’t leave the dance floor until the sparklers were lit and the newlyweds began their escape.

Megan and Ryan’s wedding was beautiful and fun and everything that an engaged couple could hope for on their wedding day. Their love, respect and admiration for one another was absolute and indisputable. It was an honor to capture all the amazing that they have created.

ASSOCIATE COLLECTION // Principal Photographer: Jeremy // Second Shooter: Rachel O. // Assistant: Rachel W.

 

 

PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:

PHOTOGRAPHY: Jeremy with Aislinn Kate Photography  //  COORDINATION: Ashlie Abbott // GETTING READY VENUE: HILTON GARDEN INN // CEREMONY & RECEPTION: SOWELL FARMS // FLOWERS: JACKIE HUBBELL (SOUTHERN FLORAL TRADITIONS) // CEREMONY MUSIC/DJ: TOM SCHWARTZ (TOMCAT PRODUCTIONS) // TRANSPORTATION: ROYAL LIMO AND SHUTTLE // CAKE: BETTY WEBER // RENTALS: MARRY ME WEDDING RENTALS & WEDDING WALLS // DRAPING: SOWELL FARMS // OFFICIANT: PAM ROGERSON // HAIR: PENTON HOUSE // MAKEUP: MELODY WEBER & PENTON HOUSE // WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: ESSENSE OF AUSTRALIA // WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: I DO BRIDAL // BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: ETSY // BRIDESMAIDS DRESS DESIGNER: ALFRED SUNG // BRIDESMAIDS DRESS SHOP: BRIDAL SUITE // GROOM/GROOMSMEN’S SUIT DESIGNER: ALLURE // GROOM/GROOMSMEN’S SUIT SHOP: GENTS ON 9 MILE // CATERING: CHARTWELLS // INVITATIONS: MINTED