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The day Rachel and Adam were to be married was just the most gorgeous summer day. Traveling to their extravagant Emerald Grande wedding in Destin, Florida we encountered no delays and arrived to emerald green waters with clear blue skies and one gorgeous bride.
I knew it was going to be a wonderful day.
Rachel looked calm and relaxed surrounded by all her close family and friends, including her best friend of 17 years. They spent the day completely zoned in on Rachel and Adam, making sure everything was done and absolutely perfect, which it was.
During the ceremony, gifts were exchanged by different family and friends making each moment just as beautiful as the last. Once of the sweetest moments for everyone was when Adam gave Rachel’s daughter and nephew each personalized gift; Annabelle’s gift was a necklace engraved with the words, “I didn’t give you the gift of life, life gave me the gift of you,” which could have made anyone flood the deck with tears. Adam didn’t stop there, but gave his new nephew a compass, letting him know that he will never be lost and would always have him to help guide him. The ceremony continued with more acts of loves, hugs, and prayers.
Their wedding had so much love and thoughtfulness from everyone, many of who traveled all the way from Texas to be there for them. Adam’s father serenaded them both during dinner (the absolute cutest) following toasts from parents, siblings, and friends who brought the whole darn house down.
With support like that Rachel and Adam you both can get through anything.
Congratulations to your union! We were honored to have been able to be there and witness it all!
Primary Shooter: Rachel W // Second Shooter: Rachel O.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Aislinn Kate Photography // GETTING READY VENUE: Emerald Grande // CEREMONY: Captain’s Deck – Emerald Grande // RECEPTION: Grand Ballroom – Emerald Grande // FLOWERS: Howard with Green House (Bridal Bouquet & Boutonniere) // DJ: DJ Zoran // TRANSPORTATION: Emerald Grande Boat // CAKES: Destination Cake // OFFICIANT: Pastor Rob Lopez // HAIR & MAKEUP: Vivid & Vivacious by Brittany Turner // WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: Bridal Galleria // BRIDESMAIDS DRESS SHOP: Davids Bridal // GROOM’S SUIT SHOP: Men’s Wearhouse // GROOMSMENS’ SUIT SHOPS: Men’s Wearhouse // VIDEOGRAPHY: Crestview Videography // CATERING: Emerald Grande
Eled and Dewaine’s Hilton Pensacola Beach wedding was one of the prettiest I had the opportunity to photograph this summer. I knew from the moment Eled walked into our downtown Pensacola studio that her wedding was going to be gorgeous and oh-so stylish (seriously, she has style for DAYS).
Throughout the planning process, Eled told me that she wanted a wedding day that was simple, classic, and elegant with beautiful white florals, and gold accents. It is always a pleasure working with the incredibly talented people at Fiore and I have to say, they delivered exactly what she told me she was hoping for. I LOVED the understatedly elegant ceremony on the lawn, especially the gracefully draped circular arbor and white rose petal lined aisle. It was the perfect way to have a stunning beach wedding without all that sand!! My favorite part of their gorgeous day though? The amazing classic car she reserved for the day. It was such a fantastic addition to their bride and groom portraits, and I so enjoyed photographing something a little bit different from the more traditional beach portraits we might have otherwise done.
Eled and Dewaine, your Hilton Pensacola Beach wedding was perfection. Thank you so much for including us in your day!!
Principal Photographer: TIFFANY / Second Shooter: AMY
PHOTOGRAPHY: Aislinn Kate Photography // COORDINATION: Megan K Events // GETTING READY VENUE: Hilton Pensacola Beach // CEREMONY: Hilton Pensacola Beach // RECEPTION: Hilton Pensacola Beach // FLOWERS: Fiore // CEREMONY MUSIC: Marty Stanovich // DJ: Marty Stanovich // CAKES: Publix // RENTALS: Marry Me Rentals // OFFICIANT: Kevin Tillman // HAIR: Jacey Cosentino // MAKEUP: Jacey Cosentino // BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: Betsey Johnson Blue // GROOM’S SUIT SHOP: Men’s Wearhouse // VIDEOGRAPHY: Cameron Zane (Storyteller Visuals) // CATERING: Hilton Pensacola Beach // INVITATIONS: Etsy
Jazmin and Lucio’s ceremony at Our Lady of Assumption and the Hilton Pensacola Beach wedding reception was absolutely beautiful and one of the most elegant ballroom events I have had the opportunity to photograph in quite a while. I loved the way the incredibly talented people at Wedding Walls, SoHo, and Fiore transformed the Royal Palm ballroom with graceful white draping, lush floral centerpieces, and the jaw dropping crystal chandelier dripping with orchids over the dancefloor. My favorite reception detail though, was the incredible sweetheart table set under a draped arbor, complete with its own crystal chandelier, sparkly white linens, and more stunning white florals.
More than I loved how elegant their day was, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to experience a wedding with cultural traditions other than my own. Everyone was so warm and welcoming, and while I was unfamiliar with many of the traditions they incorporated, each one was more fun than the last and I’m pretty sure I didn’t stop smiling until my head hit the pillow that night. For the record, I would be over the moon if EVERY wedding from now on had a mariachi band play during the ceremony.
Thank you so much, Jazmin and Lucio, for choosing us to photograph your wedding!! Jeremy and I had a truly incredible time with all of you and I am so grateful to have had the chance to experience something new after 10 years photographing weddings. Cheers!
Principal Photographer: TIFFANY / Second Shooter: Amy
PHOTOGRAPHY: Aislinn Kate Photography // GETTING READY VENUE: Hilton Pensacola Beach // CEREMONY: Our Lady of Assumption // RECEPTION: Hilton Pensacola Beach // FLOWERS: Fiore // CEREMONY MUSIC: Mariachi de las Americas // CAKES: Cake Gallery // RENTALS: SoHo // OFFICIANT: Father Alvaro // MAKEUP: Vy Nguyen // DECOR: Wedding Walls // VIDEOGRAPHY: Lother Co // CATERING: Hilton Pensacola Beach