I didn’t meet Mitch and Erica until the week of their wedding, so I didn’t know what to expect from this Iowa couple . . . but from the minute they walked into Bagelheads for a pre-wedding coffee pow-wow, I was so excited to be a part of their day (by the way, I have never written “pow-wow” before and had to look up the spelling – it can be alternately pow-wow, powwow, or pau-wau, in case you were wondering. Weird.). They are both sweet and genuine, and now I secretly want to be friends not only with them, but with their bridal party as well. I’ve never laughed so hard!
ceremony venue saint anne catholic church in west pensacola
bridal gown bridal suite
flowers blooms a million
beignets seville quarter
When I first met Brenna, she had her heart set on shooting her engagement portrait with Brian in Bellingrath Gardens, outside of Mobile. She told me a bit about it, and I was sold. I have to say, the gardens didn’t disappoint. Everywhere we looked was another incredible backdrop for this adorable couple, and I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite engagements ever.
Also, do you think Mr .Bellingrath would mind if I moved into his gardens? Seriously – I die.
This is a frog. On a lilypad. Hanging out while we were taking the shots above. Is this a fairytale?
If Bellingrath Gardens feels the need to apologize for this, then I officially retire from any and all gardening.
Andrea and Justin’s wedding was delicious. Really. After a sweet ceremony downtown, their guests feasted on ice cream, cupcakes, chocolate-covered strawberries, red velvet cake, and more… A sparkler exit and a horse-drawn carriage completed a perfect evening.
Congratulations to Andrea and Justin as they begin their new life in Savannah!
ceremony venue the barkley house in downtown pensacola
reception venue the pensacola museum of commerce
bridal gown the bridal loft
bridesmaids’ dresses handmade by andrea’s mom (come on and admit it – you’re impressed!)
flowers open rose
cakes nouveau pastries
cupcakes kim’s cupcake and sweets boutique
horse-drawn carriage cinderella carriages of pensacola
This was such a sweet way to do a “first look.” We cleared the field and had Andrea walk down the aisle to Justin while a favorite song was playing for them (and how cute is Justin’s face here?).
Thanks to the fabulous officers who let us commandeer their motorcycles on Palafox Pier!
Andrea’s bridesmaids carried parasols instead of bouquets – which fit in so well with the vintage vibe going on downtown…
Kind of obsessed with these shoes…
Incredible mini-cupcakes in old-fashioned flavors…these are Creamsicle and Strawberry Milkshake (check out the wooden popsicle stick and the straw!).