May 3, 2017

Callah + Justin | Lee House Wedding

One of the things I always get excited about seeing when I arrive to photograph a wedding are the ways in which couples personalize their days.

Callah and Justin’s classic and casual wedding at the Lee House in downtown Pensacola was such a beautiful example of a couple focusing on the details that were significant to them instead of the things that weren’t all that important to them – and that makes it difficult to say what my favorite element was.

I loved her understatedly elegant, split-back Jill Jill Stuart gown, but loved it even more that she saved on the gown so she could splurge on the most beautiful sparkly Jimmy Choos.  And I loved the gorgeous art deco heirloom earring she wore, but loved it more that her mother wore them on her own wedding day.  I will say that one of the most unique details at their wedding though, (and possibly one of the coolest details I’ve ever seen) was Justin’s wedding band.  It was handmade for him by his step-dad from a dinosaur bone!!  How amazing is that?

From their sweet and funny ceremony officiated by Callah’s step-father (because he was better than a stranger they didn’t know!) and live-streamed for her brother who couldn’t be there, to the relaxed al fresco reception in the courtyard, each piece of the day told a little more about who they are.

Callah and Justin, thank you so much for letting us spend the day with you and your family, and friends.  It was a perfect spring wedding and I am so happy to have been the person to document it for you!

~T

ASSOCIATE COLLECTION  //  Principal Photographer: Tiffany  //  Second Shooter: Mallory

 


 

PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:

COORDINATION: Stephanie Mathis  //  GETTING READY VENUE: The Lee House  //  CEREMONY: The Lee House   //  RECEPTION: The Lee House  //  FLOWERS: Fiore  //  CEREMONY MUSIC: Any Day DJ  // DJ: Any Day DJ  //  CAKES: Betty Weber  //  RENTALS: Gulf Coast Tents & Event Rentals  //  OFFICIANT: Ken Hill (bride’s step-dad)  //  HAIR: Lauren Staibe – Primp Salon  //  MAKEUP: Maria Phillips – Primp Salon  //  WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Jill Jill Stuart  //  WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: BHLDN  //  BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: Jimmy Choo (Shoes), Earrings (worn by mom on her wedding day)  //  GROOM’S SUIT DESIGNER: Banana Republic  //  GROOM’S SUIT SHOP: Banana Republic //  CATERING: Great Southern

May 1, 2017

Jessica + Heath | Landshark Pensacola Beach Wedding

Today’s post is that of an adorable couple who have been together for about 10 years and FINALLY decided to make it official!  Jessica and Heath traveled from the sweet peach state of Georgia to seal their vows here on the beautiful waters of Pensacola Beach.  Margaritaville and Landshark Landing were the homes for their occasion, and make a great combination of venues for anyone looking to have their wedding on the beach.  The couple decided to do their first look on the lawn between the two spaces as their bridal party watched from afar on the balconies of their hotel rooms.

The beach ceremony, led by officiant Bryan Adams, was picture perfect with deep blue skies and just enough of an ocean breeze to feel comfortable.  Jessica did a great job working with Larry from Horizon Beach Services in choosing and adding all necessary accents and details to truly encompass that of a beach wedding with sand, shells and starfish.  The majority of their guests were not from the area, so that definitely tied into the experience for everyone.

The party at Landshark probably could have gone on all night long, with the energy coming from everyone there.  As dancing was going on inside the venue, others decided to just relax outdoors and enjoy conversation.  I’m so glad to have been a part of Jessica and Heath’s wedding.  We wish you guys the best!

-Jeremy

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

 

PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:

COORDINATION: Larry w/ Horizon  //  GETTING READY VENUE: Margaritaville  //  CEREMONY: Landshark   //  RECEPTION: Landshark  //  FLOWERS: Sunshine Designs   //  DJ: Larry and Bryan Adams //  CAKES: Betty Weber  //  OFFICIANT: Bryan Adams  //  HAIR: Brooke Whethers with Parlor 76 in Georgia // WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER:  Renee’s Bridal  //  WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: Renee’s Bridal  // BRIDESMAIDS DRESS SHOP: Prom USA (Georgia)  //  GROOM’S SUIT SHOP: Men’s Wearhouse  // CATERING: Margaritaville  //  INVITATIONS: Handmade by the bride

April 27, 2017

Beth + Chad | St. Paul Catholic Church Wedding

It has been so great getting to know Beth and Chad over the past several months.  I had the pleasure of shooting their beautiful engagement session back in October and even doing a bridal session here at our studio just a couple of months ago with Beth.  The chemistry between the two of them is so obvious.  It exudes a tenderness and happiness that seems to be nothing less than contagious to anyone they are around.

A little time has gone by since I last shot a wedding ceremony at the immaculate St. Paul’s Church here in Pensacola.  The sanctuary is breathtaking and it was only multiplied when Beth began her march toward her groom, as he was hardly able to hold back his tears.  As the ceremony concluded, the couple exited the church by honorary sword arch.

The celebration for the couple was held outdoors at legendary Pensacola Yacht Club.  The weather couldn’t have been better for such an event, and we were able to take time to work in some beautiful portraits alongside the boat docks.  As toasts were given, cakes were cut, and smiles were a constant, the dance floor was never left empty.  Watching Beth and Chad’s family and guests having such a great time at such a wondrous occasion was such a privilege to witness.  Thanks for having us guys!

-Jeremy

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

 

PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:

GETTING READY VENUE: Pensacola Yacht Club  //  CEREMONY: St. Paul Catholic Church   //  RECEPTION: Pensacola Yacht Club  //  FLOWERS: Supposey   //  DJ: Bill Crouch  //  TRANSPORTATION: Five Flags Trolley  //  CAKES: Betty Weber  //  RENTALS: Kents   //  HAIR: Kathy from Arrow Salon //  MAKEUP: Brittany Miller  //  WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Stella York  //  WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: Blush Bridal – Baton Rouge  //  BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: Blush Bridal – Baton Rouge  //  GROOMSMEN’S SUIT SHOPS: Men’s Wearhouse  //  CATERING: Pensacola Yacht Club  //  INVITATIONS: Bella Grace Paper and Gifts

April 26, 2017

Kayla + Mason | Perdido Beach Resort Wedding

I remember when Kayla came into our studio in downtown Pensacola for the first time.  Actually, what I really remember from her visit is laughing.  A lot.  We talked about about life, our pets, and of course, Kayla and Mason’s wedding.  I remember deciding (just a few minutes into meeting her), that I REALLY wanted to be a part of this wedding.  While we discussed specific details – and they all sounded gorgeous – the overwhelming sense I got was that Kayla and Mason basically just wanted their wedding to be a fun experience, for their guests and each other.

My initial impression of the couple was confirmed at their engagement session last spring.  They wanted to incorporate their two dogs (obviously, I agreed), and so we spent the afternoon on a secret little beach near Perdido Key.  It was “their beach,” and it was so great hearing about all of their memories of a spot that was truly beautiful, even standing alone.  As I often do, I gently asked Mason to pick up Kayla – and they immediately assumed a sort of formation and recreated the famous lift scene from Dirty Dancing.  Clearly, these are my people, and I have been anticipating their wedding ever since.

So, the wedding happened, and it was just as relaxed and fun as this couple.  All of the guests danced until the music had to shut down, and then they moseyed down the boardwalk to continue the party on the sand around a big bonfire.  There was a cigar bar and confetti canons, and endless supply of cocktails and cookies.  But Kayla and Mason’s wedding wasn’t just fun – it was absolutely gorgeous as well.  The said their vows on a private deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, under a custom, driftwood arbor dripping with ivory and blush flowers.  Kayla’s wedding gown was a stunning design by Anna Campbell, with a flowing Grecian feel and an intricate sparkling bodice.  Mason and his groomsmen had custom superhero belt buckles (with matching socks), and the guests dined on some of the prettiest food displays we have seen.

SIGNATURE WEDDING  //  Principal Photographer: Aislinn  //  Second Shooter: Rachel W.  //  Assistant: Grace

 



 

PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:

COORDINATION: Tyler Morgan at Perdido Beach Resort  //  GETTING READY VENUE: Perdido Beach Resort //  CEREMONY: Perdido Beach Resort //  RECEPTION: Perdido Beach Resort //  FLOWERS: I Do Gulf Coast  // DJ: Matt Powell with Powell Entertainment // CAKES: Perdido Beach Resort  //  RENTALS: I Do Gulf Coast  //  OFFICIANT: Richard Albertson – Live a Life Ministry  //  HAIR: Christian Burchfield with Fusion Spa and Salon  //  MAKEUP: Sarah Grantham with Fusion Spa and Salon  //  WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Anna Campbell  //  WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: Ivory and White (Birmingham)  //  BRIDAL JEWELRY: Kendra Scott  //  BRIDESMAIDS DRESS SHOP: David’s Bridal  // GROOM and GROOMSMEN’S SUIT SHOP: Jos. A. Bank //  INVITATIONS: Dunkirk Designs through Etsy