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Saturday Morning Movie: Fast Track Love

When you know, you know and this groom knew. And we shouldn’t be surprised; considering he’s a racecar driver, he lives life in the fast lane. So after three months of dating, he proposed and well, the rest is one beautiful happily ever after. But not before we get to hear all the details on this short and sweet courtship courtesy of Sixpence Productions’ film right this way!

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From Sixpence ProductionsBrandon is a racecar driver, so it’s really not a surprise that he fell in love with Lauren like he does everything else: fast. After three months of dating, Brandon asked Lauren to marry him on an airstrip in Tuscaloosa, AL where Lauren was going to school. Three years later, they tied the knot in Lauren’s hometown of Pensacola. In this sweet wedding film sneak peek, family and friends share Lauren and Brandon’s love story.



Photography: Aislinn Kate Photography | Cinematography: Sixpence Studios | Cake: Betty Weber | Ceremony Venue: Tootie Wanek | Reception Venue: Pensacola County Club | Makeup Artist: DeSheri McClure | Hair: Kim Nelson Volume One Salon | Band: 12South Band | Officiant: Reverend Michael Reed | Audio/Visual: Audio Solutions USA | Ceremony Coordination: Tootie Wanek | Coordination + Floral Design: Curly Willow Designs | Event Rentals: Professional Party Rentals | Horse + Carriage: Carriages of Pensacola | Trolley Service: Five Flags Trolley | Wedding Film Music: Tyrone Wells

Chic Pensacola Beach, Florida Wedding

Florida is home to miles and miles of gorgeous shoreline, so I shouldn’t be surprised that so much pretty comes out of that state. But when I see a wedding as stunning as this one from Cameron Leung beautifully planned and designed by Megan K. Events, I can’t help but be in complete awe. From start to finish, it’s pure seaside chic goodness, and you can see it all here.

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From Cameron Leung PhotographyWe are thrilled to share this Beach Chic wedding with you guys today that took place in Pensacola Beach, Florida in May 2014. The couple, Deborah and James planned their wedding all the way from sunny SoCal. With the groom, being from Pensacola originally and his and Deborah’s love for the beach, having their wedding there was the perfect backdrop. We loved how Deborah and James incorporated their backgrounds by intertwining them into their celebration. James and his groomsmen wore traditional Filipino formal wear (barong) that was custom made in Debbie’s home town of Cebu, Philippines. Also, we loved how the sand ceremony incorporated the sands of California and Florida, symbolizing Debbie and James’ unity. This wedding just had some gorgeous details that shows off the style of the couple and keeping it beachy too. The couple celebrated the night with a surprise firework show off the beach, and a sparkler exit as they left for the evening. Debbie was really hands on in the planning process and together with the team from Megan K. Events, they pulled off a gorgeous beach chic wedding that the couple dreamt of.

Photography: Cameron Leung Photography | Videography: Pure 7 Studios | Event Design: Megan K. Events | Event Planning: Megan K. Events | Catering: Classic City Catering | Venue: Pensacola Beach | Bridal Gown: Marisa Bridals | DJ And Emcee: Boogie Incorporated | Floral Desgin: Megan K. Events | Hair And Make Up Artist: Jacey Cosentino | Rentals: Hemstitch Vintage Rentals

Romantic Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Silhouettes are having a moment right now, and as the girl who had my very own proudly hanging in my childhood room, I couldn’t be happier about it. The silhouette gets a romantic makeover in this inspiration shoot from Serendipity Designs and Ashley Victoria Photography, set against a soft pastels color palette and the prettiest sequin table linens. In summary? It’s perfection.

From Serendipity DesignsI am in love with the current trends that I am seeing from brides lately. Everyone is trying to incorporate their own personal style, some adding new trends that they’re seeing, but a lot are focusing on making certain pieces stand out – from linens and paper goods selection, or having a wedding logo created, they are finding ways to create new twists from the traditional, timeless weddings to create a day all of their own.

This was the idea with the shoot that Ashley and I created. I contacted her in January after receiving some new linen samples in the mail, and we decided to use a cameo sequin linen for the shoot, mixed with black and white stripes, corals, and pinks. We loved the softness that it created but also the modern look of the stripes and sequins. I added the silhouettes into the look because they are timeless – and create an elegant look all on their own.

Once we had the inspiration board started, I created the invitations and built the complete idea from there. I love the look of invitations and pieces that don’t have square or rounded corners, so created a die-cut invitation and RSVP card in a baroque shape on quartz colored pearlized paper, incorporating a modern silhouette on the front and back, a rose gold glitter envelope liner for the light coral envelopes, and also using the same silhouette for the front address of the RSVP envelope. I created a menu and dessert signs to complement it, and from there, the shoot idea came to life.

To balance out the looks of the colors, we used the black and white stripes as more of an accent, focusing on the soft romantic colors more, while building visual texture filled with different combinations to enhance the room. We chose to do the shoot at the Barkley House because in addition to being a popular venue for weddings in Pensacola, it also has a lot of historical charm and beautifully painted walls inside.

For the table, we used tall tapered candles in various heights and colors on crystal candleholders, mixed with crystal cut vases with romantic mixtures of tulips, ranunculus, spray roses, dogwood, scabiosa, privet berries placed freely into the tables design. We placed these on top of a rose gold sequin table runner and pink champagne linens. Black chargers and black and white striped napkins completed the look, along with the baroque style plates, gold and silver flatware, and modern glassware for the men and women on the table.

We also included a dessert station, using a cameo rose gold sequin linen, creating a backdrop from chair ties, and incorporating many different desserts placed at varying heights on cake stands. In addition to the dessert station, we used a gold bar cart to display pink champagne with rock candy accents, vintage decanters holding bourbon for the gentlemen, in addition to cigars being offered. Additionally, we created an area for the tea drinkers, using adorable baroque style teacups.

Our models are a real-life husband and wife couple, Lia & Ellis, because it was important for us to have people that were comfortable with each other to evoke the feeling of the day. The bride wore a beautiful all lace button-backed gown with a sheer lace back by Allure Bridals, and the groom wore a traditional modern black tux with a black bow-tie and vest. It was important for us to create something that brides could use as a visual alternative for ways to incorporate the modern trends of today with the traditional, beautiful looks of weddings we have seen in the past, while still creating a romantic setting. This is one of our favorite shoots we have done, and we feel that a gorgeous, detailed inspirational shoot that a lot of brides can use to gather ideas from.

Photography: Ashley Victoria Photography | Event Design: Serendipity Designs | Event Planning: Serendipity Designs | Flowers: FIORE Of Pensacola | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal | Makeup Artist: Eliza George Makeup Artist | Tuxedo: Randall's Formal Wear | Wedding Venue: The Barkley House | Dessert Bar: Kiley Bolster | Dessert Bar: Kiley Bolster | Dress, Jewelry, Hairpiece: The Bridal Loft | Hair Artist: Cathy Sheldon | Hand-crafted Cameo: Sweetie & The Bean | Paper Goods: Kristins Grace | Rentals: Wedding Walls

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Romantic Wedding Inspiration at The Belmont Center

How’s this for the perfect start to your Tuesday?  Uber-gorgeous details, the exposed brick walls of The Belmont Center and a BHLDN gown that will take your breath away.  A pretty amazing combo, no?  Well, that’s exactly what we have for you today… a romantic love-fest designed by Sara Gillianne Weddings & Events and captured in beautiful images by Jessi Field.  See it all here.

And a crazy cool film from chrisdscott Photography?  Yes, please.

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“Home is where our love resides; Four walls, two hearts.”

This started as just a vision in my head, as I imagine most do. It is special to me though because my inspiration comes from my own relationship. As a military family, our roots were wherever we planted our feet. That changes often in that situation. Home became wherever we ended up, so long as we were together. It’s that romantic notion that kept me grounded and is the same one that inspired this shoot. Sometimes, all you really do need is love (and four walls) to truly be “home.”

The team assembled for this shoot were nothing short of AMAZING. It was like stars aligned and everything was just as we had hoped for in the planning process.

This shoot really was a dream come true for me, and I love that I had the opportunity to showcase our local talent.

Photography: Jessi Field | Cinematography: chrisdscott Photography | Event Design: Sara Gillianne Weddings & Events | Flowers: Supposey Wedding Florals | Dress: BHLDN | Wedding Cake: Kiley Bolster | Reception Venue: The Belmont Center | Make-up: Sarah Peake | Hair: French Twist | Handmade Items: YOUnique Statements | Menswear: Gent's Formal Wear | Model: Haven Turner | Model: Landon Tewers | Vintage Rentals: Hemstitch Vintage Rentals

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Pensacola Wedding Inspiration from Melissa Wilson Photography

You know what happens when a talented group of Florida vendors get together to create some serious wedding magic?  This happens.  A drop-dead gorgeous dose of inspiration that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.  I’m talking lush (+ vibrant) blooms from Supposey Florals, yummy goodness from Dolce Pensacola, a smiling pup (seriously) and a whole lot of pedicab awesome captured by Melissa Wilson Photography.  Don’t miss a moment of pretty in the full gallery.


From Melissa Wilson PhotographyPedicabs go hand-in-hand with weddings, special events, joyriding on the beach, or just a fun trip to the ball game downtown… and they’re officially my new favorite guilty pleasure. So it was incredible to feature them as the centerpiece in this styled session in Downtown Pensacola!

This was one of those shoots where you feel like lightning has struck… the best kind of lightning. When you know the idea is going to amount to something you’ve been dreaming of, even though you never knew what that dream looked like until you began photographing all the glorious details!

The idea happened one day on a whim. A single text message. And from that day until only one week later, our whimsy became more than we’d hoped for. Some of the best vendors in Pensacola and the surrounding area participated, and everyone brought their very BEST game!

Photography: Melissa Wilson Photography | Flowers: Supposey Wedding Florals | Hair & Makeup: London W1 Hair Salon & Studio | Transportation: Gulf Coast Pedicabs | Bridal Gown: The Bridal Loft | Gelato: Dolce Pensacola | Pedicab Wedding Signage: YOUnique Statements