“Live Oak Plantation is a stunning and romantic setting for memorable weddings, from grand ceremonies and receptions to the most intimate elopements. We have professional event coordinators to ensure that every single element is thought of and fully executed. We pay special attention to all details, both large and small, to ensure that each couple’s special day is absolutely perfect in every single way. With beautiful indoor and outdoor options, both small and large weddings can be beautifully accommodated with the picturesque grounds providing a gorgeous backdrop for any ceremony.”
“Their courthouse ceremony had so many friends and family members in attendance that they were spilling out into the hallway to watch the ceremony! When Tabitha and Jason made their exit from the courthouse one of the security guards told us he had never seen so many guests at a courthouse ceremony - it was pretty special!”
“The family was of Scottish descent so they made sure to include some beautiful traditions throughout the day. The attire for one was on point, where certain men wore traditional dress of Scotland consisting of kilts, sporrans, a sgian dubh (a small, single-edged knife) a kilt hose, and ghillies; while their wives came in beautiful tartan sashes. During the ceremony the Reverend performed a traditional handfasting with a tartan symbolizing their union and binding their hands together to symbolize their union. They also made sure to have a piper there to play beautiful music with his bagpipes during the ceremony as well as during the reception.”
“So much joy!! Elizabeth has the most amazing smile - at the end of the night I realized that they hadn’t stopped smiling all day and neither had we!”
"I love the cake-cutting! That’s typically the moment in which couples are really able to relax and enjoy themselves. While there are lots of formal moments ahead of time that sometimes cause a little stress, this is typically the moment when they can let down their hair and the party really gets started. Plus, there’s cake!"
“I loved that they rented a home not only large enough to host their reception, but also have space for everyone enjoy their weekend at the beach together - it was clear that these high school sweethearts were so loved by all of their family and friends. It was wonderful to see how how close everyone was - after all, family and the celebration of two people beginning a new family really is what these beautiful events are all about!”
"Bella is different because we have 52 locations throughout the US...its SO neat that no matter WHERE your maids live, they can all access a Bella Bridesmaid store & go try on dresses. They feel like they are a part of the process & are actually getting to make a little bit of the decision of what they are wearing."
“It is an absolutely stunning venue overlooking Wolf Bay and the perfect spot for a coastal Alabama wedding without all the sand, and I loved the way Whitney incorporated subtle coastal elements in her reception decor.”
"Don't sweat the small stuff but definitely splurge on the items that you have always dreamed about having. ALSO- the only souvenir you get is your wedding photography....spend the majority of your budget on your photographer. No one remembers if you ate crab cakes or filet...You can show off your pictures for the rest of your life."
“Morgan and Joe are planning their spring wedding in Orange Beach, and I couldn't be more excited. They live out of town, so their Pensacola engagement session was the first time we met in person - and I just love them! They are witty and funny and practical and lovely, and we had a blast. We started downtown at the AKP studio, and then headed to Pensacola Beach to finish up under the Casino Beach pier, with the crystal waters sparkling in the background. Congrats!”
-VENUES | AKP STUDIO // DOWNTOWN PENSACOLA // PENSACOLA BEACH
We are so excited about our impending wedding season we have decided kick it off with our Vendor Showcase series, where we will periodically showcase exceptional vendors on our blog! We know that there are so many fantastic vendors for you to choose from. We want to help you by highlighting the best wedding vendors of the Gulf Coast!
“If you are marrying the person you love and adore, focus on that and let the vendors do their job in bringing the other pieces together. The wedding day will fly by so allowing yourself to experience the joy of the planning and your engagement only adds to the memories that led to the BIG DAY!”
“I’ve been photographing weddings for 10 years. In the past decade, I’ve seen weddings that were enormous, with 700 guests and spanned multiple days. I’ve also photographed intimate weddings, where the only attendees were the bride, groom, and their immediate families. But never have I had the honor to photograph a true elopement, with only the bride and groom. Caroline and Billy’s Seaside wedding was my first, and it was my absolute pleasure.”
“They cuddled and held each other tight throughout the ceremony, as well as through the evening. Every time I see love like that, love that just glows and ignites laughter, I get the warmest and happiest feelings because love like that lasts.”
“In the Pensacola, Destin, Mobile area, the best months weather-wise are April, October, and November. It’s not as miserably hot as the summer months, afternoon thunderstorms have moved out of the area, and there’s not typically tons of rain. If it had to pick one month, it would be October for sure - especially for a beach wedding!"
The ceremony is over. There is happiness and love in the air for the newlyweds. Everybody, young and old, is ready to celebrate. Here on the Gulf Coast, an outdoor reception under a big tent is an amazing way to throw a party. Evening breeze, cool music, and cold drinks. Let's take a look at some great tented receptions!!
“Not too long before the ceremony the sky cleared, the seagulls were flying, and there was such a calm wind along the gulf coast. Everything was just perfect…”
-VENUES | PENSACOLA BEACH
At Aislinn Kate Photography, we believe that every couple needs an album to commemorate their special day. For this reason, we began this year INCLUDING a 20 page album in each of our Weekend Wedding Collections (Friday - Sunday).
We are so excited about our impending wedding season we have decided kick it off with our Venue Showcase series, where we will periodically showcase exceptional venues on our blog! We know that there are so many fantastic venues for you to choose from. We want to help you by highlighting the best wedding venues of the Gulf Coast!
“One of the things that makes The Steeple so recognizable and special is our history. This building built in 1895, has been a staple in the downtown Mobile community in various ways since its conception. Being able to breathe new life into a space that was designed to be used by our community has been a thrill”
What’s your favorite type of exit for photos?
“Confetti! It’s great because your guests can grab big handfuls, and it’s lightweight so it takes a long time to float down through the air, insuring you have confetti floating around you in photos for the entire time you are walking out, even if you choose to stop for a kiss and a canoodle!”