There is nothing quite like a splendid catholic church wedding followed by an outdoor reception on lush green grass with lots of loving, laughing and beautiful people. In a nutshell, that describes how Pam and Patrick’s big day went down.  The entire day was so easy and natural, much like their love for one another. We first arrived at The Grand Hotel, where Pam and the ladies were getting prepped for the day.  Her dress was amazing, and all the details came together so well.  The couple chose to have a “first look” just to have that little bit of time to cherish one another before the actual ceremony was to take place.  It was a great opportunity use a beautiful outdoor setting and pull in all the natural elements away from everyone for a brief few minutes.

The ceremony was one of my favorite parts of the day.  It was filled with so much love and laughter.  Father Sylvester Peterka kept everyone’s attention with one of the best ceremony services I’ve witnessed.  He had so much knowledge of the couple and his delivery was heartfelt.  I wasn’t familiar with The Chevon-Corlew & Jeremiah 29:11 and Bailey Hinton, but they delivered some of the most spirit-filled gospel I’ve ever heard.  They were amazing and kept the bride in tears of joy!

The Pensacola Country Club hosted the festivities of the evening.  It was a pretty windy day, but it certainly didn’t hinder the celebration at hand.  The clear top tent was placed alongside the water where the couple were led by trumpets and a Blues Brothers feel.  The Celebrity All-Star Band keep the energy high all night and the dancing never stopped.

It was Mallory’s final wedding with us here at AKP, and I’m so blessed to have had her by my side for Pam and Patrick’s beautiful wedding.    We both enjoyed being there so much and can’t thank them enough for having us there to photograph, share and smile with everyone.  Congratulations, Pam and Patrick!  You’re already missed, Mallory!


COORDINATION: Gillianne Weddings  //  GETTING READY VENUE: Pensacola Grand Hotel//  CEREMONY: St. Thomas MoreChurch  //  RECEPTION: Pensacola Country Club  //  FLOWERS: Celebrations  //  CEREMONY MUSIC: The Chevon-Corlew & Jeremiah 29:11, Bailey Hinton  //  BAND: Celebrity All Star Band  //  TRANSPORTATION: Celepretty and Bay Limousine  //  CAKES: Betty Weber  //  RENTALS: Marry Me and Soho Events and Rentals  //  OFFICIANT: Father Sylvester Peterka  //  HAIR: Heidi (Allure Salon)  //  MAKEUP: Melody Weber  / //  WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: Kleinfeld  //  BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: Elebashs //  GROOM’S SUIT DESIGNER: Vera Wang  //  GROOM’S SUIT SHOP: Men’s Wearhouse  //  GROOMSMEN’S SUIT DESIGNER: Vera Wang //  GROOMSMEN’S SUIT SHOPS: Men’s Wearhouse  //  VIDEOGRAPHY: Storylive Productions//  CATERING: Pensacola Country Club