True love between two people seems to be one of the great mysteries of the world. So many of us desire to have that deep connection with another person, searching high and low to find it for what seems like an eternity, but when that connection is made and two beautifully created hearts are brought together, there is absolute magic. From the moment, I saw Taylor and Justin together, it was evident by the way their eyes melted into one another that their search for this love was over. They were beginning this amazing journey called life together with certainty and confidence. It was my pleasure to photograph the union of these two vibrant souls. The New World Inn worked as a great central location for Taylor and her bridesmaids to prepare for the festivities of the evening. Palafox Wharf, conveniently located just across the street, set the stage for both the ceremony and the reception. The lush green lawn was beautifully lit by the setting sun, giving the ceremony for this couple the warmth it so eagerly called for. The sentimental nuptials of the couple, led by Bryan Adams, were heartfelt by all their family and guests.
The reception proved to be fun and energetic as DJ Louie St. George, a friend of the couple, emceed everyone into a great dance party. Since Taylor and Justin have a background in, and actually met through, dance, there was no chance that the floor wouldn’t be heated. For the grand exit, the couple escaped by horse and carriage into the night. It was a beautiful day, and I’m so thankful to have been there to capture it.
-PHOTOGRAPHER | AKP ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER
PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:
COORDINATION: Melinda Orona with Palafox Wharf // GETTING READY VENUE: New World Inn // CEREMONY: Palafox Wharf // RECEPTION: Palafox Wharf// FLOWERS: Sunshine Designs // CEREMONY MUSIC: Jessica Edwards // DJ: Louie St. George // TRANSPORTATION: Carriages of Pensacola // CAKES: Janice Bryant // OFFICIANT: Bryan Adams // HAIR: Godwin’s Hair Designs // MAKEUP: Godwin’s Hair Designs // WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER: Essense of Australia // WEDDING GOWN BRIDAL SHOP: Simply Elegant// BRIDESMAIDS DRESS SHOP: David’s Bridal // GROOM’S SUIT SHOP: Men’s Wearhouse // GROOMSMEN’S SUIT SHOPS: Men’s Wearhouse // CATERING: Portabello Market // INVITATIONS: Wedding Paper Divas