What made the wedding venue special?
I’ve said it before and I will certainly say it again, but I ADORE a downtown Pensacola wedding at 5eleven and Natalie, and Ryan’s wedding was no exception! It offers peace of mind with both a gorgeous outdoor space, but indoor space and room to tent in case of weather, floor to ceiling windows that let in the most amazing natural light, and is beautifully decorated!! The addition of their bridal loft upstairs has made it a perfect location for the bridal party to spend the morning relaxing and getting glammed up, and the space makes for stunning bridal portraits. Truly, it is my very favorite Pensacola wedding venue (and not just because I got married there myself!)
What was unique about the bride and groom’s attire?
Natalie wore one of the most unique gowns I have seen in a long time! She was the picture of understated elegance in her Stella York gown featuring a curve-hugging silhouette that fit her PERFECTLY. With a low cut back, amazing scalloped hemline, and buttons running from waist to hem it was absolutely stunning!!
Did the couple incorporate any pets in the wedding?
Natalie and Ryan have the most adorable pup named Luca, who they wanted to include in their wedding day, but were unable to find a way that worked well for them and him. About a week before their wedding, Ryan called me to let me know that he was planning to surprise Natalie with a visit from Luca for a quick photo-op. We devised a plan for their dog sitter to hide in his car with Luca during their first look, after which I would distract Natalie while Ryan brought him over to her. I definitely shouldn’t go into spy work if I ever because my powers of distraction aren’t the best and I was pretty sure Natalie knew something was up, but we DID get adorable photos with the happiest pup you ever have seen!