Were there any unique traditions that made the reception or ceremony memorable?
I always enjoy when couples choose to incorporate cultural and religious customs into their wedding days in less traditional ways. For their early winter wedding at 5eleven, Ashleigh and Brad chose to incorporate a few Jewish traditions throughout their day, my favorite of which was during their ceremony. I loved that both of Ashleigh’s parents escort her down the aisle and Brad’s parents did the same. My favorite element, however, was the tallis draped on their chuppah that belonged to Brad’s grandfather. Such a beautiful and meaningful way to incorporate their families into their wedding day!
Did the weather cooperate on the wedding day?
Early winter can be tricky when it comes to weather in Pensacola. It could be clear and cool, or unseasonably muggy and rainy. In an interesting turn of events, Ashleigh and Brad’s wedding day was equal parts both and at the perfect times throughout the day. A light sprinkle gave way to beautiful golden sunshine moments before their ceremony began, and just as we were set for a fun nighttime portrait with the twinkle lights lining Palafox Street the rain returned to make for an epic last portrait of the night!
Were there any children involved in the ceremony or reception that were memorable?
With rain comes puddles and with puddles comes mud, a combination that proves irresistible to most small children. I have to say, watching the kiddos at their wedding strip off their socks and shoes (and at least one shirt!), and splash gleefully in mud puddles outside the reception tent was one of the wedding highlights of the year for me!