What made the wedding venue special?
The Orchards is absolutely beautiful. It’s a private estate just north of Pensacola, and it feels like stepping into a different world. There are gorgeous rolling meadows, ponds, greenhouses, and sculptures everywhere you look. Kendall and Jaylin chose to have their ceremony under the beautiful wrought-iron gazebo – and just like the gazebo, they arranged their guests chairs in a circular pattern, so there were no bad seats. Whenever we were taking photos, any time of day, there was a beautiful option, and it was truly a dream to photograph. Not surprising given that the bride, Kendall, is a wedding filmmaker and knows just what to look for in a photogenic venue!
What emotions were apparent on the wedding day?
Gratitude and excitement. Kendall and Jaylin are incredibly kind and genuine, and they were so excited to be marrying each other! Tears were minimal and happy, but the way the bride and groom looked at each other was big and beautiful. There were personal and authentic touches throughout, but my favorite were the letters. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, Kendall and Jaylin wrote personal, handwritten letters to every single guest. And vendor. These letters were meaningful and showed the incredible gratitude that the couple has for the support of their friends and family. It is my favorite thing I have ever seen at a wedding.
Tell me about the couple’s choice of color palette.
Kendall has the best style so it’s no surprise that her edgy red and pink wedding was full of taste and talent. Everything was pink and red – flowers dangled down from the gazebo where they said their vows. Pink and red tapers rose from brass candlesticks on the farmhouse tables. The bride wore a pink fur wrap when the got chilly. It was such a modern and funky aesthetic, but still somehow managed to be romantic and timeless – just like Kendall and Jaylin.