Okay, there is something extra special about this fun Country Club wedding – the bride, Savannah, was a photographer for us for years! Savannah is an incredible human – she is smart and kind and amazingly talented. So many of our couples have been lucky enough for her to be their second photographer, not to mention the families she has met and documented over the years. We were so sad when she moved to Atlanta to be with Daniel (sad for us, happy for her!), and having the opportunity to photograph her wedding was a dream come true.
What was your favorite detail from the wedding day?
This entire wedding was beautiful – classic and simple and clean and gorgeous. The navy bridesmaids’ dresses were the perfect wintry color to go with cream florals, and the peonies in Savannah’s bouquet were incredible. But my very favorite detail was their seating chart display. When the guests entered, they were greeted by an ivy-covered wall adorned with photos of Savannah and Daniel as well as the seating assignments – at the top, it read “at every table, I’ll save you seat.” Only the most dedicated Swifties recognized the lyric, which became obvious when the couple started their first dance to “Lover.”
What made the wedding venue special?
The Pensacola Country Club is one of my very favorite venues because it has so much versatility. When the forecast made it clear that it was going to rain all day (and it did rain, ALL DAY), the ballroom was converted into the prettiest indoor ceremony setup, complete with a traditional aisle and the most beautiful circular floral arbor. It isn’t often that weather forces a total shift in plans, but the country club is definitely the right place to be when that happens!
What was the couple’s session like?
It really did storm all day – except for 20 minutes right after the ceremony, which happened to be the time we had tagged for Savannah and Daniel’s couples’ portraits. Incredibly, we were able to step outside and create some beautiful photos. Savannah used to work with our team as a photographer, and I was so thankful that she understood exactly what to do in order to accomplish these photos as quickly as possible, as it started to rain halfway through.