We had a bridal session with Mandy a couple of months ago, so we’ll start with a few of those. We were so excited the first time we say that beautiful dress.

Mandy and her mom and Grant met with us a while back after they had met with another photographer. I think Mandy’s words to her mom were, “Rae’s gonna have a hard time beating that [other photographer].” I must have impressed them! We had an instant connection and we actually realized we have some mutual friends. Their wedding was incredibly sweet and obviously beautiful thanks to some well-chosen vendors.

One of my favorite parts of the day was the time Mandy spent with her parents while getting ready. There were tears shed by everyone in the room. Another favorite part of the day was scavenging for pretty areas of a concrete jungle!

Venue | Emerald Grande Resort
Catering | Emerald Grande Resort
Flowers and Decor’ | Celestine’s Special Occasions
Cake | Betty Weber
DJ | Paul Kirker of Gulf Talent Services

09/16/2009
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Since we are based in a military town, we get our share of military weddings. We have even had a few “double military” weddings. You know…when the Bride and Groom are both military. But, this Bride and Groom are not only both military…they are both pilots. Sarah is in the Navy and is currently stationed at Whiting in Milton, FL while Preston is a Marine and is stationed at Quantico. Have I ever told you how much I love the Marine dress uniform? RROOWWRRR!

What reception venue do you think would be perfect for these two pilots? Did you say the Pensacola NAS Aviation Museum right under the Navy’s Blue Angels? Oh yes and it was GORGEOUS! Then you have Renee doing the makeup, Betty making the cake, and Celebrations doing the florals….PERFECTION! These all just come together to make a photographer’s day so easy.

Church | Pensacola NAS Chapel
Reception venue | Atrium of the Pensacola NAS Aviation Museum
Hair & Makeup | Renee of Two Fishes Artistry
Florals | Celebrations the Florist
Cake | Creative Confections by Betty Weber
Rentals | Kents Tents
Walls and draping | Wedding Walls
DJ | Ron Ralph of A DJ to Go

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I am in love with this shot!! Sarah has such beautiful features…look at those lips…and this is probably the ONLY non-smiling photo of her.
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This is about the time we started harassing Preston. He was so ready to go to the party, but we tortured him with lots of photos! But, we really know he was enjoying being able to make-out with his new wife!
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Aren’t these surroundings just breathtaking?! OH! Check out the table number cards. They are beautifully handmade watercolors with the number and the Navy wings. Great idea Whitney (from Celebrations)!!
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There’s Betty’s cake! YUM! I forgot to mention that there was a candy bar. A huge one full of pink candies. The M&Ms and Dove chocolates were personalized and so cute! Sarah’s mom’s only request was that we got a ring shot in some flowers. I think we one-upped the flowers with some big pink gumballs!
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