I had met both Paul and Jennifer through different mutual friends. I had heard (through the social media grapevine) that Paul had met the woman of his dreams. It wasn’t until I was sitting down with Jennifer for coffee to discuss her wedding plans that I realized that she was that woman.

And only at their engagement session, where I saw them together, did I truly understand what these two had.

The way he looks at her. The way she can’t keep her hands off of him. The way they speak to each other without even saying a word.

And yesterday, their love story began a brand new chapter. The way he looks at her and the way she can’t keep her hands off of him – their ways have only grown.

They gave this single gal a little hope for real love after all.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for letting me be the one to document this most special day for you two. Here’s a little peak to hold you over while you enjoy your beautiful honeymoon in Charlotte!

succulent and wedding rings

Jennifer planned an incredibly beautiful wedding for their guests to enjoy. Everyone went home with a sweet potted succulent.

The girls got ready at the Lee House, where her reception was also held. These girls looked beautiful even before they put their dresses on. Jacey with Skin Beauty worked her magic on Jennifer’s incredibly long hair and completed her flawless look with airbrush makeup.

bridesmaids getting ready robes

wedding dress back

Jennifer’s sweet mother was there to help her get ready. These moments are always some of my favorites.

 

black and white bride getting dressed

I absolutely loved the choice for tan linen for the guys paired with the mint bowties. Lookin’ good, Paul!

groom linen suit

 

Jennifer looked flawless. I literally have no words.

bridal portrait lee house pensacola

bridal portrait lee house pensacola

And their bridal party looked pretty strapping as well.

groomsmen tan linen suits

bridesmaids mint green mismatch dresses

Jennifer and Paul opted not to do a first look. Instead, their very first sight of each other was walking down the aisle at Bartram Park.

bride and dad outdoor park wedding

The beautiful flowers were done by Celebrations, the Florist in Pensacola. Perfect for a summer-like wedding.

bride and groom bartram park pensacola wedding

bartram park pensacola wedding

bride and groom first kiss park wedding

The happiest couple I ever did see.

bride and groom exit outdoor pensacola park wedding

With the plans to rain all weekend, Megan K assisted in getting these two a backup plan for their special day. I’ve never seen a more elegant and beautiful backup plan. Chloe of Supposey created a beautiful display on the roof of the tent that made it feel that much more intimate and elegant. The Lee House courtyard was transformed in to a completely unique setting for dancing, eating, and celebrating.

bride and groom first dance vine decorated chandelier

bride and groom dancing quietly black and white

Their first dance was precious. One of my favorite Gulf Coast Bands, Continuum, was in the house performing Can’t Help Falling in Love with You. I’m not going to lie, friends. I shed tears as they sang the song to each other on the dance floor.

bride and groom first dance vine decorated chandelier

Listening to their best of friends give their toasts and enjoying sweet quiet moments together.

bride and groom sweet reception moment

Jennifer and Paul chose to forgo the traditional sendoff with sparklers or glow sticks and ride off into the night. Instead, they departed with their family and friends wishing them well from the front steps of the Lee House as they rode off in this sick convertible.

lee house pensacola bride and groom grand exit convertible

But they weren’t riding off to their honeymoon just yet. These two spoke to me in ways they had no idea they were doing. They chose to leave with an hour left of daylight so we could go take bride and groom portraits on Pensacola Beach at sunset.

I mean, seriously. Who does that? The best clients ever, that’s who.

bride and groom beach portraits gulf coast pensacola

And the rain clouds and stormy sea made for the most beautiful backdrop for these two. The colors. The light. The romance. They had it all.

bride and groom beach portraits gulf coast pensacola

bride and groom beach portraits gulf coast pensacola

bride and groom beach portraits gulf coast pensacola

bride and groom beach portraits gulf coast pensacola

Congratulations, Jennifer & Paul! Marriage looks good on you!


Vendors

Photography: Meg Burke // Meg Burke Photography
Second Photographer: Brett Birdsong // Birdsong Photography
Wedding Planner: Megan Kennedy & Celene Sessions // Megan K Events
Reception Tent Decor: Supposey
Officiant: Pastor Brett Helvie
Florist: Celebrations
Hair and Makeup: Jacey Cosentino // Jacey with Skin Beauty
Reception Band: Continuum
Catering: Blake Rushing // Spot On Catering
Bakery: Small Cakes
Transportation: A Bride’s Ride
Ceremony Venue: Bartram Park
Reception Venue: Lee House

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