An Adorable Southern Wedding | Chesli & Riley | Pensacola, Florida


Kindness, magical light, and Gulf Breeze. Those are all the amazing things that surrounded us. There is just something special about the south. The accents, warmth, and food, made our hearts pitter patter. Traveling to Florida to capture this wedding was a dream come true! Just last week we met with Chesli and Riley to capture their engagement session. Just one short week later, we were on our way to the Gulf Coast, eating sweet bread and Chick-fil-A, sipping sweet tea. Best week ever!

Valentine’s Day morning we arrived at Chesli’s parents home, which by the way was as sweet as a piece of peach pie. Am I going overboard with my southerness? I just can’t help myself! We were greeted with open arms and calmness. Not the usual craziness of a wedding day morning. Everyone was sipping coffee, chatting about childhood memories, all while having their hair and makeup done. Chesli was the most remarkable bride! She had all her details set a side and waiting for us. It just made our hearts smile. She had scheduled ample time for details, followed by the most heart warming father-daughter first look.

Riley was waiting for us in the park. Not a nerve running through him, just excitement since he was about to lay eyes on his bride-to-be. They strolled along the low hanging moss forest, cuddled among the oceanfront pier, gleaming with anticipation. Everything about this day was perfection and we were so incredibly honored to have been chosen to fly cross country to capture this special day! Chesli and Riley, have fun honeymooning in Nicaragua!

We can’t thank this creative enough! They went the extra mile to make every detail so special and personal!

Event Planner: Heather Whipple
Bride’s Dress: Jasmine Bridal from The Nest
Bridesmaid Dress: Versa Dress from David’s Bridal
Groom’s Suit: H&M
Groomsmen Tuxedo: Men’s Warehouse
Florals: Supposey Co.
Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas
Cake: Oh Snap! Cupcakes & Gourmet Bakery
Videographer: John Russell
Rentals: Hemstitch Vintage Rentals
Cater: Apple Market
Venue: 5Eleven Palafox Events
Photography: Laura & Rachel Photography

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  1. Dawn May says:

    Beautiful images, as always, Laura & Rachel!

  2. Ash says:

    Thanks For Sharing!