As a wedding photographer, I have had the privilege of capturing many beautiful and unique wedding stories, but there was one wedding that stands out to me as particularly special. The wedding took place at the Deluna Winery in Pensacola, Florida and was a surprise wedding for the bride on their 13-year anniversary. We've had the pleasure of knowing Brad for a while now. Being that he's our pastor, we had the honor of photographing this beautiful event when he came to us.
Fun fact..... Ashley had NO IDEA about this wedding. To her knowledge, she was modeling for a styled session. Little did she know, Brad was secretly planning this entire thing behind her back. Talk about a tear jerker!
There's one thing in life that I've learned about love. Life brings you all kinds of seasons. There are high seasons and low seasons, seasons full of joy. some full of sorrow. There are seasons where you feel that life couldn't get any better. No matter the time in your life, it's full of all these changing seasons. The one constant thing is the person going through all these seasons with you.
Brad had planned the surprise wedding for months, and Ashley was completely unaware that it was going to happen. She thought it was a styled session for a wedding magazine and was surprised when she found out that it was her own wedding. Brad had arranged for all their closest friends and family to be there to witness the special occasion.
As a wedding photographer, it was an honor to capture the surprise and joy on Ashley's face when she realized what was happening. ⤵️
Brad then said, " We have our ceremony in about 30 mins." It was such a sweet moment. It was a moment that will always be remembered by everyone who was there.
Deluna Winery provided a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and reception. The couple exchanged their vows under a stunning arch made of greenery and flowers. The winery's vineyards provided a perfect setting for romantic photos of the couple and their bridal party.
As the night progressed, the wedding party danced the night away under twinkling lights, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the winery. The couple's love for each other was evident throughout the entire event, and it was a joy to capture their love story in photos.
As a wedding photographer, I always strive to capture the unique essence of each wedding I photograph. This wedding was truly one-of-a-kind and will always hold a special place in my heart. The love between Brad and Ashley is so rare and unconditional. It was an honor to be able to capture their special day in photos.
Brad's careful planning and execution made the event unforgettable, and the love and joy shared between the couple and their family and friends was unforgettable. As a wedding photographer, it was a joy to capture their love story in photos that will be cherished for years to come.
Here are some of our favorite from the day!
Venue | Deluna Winery
Photography and Videography | Phocus and Company
Planning | V And T Wedding and Events
Dress | Bridal Suite
Caterer |Family Ty Good Eats
Makeup | Official Bombshell Cosmetics