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Brittany and Jacob

Updated: Oct 24, 2022

Bride and groom kissing in front of Old Christ Church in Pensacola, Florida

Number One Tip for Future Phocus Couples to Consider About The Wedding Day: You are not preparing just for the wedding day - you are preparing for marriage! The celebration goes fast, so put much of your thought process and value into preparing for your marriage.

One of our favorite places to photograph in the Downtown Pensacola area is at the Old Christ Church. There's so much history there, that it's a staple piece of Pensacola.

From the tall framework to the beautiful stain glass windows, this venue is the perfect ceremony location for any Downtown Pensacola Wedding.

What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos/video? (bride's response) Jacob's reaction as I walked down the aisle.

Jacob's reaction to Brittany was nothing but emotional. These two have been through so much together, so I knew this moment was a little more special.

What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos/video? (groom's response) Seeing my beautiful bride for the first time as she walks down the aisle.

Bride and father walking down the aisle.

How did you two meet? (Tell us all those little details!) HOW WE MET: At Emmanuel College in 2017, in the library, with a firm handshake. HOW WE FELL IN LOVE: 2 years after graduating, the Lord brought us back together and orchestrated our relationship in His perfect timing.

Bride and groom almost kissing under veil.

Tell us about THE dress! What made you fall in love? I said "YES" to a Haley Paige, fit to flare gown at Emma & Grace Bridal in Colorado Springs. As I walked down the aisle to Jacob, I paired the dress of my dreams with a blusher wedding veil. I was so eager for Jacob to see me in it.

What was your first dance song, and why did you choose it? Growing Old With You - Restless Road As we were preparing for marriage, this song describes our love so well. It reflects our deep love for each other, our mutual love for God, and his faithfulness in our relationship.

Bride and groom dancing at the SCI building in Pensacola, FL.

We absolutely love shooting at the SCI Building in Downtown Pensacola. It was the perfect location for Brittany and Jacobs reception. The open space, large windows and natural light made for the perfect backdrop in their big day.

(For the Groom) Describe what you felt when you saw your bride on your wedding day: I was stunned and overcome with emotion. I was full of joy and thankfulness, and I could not take my eyes off her.

(For the Bride) Describe what you felt when you saw your groom on your wedding day: READY for what's to come in our marriage! The most exhilarating moment of my life! Anytime I look at Jacob, I can't help but light up for the blessing that his life is to mine!

Bride and groom kissing by window in Old Christ Church.

What was the most emotional part of the day for you? (bride's response) Sharing my vows - I was in awe to be standing in front of the love of my life, making a covenant with the Lord and one another for a lifetime.

Bride reading vows during ceremony in Old Christ Church.

Brittany and Jacob'c vows were very emotional. I love traditional vows and personal vows.Whether they are hand written or prewritten, traditional ones, the emotion and meaning behind them are the same... full of love, passion and commitment.

What was the most emotional part of the day for you? (groom's response) My best man and I reflected on how Brittany and I met and how God brought us together. Also, seeing Brittany walk down the aisle. She was breathtaking.

What is ONE moment of your day that you will always remember? There were truly so many treasured moments from the wedding, but our stand-out moment was walking out of Old Christ Church as husband and wife!

Bride and groom cheering while walking out of Old Christ Church.

We always love the "WE JUST GOT MARRIED" look. The perfect moment right after the ceremony with these two said just that.

Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs. Saulnier!!

We wish you both the happiest life together!

Favorite part of the Phocus Experience? BEFORE THE SPECIAL DAY: Their availability, flexibility, intentionality, and patience that went into speaking with us about our wedding day.

DAY OF: Their willing, eager, and comfortable spirits to ensure our pictures/video were what we wanted them to be.

Check out some of our favorite from the day!

VENDORS: Ceremony Venue | Old Christ Church

Reception Venue | Studer Community Institute

Hair & MUA | Kendra K Beauty

Dress Designer | Hayley Paige

Rentals | WeddingWalls

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