This wedding shot by Meg Baisden is nothing short of amazing. Beautiful earthy color scheme, a bride wearing a non-white wedding dress, and a badass getaway motorcycle were just a few of the elements that made this wedding so special.
From the bride, Steph:
First and foremost, having ten attendants each (I know, everyone thought we were crazy) was absolutely the best part. We both have large families, so it was only natural to include a lot of siblings and close friends. What’s the fun of holding a big party to celebrate if your favorite people aren’t in on it?
What most people probably noticed was the wardrobe. The groomsmen wore chocolate brown tuxes with matching Converse and custom-made cuff links in the shape of a 45 record clip (Etsy seller BrighidsForge). The bridesmaids wore silk chiffon dresses in vintage blue from J Crew in whichever style they wanted, along with cute shoes of their choice.
Right off the bat, I knew I didn’t want a white wedding dress. After I started browsing, all the white ones began to look the same. The moment I saw this dress online, I knew it was perfect. I didn’t get to try on the proper color before buying, and only saw a 2 inch swatch (which didn’t do it justice). But we lucked out because I loved it even more when it finally arrived. It’s Brigham by Blue by Enzoani – the web site says it’s “dust blue,” but in person, it has a lovely iridescent quality. I wore blue suede heels for the ceremony and gold Converse for the reception.
These earthy colors fed into the organic feel we wanted for the ceremony. We decided to hold the ceremony in Seville Square, a historic park in downtown Pensacola. Our caterer and florist teamed up to provide the natural touches: the monogrammed burlap aisle runner, the window frame hanging from the trees, fresh lemonade to beat the August heat. And the flower arrangements – from bouquets to boutonnieres, were absolutely stunning. We held the reception at my dad’s new venue, De Luna’s Landing, on the water. It was the location’s grand opening and it looked fabulous.
I designed our stationery (my sister and I run an Etsy shop) and had the invites and RSVP cards letterpressed by a local artist in New Orleans – John Fitzgerald. We were so pleased with them! We also designed three buttons (and had Etsy seller kateblack whip them up in record time) to hand out at the reception – one of a record, one of a boom box and one of a shark. About two weeks before, we were forced to bump the wedding up a day because we discovered that there was a huge shark fishing tournament the same night of the wedding. They were going to be reeling in massive sharks right next to our dance floor! The florist, caterer, photographer and everyone else was so sweet in accommodating this last minute rush. And the shark pins were a huge hit.
All the personal touches that we, our families, friends and vendors helped put together for the wedding made it really unforgettable.
Their getaway vehicle was a Vespa with a sidecar – certainly the coolest wedding transportation idea I’ve seen in awhile!
Vendor list (Pensacola, Florida):
Catering: Classic City Catering
Cuff links: BrighidsForge on Etsy
Bridesmaid dresses: J Crew
Wedding gown: Blue by Enzoani
Bridal salon: Pearl’s Place in Metairie, Louisiana
Cakes: Betty Webber flcakelady (at) aol.com
Buttons/pins: Kateblack on Etsy
Lhank you notes: Blaynewithawhy on Etsy
Letterpress: Fitzgerald Letterpress
Photography: Meg Baisden Photo