This captivating Caribbean themed destination wedding in Pensacola, FL is fun, beautiful, and colorful- all of our favorite things! The bride, Lindsey, chose a perfect color palette for their intimate wedding with the help of Emily Shannon of Sweet Pea Events. Their colorful, Caribbean theme came together beautifully thanks to bright, gorgeous blooms in hues of pink, peach and a touch of orange. We love how Alison Epps Photography captured the day, and the very last photo says it all, as Lindsey and Don’s faces are radiating with joy. After all, your wedding day is about celebrating your love & choosing to spend the rest of your life with your partner, and when you add some amazing vendors, they can absolutely help you make the most memorable day happen!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
Emily Shannon with Sweet Pea Events was instrumental in the planning process and execution on the big day, especially with a destination wedding.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
Someone that could be flexible. We wanted a destination wedding with our closest friends and family and we wanted them to enjoy their time celebrating with us. Emily did a phenomenal job helping us plan our wedding. Additionally our photographer also fit that flexibility. Alison Epps with Alison Epps Photography was willing to meet us in Texas for Engagement photos and worked with us to capture the right moments on our special day. Emily and Alison are both very talented and we were lucky to have this team to work with.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
I wanted a beach destination wedding and could picture vibrant tropical flowers. The florist, Supposey, helped us select some gorgeous flowers. We got so many compliments and they made the pictures beautiful.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
To relax and enjoy the day. It sounds so cliché, but it’s super easy to focus on the unnecessary details. Also, chose vendors that fit your style. I was disappointed at first one of the photographers I wanted was booked and Emily reassured me that things happen for a reason. Sure enough, Alison Epps really suited more our style and we got some incredible shots and the wedding turned out amazing.
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photography: Alison Epps Photography // Wedding Planner and Design: Sweet Pea Events // Venue: Landshark Landing at Margaritaville Beach Hotel // Florist: Supposey // Officiant: Beach Preacher // DJ: Horizon Beach Service // Cake: Oh Snap! // Hair and Makeup: Dear Bride // Photobooth: LumiPod