One of the lovely things about planning a wedding in a mild climate like Florida’s is that your pictures can usually be done outside — and the bride and groom took advantage of that fact in this Pensacola wedding, as photographed by Jodi Miller. With one look at some of these beautiful outdoor shots, you’ll no doubt get ideas for creative ways to have you and your groom, not to mention your maids and groomsmen, pictured for the album you’ll keep forever. An added touch? This bride and groom selected colors of water and sky — a rich seafoam blue and the gold of the sun — as their signature. It carries through from invitations to shoes; the blue makes an especially beautiful selection for the flowing chiffon of maids’ wear. And you truly have to love the groom’s “mirror image” of the blue with his attendants!
The other keynote to this wedding is a simple dignity: the classic elegance of black-and-white photos play a key part in this bride and groom’s collection. Harking back to the days when all wedding albums were black-and-white, this option can produce some truly striking results. This wedding’s understated charm also extends through the homespun touch of a bride primping in the church’s library or “bride’s room,” lighting the unity candle, and posing for photos with the maids on the church grounds. The “reveal” is a romantic’s dream — clasping hands around the corner of a building — and the ceremony is a family event (note the peeking ring bearer!). Sometimes, even for a wedding day, “less” truly is more — and if you’re an unfussy sort of bride, this low-key celebration style may be exactly right for you.