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These days, many brides aren’t willing to settle for a simple ceremony in a simple dress—they want high fashion and high drama, at least when it comes to décor and accessories. Much has been written on the art of love and the art of marriage, so this year we decided to explore the art of weddings. Inspired by great masterpieces, we set out to create wedding vignettes that combine the artistry and dramatic landscapes of works by the most revered masters of art. From the stoic portraiture of Leonardo Da Vinci to the prophetic golden pixels of Gustav Klimt and from the whimsical mystery of Marc Chagall to the powerful and vibrant work of Frida Kahlo, we’ve covered a lot of aesthetic bases in this year’s shoot, aptly titled, A Work of Art. And we had a lot of help. Shannon Pallin of Fiore brought a keen eye for set design and an unparalleled skill in floral arrangement to the shoot. Her baby’s breath shawl in the Marc Chagall shoot and Frida Kahlo’s amazing floral headpiece are two of my favorites by far. We enlisted the help of a handful of other very talented local wedding vendors including Chris Visual Photography, The Bridal Loft, Susan Campbell Jewelry, hairstylist Anna Morbacher and makeup artist Jessica Bosley. We hope you enjoy the shoot and find some inspiration for your own work of art. A list of vendors follows the shoot and we strongly encourage you to contact them, along with our loyal and talented advertisers, for your wedding needs.
In this issue, we’ve also created another inspiration guide full of unique, beautiful and clever details from a variety of local weddings. This visual feast will surely get your creative wedding juices flowing and inspire you to dream up some fabulous ideas for your wedding accessories and decor.
And, as if that’s not enough, we’ve also included a guide to local venues, a long overdue celebration of Florida’s new same-sex marriage laws, ideas for offbeat and unique weddings, and much more. Be sure to read the engaging story of our very own Emily Echevarria’s recent nuptials. She gives lots of great advice on planning a local wedding with tips from local vendors as well! And, as always, we’ve updated Pensacola Magazine’s Ultimate Wedding Directory to serve all of your wedding needs. We hope you enjoy this issue and when it comes time for your big day, we hope you remember to relax, enjoy the moment, be inspired, and feel the love.
Questions? Comments? Story Ideas? Please email Kelly Oden at Kelly@ballingerpublishing.com.
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