About Us

Lydia McHenry


Hi there! My name is Lydia McHenry and I'm proud to introduce myself as the founder of "Weddings by Lydia"! I began planning and coordinating weddings at a young age while raising my two beautiful children. My love of working with brides from every walk of life and sharing their excitement, has always been an honor and privilege and also a lot of fun! I'm originally from Virginia Beach, VA and have lived in Pensacola for 5 years with my wonderful husband, Greg. I and my team of Wedding Assistants join forces with the most professional vendors along the Gulf Coast of FL and AL to create unique and lovely weddings that are based on the desires and dreams of our bridal couples. I love to laugh and believe that a good sense of humor can get you through any challenging process. After all, weddings are a celebration of love and life! So sit back and relax and let us make this most memorable day a perfect one!

Dawn Oliveira


I'm Dawn and live in Gulf Breeze, FL. Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, I had the opportunity to leave the cold weather up north and move to the most beautiful city I could find and love it here on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Working at Weddings by Lydia as a Wedding Assistant has given me the opportunity to use my great love of design and decor. I vintage, sew, and create beautiful ideas for our brides. I'm very detail-oriented and organized and love working with brides!!

Shannon Terry


Hi, my name is Shannon and I grew up in Gainesville, Florida. After moving to Pensacola to attend the University of West Florida, I will be graduating in April to receive a degree in Hospitality with a minor in Marketing! My career goal is to be an Events Coordinator! Since becoming a Wedding Assistant to Lydia, both my passion and knowledge of weddings has grown tremendously. I'm looking forward to the experiences that this opportunity will provide me, as I continue to fulfill my dream as a Wedding Planner/Events Coordinator.