The gorgeous bohemian inspired outdoor wedding of Courtney and Zach at Mission Inn Resort in Howey in the Hills, Florida is one of my most memorable wedding days to date.
The day that you choose to say the vows that you mean with all of your heart, to the person that you love with all of your heart doesn't have to be a huge to-do, it can be just an intimate wedding at your family home even in Melbourne, FL. Catherine and Donnie decided to do just that - have their sweet wedding at Catherine's Parent's home in Melbourne, FL where a few of their children, their closest friends and their amazing families could celebrate with them.
That morning was gorgeous but as the day wore on, the rain started to come down like crazy. So, being the sweet little laid-back bride that she is, Catherine decided to bring her garden ceremony inside. Her parent's living room, complete with a huge fireplace, was the perfect little spot for them to say their I do's. Their amazing intimate home wedding was simply gorgeous and I wouldn't want it any other way.
Cari and Jeremy wanted to make sure that their families and friends had fun and were comfortable at their 310 Lakeside Wedding, so they decided on an outdoor wedding ceremony in Orlando at Lake Eola. They are such a sweet pair and their quiet emotions are some of the deepest that I've had the pleasure of photographing.
When we met at their consultation, Jeremy was unsure if he wanted to see Cari before the wedding or not, but after we talked for a few minutes, I knew that he'd appreciate a first look because of his quiet nature. He is a little more shy, and so they decided that it would be so freeing for him to be able to see and hug Cari before their actual ceremony. Cue the tears. :)
Their gorgeous engagement session at a park was filled with lots of cuddles and even a guitar! I'm one lucky photog-girl.
Thanks so much to all of the amazing others that made this wedding wonderful:
Venue: 310 Lakeside - http://310parksouth.net/host-an-event/weddings/
Planner: Jennifer Meister
2nd Photographer: McKenzie Stewart
Assistant: Alissa Campanaro
Wedding Dress: Modern Bridal - https://modernbridalshopfl.com/
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal - http://www.davidsbridal.com/
Garter & Waist Tie: Stephanie Carrico
DJ: Brandon Meister
The old courtroom inside of the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando is one of the most unique and gorgeously classic wedding venues in the city for having an intimate wedding. The stately room is on the smaller side, but it makes up for it in absolute character. Angela and Paul came from up north along with a few of their close friends and family in order to share their love for each other by sharing sweet vows and even some silly antics. Paul’s daughters decided to dance their way down the aisle and laughter just filled the small courtroom - I’m sure that back in the day, there wasn’t much laughter in that courtroom, so it was great to hear it. Angela’s Niece sang to them during the ceremony and not a single eye was free from a tear or two. Holy goodness it was gorgeous. After the tear-filled ceremony the newlyweds and guests headed to their vacation home to celebrate - and boy, was that a blast as well!
When Manda & David were looking for a photographer for their outdoor southern backyard wedding, they wanted someone that they could find to fit into their sweet down-to-earth family. Of course, I was only to happy to be the one! ;) Now, you know how much I love my outdoor weddings with tons of sentimental moments and sweet people. This was a perfect wedding - they even had their Uncle's awesome Bar-b-que for dinner - yum!
The groom, David, built this amazing wedding arch and they incorporated Manda's Father's horns. They wanted to stand under something with meaning to share their vows with each other.
They wanted to have a first touch, but not see each other before their wedding. David broke down as he held unto his almost bride - I could barely keep back my tears.
David's Father presided over the ceremony because they are all about family and wanted to include him into their marriage.
Amanda and her best friend ride horses all of the time, so they just had to wear their boots.
If there is enough time in the timeline I rock out some of my secret sauce editing on a few of my favorite pictures and share them with my couples from my tablet. I just love their reactions when they see some of their wedding day during dinner.
It was an absolute pleasure to capture Manda and David's special day!