I can not wait to share Alicia and Matt’s amazing Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College Disney Themed Wedding because it was so incredibly unique.
The perfect sunset beach wedding in a private beach home in Vero Beach, FL was exactly what Abbey and Chris were dreaming of. The sun was big and beautiful for their vows but it wasn't too incredibly hot yet - because we all know that Florida can get hella-hot.
Abbey's wispy and pretty wedding dress was absolutely gorgeous along side Chris' casual suit. The bridesmaids dresses matched the sea perfectly with a differing shades of blue. Their families came from all over the U.S. to celebrate on the beach with them, and I am sure that they were so happy that they did.
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.
Every chance I get, I try my hardest to share with my Brides the great things about having a fun and pretty little outdoor bridal session, especially if they are on a privately owned ranch.
Wedding days are seriously so crazy busy, and there are a lot of times when there just isn’t room in the schedule to have a bridal session on the actual wedding day. When wedding days get a little behind or the schedule doesn’t allow for it, the Bridal photos are sometimes the first thing to be ignored - insert huge sad face.
Every single time, and I mean, every single time, we’ve decided to have a separate outdoor Bridal session, the photos were just breathtaking. Taking bride photos outside have a more laid back feel and the stress that would accompany trying to fit in a lot of photos of just the bride during the wedding day, just isn’t there.
So, Natalie decided that photos of just her were very important and about a month before her wedding, she would slip into her wedding dress and have her photos taken at her outdoor bridal session with me. The gorgeous, privately owned ranch and barn venue where she and Bryan were going to say their vows to each other was the perfect backdrop for her Bridal photos.
She scheduled her hair and makeup trial for that morning and we were able to have her session in the late afternoon, complete with amazing weather and trees for miles. Seriously, this place is amazing - about 100+ acres of tree filled ranch land. My Jaime soul just sings when I am able to photograph there. Natalie’s mom came along and made sure that her wedding dress didn’t get dirty - she did a great job! She even kept a blanket handy to place on the ground under Natalie’s dress. I think I’ll have to hire her at my next outdoor Bridal session. :)
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