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Samantha + David | Blues Farm Wedding

Congrats Sam + David| Old Florida Wedding

Champagne and navy colours with pops of vibrant orange adorned this old Florida wedding of Samantha and David at a beautiful blueberry farm in Florida.

When asked what type of atmosphere Samantha and David envisioned their wedding to be, they chose sophisticated, classic and relaxed and they definitely achieved that. Every detail was beautiful and perfect. It was such a pleasure to photograph.

Samantha and David’s wedding even included a beautiful sign hand painted by Samantha’s mother, and the cake was made by her sister. I just love little details that mean something included in a wedding. It’s so special!

Samantha and David’s love story starts as 19- and 20-year-old University of Florida students on a trip to Paris with a student organization. What a magical time it was, culminating in David asking Sam on a date while walking over the Seine River after exploring Paris together that day. How picture perfect!
They dated for a few years in college, then broke up, and  later reconnected 3.5 years later. It was meant to be!

 

The Proposal From David’s Perspective:
We had been planning a November trip to Asheville, and it seemed like a perfect getaway, so I began to scheme of ways to ask Sam that would be special. She loves Charleston, so I booked a place downtown without telling her (she thought we were staying in Greenville with family). Then, in the planning process,
because Sam is a pretty savvy gal, I was concerned that she’d realize we were deviating to Charleston and think something was up. So, I decided that Charleston could be the celebratory opportunity and still a surprise, whereas the proposal could occur on the way up the east coast headed to “Greenville.” Sam
is a big fan of stretching her legs on longer road trips, so it was an easy sell to have us stop off at Jekyll Island. I had researched Driftwood Beach and felt it would be a great spot for us to become engaged. We stopped there, walked around for a bit until I could find a private moment, which was challenging due to
the two field trips on the beach. As soon as I did, I got down on one knee, and asked her to marry me! I think we were both thrilled and shocked a bit. And honestly, we had the best time in Charleston. We got dressed up and strolled over to a great dinner at Magnolia’s, then went on a beautiful morning jog around downtown Charleston. It was truly magical and restful!

 

Sam about David: David knows a ridiculous amount of sports knowledge and is in effect, great at trivia! He also has converted Sam into an Orioles baseball fan through his passion.

David about Sam: Two come to mind real quick. Sam is a really good driver. She also does not have a great singing voice, EXCEPT when she sings in a mezzo-soprano opera style voice. I’m curious to see how that develops over time. Also, she is a ridiculously good and creative cook.

They both love food, the outdoors, long walks, traveling, bike riding, yoga, movies, live music, theater and slow evenings together or with friends.

David, What Do You Love About Sam?
Sam is beautiful, kind, compassionate, empathetic, gracious, wise, patient, loyal, strong, smart & fun, among other things. We’ve been through so much together. She’s loved me so well.

Sam, What Do You Love About David?
It’s hard to pick, but I love his passion, courage, strength and kindness. I love how he really listens, validates my feelings and thoughts, and helps me dream. I also love his
crazy sense of humor and how we loves our little kitty cat, Toothless (and no, he’s not toothless).

 

Here’s the details of what made Samantha and David’s wedding so swoon-worthy:

 

Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal, Oleg Cassini – https://www.davidsbridal.com/
Mens Tuxes: www.macys.com
Florist: Simply Roses Florist, Ashlee Robinson and Trish Bruno – https://www.simplyrosesflorist.com/, events@simplyrosesflorist.com
Hair and Makeup: Eunice Jin, Eunice Jin Hair and Makeup – https://www.facebook.com/eunicejinmua/, eunieboo1221@gmail.com
Venue: The Blues Farm, Michelle Fortner – http://4jq.498.myftpupload.com/
Band: South City Live, Darren Eskar – darrenescar@gmail.com and http://southcitylive.com/
Catering: Amrit Palace, Gudpreep – https://amritpalace.com/
Invitational Suite: JMH Designs, Jenna Spencer – jmh_designs@mac.com
Wedding cake – Bride’s sister Jenna (what tallent!)
Grooms cake – Betty Cakes – https://www.bettycakesbakery.com/
Tent – PRE Events and the Tailgate Guys
Furniture: Event Warehouse, Pam Thompson – eventwarehouse@aol.com and https://www.eventwarehouseco.com/

It was truly a pleasure to get to know this couple, and a fun wedding. I shed too many tears at the Groom and Mother dance, it really touched me. It was a fun, energetic dance to Everlasting Love. I’m not crying!

They are truly a happy, loved by everyone around them couple, and I wish nothing but the best for them in their upcoming journey’s together.

Happy 2020 lovebirds!

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Tori + Ron | Historic Sweetwater Gainesville Wedding

Tori + Ron | Historic Sweetwater Gainesville, Fl

We are so excited to share this Sweetwater Inn with you on the blog today. This is one of the most romantic weddings that I’ve photographed to date. From the classic, historical style of the Sweetwater Inn, to the way that Tori and Ron choose their theme, a classic love story shows in every detail. Which is exactly like Tori and Ron as a couple. I just love how they incorporated all previous generation’s wedding images. Oh my photographer’s heart! I just adored this idea! It was so touching and romantic.

Let me tell you more about this adorable couple and their romantic, classic love story.

This amazing couple met at the company that they both work for. They both hit it off and the rest is history. Ron popped the question when 

Tori just adores everything about Ron and shares with us that the thing she loves the most about Ron is,

and Ron in return, shares that the way Tori  just melts his heart!

This wedding combined everything that a traditional, classic wedding should, with a little modern twist. I just adored the donut bar! and the vintage, traditional decor of the roses and mirrors really added a historical vibe. Loved it!

Check out some of their amazing images and enjoy seeping in some happiness!

Congratulations to both Ron and Tori! You guys make a great couple!

 

Congrats Tori + Ron

Bride + Groom: Victoria and Ron

Venue: Sweetwater Inn

Planner: Always Eventful

Photobooth : Capturing Memories

Music: Euphoria and Wayne’s World

 

 

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Lauren + Angel | Historic Downtown St.Augustine Wedding

Lauren+Angel | Beach and Downtown Wedding St. Augustine, Fl

 

I had so many moments during their wedding day where I felt my eyes starting to water. 

However, there were two specific moments that stuck out to me- when Lauren read her vows and I watched Angels reaction. It was a storybook moment and one every bride dreams of. The second was the touching sand ceremony where Angel included his son in the ceremony. Cue tears! What an amazing family!

Moments like this mean more to me now that I have children of my own. It’s so beautiful and so powerful to watch two people commit to each other, the children and vow to always put each other first, no matter what life throws your way.

 

This was such a perfect day. There was a slight sprinkle of rain, and if you’re from Florida, you know what that means….. rainbows! Yes, how amazingly perfect is to have RAINBOWS in your formal portraits! 

Sit back ,grab a coffee and enjoy some of my favorites!!

Congrats Lauren  and Angel!! 

Bride + Groom: Lauren + Angel

Venue: The Hilton St. Augustine

 

 

 

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