Cindy + Chris | Gainesville Lake Alice Wedding

Cindy + Chris | Lake Alice Baughman Center Wedding ~ Gainesville, Florida

It was a cool, breezy day in the fall  when I saw the most beautiful sight, Cindy, beaming from ear to ear, holding up her ring finger! Chris had proposed to her whilst on a trip to Mingo Falls, NC. How romantic can you get? I mean, North Carolina, in the FALL, with all the beautiful colours! I think it was such a perfect proposal for this couple to begin their love story with…..

They had decided to walk up to the waterfalls and there was the most picturesque bridge and view, just perfect for getting down on one knee and asking someone to marry you on! And here we are!

Cindy and Chris chose to tie the knot in a beautiful ceremony in late October, one year after the proposal. The setting for the ceremony was the Baughman Center, Lake Alice, Gainesville, Florida and I had the absolute delight to be asked to be their photographer! How could you say no? The Baughman Center is one of my favourite venues for wedding ceremonies in Gainesville. It is a serene location, overlooking the lake (with gators!) and the most gorgeous windows that you have ever seen!

Cindy and Chris are by far the sweetest couple I have had the pleasure of photographing and I have enjoyed sharing their love story. I photographed their engagement, and they are just the sweetest, most down to earth couple I know. I just adored the engagement session, at their house, in their beautiful, sun lit garden with the most beautiful golden light I’ve seen! The wedding was one of my favourites, and I have some great memories of my own, even though I was working it!


Austin and Silas (Cindy and Chris’ sons) made the most adorable little bachelors in their suits and made my heart melt when I looked at them. Silas was taking his role very seriously, and Austin was beaming about as much as Cindy. Anyway, I held my breath as the limo pulled up and in a blaze of dazzling sunshine, out stepped Cindy.

I won’t forget the elegant way she exited the limo, swinging her veil, and beaming that dazzling smile that was pretty much brighter than the Florida sun and I knew that Chris had picked a truly amazing woman to spend his life with.  Chris was anxiously awaiting his bride, and I just adored how he was pacing and looking at the door of the Baughman Center, checking on her arrival. They are both such a great couple.  Cindy definitely had the girl squad goals that each bride dreams of, and an amazing sister supporting her each step of the way as her Maid of Honor. It was a fabulous, happy day and you can tell that these two are truly blessed with a lot of love in their lives and I am blessed to know them. I’ve definitely gained a great friend in Cindy and Chris and wish them all the best in their journey!


Here are a few of my favourite highlights! Enjoy!

Ceremony: The Baughman Center, Lake Alice, University of Florida

Venue: The Holiday Inn, University of Florida

Officiant: Jack Edmunds 

Cake: Publix, Gainesville

Flowers: The Flower Shop

Make Up: Carly Sims

Catering: Piesanos