Alicia and Brian’s love started slowly and grew into something beautiful. Seeing their wedding day unfold, I could’t help but feel that it mirrored their relationship. Sweet, fun, and relaxed. The Edson Keith Mansion at Phillippi Estate Park in Sarasota, Florida was the perfect venue choice. Anastasia did a wonderful job directing the day. The soft color palette beautifully complimented the soft pinks and blushes Alicia chose for her bridesmaids. Alicia’s dress (J.Crew Wedding) was simple, sweet and romantic. Her loose blonde curls were gorgeous and her bold red lips were a pleasant surprise, lending a pop of vintage glamour. Kelly Anne Makeup came through as always, with impeccable hair and makeup. North Port Natural Florist executed Alicia’s vision perfectly, with a very English garden look. The ceremony took place a little on the early side, so I snuck the couple away from the reception for some golden hour portraits. That few minutes away was so worth it, as we were blessed with the most incredible glowing light in the rose garden and a soft sunset on the dock.
I have never shared a bride’s response to her photos on the blog before, but in this case I feel compelled to do so. I immediately began to tear up as I read this from Alicia last night: “I just got finished looking at all of these. First of all – OMG! I cannot even tell you how absolutely beautiful they are. I just spent over 30 minutes sobbing over these photos. They are so incredibly amazing and captured our day perfectly. You are so so so very talented. I just can’t even type right now because I’m so insanely excited and happy. We could not have chosen a better photographer for our most special day. Thank you for being amazing. We so appreciate you!” And this is why I love my job! This is what it’s all about.