Merritt & Ben’s Romantic Selby Gardens Wedding

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Ashlee & Matt’s Timelessly Classic Wedding at Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast

Gorgeous, talented, sweet, and in love – that’s how I (and probably most people) would describe Ashlee and Matt. Their wedding at Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast was simple and classic. Soft blush tones and whites made up the color palette, which mainly came from the beautifully done florals  – the perfect compliment to Ashlee’s all lace wedding gown.  The B&B was truly a fitting venue for this laid back couple to enjoy everything about their day in one spot. Although the couple chose not to have any attendants, the love and support of their friends and family was evident and the reception was a blast. The speeches, given by Ashlee’s friends and Matt’s sister were so memorable that I can still recall them (and that’s saying a lot, considering how many I’ve heard!). I couldn’t stop laughing when Matt’s sister shared the following (I will relay it as best I can): She said Matt has always been so picky about relationships, and she asked him what exactly he was looking for in a woman. He said he wanted someone beautiful, smart, and funny, with blonde hair and blue eyes, and who is (or maybe it was looks like) a cheerleader. I don’t know how much of that was in jest, but his sister replied “Ok, good luck with that haha”. She then turned to the guests and said “Guess who’s laughing now!”. Because not only is Ashlee all of those things, she was also a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Bucs. Sometimes dreams do come true, don’t they? My favorite thing about this wedding was all of the genuine smiles and laughter I was able to document. You can’t look at those two smiling and not smile yourself. There’s not much better than a couple on their wedding day who are so obviously deeply in love, are truly best friends, and who have contagious smiles.

Venue: Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast – Catering and Coordination: Nellie’s Deli – Video: Fifth Gen Films  – Florals: Elegant Designs

 

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Toni Pullum - July 21, 2017 - 3:22 am

Good grief! How did you find so many beautiful people all in one place?!?! This is a gorgeous documentation of such a beautiful day. I am sure this couple is thrilled.

Seriously can’t get over how pretty everyone is! Lol

Jaimee & Steve’s Historical Bradenton Wedding

Jaimee and Steve got ready for their wedding day at The Hampton Inn in downtown Bradenton, Florida. The hotel is a historic building, which was renovated several years ago with many of its original charming features kept intact. It was the perfect setting to showcase their subtle vintage style. The ceremony took place at the Manatee Village Historical Park, which is the sweetest place for a wedding, with it’s brick paths, tall old trees, and  collection of white wooden buildings, including a beautiful little traditional chapel. We had a lot of fun utilizing the surroundings such as the brick and iron gated entry, the old train, the general store, and more. The Riverhouse Reef and Grill in Palmetto, Florida, was the reception venue, which provided a glorious view of the water and sunset. The bride created most of the decor herself, which was pretty impressive. It was an honor to watch this little family celebrate their union and we wish them a lifetime of happiness!

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Reva & Steve’s Sarasota Engagement Session

When I arrived at Phillippi Creek Estate in Sarasota and started making my way through the grounds, I knew the light was going to be perfect for an engagement session. Then, I saw the bride-to-be, Reva, walking towards me with her fiance, Steve. She looked ethereal in a long light pink floral dress, the golden sunlight passing through creating a beautiful glow and backlighting her hair. This was photographer’s heaven. Things only got better from there, as the Reva and Steve turned out to be super awesome people that were a lot of fun to hang out with for a couple hours. When engagement sessions go this well, the wedding becomes even more exciting to look forward to!

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