Karen + Michael

If you're ever looking for a true slice of classic Old Florida, Boca Grande is the little beach town for you. There are more golf carts and bicycles than there are cars out on the roads, and depending on the time of year it is either bustling or rather sleepy. One of my favorite spots is the old fashioned ice cream shop in a building that has a vintage cotton candy pink gas pump out in front of it. In the off season, the whole place has the feeling of an adorable seaside movie set. The crown jewel of Boca Grande is the historic Gasparilla Inn, often the home away from home for vacationing celebrities or politicians. The Gasparilla Inn is the major venue on Boca Grande for weddings and events, and it's not hard to see why. As a Sarasota wedding photographer, I truly enjoy the weddings I get to photograph at this special piece of Florida history which is just a short 90 minute drive away. Karen and Michael's wedding was beautiful and lively, and we had an abundance of time set aside for photos which was amaaaazingggg since there is so much ground to cover when everything on the island is photo worthy. The couple had their First Look on Banyan Street, a road lined with mature - you guessed - it banyan trees. The bride's dress from Calvet Couture was ethereal in light gray with soft layers and a vintage vibe. The flower crown in her hair, by Victoria Blooms gave the whole thing a boho feel. One of the really interesting choices for this wedding was the bridesmaids wearing all white with greenery in their hair. I've never seen that before this wedding, and I really loved it. The simple color palette of white, gray, and green worked so well and really let the beautiful surroundings shine through. I had such a good time working with Voila Cinematic - I highly recommend this strong and experienced team if you're looking for someone to create a wedding film. Last but not least, a huge shout out goes to Nicole and her team at NK Events for their consistently amazing work!