Wedding

Avery & Kyle

When Avery and Kyle decided on an intimate wedding with just their family in the beautiful state of Colorado, we were thrilled for them! You can imagine are excitement that followed when they asked my husband and I to be part of that special day! We’ve witnessed these two grow so much over the last 9 years and watching God bring together their two lives over the past year has been such a blessing to us! Their wedding was on a cool overcast day with a few sprinkles here and there but nothing stopped us from exploring the beautiful Garden of the Gods.

Avery and Kyle, thank you so much for letting us be part of this special season! We love you both so much and we’re thrilled to see what this next chapter holds for your family!

Enjoy a browse through their picturesque wedding day!

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Wedding

Ansy & Whitney

Last August I had the opportunity to capture Whitney and Ansy’s special wedding day. It was a beautiful Monday morning, yep you read that right. They chose an intimate Monday morning wedding and I must say, I was a huge fan! All of their favorite friends and family members gathered together to shower them with love and support as they said, “I do!”. Following the ceremony they shared a formal brunch together with their loved ones and actually got to spend the entire time with their guests! It was laid back and relaxed without losing the romance of a wedding and was truly a beautiful picture of two souls becoming one!

I’m so thankful to have met this beautiful couple! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, word of mouth from former clients always lead to more amazing clients! I met these two through their friends Jose and Nori, a wedding I captured in Sarasota, Fl last year. I met Jose and Nori through a friend that Nori went to college with, who I just happened to capture her wedding at the beautiful White Barn in Brooksville, Fl. I’m so thankful to all the Taylor’s and Nori’s and Whitney’s who refer me to more amazing brides like themselves! Even more confirmation that Nikki Ogden Brides are the best brides! 😉

Enjoy a look into the prettiest Monday morning you’ve ever seen!

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Wedding

Shelby & Dalton

January! It’s been since January that I’ve published a blog you guys! That’s just crazy and sad because we’ve been traveling all around capturing the most beautiful weddings and you guys deserve to see them! From the beaches of Florida to the mountains of Colorado, we have some pretty amazing blogs coming your way as we catch you up to speed!

First up is this perfect Florida wedding at the gorgeous Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida.  Originally from Georgia, Shelby and Dalton wanted to give their friends and family a true taste of Florida with their beach wedding. Shelby’s blush details and Dalton’s gray suit went perfectly with this salmon resort surrounded by lush greenery and white sand! They couldn’t have asked for a prettier day to say, “I do” while overlooking the bluffs of the resort with the soundtrack of the ocean in the background!

Tell Alexa to turn on ocean waves soundtrack and scroll through the blog while pretending you’re on the beach today! Maybe you’ll even find yourself walking off into the sunset at the end 😉

Enjoy!

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Wedding

Crystal & Matthew

I remember the first time meeting Crystal and Matthew. Typically I’ll meet with couples before they book, but they had already done their research, booked via email, and there we were at their engagement session. Normally I have to loosen the groom up and assure him it will be easy and painless, but not Matthew! His love for Crystal was overflowing and you could tell he was just as excited as she was to be there in that moment!

This sweet couple from New York and I became quick friends over their engagement season and I couldn’t wait for their wedding day. I knew it would be beautiful and I was so excited to be at the charming Cypress Grove Estates, but more than all of that, I was looking forward to meeting the special families that these two had to have come from! Can I just say now that I want to move to New York?! Their families were all that I imagined they would be! That tight knit, loving, fun, New York family! They made Ashley and I feel like we were part of the family that day and the Grajales wedding will be a highlight of our year for sure!

Matthew, Crystal, and to all of your family, thank you so much for a memorable night! Your love, hospitality, and overall kindness has made such an impression on us and we hope that our paths cross again soon! Enjoy your preview of that special day!

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A special thanks to the amazing vendors:

Venue: Cypress Grove Estates House

Coordinators: Anna Christine Events

Catering: Big City Catering

Hair and Makeup: Ever After Hair and Makeup

Floral Arrangements: Flowers by Lesley

Photobooth: Uptown Selfies

Cake and desserts: Lepetit Sweets

Linens and decor: Rentals by RW Events

DJ: Fyer Fly Productions

Photography: Nikki Ogden Photography

Wedding

Kaylee and Ryan

I don’t get back to my home town often anymore, so I was more than thrilled when Kaylee decided to have me capture her wedding day that was taking place in the very church that I grew up in.

Driving into town brought such a peaceful feeling to me. The S-curves that are lined with gorgeous orange groves, the familiar houses that I would walk right into, and the historic buildings that still look the same for the most part after all these years brought me back to a simpler time in life. A time where my friends and I could ride our bikes all over town. A time where we knew everybody’s name. A time where having fun and staying out of trouble were my only priorities.

The familiar smell of the church and the warm greetings from friends who were more like family made this girl’s heart overflow. There truly is no place like home and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to collide my two world’s together and get to do what I love, where I love, surrounded by people I love!

Kaylee and Ryan, your wedding day was a dream and I hope that you two have many years of happiness together! Thank you for letting me play a small part in your love story! Enjoy your preview!

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Wedding

Alexandra & Ray

St. Augustine is one of my favorite cities in Florida. It’s filled with Florida history, unique shops, and beautiful architect around every corner. It also holds sentimental meaning to me as that’s where my parents eloped to over 30 years ago. And it was in that same spot where they said, “I do,” that my husband got down on one knee and proposed to me almost 10 years ago. So you can see how I was more than elated when Alex and Ray inquired about me capturing their big day and informed me it would take place in St. Augustine! What better way to start 2019 than a destination wedding in my favorite Florida city!

Alex and Ray couldn’t have asked for a prettier January day! Though the ceremony and reception were held inside, it made for perfect weather to ride the trolly back and forth between the Treasury on the Plaza and The Lightner Museum for photographs. The groomsmen provided many laughs for us that day, and the bridesmaids were the most incredible group of friends I have seen in a long time. Take the beauty you see in these pictures, and times it by 10 and you’ll get a glimpse of their hearts!

The entire day was filled with emotional moments, laughs, romance, and ended with one heck of a party. You may have heard of receptions having a loco hora… well try loco horaS for this reception! This crowd definitely knew how to have a good time!

Alex and Ray thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your big day! I’ve loved getting to know the two of you this past year! Ray, thank you so much for the sacrifices you make daily and for serving our country honorably! Alex, thank you for being a living testimony that empowered women live to empower other women! You guys are an incredibly strong couple and I pray for many years of a happy marriage between the two of you! Enjoy a little preview of your big day!

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Thanks to all the amazing vendors!:

Photography: Nikki Ogden Photography

Venue: Treasury at the Plaza & Lightner Museum

Coordinators: Coastal Coordinating

Floral Arrangements: Parkers Events

Wedding Gown: Calvet Couture BridalPronovias

Bridesmaids Dresses: Katie May Collection

Wedding Cake: Creme de la Cocoa

Videographer: Grace Ricker with Ricker Films

DJ: Reinaldo Crespo with International Open Format DJ

 

Wedding

Nori & Jose

“Eight years, nine months, and eleven days. But who’s counting?” Those were the words spoke by Nori as she read her vows to Jose. These two had been waiting for what seemed like a lifetime to others, to seal their relationship through marriage. These two endured growing pains, distance, and the ups and downs of life together, coming out on the  mountain top maturing into a beautiful couple. Nori and Jose love deeply and it’s easy to understand why everyone around them loves them deeply as well.

Nori and Jose chose the beautiful Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club in Sarasota, Florida to tie the knot. Family and friends joined them in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and then partied the night away indoors at the reception. And when I say party, I  mean PARTY! It was my first “Loco Hora” experience, but I hope it isn’t my last!

Nori and Jose, I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to come along this journey with you this past year. You guys have loved on Ashley and I like we were part of your family….and since your family is so much fun, I hope you don’t mind us joining it! Ha 😉 We pray that you guys have a lifetime of love and blessings ahead of you! Enjoy a preview of your beautiful day! 2018-11-15_00012018-11-15_00022018-11-15_00032018-11-15_00202018-11-15_00192018-11-15_00042018-11-15_00072018-11-15_00062018-11-15_00212018-11-15_00222018-11-15_00102018-11-15_00092018-11-15_00252018-11-15_00082018-11-15_00232018-11-15_00112018-11-15_00152018-11-15_00182018-11-15_00172018-11-15_00242018-11-15_00272018-11-15_00262018-11-15_00132018-11-15_00162018-11-15_00312018-11-15_00302018-11-15_00372018-11-15_00322018-11-15_00332018-11-15_00362018-11-15_00352018-11-15_00342018-11-15_00392018-11-15_00402018-11-15_0041