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

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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

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