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

#FallingHeadleyOverHeels

Summer in Florida is our rainy season. I know, kind of ironic since we’re known as the sunshine state, but it’s true! Many outdoor weddings are moved inside, engagement sessions and senior portraits are often rescheduled.

The week leading up to Gabby and Thomas’ wedding was no different. It rained all week long and the few moments of relief it gave us was still extremely overcast and cloudy. I knew that Gabby was a roll-with-the-punches kind of girl and honestly, I wasn’t worried about her being disappointed about pictures outside. I have the cutest bubble umbrellas and knew that her and Thomas would make the most of it and we would still get adorable photographs. However, as much as I love those umbrellas, I was so happy for Gabby when we didn’t need them!

You guys – it was a miracle! The clouds opened up and rays of sunshine came bursting through! It made for a gorgeous day, a day that perfectly reflected their love for one another!

“They are always happiest when they’re together.” 

“When they first got together we knew that was it, nothing else seemed to make sence.” 

“Thomas made it a priority to facetime Gabby every day during their years of long distance.”

“Gabby talks about Thomas all the time when she’s not with him.” 

These were the words that filled the ceremony and the toasts. Their pastor, family, and best friends witnessed their relationship for the past six years and were all thrilled that the day was finally here where these two would become one! You know you have something beautiful when you have so  much support and encouragement from your people. Support and encouragement that gets you through six years, and most of it long distance!

Thomas and Gabby, it has been an absolute honor to come alongside you in this season of your life. I feel so privilege to get a peek at what the rest of your friends and family have witnessed over the last several years. I pray that your love for one another continues to grow more and more every day!

Enjoy your preview!

xoxo

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Wedding

Horton Wedding

I had been looking forward to this wedding for months and the day did not disappoint! Over the last few months I have fallen in love with Whitney and Chris and with excitement counted down the days with them! We texted back and forth the week of and both kept checking the weather. The forecast was predicting a beautiful day in the 70’s and mother nature gave us just that!

Whitney seemed calmed and laid back while she had her hair and make up done. Chris was his usual funny self surrounded by guys who cared for and loved him and Whitney. They were both so ready to get to the altar and say, “I do.” Her daddy walked her down, gave her away, and before you knew it the two kissed and were announced as Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Horton.

Chris and Whitney had the most beautiful day filled with amazing people, beautiful colors, perfect weather, and sentimental details all around remembering those who couldn’t be there. The love these two share was evident the entire day from beginning to end.

Congratulations Chris and Whitney! Thank you so much for allowing me the privilege of capturing your special day. I hope you look through these photos and relive all the excitement and emotions from last weekend! Happy 1 week Anniversary! Enjoy your preview!

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