This was our second-ever wedding at the Tarpon Lodge in Pineland, Florida. Located near Jimmy Buffet’s inspiration for “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” if palm trees and calming waters are your thing, this place really is paradise.
The forecast leading up to this wedding was not looking good. Like, we’re talking rain chances in the 90+ percentile. Adelie told me she asked her venue coordinator what the rain backup location was, and the coordinator just replied, “It’s not gonna rain.” When Adelie asked again, she got the same answer and decided not to push it. Sure enough, even though all of our weather sources were reporting 100% chances of rain for ceremony time, it didn’t rain.
The second they were pronounced man and wife, the sky turned a deep gray and we booked it with the couple to get some photos before the sky opened up. Adelie was an absolute dream bride, and even though thunder got increasingly loud, she stayed out for photos until it started pouring. We had an umbrella on hand and she got a little wet, but the photos we got were some of my favorite of the year! :)
Adelie and Will, you were both an absolute dream. Thanks for having us, and we wish you both the absolute best!!