The days leading up to a wedding, Nate and I are watching our weather apps like hawks. There are months in Florida during hurricane season that you really never know until hours before whether or not rain will hit, but we’re willing it off with all our might! The hourly forecast for Kathy and Jeff’s ceremony time was all over the board, but we crossed our fingers, hoped for the best, and took as many pre-ceremony photos we could juuuuuuust in case… I’ve never been more thankful for a first look couple!
Kathy wanted their parents and bridal party to quietly watch their first look from the groomsmen balcony- So sweet. <3
Soooooo much love for this silly flower girl!!
… And the after! In nearly 10 years of weddings, this was our first ceremony in the pouring rain. I’m a strong believer in rain bringing luck to couples on their wedding day, so I think these two are set for life! :)
“Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry, when I take you out in my surrey, when I take you out in my surrey with the fringe on top!” <3
Kathy and Jeff, thank you for smiling through the storm! It couldn’t have happened to a better, more easy going couple! We love y’all and can’t wait to share more soon. :)
It feels like just yesterday we photographed Sarah Kroger swingin’ on a tire swing for her album shoot in Nashville, and now she’s MARRIED! This gorgeous little sister of Nate’s gorgeous college best friend married the sweetest man in Melbourne this month. The day was so packed with love for this amazing couple, topped only by their love for each other, topped only by their mutual love for God. I’m excited to share more sweet moments from the day, including but not limited to hourly love notes from the groom to his bride. I mean… <3
A pre-wedding prayer and dip in the holy water.. <3
See that photo on the right? That was only four of the seven (I believe!) priests that married them! I told you this couple was loved!! :)
Hazards of bridal party photos on the beach. ;)
Love this photo Nate grabbed seconds before they were announced into their wedding reception!
Absolutely the sweetest moment of the day: Sarah surprising her husband with a song she wrote for their wedding day. <3 Sarah and Dom, we adore you both and can’t wait to share the rest soon. Thank you for letting us be a part of such a special wedding day!!
The morning after Katy and Nick’s wedding, we were on a plane to Orlando to photograph Alexis and Rich’s wedding the next morning. I told you wedding season has been a bit crazy! :)
This wedding was so colorful and happy. Alexis was so inspired by Erin and Rick’s wedding on our blog a few years back and added some of the same touches to her wedding day. I loved so many things about this wedding, but maybe these two details most of all! It’s so rare that we see a tea length wedding dress, and check out that bouquet!! Tara at Green Cycle Designs on Etsy made that out of recycled park maps!!
Fun fact : Flower girls are the best at putting on a bride’s shoes because they’re closer to the ground. ;)
Looooove that her girls wore seersucker! <3
Then it was on to their Small World-inspired wedding reception! <3
Alexis and Rich, we look forward to sharing more soon! <3
Nate and I have been traveling fools this wedding season! It’s always exciting to be brought out for a wedding in a state we’ve never visited before, but most especially when said wedding is for a dear family friend. :)
Katy is the *third* bride in her family that we’ve photographed, the first being her sister, Brooke, and the second being her sweet mother. Honored doesn’t even begin to describe it! Katy and Nick were married in Peoria, Arizona at the gorgeous Blackstone Country Club. Katy booked this venue while she was still living in Florida and unable to see it in person, and she lucked out that it was even more gorgeous in person than in photos!
Pre-First look love. <3
Katy, you made a goooorgeous bride!
Nick with his silly boys, Aiden and Nathan!
Nate’s favorite from the day- See Katy’s shadow in back? <3
Katy and Nick, we love y’all and can’t wait to share the rest soooooon! :)