We’re often asked if we get bored of shooting so many weddings. I mean aren’t they all, like, the same?
That statement could not be more false. That’s like saying to a parent, “Why have three kids and not just one? Aren’t they all the same?” Ok, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but you know what I mean! We could shoot the same venues back to back and they’ll be completely different. The people, the weather, the decor, the vendors- There are so many ingredients that go into a wedding and thankfully, I’ve never gotten to a place where I feel like they run together.
I love when weddings like Jessy and Bligh’s come around. So completely crazy and wonderful and out of the box that to say we were kept on our toes is an understatement. Hey, let’s go out on the balcony for some bridesmaid robe photos! turned into Hey, let’s do a flashing photo! We didn’t just pose them around a yellow float plane for photos, Bligh (a pilot) made his entrance into the ceremony by flying in that float plane. Wish lanterns being launched by a crowd who truly enjoyed the open bar at the reception turned into OK so do we call 911 now because a wish lantern is stuck in that tree and has been for a good 30 seconds or do we wait for the flames to- Oh, thank God, there it goes!
Jessy and Bligh’s wedding day began at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Orlando.
Four page love letter from the groom? Swoooooooooooooooooooon! <3
Then it was off to the Winter Park Racquet Club! <3 Bligh proposed to Jessy at Winter Park’s Kraft Azalea Garden, which sits on the same lake as the Winter Park Racquet Club!
Jessy, you were stunning.
Oh, just the groom landing for his entrance. No big deal. Whatev’.
For years, Jessy was Lisa’s right hand girl at her wedding planning and coordinating company, E-Events. Jessy is truly like a third daughter to Lisa, and I tear up seeing these photos of her holding back tears at the ceremony!
My favorite part of the ceremony was when Jessy’s brother sang while their parents joined them for prayer.
Had to take a “Stoneroo” photo in the photo booth! <3
Past sister-of-a-Root-bride Allison! She announced she was pregnant a few weeks after Jessy’s wedding, so I think I know who her wish involved! :)
Jessy and Bligh, we had such a wonderful time at your wedding!!! Thanks for letting us be a part of the adventure. :)
Remember me? :)
We got back last week from a 3 week trip to Orlando: Four weddings, two sessions, one week Disney camping with our favorites for Thanksgiving, a trip to south Florida to see the in-laws, and one unfortunate fender bender! Needless to say, things have been a little crazy this week catching up on work, laundry, and that whole Christmas being only 12 days away thing! The tree’s undecorated, our holiday cards are in a box on the kitchen table, and I have a living room full of unwrapped gifts. I’m so far past my usual mental holiday deadlines, but it’s wonderful to be home and I’m looking forward to our first time off at home since August! :)
That being said, I’d like to send a huge thanks to our couples waiting for preview photos! We’re really excited to share photo peeks with you all this week. Kicking things off, we have the ever jubilant Jessy and her Bligh! Jessy got ready at downtown Orlando’s Embassy Suites, where she and her girls had a little fun before slipping into their dresses. ;)
Then it was off to the Winter Park Racquet Club for first look time! :)
Jessy, you’re gorgeous. :)
Oh yeah- Did I mention Bligh is a pilot and made his entrance to the ceremony in that yellow float plane? ;)
Jessy and Bligh, thank y’all for everything! Can’t wait to share the rest. :)