Joy....absolute pure joy. These are the only words I can use to describe Kathryn & Paul's Cocoa Beach elopement ceremony. From Kathryn's first email on the morning of their marriage telling me today was already a great day to Paul's unstoppable smile before, during, and after the vows, I could tell these two had found their forever in each other and couldn't wait to get on with it.
I first met Rosaleen five months ago via a phone call from Kansas where she and her fiancee are attending school. She and Frank were planning a long distance wedding here in Tampa at the incredibly stately St. Paul Catholic Church followed by a red and gold holiday inspired reception at the gracious Spartan Manor in New Port Richey.
Rosaleen and Frank met at the University of Kansas and knew within a short few months they belonged together. And so began the wedding planning in Tampa. They managed to juggle going to school and planning a flawless,family centered event full of laughter, good wishes, and killer dance moves. It was such a joy to be chosen to document the day!
These two....where do I start? Have you ever heard that phrase "those two wild and crazy kids?" That explains Carrie & Jordan in all their wonderful, happy, include-everybody, always making somebody smile way, pretty much exactly. Their wedding was built with the love of family and friends. Everything from the big potluck dinner to a special dance for one of their ring bearers at the reception was designed to highlight community and togetherness. Even the list of photos Carrie wanted to capture was a testament to those around the couple and how much they were loved. Thank you allowing me to be apart of your beautiful, music and laughter filled day!
Let's start this off right here with Carrie & Jordan's first look...one of my favorite times of the whole day. Carrie, you looked so amazing walking towards Jordan that he couldn't take his eyes off you....love.
Carrie & Jordan- may your road be filled with all the family and laughter that the two of you hold so dear. Wishing you much joy & happiness on your walk through life together-
2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, June 26th, Hollis Gardens at Lake Mirror: It was hot. It was drippy wet, ring-your-shirt-out-three-times-in-an-hour hot. And my lovely models, well they did amazing in my vintage,pink styled editorial shoot. Hollis Gardens is a beautiful location for a wedding that the City of Lakeland rents out regularly. Attached are plenty of locations for your wedding reception such as the Magnolia Building, the Peggy Brown Building, or Lake Mirror Tower.
Dress by: David's Bridal , Invitations by PontoMountainPaper on Etsy, Hair & Makeup by Tabbi Brooks of Handmade N Lovin' It
This past May, I was able to be apart of the Fontan's fairy tale wedding at the beautiful Huntington Hills Country Club in Lakeland, Florida. So much joy and happiness in the union of these two. I loved seeing the incorporation of their children into the ceremony when Rafael gave each of the children a necklace to symbolize the family circle and his love. There wasn't a dry eye in the place. Thank you for inviting me into your special day! I hope your Disney honeymoon was outstanding!