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Kat & Chris' Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Wedding | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Ceremony | Reception: Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Wedding Coordinator: Save the Date Weddings & Events - Madyson Kovatch
Videographer: Siberian Pictures
Florist: Rose of Sharon - Lynette Self
Cake: Classic Cakes
Band: KTG Entertainment
Hair | Makeup: Styles of Ponte Vedra
Bride | Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal | Bella Bridesmaid
Tuxedo: Men's Wearhouse
Other: Luxe Party Rentals

Kat and Chris had a simple and beautiful wedding ceremony that was greeted by a nice ocean breeze and a lot of happy friends and family who traveled from all across the country. Many of them battled crazy weather and delayed flights to make it to Florida on time to see their good friends tie the knot. Their ceremony took place on the patio at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. I'm 90% certain that the bride and groom actually never stopped smiling from the moment the ceremony began to the moment they were brisked away at the close of the evening. I had such a great time capturing some of these moments for the two of them and I hope you enjoy some of my favorites I have posted below. All the best to you, Kat and Chris!

 

Jillian & Adam's Omni Amelia Island Wedding | Fernandina Beach, FL

Ceremony: Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Reception: Walker's Landing at Omni Amelia Island Community
Videographer: Adam Pressley Films
Band: Bay Kings Band
Florist: Liz Stewart
Makeup: Patricia Kozack
Hair: Emily Mastronicola

Jillian and Adam met while attending the University of Florida in Gainesville. A lot of jokes were made on their behalf about it, but they were dating for 13 years before getting married. They have celebrated many events together over the years, but I think they will agree that their wedding is the cherry on top.

Their ceremony took place at the magnificent Omni Amelia Island Plantation right on the beach as the sun inched closer to the horizon. Their dog, Riley, AKA "Adam's Bestie", was even on hand to watch his parents tie the knot. Friends and family from all over gathered to witness a love story reach a new chapter. The reception afterwards at Walkers Landing, just on the other side of A1A, was a joyous party that blasted well into the night.

It was a real pleasure getting to photograph my two friends celebrate the new life in their long relationship. I wish them all the best in the future together, and smile with them as I showcase some of my favorite images of the day.

Melanie & Matt's Disney Cruise Line Wedding | Disney Dream

Their future is setting sail. They've raised the anchor on their relationship. I could literally come up with nautical puns for days that talks about Melanie and Matt's Disney Cruise Line wedding aboard the Disney Dream. I was very humbled and thrilled to be able to capture their whole wedding weekend as we sailed in the Bahamas. They got to meet Mickey and his friends, enjoy a pirate plunder with Jack Sparrow, run a 5K race together on Disney's private island and even have Mickey photo bomb their portrait session.

The ceremony happened aboard Deck 14 of the Disney Dream as we were at port in Nassau. The magnificent couple and their friends and family witnessed the couple's next chapter begin as we all got a great view of the water and the pianist played Disney classics on the ivories. After getting to photograph their engagement session at Walt Disney World, I was happy to continue to tell their Disney story about the Disney Cruise Line vessel. Here are some of the highlights of their day.

Melanie + Matt's Walt Disney World Engagement

There really is something to be said about the magic of Disney. It doesn't matter if you're a big Disney fan. No one can really argue that Disney is something special. Whether we grew up watching The Lion King, Aladdin or Cinderella, we all know the way Disney and Disney World can captivate our imaginations. Heck, my 3-year-old son can hum along to the Disney intro music at the beginning of each of their movies.

Melanie + Matt are ones who love Disney! They've done the Disney 10K and they go to Disney World pretty much all the time. And I know, because my family has gone with them several times. Matt was interested in Melanie so much that he purchased an Annual Pass for Disney World just to hang out with her more. Now, here they are! They'll be getting married early this year (2017) on a Disney Cruise and I can't wait to be there and document it for them. Here are some of the highlights of their engagement session throughout Walt Disney World.

Govinda & Brad's Oakleaf Plantation Wedding | Orange Park, FL

I had the pleasure of photographing this bride once already when she was a bridesmaid for her friend Kelsey's wedding last year. Now, it was Govinda's turn to be the bride...and she looked stunning! Her and Brad met during the rivalry weekend of Florida vs. Georgia and went to the football game together several years ago. It's only fitting that on their wedding day Florida played against LSU, and won! So needless to say, they are diehard Gators fans. Their ceremony and reception took place at Oakleaf Plantation and was really beautifully done. They had a great party with their friends and family and participated in their own mannequin challenge on the dance floor. Here are some of my favorite images from their wedding day.

Erica & David's Casa Marina Wedding | Jacksonville Beach, FL

Erica and David really know how to throw a party. They had an unforgettable wedding day at Casa Marina in Jacksonville Beach. Though the temperature might have gotten high a little bit, the bride and groom kept completely cool throughout the whole event and came together for their beautiful "I Do's" overlooking the beach. Both the ceremony and reception took place there, with the dancing happening under the stars with a live band. The two of them are completely perfect for one another and I know they are going to have a great future together. Here are some highlights from the day at the beach.

Megan + Scott's New York City Engagement

I loved having the opportunity to fly up to NYC and photograph an engagement session for Megan and Scott. They are new residents to the Big Apple, and thought it would make a great setting to document the beginning of their new life together. We had a great time walking around Central Park as well as taking a nice stroll on The High Line along the lower west side. They had such a fun, silly time with me on that cold New York afternoon. I can't wait to see how much fun will be had at their wedding in April 2017. Here are some of my favorite shots from the time spent together.

Priscilla & Kyle's Bowing Oaks Plantation Wedding | Jacksonville, FL

I got to know the new Mr. & Mrs. Stoudenmire mostly during their engagement session many months ago down at Washington Oaks Park. The two of them are clearly in love with each other. Just watching them on their wedding day grin at one another was really funny. They knew that it was a day they wouldn't forget, and I won't either. They had a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception at the great Bowing Oaks Plantation on Jacksonville's Southside. The event was greeted with perfect fall Florida weather that lasted all evening too. I so sincerely wish the two of them the happiest future together. Here are some of my favorites from the day.