Nicole and Rusty are both wonderful teachers here in Jacksonville. I had a chance to tell their engagement story at the end of 2017, and it’s then that I learned of their love for Disney. In fact, as a Disney-obsessed individual myself, I was more than amped when they told me of their plans to head to Disney World straight from their Jacksonville ceremony. So that’s exactly what happened. They had a beautiful wedding ceremony in downtown Jacksonville, and together we did a “Just Married” caravan to Orlando and the Happiest Place on Earth. I had a really great time spending time with them and their families and I know they will have a really happy future together. Here are some of the highlights from their big day.
Ceremony: Casa de Solana, St. Augustine
Reception: Columbia Restaurant, St. Augustine
Hair & Makeup: Nicole Boutros
Becky and Ben I met on social media through mutual friends out of Orlando. We didn’t even officially meet until their wedding day, May 1st. The two of them, however, were so genuine and nice it was almost like we were friends for years prior. They chose to have a quaint and simple celebration in downtown St. Augustine. I served as a little bit of a 6th wheel because those in attendance were the bride and groom, both sets of parents…and myself. But it was such a special feeling watching these families celebrate this new love being made official in the courtyard of this great little bed and breakfast. Such a contrast to the normal large weddings with hundreds in attendance, yet still that same beautiful celebration. I was honored to be a part of their special day and I enjoy our friendship even still. Here are some of the highlights from their April 9, 2018 wedding.
Day 1 Venue | Reception: The River House - St. Augustine, FL
Day 2 Venue | Reception: The Treasury on the Plaza - St. Augustine, FL
Event Coordinators: Coastal Coordinating
Decorations: Mugwump Productions
Videographers: Wiler Wedding Films
The last weekend of March was greeted with the celebration of Sana & Jafar’s Wedding in St. Augustine. It was a beautiful, two-day extravaganza! The first day of celebration was at The River House, and the next day was at The Treasury on the Plaza. Both are really exquisite wedding venues here in NE Florida, and I always love getting to tell someone’s wedding story there. A while back, my wife and I got to travel to NYC for Sana & Jafar’s engagement session. You can see that post HERE. While we were there in NYC, we really got a great chance to walk around the city with them a full day and get to know them and even have a meal with Sana’s parents. They really are an incredibly friendly and beautiful couple, and I wish them nothing but the best in their future together! Here are some of the highlights from the two-day wedding weekend.
I've had the pleasure of traveling to New York City recently to capture the engagement portraits of Sana + Jafar. The two of them met, like most couples in the 21st Century, by online dating. Hey, it works, because these two are clear proof of that. When I asked how they got engaged, the story gets more magical. Sana thought she was being handed a phone charger. "I feel so silly about it, but I had told him I needed a new phone charger," she said. "So, when I was handed this box, I just simply thought he was gifting me a new charger." I must say I laugh about it now just typing it because it's so funny to remember them telling me about it. Obviously the misunderstanding was quickly made clear, Sana said "yes," and the rest is...as they say...history. With Jafar living in NYC already, and the two of them living there after the wedding, The Big Apple was a great place for us to tell their visual story together through the engagement session. We had a great time visiting places all over the city during an entire cold day. From Central Park to DUMBO in Brooklyn, it was a real delight getting to get to know them more and shoot some fun images together. Here are some of my favorites...
Nicole and Rusty are two high school teachers, and they're probably the coolest teachers I'll ever know. They were so much fun and easy going during their engagement session in Fernandina Beach. It was almost one year to the day that Rusty proposed to Nicole, as he did so around Christmastime 2016, so it was great to do these engagement photos around the same time of year. We did photos in various places around Amelia Island and at the beach. I really can't wait to photograph their wedding this coming summer 2018! Here are some of my favorites from their engagement session.
When I got the call to photograph Lauren and Tim's wedding in historic Amelia Island at the Florida House Inn, I was so excited. It was going to be a very small wedding with just a handful of family and friends. It really was a perfect intimate wedding.
Lauren and Tim got married outside under the Florida sun as casual passersby walked along the sidewalk, slowing to catch a glimpse of the bride and groom. The party moved inside to the restaurant of the Florida House Inn for dinner, cake and conversation, and it ended with a horse drawn carriage ride off into the darkness. It was a real delight getting to be there and document the day for them. Here are some of my favorite images from the day.
Ceremony: Beaches Museum & History Park
Reception: Ocean City Church
Planner: To-Doer's - Monica Bernhardt
Video: Tim Dornbrock
DJ: Jesse Crouch
Makeup: Bardot Beauty Bar
Tuxes/Bridesmaid Dresses: Michael's Formalwear
Rebekah and Skyler's wedding, though on a hot day on Memorial Day weekend, was perfect and beautiful nonetheless. The chapel at Beaches Museum and History Park is so quaint and timeless and it was the perfect setting to watch this gorgeous couple tie the knot. Afterwards, the reception was held a few blocks away closer to Jacksonville Beach at Ocean City Church. We got to do some portraits on the beach as onlookers wished the happy couple their best congratulations. Here are some of my favorites from the wedding.
To see their Engagement Session, click HERE
Ceremony & Reception: Epping Forest Yacht Club
Flowers: Carroll's Creations
DJ: ProShow DJ Service - Bill Jones
Hair: Holley Wagner
Dress: David's Bridal
Jena and Luca's wedding was the most quaint and special I've had the pleasure of witnessing in a while. Held at the beautiful Epping Forest Yacht Club along the St. John's River in Jacksonville, their wedding was so beautiful. These two, like myself, are big Disney fans but didn't go overboard with their Disney decor. A few hidden Mickeys here and there like on the cake, etc. Their reception was one long table for their close family and friends and everyone danced into the evening as the sunset painted the sky. Here are some of my favorites from their wedding.