i am so excited for you to see bryan & rachel's wedding day today.
it was a gorgeous november day in florida. as soon as we pulled into the venue lot that morning i knew this would be a glorious day. the bride and groom were ready to become one and everyone worked really hard to make this spot absolutely perfect for a wedding celebration. they had a lovely barn reception with twinkle lights hanging everywhere but my very favorite feature of the day was their hidden away ceremony spot. perfectly placed underneath the spanish moss trees in the beautiful shade. i gasped when i saw it. i remember walking around with a huge smile and that butterfly feeling for them and what was about to happen that afternoon. marriage is such a gift and these two were about to begin their married life. we enjoyed a full day of laughter and happy tears with these amazing people. we got to work with our favorite wedding planner and see another bride and groom of ours. the start of this amazing relationship. this family and group of people have become so dear to us. i thank God for bringing them to us and for bryan and rachel wanting us as their photographers and friends. we absolutely would travel anywhere for these two. the best part of this day was all the prayer. the morning prayers, the ceremony prayers, the gathering and placing hands on the couple prayers. it was truly an unforgettable day to be a part of. they have started off their married life strong because of this faith.
all day long b & r were so full of affection for one another. they would not separate for long, and when they did split to mingle or roam about their party, they would search the room and meet eyes. full of love eyes. they would come back together and couldn't help but kiss. truly, a blissful day.
and what an honor it was to capture such pure magic.
CEREMONY VENUE: 3M Ranch & Events
RECEPTION VENUE: 3M Ranch & Events
WEDDING PLANNER: Planned2Perfection by Chelsea Killman
VIDEOGRAPHER: Jeff & Jeramey from Native Film Co.
OFFICIANT: Tom Wycuff, director of worship ministries at the Journey
FLORIST: flowers for the bride & groom by Diana Marie Events.
bridesmaids & groomsmen DIY by mother of the bride.
CAKE ARTIST: LeAnn's Cakes
BAND/DJ: Island Sound
MAKE-UP ARTIST: Stephanie J.
HAIR ARTIST: Emily
BRIDESMAIDS DRESS: Etsy
GROOM & GROOMSMEN: Calvin Cline by Macy's
BRIDAL GOWN: Desiree Hartsock with Maggie Sottero at Lola Grace Bridal
WEDDING DAY ROBES: Joyful Tidings Bridal
STATIONERY: Annie Helms (communication arts department at bride & groom's home church the Journey)
CALLIGRAPHY: Bridesmaid Angelica Gonzalez & Bride Rachel Garcia