Every once in a while you meet a couple where everything about them just CLICKS. 🙌 I first met Katie while taking her family’s pictures, and I immediately noticed that she was not only fun-loving and kind, but also a woman of great style and taste (teach me your ways, girlfriend!). So when she asked me to be her wedding photographer, I knew that she would be my IDEAL Naomi Lynn Bride!! A few months down the road, our engagement session confirmed all my suspicions. Katie and JC were stunning individuals, and undeniably SO in love! I was immediately stuck with what an awesome pair they made. And talk about SOPHISTICATION! These two were practically DRIPPING with class! ⧓ So it was with great eagerness that I locked their wedding date in the calendar and prepared to give them an amazing photographic experience. 🎉
Katie and JC’s hard work and planning did NOT disappoint! The day finally arrived as I headed off towards St. Augustine. We started out at a quaint Airbnb with all the bridesmaids, where they visited together and sipped mimosas. Soon enough, the time came to head out for the White Room. First Look here we come! Emotions were ALL over the place as JC and Katie laid eyes on each other. 😭 Katie especially could hardly keep it together! Even I got misty-eyed as these two enjoyed the moments they had been waiting SO long for. ❤ After exploring some alleys and dancing in the afternoon light, it was time to head back inside and get in place for the ceremony. Sunlight streamed into the Villa Blanca room as guests arrived and took their seats. I was absolutely blown away by the thought put into every single detail! Especially the beautiful decor by 2 Sisters Events & Design. 😍 Tears were shed, prayers were made, and cheers filled the room as the newly weds shared their first kiss as husband and wife. 🙌 Then it was time to PARTY! The reception took place in the Grand Ballroom, with exposed brick walls, elegant centerpieces, dripping garlands and sparkling candlelight. 🕯 The evening was packed with special toasts, dances, blessings, and various other events, each one filled with laughter and joyful tears. 😭 The day drew to a close as guests lined the alley outside with sparklers in hand. 🎇 Time to send the couple off on their new life together!
Another beautiful wedding, another start of a great adventure. ❤
As with every wedding day, it takes a team of incredible people to make it all come together! Katie and JC had a particularly BRILLIANT crew that made all their dreams a reality. Check out this list of amazing vendors:
Venue and Catering: The White Room, St. Augustine. Florals and Decor: 2 Sisters Events & Design. Coordinator: Kellie Atkinson with 2 Sisters Events & Design. DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates. Cake Designer: Kakes by Katie. Hair & Makeup: Lashes by Christina. Officiant: Tim Rice. Invitations: Stationery Loft. Dress Maker: Stella York. Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal. Tuxes: Generation Tux.
And a HUGE shoutout to my stunning photography team! I couldn’t have done it without you guys. 😊 Second Shooter: Sarah Joelle. Assistant: Katie Anderson
Hope you all enjoy the visual story! Katie and JC, it was an honor and pleasure to be your wedding photographer. May the Lord make His face SHINE upon your life together! ☀