Courtney & Jono are Married! | Destination Wedding Photographer | Italian American Hall Wedding | Southeast Michigan Wedding Photographer

October 4, 2013 / St. Kenneth Catholic Church / Italian American Hall

Ceremony Venue: St. Kenneth Catholic Church, Plymouthm MI
Reception Venue: The Italian American Hall, Livonia, MI
Hair/Makeup Artist: Ashka Salon
Cake Artist: Patisserie Parmentier
Florist: Lasting Touch-Nicki Crosby
DJ: Its Your Special Day- Nathan Olli
Bridal Gown: House of Brides, Chicago IL
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Couture, Plymouth MI
Men’s Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse

All of the weddings I photograph are special and meaningful to me, as I build relationships with my sweet brides… they become my friends. :) However, this wedding was just a little sweeter for me to capture, as the bride is one of my long time best friends. To be able to be by her side all day long & capturing these beautiful moments throughout one of the biggest days of her life was the best feeling… I can’t really describe. :)

Courtney and Jono had been together for many years, and we all knew this wedding was a long time coming. ;) As you scroll through the pictures- it’s totally evident.. the happiness that radiates on BOTH of their faces just proves that this is a once in a lifetime kind of love. There were quite a few moments that had me near tears during the day as well. Courtney’s sweet first look with her amazing daddy, when both of their mom’s walked hand-in-hand to light the unity candle, the first dance, and also the speech that Courtney’s dad made at the reception. What a beautiful day full of sweet memories… I will forever be thankful she asked me to capture it all. <3

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Erin + Gage are Married! | White Room Wedding | St. Augustine Wedding Photographer | Cathedral Basilica Wedding

September 22, 2013 / Cathedral Basilica, St Augustine / White Room, St Augustine

Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica, St Augustine, FL
Reception Venue: The White Room, St Augustine FL
Hair/Makeup Artist: Artistry By Erin- Erin Foster
Cake Artist: Sweet N’ Flour
DJ: Smilin’- Tom Fridley
Videographer: Life & Love Studios
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Men’s Tuxes: Michael’s Formalwear
Photo Booth: ID’s Fabulous Photobooths

I have been friends with Erin for a long time. We had a sociology class together at UNF, and that was where the friendship began. :) Since then I have been so blessed to have documented so many important moments in her life.

I was there the day Gage returned from deployment after 8 long months.

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I also recently documented Erin’s growing belly as they are still eagerly awaiting the arrival of their sweet baby.

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Needless to say, I feel SO very honored that Erin and I have remained friends, and that I have been able to create so many memories for her growing family. :) Erin and Gage said their “I do’s” in the stunning and historical Cathedral Basilica. Afterward, we took a trolly with the bridal party and drove around the old city (dodging rain drops!) to capture some beautiful formal pictures. Afterward, the party really got started at the White Room!! Erin and Gage’s families are both so much fun- everyone danced all night and had the BEST time! It was a wonderful celebration!

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Emily & Amos Are Married! | Inn At Still Pond Wedding | Axson, GA Wedding | Southern Eclectic Wedding | Southern Wedding Photographer

July 27, 2013 / Inn At Still Pond / Axson, GA

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Inn at Still Pond, Axson GA
Videographer: JKS Film
Bridal Gown: The Bridal Shop at the Avenues, Jacksonville FL
Bridesmaid Dresses: Judith March

Emily and Amos had been together for many years before they decided to officially tie the knot, but to me- it still seemed like they had just recently fallen in love. The way Amos spent the entire engagement session as well as the wedding day looking at his bride was nothing short of perfection… it’s so clear they are meant to be. Their wedding day really was an excellent representation of their love for one another- sweet, and beautiful.

As expected, it was a bit of a scorcher for their Southern Georgia July wedding- but we didn’t let the heat, humidity, and bugs stand in our way! Emily and Amos said their vows under a white gazebo, right on the gorgeous Inn at Still Pond. They also decided to seal a box during their ceremony with letters to one another inside. They promised that if their marriage ever came upon hard times that they would open the box together and read the letters they sealed inside on their wedding day. As you will see in the detail pictures below, Emily and Amos were surrounded by many family heirlooms and crafty details that their friends and family helped to create for their perfect day.

I should also add that this wedding was recently published on the amazing Every Last Detail Blog… and you can see the feature here, as well as hear more about the wedding from Emily herself!

It was such a pleasure for Brent and I to photograph this gorgeous couple. Enjoy!! xo

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Erica + Ben are Married! | Amelia Island Wedding | Walker’s Landing – Omni Resort | Walker’s Landing Wedding | Amelia Island Wedding Photographer

June 1, 2013 / Walker’s Landing, Omni Amelia Island / Amelia Island, FL

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Walker’s Landing, Amelia Island Plantation
Hair/Makeup Artist: On the Green Salon
Florist: Artistic Florist
Cake Artist: Omni Resort
Band: KTG Entertainment
Videographer: Pure Life Videos
Bridal Gown: Savvi Formalwear (Raleigh, NC)- Mori Lee
Men’s Tuxes: Macy’s- (Alfani)
Ceremony Music: Jennifer Gwaltney

When Erica and I first met, we totally hit it off right away and became instant friends. Because Erica is a wonderful photographer herself up in North Carolina, I was so honored (and excited!) that she asked me to be the one to photograph her and Ben’s special day. We decided early on that we were going to work hard to get their wedding featured on the fabulous Style Me Pretty Blog… and WE DID!- which is why this blog post of her wedding is running a bit late! We had to let SMP feature it before I was allowed to share the gorgeousness of her day on my personal blog. ;)

In reality, I could talk about Erica & Ben’s wedding myself and tell you about all the lovely details – but since Erica had submitted a little description for the SMP blog herself, I think I will just use a bit of her wording to describe their perfect day.

I wanted the day to feel like “us” – effortless and fun. Ben and I met in Raleigh, North Carolina, but I’m originally from a small town in South Georgia, about 20 minutes from Amelia Island, Florida. When we pictured the perfect backdrop for our wedding day, all we could think about was being surrounded by family and friends…and GORGEOUS spanish moss-covered oak trees. As soon as we toured the property at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, we knew Walker’s Landing was the perfect place to say our “I Do’s! One very special detail was placing my father’s wedding band on my bouquet. He passed away a year almost two years ago, so it was incredibly special to have a part of him with me as I walked down the aisle. The day could not have gone any more perfect. It was everything that we ever wanted. Lots of love, laughter, and dancing all night. Complete and utter effortlessness and a day I’ll never forget!”

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EricaAugust 6, 2014 - 7:05 am

AH, Jenn you PERFECTLY captured our wedding day. Thank you so much! So fun to look back at the pictures again – we will truly cherish them forever!