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!

Korinne & Patrick are Married! | Club Continental Wedding | Jacksonville Wedding Photographer | Club Continental Wedding Photographer

September 21, 2013 / The Club Continental / Orange Park, FL

Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Club Continental, Orange Park FL
Hair/Makeup Artist: Fifth Avenue Hair
Florist: Blossoms & Accents, Rachel Ely
Cake Artist: Metro Custom Cakes
DJ: Mcgee Entertainment
Bridal Gown: The Bridal Shop, Jacksonville FL. Maggie Sottero.
Men’s Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Ceremony Music: The String Group
Officiant: River City Weddings
Linens: Connie Duglin Linens

Korinne and Patrick’s wedding day was a BLAST! It is always a pleasure to shoot at the gorgeous Club Continental… the ceremony site is absolutely gorgeous, and as you will see- we got the most amazing light for the formal pictures later that evening! :) As you scroll through this wedding, please be sure to notice all the hilarious moments such as Brent helping blow a fan under Korinne’s wedding dress in the getting ready room, the obvious moment in the reception when everyone was screaming out “Don’t Stop Believin’”  by Journey, and Korinne expressing her apparent “victory!” for getting Patrick to sign off on their marriage license. ;) But all joking aside, Korinne and Patrick are two of the sweetest people, and their wedding day was truly a wonderful celebration…we were SO thankful to be a part of this amazing day. Korinne and Patrick are now expecting their very first little miracle due in May, and I can’t wait to continue to document their love story as their sweet little family grows. :)

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JulieFebruary 14, 2014 - 1:31 am

Pretty, pretty!!!! Great job!

TraciFebruary 14, 2014 - 10:37 am

Beautiful wedding, stunning couple, love the colors!

MarisaFebruary 14, 2014 - 10:40 am

Gorgeous wedding! Love the purple bridesmaids dresses!

christine dFebruary 14, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Beautiful wedding photographs! The Club Continental is a gorgeous venue!

CaitlinFebruary 14, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Beautiful Wedding Jen! Loooove the ring shots!

Ashley DurhamFebruary 17, 2014 - 8:28 am

What a fun and beautiful wedding – love her bouquet!

ChinaFebruary 17, 2014 - 9:37 am

Fun wedding captured beautifully!

AshleyFebruary 17, 2014 - 9:43 am

BEAUTIFUL shots. That ceremony site was amazing!

RachelFebruary 17, 2014 - 4:55 pm

Stunning images!

Kelly & Ryland are Married! | San Marco Preserve Wedding | Matthew’s Restaurant Wedding | One Ocean Wedding, Jacksonville Beach

August 30, 2013 / San Marco Preservation Hall, Jacksonville FL

Ceremony Venue: San Marco Preservation Hall, Jacksonville FL
Reception Venue: Matthew’s Restaurant, Jacksonville FL
Getting Ready/Bridal Portraits: One Ocean Resort, Jacksonville Beach FL
Coordinator: Monica w/ TO-DOers Event Planning
Florist: Floriade
Bridal Gown: The White Magnolia (San Marco, FL)- Jim Hjelm, Blush
Harpist: Reverend William Reister

 I need to preface this by saying this- the very moment that I met Kelly, it was like we were old friends. I knew we were a perfect match. :) As Kelly told me about her very sweet and intimate wedding that she & Ryland were planning, I couldn’t wait to be a part of their day. Small/family weddings sometimes end up being some of my favorites. The hustle and bustle of the day is so minimal– and there is just so much extra time to focus on the REASON for the day in the first place. (Oh, and lots of extra time for bridal formals! ;) ) Speaking of formals- we did hit a little bit of a speed bump as the rain began to pour right after Kelly & Ryland’s wedding ceremony was complete…but that didn’t stop us! We took some formals in the church, and some outdoors with an umbrella… (if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! right?) By the time we headed over to the DELICIOUS Matthew’s restaurant, the rain had basically let up. We did some formals inside the restaurant as well (hello- it is GORGEOUS in there, and I love a challenge!) & we were able to sneak outside for just a few downtown shots! The night finished up after dinner with some extremely heartfelt speeches, and a few quick dances. Brent and I were SO thankful to be a part of this special celebration… and I am looking forward to photographing Kelly & Ryland again in a few months, as they are now expecting their first little PRINCESS, due around Memorial Day!! xo!

Every now and then I get to sneak a quick photo with my brides! ;)
This one was epic- we were trying to keep cool while stuck in the hotel hallway & locked out of our room! LOL thanks Brent. ;)

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ChinaFebruary 6, 2014 - 4:56 pm

I love everything about this! Beautiful beautiful beautiful:)

TraciFebruary 6, 2014 - 6:42 pm

This was a beautiful wedding, beautiful couple, great day!

Nicole GulickFebruary 7, 2014 - 8:36 pm

Such a gorgeous wedding! You captured the couple and their beautiful details gorgeously! Great work as always jenn!

yvonne sandersFebruary 9, 2014 - 11:53 am

Jenn, these are so beautiful! You are amazingly talented!

Jes & Chris are Married! | Diamond D Ranch Wedding | Jacksonville FL Wedding Photographer | Diamond D Ranch, Jacksonville FL

August 24, 2013 / Diamond D Ranch, Jacksonville FL

Ceremony Venue: Diamond D Ranch
Reception Venue: Diamond D Ranch
Band: 8 Mile Bend (Pooler, GA)
Cake Artist: Gilman’s Bakery
Florist: Bert w/ Deerwood Florist
Makeup/Hair: Salon d’Orsay
Bridal Gown: The Bridal Shop, Jacksonville FL
Bridesmaid Dresses: dressy.com
Rentals: All About Jax Events

 We had such an amazing time photographing Chris & Jes’ wedding at the beautiful Diamond D Ranch!! First of all- the venue is just beautiful. The details and COLORS that Jes chose were perfect… and their cake? Oh my gosh.. I LOVED it! This was a super typical August wedding in Florida… southern, sweltering hot, and quite the PARTY! During the garter removal, Jes played a pretty funny prank on her hubby… you’ll see how that one turned out- the whole crowd was hysterical! :) But in all seriousness, Jes & Chris are the sweetest & we were so glad to be a part of their wedding day. Congrats you two lovebirds! <3

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JodiJanuary 20, 2014 - 7:47 am

What a relaxed and cool looking wedding. Good Job!

MauraJanuary 20, 2014 - 8:44 am

Awesome photos! Looks like an amazingly beautiful wedding!

Jessica KlausJanuary 20, 2014 - 9:12 am

Great job! Loved their cake!

Lindy ScottJanuary 20, 2014 - 10:07 am

This is just gorgeous! The venue, the bride and I love all the different colors in the bridemaids dresses! The reception area was beautiful and you captured all the details perfectly! Your bride and groom will have awesome memories forever thanks to you!

chesleyJanuary 20, 2014 - 11:10 am

beautiful wedding!!

BeckyJanuary 20, 2014 - 11:41 am

Your detail shots are always amazing!! Please teach me ;-)
Love the different colors for bridesmaids dresses and that venue with the lights..gorgeous!

LauraJanuary 20, 2014 - 7:04 pm

Love the bouquet! Everyone looks like they are having a blast.

MarisaJanuary 20, 2014 - 7:24 pm

What a great country wedding! I love the jeans and cowboy boots!

Karey RonnowJanuary 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm

What a fun wedding!!! Oh my goodness!!! Jenn, you must have had the best time!!! Her flowers were stunning!!!!

JesJanuary 20, 2014 - 8:33 pm

To say you have a talent is an understatement. The gift you possess leaves others with such joy and happiness. The memories that you freeze in time can be looked at day after day, and because you do it so well, relived each time. You did an amazing job on not only this but all our sessions together. See you when the babies come hehe!! Love!

ChristinaJanuary 20, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Love this wedding. So reminded me of my own. Except I don’t have these gorgeous images. Jenn I think your detail shots are always my favorite.

JennJanuary 20, 2014 - 10:28 pm

oh, Jes!! xoxoxo!!! thank you so much girly. i’ll be eagerly waiting for that day to come! ;)

IngridJanuary 20, 2014 - 11:13 pm

Gorgeous wedding and I love your photos!! Wonderful!!

Monica ReynoldsJanuary 21, 2014 - 9:56 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Gorgeous Wedding!!

christine dJanuary 21, 2014 - 4:46 pm

Beautiful photos! What a gorgeous location! I have a photo of all the little kids gathered around my wedding cake like yours…it is one of my favorites.

MelissaJanuary 22, 2014 - 9:32 am

Love the colors! So creative!!

Tina JoinerJanuary 23, 2014 - 9:49 pm

This is such a beautiful wedding and you did an amazing job capturing it. I LOVE rustic, country weddings!

MandyJanuary 25, 2014 - 12:13 am

So much to look at!! :) What talent you have these are AHmazing! <3

Katherine DavisJanuary 26, 2014 - 10:58 pm

This wedding is awesome! I just LOVE all the detail shots!

Tony & Nicole are Married! | Mulhauser Barn Wedding | West Chester, Ohio | Mason, OH Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer

August 10, 2013 / Mulhauser Barn

Ceremony Venue: Hope Church, Mason OH
Reception Venue: Mulhauser Barn, West Chester OH
DJ: DJ Mike Ollis
Cake Artist: Patricia’s Weddings & Custom Cakes
Bridal Gown: Bride & Formal – Mori Lee
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal & Formal
Men’s Suits: Jos. A Bank

 Tony and Nicole’s wedding was just a *little* extra special for Brent and I to photograph. Brent and the groom have been friends for about ten years now- so it was inevitable that we would be traveling up to Ohio to photograph his wedding. :) Personally, I had only met the couple once before, but when we parted ways at the wedding, it was like we were all old friends. Tony and Nicole are absolutely perfect for each other. There were multiple times that they had Brent and I both choking back tears during the day. From their SERIOUSLY adorable first look, to their first dance as husband and wife… it was a perfect day & we were SO lucky and thankful to be a part of the celebration. <3

& finally….us with the gorgeous bride & groom. :)

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Melissa MowreyJanuary 13, 2014 - 9:43 pm

Beautiful wedding and beautiful images! Love the colors. Your really captured the emotion of the day!

ChristinaJanuary 13, 2014 - 9:55 pm

Loved loved loved the cake topper and the fact that the story was there for everyone to know the meaning behind it. Beautiful wedding.

KellyJanuary 13, 2014 - 10:01 pm

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Love the details!!!

DenaJanuary 13, 2014 - 10:05 pm

So pretty!!

JessciaJanuary 13, 2014 - 10:21 pm

Details are amazing! I love the crisp and clear color! Your focus is on point girllll!! You goooo

Julie PaisleyJanuary 13, 2014 - 10:58 pm

Pretty as always my dear!

Ashley DurhamJanuary 13, 2014 - 11:31 pm

This is my kind of wedding! Great job on the details!!!

KatherineJanuary 14, 2014 - 12:24 am

I love this emotional first look and all the details.. Gorgeous!!

BeckyJanuary 14, 2014 - 11:28 am

Your details shots are gorgeous!! That venue looks amazing too!

Laura TomlinsonJanuary 14, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Beautiful day!! Amazing detail shots

MalloryJanuary 14, 2014 - 9:04 pm

Seriously in love with this! Beautiful light, details and couple.

Karly LoarJanuary 15, 2014 - 11:38 am

Great shots! I love the one through the door with them kissing! And all the details!!! Perfect! And gorgeous couple!

MauraJanuary 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Absolutely beautiful! Love all the detail shots!

christine dJanuary 15, 2014 - 4:23 pm

Any couple that would serve chili dogs for their meal must be awesome! Loved the cake topper story too. You did a great job of capturing the whole story of the day!

KareyJanuary 15, 2014 - 10:45 pm

What a wonderful day!! That reception looks like so much fun and those flowers… LOVE!!! Such fun details!! Beautiful!!

CarrieJanuary 16, 2014 - 9:06 am

Jenn, I love all of your detail shots! This was a beautiful wedding!

Tina JoinerJanuary 17, 2014 - 3:04 am

Wow! What a gorgeous wedding! You captured everything to beautifully, especially the emotion of the day. Gorgeous!

Holly FrazierJanuary 17, 2014 - 8:50 am

These are beautiful! Love it!!

IngridJanuary 17, 2014 - 11:47 pm

I am obsessed with your photos!! I love your style … clean and colorful. Love the entire wedding gallery!!

Monica ReynoldsJanuary 18, 2014 - 4:27 pm

These are beautiful!! LOVE THEM!!