The day after Thanksgiving while most people were shopping and saving, I was doing a different kind of saving.
I was saving memories.
Saving memories for a beautiful couple that are incredibly blessed by family and friends.
Their family and friends gathered around them and put on a gorgeous wedding for them on Honeymoon Island State Park beach. They shopped, they steamed dresses, they did makeup and hair, they planned, and most of all, they celebrated and smothered them in love.
Follow though to read more about their union and some of my favorite highlights of their day!
For the Bride, her day started off with makeup done and then her hair was curled and perfected by the talented Ronnilyn Bradley.
Every little detail was perfect down to the gold starfish clips that were clipped into her hair.
I think one of the most special parts of the day were the many touches throughout the day that highlighted someone special in their lives that no longer were with them.
The Bride’s grandmother was honored through including her bible and the Groom’s mother was honored by including her portrait charm in the bouquet.
After all the detail shots were taken, then the fun began!
The girl’s suite was full of excitement and fun as they all got ready.
Flower crowns, special necklaces, and the classic details of the Bride being zipped into her gown.
Once the Bride and her party were ready we headed down to the beach to start portraits of the Bride and portraits of the Groom with his Aunt.
Her color choices were drool worthy and I am still swooning over them.
Sadly, the Groom’s mother has passed on, but the love for her and her life was clear. The Groom’s Aunt honored her in so many beautiful ways and you can see one shown here during her pinning on the groom’s boutonniere.
And then everyone’s favorite part… the ceremony began!
My most favorite part was the Groom’s face when he saw his beautiful bride coming down the Isle.
The Bride and Groom decided to do a blending ceremony to honor the blending of families; The Bride and her daughter to the Groom.
They performed it with colored sand to commemorate this beautiful union.
After the wedding ceremony was over, we headed to the Bride’s Father and Step Mother’s home where they had created the most romantic reception area I’ve ever seen!
First dances, the bouquet toss, and cutting of their cake completed the ceremony so nicely!
I am so happy for this gorgeous couple and their new adventure and I was incredibly blessed to capture their wedding!
Are you interested in a beach wedding in the coming year? Reach out! I’d love to document your special day for you!