Lisa-Marie and Jim’s Fort Lauderdale Beach Elopement

Fort Lauderdale Beach Elopement

Lisa-Marie and Jim’s Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple’s elopement.

And in just a few months, Lisa-Marie and Jim will celebrate their wedding reception in France with their children and family and friends.

Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.

After they said their “I do’s,” we headed over to their hotel for some photos. Unfortunately, when the sun came up, it became unbearably hot and they needed some air conditioning! That’s Florida in July for ya!

Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.Lisa-Marie and Jim's Fort Lauderdale beach elopement at sunrise was everything they dreamed of. Intimate and romantic, these two said their vows with just them and their officiant as witness. Blue, yellow, and orange painted across the sky as the sun rose over the Fort Lauderdale ocean. This made for the most beautiful backdrop for the couple's elopement.

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An Addison Wedding in Boca Raton: Nicki and Charlie

An Addison Wedding in Boca Raton: Nicki and Charlie

Nicki and Charlie’s Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, “every moment was amazing!”

Because I think that every love story should be told by the couple themselves …

How they met: ‘We both work for the school district so everyone assumes we met through work, but we actually met online. We exchanged numbers right away and had our first date a couple of days later at Yardhouse in Mizner Park.”

Wedding Planning

Their top priorities when planning their wedding were “photography, videography, and catering. Photo and video were our most important because we wanted to remember the day forever. We also love food and knew that the food would really set the tone for the whole night.”

Nicki states, “I’m a really organized person. I LOVE event planning. I did the entire wedding on my own with no wedding planner! Online timelines were used to help keep me on track. I also had a binder to keep brochures, contracts, inspiration pictures, etc. all together. We chose the venue, then picked colors that I knew wouldn’t clash. The colors were inspiration for everything else.”

She “found a lot of ideas on Pinterest. The Pinterest boards were used so I could save my ideas. It also helped to do a lot of crafting myself so that I could make an invite board, a place card board, a centerpiece board, a guest book board, etc. exactly how I pictured them!”

Getting Ready and the Wedding Venue

Nicki and Charlie got ready at an air bnb in Delray Beach before heading over to celebrate their Addison wedding in Boca Raton.

Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!"

Charlie says, “every moment was amazing, but the first look stuck out because it was raining. I had to hold the umbrella, and it felt very crazy and chaotic until I got to see Nicki. It was a really emotional moment.”Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!"

The Addison Wedding in Boca Raton

“The Addison is absolutely stunning and the food there is the absolute best. It’s also walking distance to where we first met which made it feel so special. We even got to drive past where we had our first date as we were heading to the wedding!”Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!"

The bride is “super crafty and made almost everything for the decorations that didn’t come from the florist – the programs, place cards, all the signs, even my veil!”Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!" Nicki and Charlie's Addison wedding in Boca Raton was elegant, and adorned with blush and sparkles! A perfect representation of the couple and their love. And according to them, "every moment was amazing!"

Nicki remembers “standing inside with my mom as my bridesmaids walked down the aisle. The doors closed and I heard Charlie’s piano song start playing. I almost lost it right there. It all felt so insanely overwhelming. Right then, I remember turning to one of the staff and saying ‘Is this happening? Is this really it?’ Once those doors opened and I saw Charlie … it was the best moment of my life.”

“Charlie is an amazing pianist, so I surprised Charlie by walking down the aisle to a song he wrote and recorded for me when we first started dating.”

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Event Planner: Grace Eurglunes with the Addison ♥ Bride’s Hair and Make up: Glamtourage ♥ Wedding Dress: Stella York ♥ Wedding Boutique: Bellissima Bride ♥ Groom’s Tuxedo: Joseph A. Bank ♥ Florals: Dalsimer Atlas Floral and Event ♥ Wedding Venue: The Addison ♥ Officiant: Robert Sohne ♥  DJ: Elite Entertainment ♥ Wedding Cake: Two Fat Cookies ♥ Photography: Sweet Memories Photography ♥ Videographer: Lotus 7 Films

Red Reef Beach Maternity Session: Crystal and Ryan

Crystal and Ryan’s Beach Maternity Session

These proud parents-to-be are expecting their first baby and it’s a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.

Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.Crystal and Ryan are expecting their first baby and it's a girl! To celebrate and commemorate the big news, we headed over to Red Reef Park in Boca Raton for their beach maternity session.

Tips for scheduling and planning your maternity session:

  • Schedule your session for when you’re about 30 weeks pregnant. This is usually the best time. Your baby bump should be pronounced and beautiful to photograph, but you’re not feeling too heavy and uncomfortable.
  • Don’t wear anything too tight before your session. You don’t want elastic, bra, or any strange mark imprints on your body.
  • When choosing an outfit, stick with neutral colors. I normally recommend pastels because they photograph beautiful and soft. Dresses are highly recommended. Don’t have one? No problem! You can rent on from Rent the Runway or Mama Bump Rentals. Avoid crazy patterns. Also, coordinate colors with your significant other. I never recommend doing the matchy-matchy thing (same exact colors) but complimentary colors look perfect in photos!
  • On the day-of, pamper yourself. You deserve it! Get a manicure in South Florida are Kate Blake Artistry and Fiorella Castro Hair. I have used them on so many occasions, not just for myself, but for my clients as well!
  • Bring props! The most popular ones are sonograms, baby clothes and shoes, banners or chalkboards with the due date, letter blocks that spell out the baby’s name, and, of course, the family’s furbaby(ies). Need ideas? Check out Pinterest!
  • Most importantly, invest in a photographer! Figure out the photography style that speaks most to you and find a quality photographer that’s right for you! iPhones are great (for traveling or casual photos) but a professional photographer knows how to use their professional equipment. They will not only be able to capture amazing photos of you, but will help pose you, the props, your pets, and/or significant other. Trust me, don’t go through the planning and money (to rent a dress, buy props, pamper yourself) and not invest in a photographer.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I’m happy to help and/or schedule your maternity session!

Andrea and David’s Purple and Gold Fort Lauderdale Wedding

Andrea and David’s Purple and Gold Fort Lauderdale Wedding

A little less than one year ago, I was photographing this couple’s engagement photos at the Society of the Four Arts. It seemed like it was just yesterday. Now I’m photographing Andrea and David’s purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding!

Well Worth the Wait!

Andrea and David have been together for what seems like an eternity. Well, since 2012. But a lot happens in six years, such as school, jobs, relocations, and yes, an engagement!

After all this time, these two are ready to go to the chapel (or St. Sebastian Catholic Church).

This groom currently resides in Jacksonville for work, while Andrea lives locally, not only working night shifts at a hospital, but also attending medical school. Talk about a chaotic schedule! Luckily, they’ll be moving in together after their vows, which should make life a little less crazy.

These two always seem to be on the same page and are conquering each vendor and task together. Stressed? If they are, I couldn’t tell you!

How Did They Do it?!

If you haven’t read my previous post about hiring a wedding planner, I highly recommend doing so. Whether you work full time, don’t know anything about weddings, or have a vision but don’t know how to execute it, weddings planners are here for you! My husband and I hired a planner for our wedding and I always suggest my couples doing so as well.

So you read about Andrea and David’s chaotic life and you’re wondering how their wedding was so perfect? I recommended my good friend, Abby from Blue Orchid Events and Design to them and she was able to bring their wedding vision to life!

Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!

Details are often overlooked! Make sure you set aside any wedding details that you’d like photographed. This could be anything from your jewelry, wedding invitations, perfume, veil, shoes, your ‘something borrowed,’ etc. Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!

The tie that’s wrapped around Andrea’s beautiful bouquet was her grandfather’s. I love when couple’s add personal touches!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!How sweet is this father-daughter first look?Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!

Andrea and David didn’t want a first look. Tradition was very important to them and they had their first look when she walked down the aisle.Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!

Because they held their wedding in the summer (in Florida), they made sure all of their guests received personalized fans. Not only is this a cute personal idea, but it’s also considerate. Florida summers are no joke!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!

This couple were congratulated by the water taxi and its riders:Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!After the ceremony, they wanted some private time to exchange gifts. I love this idea of escaping from the craziness and enjoying an intimate moment to take in the day and enjoy each other’s company. Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!

Andrea and David had a first look at their reception site before the guests arrived and they were beyond thrilled with what Abby and her team did.  Their purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding was executed flawlessly and looked so glamorous!

Right after their first look, they practiced their first dance, giving us a private show to enjoy and capture!

Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!

And then we headed out to the beach for more photos!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!

A Purple and Gold Fort Lauderdale Wedding Reception

Gorgeous decor, personal touches, beautiful dances, and a good party at Bahia Mar! What more could this bride and groom ask for?!

Andrea and David's Purple and Gold Fort Lauderdale WeddingAndrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!

Oh my goodness … this cake! Elegantly simple, divided by a dangling chandelier. And can I just say, it tasted as good as it looked!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!

Little did David know, Andrea had a groom’s cake made for him and his reaction was priceless!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!Andrea and David's glamorous purple and gold Fort Lauderdale wedding at St. Sebastian's and Bahia Mar was well worth the wait and planning. With their busy schedules and having a long distance relationship, it was no easy task but you'd never know because this wedding was perfect!

And they lived happily ever after! Wishing this couple all the most amazing adventures together!

Event Planner: Blue Orchid Events and Design ♥ Bride’s Hair and Make up: Kiss This Makeup ♥ Wedding Dress: Morilee ♥ Wedding Boutique: Brides of America ♥ Groom’s Tuxedo: Men’s Warehouse ♥ Florals: A Lavish Event Design ♥ Wedding Venue: Bahia Mar ♥ Ceremony: St. Sebastian Catholic Church and Father James Fletcher ♥  DJ: Eddie B & Co. ♥ Wedding Cake: Edda’s Cake Design ♥ Photography: Sweet Memories Photography ♥ Videographer: Andrew Schear Films ♥ Rentals: A Different Look ♥ Linens: Over the Top Rentals ♥ Dance Instructors: I Do Dance

A Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 Year Anniversary Celebration

A Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 Year Anniversary Celebration

Andrea and Jim have been married for 25 years. If you’ve ever been married, that’s a big deal! Marriage is a lot of hard work, communication, and most importantly, growing together. I know I’ve only been married for *almost* six years but even in those six years, I can see how marriage milestones can be something very important to celebrate. So A+J decided that a Fort Lauderdale beach 25 year anniversary celebration was a perfect way to honor their 25 years together.

From the Couple:

I believe that Andrea and Jim say it best:

“It’s hard to explain how love can exponentially multiply over decades and not fade as common culture likes to insinuate.

Marriage does not have to be boring, confining, or controlling.

It should propel you to a truer ‘you’ which denies boredom or confining feelings.

It should make you feel safe, not controlled.

I felt more beautiful and more in love on this day than I did 25 years ago. It was a beautiful feeling I’ll never forget.

25 years ago, we were just beginning.

Now we have a world of ‘together.’ We have five people who are ours because of the love that God granted us. We have created a joint history that heightens love and loyalty.

It doesn’t come easily. We have been in marriage counseling both proactively and reactively. There is no shame in that. In fact, I feel proud of us for it.

Protecting our marriage via counseling is never something I will shy away from acknowledging.

We have our ups and downs, but there are no cliffs we have symbolically jumped off of with no return.

There are no valleys we haven’t emerged from. We have promised each other to pull back from the cliffs and remain steadfast during our marriage valleys.

These pictures represent a fierce effort of making marriage an action, not a by-product of our lives together.

These have such history behind them … I suppose that’s what I love so much compared to our first set of wedding pictures.

Our history … and our future. We are still falling in love.”

This fun Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!

Jim presented his wife an anniversary band by going down on one knee…This fun Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This fun Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This fun Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This fun Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This fun Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This fun Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This fun Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This fun Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This fun Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This fun Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!

When Andrea mentioned she wanted to do a bit of a trash-the-dress session, I was all in. Literally. We went all in!This fun Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This fun Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This fun Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!

Is it just me or do these shots remind you of “The Little Mermaid.”This Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!This Fort Lauderdale Beach 25 year anniversary celebration is fun and eccentric, mixing in some romance with a trash-the-dress session in the water!

I am truly blessed to have been a part of this session. A representation of their love, their history together … there are no words. Thank you, Andrea and Jim for allowing me to be a part of your Fort Lauderdale beach 25 year anniversary celebration. May you both be blessed with many more beautiful years together!