A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert’s Love Story

A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert’s Love Story

For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo. So Chelsea and Robert had the most beautiful zoo wedding, surrounded by their closest friends and family, and the coolest wild guests!

A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

First Look

I hadn’t seen Chelsea or Robert since their engagement session. So needless to say, I was excited to get the day started and to see my couple again!

To start the day, the couple had their first look. When I asked them individually if they were nervous, they both responded “no” to being nervous about seeing each other. However, they both said they were nervous, but about being the center of attention during the ceremony and reception.

A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

Are they not the sweetest?! And, although they are both just handsome people in general, they sure do clean up nicely!A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

Who doesn’t love a good carousel ride?A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

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Due to timing and the sun setting early, we felt it was best to do formal photos before the ceremony, while we still had some light. And what a perfect backdrop! I am obsessed with the floral arch by Blanca Floral Creations and the Palm Beach zoo‘s gorgeous banyan tree!

A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

Let’s Get Married!

The ceremony was an intimate one. Chelsea and Robert wanted to have a small zoo wedding ceremony, since, as mentioned above, they don’t enjoy being the center of attention. So the less people, the better. They invited their immediate family to witness their night-time “I do’s.”

A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

The way this couple looks at each other is everything …A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

Now we are getting into my favorite photos. That dramatic sky, gorgeous couple, and backdrop … I mean, there are no words! A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

Who’s Ready to Drink?!

Chelsea and Robert have two of the cutest dogs. Unfortunately, they were unable to attend the wedding. But that doesn’t mean that they were forgotten! Their dogs, Moose and Wizard, were very much present in their wedding day by having signature drinks dedicated to them. How cute is this idea?! Are you more of a “Off to see the Wizard” kind of person? Or do you prefer “The Moscow Moose?”

A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

Throughout the entire wedding day, you could find something personalized. I love this! Whether it was through signage, signature drinks, engraved napkins, zoo-themed escort cards … Chelsea and Robert’s personalities shined!A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

Whooooooooooooooooooo is this?! (Sorry, I had to do it!)

A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

I think the couple was just in love with the bird as the bird was with them. Meanwhile, the tortoise just wanted to hide under Chelsea’s gown.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

Okay, seriously, I love him:A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

They really transformed this place into a true zoo wedding. You almost forgot where you were. Well, that is until you saw the flamingos and birds outside the window or the silhouettes of the monkeys climbing by!A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

First Dance and More …

From the sweet first dance and father-daughter dance to the dance party that ensued, it was a great night!

A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

Love the 4-tier cake with personalized cake topper, and the dessert table!

A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

Now for the grand exit, because who doesn’t love sparklers?! I know I do!A Zoo Wedding: Chelsea and Robert's Love Story. For these two animal lovers, there was no question as to where they were going to be married. No venue could be more perfect than the Palm Beach zoo.

Wedding Venue: Palm Beach Zoo ♥ Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander ♥  Wedding Boutique: Boca Raton Bridal ♥ Groom’s Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse ♥ Officiant: Sherri Adduci (Mother of the Bride) ♥ Florals: Floral Creations by Blanca ♥ DJ: Kenny Mondo Productions ♥ Wedding Cake: Sweet Smarts

Zachary and Sara’s Proposal at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Zachary and Sara’s Proposal at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

For a Harry Potter fan, like myself, it is a dream to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Not to mention to get engaged there! This is the story of Zachary and Sara’s proposal at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The Couple

It was a dating app that brought the couple together. What started out as a joke (joining the app for giggles) turned into fate. They were always meant to find each other … Tinder just sped up the process! These two have been together since June 2017, and it didn’t take long for Zachary to know that she was the one.

During my phone consultations with Zachary, I found out that these two are complete opposites. But only in the ways that compliment and balance each other. Just a few examples: Sara is a huge book reader, is in advertising, and hates Mexican food. Zachary, on the other hand, is obsessed with sports, works for the University of Michigan, and loves Mexican food.

The ways that they are similar are the ones that really matter. For instance, they are both Harry Potter fans, love dogs (their two will be in their wedding), and both have such big hearts and love for one another.

The Things We Do For Love

Zachary had been planning this proposal for a while. Originally, he was going to propose at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. That is until Sara made a comment a while ago that proposals at Disney World are way overdone.

“Wouldn’t it be cooler and more unique if we got engaged at Harry Potter World?”

Plans changed. It became Zachary’s priority to make sure he organized the most epic Harry Potter proposal.

Months later, he did what he had always refused to do before. He opened up a credit card. Now, if you know Zachary, like Sara does, he refuses to use credit cards. He absolutely despises them. But for love and for Sara, he opened one up so he could get her the ring of her dreams.

Game Plan

Planning a proposal at one of the busiest and crowded places is no easy feat! But we had the best game plan and everything was going according to plan until …

Michigan got hit by a bad snow storm. Flight after flight got canceled. Can you imagine Zachary’s state of mind!?!

Luckily, they got a flight and made it to Orlando (a day later, but they got there!).

Zachary and Sara’s Proposal at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Nothing ever goes as planned. That’s why you have to be ready for anything!

Our original plan had Zachary finding his mark (which I placed when I first arrived), taking a selfie on that spot, and per the norm, Sara needing to inspect the selfie to make sure it looked good. When she was busy inspecting the photo, Zachary would kneel and propose.

Well …

The mark, which was a Harry Potter temporary sticker, was kicked and ended up on the bottom of someone’s sneaker. Luckily, I had taken and sent him a picture of where he was to stand so that, even without the sticker, he’d know the general area.

Then, I noticed a group of ten people stop on his mark. And they stuck around. They wouldn’t leave. Yup. Still there.

And the group was still there when I saw Zachary and Sara walking towards the castle. When they got close, I read Sara’s lips (because I was too far to hear them):

“I don’t want a selfie. Let’s have someone take our picture.”

Okay, we can work with that. Zachary asked someone to take their picture and then they proceeded towards the mark. You know, the mark where ten people are chilling.

I could see Zachary looking around. He pretends that he dropped something so he goes looking for his <invisible> something.

I see him shrug, motion to Sara for a selfie next to the group of ten people. And we are back on track. They take a selfie, Sara inspects it, and Zachary drops down on one knee.

Cue the happy tears! Oh, and the “yes!”

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Can deceptively fit through small spaces, and travel at a higher speed than a regular bus

“Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand (or engaged hand), step on board, and we can take you anywhere you want to go.”

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Congratulations to the happy couple! Happy wedding planning! Wishing you both a wonderful adventure full of love and magic!

“Let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


 

©Sweet Memories Photography, the proud photographer of Zachary and Sara’s proposal at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

A Holiday Tradition with Modern Boca Mom and Family

A Holiday Tradition with the Modern Boca Family

Photographing Modern Boca Mom‘s Michelle and her family has become a fun annual holiday tradition. And every year, Michelle comes up with a different theme or look. Our first year together was a nautical theme at the Waterstone Resort. Last year’s was centered around a tropical look at Sanborn Square. For 2018, her inspiration came from the Downton Abbey exhibition in West Palm Beach.

Sidenote: I am a HUGE fan, in case you didn’t know. So you can only imagine how excited I was for this session!

A Note From Michelle…

“I wanted to go ‘vintage’ this year with our wardrobe and location selection because I was really inspired by Downton Abbey: The Exhibition that’s coming to West Palm Beach. I happened to catch it in New York City this summer and just loved the lace and hats and vests (especially on my nephew, Aden)!”

Who’s Ready to See Modern Boca Family’s Photos?

I know I am and I’ve seen them more times than I can count! I just can’t get enough of them, their outfits, and the location! Scroll below to see their Downton Abbey inspired holiday photos:

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A Drive-In Movie Inspired Wedding in Boca Raton

A Drive-In Movie Inspired Wedding

What’s just as romantic as 1954’s “Sabrina?” This drive-in movie inspired wedding. But that just may be my biased opinion 😉

There’s something timeless about love and weddings, and the classic film romances we watch over and over again. Being able to mix classic with a twist was the idea for Sydney and Luke’s wedding day.

This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.Ever the classic romantic, the bride specifically chose a vintage looking Vera Wang ring from the Love collection. The small sapphire in the ring served as her “something blue”.

The groom’s stylish wedding band balanced his ageless era-appropriate tux.

This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.A Wedding Inspired by “Sabrina”

Designed by Oh My Occasions, this Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Or the groom who sports a standard bowtie, peak lapel, and classic James Bond tuxedo while still embracing modern essentials.

Sydney and Luke played the beloved 1954 film “Sabrina” on a projector screen for their guests under a late Summer sky. Edison bulb strands hung from the branches above. A play on the traditional parking lot drive-in movie, they brought the theater atmosphere to an intimate and private park setting.

This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.

Wanting to play off of the quintessential transparent film stock, clear ghost chairs and translucent vellum menus complimented the theme. Custom vinyl chair decals adorned the guest seating, while a floral sprig peeked from each salmon napkin.

This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.

Flowers and Details to Die For

Balancing the traditional accents were pops of fuchsia, peach, marigolds, oranges, and green flowers from J Morgan Flowers.

A custom table runner from Atlas Event Rentals mimicked the floral hues for a vibrant statement piece on the otherwise simplistic tablescape. Pearl strands made their way around each centerpiece while the bride’s bouquet had a bright “name in lights” surprise as the sun set.

This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.

Let There Be Cake (and Dessert!)

Captured beautifully by Sweet Memories Photography by Naomi Phelps, the bride flaunted a fit-like-a-glove Martina Liana gown with lace and pearl features in true Audrey Hepburn-style.

Our trio of altering-height cakes from Two Fat Cookies were custom designed with the dress in mind, while also resembling a timeline of classic elements: a tall sugar pearl banded cake topped with edible wafer flower for a more vintage feel, a 2-tier gem and piping fondant piece favored a lace look, and a modern silver trimmed ruffle marble cake echoing the colors of the flowers and linens.

Colored meringues were packaged in individual silver striped popcorn boxes for guests to enjoy during the movie. Star-shaped sugar cookies and plated white chocolate bark with colored gems and sprinkles tied in the vivid hues of the wedding.

This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.

True Love

This couple and their love shined, making my job as their photographer so easy. I loved shooting all of their wedding details and playing with the available light, shining through the trees. Not to mention, every photo taken of Sydney and Luke was undeniably perfect!

This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.

This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.

Bond. James Bond.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.

Hints of Hollywood were present through subtle details like a bulb makeup mirror personalized with the couple’s first dance song “La Vie en Rose”.

This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.

In a unique way to make their marriage truly “concrete” Sydney and Luke channeled their inner Hollywood, and left their hand prints in cement as a memory of their wedding day.

This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.

Fairy lights began to glow from within the bouquet, illuminating the couple at dusk and complimenting the pearl wrapped stems and brilliant colors.

This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.

A Drive-In Movie Inspired Wedding (as the sun sets)

This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.This Drive-In movie inspired wedding is the perfect inspiration for the bride who wants to wear her grandmother’s wedding gown, but still loves a contemporary approach. Set on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, this outdoor wedding mixed classic with modern to create the most timeless wedding of all time.

As Sydney and Luke kissed in front of a screen with the words “The End”, their love story had only just begun.

“I have learned how to live, how to be IN the world and OF the world, and not just to stand aside and watch. And I will never, never again run away from life. Or from love, either.” -Sabrina, 1954

Wedding Planner and Designer: Oh My! Occasions ♥ Wedding Venue: Florida Atlantic University ♥ Wedding Dress: Martina Liana ♥ Bridal Shoes: David’s Bridal ♥ Bridal Hair: Fiorella Castro ♥ Bridal Makeup: Faces by April ♥ Wedding Dress Boutique: Mariolka’s Bridal ♥ Groom’s Tuxedo: Tux Shop ♥ Cakes and Dessert: Two Fat Cookies ♥ Lighting: Celebrations by Kathy (CBK Events) ♥ Rentals: Atlas Event Rental ♥ Florals: J Morgan Flowers ♥ Stationery: IBA Paper Goods ♥ Wedding Rings: Jared the Galleria of Jewelry

A Sugar Sand Park Family Session: The White Family

A Sugar Sand Park Family Session: The White Family

Aside from weddings, I have a passion for photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So having the opportunity to photograph this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!

Say ‘Hello’ to the Whites

This lovely family recently moved down here from Virginia Beach. For those of you who don’t know, I was actually born and raised there. Connecting with a family who is from my home town is sort of like having a piece of home brought to me. And I was loving every minute of it! Plus, they really are the nicest family!

The White family came prepared with a bag of goodies – snacks, toys, bubbles! What a great idea in preparing because that goody bag really came in handy when their littlest, Carleigh, did not want to cooperate for the camera. But the the goodies, we got some adorable pictures of all four of them!

I can’t wait to share the photos with you! Take a peek at this fun Sugar Sand Park family session:

I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!

Carleigh gave me the stink eye for a while until the bubble wand came out 😂I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!Whereas Corinne was all smiles, giggles, and dance!I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!And back to the stink eye because we made her stop playing with the bubble wand for more pictures LOL!I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!

But then Carleigh really opened up and even sneaked in a few smiles for me:I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!We were even able to get some photos of these two lovebirds while the girls kept each other busy with the goody bag.I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!

Aren’t these sisters the cutest with the most beautiful hair?!I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!After the traditional “formal” photos are done, I tell my family to go and play so I can capture some candid moments. Sugar Sand Park is perfect for this, with their swings, interactive games, and lots of ground to run around.

Candid moments really are the best …

I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!We ended our Sugar Sand Park family session with a little more bubble time. That is, until the bubbles all ran out 🤣

I love the third shot below of Corinne’s bubble:I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!

The four photo on the far right makes me giggle. If you couldn’t tell, this is about the time that we ran out of bubbles. I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!I love photographing fun families, especially at beautiful venues. So photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session in Boca Raton with the Whites was definitely no exception! With lush foliage, a huge playground, not to mention a family who comes prepared with bubbles, it was the perfect session!

I absolutely adored photographing this Sugar Sand Park family session with the White family. 💕 Misty, Todd, Corinne, and Carleigh: Welcome to South Florida!


Do you have an awesome family that needs to be photographed? If so, reach out! I love to photograph awesome families like yours!