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Kasey & Mike’s Wedding

Earlier I posted about Kasey’s Southern Bridal Shower. Well this past weekend, we had the lovely wedding. It was SO pretty. Oh my gosh. David and I were very invested in who Kasey and Mike chose for their wedding photographer. Though they wanted us, we just knew we’d be in “work mode” and miss out on the event. So after some serious talking and educating everyone involved about what to look for in photography, we were really excited to find out they’d chosen Verve Studio. Krystal and Matt took our wedding photos back in 2005, and like any serious photographer should, they’ve just gotten better and better. I can’t wait to see the photos they come up with. It was awesome knowing that I didn’t have to worry about documenting the day, since Krystal and Gary (the second shooter and assistant – who has a photography business in Orlando) were on the job.

I thought I’d share a few that I took throughout the day when I could. I was a bridesmaid, so there are no ceremony photos. It was really nice to be able to be in so many of the photographs, instead of behind the camera at my sister-in-law’s big day. I totally recommend it – when you have a great photographer, you don’t have to see the day through your viewfinder, or LCD screen. Just be there. That’s the whole point. Experience life. I did. It was great.

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Shanna & CJ

Shanna & CJ Whiteside were married this past April at the Herlong Mansion in Micanopy, FL. You couldn’t ask for a more wonderful experience working with a couple. From the start, Shanna and CJ had a vision for their wedding – southern vintage garden style including handmade items. And they pulled it off beautifully without overdoing any element. Shanna’s Jasmine gown from Solutions Bridal was adorned with the most beautiful lace, simply classic elegance. Each bridesmaid had a unique Jim Hjelm dress that complemented Shanna’s while adding to the garden feel. Shanna wore flowers in her hair as did her bridesmaids from etsy. CJ wore a fabulously classy JCrew pinstripe suit with pocket squares, which as it turns out, came in extremely handy in the Florida heat!

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Details were of prime importance to Shanna & CJ. They really honed in on their theme and expressed their personalities at the same time. CJ made the invitation himself complete with wax seal (sweet!) and Shanna scoured etsy for unique elements to round out their wedding day details line up. Shanna found an adorable garter to show her pride in marrying a law enforcement officer – check out this garter! Handcuffs and a badge!  The puffy tissue balls were there from another wedding and they were just so cute, Shanna didn’t have them taken down. Their engagement book was made by yours truly! Nothing says vintage like pearls and Shanna’s necklace from etsy did not disappoint. Add in a vintage picture frame pin made by CJ’s mom for the gown hung from a custom “Mrs. Whiteside” hanger, some custom vintage signs, and you have a fabulously coordinated event!

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Shanna’s florals were just gorgeous. Prange’s Florist did an amazing job on the bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres. I can’t get enough of the color scheme either. Isn’t this all just executed meticulously well? Pearls, lace, diamonds, roses, kitten heels, beautiful outdoor space. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

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I’m not sure who was more adorable, the flower girl or the flower pooch! Shanna & CJ love their pup Madden and were able to have her part of the ceremony thanks to the Herlong Mansion’s flexible outdoor space. Their sweet pupper-dogger of course had to be dolled up appropriately with another etsy find – a seersucker dog collar & matching leash. They walked down the aisle adorned with decorated mason jars (by Shanna & her mom) filled with gorgeous flowers. It was really touching the way that CJ came down to fetch Shanna from her dad. I’d never seen that before. Love it.

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Jupiter, FL Wedding Photography

Shanna & CJ also made it a point to use local businesses for as much of their wedding related needs as possible. Shanna’s engagement ring by Roger Hunt & Son and bands by The Lady Jeweler, both in Ocala, FL. Aren’t the details of the Herlong Mansion just gorgeous? Apothecary jars designed by Shanna. Table cards designed by CJ.

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The tented reception party with friends and family boogied down to G’NYS Entertainment’s Jarad Bowens mad turntable skills & enjoyed delicious food from Custom Caterers. Leila Dylla made the scrumptious cupcakes. Cheesecake Factory made a very yummy groom’s cake! The fabulous day ended with some sweet portraits of the two of them in the perfect afternoon light after driving away from their wedding in CJ’s dad’s, um, tricked out golf cart! I’m pretty sure they went muddin’ after we left. 😉 Oh, Micanopy, FL… could we expect anything less?

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Thanks Shanna & CJ for including us in your day. It’s easy to tell you’re in love. And that makes our job easy. <3


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Kendra & Dock

We love getting to go out to St. Augustine for weddings so we were excited when Kendra contacted us about a fabulous party she & her hubs to be were throwing at a private estate on the Intracoastal Waterway. Kendra and Dock are just the best when it comes to making you feel like family instead of just a vendor. We had fun all day and the good times went on and on. Despite the cold, this party lasted well into the night.

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The most important things to Kendra and Dock were family, fun, and friends! Kendra’s mom and dad were there to keep her company while she awaited the ceremony and they goofed off spent some quality time together.

Jupiter, FL Wedding PhotographyJupiter, FL Wedding PhotographyThe ceremony was short and sweet and ended with a kiss and a special cocktail – raspberry belgian beer, that everyone toasted to. YUM!

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You couldn’t have had a more perfect sunset, a more beautiful estate, or a more fitting place for pictures for a man and his wife. Especially since his name is Dock. I mean, c’mon! Sweet!

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The cupcakes. Oh. My. Gosh. So good. I wanted to smuggle some home with me. Kendra & Dock’s dads had this awesome neon sign made for the lucky couple to put up at their home. Everyone enjoyed the speeches from Dads and the golden evening light.

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It was a little bit cold, but that didn’t stop people from breaking it down on the dance floor. The DJ was just amazing. I loved the music choices and the way he worked those turntables. Jupiter, FL Wedding Photography

Kendra and Dock, you know how to kick it. We had the best time. You know who to call if you need someone to bust a move with you. Keep it on the real, y’all.

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Jim – Professional Headshots

Dr. Porter is a registered mental health intern and a State of Florida Supreme Court Certified Dependency Mediator. He’s done some awesome research on Bullying Prevention and Reduction. It was an honor to take some professional headshots for him.

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