Sometimes it is worth getting up at 7:30 am…
I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. The Jean Shop in the Meat Packing District of New York Fashion in the Streets weekend. All I had was my ipad but I thought what the heck lets document this. This guy had to be one of the best sax players I have every heard jamming. Than after it was all said and done I found out he was Jake Clemons and yes the newest addition to the E Street and Bruce Springsteen band. This is raw street jamming and is an exclusive video…
A woman renowned for her femininity, sophistication and elegance.
A quick elopement to a destination wedding in the Tuscan Hills.
A long honeymoon around Europe with the love of her life.
As many shopping trips along the way as necessary!
What better way to arrive than aboard your own private jet!
This is an elopement after all and no need to arrive in anything less than ultimate style ♥
We have been to ALOT of weddings! And I can tell you this: That it is ALL in the details. The little things are what really make the style of the wedding unique. Consider your favorite colors, flowers, and especially any meaningful symbols of your lives and/or your courtship. These things can make any wedding special!
For example, maybe you both love riding horses. A horseshoe makes a great logo for your wedding invitations, programs, centerpieces, favors – and it signifies good luck. We recently shot a wedding where the bride and groom shared a love for baseball. They highlighted this part of themselves through the use of a candy table with a baseball theme that was customized with their married name. If you’re having a beach destination wedding, tie everything together with seashells or palm trees. If you are having an rustic outdoor wedding, you can tie everything together through the use of natural elements: wood plaque table numbers, tree centerpieces dripping with dogwood flowers, an oak tree as the logo for engraved invitations and menus. The possibilities are truly endless!
You have to think about what is important to the two of you as a couple and take it from there! There are countless ways to do this and everyone remembers all those little details, especially when they are a reflection of the love shared between the two of you.
When we asked Andrea and Chris to pick one thing they loved most about each other, they both had the same response, “That’s impossible! I love everything!”. This is the kind of love that everyone searches for and we were filled with such joy when they chose us to document one of the most important days in their lives. They chose three words to summarize their relationship: intimate, satiating, and edifying;-) In order to understand that would be to hang out with them for a day. They truly compliment and encourage each other to be their best. The most important aspect of their wedding day was that they wanted everyone to feel comfortable and to have a good time. Their wedding wasn’t just about them..it was about being with all the people they loved in their lives. Andrea & Chris – Thank you and we wish you both the best that life can bring!
Such a gorgeous wedding gown!
The Florida Aquarium was the perfect backdrop for Andrea’s tropical theme with shades of peacock and pearl.
The colors are truly vibrant at The Florida Aquarium! Such a fabulous location for a tropical theme wedding!!
Once in awhile,
Right in the middle of an ordinary life,
Love gives us a fairy tale.
~ Anonymous ~
two halves of the
joining together in lifes journey
~ Author Unknown ~
You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful couple both inside and out. When we first met with Ergen & Vasiva they told us they had a large family, but once we arrived at the wedding we quickly figured out that that was an underestimate! They have a HUGE family! They were so very fortunate that so many of their friends and family were able to celebrate their marriage with them. Vasiva chose two dresses for her wedding and stayed on point with the latest bridal trends for wedding gowns. Her second dress was a nude ombre tulle ball gown with a pick-up skirt by Vera Wang from David’s Bridal. The money dance was an absolute blast!! What better place to party the night away, but at the fabulous The Vinoy Renaissance! Thank you Ergen & Vasiva for giving us the honor of capturing such a special time in your life!!
Iris & John met in New York and it was simply meant to be. You can just feel the love and passion that they have for one another when you meet them. She loves his bigger than life personality and he loves her sarcastic sense of humor and that she can hang with the guys! They both love the difference the presence of each other makes in their daily lives. They have made Tampa their new home and so their wedding was in their new home in Florida. The rain did not dampen anyones spirits on this fabulous day! Their ceremony was held at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church and then everyone was whisked away to their reception at the Hunter’s Green Country Club where their night was filled with fond memories from family and friends, LOTS of dancing, and drinks all around. Ben from Grant Hemond & Associates kept the party going and the dance floor was packed all night long! Thank you Iris & John for allowing us to be a part of this special time in your lives!! ♥♥♥
Amanda & Kane‘s Wedding was full of the love of their family and friends. They celebrated their love for one another at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, GA, which is extraordinarily beautiful! The perfect setting for this fabulous wedding!! Amanda designed the bridesmaids’ dresses and hung a frame with a special picture for each of them on their hanger. It was such a special touch and they all looked beautiful in their custom dresses! When we walked over to the groom’s headquarters, we knew we were in for a fun time! This group of guys has no trouble starting a party wherever they are! We were fortunate enough to capture some special moments with Amanda in the restored mansion that belonged to Thomas Jefferson in the 1800s before the wedding began. It really is such a magical place with little surprises in every room! Her father created the arbor for their ceremony, which was perfectly decorated with draped chiffon and beautiful roses. Flash forward to their wonderful reception filled with all the little details that come with a year of preparations, and we found ourselves in the middle of a big party that every bride dreams of for her wedding!! There was never a moment that someone wasn’t on the dance floor! The next morning we meet back up with Amanda & Kane for a Back in the Dress session and we all had a great time exploring the grounds of this historic plantation. There are so many fabulous images from this exceptional wedding that we wish we could post them all!! We hope that you will enjoy these shared moments as much as we have!! Thank you Amanda & Kane and your family for giving us the honor of sharing this magical time in your lives with you all!
It is never work when you have this much fun! What a beautiful place to enjoy life. Natasha and I love Watercolor Resort! It reminds me of Maui. The streets are lined with day dreams and the sunsets are evidence that God is a great artist. In the next issue of Coastal Lifestyle you will find a spread we shot for a wonderful fashion boutique in the area, Vivian’s Loft. I will leave the other fashions as a surprise for everyone, because after the shoot I had to buy Natasha almost everything the model wore because we loved the styles so much. For now Natasha and I would like to share some of our creative images with you.
You can’t help but instantly fall in love with this couple! Their wedding was filled with so much passion and love that it resonates in every image. It was such an honor to be a part of their very special day and we wish them all the best in their new life together!!
Venue: Safety Harbor Resort & Spa
Wedding Gown: Demetrios Bridal
Flowers: Dana Dineen Floral Design