It was a beautiful day and a beautiful wedding. Mabry looked so pretty and happy as she walked out the door to the lawn overlooking the Ocean as Jason waited for her under the Palm Trees. There was a nice sea breeze and the sky was clear....it was pretty much perfect. No wonder St Simons is such a popular location for destination weddings. The scenery and amazing venues here offer couples the perfect get away and a fun destination for their guests too. Anne and Scarlett at the King and Prince had everything perfect (and they are so darn sweet and amazing to work with). Island Sound did a fantastic job of rocking the speakers and the crowd responded....they came to party! We had so much fun!!!! Here are a few pictures from throughout the day as a sneak peak into their fabulous event.
There is no doubt that Jekyll Island is a dream location for weddings...particularly destination weddings. The most difficult thing about the island is picking which stunning location to use. Miranda and Dustin managed to have a stunning day that incorporated most of my favorite spots all in the same day. We started off over at the Jekyll Island Club using the elegant Cherokee Cottage as our backdrop for Miranda and her bridesmaids pictures. The large bay window in the cottage lets in tons of natural light that made Miranda's stunning blue eyes even more vibrant. I just love these pictures of her. Then she went off to hide and Dustin and the guys came to play (swinging their Steelers yellow terrible towels) and had me laughing until my sides hurt. We grabbed some pictures of them in the Crane Cottage Gardens before heading over to the Beachview Club for the Ceremony. The lighting under the tree canopy was perfect for some bright and dramatic ceremony pictures. Miranda and Dustin had some of the sweetest and most genuine vows I have ever heard (I was crying). Then after the ceremony we wisked off to Driftwood Beach to take some more pictures with the newly married couple as the sun dipped in the sky. It just doesn't get much better than that.
I was lucky enough to be in Orlando this week for the first Images for a Cure Workshop hosted by the amazingly talented and generous Kristen Weaver. We had the opportunity to photograph both professional and non-professional models wearing drop dead gorgeous designer gowns. They had seriously talented hair and make-up artist on hand to work their magic and make it a dream shoot for all of the attendants. I wanted to quickly share some of the images that I took while there and take a moment to thank all of the people who worked so hard to make the event a huge success. I was blown away by all of their generosity in putting on such a time consuming project to benefit others and raise money to help fight Breast Cancer. What amazing people.
Models: Hope Roberts, and real brides Kristen Johnson and Melissa Diep.
Feather gown on Hope: La Sposa Teacup gown on Kristen: 2Be Bridal Ruffle gown on Kristen: James Clifford One Shoulder gown on Hope: Sincerity Bridal Mermaid gown with A-Line sheer overlay on Melissa: James Clifford