destination weddings

Barnsley Plantation Wedding | Jackie + Ehren | Atlanta Wedding Photographer

Are you ready to enter swoon city?! Jackie + Ehren's Barnsley Plantation wedding in Adairsville, GA was absolutely breathtaking! Every single detail was perfection- from the historic location to the lush, garden style florals, we couldn't get enough of the wedding day! 

The couple's wedding date was chosen for sentimental reasons- and simultaneously broke and touched our hearts! Jackie told us "My dad got sick a few weeks after we got engaged and I went back to Pittsburgh to be with him. He would say things like, "Please don't forget to tell me when the wedding is. I really want to be there." Ehren suggested we get married in the chapel of the hospice that Thanksgiving and I said that was ridiculous because I truly had hope that my dad would pull through as he always did. Sadly, he passed away a few weeks later and I kicked myself a lot for not getting married in that hospice chapel. So when it came time to picking a wedding date, getting married on my dad's birthday felt like the perfect way to honor him. And it was. :) 

Ehren's mom lost her dad when she was young and his parents got married on her dad's birthday as well so it was a special way to connect everyone and was so meaningful to us. "

Another thoughtful touch was Jackie's "something borrowed", which was her beautiful pair of shoes from her sister (also her Maid of Honor). 

Venue: Barnsley Gardens | Planning/Design/Florals: Elleson Events | Cake: Lana Norris | Entertainment: The TC Show | Video: Eric Bressler | Officiant: Tom Van Raaphorist | Dress: David Tutera | Shoes:  Emmy London  | Earrings: BHLDN | Rings: Dunkin's Diamonds | Groom's attire:  Black Tie Tuxedo | Beauty: Brushworx | Paper: On Three Designs

Gasparilla Inn Wedding | Natali & Mark | Boca Grande Wedding Photographer

Natalia + Mark's Boca Grande wedding was held at the Gasparilla Inn. If you follow our work, you know we love this wedding venue!  They have beautiful grounds and a resort "feel", while still being perfectly intimate. 

The couple held their ceremony on the beach. The soft sounds of the ocean and the gentle breeze was heavenly!  For the reception, the timeless color theme and coastal touches were the perfect fit for the venue and the couple. 

All expertly planned by Courtney at CocoLuna events!

Venue: Gasparilla Inn | Wedding Coordinator: CocoLuna | Florals:  Isn't She Lovely | Entertainment: Girl Meets Boy| Videography: Reel Treasures | Beauty: Duality Artistry | Illusion back Gown: Provonovia NYC  | Rings: Garden State Jewelers | Maid of Honors : Adrianna Papell | Bridesmaid: Joanna August Bridesmaid | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Ralph Lauren  + Custom made blazers by Philippe Hass | Invitations: Luster Designs | Menus: Minted | Escort Cards and Itinerary: DM Paper Designs | Lighting: Lightworks | Linens + Chargers: BBJ Linen | Chiavari Chairs: Niche Event Rental

Ritz Carlton Sarasota Wedding, Trish + Mike | Destination Wedding Photographer

Trish & Mike's courtship started as college friends in Vermont. Over the course of a few semesters, a bit of 'waiting it out', and a little liquid courage on Trish's part, it finally blossomed into a romance.  Their big day was five years in the making and we'd say it was worth the wait! The couple currently lives in Boston and planned their destination wedding at The Ritz Carlton in Sarasota 

The proposal from Trish's perspective (we live for these stories)! "One Saturday afternoon Mike said let's go to the Lowe's hotel for lunch and a cocktail. It was the most beautiful day in September so we walked over and had a fabulous lunch and some wine. After lunch, I asked Mike to check out the lobby of the hotel since it was new and just opened. All of a sudden he pulled out a room key. He brought me upstairs and had a suite all ready and all of my clothes packed. He said he thought it would be a fun night in the city. We had also been planning to go see the Lion King at the Boston Opera House that evening. After we got to the room I got a notification on Open Table that Mike canceled the reservation I had made. I thought something was going on but my mom threw me off completely by saying nothing was happening until the spring. 


That evening we get all dressed up and go to the play. The entire time Mike as acting very strange. After the play, we go to the restaurant and they say they cannot take us anymore because the play got out too late. I could tell he was panicking. Mike said okay let's go for a walk and skip dinner. We started to walk and ironically it started to rain so we went back to the hotel.
When we got back to the hotel there were roses, chocolates, champagne, and apparently a card that said congratulations that Mike threw in his suitcase. He had asked the hotel to go all out since we were supposed to have been engaged by then. Mike said he was sick and went straight to bed since he was so upset. I stayed up and ate chocolate all night as happy as can be. 
The next morning Mike asked me to take a walk with him and to dress up so we could take an updated picture of us. We hadn't had a picture taken in months so I believed him. As we crossed over the Boston Common Bridge Mike gave his phone to someone to record everything and got down on one knee. All of these people were screaming say yes and I thought Mike was going to faint he was so nervous! Even though nothing went according to plan it all worked out and he did a great job. "

The self-proclaimed foodies had an AMAZING menu (The Ritz Carlton always does a fantastic job) and the Motown music from the band kept the party alive all night!

VENDORS
Venue: Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Wedding Coordinator: NK Productions | Florist: Botanica Florist | Entertainment: Clint Wiley and The None Others | Video: Voila Cinematic | Hair + Makeup: Brides By Kelly Anne | Papergoods: Crane and Co. / Write On  | Live entertinament: Sarasota String Players, Classern Quartet  | Lighting: Encore Event Technologies | Chargers/ Linens/ Gold Glasses/Large Mirror with Calligraphy: Affairs in the Air | Calligrapher:  Dorothy "Dotty" McMillan Dress: Zuhair Murad from Kleinfeld Bridal- New York City | Shoe Designers: Flats- Badgley Mischka / Heels- Jimmy Choo| Rings: Engagement: Private Jewelers in NYC | Groom's Wedding Band: Long's Jewelers, Boston , MA | Bride's Wedding Bands: Stones taken out of Great Grandmother's bracelet| Accessories: Tiffany and Co. / Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Gowns: Amsale | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Groomsmen: Men's Warehouse| Men's Shoes: Joseph Abboud 

The Raleigh Miami Beach Wedding | Brittany & Jake | Destination Film Wedding Photographer

Some couples are just meant to be. And we know Brittany and Jake are one of them. Their gorgeous destination wedding was at The Raleigh in Miami Beach- one of our favorite South Florida wedding venues! 

Before the wedding day, Brittany shared some of the details about their relationship and proposal with us. We had to admit, it's adorable, and there is no doubt that Jake wants to give her a forever fairytale kind of love! Brittany says she "texted her mom "I just met my future husband" the night she met Jake. Less than two years of dating later, he popped the question at their favorite VA vineyard, Stone Tower, with his Grandmother's pear-shaped diamond. In true Irish fashion, a bagpiper and both of our families were there to help celebrate. 

As for the actual wedding day, Rain didn't damper the festivities- they took it in stride and it turned out beautifully, despite the drizzle! 

Venue: The Raleigh Hotel| Wedding Planner/Design:  Elleson Events | Floral: Julia Rohde Designs  | Cake: BatterCo | Video: Made With Love Films |  DJ: Vision DJs | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas| Program & Menu: Allegra Printing | Escort Cards Calligrapher: Leah Letters | Officiant: Father Stephen McWhorter | Hair: Angela Bohrer | Makeup: Shirin Ratner | Cigar Roller:  On-Site Cigars | Strings: Con Brio | Dress Designer: Lazaro | Salon: Nordstrom Tysons Corner Center |Jewelry: Dominion Jewelers |  Suit, shoes, tie, suspenders: The Black Tux
 

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La Playa Naples Wedding | Justine & Steve | Naples Florida Wedding Photographer

We hope you enjoy Justine & Steve's La Playa Naples wedding as much as we did! It was a beautiful afternoon and even more magical evening at one of our favorite wedding venues in southwest Florida (for local and destination couples)! 

Venue: La Playa Naples | Planning/Coordination: SBS Weddings | Florals: Botanicals on the Gulf | | Cake: Ella's Cakes | Entertainment: MSE Mobile Sound Entertainment | Officant: Gail Alvarado | Beauty: Salon Tease |  Paper Goods: Peabody Papers | Dress Boutique: La Jeune Mariee, Lazaro| Shoes: Badgley Mischka & Kate Spade  | Rings : Gabriel Diamonds  | Suit : Bellucci Napoli  | Watch: Panerai

Marco Beach Ocean Resort Wedding | Stefanie & Zach | Marco Island Wedding Photography

Stefanie & Zach's wedding was coastal luxury at Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Planned by one of our favorite Southwest Florida wedding planners, Along Came Stephanie! The bride, Stefanie was gorgeous in her backless lace gown and Zach was incredibly handsome in his sand-colored suit! 

They were married by the seaside and guests enjoyed a beautiful reception inspired by the ocean with soft blue and green sea glass accents. 

Venue: Marco Beach Ocean Resort |  Design, Decor, Planning: Along Came Stephanie |  Video: Visualanties | Floral: Kaledescope | Makeup: Duality Artistry | Band: None Other | Cake: Kakes by Karen | Dress: Katie May Collection, Nordstroms | Officiant: Dan Lamey