Lynnsy and Daren

Lynnsy and Daren

Just as the very outer bands of Hurricane Michael started to come through, Lynnsy and Daren exchanged vows in front of the reflection pond at Maclay Gardens.  There was a steady breeze and just a few raindrops, but nothing distracted from the feeling of love and intimacy.  I would say the “theme” of their wedding was unmistakably family.  They only had family in attendance and the focus was always on their immediate family of three (soon to be four!)  I am so glad we got to be a part of this special day and create some of the last images of Maclay Gardens looking exactly this way!

Wedding Vendors:

Ceremony: Maclay Gardens

Reception: Shulas 347

Florist: Missy Gunnels Flowers

Cake: Artistic Confections

Wedding Planner: Sweet Tea Events

Wedding Photographer: Long’s Photography

Jenny and Sergio

Jenny and Sergio

“Rain” is definitely a four letter word when it comes to weddings.  No bride wants rain on their wedding day and I think the “10 day weather forecasts” only exist to make brides crazy worrying.  We tell brides that rain on their wedding day means good luck to make them feel better, but for Jenny and Sergio’s destination wedding in historic St. Augustine, the rain really works in their wedding photos!  (and I don’t just say that to make them feel better about the weather!)  The storm clouds and moody light really add to the weathered and time worn look of historic St. Augustine where they wed in a beautiful historic church.  So, for once, I can be happy about rain on a wedding day!

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Danielle & Josh

Danielle & Josh

So often the word “tradition” is used with a negative connotation.  I think we often forget why we have traditions– to honor people we love, to model after them, to give a sense of stability and continuity to life.  All things that you want as part of a wedding, really.  So, when Danielle and Josh decided to honor tradition and get married at Maclay Gardens just like her parents, it definitely elevated the feeling of tradition for the day!  While “tradition” was a good part of the day, it did not mean that anything was formal, stuffy or forced.  The day was full of fun, laughter and love!  Congrats again to Danielle and Josh!

 

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Tessa and Justin

Tessa and Justin

High school sweethearts, Tessa and Justin’s love has already stood the test of time– well, for more than a decade already!  They got married under the big oak tree at the Space at Feather Oaks in Tallahassee, surrounded by their closest friends and family.  While Hurricane Nate skirted Tallahassee, it thankfully only gave us some sprinkles until about halfway into the wedding reception, when the skies opened up!  Thankfully, we got most of their wedding photography done before the downpour, but we definitely raced to move the party inside!

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Ashley & Levi

Ashley & Levi

I have photographed dozens of weddings at the Retreat at Bradley’s Pond, but Ashley and Levi’s decor is hands down my favorite!  I don’t think there was a single detail left unattended and everything had such a romantic, southern flair!  September weddings in Tallahassee are always warm, but with beautiful blue skies, we really couldn’t complain!

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