Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Erin + Kyle | Beach Day After Session | Jacksonville Florida Wedding Photographer

It has been the most crazy busy two weeks of my life. If you follow the WHP Facebook page (if you don't already, you should!) you might have seen me post about us buying a home! Ben and I are beyond excited to be homeowners but it is definitely a roller coaster ride along the way and demands much of your time. We should be moving around early August (when it's hottest here in Florida, of course) and I will of course post pictures when we are all settled in :) In the meantime I have been in the process of finishing up editing on three weddings and multiple sessions. Getting there slowly but surely!

I have been meaning to post part two of Erin + Kyle's wedding which was their beautiful seaside day after session. They are both so sweet, laid back and up for whatever. I was so excited when Erin was all for getting in the water (waist deep mind you) in her long, gorgeous, not to mention heavy wedding dress. Ultimate trooper. Anything for the shot. Enjoy their sneak preview below ;)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Erin + Kyle Are Married! 6.7.14 | Hannah Park Wedding | Jacksonville Beach Wedding Photographer

Erin + Kyle found me in spring of 2013 and hired me without meeting me first but planned to visit Jacksonville and officially meet me a few months later. They were planning their wedding from New Jersey and when we finally got to meet we instantly clicked (which I had no doubt we would!). Erin being the most DIY bride ever (a girl after my own heart - love her!) had so many wonderful ideas and as I heard more and more about her vision during the planning process I couldn't wait to see the final outcome of their relaxed destination boho chic beach wedding. Their wedding had around 50 people, all of who traveled to Jacksonville for them and their special day and it was the sweetest most laid back wedding I have ever shot. I loved all the personal details, the boho vibe, their sweet vows they wrote themselves and the fact that they didn't have your average "reception" but just a dinner at Sliders in Atlantic Beach which they rented out for the night for their friends and family. The weather forecast said 60% chance of rain all day. It didn't rain a drop. Some storm clouds lingered nearby but never ruined their beach ceremony and actually created a perfect sky for pictures afterward. I could not believe it didn't rain AT ALL. There was even a June breeze blowing. June 7th 2014 was meant to be their wedding day, I have no doubt. These are two of the sweetest people you will ever meet and shooting their wedding was an honor and joy. 

Oh and the cutest part? They have known each other since 4th GRADE. Yes, 4th grade. Look below at the letter she kept from when they "dated" in 4th grade from Kyle. I can't even handle it.

I will be posting part two of their sneak preview with their day after session post coming soon!

So much thanks to all the vendors involved in Erin + Kyle's wedding day. And Erin for being an amazing DIY bride who did everything so beautifully.

Reception/Catering: Sliders in Neptune Beach, FL
Flowers:  All wholesale from Carlstedt's
Mrs. Tims Ribbon for bouquet: BettandDot (Etsy)
Cake and Treats: Cupcake Girls + Krispy Kreme
Cake Topper:  MorgantheCreator (Etsy)
Blankets for Ceremony Seating: TurkishBubbles (Etsy)
Dress:  David's Bridal
Dress Hanger: BettandDot (Etsy)
Brides Shoes: Qupid
Kyle's Wedding Band: TitaniumKnights (Etsy)
Erin's Wedding Band: ThisIsLOGR (Etsy)
Erin's Flower Crown: DeLoop (Etsy)
Jewelry: Earrings - NestPrettyThingsShop (Etsy), Bracelet - handmade by friend (Marie Isakower) Necklace - something borrowed from brides mom
Bridesmaid Dresses: Variety of different dresses, purchased at different stores
Bridesmaid's Jewelry: NestPrettyThingsShop (Etsy)
Barefoot Sandals: ModernCrochetClub (Etsy)
Flower Girls Dresses: Variety of of different dresses, purchased at different stores
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Tommy Bahama linen pants & white shirts

Handmade by bride:
Stationary (invitations, save the dates, signage)
Fabric bunting for aisle and arch
Programs/story of us
Framed  signs for instagram & find your blanket
Reserved Seating signs
Salty Kisses Sign
Ring Box
Bailey's bandana
Little girls' headbands
All jars and bottles for reception
Bride and Groom sign for chairs
Card box signs
Vows notebooks