Ryan proposed to Caroline in Gainesville, the city were it all started ( Go Gators!! ) Fast forward to wedding planning and these two lovebirds had applied for my engagement giveaway! They were the winners and after working with them I knew we were a great fit and their wedding was going to be fun and gorgeous! As you probably know, I love shooting in the Florida Keys, the soft golden light, calming beach and relaxed atmosphere always inspire me. Caroline and Ryan's day started off with each of them hanging with their friends as they prepared to see each other for the first time as Caroline walked down the aisle. After an emotional first look between Caroline and her dad, it was time to WED!
The ceremony was filled with laughter, tears and even a huge surprise from their friends and family! This was a first for me and I just loved it! Scroll down to see what brilliant idea their guests had in store as Carolyn and Ryan recessed down the aisle as husband and wife.
The sunset over the sandy beaches with the light shining through the beautiful trees. We ended at the Hilton's perfectly located dock to watch the sun go down and then it was off to the reception!
There's lots of fun moments from this day, I hope you love some of my favorites.
And since Caroline and Ryan are huge Friends fans..............
"Shes your lobster. C'mon you guys. It's a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You can actually see old lobster couples, walking around their tank, you know, holding claws...See? He's her lobster!"
Venue: Hilton Key Largo
Flowers: Floral Fantasy
DJ: Michael Berrios
Makeup/Hair: The Vanity Room
Dress Designer: Elizabeth Fillmore
My amazing 2nd shooter: Courtney Jones
I forgot to mention above that both Caroline and Ryan can Dance.... and when I say dance I mean like the epic move from Dirty Dancing. I had heard some of their bridal party talking about how one night they pulled off the move but THEN I got to witness it myself! The song came on and BOOM............