With chic and romantic greenery details and sweet meaningful moments, this Florida wedding from Jake & Katie is sure to steal your hearts! The mis-matched bridal party in varying shades of ivory and golds is utter perfection and the bride was breath-taking in her illusion lace gown. I love the little floral station the bride set up for her maids to make the groomsmen’s boutonnieres and floral crowns for themselves. But their ceremony in the round was where the magic happened. It was beyond moving and intimate!
We wanted to keep our wedding simple and elegant. We fell in love with the Rialto Theatre as soon as we saw it. The history of the building, the white brick, and the gorgeous arch made it timeless and beautiful.
As the bridesmaids got ready, they also made the groomsmen’s boutonnieres :)
Our ceremony was special because we got married in the church that we grew together in and it was also special because my dad married us. One of our favorite parts of our day was when the refugees that we work with came and performed/sang for us at the wedding. We also loved every part of the ceremony, especially our first kiss
While we were planning, we felt that keeping Christ in the center of all our decisions was the most important. We wanted others to see and feel the love of Jesus through the ceremony and the rest of the evening. We also felt being around loved ones was the most important for us on our big day.
A couple years back when the Rialto was just being restored, I was looking on a wedding blog and spotted this gem in a photo. I remember sending a screenshot of the photo to my sister and saying, “I must get married here!!!” A year or so later, I found this place and went to visit. I still felt the same as how I felt when I saw it in the picture but even stronger because of how beautiful it was in person. The whole place just immediately stole my heart!
During the reception, we changed into Filipino custom outfits as a surprise to everyone. Everyone loved it as we came out dancing to a popular Filipino line dance in the outfits.
Photography | Jake & Katie | Ceremony | Watermark Tampa | Reception | Rialto Theater | Planning | Liza Perreira | Florals | Oh Darling Events | Cakes | The Sugared Oven | Catering | 4 Rivers Smokehouse | Rentals | Wish Vintage Rentals | Paper Goods | HoneyB Paper Co | Videography | Created Four | DJ | Kevin Kramer | Dress | Hayley Paige | Bridal Salon | The White Magnolia | Veil | Coverfront | Jewelry | Noonday Collection | Hair | Tiffany Campbell | Makeup | JMB Makeup Artistry | Robes | Plum Pretty Sugar
Sweet and charming, this intimate woodland wedding captured by 3 Cats Photo is sure to make you fall for an outdoor wedding! The couple wove in their literary love with simple book and wood slice centerpieces that they DIY’ed with the help of family.
We knew right away that we wanted our wedding to reflect what matters the most to us, so it was small, simple, outdoors, and family-focused. We wanted it to have that rustic style, like you had stepped into a fairy tale. We chose Lydia Mountain as our venue for three main reasons: the forest atmosphere, the mountain view, and the total flexibility to do everything ourselves.
I have always wanted a whimsical dress with a flowing, slightly poofy skirt and lace detailed sleeves. Soon after our engagement I purchased a dress from a consignment boutique that didn’t quite fit that description, but it was a good price and I was afraid I would never find my dream dress. After a lot of consideration, worry, and online research, I found this dress on Tradesy a few months before the wedding from a former bride and fell in love. We sold the other one back and I am SO glad I didn’t stick with the original!
There was a lot of debate that morning as to whether the ceremony should be held inside, as it had been raining on and off all day. When the final decision came down to me (Katie), I felt a remarkable calm and peace about it: I just *knew* it wouldn’t rain. Sure enough, although it was overcast and misty, we felt like God held off the rain just long enough for us to say our vows and take pictures. As soon the reception started, it rained! What a special memory.
Since we are both still in college, everything had to be done on a budget, and we were so grateful for all the help we got from family and friends in creating the details. My brother designed the invitations, my dad made the wooden centerpieces and candle holders, my father-in-law built the arbor, my mother assembled all the little details and researched the best prices on everything, my mother-in-law, sisters, aunts, and friends cooked most of the food. It took a village, and that made the whole day so much more special!
The centerpieces were made up of dried moss that we bought from Amazon, tealights resting in wooden candleholders that my father made, wood “book ends” that my father also made, and old books that we had collected over the year of our engagement. Overall, it was very cost-effective and very “us”!
The morning of the wedding, the whole bridal party, immediate families, some extended family, and some friends gathered at the venue to set up the ceremony and reception sites. It meant so much to us to see the love and joy everyone had for us. They made the place look so much more magical than I could have imagined!
Romance in Spain! Today’s couple met up with their photographer Cornelia Zaiss in Parc de Laberint d’Horta outside of Barcelona, Spain for an engagement session one can only dream of! The gardens are absolutely breath-taking and make for a serenely romantic backdrop to their newly engaged love.
Danielle and Thaddeus were traveling from San Francisco to Spain to attend a wedding I photographed there. And so we thought why not do an engagement session in a location that is so different from anything seen in the U.S. I found this unique park by doing some research online. It’s about 30 minutes from the center of Barcelona and can be reached by the metro. Because it was so remote, it was quiet and peaceful with only a few visitors who occasionally strolled by. For all of us it was nice to get away from the busy hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy an afternoon in such a beautiful scenery. At the end of the shoot, we decided to make our way through the labriyth. When I grew up in Europe, labyrinth were my favorite thing, and for once I got to play kid again. We definitely got lost and dead-ended a few times but eventually we managed to make our way through to the other side. To say it was a blast is an understatement.
Photography | Cornelia Zaiss Photography