They gathered around the pond beneath the mossy oaks and it literally looked like a scene out of The Notebook. Caroline and Brad said their I do’s at Eden Garden State Park in Santa Rosa, Florida and everything about this day – about this weekend, was perfect. It was a dream Santa Rosa wedding!
Caroline and I met for coffee back in February of 2018. She shared her vision of a destination wedding surrounded by her closest friends and family, and I was hooked!! We may or may not have sat at Heritage House for 2+ hours talking about wedding gowns, flowers and the ideas Caroline had.
James and I made our way down to Santa Rosa, Florida for the wedding weekend. To start on Friday I was able to photograph all of Caroline’s details before the big day. This is something I love being able to do if possible! Caroline had every detail laid out perfectly for me ready to shoot!! When I arrived to Caroline’s rental home that afternoon, her and all her girls were chilling by the pool in the backyard. Can I go ahead and stop there and just say – DREAM wedding weekend! That evening, James and I attended their rehearsal dinner at Monet Monet. Guests mingled with each other while sipping frozen margaritas.
May 18th finally arrived and we made our way to one of the most gorgeous wedding venues I have shot at to date. It may have been 98 degrees and rising, but that did not stop Caroline and Brad from enjoying every moment together and with their best friends and family. Their first look was one of the sweetest moments from the day. Brad may or may not have cried, but luckily we have it all on camera so you can see for yourself!!! Their ceremony took place under the biggest oak tree on the park. After their I do’s, guests gathered around the nearby pond while being served frozen popsicles. The night continued with the biggest party of the year!! Needless to say, the day, the weekend was all a dream.
Caroline and Brad, thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be your wedding photographer. It was an absolute joy walking alongside this journey with you guys. I wish you guys the happiest marriage!!
June 21, 2019