Ahhh! What a stunning day start to finish! Becca & Sam are married!
I have always always wanted to photograph a wedding in Lakeland. Because and Sam hit ERVERY SINGLE hot spot I swear! They got ready at the historic Terrace Hotel, we had an epic first look on Mirror Lake, took portraits in Hollis Gardens, and partied the night away at the Magnolia Building. WIN.
Not only did they chose amazing locations but their style was on point! How gorgeous is Becca in that appliqué slightly grey wedding gown? oh and those VELCRO Jeffery Campbell heels? Yes please. Oh and let’s not forget our men in those tuxes and the hands down coolest GM gift I’ve seen yet! Custom flasks with their faces on them!
This was a first look for the books people. We arranged Sam in front of the arches and gates along the lake while the bridal party looked on from above. How freaking sweet is his reaction!? And everyone else for that matter?! We shot and shot and shot these hotties until a quick downpour ripped through. Lucky it didn’t last ling and we were able to stroll over to Hollis Gardens, umbrellas and all.
Unfortunately the rain came back with a vengeance and there was even a tornado warning! The ceremony went form plan A around the lake to plan B in front of he gorgeous fireplace inside the Magnolia building. Jennifer and Ryann, the wedding planners, busted their butts magically re arranging the plans and creating a stunning backdrop on the fireplace. Everyone stayed safe and dry for the I Do’s!
It ended up being so fun and jovial having everyone mix it up inside. Thank goodness for that first look too! WOW! The newlyweds were able to mingle and party right away, received that we made awesome outdoor photos..in the sunshine!
It was such a fun dance party and the sparkler exit was perfect! Congratulations to these two love birds!
Planning: Jennifer Mateo Events
DJ: O Dizzle
Florals: Flowers by Carmen