St Augustine Bridal Session | Ashley

It’s always a nice change of pace when one of my brides chooses to add a bridal session to her collection.  Most wedding days are filled with excitement and chaos so there’s usually not time to fit in more than a few minutes of bridal pictures.  Shooting a bridal session before the wedding gives brides the opportunity to have a trial run with hair and makeup but not only that, they get some really great shots in a relaxed atmosphere to remember how amazing they looked in their wedding gown.  Since Ashely & Brad have officially tied the knot, I can now share a few of my favorites from her beautiful session!  Enjoy!

 

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Happy Birthday to me!

Earlier this week I celebrated another birthday.  Ever since Melissa & Brandon’s Casa Monica wedding  last month, I knew what kind of sweet treat I’d want for my birthday.  My mom, my littlest boy and I took off on a road trip to The Pastry Studio in Daytona Beach, Florida.

I gave Sherri a call last week and placed my order for cupcakes.  We were greeted with such sweet hospitality and her cake studio is so stylish!  I had such a great time talking weddings, cake and photography with her.  It’s always nice to connect with other wedding professionals and appreciate the artistic side of what we both love and do.  One of the things that really impressed me so much with Sherri’s cakes are that they are not only delicious but beautiful.  She has taught herself photography over the 12 years she’s been in business and takes a lot of pride in photographing her cakes.  I noticed that the first time I visited her website.  It’s very modern and stylish with really good photographs, all of which she does herself, which to me is a huge selling point for out of town brides who cannot make it in for a tasting.  She has such a passion for what she does and it shows in her work.

Here’s a little glimpse into my visit.

Enjoy!

undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedSherri even had cookies waiting for my little boy.  How sweet!undefinedundefinedI was treated to the typical tasting experience that all of her brides get when they come in.  These were amazing!  I think I’ve added a few new favorite flavors to my list.  undefinedShe even gave me a tour of her kitchen so I got to see where all the magic happens.  undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedThis is Sherri!  She’s the mastermind behind my new sweet addiction.  She’s awesome so if you need a wedding cake, you must go see her!
undefinedAnd yes, here’s the real reason that I drove all the way to Daytona.  Red Velvet cupcakes.  Seriously delicious!  undefined Sherri!  I cannot thank you enough for the delicious treats!  I had the best time chatting with you and I will definitely be back.

XOXO

Dana

 

St Augustine Wedding Photographer | Hope & Joe are married! Again!

Yes, Hope & Joe are married. . .  . again!  After 20 years of marriage, they decided to come to St Augustine and renew their vows.  It has been an absolute pleasure to work with such a delightful family for this really happy occasion.

Everything about it turned out beautifully, from their sentimental ceremony to their awesome reception!  There was no shortage of  style and personal details, which I love.

Here’s to another 20 happy years together!

XOXO

Dana

Event Planner:  St Augustine Weddings and Events

Ceremony: Lightner Museum

Reception: Casa Monica

Hope’s gown:  Maggie Sottero from Sarasota Brides

Hope’s shoes: Louis Vuitton

Makeup: Carrie Hammock

Hair: Linda Williams

Videography: Life and Love Studio

Flowers and Event Design: PRI Productions

Cake: Sweet Weddings

Ceremony Music: Rick Kuncicky

DJ: Footloose Entertainment

Hope had her late mother’s name “Elaine” sewn into her dress.
I love this garter!  Absolutely beautiful.  PRI Productions did a amazing job transforming the Flagler Ballroom at the Casa Monica.  

Jacksonville Beach Engagement Session | Meli & Brennan | Sneak Peek

These two are just tooooo cute.  I don’t know how in the world I keep lucking up with the best couples, but I do and I love it!    :o)

Here’s a sneak peek from Meli and Brennan’s engagement session that we shot in Jacksonville Beach last night.

More to follow soon. . .

XOXO

Dana

Amelia Island Wedding Photographer | Laura & Lawson | Sneak Peek

A little peek into the gorgeous Amelia Island wedding of Laura and Lawson from a few weeks ago.  Lots more beautiful images to follow soon…..

Laura and Lawson Wedding