Meet Chris and Penny.
These two sweethearts got married on the beautiful beach in Florida on a perfect day. Getting married in October is essentially gambling with the weather. It could be hot and humid or chilly. Thankfully, the day of Chris and Penny’s wedding was perfect. It was a beautiful sunny day with a nice breeze and perfect cloud coverage for photos. Penny did an amazing job picking every single thing perfectly! This wedding was gorgeous. Every last detail was stunning and elegant, much like Penny.
Thanks to these awesome vendors, the day went so well:
Penny’s jewelry was gorgeous!
Penny gifted each of her bridesmaids adorable glasses, earrings and lip gloss. I really love that she spent time on extra little details like this. Little details are what make the day extra beautiful and special. Yvette Nation did an absolutely fabulous job with everyone’s makeup. This, my friends, is what happens when you’re on the other size of the room with a 100mm lens on your camera. The kids don’t know you’re watching and you catch adorable moments like this one. 😀 These ladies are fabulous in their robes and sunglasses. The maid of honor is a dear friend of Penny’s, and all of the other lovely young ladies are Penny’s grandchildren. (Even though Penny doesn’t look old enough to even have grandchildren. She’s a knockout!) Penny’s sweet mother in law buttoned her dress. I’m in love with these gorgeous flowers. They’re so well put together. The colors are so calm and beachy! Christina did an amazing job. This is the gorgeous face Penny made when she walked around the corner to see her groom-to-be. THIS is his face when he turned around and saw her! I have to admit I teared up when this happened. He was absolutely in awe. She’s stunning! The boutonnieres were just as gorgeous as the bouquets. So unique and matched perfectly with the suits, which are from Cubavera, in Miami. The awesome hats are from Guatemala. When I tell you that Penny was on top of every detail, I mean every detail! She’s awesome! This handsome little guy is Penny’s grandson. He wasn’t really up for kisses at this particular moment.The ceremony site was breath-taking. The wood archway added for the perfect amount of subtle beauty to this already gorgeous scene.
Penny looked gorgeous walking down the aisle. She walked down to the song “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. Toward the end of the ceremony, the coolest thing happened. The officiant led everyone down to the water to throw shells into the water. This was their “this ceremony was a success” moment…I think. The beautiful bride winked at me as she and Chris were walking into the reception. I love how happy they are!
I took so many photos of their first dance, but I mean really…can you blame me? Look at these two! They’re adorable together. Chris makes Penny light up. She handled the stressful day beautifully, but you could definitely tell that she was relaxed and so full of joy once she was united with her groom! Since Penny walked down the aisle to the song “A Thousand Years” it was only fitting that she also had these lyrics on her cake, made by Heidi with Bake My Day. I love these adorable Kate Spade toasting glasses. Chris read a beautiful poem during the reception. Toasts are always a blast. Some are sweet, heartfelt tear-jerkers, like this one. But some are hysterical and make you laugh until you cry!The mother of the groom was getting down on the dance floor!Ladies and gentlemen, this is Cookie. She was a riot! Like Penny, Cookie Lockhart is also an auctioneer. Cookie was the first woman inducted into the National Auctioneers’ Hall of Fame. Cookie kept me giggling the whole reception. She’s too funny. Also, doesn’t Penny look gorgeous in this reception dress? To showcase Cookie’s auctioneering skills, the bride and groom had her auction off a bottle of champagne. These beautiful ladies are all amazing entrepreneurs, auctioneers and dear friends of Penny’s. They surprised her and Chris with a trip to Italy, which was something they’ve wanted to do for a while. As you can see, Penny was literally breath-taken. DJ Vladi got everyone together for an awesome group photo. Chris and Penny exited under an archway of glow sticks, which was definitely unique and fun.
Chris and Penny, you two are amazing together. It was a pleasure photographing your big day. I hope it was all you dreamed of, and I hope you two have an amazing life together!