One of the biggest gifts about my job is hearing about how important memories are to my couples, and being able to portray them in photographs. This is true about Miriam and Mark and their family. It feels SO good when you feel the appreciation from them. I cannot say enough about this wedding. From the stunning dress to the charming Southern scenery, Miriam and Mark’s day was nothing but pure happiness. I was honored to be a witness to it. I began documenting Miriam and Mark’s weekend wedding extravaganza on Friday at the rehearsal dinner. Miriam looked fabulous wearing a stellar kelly green jumper (which was actually her Mother’s rehearsal dinner outfit…funny how things come back in style through the years). And I must say that Miriam’s Mother, Janie (one of my favorite people of all time), looks like she could be Miriam’s Sister…Just sayin’. The rehearsal was filled with lots of speeches and what was unveiled to me throughout that evening was seeing how many close friends that made throughout their years and also how loving both families are. So important, they are truly blessed.
Saturday, Jessica, Amanda, and I met all the ladies at their beach house and began photographing details. I headed straight to photograph the dress and shoes….my favorite! Miriam’s dress was an exquisite Vera Wang and probably one of the most beautiful gowns I’ve ever seen. And on her ballerina body…it fit like a glove. Gold metallic Jimmy Choos added to her amazing look and finally, the necklace her Great Grandmother, Grandmother, and Mother wore on her wedding. So perfect. The ceremony was held at Christ Episcopal Church and reception at The Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. The decor was beach chic with a modern twist. Guests were greeted with, sweet tea cocktails, ahi tuna bites, crab cakes, and southern shrimp to name a few, and enjoyed mingling with one another while the Calypso band played in the background. Tables with lucite chiavari chairs and gorgeous white orchid and white hydrangea center pieces were placed throughout the outdoor patio. The dance floor was tented with warm white Christmas lights and three modern lanterns were the suspended in the center. This set the stage for the celebration ahead. Bobby and the Aristocats did a phenomenal job keeping everyone on their feet and playing non-stop until 2am. I even was dancing! The energy in that place was off the charts and it was the perfect way to celebrate their wedding. I really want to thank Miriam and Mark and their families for an amazing wedding…I am truly honored to have been a part of their day. Thank you, thank you, thank you…. xoxo- Abby
A special thanks to all of the vendors who contributed to the success of their wedding: The Big Event, In-Motion Video Productions, Liz Stewart Floral Design, The Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Bobby and The Aristocats, Apryle Nolan of Siren Salon (hair), Dina LaFera (makeup), Classic Cakes, and Beachview Tent Rentals Also the fabulous Calypso band Mitch Warner and The Islanders
Click here to view a little slide show from their wedding…