flamingo gardens

Marjorie & Aaron Elopement

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – Nora Ephron

Intimate weddings and elopements have an inherent charm I just can’t get enough of. There’s something so striped back about elopements. It really is all about the couple, the love, and what’s truly important to them. Aaron and Marjorie’s day was exactly that and more.

They met at CrossFit in Lakeland. Not your typical meet cute! Aaron normally worked out in the evenings and Marjorie in the morning. Aaron decided to visit Crossfit one morning and there was Marjorie - needless to say, Aaron started attending a lot more morning classes!
Aaron proposed to his beloved Marjorie during sunset at the lake where they had their first date. And that brings us to today. A stunning intimate wedding ceremony in the Flamingo Gardens in Miami.

Marjorie and Aaron said their I do’s in a beautiful settings at the botanical garden. Just the two of them, the celebrant and their son, this elopement is one I will always remember. Marjorie looked truly wonderful in her elegant gown, only needing minimal accessories she chose the most beautiful earrings and her bouquet was the finishing touch to her stunning bridal look. The ceremony was so beautiful and filled lots of love and some happy tears. It was truly my honour to document every moment of it. Whilst capturing the intimate moments, we were blessed with the most beautiful natural light, adding to the atmospheric pictures.

You will see for yourself in the photos, so much love and emotion from these two and the photoshoot was so much fun!

Aaron and Marjorie, thank you for letting me capture these moments for you. I wish you all the love in the world as you go forward as husband and wife.

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Lorelei & James Wedding

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you

courage.” – Lao Tzu

James and Lorelei met on a dating app and it turned into a lifelong love!. They bonded over many things and one of those was a love of food. In their own words they call themselves “Champion Eaters”. Lorelei loves that James is strong, intelligent, well spoken, kind, and hilarious. James adores her and says she is articulate, graceful, wise, hilarious, and The One. If this is not a match made in then I don’t know what is.

I love being based in Miami. I never tire of the amazing locations available for shoots as a photographer. At Flamingo Gardens there are acres of botanical gardens creating the picture perfect wedding setting and basically a photographers ideal location. And this is the place that Lorelei and James have chosen for their special day. When I arrive to the house, Lorelei is being well looked after by her girl squad. Lots of giggles, some bubbly and everyone can’t stop smiling. (Another reason I love my job - capturing the moments).

The final touches are added, shoes and jewels and Lorelei is off to meet her husband to be for their first look. I adore first looks, the anticipation, excitement, nerves, it’s so amazing to watch and to capture. As she walks up behind him, James cannot wait to turn around and gaze on his bride to be, but he has to wait. Once he turns they both stare into each others eyes! That is the definition of the look of love! ( Eeeeeek, it makes me excited all over again just looking through the photos.)

Lorelei and James said their vows and dedicate their lives to each other in front of family and friends. An emotion filled ceremony followed by a super-fun filled reception. A truly beautiful day from start to finish.

Congratulations James and Lorelei. May your married life be filled with all the joy and happiness. I am honored to have been part of your special day.

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