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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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Carla & Pablo Wedding

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt

with the heart.” – Helen Keller

Pablo and Carla met in 2006 when we were both ballkids at the Miami Open (called the Nasdaq back then). They ran into each other almost a year later and after some myspace stalking (from Pablo’s part!) they started talking and dating at age 17. It’s been over 11 years since and after many adventures together they’re so excited to be starting the adventure of husband and wife. Carla and Pablo pledged your love in a romantic ceremony amidst the lush greenery of the Crandon Park Golf Course. After the ceremony, the celebrations continued with courtyard cocktail hour and their reception.

The first look, for me, is one of the best moments of the day to capture. One of the most romantic parts of their special day, it is full of excitement, nerves and so much love. It also means they have a moment to share, just the two of them before seeing all of their family. Settle any nerves and prepare for their most special day. (And while, yes, I am there, I’m not there either. The first look is always captured in a subtle, non-intrusive way.)

The emotion on Pablo’s face, as he watches his bride to be come toward him, is just beautiful. All that love! Carlo and Pablo said their vows and devoted their lives to one another in front of their closest family and friends. Their reception was full of fun and laughter. Each table number representing a year in their relationship, with pictures to match. Such a beautiful touch. The cake cutting nearly turned into a full on food fight!! (kiddling!)

Thank you Pablo and Carla for such an amazing and fun day. It was my honour to capture your love and marriage. May you have all the joy and happiness in your new life adventures as husband and wife.

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