Some brides dream of big weddings and being the center of attention. The opposite was true for Rachel and Jason. They wanted a simple wedding surrounded by their closest family and friends. The first time I met them they said to me, "We'll be the easiest couple you'll ever work with." While that may certainly be true, it didn't lessen my desire to capture the most beautiful photos of them and their wedding day that I could.
They chose to get married at the Tamarind Gulf and Bay Condominium on Manasota Key because their family has vacationed there for years. It was a meaningful location to them and it provided an opportunity for the family to come for a week long celebration. The wedding was organized by local wedding planner, Sheryl Ash of To Honor You...Weddings and Special Events. Music was provided by DJ Steve, Steve Ash and the beautiful bridal bouquets were created by Ana at Venetian Flowers.
Although the ceremony was simple, I loved that they poured and drank wine hand crafted by her grandmother. They also chose to share their first dance immediately after the ceremony with the family looking on.
What started as a first date, because he was bored and asked her out, has now turned into a lifetime of love and memories to come. Congratulations.