When I moved to Florida nearly ten years ago, I thought there were two cities here along the Gulf Coast – Pensacola and Destin. The longer I live and work here, the more I realize just how wrong I was. Our part of Florida’s Gulf coast stretches about 100 miles east to west, and the gorgeous stretch is peppered by a variety of small towns, each with its own personality, aesthetic, and vibe. One of my very favorite communities is called Watercolor. It is an incredible combination of sugary white beaches, aqua waters, unique cottages, and lushly-landscaped gardens. I fell in love the first time I photographed a Watercolor Beach wedding, and it’s still my favorite spot. Susan and Stuart planned an intimate Watercolor Beach wedding elopement. Their first look was private and sweet, bathed in golden sunlight in the late afternoon. Their ceremony was on the sand, with a stunning, pastel sky framing their vows. Their attendants were their children, wearing beautiful lilac bridesmaids dresses and tan suits with quirky ties covered in palm fronds and flowers. After the marriage ceremony, Susan and Stuart treated their guests to a lovely dinner al fresco, at a table adorned with driftwood and the most gorgeous, colorful florals. After an evening of champagne, conversation, and the sunset, the guests toasted the bride and groom and sent them off under a cloud of bubbles.
Congratulations, Susan and Stuart – thank you so much for including me in your day!
Principal Photographer: AISLINN | Assistant: AMY