Did the weather cooperate on the wedding day?
“Did it ever!! Emily and Ross had what I think was truly the prettiest day of the year for their Live Oak Plantation wedding. It was neither too hot, nor too cold, nor unseasonably humid (all things we think about when planning outdoor weddings in Florida!). The perfect breeze blew at all the right moments, and the autumn light came through the trees at exactly the right angle – we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day from start to finish!
What was the couple’s session like?
“In a word – perfection!! Both of them! Beautiful portraits were a priority for Emily and she gave us as much time as we needed before and after the ceremony to take advantage of both the incredible Live Oak property, and the gorgeous sunset light! Not feeling pressed for time meant that we could really focus on variety and letting the two of them just enjoy each other, and I adore the way their portraits turned out!”
Where there any unique traditions that made the reception or ceremony memorable?
“I loved that they literally “tied the knot” by incorporating a fisherman’s knot ceremony into their vows. I have seen this particular ceremony a few times over the years, but it has been quite some time and I was so struck by the simplicity of it.”
What was your favorite detail from the wedding day?
“There were so many gorgeous details (that STUNNING bouquet from Fiore!!!), but my favorite detail was how much thought and effort they put into honoring their families. I loved the brooch with pictures of her grandmothers that Emily pinned to her bouquet, and the compass Ross carried down the aisle that had a photo of him and his grandmother inside the lid was so beautiful. If I had to choose one specific detail however, it would be the generations table they set up at their reception. It featured family wedding photos on both sides going as far back as the 1930’s (or at least that is what I guessed by the attire!)”
Primary Photographer: Tiffany