When a bride and groom choose to take us out of the state with them for their wedding, that means a lot to us. When they choose to treat us like family, include us in pre-wedding festivities, and text us sweet messages when we arrive, that means even more! Laura and Joseph were the couple of honor for their Santa Rosa Beach wedding weekend, and yet, they made sure to be a host to everyone, even us. There’s no one else we would have rather spent a weekend at the beach with!
This 30A Florida wedding was a real-life fairy tale! Laura has suffered through the loss and pain of losing a mother, so she deserved a happy ending! She certainly got everything she wanted when she married Joseph. She got her dream wedding on the beach, a weekend of celebration with her loving family and best friends who traveled a long way to be with her, and the man of her dreams! Everyone there knew that Laura’s mom was present in so many ways, but she was mostly there in Laura’s sparkling smile.
Laura’s dad, who has had to play the role of both father and mother, kept his cool for most of the day… until he saw Laura in her dress for the first time. They shared an incredibly sweet Daddy-Daughter First Look with both tears and laughter. Laura’s dad has a habit of taking selfies of the two of them whenever they are together. He even stopped halfway down the isle for one last photo op! Their relationship is definitely a special one.
Anyone who knows me and Ed knows how much we love the beach. After this trip, we know we could be happy making 30A our future home! Santa Rosa has such a great slow, lazy, beach vibe. Naturally, the water and sand are gorgeous, but we found so many other beautiful locations for portraits! New (to us) locations always inspire us, but I think the sand dunes have to go to the top of the list of favorites! Just wait until you see those!
Laura and Joe, we can’t thank you enough for taking us along on your wedding adventure! We’re so glad we got to be there to see your dreams come true! Enjoy this little sneak peek of your gorgeous wedding day!
The Creative Team
EVENT VENUE: PRIVATE RESIDENCE, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FLORIDA
FLORAL DESIGN: COUTURE FLORALS • BRIDAL GOWN: LOW’S BRIDAL • MAKEUP ARTIST: JACEY COSENTINO • HAIRSTYLIST: JACEY COSENTINO • ENTERTAINMENT: JC3 PRODUCTIONS • BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: BELLA BRIDESMAIDS • MEN’S ATTIRE: MEN’S WEARHOUSE • RENTALS: 850 EVENTS • CATERING: BAREFOOT BBQ • WEDDING FAVORS: CUSTOMSUNGLASSSTORE.COM • SANTA ROSA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY HUTCHINSON PHOTOGRAPHY