Destination is the beach!

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Destination weddings in Florida

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Sanibel destination wedding groom looks at bride from a distance

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Keith and Jesse gathered at the Mad Hatter Restaurant on Sanibel Island for their destination weddings in Florida off the coast of Fort Myers. They are both members of the US Air Force. Family and a few friends were witnesses to their wedding vows at sunset. The bride arrived first and we had an opportunity to take some family photos. When Keith arrived, we had him turn his back so that Jesse walked out from the restaurant and tapped him on the back to turn around and see her in her wedding gown for the first time. It worked just great and we achieved some surprise and excitement in the ‘first look’ photographs. At around 7pm, we all walked to the beach where a well designed ceremony site was created by Stacey of Isabella’s Island Style, Wedding and Events. The bride was escorted in by her mom and dad at which time dad put on a different hat and officiated the wedding ceremony.

Celebration at the Mad Hatter Restaurant

This Sanibel destination wedding had genuine warmth as the families prayed together over the bride and groom. After the ceremony, the wedding planner, Stacey, served champagne as the guitarist continued his music. We then took family photos and sunset photographs. The wedding party then walked to the island famous Mad Hatter Restaurant for a celebration dinner. Shown here are some of my favorite images we captured for this destination weddings in Florida.

destination weddings in Florida

destination weddings in Florida

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bride and groom kiss at sunset

bride and groom pose for sunset photograph