Julie and Geoff arrived late in the afternoon for their beach wedding. Their parents also attended this intimate celebration on the Gulf of Mexico. Julie’s parents live in Naples and Geoff’s parents traveled from Santa Barbara California. The kids’, Abby, Nick, Tyler, Joe and Lauren all participated in the wedding ceremony. The family vacationed in Naples for the week before the ceremony. Julie is a critical care nurse and Geoff works for Xenos Biosources. We met early for photographs at a home on 7th Avenue which was under construction. Julie asked for permission to enter the work area and we were able to create some great images with the beautiful architecture and landscaping. The family then walked 500 feet to the beach access walkway. We could see the arch at the ceremony site was already in place and designed by Stephanie of Weddings Made Simple. Stephanie was also the wedding officiant. The arch was decorated by Gene’s Fifth Avenue Florists, most notably with tulle and orchids. Stephanie made certain all the children knew their places as they would walk down the ‘beach aisle’. After the ceremony we caught some quick wedding photographs as the new family faced their parents/grandparents. Hugs, kisses and congratulations were given and we then took some family photos.
Intimate Beach Wedding
Julie and Geoff’s wedding was simple and beautiful with the ceremony arch just 50 feet from the water as it faced into the sunset. The parents left for the restaurant while we continued pictures. Julie wanted a holiday card photograph of the new family standing at the waters edge in silhouette. We were successful with that photo as the sky was turning a warm color. After we completed photographs, the wedding party left for a celebration dinner at Alexander’s in Naples. Shown here are my favorite images that we created.