Charlie + Thomas
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2011
Ceremony & Reception: The Pelican Beach Clubhouse, Satellite Beach FL
Wedding Photography: Jen Wyman & Dani Brown

the ceremony | florida destination wedding photographer

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I photographed this florida destination wedding photographer with my good friend and photographer, Jen Wyman. She was kind enough to come up for Jhanelle & Korey’s wedding in June 2011, and I had the privilege of photographing this florida destination wedding with her in August.

As Jen put it, Charlie, was a “pirate addict”. The setting for their getting ready photographs were at a hotel with a pirate ship in the pool area.

Both Charlie and Thomas were Navy, and had a quick courthouse ceremony so they would not be deployed separately. A year later, Charlie and Thomas renewed their vows and held a party for their closest friends and family.

Some of my favorite photos from Charlie and Thomas’ wedding, was when Charlie was spending time with her grandfather. There was not a dry eye when Charlie was escorted down the aisle by her grandfather.

After the ceremony, the wedding party took a little stroll to the beach for family formals, bridal party group photos and bride & groom portraits.

A pair of lovely beach-goers, kindly loaned their Adirondack chairs for the bridal portraits.

The only complaint that florida destination wedding photographers have about a beach wedding on the Atlantic Ocean is the lack of sunsets. The one thing I miss about the west coast is the incredible sunsets over the Pacific Ocean on any given day.

One thing that florida destination wedding photographers will NEVER complain about is writing messages in the sand. We had a lot of fun writing messages and drawing hearts in the sand that day.

the reception | florida destination wedding photographer

The reception was held at the same clubhouse. Loved, Loved, Loved! the centerpieces. In keeping with the wedding theme, sand, shells and beachy items were the focus for the table centerpieces.

Instead of cake, Charlie and Thomas went with beach themed cupcakes. Thomas was not complaining about the cake smash by his bride!

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