Amelia Island Wedding
September 24, 2011 | Caroline and Gregg
Caroline and Gregg had one of those weddings you dream about shooting! They tied the knot at Amelia Island and it was a true “family affair” – everyone had a hand in making this wedding a DIY wonderland of custom burlap table runners, antique framed escort “cards” and the sweetest table numbers – complete with all the special places from their lives together. There were so many stunning details – I couldn’t possibly choose a favorite… but it may be the groom’s cake! As photographers themselves, Gregg’s mom designed the perfect Canon camera cake for him to cut in to!
Besides just the details, Caroline and Gregg were a dream to work with. They trusted me the whole way – crazy ideas and all. Their bridal party was a riot – so much fun and so genuinely loving of the bride and groom :) And wait until you see their crazy reception photos – I can’t tell you how many times Alyssa and I would compare shots and then die laughing! Especially Alan, Caroline’s brother – dude can cut it up on the floor!
I hope you enjoy this wedding of eye-candy (and real candy) as much as Alyssa and I loved shooting it!
Oh, and Caroline – if you happen to have any more of that Mac & Cheese leftover – send some my way! It was seriously yummy :)
Ceremony Church: St. Michael’s Church, Fernandina Beach
Reception Venue: Amelia Island Walker’s Plantation
Catering: Kelley’s Restaurant
Bridal Salon: Wedding Angels
Bridal Designer: Sarah Danielle
Hair: Magna Salon
Makeup: Kristen Phelps
Cake Artist: The Cookie Studio
DJ: All About You Entertainment
Custom Rings by Universal Diamonds
Cufflinks: Tiffany and Co.
Table Runners and Groom’s Cake: Groom’s Mother
Ceremony Decor: Bride’s Mother
Event Coordinator: Bride’s Brother, Alan
Caroline made her bridesmaids earrings! They were all different and so unique!
Caroline’s gift to Gregg was Tiffany & Co custom engraved cufflinks!
Willett Bourbon is from small distillery based out of Kentucky starting in the early 1930’s.
Gregg is a huge bourbon/drink/cocktail aficionado, so not only did it have the same name and spelled the same, it was delicious!
In Irish tradition, the bridal party circles the church behind a bagpiper!
We stopped for a quick little refresher at the Palace Saloon! It’s the oldest bar in Florida and famous for it’s pirates on any day of the week!
Next is my absolute favorite shot from the day!
I love finding cute little storefronts to shoot by!
Every bride needs a sweat-rag handy for our 80+ degree September weather!
Caroline’s reception decor was exceptional! We were in eye-candy heaven all night
Gregg’s mom helped custom stamp each burlap table runner
The signature drinks were a blackberry infused bourbon (Jack Daniels) served with sweet tea. The other was a raspberry infused vodka served with lemonade.
Canon shooters. Ugh. (hehe) But I guess we can still be friends
Sunset over the marsh
Caroline and Gregg handmade chocolate mustaches in milk, dark and white chocolates