If the old adage about rain on your wedding day is true, then Jessica and Sam have many years of a blissfully happy marriage ahead of them. Not only did it rain on their wedding day- there was a significant weather alert for Alachua County the entire afternoon of their wedding. The rain did not dampen the spirits of the bride or the groom, and Jessica said that the outdoor wedding ceremony would go on rain or shine.
The sky as we arrived at the Rustic Manor for the pre-ceremony coverage. Just slightly ominous. My second shooter and I actually had to wait in the car for almost 45 minutes for a long enough break in the rain that we could get our gear inside!
Once the rain let up, I went inside to meet with the bride for her pictures, and Jenna, my second shooter, headed to the UF stadium to brave the weather there for pictures of the groom and his entourage. More of those photos in an additional post.
Jessica writing a special note for Sam. Her gift to him on their wedding day was a Black Book of images taken from one of my Rockstar Boudoir Marathon sessions earlier this summer.
Jessica even decorated the bottom of her shoes! I love creative brides!
Some of the beautiful bride in her dress. As a photographer sometimes you just get lucky with unbelievable lighting that lets you capture shots like these. Her dress is by Solutions Bridal.
Flowers in a light plum color and white- absolutely beautiful thanks to Prange’s Florist.
Jessica had mentioned a long time ago that she was in search of the perfect cupcake- and here is why. In lieu of a traditional wedding cake the couple had cupcakes provided by Cakes By Pam Greenwell with an anniversary cake topper. How fabulous.
And this pretty much says it all- the theme of the day:
The Rustic Manor just after sunset. Amazing sky, amazing venue, amazing day.
Congrats to Jessica and Sam who are celebrating their nuptials on a week long honeymoon. Many more of the couple, the ceremony and their celebration coming soon!