Emily + Jon’s wedding day was a very special one for me. 5 years ago, I photographed her brother’s wedding in Charleston – so it was extra special to shoot another wedding for this amazing family! Throughout the weekend, people kept telling me that Emily knew she wanted to have me as her wedding photographer before she had even met Jon – which is honestly the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard – and it was SUCH an honor to be the one they chose to document their beautiful destination wedding in St Augustine, Florida.
Their beautiful day started off with a sweet First Look. Jon’s reaction to seeing his bride for the first time was EVERYTHING!! We found some amazing locations nearby that gave us both a Southern feel, as well as a tropical vibe – and I think their portraits are some of my very favorite portraits EVER!! This is what I love most about shooting in a new destination… location scouting and trying to find some unique, beautiful locations for beautiful photos. I’m pretty much obsessed with all of the spots we used!
Emily + Jon had a traditional Catholic mass and said “I do!” in front of their closest family + friends. After the ceremony, we had extra time for bridal party + sunset photos… I love when we have a wedding day timeline that is LOADED with photo time!! As the sunset, Emily + Jon entered the reception and shared a beautifully choreographed First Dance together – and, after an amazing seated dinner, everyone hopped on the dancefloor. Let me tell you, the Whalen family knows how to throw an amazing party! The dancefloor was PACKED all night long and everyone was having such an amazing time. I’ve never photographed a wedding where I wished the reception had gone longer… but I definitely wish we had more time on the dancefloor because those photos are EPIC!!
At the end of the night, Emily + Jon shared a private last dance before exiting through a tunnel of sparklers. It was the perfect ending to an absolutely incredible day. Here are some of my favorites from Emily + Jon’s beautiful St Augustine wedding at Treasury on the Plaza…
Wedding Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings | Planning + Coordination: Coastal Coordinating | Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine | Reception Venue: Treasury on the Plaza | Floral Design: Tula Rose Events | Cake: Sweet Weddings Cakes | Wedding Dress: Allison Webb from Kleinfeld Bridal | Hair + Makeup: Amanda Hopcraft | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bride’s Jewelry: personal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie | Band: Phase5 | Men’s Attire: Bespoke from MySuit | Catering: Purple Olive | Rentals: EventWorks | Linens: BBJ Linens | Stationery: Hatch Cove Designs | Videography: Bowtie Photo
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