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Catherine & Brian | 8.29.13 Aisle of Palms, St. George Island Wedding

As with all our weddings, we were looking forward to this one. But it had some unique things going for it that pushed it over the edge! Firstly, Catherine is a very talented florist and we have become friends over the past year. She did all of her florals, so I knew it would be over-the-top beautiful, and she didn’t disappoint! The other cool part, was that they got married on a Thursday, after spending most of the week with their close friends and family who came from far and wide. Catherine has Scottish heritage, so she had family come from…yes…Scotland! They wore kilts! On the beach!! It was awesome!!!

Another cool part is that Catherine does the flowers for Hotel Duval, so my already-good-buddy Amanda from Duval, was their coordinator!

Catherine and Brian are so sweet together – apart they are kind of shy (well, I think Brian is at least), but together they laugh and light up. So they take the sweetest photos together. 🙂

On with the photos!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Aisle of Palms (private house in St. George)

Coordinator: Amanda Morrison of Weddings by Duval

Floral Design: Catherine Shock of The Highland Gardener

Catering: Vicki Cureton of Cruton and Co.

Disc Jockey: Nate Long of Amplify Entertainment

Bartender: Patrick from Alchemy

Hair and Makeup: Candice Falconer

Officiant: Chase Moorhead

Bagpiper: Joseph MacKenzie

I think sometimes brides are confused as to why we put so much emphasis on photographing them “getting ready”, but some of my favorite moments always happen during that time. Like these below:

Not sure what’s more stunning! Catherine, or that BOUQUET!!??

“First Look” time:

The bagpiper on the beach was an awesome touch!

I’m in love with cathedral length veils, especially when they are passed down from the bride’s mom! This one was my angle:

And then this one was Ryan’s (I think I like his the most, even if it is from their back):

Sweet little nieces:

This is the shot we hope to get at every ceremony. I think Ryan nailed it:

Catherine’s uncle read the lyrics from a song he wrote, during their ceremony. It gave me goosebumps….I’m working on getting a copy of it so I can share it here:

They did a really neat wine ceremony (instead of sand or a unity candle), and it required them to swap the glass and drink 3 times each. So around the third swig we were all giggling because it seemed like they were just having too much fun drinking during their ceremony! 😉

Perfect timing for a sunset recessional:

A few different variations on sunset portraits. Using our lights, or just going dramatic with a silhouette.

I think I gasped when I first saw this shot Ryan got of their first dance. I put it on our Facebook page the night of their wedding, I just couldn’t wait….

Heartfelt toasts from co-maid of honor sisters:

They had a really fun dessert spread, and cut a little cheesecake for themselves. *Sidenote – this was in the pitch black. We had to light it up from the front, back, sides, everything…make sure your photographer can use flash!!*

We had a blast with you guys! Best wishes!


  1. Judy Shock says

    I have looked at the pictures at least a hundred times!. They are beautiful and you two did a wonderful job,especially with the lighting in the dark. My husband and I can’t wait to see more.

  2. Nate Long says

    What a fun wedding, and you two did a great job capturing it! It was a pleasure working with you, as always, and I can’t wait to see even more of these photos from Catherine. Here’s to hoping we get to work on another event together on the beach sooner than later! -Nate Long, Amplify Entertainment

    P.S. For those wondering why Brian is soaking wet in the last picture, he was the first to lead everyone into the pool to finish off the party with a splash! By the time it ended (I swear the sun was about to come up), I was the only one who wasn’t in the pool. I’ll say it again, what a fun wedding!

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