Sharon & AJ | 6.29.19 Retreat at Bradley’s Pond Wedding Tallahassee, FLJul 26, 2019
Prepare yourself for wedding overload! Only in the best way possible though. I still remember meeting Sharon and AJ for the first time at our studio – I was blown away with what AJ said made us stand out to him. He pointed out our use of light, whether it was natural or artificial. He noticed that we tried to capture the moments and not just standard “snapshots”. I remember leaving that meeting feeling so thankful and fortunate to have added a client like that to our calendar – we don’t just want anyone who is planning a wedding. We want couples who GET us, and I felt like they really did. (thank you Sam, for introducing us!)
A ton of planning went into this amazing day, and I think the details reflect that. They had an incredible team of vendors, most of whom we are already close friends with. It was awesome to see every piece fit together to create such a beautiful day. Samantha did a gorgeous job planning and executing, with the help of florals from A Country Rose. My friend Emily from Poppie Studios created a stunning invitation suite. Our friend Nate of Amplify Entertainment had the dance floor rolling all night. The fabulous folks of Social Catering provided the most beautiful and delicious spreads of food for both rehearsal and reception! Full list of vendors below…I’ll quit gushing. Just know that Tallahassee is bursting with the most wonderful professionals, and we are blessed with the most wonderful clients. Thank you Sharon and AJ, for including us in your day!
Ceremony: Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More
Reception: The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond
Event Coordination and Design: Samantha Nicole Weddings
Floral Design: A Country Rose Florist
Cake Artist: Publix
Disc Jockey: Amplify Entertainment
Caterer: Social Catering & Events
Stationery: Poppie Studios
Makeup Artist: Image by Lisa
Hair Stylist: Amanda Blass of Milk and Honey Salon
Bartenders: On the Rocks Bartending
Bridal Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Bob DeGemmis’ Dressed To The Nines Custom Clothing
Chalkboard Art: Judy Leckey Typographics
Signature Drink Artwork: Natalie Jump Designs
The invitation from Poppie Studios and the Jimmy Choo shoes….two fancy, gorgeous details!
We had to show off this killer braid that Amanda created!
Just the downstairs area by the elevator is all we need for some beautiful bridal portraits!
A Country Rose outdid themselves!
AJ had a custom made Syracuse suit!! Never seen anything like it…
One of the twins wasn’t so sure about her long walk…
Not just one, but 4 sweet men smiling at you while you walk down the aisle!? I love this shot…
One shot from Ryan, the other from me:
Greeted by beautiful signage from Judy Leckey Typographics:
Their favors were these sweet little penny keychains, and AJ collected enough 2019 pennies so that everyone could remember the year they got married:
Social Catering doesn’t just provide tasty food, they provide PRETTY food!
Love the custom drink signs from Natalie Jump Designs:
Prepare yourself for detail overload of this gorgeous room:
Quick backstory – Sharon and AJ met at an ugly Christmas sweater party! Apparently AJ has quite the collection. So as a surprise photobooth type backdrop, Sharon snuck all of his sweaters down to Florida for people to pose with, in a nod to how they met:
The yard was filled with fun games and everybody had a blast:
My favorite dance shot! Everything about it…their expressions, the room decor, it’s perfect!
So many sweet and touching toasts:
Ready to kick off those heels and into some comfy MK platforms!
Everyone forcing the Seminole Chop on AJ! He did it under much duress…
Nate is always keeping the dance floor on their feet!
One of our favorite shots to get at Bradley’s!
Whew my sparkler writing is getting pretty good!