Words can’t express how amazing this day was! Cari and Matt became fast friends (probably didn’t hurt that we ran into them at 4th Quarter bar shortly after they booked us and shared a few drinks), and we were so excited for their wedding day to arrive. The weather was gorgeous, and every detail had been planned to a T. It was quite the dream-team of vendors I will say that!
There were so many memorable moments – from Matt saying “Hell Yeah” in response to “Do you Matt take this woman to be your wife….etc.”, to them pulling up a buried bottle of whiskey and drinking a shot before recessing back up the aisle, or Officiant Sara Michaels bursting into song with a verse from Matt’s favorite movie, “Blazing Saddles” (I promise she tied it into the ceremony). The ceremony itself was so emotional, I scolded them all for making me teary eyed behind my camera. ;)
Thank you for welcoming us into your lives and allowing us to document this most special day. We are glad to call you both “friends”.
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Wedding Venue: Clubhouse inside St. George Island Plantation
Wedding Coordinator: John Gandy Events (they had quite the team of 5 and handled every detail to perfection!)
Floral Design: Missy Gunnels Flowers
Cake Artist: Katie’s Cakes and Catering
Disc Jockey: Amplify Entertainment
Officiant: Sara Michaels of Saramonies
Misc. Rental Items: Party Party Party
Hair and Makeup Artists: Cabellos Salon
Bridal Gown: Vocelle’s | The Bridal Shoppe
Gown Alterations: Hayley Lauren Couture
Men’s suits: Jos. A Bank
Rings: Tallahassee Diamond Exchange
Dog magnet favors: Etsy store Original Animal Magnet
Bride and Groom glasses (Kate Spade): Miss T’s Sets in Havana
Cari took a swatch from one of her dad’s dress shirts and sewed it into her dress along with “Love you Daddy”. I thought it was such a sweet tribute:
Cari…you’re quite the stunner:
Cari’s dad was with them in spirit on her wedding day. She gifted Matt one of his watches and engraved it, “Someone to watch over me”:
The happy couple with fur baby Gator:
I had to post these of Sara. I think they showcase her jovial personality perfectly:
I always turn to get the groom’s expression when he first sees the bride. I snapped a few, then turned to get Cari’s angle, when I heard a little girl whispering, “Matt’s crying, Matt’s crying!”. So I whipped back around and got this…my favorite:
These florals…they just kept going and going….so beautiful:
Matt’s Whiskey and Cigar Bar was quite the attraction!
Trying something new with the sparklers. C + M
Thanks for an awesome night you two! Ryan wasn’t having any fun at all…
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