April 21, 2022
Brad and Rebecca’s Florida Beach Wedding holds a very special place in my heart. Picture mid-March, the warm Florida sun, turquoise waves as far as you can see and two young lovers, eager to declare their forever together!
After months of pondering whether or not to elope or to have a wedding, they decide that it was more important that all of their closest friends and family could join in and celebrate with them than it was to elope. Ultimately, they decided to pocket the idea of an elopement and instead landed on the idea of an intimate wedding. It was honestly a win-win situation because the two of them decided on a beachside avenue, right on Florida’s Space Coast. The venue didn’t require them to sacrifice that tropical elopement feel while still being able to hold a larger gathering.
A few of my favorite highlights from there big day:
•While Rebecca was finishing up getting ready, Brad had a secret gift delivered to the bridal suite. I was able to capture the beautiful moment of Rebecca opening her gift which included a hand written letter and a keepsake necklace to remember their wedding day! I must say, watching Rebecca read the heartfelt letter from her future husband had me a little teary-eyed myself!
•Fast forward to their ceremony, as everyone eagerly awaited the brides arrival, family and friends mingled in excited anticipation. As soon as Rebecca and her father began walking down the aisle, Brad immediately swelled up with happy tears and Rebecca’s father worn the largest grin. It filled my heart with so much joy watching Rebecca’s father hand over his daughter with absolutely love and honor for her future husband. It was clear that the two of them, father and future husband, shared a special moment together before parting ways. Being able to capturing these small, genuine moments, is what makes me absolutely adore what I do. Documenting the love between two souls is so beautiful and fulfilling for me! I am able to have such a strong eye for those little moments because I am so engulfed in each love story that I capture.
•Lastly, after dinner commenced and the reception was in full swing, Rebecca’s father grabbed the mic to deliver a sincere speech for the newly weds. As her father listed off a few of the reasons he was overjoyed to have Brad as his new son-in-law, he ended the list with the fact that Brad finally brought height to their family. The room filled with laughter at this quirky joke, as all of Rebecca’s family is on the rather short side and Brad himself is well over 6’5 feet tall! I capture Rebecca’s father raising his arm in the air as to signal Brad height. This small moment felt so special and served as such a keepsake to look back on and remember the exact words of his speech.
Overall, the joining of the Larson’s was such a personal and loving experience to capture. I ultimately captured and crafted their wedding gallery in a story-telling-documentary style in order to truly honor all of the small, precious moments that made up their big day!
More images and vendor links from their Florida Beach Wedding below:
Photographer: Habit and Harmony Photo
Venue: Cocoa Beach Westgate Pier
Planner: Pink Peonies Weddings & Events
Cake: Iced by Taylor
Rentals: We Like To Party Events
Hair and Makeup: Brianna de Bengson