March 22, 2019

Andi + Brenton

Weddings

A Long Awaited Wedding in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Andi & Brenton, what can I say about them… about their New Smyrna Wedding, about the love they so seemingly feel for one another. I just feel like I was incredibly fortunate that they chose me to photograph such a special day in their life.

Let’s start from the beginning…

Andi reached out to me mid-August 2018, she was finishing up her last semester of College in the midst of all the wedding planning! (That’s tough!). She told me a little bit about what their love had been like. Andi and Brenton had been friends since freshmen year in high school. However, in senior year they decided to start dating. Which in my book is really brave!

If you think about it, they were both ending a huge chapter of their lives as basically children and beginning an even huger (is that a word?) one as young adults!  Life could have easily taken them in different paths, away from each other both physically and emotionally. And it did for a while… physically speaking. But not emotionally!

They attended different schools in different cities and, actually rather far away from each other! Andi just finished attending the Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee, preceded by two years of College in their hometown of Vero Beach. All This time, Brenton attended the University of Florida.

They did the “long-distance” thing for four and a half years. Let me repeat, 4.5 years! They supported each other’s careers and professional goals, all the while building one of the sweetest loves I’ve seen in 5 years of being a wedding photographer in Florida.

I loved photographing this wedding not only because I got to give this gorgeous couple the images of the most beautiful New Smyrna Wedding there ever was, but I also was fortunate to meet their loving friends and family and work with some AMAZING vendors!

 

Vero Beach Florist made the Floral Arrangements

Floral Arrangements by Vero Beach Florist

The Invitations were made by Basic Invite

Invitations by Basic Invite

The Wedding Gown was gotten at Olivia Bowen Bridal

Andi’s elegant gown by Olivia Bowen Bridal

Add a special memento to your details. Don't forget to bring the wedding bands!!

The photo on the left, the wedding bands and engagement rings… The photo on the right displays a piece of Andi’s mom’s wedding dress! I used it to style other details… it was truly a lovely addition to the whole detail set up!

 

The Best Man helping Brenton !

Brenton and His Groomsmen Getting Ready for the big day at The Mulberry 

Calvin Klein was the first choice for Brenton!

Groom’s Suit by Calvin Klein

This is the Bridal Suite at The Mulberry

Bridesmaids getting dressed at the Bridal Suite at The Mulberry

Andi, glowing in the anticipation of her beautiful day!

Andi’s mom and sisters helping her with her dress

Andi, her mother and sisters… What a kind and gorgeous bunch!!

This is the very special moment in which Andi’s Bridal ensemble was revealed to her bridesmaids

I LOVED getting to capture these reactions! So adorable!!

All these women were absolutely beautiful and a delight to be around!

Just look at how Stunning Andi looked!

Alright, time to go get married!!

The Ceremony location was GORGEOUS! All thanks to obviously The Mulberry, Vero Beach Florists and one of my favorite wedding planners, Melanie Paige Events! Great Job Everyone!!

One of my favorite moments of every wedding… When the groom sees his bride for the first time!!! #hearteyesallday

Andi getting a little teary-eyed as he met her groom at the altar

New Smyrna Wedding at The Mulberry

New Smyrna Wedding at the Mulberry

The Bridesmaids and Groomsmen looked amazing!!!

The Mulberry

Let the Vows Begin!! The couple had everyone between tears and laughter all throughout!

again, what a gorgeous group of people!!

This was such a special moment in the ceremony… All of the closest family members of the bride and groom got together to dedicate verses of the bible and cast blessing upon the couple! Talk about teary-eyes!

After the exchange of rings, the moment we’ve all been waiting for….

Now I pronounce you: HUSBAND AND WIFE!!

If this is not happiness.. I don’t know what is!

Ceremony over… Now it’s time for some snacks and drinkies!

Now, some hubby and wifey time!

I mean…..

These two are as lovely as can be!

They just love each other so much and it’s honestly so easy to see!

Some of the Details of the reception… Again, HUGE thanks to The Mulberry, Very Beach Florist and to our loving, Melanie Paige Events for making all these gorgeous displays happen!!

Rentals provided by A Chair Affair… Truly, a Rustic Dream!

Less is More, and this adorable and elegant cake provided by The Bake Shop proves it!

Can chubby cheeks be more adorable?!?!

This bridal party was amazing! Everyone was kind, beautiful and honestly they know how to have fun!

Honestly This Bridal Party is GOALS!!

Bridal Party enters Reception and like I said before… They truly know how to have fun!!

I ADORE this photo!!! In this photo, Brenton’s Best Man, J.R & Andi’s Matrons of Honor (her two sisters, Lauren & Morgan) jump towards the center to bump BUMPS!! In the back you can see Brenton’s Sister, Jordan scarred reaction…. Morgan was 8 months pregnant at the time! LOL

First Dance as Husband and Wife

Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance!

Speeches!!

The blessing of the Food by Brenton’s Father, Steve. In the images below, you can find Brenton’s Mother, Christie and Sister, Jordan.

Cutting that gorgeous Cake by The Bake Shop

Now let the Fun Times begin!

All the single Ladies!!

This Reception was BEYOND Fun!!

This is the final dance with their peeps!

Andi & Brenton had the oh so sweet idea of having a private last dance, while their guests lined up outside to send them off… I LOVE this idea so much and highly recommend it if you’d like to do it!!

Happy Married Life, Andi & Brenton!!!

A BIG Thank you to Andi, Brenton and ALL their sweet friends and family for allowing Meche Ausina Photography the chance of photographing their special New Smyrna Wedding! I cannot begin to tell you how special this wedding was for me…
Another very big “thank you” to YOU, for taking the time to read and see my work.
I wish you all an amazing week!
As always, Much Love!
Meche.

VENDORS:

WEDDING PLANNER & COORDINATOR: Melanie Paige Events

VENUE: The Mulberry at New Smyrna Beach

DRESS: Olivia Bowen Bridal 

GROOM’S SUIT: Calvin Klein

FLORIST:  Vero Beach Florist

SECOND SHOOTER: Daniel Canepa

PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: Alejandro Escobar

STATIONARY: Basic Invite

FAVORS: Lavender Wedding Co. 

SIGNS: The Mountain Top Design

DJ/MC: DJ Chuck Johnson 

RENTALS: A Chair Affair

VIDEOGRAPHY: Cranman Photography and Cinematography | cranmanpandc@gmail.com

HAIR: Adreanna McClure | Studio 413 | studio413hair@gmail.com

CAKE: The Bake Shop

Meche Ausina Photography
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