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.
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!
Brenton and His Groomsmen Getting Ready for the big day at The Mulberry
Groom’s Suit by Calvin Klein
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!
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!!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 | email@example.com
HAIR: Adreanna McClure | Studio 413 | firstname.lastname@example.org
CAKE: The Bake Shop
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