Same Sex Woodland Garden Wedding

June 17, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Private Estate Woodland Wedding | Tampa Same Sex Wedding Photographer

Today's post is long overdue. In fact, the photos I'm sharing are from the last wedding of our 2015 season. A wedding in the woods. Mike and Tony’s wedding. Friends and family gathered beneath a canopy of trees to form a collective wedding party, all dressed in grey. The couple exchanged wedding vows just before sunset and were greeted with cheers…and their pup, Clark.

What followed was a grand entrance to Cold Play’s Yellow, a first dance beneath the setting sun that included everyone, friends and conversation under twinkle lights, selfies for #coolaro and #hastagpi, some moody Lana Del Rey, and heartfelt toasts that revealed the sweet, indelible marks Tony and Mike have left on those who witnessed the start of their marriage. Here’s a glimpse into their day.

 

Grooms pose for portraits on their wedding day in Tampa, FL.woodland-garden-wedding-grooms.jpgSame sex wedding newlywed portraits taken in Tampa, FL by Rising Lotus Photography

Grooms share a quiet moment in the game room before their wedding in Tampa, FL.same-sexwoodland-garden-wedding-tampa-parlor.jpgCandid photo of grooms taken by Rising Lotus Photography.

Grooms playfully pose for photos in the game room before their wedding.chic-same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-tampa.jpgPhoto of grooms having a sweet and playful moment by Rising Lotus Photography.

A photo of the grooms before they depart for their wedding ceremony,hipster-same-sex-garden-wedding-tampa-foyer.jpgA portrait of the grooms on prior to their wedding taken by Rising Lotus Photography. Wedding signage at an outdoor wedding.same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-tampa-sign.jpgDIY wedding details captured by Rising Lotus Photography

A vintage tractor wheel serves as part of the wedding signage.same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-signage.jpgWedding details from a same sex wedding taken by Rising Lotus Photography.

The grooms walk towards the wedding ceremony site.same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-ceremony.jpgPhotos of the grooms' processional from a same sex wedding captured by Rising Lotus Photography.

The grooms exchange their wedding vows at the family compound in Tampa, FLsame-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-vows.jpgAn image of the couple exchanging vows at the family compound taken by Rising Lotus Photography.

Same sex couple hold hands during the recital of their wedding vows.same-sex woodland-garden-wedding-hands.jpgRising Lotus Photography took this image of a same sex couple holding hands before they recited their wedding vows.

Tony and Mike requested that all wedding attendees observe a grey and yellow dress code so that they were all served as part of their wedding party instead of merely being guests.

Wedding guests look on as the couple recite their vows.same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-guests.jpgA candid moment of various guests witnessing the wedding ceremony taken by Rising Lotus Photography.

Newlyweds kiss and celebrate after exchanging vows.same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-kiss.jpgPhotos of the newlyweds kissing and celebrating after exchanging wedding vows by Rising Lotus Photography.

Mike and Tony's dog, Clark, was one of the first to enthusiastically congratulate his dads on getting married. How cute is he?

The newlyweds play and laugh with their dog after the wedding.same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-dog.jpgA fun, sweet photo of the newlyweds playing with their dog captured by Rising Lotus Photography.

Same sex newlyweds pose for portraits after their ceremony.same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-newlyweds.jpgRising Lotus Photography captured this image of the dapper grooms during golden hour.

The grooms walk back to their wedding reception after taking photos.same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-walk.jpgRising Lotus Photography took this photo of the grooms as they walked back to their wedding reception at the family compound.

The newlyweds make their grand entrance at the wedding reception at the family's compound.same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-reception.jpgPhotos of the newlyweds' grand entrance at the family's private compound taken by Rising Lotus Photography.

Newlyweds invite their guests to share in their first dance.same-sex-woodland-wedding-dance.jpgNewlyweds share their first dance with guests during sunset by Rising Lotus Photography.

The grey color scheme included an ombre cake!

An ombre gray cake and reception details from a same sex wedding in Tampa, FL.same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-cake.jpgPhotos of the grey ombre cake and reception details taken by Rising Lotus Photography.

Yellow frosted cupcakes were part of the dessert station at a same sex wedding in Tampa, FL.same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-cupcakes.jpgPhoto of the dessert station, featuring yellow frosted cupcakes, acorns and pine branches taken by Rising Lotus Photography.

A dessert station with pretzels, jelly beans and chocolate for guests to enjoy.same-sex-wedding-desserts-snacks.jpgA photo of a snack and dessert station taken by Rising Lotus Photography.

Same sex couple enjoy their first bites of wedding cake during their wedding reception.same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-cake-cutting.jpgPhoto of the newlyweds enjoying the first slice of their wedding cake by Rising Lotus Photography.

A wedding toast is a great opportunity for a roommate/best friend to spill funny secrets. Clearly, Mike and Tony didn't mind.

The newlyweds laugh and listen to a toast given during their wedding reception.same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-speech.jpgA candid photo of the newlyweds laughing during reception toasts taken by Rising Lotus Photography.

The newlyweds thank their guests as the reception nears its end.same-sex-woodland-garden-wedding-tampa-reception-finale.jpgWedding reception image taken by Rising Lotus Photography.

 

 

 


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