Romantic, Intimate Marco Island Destination Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer
I still find myself daydreaming about Margaret and Allie's destination wedding in Marco Island. It was an incredibly intimate, touching day that celebrated the special love this couple has for each other.
Every year I hope to shoot a handful of destination weddings, and for this wedding day did not disappoint! I adored their first touch - it was such a special moment and the next best thing to a first look (at least in my option)!
We loved Allie's look of absolute joyful emotion when he saw Margaret walking down the aisle. And when her maid of honor stepped in during the ceremony to blot her eyes, I exhaled an "awe"- because, seriously, what would you do without your girls?!
They leaped into each other's arms when it was time to seal the nuptials with a kiss. They made it count!
The newly minted Mr & Mrs casually strolled the grounds of The Rookery At Marco Golf Club & JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort hand and hand. Soaking in the occasion. Stopping along the way for LOTS of kisses.
Can I just say. Allie's attire was awesome- it was one of my favorite groom looks this year! His pale grey linen suit had just a hint of pastel lavender, which was amazing for the beachside wedding. His look was perfect for the coastal, elegant look they wanted- he managed to be quite dapper, yet casual. And he seemed to be more comfortable in a suit than most of my grooms. Ha!
The reception was intimate and romantic. The couple stayed by each others side all night and as the night concluded, Allie carried his new bride into the night, in a shower of sparklers.
Also, I have to say I send light, love, and prayers to Marco Island in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Our poor state of Florida took a beating and many people still have a long recovery ahead of them. The aftermath for many is heartbreaking and it is my biggest hope for the communities that suffered to feel whole again, as quickly as possible!
DJ:: DJ by CJ
Videography:: Longen Films
Getting Ready:: Holiday Inn Club Vacations Sunset Cove Resort
Ceremony:: The Rookery At Marco Golf Club
Reception:: JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
Coordination:: Rachel Marks
Cake:: Sarasota Catering Company
Dress:: The Wedding Shoppe
Hair:: JW Marriott Salon
Makeup:: AnnMarie Kruczynski
Special thanks to: Sashi M Baez