Whitney & Eric's Magical Wedding At Safety Harbor Spa

We were lucky enough to close out our last wedding of 2018 by celebrating the marriage of a good friend.  Because of our history together, Whitney and her fiancé Eric trusted us wholeheartedly to provide an amazing photography experience on their special day.  This was both a great honor and a great responsibility, which we were more than excited to accept!

The afternoon of preparation with the ladies was relatively laid back, as they all did their own hair and makeup slowly and with an air of calm over the course of a few hours.  This allowed us to carefully and meticulously stage and photograph all of our bride’s details in a relaxed and pleasant environment, flooded by beautiful light from the hotel suite’s floor-to-ceiling balcony windows.

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As the ceremony drew closer, the energy in the room began to pick up, and the natural flurry of activity escalated.  Whitney dressed her flower girl, who was also soon to be her daughter.  Little Savannah could not have been more excited to be taking a walk down the aisle, looking just like a miniature bride in a beautiful white gown of her own.  She showered herself and Whitney in sweet compliments about how they both looked like princesses!  

Whitney’s sisters (who all held positions as bridesmaids) lovingly helped dress the bride, and in what suddenly seemed like no time we were bustling downstairs for their waterfront ceremony.  Although there was a brisk wind, we used it to our advantage to capture some gorgeous, flowing veil shots during Whitney and Eric’s Just Married portraits.

Their reception was elegant and classic with a “Black and Bling” theme, and all the guests dined and danced in black attire to support the couple’s vision.  A touching tribute to Whitney’s parents notified the guests to help the couple celebrate their 40th marriage anniversary with a dance and a surprise second cake!

The timeless, classic union of Whitney and Eric was the perfect bookend to a phenomenal year of beautiful couples, and we were so thrilled that they entrusted us with the special task of capturing their day.

Venue: Safety Harbor Spa

Wedding Dress: White Magnolia

Florals: Beyond Floral

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