Jamie & Justin’s Grand Wyndham of Jupiter Harbourside Wedding

March 15, 2018

Living in Florida has some major advantages: beautiful coastal vistas, wonderful weather throughout the year, bright colors and diverse people, Great seafood options just to name a few, but Jamie and Justin became all too familiar with the biggest downside to living in Florida—Hurricanes.

Their wedding was my first scheduled wedding of the 2017 fall season and happened to fall on the first week of September. Some of you may recall that week witnessed one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recent history—Hurricane Irma.

Justin & Jamie were AMAZING through the rescheduling process. Of course everyone’s safety was their number one concern, especially with friends and family traveling by air to attend their wedding at the beautiful Wyndham Grand Hotel Harbourside in Jupiter, FL. After a flurry of phone calls, text messages and emails we were able to find a date ALL of their original vendors had available. It was a huge relief not just for them—I had been looking forward to this wedding for months!!

So their new wedding day arrived and it was spectacular in ways I just can’t describe. I did find it a tad funny, however, that the wind gusts were upward of 25mph, making drone work VERY challenging. I guess Mother Nature just wanted to remind us that the weather would do what it wants when it wants.

Enjoy this little recap of what truly was an Epic day of love, family, laughter, and elegance for Jamie, Justin and their families!

p.s. Can we talk a minute about that simply STUNNING Berta bridal gown of Jamie’s? It shimmered like sunset on the ocean, but I have a feeling Jamie’s glow was what made it truly breathtaking 😉

Special Thanks to the Vendors who helped make their wedding day Perfect!

Photographer: Travis Harris

Videography: Pear & Thorn

Second Videographer: Lyndsay Cunningham

Wedding Planner: Kish Events & Decor

Venue: Wyndham Grand Hotel of Jupiter Harbourside

Florals: Kish Events & Decor

Cake Artist: Earth and Sugar

Gown Designer: Berta

Makeup Artist / Hair Design: Naivi Hernandez

Band: The John Parker Band

Christine & Jesse’s Mansion at Tuckahoe Wedding

February 23, 2018

“These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.”  Blessing of the Hands by Rev. Daniel L. Harris

Christine and Jesse are the sweetest couple. They speak and smile softly at each other and you can nearly feel the love radiating from every touch they make. They are just so so sweet. And completely perfect for each other.

Their Mansion at Tuckahoe wedding in Jensen Beach, Fl was nothing short of stunning. From the hand painted dress hangers, to the romantic draping linens, the blush of the florals and the delicate paper butterflies to compliment the hand carved by Christine herself cake toper–no detail was missed. But none of the perfect elements of their wedding day could outshine the love between Jesse and his beautiful Christine.

Photographer: Kimberly Smith Photography

Second Photographer: Kristen Browning Photo

Videography: Pear & Thorn

Wedding Planner: Maria Orozco Elegant Events

Venue: Mansion at Tuckahoe Jensen Beach 

Florals:Maria Orozco Elegant Events

Cake Artist:Maria Orozco Elegant Events

Makeup Artist: Faces by April 

DJ: DJ Billman 

Autumn & Shane’s Vero Beach Heritage Center Wedding

February 1, 2018

I got to know Shane and Autumn well before Shane popped the question. In fact, though he might not readily admit it, I gave him a fair amount of proposal coaching in the months leading up to it. In the end he proposed to Autumn in a sentimental, sweet and intimate way on New Years Eve. She of course said yes 🙂

They took their time planning their wedding, which allowed them to really enjoy their engagement. Our engagement session together was so fun! We ran around some of the most beautiful corners of Vero’s beach side, strolled under sprawling oaks and they even played a little football (Not really. The football was just for looks mostly haha). Least I forget, me being a Tennessee alum, they insisted I allow them one final wardrobe change into their UF gator gear. They’re lucky I love them, because any other Vol fan might’ve “lost” those photos.

Fast forward from the summer to October where they were married at the First Baptist Church in Downtown Vero Beach and held their reception at the Vero Beach Heritage Center. It was a beautiful day, bright, cheery and a tad windy, but it made for a perfect backdrop for their first day as husband and wife. Their marriage ceremony was classic, traditional and sweet–one I know I won’t forget!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Bias!

Special Thanks to the Vendors who helped make their day perfect!

Photographer: Pear & Thorn

Videographer: 65 Productions

Ceremony: First Baptist Church

Floral Design: Pink Pelican 

DJ: DJ Twin and DJ DC

Makeup: Rebecca Lind


Jillian & Michael’s Club Continental Wedding

January 27, 2018

“Love is not breathlessness. It is not excitement. It is not our proclamation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love, which any of us can convince ourselves that we are. Love itself is what is leftover when being in love has burned away. And this is both an art and a fortunate accident. You and I have this.” ~ Michael to Jillian

Where do I even begin when it comes to Jillian and Michael. They are profound on so many levels, but what I think staggers me is how true their love is. And not just how true their love is… it’s more along the lines of how absolutely undeniable and fundamental their love is. What they share doesn’t need to be acknowledged, because, frankly, it just is. And it is in the purest of ways.

Being invited to share the day and capture some of the most beautiful moments I fear I may never see again in my lifetime was a true honor and gift. Jillian and Michael are the kind of people you want by your side because they bring light to any shadow that may linger. Their smiles and laughter are contagious, but ultimately as I reflect on these two I come back to the same thought and emotion.


And it just can’t be said any other way. So as you watch, I hope you feel it too.

Special Thanks to the Vendors who made their day Perfect!

Ceremony: The Club Continental

Wedding Coordinator: Flaire Weddings and Events

Photographer: Tanya Sokol 

Filmmaker: Pear & Thorn Productions

Flowers: Flaire Weddings and Events

Linens:Flaire Weddings and Events

 2nd Videographer: Lyndsay Cunningham

DJ: Party Solution Entertainment

Bridal Hair & Makeup: Astor Place at the Club Continental

Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup: Tara Lane

Emily + Ryan

November 16, 2017

“You’re the light of my life, babe. I love you and I can’t wait to marry you.” ~ Ryan 

I was very anxious when driving to Emily and Ryan’s wedding in Sebastian, Florida. I was anxious because rain was threatening to completely alter the vision of their outdoor wedding ceremony at Captain Hirams. I mean, a little rain here or there is normal for Florida, but it was absolutely pouring the majority of the day. At any given time in the hours of preparation before the wedding you’d likely see a phone screen scanning weather apps and forecasts. Listen close enough and you’d hear something that sounded a little like: “I think we might get lucky. There’s a little window in all that green on its way”.

But despite the rain, Emily and Ryan were going to get married on that beautiful Indian River shoreline. It was honestly one of the best moments I recall in my time filming weddings. Couples worry so much about rain, but despite what would happen to her dress, makeup or hair, Emily and Ryan wanted to say “I Do” in the place they had been dreaming of for so long. Of course their photographer and I were going to make it happen for them.

We lugged all our gear out to the site, where the rain was pouring down without signs of stopping and then it just did. It stopped raining. It was a sign from God if I’ve ever seen one and I think it set the tone for the story these two were about to share with their family and friends.

Life is filled with unexpected challenges, like rain on your wedding day. But Emily and Ryan rolled with it and their wedding was nothing short of breathtaking. I am forever thankful for bearing witness to their love on such a spectacular show of God’s love!

Special Thanks to the Vendors who made their day perfect!

Preparations: Captain Hiram’s Resort

Ceremony: Captain Hiram’s Sand Bar

Reception:Captain Hiram’s Tiffany Room

Photographer: Tiffany Danielle Photography

VideographerPear & Thorn Productions

Floral Design: Flower Petals

DJ: DJ Louie G

Hair: Mary Farless / Bad Apple Salon

Makeup: Danielle Childers

Brittany + Evan

October 19, 2017

“From now on, wherever you go, we will go. Whatever you face, we will face. I promise I will never stop striving to give you your forever and ever amen.” ~ Evan

Brittany and Evan were mesmerizing. There were a few times I caught myself simply spellbound by watching them. I knew during their private sunset on the beach moments that we were witnessing pure magic. It wasn’t just in the way they look at each other…it’s just how they are. Each step they take together, ever gesture and touch seemed to come from a poetically choreographed ballet–a dance only they know. It was special bearing witness to it. It is love in the simplest, most beautiful expression, and it was in them and around them.

Eleven years in the making, Brittany and Evan were married on a beautiful day at Vero Beach’s Christ By The Sea United Methodist Church. They celebrated the new chapter of their lives at the newly remodeled Sea Oaks Beach Club. The party was so much fun and such a joy to watch that I stayed a little while longer because I just couldn’t stop filming!! You’ll see what I mean when you watch…

Special Thanks to the Vendors who made their day perfect!

Preparations: Vero Beach Hotel and Spa

Ceremony: Christ By The Sea United Methodist Church

Reception: Sea Oaks Beach Club

Photographer: Tiffany Danielle Photography

VideographerPear & Thorn Productions

Floral Design: Pink Pelican Florist

DJ: DJ Louie G

Hair: Kat Kruse

Makeup: Crystal Tumolo

Catering: Sea Oaks Beach Club

Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero

Bridal Boutique: Coral Gables Bridals



Jayne + Brenden

September 18, 2017

“A long love. A deep and profound love. A beautiful love. And that’s why we’re here today.”

Jayne and Brenden are the literal definition of a match made in heaven. They met in grade school and have journeyed through the winding road of life hand in hand. It’s easy to say they’ve loved each other most of their lives, but I think the truth is that they loved each other before they were born. Quite simply, they were placed together because Jayne and Brenden are meant to be together in the same way that the sun rises and sets each day.

They were married at Jayne’s family ranch on a spectacularly gorgeous day surrounded by friends and loved ones who’ve witnessed their love grow from the most innocent affection to the devotion you can glimpse still today in this their wedding film. Brenden’s friends tease him that he took too long to ask, but what is time when you have forever?

Cheers to Jayne and Brenden and what I know will be a beautiful forever! <3

Special Thanks to the Vendors who made their day perfect!

Venue: J-5 Ranch

Wedding Planner: AART Weddings / Rachel Willems

Photographer: Sara Pedreira Photography

VideographerPear & Thorn Productions / Second Shooter: Lyndsay Cunningham

Officiant: Kevin Pastore

Band: Thomas Tillman

Hair: Christina Grant

Makeup: Rebecca Lind

Catering: Carter’s Grocery in Fort Pierce

Cake:The Cake Lady

Tropical Inspiration with Lara’s Theme

September 14, 2017

Lara’s Theme is always dreaming up some new beautiful wedding fantasy for her present and future brides! Naturally, I was more than thrilled to be asked to come along and film this amazing Tropical Inspiration wedding theme with a team of other wedding vendors I adore working with. Enjoy this last little taste of summer before it blows away with the winds of September.

Venue: Quail Valley River Club
Planning & Florals: Lara’s Theme
Rentals: Atlas Event Rental & Plush Vintage Rental
Stationery & Calligraphy: Andi Mejia
Photography: Harmony Lynn Photography
Videography: Pear & Thorn Productions
Gowns: Olivia Bowen Bridal: Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL
Men’s wear: Cardita Formal Wear
Makeup: Cindy Goetz Makeup Artist
Hair: Lindsay Naffziger Hairstylist
Models: Todd Fennell & Emily Johnson

Chelsey + David

August 28, 2017

Chelsey + David had a Derby Day wedding in beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. It doesn’t take much to get me totally wrapped in wedding day love and happiness, but then add an equestrian sport to the mix and there’s no question–I AM IN!

Chelsey and David’s day was picture perfect. They started preparations at the new Quail Valley On The Pointe, ceremony at Holy Cross Catholic Church and a action-packed Kentucky Derby-viewing party and reception at Quail Valley’s River Club.

From the delicate soft pastels in Chelsey’s flowers, to David’s geek-chic cufflinks, and even the sweet trolley that transported the wedding party from location to location–I was totally smitten with all the little things surrounding these two. But the most beautiful sight to see was the way David looked at Chelsey. He adores her. And she adores him. Enjoy a little view of that love in their wedding highlights video.

Special Thanks to the Vendors who made their day perfect!

Preparations: Quail Valley at the Pointe

Ceremony: Holy Cross Catholic Church

Reception: Quail Valley River Club

Photographer: Verola 

Videographer: Pear & Thorn

Florist: Hutchinson’s Floral Artistry

Makeup and Hair: Hautedry

Catering/Cake: Quail Valley River Club

Julie + James

August 11, 2017

It’s amazing how one day someone walks into your life and you can’t remember how you ever lived without them

Julie & James are the kind of people you don’t forget. They are a bright, gregarious, and beautiful couple who greet every new adventure with purpose. Their wedding day was a perfect representation of who they are. The ceremony, located at the cozy Jacksonville Beaches Museum Chapel, was soft, tender and reverent. The reception was a blast of a party, the likes of which I have never seen. It was a full day, just like James and Julie’s hearts. Full of love for one another, for their families and for their friends who joined in their celebration. Thank you for opening your full hearts to one more, the one holding a camera 🙂

Special Thanks to the Vendors who helped make their day Perfect!

Ceremony Venue: Jacksonville Beaches Museum Chapel

Reception Venue: TPC Sawgrass Marriott

Event Planning: Coastal Coordinating

Photographer: Stout Photo

Videographer: Pear & Thorn

Video Assistant: Lyndsay Cunningham

Entertainment: Boogie Freaks

Floral Design: Floriade

Catering & Cake: TPC Sawgrass Marriott

Hair & Makeup: Blush & Mane

Gown Designer: Modern Trousseau

Ceremony Music: String Theory Music

Drapery: Mugwump Productions

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