Kelly and Jeremy’s romantic Ever After Farms Ranch wedding in Indiantown, Florida was so heartfelt there wasn’t a dry eye at the venue (especially not mine… or the groom’s). This wedding was particularly sweet because I am lucky enough to have known the bride since we were teenagers attending UCF and trying to figure out life together. It is an incredibly special thing to step back and think about the people who still end up being a part of your life fifteen years after you met, even more so to be able to capture such an important moment in Kelly’s life. I already adored Jeremy from the moment I met him, but my appreciation for him grew tenfold each time I saw the way that he loved Kelly, and how much she loved him in return.
This Ever After Farms wedding brought a bit of nerves along with it thanks to a shaky forecast but all of those fears were cast aside thanks to these lovebirds trusting in me and trusting in my weather app system that has helped me capture beautiful moments between the bands on rainy days, time and time again. Much to everyone’s surprise, the rain held off until after the ceremony!
After getting Kelly dressed, we made sure that she was able to have a special moment with her dad and have a private first look. The excitement on both of their faces brought us to tears, AGAIN.
We took every opportunity to capture all of the important shots with all of the bridesmaids while the weather was clear and we had our chance. We are totally obsessed with the maids in different gowns and various shades of rose and the simplicity of their white bridesmaid bouquets.
Between setting up for the reception, the boys were having equally as much fun preparing for the wedding as the girls. Dare I say, they might have even had MORE fun?
Rainy wedding days are always a perfect example of why first looks can be instrumental in ensuring that you get enough time for portraits, no matter the weather. For this wedding in particular, it turned out to be an incredible blessing because the only time it DID rain (kind of – more like a hard drizzle), was during the cocktail hour. We chose to have their first look under the oak tree that they planned to have their ceremony, just in case the weather pushed us into having it inside. Jeremy was LITERALLY BROUGHT TO TEARS at the sight of Kelly, an action that Kelly assured us would happen several more times before the day was through (spoiler alert: she was right).
After the heartwarming first look, we roamed the property and had so much fun that we almost forgot that we still had the rest of the day to go! The Ever After Farms Ranch was the perfect romantic backdrop for whimsical bride and groom portraits, there was even a swing!
Collectively we decided to go for the ceremony because I had enough cute clear umbrellas on hand to keep most of us dry AND they made sure the ceremony was short and sweet. We were THRILLED the rain held off until cocktail hour and gave Kelly and Jeremy the wedding day they had been envisioning for over a year. Kelly brought the groom to tears AGAIN as she walked down the aisle.
The Ever After Farms Ranch Wedding reception hall is a twinkly day dream brought from the wedding heavens and we were obsessed with capturing all the love (and laughter) amidst the constant glow of lights. At the end of the night, the lovebirds went into their happily ever after under the haze of love and sparklers.
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