This wedding excited me so much–I knew that Kaitlin & Gabe would be fabulous in every way, and I already LOVE these families, having worked with Kaitlin’s brother & sis-in-law before (shout out to Tristen & Erek!)…AND this was our first time shooting and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates! It was a special day, filled with love and some really fantastic dancing!
Kaitlin’s Alfred Angelo dress is on my list of favs…it was simple elegance, and it fit her like a glove!
ps. I can be seen in this shot as Brandon is taking it…where’s waldo?
I love the beautiful makeup artistry by Heather Longshore! And Kim Rayburn knocked Kaitlin’s hair out of the park…she was going for a Marie Antoinette look, and those red locks were nothing short of fabulous.
Some details…and a stunning bouquet courtesy of Fort Myers Express Floral.
The gorgeous ring (setting by The Diamond District), diamond courtesy of Kaitlin’s grandmother:
Kaitlin’s mom, Stephanie laces up the dress:
And her sis steps in to help with some “other” things…
She’s simply breathtaking!
Wondering what the guys were up to? Wonder no more!
We can all see where Gabe gets his good looks; here’s his Dad, serving up some drinks!
The ceremony begins:
Delightful ceremony music by Seaside Strings:
Gabe catches a glimpse of his bride for the first time, as Kaitlin’s Dad walks her down the aisle. I loved watching Kaitlin’s Dad walk her down the aisle-he barely took his eyes off of her, smiling adoringly the whole way down.
Such a beauty!
“I now pronounce you husband and wife…you may kiss your bride.”
A celebratory hug from Kaitlin’s parents that invokes so much joy!
I post this next picture with utter confidence that Kaitlin would approve…she is a feisty one!
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates absolutely took my breath away at every turn. I was like a kid in a candy store!
Kaitlin and Gabe…wow. I am in love with your wedding portraits!
A couple of shots for the abstract:
I am still getting over the brilliant color of these blooms!
Reception time at the Royal Palm Yacht Club!
The toasts were great–Kaitlin’s made of honor, Jena gave a heartwarming and hilarious speech–she told some stories involving Kaitlin & Gabe’s mischief! Check out the reactions of Kaitlin’s parents, and the bride & groom themselves:
Beautiful cake from Yum Yum Cakes:
Kaitlin dances with Groom and her Daddy (excuse me while I wipe away the tears):
Gabe and his very beautiful mother share a dance:
This group was so entertaining…they danced the night away, and rocked out a little Thriller action! Go Rachel!
Kaitlin & Gabe: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to share this amazing day with you! You were wonderful to photograph, and so fun to work with! May your marriage be full of all of the love and laughter we enjoyed at your wedding. Congratulations!
Stacy & Brandon
Set Free Photography™
Dress: Alfred Angelo
Flowers: Fort Myers Express Floral
Hair: Kim Rayburn
Makeup: Heather Longshore
Ring Setting: The Diamond District
Strings: Seaside Strings
Reception: Royal Palm Yacht Club
Cake: Yum Yum Cakes
DJ: Robert Snedden