“…we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms had fallen from our branches
we found that we were one tree and not two.“
-Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
It is a huge compliment when another photographer chooses you to take their pictures. Especially he is skilled and creative like James Heaslip Photography! James is a photographer in Canada. He and Katie came to Florida for a beach wedding at the Grand Plaza (one of Jason’s favorite places for weddings!) Their team of vendors included Carter’s Florist for flowers, Joe Lorenzo of Expert Productions as the DJ, and a wedding cake from A Piece of Cake.
There were so many details at Katie and James’s wedding that were either fun or sentimental or both. Katie carried items from both of her grandparents down the aisle with her, including the baseball glove holding her bouquet. The ceremony was performed by the couple’s best friend Jef who had helped bring them together. Of course being a photographer himself James had his camera in hand as his bride came down the aisle! That was a cute moment. At the reception there was a table where guests could fill out hilarious post cards to be mailed to the couple. There was also a beautiful photo tribute to family members who had passed away. The cake topper was personalized to look like the couple, including their wedding attire. Katie looked amazing in her gown and it fit her personality so well! The black and white ties that James and the groomsmen wore were stylish and fun. At the end of the night Katie and James took to the streets for a fierce light saber battle!
Katie and James had their first sight to do their wedding party and family pictures before the ceremony. They also gave Jason time after the ceremony for some fun wedding party pictures and their bride and groom pictures. They were able to enjoy some of their cocktail hour and dinner before sneaking out of the reception for a few minutes of bride and groom pictures at sunset. Then at the end of the reception they went outside for some quick pictures light saber at night! All too often couples say that pictures are one of the most important things to them but then they try to squeeze all of their family, wedding party, and bride and groom pictures into a short amount of time. Thanks to Katie and James for planning time into your day to get more creative pictures and more of a variety! When couples do this they’ll also feel less rushed and more relaxed which will show in the pictures as well.
I love that this entire day was filled with laughter and silliness and personality and friendship. Congratulations to the newlyweds on such a fantastic wedding! Thank you so much for having us as a part of it!