Thursday, November 17, 2011

Port Charlotte Commitment Ceremony Photographer- Portifino Waterfront Dining – The beautiful Commitment Ceremony of Jaiye & Leslie

November 11, 2011

What’s better than one beautiful bride? Well how about two of them! I had the good fortune to photograph a commitment ceremony in Portofino’s crown jewel its Tuscany Room in Port Charlotte, FL. My friend Tina Shepherd was kind enough to invite me to photograph this special occasion with her and we had such a good time with Jaiye & Leslie and all of their fun family & friends!

About the wedding day:  Jaiye wanted everything to be perfect for Leslie even sending a stretch white limo to pick her up! And while Leslie was getting ready Jaiye and her friends were busy at the ceremony site making sure everything was perfect right down to the last detail. She even helped put their three tiered purple and white cake together!  Every detail of the ceremony was perfectly planned and executed. The vows, the food, the table settings, and especially the people all came together to create an amazing wedding. Jaiye and Leslie even wrote their own vow’s! It was really a great evening. Check out a few of their photos and their video!

These two ladies are not only beautiful, they are both completely adorable and had a great time celebrating with their family and friends!  Sue Browning DJ & Karaoke kept the party rocking (941-626-0747) and several of Leslie and Jaiye’s friends  even sang special songs for the beautiful couple and their guests

Portofino’s crown jewel is its Tuscany Room located on the uppermost floor.  The Tuscany Room is adorned with imported Italian marble and granite as well as grandiose chandelier lighting and linen table cloth & black tie service. It has a  stunning panoramic view of Charlotte Harbor.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sanibel Wedding Photographer - Tim & Ericka's Casa Ybel Wedding

I met Tim this past spring while dropping off graduation announcements to my friends Colette and Lynnette who work with him. I'm so glad he liked my work and asked me to photograph his and his beautiful fiance Ericka's wedding that was held this past Friday at Casa Ybel  Resort and Thistle Lodge on Sanibel Island.
Their wedding was a sweet family affair and Lea did an excellent job of making sure everything went smoothly for Tim and Ericka and their families. Ericka had B's everywhere and her sweet personalized touches were abundant from the ceremony to the reception.
 Christina Phelps Bowman  of Beautiful Wedding Ceremonies always performs the most beautiful ceremonies and when she ad's the Native American Wedding Blessing
"Treat yourselves and each other with respect, and remind yourselves often of what brought you together. Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness, and kindness that your connection deserves. If each of you takes responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight." It makes it even more special.
Thistle Lodge has been hosting weddings for more than 100 years. And how special it is that the romantic old-island beach manor was first built by a turn-of-last-century groom as a wedding present to his new bride.  We can see why so many happy couples have chosen to be married and have their receptions here it is absolutely gorgeous!

Tim & Ericka have got to be one of the cutest and most in love couples I've photographed. Their relationship is magical and those who know them can truly see their special love they have. You can see it in the way they look at each other and I LOVE that she is wearing her grandmothers wedding ring!

Enjoy this peek at their intimate Casa Ybel Wedding.
Tim & Ericka had an intimate reception with family and friends at Thistle Lodge
The Shells on Sanibel's beaches are beautiful! Thank you to Tim & Ericka for letting my friend Tina at Tina Shepherds Photography shoot their wedding too I know you will enjoy your extra photos!