OK folks, this is one of the best of the best in my book. I fell in love with Katie the moment I met her. I desperately wanted to be her photographer. Sometimes, that happens. Sometimes, I find that I have to build a relationship with my clients. With Katie, it was a matter of moments. See, it was the concept that "had me at Hello." Katie and Ben were planning one of the best surprises ever. A wedding that only their parents knew about, and the rest of the family would later discover.
The cover: An over the top engagement dinner scheduled 1 year before that date they gave to their near and dear.
The backdrop was the timeless The Veranda restaurant in downtown Fort Myers Florida. The bride wore Badgley Mischka from head to toe, topped with romantic waves and a floral crown with gold painted leaves. The groom in a custom suit of navy blue looked like he'd walked off the set of Mad Men.
The couple chose to stroll the streets of downtown for their first look before being tucked away as guests arrived to the restaurant. Moments before the bride was set to make her entrance, the groom announced to all the guests that indeed, they were present for the actual wedding.
This entire wedding is so detail laden that I had to just choose a few of my favorite images for the blog post, but by all means, visit the Galleries section to view the entire wedding!