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destination wedding in destin

03.14.2012
Back in 90's, the very day after I launched my very first website, I got a call from a bride who happened to my site via a search engine called "Yahoo" (y'all remember Yahoo don't you?). Anywho... the wedding was in a place called Destin, which I later found out was in Florida's panhandle and not in the Eastern time zone and I had booked my very first destination wedding. It was a gorgeous wedding in a beautiful part of the country, so when I got another call last year for a wedding in Destin, I was very excited to return.

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be a part of another incredible wedding down in the Emerald Coast for an awesome family. Here are some of my favorite relaxed portraits, amazing details and real moments.

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The bride got ready at her parents home on the bay, and her Monique Lhuillier hung in the back door

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Jimmy Choo's in the window:

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Check out this handsome guy:

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The groom got ready a few doors down before coming to the bride's home for the first look:

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On the back porch:

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I loved her veil:

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We shot all of the portraits in their from yard:

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On the dock behind the house:

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The ceremony was at the United Methodist Church in Destin.

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I love the moments between the couple right after the ceremony:

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The reception was at the bride's grandmother's house. She passed away a few years ago and the house has been empty for a while. The bride asked for a portrait inside as she was very close with her grandmother.

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We shot a few more relaxed portraits on the dock around sunset.

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The first dance:

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The backyard was perfect for a wedding reception:

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The sparkler sendoff:

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All in all is was a wonderful day and hopefully I'll see them again soon (the bride's sister is also engaged and currently trying to find a venue and a date).

This wedding was wonderfully coordinated by the two Jens from It's a Shore Thing
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