The day was overcast and rainy but it could not have been more perfect for Elyssa + Michael’s elegant wedding. They are old souls with a deep appreciate for old fashioned romance, charm and elegance. Whether it was Elyssa wearing her romantic lace wedding dress with her hair gently pulled back in bun or the way their wedding reception building took you back in time with the beautiful original architecture and charm; it all echoed their love for the what’s important in life and their love of it. They couldn’t wait one more moment to get married, so they decided to start their wedding day off bright and early, with a morning ceremony, a reception at ROIA restaurant, and then continued into the day by having an after party with all of their loved ones.

Makeup Artist: Shag 
Hair Stylist: Shag
Florist: Flowers on the Green
Cake: Erica Obrien
Venue: ROIA Restaurant 
Photographer: Alicia Ann Photographers
DJ: Local Motion Entertainment 
Wedding Dress: BHLDN

 

 

 

  • Jason Park - I just loved the ambiance of the place, it is so royal. Everything looks so magnificent and pretty especially the bride’s gown, it is just beautiful. The pictures have beautifully captured the various emotions of love and joy. And, the scenes behind are so elegant and graceful that anybody would love to get married at this place.

I first met Summer and Preston at Hannah and Jake’s wedding a couple years ago. She was part of the trio that is Summer, Hannah and Stephanie – friends from college who have a bond like sisters. When I found out that Summer was engaged, I had hoped she would reach out to me to shoot her wedding, even though it was in Florida. The stars must have all aligned perfectly because it ended up working out that her wedding was right as my maternity leave was ending. Adam and I made our way down to Florida, where I met up with my good friend, Becca, who second shot their wedding with me. The weather could not have been more perfect for their wedding day, as the sun was bright and warm. it was the picture perfect March day in Florida. With the help of her good friend, Stephanie, of Emme Events, their entire wedding went off without a hitch. It was a fantastic mix of modern and vintage charm, with a flawlessly decorated reception room and equally as flawless bridal party. If there’s one theme that was consistent throughout the day it was JOY. Looking at these images reminded me of how full of joy Summer, Preston and all of their friends and family were the entire wedding day!

Wedding Planner: Emme Events
Makeup Artist: Eri Vincent Makeup + LeJeune Artistry
Florist: Flowers By Lesley
Venue: Mystic Dunes Resort Club House
Cake: Publix
Photographer: Alicia Ann Photographers
DJ: White Rose Entertainment
Wedding Dress: Kitty Chen

 

 

 

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  • Jill - What a lovely couple. Beautiful bride and handsome groom. Beautiful shots as well. It made me teary-eyed.

  • Tiara - I am so in love with how you captured the details of her dress, the invites, the guest list, etc. I am also so in love with her gorgeous dress! You captured a big day for these two and you did it perfectly! <3

  • Kira - You did an awesome job with this wedding! I love her dress and the gold accents.

  • Jess - What a beautiful wedding! She makes a gorgeous bride!

  • Amie - So romantic! Your eye for photography is amazing! I mean, the details!!! Great job! I especially love the shot of Chanel No. 5 on the sparkles, and the rings on the invitation.

    The moss in the trees. GAH!! You had to LOVE every second of capturing this day. The bride and groom had great planning and you rocked your job!

  • sarah - wow! you did such a great job capturing beautiful memories!

  • Rachel Jalanivich - Your photos are so stunning!

  • Meagan - This whole wedding is absolutely stunning! Great work

  • Rae barber - Wow! This wedding is soooo beautiful! You mastered that harsh light during the ceremony so well!

  • Stacy P - Summer cannot take a bad photo! Taking photos of this gorgeous couple is easy, but the photographer stepped up the game with superb skill…the mastery of the outdoor lighting and the unique effect in the trees is phenomenal and unlike anything I have seen. The mix of black/white and color photos is genius, giving a modern and vintage feel to the celebration.

  • Bailey Elizabeth - Wow! Mystic Dunes is such a gorgeous venue for a resort wedding! These are absolutely stunning, you did a fantastic job as their wedding photographer. If I’m ever in Orlando we should connect!

  • Sarah Tyler Mills - These are absolutely beautiful! What a gorgeous wedding!

  • Heather - You did a fantastic job photographing this wedding! Mystic Dunes Resort looks like the perfect venue too.

  • Emilyanne Hardy - Oh my heavens those portraits are AMAZING! And those bridesmaids dresses are the perfect compliment to her stunning gown. Beautiful work!

  • Liz Cleland - That dress is absolutely breath taking! I also love all the moss hanging form the trees behind them!

  • Sharee Davenport - Oh my goodness, this Mystic Dunes Resort wedding is what dreams are made of. I got all the goosebumps over that wind in her beautiful hair during their bride and groom portraits and her bridesmaids dresses are every little bit of magical. You captured this wedding day so perfectly!

  • Andrea - OMG Mystic Dunes Resort looks like the perfect wedding venue! Those trees make it look magical. Will definitely keep you in mind if I know anyone in the Orlando area looking for wedding photographer

  • Brittany Slaughter - Dang!! This wedding day was absolute perfection! What a chic couple! Beautiful work as always!

  • Laura - Love that his side of the bridal party is so large

  • Bre - Oh wow, you are one of the best Orlando wedding photographers I have ever seen! Beautiful shots.

While visiting Dubai, I had the incredible opportunity of photographing my dear friend, Patty, and her husband Ernesto (with a brief cameo by their toddler Philippe!). I met Patty the first year I moved to Denmark and we pretty quickly became good friends. Over the course of our time in Denmark, we went through a myriad of crushes on various boys, but it wasn’t until I left Denmark that we both found our husbands. I’ll never forget when Patty called me one day and said “I met a guy…”. I had a trip to Denmark scheduled and was so excited to meet this new guy that she had taken an interest in. As soon as I met Ernesto, I knew he was a good match for my dear friend. He’s never been intimidated by Patty’s ambition or success and, in fact, encourages her daily to pursue whatever it is that she is passionate about. He is a leader and a gentleman, successful in his own right, but never forgets his priorities in life. They moved to Dubai a handful of years ago and, while I was there, I knew that I HAD to photograph them in the desert. They are a true model of how beautiful marriage can be, and how much God can use two people who are on the same page and same course in life. Shot entirely on medium format film, this session was an absolute dream!

 

Sidenote: If you ever visit Dubai, you MUST go to the desert!

 

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