Posts Tagged ‘florida’

Dearmond Wedding | Jacaranda Country Club | Plantation, FL

June 10th, 2013

Now that I have ‘ripened’ and come to grasp life outside of the ‘small town’ bubble I blossomed in, I’ve arrived at a revelation on friendships, privileges and blessings. For few women I’ve met on my twenty-seven year journey have assembled an incredible group of girlfriends like my own, comparable to sisters by stretch of […]

 

Now that I have ‘ripened’ and come to grasp life outside of the ‘small town’ bubble I blossomed in, I’ve arrived at a revelation on friendships, privileges and blessings. For few women I’ve met on my twenty-seven year journey have assembled an incredible group of girlfriends like my own, comparable to sisters by stretch of time endured together. What is more, with that bonded reciprocal sense of dependability you discovered a familial acceptance through your tender, awkward and assertive years. A shared tolerance and approval, where you came to fancy and appreciate each other’s’ siblings exactly the way they did yours; despite your own thoughts of appearing uncool with a tag-a-long in the first place.

Sweet Caitlin was no more than five years young when we were introduced. Holding fast to a coy smile which peeked from beneath rosy cheeks, her cherub-like face kindly peered up at me as I grasped the pureness behind her lively blue eyes. Her flaxen hair cascaded and encased her as she affixed herself to her older sister’s limb where behind Caitlin’s small figure a scope of pink hues greeted me while I caught a glimpse of the dolls assuredly slumbering at her bare feet.

As with all of my friends’ siblings, I commonly veered from my usual visit and often occupied myself with the littlest relative’s engaging gaiety; little Miss Caitlin had been no exception. :) Still some of my fondest memories were when we all rehearsed our music in harmony and darling Caitlin unobtrusively opened the bedroom door without the intention to interrupt. She’d serenely locate her special place on her big sister’s lap and there she’d visit, just to listen in sheer delight.

With some countless years embedded in the soles of our shoes, my trek ultimately led me to document the self-sacrificial love between Caitlin and her soon-to-be husband Luke in their beautiful, sacred union. As somewhere along her budding journey, charming Caitlin found love in Luke and together they received their gift from God. Wholeheartedly they have chosen to give total dependence to Him as the authority in their marriage. Armed with the power to propel their marriage in Him, the radiance these two emitted completely captivated everyone in attendance.

Ashley and I were welcomed that morning to a roomful of composed eagerness and enthusiasm.  No sooner had we arrived when I immediately observed those features still reminiscent of the little girl I so often doted on. Evident was the pureness in Caitlin’s gaze and still endearing was her dependence on her loving sister, who tenderly rouged her lips and traced the outline of those optimistic baby blues.

It was during the recitation of the ceremony, from Caitlin’s benevolent brother-in-law, that I soon witnessed and understood just how profound their union as husband and wife would be. It was in the rapt gaze they each embraced and the sincere, authentic declarations of God’s message to their hearts on their ‘roads of destiny’.

Their honest and beautiful vows reaffirmed that they had in fact received the richest blessings in each other and their first feat as husband and wife confirmed faith in the basis of their marriage with the beautifully symbolic act of communion. With God central to their lives Luke and Caitlin have begun to create a foundation that will foster faithfulness, exclusivity and solidity.

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.

It truly was a privilege to be witness to and capture the joy that this union has brought endearing Luke and Caitlin as well as their grateful families. These two young souls have certainly grasped that true devotion involves reflective and abiding respect. You are both an immense pleasure to be around and we girls hope that God continues to gift you with true marital love and harmony. May He always lead you and guide you through your adventures together as one.

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Arlt Wedding | Lighthouse Point Yacht Club | Lighthouse Point, FL

April 5th, 2013

It was one of those spectacular summer days. Vibrant blue skies, a merry breeze, green palm trees dancing tenderly in it’s wake. This was Lauren and Mike’s wedding day. We arrived at one of the iconic locations of Lighthouse Point…the Yacht Club. Tucked away on the banks of a channel, surrounded by lush foliage, the […]

 

It was one of those spectacular summer days. Vibrant blue skies, a merry breeze, green palm trees dancing tenderly in it’s wake. This was Lauren and Mike’s wedding day. We arrived at one of the iconic locations of Lighthouse Point…the Yacht Club. Tucked away on the banks of a channel, surrounded by lush foliage, the view was one of luxurious boats and calm water.

As we entered the grand foyer a love story unfolded in front us in the form of photographs. It was Lauren & Mike’s journey to this very moment.

We went to the bride’s chambers, where we found her calmly sitting as she was being primped and dolled. She was surrounded by her greatest female companions all of which were doting on her every whim.

As everyone was corralled down to the ceremony location, Lauren watched and waited from her room’s windows. The serenity she exuded was of grace and beauty.

The groom emerges and saunters down the small aisle where he will patiently wait for the first moment he lays eyes on his bride.

A smile, and an all too knowing glance between father and daughter as they make their way to the altar.

Love creates a lighthouse inside our hearts, guiding us through the dark and stormy days; always glowing and never dimming.

We had such a fun time with the bridal party after the ceremony. We were able to use an array of beautiful locations around the yacht club. Lauren and Mike flirted and played amongst their friends, completely in the moment and absorbing every minute of their spectacular day.

Most grooms may not have been as willing to take off their shoes and socks to produce these adorable shots, but Mike never gave it a second thought. Anything for his gorgeous bride…

Underneath the stars in a cloud of lavender we floated into the reception.

Introducing Mr. & Mrs.

Congratulations Lauren & Mike! We are so happy for you both and wish you a lifetime of playfulness and love. To see even more photos from their big day, become a fan and see them on Facebook.