This styled editorial took place on the historical streets and beaches of St. Augustine. Our goal was to create beautiful inspirational images for the bride who wants to be non-traditional without sacrificing the romantic element of her portraits.
It stormed for three straight weeks before Tim & Mollie's engagement session in St. Augustine, but the rain did not stop this couple! We got wet and did some Notebook inspired photos that are some of my favorite to this day!
Flat Lay may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of the wedding day, but these little details are just as important. Each one was thought through and planned out, and executed with love. They are party of the wedding story, and deserve to be documented.
I knew from their engagement shoot that I was going to love Tim and Mollie’s wedding. They are some of the sweetest people ever. My husband accompanied me on their engagement shoot, since we travelled a bit for it, and right before the first look Tim even asked how my husband was doing. It was so thoughtful of him, and that sums up this beautiful couple. They are sweet and thoughtful, and so full of love for one another.
When I asked Mollie if she’d be interested in getting her wedding published, she didn’t even hesitate to say YES. She not only said yes, but she submitted the questionnaire back to me the same day I sent it to her, and then excitedly kept up with the publication date.
We were both over the moon to find that Style Me Pretty accepted their wedding for the FRONT PAGE.
For good reason too. Tim & Mollie were so easy to photograph. They were absolutely stunning and radiant on their wedding day, and they had the prettiest of golden hour! Their decor was filled with DIY arrangements that Mollie and her family did, but looking at it wouldn’t make you think DIY at all!
From Mollie: It was a spring wedding, so I knew I wanted it light and airy, but also romantic and whimsical. I was very particular with the decorations though. I didn’t want anything too modern or anything I’ve seen redone a million times. I wanted something that was uniquely me. I wanted vintage romance— lanterns, candle sticks, light, and flowy— perfect imperfections. My mom and I DIY’ed the cupcake stands, wedding signs, and toasting glasses. When choosing our wedding day look, we wanted to look like royalty. I chose my dress for the crepe and lace combination. It gave a vintage feel, but not too old-fashioned. The design on the back of my dress was phenomenal and really gave me the drama I was looking for. I chose a cathedral-length veil to add to my look, as it made me feel beautiful and powerful— majestic if you will. Almost like Princess Diana. And what is a princess without her prince? Tim had to dress to impress in his suit, vest, and tie. This wasn’t a backyard event, we were royalty for the day.
The day went smoothly, despite the threat of rain. I thought for sure it would rain, since their engagement session was a stormy and wet one. It had even been predicted to rain on their wedding day for several days in a row. But when I got there, the skies were clear. When I told Mollie how surprised I was, her response to me warmed my heart. She told me that she didn’t care whether it would rain or not, because they loved their engagement photos so much and knew I would work magic with her wedding pictures.
Out of Mollie’s entire story of their wedding, one part stood out to me the most. I know first looks are a hot topic, whether you should or should not do one, but I loved what Mollie said about hers:
The most special moment of the day was when we had our first look. I was so nervous all day, so many emotions running through my body. When I saw him, all my nerves were calmed. I was right where I was supposed to be. And with him by my side, I could make it through anything.
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