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Have you ever met those people that immediately bring a smile to your face? It could be because they’re funny, or kind or emit a certain glow of pure joy.

Alex and Brittney are two of those rare people. Their happiness is incredibly contagious and they did a fabulous job surrounding themselves with people just as happy and fun as they are. Brittney’s maid of honor made everyone cry with her excitement during the ceremony and the best man outdid everyone with a clever speech to the tune of “If I was a Rich Man”.  It was an emotional, exciting, endearing day and I’m so honored I got to be a part of it.

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Venue: Fairchild Tropical Gardens | Wedding Planner: Alore Events | Florals: Ever After Floral Designs | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering  Bridal dress: Atelier by Dawn  | Baked Goods: Sweetness Bakeshop  | DJ: Nubreed Entertainment

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I drove up to Naples a few weeks ago to hang out with Chris and Andrys at the beach. It was your usual sticky, humid Florida day and we got attacked by bugs. When I say attacked I mean these suckers waged a  full-fledged war against our bare skin. Nature sometimes looks prettier in photos than what it really is in real life! Luckily the bugs didn’t stop us from having a great time and getting some pretty photos in the process. I’m so excited to join in their wedding celebrations in California next month!

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It’s said that the little things, the details,  are what make the big things happen and that was definitely the case for Michael and Lauren’s wedding. Their beautiful wedding was a big event and it came together flawlessly in thanks to Lauren and Michael’s keen eye for the little details. Everything from the thoughtful welcome bags for their out-of-town guests to In-and-Out burgers for some midnight snacking came together to make their guests feel comfortable and make them feel welcome to have a great time.

And a great time was had!

It was a day filled with laughter, happy tears and one of the best Hora’s I’ve seen in a while.

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Venue: The Kampong | Planning: JCG Events | Florals: Petal Productions | Rentals: Unearthed Vintage | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering

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Kevin and Katie made their way down from Buffalo to have a sun-filled wedding weekend in South Florida. Unfortunately mother nature had other plans. Hurricane-like winds, summertime humidity and sticky rain came to crash the wedding.

As I walked towards Katie’s hotel room, I worried about how she would take the news that her outdoor reception was probably not going to happen. I worried for nothing. Katie was all smiles.

Luckily as guests began to arrive to the reception, the rain had stopped and everyone spent the night dancing under the stars. Oh! And did I mention that every table had their own cake? Best idea ever.

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