Emily and Steve | Mounts Botanical Gardens Wedding in West Palm Beach Florida

On the most gorgeous Florida Fall day in November, Sidney and I packed up and got onto I-95, headed south to Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach. We hadn't gotten to meet Steve or Emily before their wedding day, but based on our emails and phone calls, the day looked to be just perfect. (Spoiler: it was!) While Emily got ready behind the hedges in an RV that they brought on-site, Steve was with his groomsmen adding boutonnieres to their vests.

Nerves were rising... until that glorious moment when Emily turned the corner and walked past the lush greenery with her proud father! A beautiful ceremony led to some gorgeous family portraits, blessed by great filtered light from the Botanical Garden's trees and shrubbery! (We love all that green. So beautiful!) We whisked Emily and Steve away for some alone time in front of our cameras and captured some of my favorite portraits to date... the beading on her art nouveau, 1920's inspired gown is even more stunning in person.

They were introduced into the reception wearing WWE belts and each was announced with a fantastic wrestling name that I can't possibly remember anymore! The photos truly tell the story best. Surrounded by so many friends and family, we packed the Commons Park building in Royal Palm Beach and thier phenomenal live band rocked the windows... which coincidentally covered the ENTIRE room, like a lighthouse Very cool. As a final treat, Emily pulled out her fiddle and blessed us all with her quick fingers and awesome band. Such an amazing experience whenever we travel, we are so grateful to Emily and Steve for trusting us with such precious moments and then surrounding us with so many amazing friends. Enjoy!