Truthfully, for being a Florida girl I’m really not much of a beach person — EXCEPT when it comes to photos, then I’m suddenly all about it. ;) Cotton candy skies, golden sunsets, and the peaceful sound of the waves crashing in the background… how can I not love it?! Laura Lei & Matt met me at Siesta Key Beach for their engagement session and I’m totally obsessed with how their photos came out! It happened to be freezing on this particular day so we had the beach pretty much to ourselves and were lucky enough to get the prettiest sunset. Can’t wait to share their sweet wedding day at Cottage on the Rocks! In the meantime, here are a few favs from their Sarasota engagement session!

sarasota engagement session photos on the siesta key beach by tampa wedding photographer
Siesta Key Beach engagement session
Beach engagement session in front of the water
Romantic beach engagement session  on the beach in Sarasota
candid engagement photos on Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota Florida
Candid engagement session and wedding photography in Sarasota Florida
Sweet couple laughing on the beach
Sunset engagement photos in a yellow anthropologie dress on Siesta Key Beach
Sunset engagement photos on the beach in Sarasota Florida
Candid engagement photos by Tampa Wedding Photographer
Siesta Key Beach Engagement Photos

If I had to sum up Lindsey & Taylor’s eclectic outdoor wedding in one word it would have to be: fairytale. (Also, consider this a fair warning: this blog post is LONG because it was pretty much impossibly to narrow down which photos to post. ;)) L&T both have hearts of gold and are basically as sweet as they come. I knew from the first time we skyped that their wedding day would be absolutely dreamy and documenting the memories would be such an honor. These two lovebirds were envisioning their special day as a warm, welcoming evening with that cozy Thanksgiving vibe you get when celebrating surrounded by your closest family & friends — complete with the yummiest pie served as dessert! Ashton Events brought their vision to life flawlessly with the help of some incredible vendors (seriously, just wait to you see what they came up with below!) and Vero Beach’s hidden gem of a venue, Waldo’s Secret Garden ended up being the perfect setting with its lush greenery and eclectic charm. Keep on scrolling to see some of my favorite moments and details from Lindsey & Taylor’s sweet day!

VENDORS: Orlando Wedding Photography: Renee Nicole Photography | Venue: Waldo’s Secret Garden in Vero Beach, Florida | Wedding Planning, Florals, & Design: Ashton Events | Hair & Makeup: Hopcraft & Co. | Pie Dessert Bar: J’aime Cakes | Bar: Grapevine Wine & Spirits | Catering: Two Chicks and a Pot | Vintage Furniture Rentals & Decor: Wish Vintage | Vintage Mismatched Glass Rentals: The Treasury Rentals | Linens: Kate Ryan Linens | DJ: Grant Hemond (Cory Barron) | Officiant: Lee Lallance | Bride’s Dress: Amy Kuschel ‘London’ from Lana Addison Bridal in Cary, North Carolina | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Veil: Jennifer Leigh | Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses: ModCloth, Weddington Way, David’s Bridal, Vera Wang, Ouman, & Simply Dresses | Groom’s Suit: Tommy Hilfiger | Shoes: Johnston & Murphy | Tie: The Tie Bar | Ring: Amazon

Beautiful lush loose bridal bouquet with greenery and peonies burgundy and gold mustardhandmade wedding invtations with kraft paper and burgundy envelopesbride getting her makeup done by hopcraft and co makeupbridesmaid wearing a light grey robe while getting ready before the weddingbridesmaids laughing while they get ready for the wedding wearing light grey robes with lace trim sleevesbridesmaid laughing with the bride in her light grey robemismatch lavendar and grey bridesmaid dressesbride and her bridesmaids wearing their robes and sitting on the bed laughingbridesmaid wearing a white lace bridal robe while she gets ready to put her Amy Kuschel ‘London’ dress onAmy Kuschel ‘London’ wedding dressbride getting ready to put her wedding dress on with her mom for Vero Beach wedding ceremonymother of the bride wearing a lavendar lace dress helping the bride get readybridesmaids wearing mismatch lavendar dresses while they helpthe bride get ready for the first look in the gardenbridesmaids wearing mismatch grey dresses helping the bride get readyivory Badgley Mischka wedding flats with a jeweled embellishmentbride putting her earring on in the bridal suitesweet moment between the bride and her mom right before the first look in the gardenheirloom wedding rings from the grandmother of the groom with a handwritten notefirst look in the gardenfirst look in the gardenThe bride and groom share a first look in the garden before the Vero beach wedding ceremonyCandid bridal party photos before the ceremony by Orlando wedding photographerMismatched bridal party wearing greys and lavendarNatural light bridal party photos by Orlando wedding photographer at Waldos Secret GardenFun, candid bridal party photos at Waldos Secret Garden wedding near Orlando, FloridaBride and her bridesmaids wearing mismatched grey dresses walking through the gardenlush romantic wedding bouquets with burgundy, blush, and gold tied with mustard and ivory loose ribboncandid photo of the bride laughing with her bridesmaids in the garden before the ceremony at WaldoBurgundy, peach, and gold wedding bouquets with bridesmaids wearing mismatched grey dressesvintage mantle at the garden ceremony with romantic candles and a garland of greenery and flowersreserved seating sign at the eclectic boho garden wedding ceremony by Orlando Wedding Photographer Renee Nicole PhotographyFloral details on the vintage mantle featuring lush peach and burgundy peonies and garden rosesa garland of greenery around the ceremony chairshanddrawn chalk signage at the eclectic boho garden weddingwedding ceremony in front of a vintage fireplace at WaldoSecret garden wedding in Orlando, FloridaBride and groom holding hands during the cermeonySweet garden ceremony at WaldoBride and groom sharing their first kiss at the eclectic romantic secret garden ceremonybride and groom laughing and smiling as they walk down the aisle after exchanging vows at their Orlando garden wedding outdoor ceremonySecret garden signOrlando wedding photography specializing in romantic outdoor weddingsSweet wedding photos in the garden at Orlando garden wedding venueEcelectic garden wedding at WaldoVero Beach wedding photos at WaldoCandid wedding portrait of the bride and groom walking in the garden after their Florida outdoor ceremonybride smiling at her groom carrying a lush burgundy, peach, and gold wedding bouquetWaldoBride wearing a gorgeous sleeved wedding dress and holding a lush boquuet of burgundy, peach, and gold peonies and garden rosesgroom wearing a burgundy tie and laughing with his bride in the garden at their outdoor ceremony in the garden near Orlando, Florida by Florida wedding photographerWaldoBride and groom dancing in the garden weddingNatural and romantic wedding photos at sunset by Orlando wedding photographer at garden wedding venueSweet natural light wedding photography in Orlando, FloridaOrlando garden wedding photosBride and groom walking through the pathway at WaldoModern romantic Orlando wedding photography at a outdoor garden weddingRomantic Orlando wedding photos at dusk with candles and stringlights in front of a vintage fireplace in the garden weddingstring lights hanging at the Orlando outdoor garden receptionEcelectic thanksgiving family style wedding reception with burgundy and gold and wood detailsvintage goblets and long farm tables for the Orlando garden wedding receptionVintage farm tables, string lights, mismatched goblets, and burgundy linen napkins for the Orlando boho garden reception outdoorsWood table number with gold numberWaldoVintage farm table with sheer polka dot gold runner at WaldoWood table numbers, mismtached chairs, and wood farm table with mismatched woodland centerpieces by Orlando wedding photographer for outdoor garden weddingLush bouquet of burgundy, peahc, and gold peonies and garden roses sitting on a vintage mustard couch for outdoor Orlando garden weddingWedding reception lounge with vintage navy chairs and mustard gold couch and vintage floral centerpieceWaldoOh that’s just Daisy (the resident pot bellied pig at Waldo’s Secret Garden) stopping by to check on how set up was going for Ashton Events before the reception started… ;)
Creative bullseye and arrow seating chart for eclectic outdoor garden weddingPie bar with mismatched vintage decor by J’aime CakesMismatched Pie dessert bar by J’aime Cakes for outdoor garden wedding in Orlando, FloridaFrench silk pie by J’aime Cakes for eclectic vintage wedding at WaldoHandmade candle wedding favorsHandmade candle wedding favors customized with the couples name and wedding datefirst dance under the twinkle lightsbride and groom sharing their first dance under the twinkle lightsfirst dance under the twinkle lights at outdoor garden weddingfirst dance at outdoor garden weddingoutdoor garden reception dinnerreception under the twinkle lightsbride and groom cutting the pie at their mismatched vintage pie dessert barleftover pie from the dessert barReception under the stringlightswedding sparkler photoromantic wedding sparkler photo with the bride and groomOrlando wedding photography at an outdoor garden with romantic black and white sparkler photo at the end of the receptionRomantic black and white sparkler photos of the bride and groom at outdoor garden Orlando wedding by Renee Nicole Photography


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Renee is a Orlando wedding photographer offering romantic, storytelling photography for couples in love. She is based out of Florida, and happily travels to destinations worldwide to capture your special day. Contact her to chat more details about booking!

  • March 20, 2018 - 12:57 pm

    Taz - These are so beautiful. Love your feel for just the right moments and there are so many beautiful moments in these photos.ReplyCancel

A few highlights from Kim & Eric’s Fort De Soto engagement session in St. Pete! These two share the sweetest love. So many laughs and adorable candid moments — my cheeks hurt from smiling behind the camera so much with how ridiculously cute they are together. ;) I’m already counting down the days until their wedding at The Lange Farm in January!

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St. Pete Wedding Photographer | Romantic, Modern, and Creative Photography

Renee is a St. Pete wedding photographer offering romantic, storytelling photography for couples in love. She is based out of Florida, and happily travels to destinations worldwide to capture your special day. Contact her to chat more details about booking!