I have known Jessica my whole life. We grew up together back in Jersey and I just love this girl so much. I can still remember the day she told me she had met the love of her life and the crazy amount of joy in her voice. It was one of those moments where you could literally feel her smiling from ear to ear through the phone!
Earlier this summer at a long overdue gathering with both of our families, Frank and I had our first opportunity to spend time with Kellie. Jess was beaming around her. It made me so happy to see how happy Kellie made her. This was also the first time we got to hear about their plans for an intimate, beach house wedding with their immediate families. The festivities were planned for September ending with a European honeymoon!
A few weeks before their wedding, after a turn of unfortunate events that I now believe to be fate…Frank and I were booking our tickets for a whirlwind trip to Florida to photograph their wedding. I say it was fate because words cannot express how much it meant to me to be there to witness this wedding. To get to know Kellie better (and to totally love her, too!)…and to be there with Jess’s whole family meant the world to me. I was legit ugly crying behind the camera as they exchanged vows and when I saw their reaction to the singer that their cousin, Amy, had hired as a wedding day surprise. The day was perfection. And just wait until you see the big, beautiful smile on Jess’s face in alllll the photos!
Jess & Kellie – we love you! And wish you all the love, joy and happiness this life can offer. We are so honored to have been there to witness the start of your married life and are so lucky to have you both in our lives. xoxo -A&F
Venue – beach rental on Anna Maria Island, FL
Officiant – Amy Dewhurst, cousin of the bride
Jess’s Dress – Mod Cloth
Kellie’s Outfit – SimplyBe
Necklace – Mala handmade by Celeste Onorati
Hair/Makeup – Claire Marie Spa
Cake – Hometown Desserts
Favors – handmade by the brides, plus M&M’s 🙂