Saint Augustine was picture perfect this weekend as we strolled down the cobblestone capturing Rochelle and A.J.’s big day. The morning started with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a Celtic Festival, bringing thousands of people into the city! In the girls’ room we had a perfect view of everything and had fun seeing all the different costumes and characters walking by the window. While I was setting up a few photos of her details I managed to get my top knot deeply tangled into the room’s sprinkler system and all I could think of was that I was going to set it off completely soaking her beautiful dress! But Angela, her stylist, came to the rescue and got me loose!
Since these two were already technically married the stress was at a minimum as they were there to have a good time and celebrate their already flourishing family. They chose the Saint Francis Barracks as their venue because they really wanted the beauty and feel of Saint Augustine without the beach vibes.
The morning was going very smoothly considering all the people in town and then little Everly got hurt and poor Rochelle instantly had to switch into momma bear mode to make sure she was ok. I wasn’t sure if we were going to be able to pull off the first look (or even the wedding) as we were discussing the emergency room. But once she determined she was ok, she pulled it together and began walking toward the love of her life and as soon as she laid eyes on him I watched the stress fall from her face. With a great big smile she grabbed him and they were able to breathe and savor the moment.
They allowed us to steal them away from their guests right as the sun was setting in order grab a few more glowy portraits, and I’m so glad they did! A horse carriage walked by right as we got back capping off the day with quintessential Saint Augustine flair.
You guys thank you so much for trusting us with your day! We had the BEST time!
The Vendors who Made the Day Possible:
Coordinator: Heidi Ford with Endless Possibilities
Venue: Saint Francis Barracks
Rochelle’s Dress: David’s Bridal
A.J.s Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Rochelle’s Ring Designer: James Allen
Hair and Make Up: Angela Byrd
Florist: Jade at Endless Possibilities
DJ: DJ Atlys
Catering: Peter Kenney with The Purple Olive
Cake Baker: Arlene Fores with Sweet Weddings
Lighting & chair rental: St. Johns Illuminations
Transportation: Red Roadster, Cornelius Redington