Amanda and Sam’s wedding on a beautiful beach in Cedar Key Florida was the most exciting wedding I’ve ever been to! We were dodging rain, and chasing the sun.
Amanda and Sam were friends first. Helping each other when life really threw some curveballs. And since the day they got engaged, I’ve been looking forward to their wedding. Amanda is a creative and I just knew she was going to make the day special and totally unique to their story.
Their day started with a not so ideal forecast….
And everyone involved just kept putting one foot in front of the other, and moving forward. Luckily they have tons of family and friends who adore them, because everyone pitched in to help save the flying decorations, and place the last minute decoration details. We actually didn’t know if the ceremony could even take place on the beach until moments before start time!
And, what do you do when a huge thunderhead is barreling towards your guests, while your saying your vows? Well, everyone prayed a lot!
And our prayers were answered!
The ceremony took place on the beach, just like Amanda dreamt it would. And, right after the ceremony all the guests helped move chairs and decorations, because that thunderhead was about to hit! The sky got even blacker, and thankfully we all got settled into the reception all just before the storm! It was quite awesome how it all worked out!
Amanda and Sam kicked off the reception with a special dance they had traveled to Orlando to learn and practice. It was so exciting! They were all smiles and giggling and really put on a great show for us! The reception dance floor was packed all night. Everyone, young and old, had a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship.
We tried a few times to get outside and get their bridal pictures, but the rain just wouldn’t let us; until finally at sunset we snuck out for a few magical frames! Since we got just a few bridal portraits of Sam and Amanda, we met back up for a romantic Bridal Session a few weeks after the wedding! Check out that beautiful story!
Together Sam and Amanda make a fierce team, and complement each other very well. A match made in heaven!!! I’m very grateful that I got to document their truly special day.
Ceremony Venue: Cedar Key Beach
Reception Venue: Cedar Key Community Center
Hotel Accommodations: Cedar Cove
Coordinators & Lead Decoration Artists: Terri Breeden, Mackenzie Henderson
Photographer: Angela Norton Photography
Videographer: Platinum Digital Video
Cake Artist: Ann Marie Hutson
Caterer: Side Dish Catering
DJ: Lewis Stokes
MakeUp Artist: D.J. Rivera
Hair Artist: Sabrina Brice
Bridal Gown: Solutions Bridal Designer House
Bridal Gown Designer: Estee Couture Bridal
Belt & Headpiece: Untamed Petals
Transportation: Milts Golf Carts