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It was an absolutely stunning day for a Gainesville Florida wedding! We had our first warm day of the year, and it was very much appreciated by all.

Who knew? Who knew that when Roxanne and Phillip were passing one another in the hallways of middle school that one day they would fall in love?

Who knew in those early days that on March 14, 2020 they would stand before their loved ones in the First United Methodist Church of Gainesville and exchanged wedding vows and promises to walk forward from that day as husband and wife!

God knew this wedding was to be!

Phillip and Roxanne had their very first date, almost 6 years ago now, on July 14, 2014 in St. Augustine. A lot of walking and talking as they began to find their way with one another.  For the next four years they dated and became a couple. Phillip went through a lot of heartfelt time and prep to ask Roxanne the big question on July 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. And when she said “yes!” he placed his Grandmother’s ring upon Roxanne’s finger.

He loves her for her personality, laugh and smarts. She loves his ability to make her laugh, his great cooking talents, and for being there for her no matter what. They enjoy traveling and having adventures with their pups, fishing and spending time with good friends.

Roxanne choose the colors of French Grey and Wisteria for her Victorian themed wedding.  She wore her grandmother’s jewelry, and he wore his grandpa’s tie pin. And the sweetest part, her Grandmother Irene made her beautiful wedding veil! She was able to match it up to the dress so beautifully.

Family and history is so important for the both of them, and you could absolutely tell that from all the details.

On their big day Phillip was soooo nervous! Of course, Roxanne was not. She is the coolest, laid back chick you’ll meet.

The reception was held at Plantation Hall in Haile Village where love, heartfelt toasts, music  and of course some dancing lasted throughout the day.

A wedding is just always better where love flows freely from family and friends to the new husband and wife, and this was just one of those!

Phillip & Roxanne, thank you so much for making me a part of your lovely wedding day. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for ya’ll! And let me know when you finalize that Disney Paris trip… I’ll carry your bags!

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church | The Methodist Church Gainesville

venue | Plantation Hall

officiant | Joe Smith

flowers | The Peddler

decor | FAMILY

wedding planner for ceremony |  Lynda Knight

catering | Hill’s BBQ and Catering

music |  Lewis Stokes, DJ/Band/Entertainment Services

hair artist |  Sabrina Brice

make-up | Kait Crooms

bride’s gown |  The Wedding Cycle 

alterations | Suns Sewing

veil designer | Irene

grooms & groomsmen attire | Men’s Warehouse

cake | Publix

photographer | Angela Norton Photography

 

 

 

 

 

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Traditional Wedding at the Methodist Church, Gainesville FL

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Ya’ll! This was the sweetest, simplest, love filled, and fun wedding! Dave and Maggie were married on their family property in Williston, and as everyone around here knows that the Whitehurst Lodge is a lovely, picturesque homesite, and a wonderful place to get married.

Dave and Maggie found each other after both were just looking for the right match. Their first date was a romantic boat ride in Crystal River, and the romance hasn’t slowed down! After they learned they have the same interests and hobbies (and even favorited the same candy!), they knew there was going to be more to their story.

They both love to hunt and fish, and love spending time at the river. Maggie said that Dave simply makes her feel loved… oh and she’s smitten over his pretty blue eyes! Dave loves Maggie for her contagious laugh and her loyalty to him. They are truly a great team, at work and and home, and everyone I spoke to said how unbelievably happy they are for them! I haven’t known them long, but I feel like they are the type of people you can not only depend on, but also have a great time with!

Dave proposed to Maggie in July, and in a short time they put together a beautiful wedding day! They wanted a really relaxed day with a sprinkling of tradition, and touches of Christmas.

They also wanted to celebrate, and with the help of Justin Lee Partin band, the place was rockin! And oh the food! I wish I could share with you the wonderful smells of all the delicious dishes! Sisters Place knows how to put out a mouth watering spread!

Dave and Maggie, I really enjoyed meeting you and your sweet, kind family. It was truly an honor to be a part of your day and get to celebrate this new chapter in your lives. I am sure you know it, but ya’ll are a super sweet team, and I wish you every happiness that you deserve!

 

venue | WHITEHURST LODGE

flowers | SAMS

decor | FAMILY

catering | SISTERS PLACE

appetizer table & smores bar | LEXIE

music | JUSTIN LEE PARTIN

makeup | KARA WINSLOW

cake | MERIDETH & LYNETTE

hair | TONYA COWART

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Tyler and Alyssa’s wedding pulled on the heartstrings all day long. The combination of their wonderfully joyful and loving family and the intimacy of the Sweetwater Branch in Gainesville’s historic district, was a formula for magic. When they decided to get married, they decided not to draw out a long engagement, and quickly put together this event. And you’d never know they didn’t plan for months and months. And believe me, you could tell from the smiles on every guests’ face, that they were having a great time!

Due to the brevity of their engagement, Tyler and Alyssa opted to skip the Engagement Session, which would normally scare me, because I really value that time with my couples, but it was totally fine. They are so easy going and kind, they really made my job very easy. And you will see in the images, they knocked their portraits out of the park!

When I entered the bridal suite, I was greeted with smiles and laughs. I even commented that the vibe in the room was so welcoming and calming. These ladies had been friends since they were Girl Scouts, and they made me feel so very much a part of their group. I really can’t say enough wonderful things about them. And you could feel the love they all had for each other; it was tangible.

It was the last weekend in November, and we couldn’t have custom ordered better weather. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and the temperature was a perfect 66 degrees. We just had one small setback during the day, which was an accident on the highway, which delayed several guests, so the ceremony start time was pushed back slightly. Totally no big deal since the guests were quite comfortable, and the venue allowed us to extend the exit time by half an hour. We did have to put the bridal portraits into high gear, but you’d never know (1) that they had no engagement session practice, (2) that my tempo of instructions may have rivaled an auctioneers! They were absolute champs!

You know those times in your life when you know you are a part of something special? Yea, that was this day. Tyler and Alyssa I adore you both. Your day was magic. I pray for a blessed marriage and family for you! Thank you so much for the absolute honor and privilege of getting to witness and capture your day. Enjoy this visual story of your beautiful fall wedding day!

 

 

Ceremony & Reception | Sweetwater Branch Inn, Gainesville Florida

Dress Store | The Perfect Dress, Sarasota Florida

Florist | The Flower Shop, Gainesville, Florida

Hair & Make Up | Moxie To Go

Cake | Sugar Refined Bake Shop

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Sweetwater Branch Inn, Historic Gainesville Florida

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Rebecca and Austin’s wedding at the Ocala Boat Club in the Ocala National Forest in Florida was one for the books! They planned this wedding for a couple of years, and when I got the call that they had a date, I was ecstatic! You see, Austin is in the military and he had a very hard time getting a schedule nailed down. And as you will see, it was worth the wait!

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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.

 

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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

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I am thrilled to share this wedding with you, because it was magical. Sierra and Ozie’s wedding was a beautiful spring day in Alachua at The Barn at Rembert Farms. The sun was shining and we had a lovely breeze. We’d done a family session and their engagement session prior, which made me even more excited to be a part of this wedding. 

When I arrived, I went straight to the bridesmaids cabin to see Sierra. While she was getting her finishing touches, I captured the detail shots. Among other things, Sierra was using her grandma’s handkerchief as her something old and borrowed, which was so heartwarming. Added to that was her stunning dress and super hot boots, and it was just lovely.

While the ladies were getting dressed I ran and worked with the guys. They were a ball of thunder, and were a dream to photograph. I just loved the wardrobe choices for them, comfortable in their boots and jeans, with vests and jackets added to bring it up a notch.

When we knocked their pictures out, I jogged back over to Sierra, and we did dad’s first look. I ain’t gonna lie… I teared up! It was so stinkin’ sweet.

I loved how the bridesmaids watched from afar, and were also wiping away tears!

Then we had Sierra and Ozie’s first look. Yep, a tear jerker too. At first I think Ozie was scared to touch her. She was a statuesque beauty in that dress! It was surely made just for her. Eventually he got over his shock and started loving on her.

Next thing you know we are at the ceremony, and it was a full house. The ceremony went off without a hitch and Mr. and Mrs. Parrish were introduced! I can’t say enough about how these two are with each other. Throughout their vows, you could just tell they were one.

Since they had done a first look, we just had a handful of pictures to take care of, and we were off to the reception. The hall is a really cool place, and just makes for a wonderfully rustic atmosphere. They got all the formalities of dancing (tears), cake cutting (laughter), and garter/bouquet tosses (roaring laughter) all taken care of and they danced the night away.

We did sneak out for some sunset pictures, and like every other part of the day, it was perfect. I didn’t know it was even possible for Sierra to look any more stunning, but she did! 

It was a joy to be a part of their family and friends who obviously cared so much about Sierra & Ozie. 

Honestly, this one was one to remember because it was so absolutely beautiful in every way.

Full of life and love.

Sierra & Ozie, it was truly an honor and privilege to be a part of your day, and document it for you. I smile every darn time I look at these pictures. I look forward to seeing you head into this next chapter arm in arm, and hope that our paths cross again soon.

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Ceremony and Reception: The Barn at Rembert Farms, Alachua Florida

Photographer: Angela Norton Photography 

 

Ozie + Sierra

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A bridal session for the bride and groom at the beach in Cedar Key Florida by Angela Norton Photography

Sam and Amanda’s bridal session was not originally in the big plan.

You see, their perfectly planned beach wedding day was almost entirely rained out. And I don’t mean a few showers. I mean a Florida thunderstorm that sometimes feels like an unpredictable hurricane. While it stopped raining just long enough for the ceremony, it left us with no opportunity to get their portraits.

Luckily these fun-loving, energetic, up for almost anything sweethearts got all dolled up after their honeymoon, for a Bridal Session.

And we couldn’t be any happier with the results.

As you’ll see, Amanda is a lover of life, and she is making a career out of helping others get healthier and happier. She gives a thousand percent to everything she does, and that includes helping her community and people in any way possible.

And then there’s Sam! Ya’ll. I really hope you can see in these images the way he looks at her. Pure unadulterated love. #relationship goals right there!

We started the session on the same beach where they got married, and we were blessed with clear blue skies and really beautiful water. After that, we moved to the other side of the island where we would catch the sun setting. It’s another gorgeous spot. You’ll see in the images below that it was a little precarious getting out to the beach! We needed to get across a little stream, and it took some fancy footwork for Amanda to cross a wooden plank in that dress and those heels. 

It was perfect when we got there.

Although we may have trashed the dress a little bit, we had a great session. And I loved watching Sam and Amanda love on each other without the stress of guests, rain, wind, and time.

Sam & Amanda, ya’ll know you hold a special place in my heart, and you deserve all the blessings to be rained down on you (is it too soon for rain jokes?).

 

A bridal session for the bride and groom at the beach in Cedar Key Florida by Angela Norton Photography

 

A bridal session for the bride and groom at the beach in Cedar Key Florida by Angela Norton Photography

 

A bridal session for the bride and groom at the beach in Cedar Key Florida by Angela Norton Photography

 

A bridal session for the bride and groom at the beach in Cedar Key Florida by Angela Norton Photography

 

A bridal session for the bride and groom at the beach in Cedar Key Florida by Angela Norton Photography

 

A bridal session for the bride and groom at the beach in Cedar Key Florida by Angela Norton Photography

 

A bridal session for the bride and groom at the beach in Cedar Key Florida by Angela Norton Photography

 

A bridal session for the bride and groom at the beach in Cedar Key Florida by Angela Norton Photography

 

A bridal session for the bride and groom at the beach in Cedar Key Florida by Angela Norton Photography

 

A bridal session for the bride and groom at the beach in Cedar Key Florida by Angela Norton Photography

 

A bridal session for the bride and groom at the beach in Cedar Key Florida by Angela Norton Photography

 

A bridal session for the bride and groom at the beach in Cedar Key Florida by Angela Norton Photography

 

Venue: Cedar Key Beach

Photographer: Angela Norton Photography

Bridal Gown: Solutions Bridal Designer House Orlando

Gown Designer: Estee Couture Bridal

Veil and Belt: Untamed Petals

 

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Sam and Amanda’s bridal session was not originally in the big plan. You see, their perfectly planned beach wedding day was almost entirely rained out. And I don’t mean a few showers. I mean a Florida thunderstorm that sometimes feels like an unpredictable hurricane. While it stopped raining just long enough for the ceremony, it […]

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Don’t you just love a Christ centered wedding? The feelings of joy and love fill the air feel just like fog in the early morning.

This gorgeous Kanapaha Garden Wedding was about as perfect as you could get. The ceremony took place in the Bamboo Gardens. Not only do they love each other, but they also love their family, friends, and mostly importantly, God. This was evident in all their planning and perpetration for their big day. They thought of everything because they are always thoughtful of others. 

 Cody and Leilani , I can’t thank you enough for letting me be a part of your big day, it was surely a day to remember!

If Cody and Leilani get 20 comments on this post, they will receive a complementary 8 x 10 of their favorite image!

A Flawless Summer Garden Wedding

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The Heislers Kanapaha Botanical Garden Wedding. Take a look at a tiny portion of their big day! | Gainesville Florida | Angela Norton Wedding Photographer

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