Ashley and Mike are one of the most easy going couples that we’ve ever worked with. When Marta and I met up with them for their Together Session, we talked about what they had in mind for their lakeside outdoor wedding. Marta and I talked to them about how the wedding process would go as well. They ended up using their Together Session as that they used as an engagement session.
Ashley and Mike were referred to us by Jennifer Lopez from Bella Sposa Events. After they booked us, we quickly started talking about where to take engagement pictures. Sydonie Mansion quickly became one of our favorite engagement session locations we’ve ever been to. It fit perfectly in what Ashley and Mike wanted for their engagement pictures. We were able to walk around and see all sorts of cool photo spots during the session.
Photographing Ashley & Mike’s Lakeside Outdoor Wedding
We were greeted by an amazing team of wedding vendors when we arrived at Paradise Cove. Ashley and Mike were able to assemble an awesome team to help make their lakeside outdoor wedding one out of dreams. It was so awesome!
As Marta and I photographed the details and everyone at the wedding, we started to really see what you could do with Paradise Cove. Jennifer truly outdid herself with the design and décor of it all.
The wedding ceremony began so fast. Mike was a little nervous as everything began, but you should tell he was ready. He walked up with his guys all calm and collected with Gambit, their dog.
Ashley graceful went down the aisle with her dad. Both Ashley and Mike’s moms were crying. You could really see their happiness and excitement for their kids. It’s something that we can only hope for with our son Oliver.
The Reception at Paradise Cove
The reception was awesome! Their doughnut wall was full of delicious Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Original, chocolate, and sprinkled, not that we care or anything. 😉
The DJ provided some cool lighting for the dances and reception. It was great to be able to utilize the lights to create some different types of images for the couple.
Their was a cute little cake just for Ashley and Mike. The rest of the wedding guests were able to have some doughnuts from their wall or cupcakes that were there.
As the night rolled on, it never really got cool. It was just hot for the rest of the night. Everyone hung out near the tiki bar and just chatted it up. A couple of times, people went back to the dance floor.
Their Grand Exit came so fast! Ashley and Mike were sent off by all their wedding guests and family members as they headed to their getaway car. Bubbles floated in the air as they gave each other one last kiss before heading to their honeymoon. Check out their wedding pictures below.
Venue: Paradise Cove
Planner: Bella Sposa Events
Florist: Events by The Flower Studio
DJ: Blast Productions
Hair/Make Up: Before The Aisle
Catering: Arthur’s Catering
Photo Booth: Rudy & Marta Photography
Wedding Gown: Minerva’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie
Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas