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Outdoor Woodsy Wedding at Gleason Park | Samantha & Nick

Samantha and Nick reached out to us after running into our site online.  We were in the middle of the busy season about ten months ago.  We were getting things going for our Spring season.  In the end, they booked us for their wedding date after we talked for a bit.  We learned a lot about their outdoor woodsy wedding at Gleason Park and what they planned with their wedding planner.

Planning their Outdoor Woodsy Wedding Day

Their Together Session in Rollins College was gorgeous.  There were so many places to chose from for their engagement session, so I’m definitely glad they went with Rollins.  It definitely fit them with the feel of Old Florida.  It also gave us a chance to get to know each other a little better and talk about what they had in mind for their big day.

When leading up to their wedding day, we sent a couple of emails to each other covering different aspects of the wedding day.  We asked through questionnaires about more details on their outdoor woodsy wedding.  We knew that the drive over to Indian Harbour Beach for their big day was going to be a bit tough, but in the end, it all worked out beautifully. 

Samantha and Nick’s Indian Harbour Beach Wedding

When we got there, their families were so sweet.  Samantha’s mom was so sincere and kind.  She and her husband ensured that everything that her daughter wanted for her big day happened.  There were so many small stories and nods to their history together as a family. 

The day was totally gorgeous.  The weather was perfect for their outdoor woodsy wedding.  It was right around that time when the sun started to set a little earlier and the days started to get cooler.  Charles (Samantha’s Dad) seeing Samantha for the first was so unrelentingly pure.  The love that he has for his daughter was only something a parent could understand.  The ceremony practically went flawlessly.  

We went through family formals so quickly to save time.  With just a few minutes with the sun setting, we went into work mode and took a variety of portraits before they headed back for the cocktail hour and the reception.   The feel of their outdoor woodsy wedding was captured in full swing in their portraits.

Samantha and Nick’s Wedding Reception at Gleason Park

Surrounded by friends and family, these two were introduced and started right out with their first dance.  Charles had a sweet speech for everyone there to witness and receive.  Their Maid of Honor and Best Man did their best to honor the newlyweds.  

After some food, some delicious cake, and a bunch of dancing, Samantha and Nick had an awesome last dance.  Everyone was waiting for them to come out to and send them off with a sparkler grand exit

The tears and smiles that everyone had for these two were so amazing.  The entire was so full and warm with the amount of love that was seen from everyone.  Here’s a little sneak peek into how their outdoor woodsy wedding day looked.  Cheers to Samantha and Nick!

bridal wedding shoes
groomsmen helping groom get dressed
celebratory groom shot before ceremony
bride reading card
maid of honor and mother of the bride giving gift to brides
mother of the bride hugging her daughter before the wedding
mother of the bride and bride crying tears of joy
gleason park community center
succulent favors and floral centerpieces
dinner menu on gold chargers
succulent wedding favor
father daughter first look wedding day
emotional father daughter first look
father of the bride during first look
groom seeing bride
father of the bride walking her down the aisle
bride and dad walking down the aisle
emotional dad giving away his daughter
outdoor woodsy wedding
wedding ceremony at gleason park
bride putting ring on grooms finger during wedding ceremony
outdoor woodsy wedding at gleason park
blush natural wedding bouquet
happy bride and groom wedding picture
intimate wedding photo of couple
cute wedding photo gleason park
candid photo of newlyweds
dress detail
bride and groom kissing
gleason park wedding
cake and cupcakes for wedding
wedding first dance gleason park
sweet first dance at gleason park
singing daddy daughter dance
mother son dance
son of the newlyweds
our dj rocks dancing the cupid shuffle
dancing guests wedding reception
wedding guest putting in a request with the dj
grandma breaking it down on the dance floor
funny groomsmen on the dance floor
bride and groom dancing during wedding reception
last dance gleason park
private last dance bride and groom
sparkler exit gleason park

Wedding Vendors:

Awesome Vendors:
Venue: Indian Harbour Beach Rec – Gleason Park
Photography & Videography: Rudy & Marta Photography
Planning: Sincerely Yours Weddings & Events
DJ: Our DJ Rocks
Photobooth: Photobooth Rocks
Hair & Makeup: make.up by diana
Floral: Violets In Bloom Florist
Cake: Publix
Desserts: Cakes So Simple
Dress Designer: Mon Cheri Bridals 
Bridal Boutique: Aurora Bridal
Catering: Any Occasion Catering Service
Rentals: Chairs for Affairs Party Rentals
Drapery: KL Weddings & Events, LLC

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