Patrick was an involved groom, and he called me to say that Cindy had found my website and wanted to hire me. They were having a small intimate wedding in my neck of the woods in just a few months. Luckily, I was still available for that day, so I was happy to work with them!

These two have one of the most interesting stories I’ve encountered. They met when they were teenagers, when Cindy came all the way from Germany as a foreign exchange student who was assigned to Patrick’s family. But they were both just kids then, and Cindy had to return to Germany.

Fifteen years later, they happened to reconnect, and on a hot, hot June day, they got married.

The wedding was a hometown affair for Patrick, and some of the best vendors in Brevard came together to make it a success.

Venue: Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront in Melbourne Beach
Officiant: Reverend Ann Fuller
Bridal Gown: Mori Lee
Entertainment: Richard Barker with National Entertainment Group

Many of the guests came from Germany. After the reception, Cindy and Pat were headed to an after-party, because, in Germany, according to Cindy, weddings and receptions are much longer than in the US, and the guests wanted to keep having fun. Cindy’s sister and family came all the way from Germany, and her sister served as a bridesmaid.

Reverend Ann officiated, and I absolutely love working with her. She personalizes your ceremony, and mentioned how important family is to Cindy and Pat. Sometimes, when you don’t get married in a church setting, your ceremony can be very brief-almost too brief, and definitely too short for your photographer to grab great shots. But with Reverend Ann, you won’t have that problem. She provides a great ceremony that isn’t too long or too short. It allows you to really have your ceremony and commitment as the focal point for your wedding day!

Patrick’s boutonniere was definitely unique; I love this idea.

Good thing I got a shot of the rings prior to the ceremony, because during the ceremony, there was a little laughter as they both had to push the rings to get them on. Later, I wanted to get an additional ring shot, but they actually couldn’t get them off! The Florida heat will do that to you!

The rain came down before the ceremony and after, but held off for the actual event, and the lighting for the ceremony was just perfect because of it. I love bright overcast for ceremonies instead of full sun. It keeps us all cooler and the photos have less shadows.

Cindy posed for a photo with her daughter, who served as a junior bridesmaid.

Thanks so much, Pat and Cindy, for choosing me as your photographer! I wish you so much happiness!

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Anonymous said: | Jun 25, 2011 - 12:06:04 |

WOW! We just had a look at the pictures and they are AMAZING, Pat and I love your work! We can't wait to see the rest!

On site wedding hair and makeup specialist said: | Jul 12, 2011 - 11:07:52 |

I have to agree with Pat and Cindy! My company did the hair and makeup for this wedding and this is some beautiful photography! I was actually disappointed when I got to the end of the pictures! I want to see more!

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