Alex & Justin met in Gainesville though his best man (who is also his best friend) and they recall the food they were eating the first night they met. They are both complete “foodies” and they spent their honeymoon exploring southern France, drinking wine and eating everything in sight. They also spend many evenings in JAX beach with their dog, Trigger, and this is why they chose a beach location for the wedding. They wanted to see the ocean from their ceremony and reception site and loved the Lodge’s ballroom due to the huge windows and ability to watch the sunset. It was an intimate wedding with around 120 people. We took their portraits during the “blue hour” —my favorite—which is the few moments after sunset, when the sun is just barely below the horizon and the residual light leaves a predominately blue shade. Passerby’s on the beach kept yelling, “congrats” and they laughed as they held each other, running back toward their reception.
This was the last wedding I worked with Karin from 57 Treasury before she passed. She had such an incredible gift and her designs always took my breath away! I know that Alex loved working with her and she will be so greatly missed in our small community.
Thank you to everyone who made the day what it was! Venue: Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club (Ceremony at Ocean Lodge, Reception in Ocean Room) , The Jeff Bell Experience, 57 Treasury Florist, Amanda Hopcraft Makeup Artist, Tim Barley Officiant (Uncle), Jax Chair Boutique.