Tara & Emma chose a destination close to heart for their wedding—they have been visiting St. Augustine for years and wanted to share this special city with everyone on their list (mostly from NY and NJ). They got ready at the Hilton Hotel on the Bayfront, and headed over to the White Room's bridal and groom's suites to put on their dresses. It was a steamy summer day, with water dripping down the glass windows, but we beat the rain and managed to take portraits outside after the ceremony. The entire bridal party had a shoe change into Converse, making exploring even easier.
Their ceremony definitely wins the most tears I have ever seen in a crowd! Tara & Emma shared very personal vows about coming out when they were young women and both not finding someone they felt truly comfortable in loving—until they met each other.
The reception was gorgeous in the White Room's Grand ballroom. Not to mention, Emma's kick ass dance moves (she's a hiphop dancer/ instructor) and she surprised Tara (and all the guests) with a flash mob during the reception. Super excited to stay in touch with these ladies and visit next time I am in NYC.
Shout to all the vendors: Erin at the The White Room, Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront, Angela Sebion Byrd, Jade Violet Wedding & Event Floral Boutique, Beauty By The Beach, Spoiled Beauties, Jax Video, & Footloose Entertainment