Here is the beautiful wedding story of one of my favorite couples, T.J. and Melissa. To begin, Melissa and TJ are the coolest and most easy-going couples I have ever known. Their wedding day was absolutely gorgeous from beginning to end. I am so blessed to have been this sweet couple’s wedding photographer.
Originally, Melissa and TJ had planned to get married at the Islander Hotel in Islamorada. Hurricane Irma destroyed their wedding venue, and they ended up having to change wedding venues just a few months before their big day. The wedding was changed from the Islander Resort to Guy Harvey Outpost in St. Petersburg, Florida.
All the unexpected changes in the wedding venues did not drown or bring despair upon Melissa and TJ. They happily embraced the new changes and continued their wedding day plans.
Melissa and TJ decided on a first look! It was truly one for the books. The minute that TJ saw his gorgeous bride he couldn’t contain from letting Melissa know all that was in his heart. Our long lens caught their beautiful exchange of love, and it’s possible that we might have all shed some tears.
Their wedding ceremony was witnessed by their closest relatives and friends who traveled from different parts of the country.
Melissa and her super amazing friends were a blast to photograph! Here is TJ with his buddies who were also having a great time posing for photographs.
After we were done taking all the wedding party, family and bride and groom portraits on the beach, Melissa and TJ took a small break to have a drink while all the wedding party guests were being invited to the reception area where dinner and dancing was going to take place.
Melissa and TJ enjoyed being with each other the entire wedding day. They danced the night away under the palms and stars, had a wonderful fish dinner and drank mojitos until the very end of the night. It was such an exceptional wedding.