James and Christina tied the knot in November. They are a fantastic couple and we were so happy to be chosen as their photographer and videographer to capture their elegant wedding. One Ocean Resort at Atlantic Beach was the prefect oasis for their beautiful beach ceremony and reception.
We loved the architectural design elements, modern details and hanging sculptures at the One Ocean Resort and Spa venue. Christina selected a stunning bridal gown with ornate lace over a strapless bodice creating sheer cap sleeves, a tulle skirt with modest train, chic silver shoes and a long flowing veil. The bridesmaids in Tiffany blue and soft mint green dresses looked perfect for a beach wedding. James, the groom, and his groomsmen were debonair in charcoal gray tuxedos and stylish with blue and green stripped socks.
Ponte Vedra Wedding Photography | Eric + Meredith | Nocatee Crosswater Hall
Nocatee Wedding Photographers, Karen and Jerry Favorite, enjoyed capturing this perfect spring wedding at the lovely Crosswater Hall in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Eric and Meredith are such a sweet and fun couple! Their soft sunshine color pallet of yellows, whites and natural tones was a refreshing and happy look for their “Simple Southern” theme. For a warm fuzzy feeling, check out these delightful images and if you need a good smile, scroll down to the silly faces.
Nothing like a great love and a perfect wedding day of happiness with family and friends! Samantha was shared her and Chris’s story to go along with some of our favorite pictures from their wedding:
“We are High School sweethearts originally from Long Island, NY. After High School, Sam moved to St. Augustine to go to Flagler College while Chris went to school in New Hampshire. Two years later and after a few visits to the awesome city of St. Augustine, Chris transferred to Flagler to finish up his last two years of school. We graduated in 2011 and both landed teaching jobs. In the Spring of 2013, Chris proposed to Sam in beautiful Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. [click here to view the beginning of their love story with photos from their engagement session]
We were both so excited for our wedding, but never wanted anything too elaborate or crazy. Our ceremony was in the historic Trinity Episcopal Church that we love. This church is so quaint and beautiful! For our reception, we had looked at multiple places…originally wanting a backyard beach wedding to keep it fun and simple…but fun and “simple” was the opposite of what having a backyard wedding was turning out to be the more we looked into it!
We were so happy with having it at the Loft & Rooftop – we loved the exposed brick walls, wood floors, and of course the balcony overlooking the city that we had grown so much together in! This venue was perfect for our rustic/vintage wedding and the food is incredible to say the least. With over 100 of our guests being from out of state…we were thrilled they were getting to experience beautiful St. A for a few days! Everyone said that planning a wedding was stressful – and yes, at times it was a lot…. but all of the vendors we found made it so simple.
Our photographers, Karen and Jerry Favorite, were more than awesome! They were the first ones we sat down with when trying to find photographers and they seemed so professional, fun and easy-going that it was an easy decision. They know how to capture the best moments without you even knowing they are really there. They took a perfect mix of fun, candid shots, yet still were able to get all of the beautiful family/friends pictures we wanted. They also got so many shots of the “details” of our wedding! They are so fun and creative with the shots that they take. When creating our album we had to add extra pages because there were too many pictures we loved!
Our other vendors far exceeded what we had in mind as well. 57 Treasury did a beautiful job with our “wildflower” bouquets and centerpieces. They also were kind enough to let us borrow some of their unique pieces from their studio – pieces of driftwood, vintage votives for the tables, wine barrels, and so much more! They were a lot of fun to work with and added so much beauty to the overall night!
Sweet Weddings not only has the most delicious cakes, but they did a great job creating 3 small, beautiful cakes that tied in perfectly with the theme of our wedding.
Chillula was exactly what we had in mind as far as a live band for our rooftop wedding! They got everyone up and dancing and played songs that all of our guests knew and loved! Everyone had a blast and actually started chanting asking for one more song when the end of the night rolled in!
The entire day and night was incredible to say the least!” – Sam & Chris
Lauren and Kurt’s beautiful ceremony and fabulous reception both took place at The Golf Club of Fleming Island in Florida. Their wedding day was picture perfect, from the venue, service and even the Florida weather could not have been nicer. With adorable details, great family, friends, bridal party and the cutest little boys ever, it was hard to narrow down our favorite photos.
Geoffrey & Katherine Coleman had a gorgeous wedding on a beautiful, breezy spring day. The bridal party pictures began with the candid “getting ready” photos and dreamy detail shots at Jacksonville’s Riverfront Hyatt Regency.
These crisp green and golden apples in the bridal suite were a perfect trio to display the wedding rings. Geoffrey and all his groomsmen had custom cuff links and embroidered names for a dashing touch to their stylish, charcoal gray suits.
Katherine’s elegant wedding gown was a show-stopper and she looked so pretty with her long veil and princess tiara. The Tiffany “I Love You” charms with their K and G initials were a charming gift. The happy couple had many custom details that incorporated their chic spring theme and color scheme of bright greens.
Friends and family came together to celebrate Katherine and Geoffrey’s unity at The First Baptist Church of Mandarin in Jacksonville.
The festivities moved over to Jacksonville’s University Club on the south bank of the St. Johns River. Breathtaking views of the skyline and waterways – great backdrops for the wedding cake and photos of the bride and groom.
Katherine and Geoffrey are such a classy couple! You can just see how happy and in love they are. A true pleasure to work with and we thank them for the opportunity to photograph their special day and make their stunning wedding album they will cherish for many, many years.
Katie and Andrew are one of our “Favorite” couples! They are just too cute for words. Their passion for life and for each other radiates in these wedding day pictures.
The wedding day began at Chets Creek Church with a heartfelt ceremony. Katie’s gown was stunningly elegant and the flowers with soft pinks were gorgeous. Andrew and his groomsmen cleaned up pretty nicely too. And while everyone looked formal and fabulous, the bridal party added a twist with casual Converse shoes.
The memorable reception took place at TPC Sawgrass. The Mediterranean style clubhouse is a picture perfect location for photos, both formal and fun! I believe we may even have caught a few super heroes on the run. But all joking aside, they are truly a beautiful couple inside and out. We are so happy to have been chosen to photograph their wedding and capture all these special moments.
Kari and Greg had a romantic ceremony at the San Marco Preservation Hall in Jacksonville, Florida.
The lovely, historic landmark provided a most charming setting for their intimate wedding and beautiful photographs.
The bridal party dresses were a variety of blues and purples and greens. The soft shades and deep tints were intertwined throughout the details and breathtaking flowers by Bold Blooms.
These iridescent bubbles during their exit went fabulously with their soft purple hues and were a lot of fun!
If you are thinking about a scheduling your wedding during the holiday season, take a look at the Bartel/Shobe wedding here! Brad and Autumn are an amazing couple from Michigan. They planned their destination wedding in Saint Augustine and the Florida weather sure beat the cold northern winter.
The Casa Monica Hotel was the perfect spot for the bride and her bridal party to get ready and conveniently located in walking distance to the glorious Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine.
They had a beautiful wedding ceremony service at the Cathedral Basilica, rich with history and full of family, friends and God’s love. What a wonderful start to their celebration of marriage.
The Lightner Museum provided a picturesque backdrop for Brad and Autumn’s wedding party and family formal photos. They were such a fun group to photograph, and even the rain that came didn’t dampen spirits.
I love this shot on the left of their rings on a Christmas ornament! The Casa Monica was gorgeously decorated for the holidays and a great compliment to the reception decor of cool teals with peacock feathers, flowers and pretty details.
We are very blessed to have been chosen as their wedding photographers and was super excited by Autumn’s review she wrote on the Wedding Wire: “I was a destination bride so I had to choose a photographer from afar. Let me tell you how lucky I was to fall into the hands of Karen. Her and the assistant were so easy to work with! We ran a little bit behind at the reception but they even stayed late (mind you this meant they were taking pictures for like 9 hours) to make sure we got our first dance photographed. And of course what really matters is that the pictures are EXCELLENT! We are so pleased with how they turned out. Thanks so much Favorite Photography!”
We can hardly believe Cesar and Kim’s one year anniversary is already right around the corner. We love looking back and reflecting on all the wonderful moments and details of their wedding day.
The purple and lilac color scheme mixed in with soft creams and deep aubergine is still one of our favorites. Everything took place at the charming Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Kim and Cesar had a picture perfect wedding, from the getting ready shots, to the flowers, decorations, and table settings, to their handsome groom/groomsmen and beautiful bride/bridesmaids, ceremony and reception…
Daniel and Holly had the perfect spring wedding at the Country Club of Orange Park. We had an absolute fabulous time photographing their ceremony and reception. They are such a wonderful couple and super fun! Their love for each other just radiates in all their photographs.
Karen had the pleasure to create their custom wedding invitations. We loved incorporating their spring color scheme of coral, green and yellow. The colors and design worked so wonderfully, we also used similar elements when designing their wedding album.
Their wedding day details, flowers and decorations all tied in together so beautifully.
These are some of the Carter’s wedding album page layouts we designed in-house at Favorite Photography. Every wedding is so unique and custom, and we feel the albums should reflect that. We hope you enjoy looking through their wedding day memories as much as we do.