This day. Such an dream! Not to mention Alyssa is a kick-butt photographer herself, so being the one to shoot her wedding was an honor! I first met Alyssa in Kona, Hawaii while training for a missions outreach, we then continued onto the Philippines together for 3 months! The memories that came from that time, and the friendships formed on outreach were rare and unique. I am so thankful for all those crazy times, and so thankful that Alyssa and I have kept in touch over the years! She flew here to visit a few years after our trip, then I went down to Sarasota to visit my grandparents and her, then she flew up a year later for our wedding, so naturally it was my turn to go back down! Meeting Corey and all their close friends was so special, the community they have formed down here is truly evident! So many genuine people in one place. Being in Florida during the cold months of PA was of course a bonus too! From the orange trees, to the golden sunlight, to the backyard parties and waterside rehearsal dinners, my heart was loving it. Their wedding day was a giant, laid back, backyard celebration at Corey’s dad’s house. This place was AMAZING with a whole plant nursery in the back and so many great trees to shade the lawn. I know the locals think that dead mossy stuff hanging from the trees is gross, but I was loving the whimsical look it gave! Their day was simple and beautiful, full of love and fellowship, a true representation of themselves! The best part haha, they originally weren’t planning to have dancing.. BUTT… you really can’t stop people now can you 😉

also.. check out that killer bonfire!