Today, we’re proud to share a few of our favorite spreads from Channing and Bryan’s wedding album. This couple is a special one as we have known them for many years. Paul works with Channing often with commercial photography projects and we’ve had the honor of photographing their families throughout the years. When we arrived on the wedding day, we sincerely felt like friends and guests, more than just their photographers. That’s a testament to how wonderful this couple and their families are!
This beautiful day started out at Bryan’s family’s lovely home on the coast of St. Augustine. The doors and windows were open and we could hear the sound of the ocean while NINE bridesmaids plus all the adorable little ones got ready. It was definitely a party! We must say, Channing is blessed with an incredible group of close girl friends, plus you can’t ask for a more loving and close family than Bryan’s. The joy was evident throughout the entire day and it absolutely shows in their images.
This was such a tender moment with Channing and her mother. Paul photographed the delicate silhouette while I (Kristin) was tucked back in the corner capturing the moment that happened right after, shown below. This was such a sweet interaction that just begged for its own spread. Channing teased us a little about how much we love the sweet and tender moments… laughing that it wouldn’t be natural or easy for her to do. I disagree! We gently guided the veil going on and Channing softened for a brief moment. But then the laughs came instantly after and we loved every minute of it! To digress briefly, brides sometimes worry when they look at other couple’s images that they either can’t act that way or they worry their photographer will make them act that way. I encourage new brides to consider that your moments and personality are unique. Your images will look like YOU and your story. Our job is to make you feel comfortable and be in the right place at the right time. That’s when magic happens.
Channing and Bryan’s ceremony was at The Oldest House in downtown St. Augustine. They said their vows under a majestic oak tree. The gardens that surround are incredibly lovely and we were able to photograph in several beautiful locations all within easy walking distance. The house and the gardens are both historical landmarks. It’s truly an incredible place. Plus, it’s a short walk to the water so we were able to capture the organic charm of the ceremony, then head to water and spend some time having fun with their wedding party.
The reception was a newer venue in St. Augustine called The Treasury on the Plaza. It was built in the 1920’s and was originally St. Augustine’s town bank, hence the vault. Now, they’ve transformed it into a high end wedding venue that boasts eight towering columns, marble floors and incredible architectural detail. Paul had a ball playing with lights and figuring out how to showcase this amazing space in the most beautiful way. And yes, what you see above is the bar inside the vault!
Channing and Bryan were honeymooning in Italy, so they a keepsake Italian travel book where they had guests sign. What a treasure that will be years to come!
Channing and Bryan, thank you for giving us the honor of capturing your beautiful wedding day. We adore you and your families and are grateful to have you in our lives. You know I’ll be ready and waiting for newborn pictures… someday… hopefully soon.
Venue: The Treasury on the Plaza
Event Coordinator: Coastal Celebrations
Videographer: Center Peace Cinemas
Florist: Jade Violet Wedding Florist
Cake Artist: Sweet Weddings Cakes
Caterer: Culinary Outfitters