Ashley and Justin’s Wedding at The Royal Crest Room

I met Ashley in a salon chair when she was doing my hair and we became fast friends. So, of course, I was thrilled when she entrusted me to photograph her big day. Ashley and Justin live in Jacksonville but their wedding actually took place about 2.5 hours south in St Cloud, Florida at The Royal Crest Room.

It was an absolutely gorgeous wedding venue with so many photography opportunities. The ballroom sits on a sprawling golf course with panoramic views out of its many windows. Ashley and Justin chose to get married under the arbor under the trees and it was beautiful. The ceremony was filled with so many touching moments of emotion and laughter. Afterward, we took the bridal party and the happy couple out onto the golf course for stunning portraits. It was the perfect backdrop as the sunset. The bride and groom also requested a super fun shot on the golf carts – when in Rome (or St. Cloud)!

The highlight of my day though was their daughter Emily. Her little redhead demanded my attention and I spent the day becoming her BFF. She was literally too cute for words in layers of tulle and floral crown. At the beginning of the day I started calling her “strawberry shortcake” and she laughed every time I said it. So naturally, I called her that all day long for the best smiles. By the end of the day, she loved me almost as much as I loved her.

The reception was perfect. Ashley being twirled by Justin in her amazing gown..that I fell in love with months prior when she sent me a pic…was so elegant.  Then the party started. I think everyone was on the dance floor, seriously. It was POPPIN!

A sparkler exit was the perfect way for these two lovebirds to wrap up their night and send them off. Ashley and Justin, thank you both for choosing me to capture your wedding I adore you both and wish you a lifetime of love and laughter.

Venue & Catering: The Royal Crest Room | Florist: Linens & Flowers Design | DJ: DJ 24Seven | Cake: Publix | Hair: Stacey Oettinger | Second Photographer: Jamie Money Photography | Officiant: Catherine Pick  |  Dress: Stella York CC’s Bridal Boutique

Wedding rings on an invitation at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride with bridesmaids in robes at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Wedding invitation with rings and perfume at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride with bridesmaids drinking champagne at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Wedding Cake with flowers at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
LIttle girl in front of wedding dress at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bridesmaids seeing bride for the first time first look at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Baby with bride smiling at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bridesmaids with bride at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride with bridesmaids posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride walking with bridesmaids on the golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Dad seeing bride for the first time at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Wedding bouquet with grandfathers picture at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Groom with groomsmen at bar at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Groom walking with groomsmen Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Daddy here comes mommy sign at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Groom crying seeing bride for the first time at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Ceremony with bride smiling at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride laughing during ceremony at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride and groom walking down aisle at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Wedding party with golf carts on the golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Wedding party in golf carts on the golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Wedding party vogue posing on the golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Wedding party jump shot at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Black and white of Bride and groom Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride kissing groom with veil throw Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride and groom laughing and posing Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride and groom walking Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride and groom kissing on golf course Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride and groom at night with twinkle lights Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Baby laughing with grandma at reception Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride and groom dancing at reception Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Groom getting garter and cheering Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Groomsmen with garter on head Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Wedding guests dancing and singing Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.
Bride and groom sparkler exit kiss Bride posing on golf course at Ashley and Justin's Wedding at The Royal Crest Room.

5 Comments

  1. Marilu

    Amazing pictures! You are very talented! Thank you!

    Reply
  2. Pol Sena

    What a stunning view !!! Beauty at its best.

    Reply
  3. Pol Sena

    Probably one of the first times I end viewing a blog post and still wanted to see many more images.

    Reply

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