Jacksonville Wedding Photographer | Christ’s Church Wedding

The Love Story –
Our story, in my opinion, is quite charming. It’s not your typical “boy meets girl, boy likes girl, girl likes boy back, and they fall in love” kind of story. No, it took time! But one date changed everything.We met in chapel at Southeastern University in August 2010. He was sitting at the end of the row where all of my friends were sitting, and since they were all in the middle of the row, I had to do that awkward, “climb-over-the-stranger” move to get to my seat. After asking him if I could get in and thanking him for letting me by, I recognized his smooth accent and asked him where he was from. “The Cayman Islands,” he said. Those three little words started it all.You see, Cayman is the common ground upon which our friendship was founded. It’s where he grew up and calls home, and it’s where my family roots are planted. Once we discovered we had so much in common, our friendship seemed effortless. Like in any friendship, though, there were periods of abundant conversation and periods of distance. We would talk here and there; I knew he liked me, and yet I was afraid of moving forward. But in February 2012, I finally agreed to go on a date with my Andrew. This man swept me off my feet from the second I sat in his car to the minute he brought me back to my dorm. The thought and consideration he put into that date, from the Japanese steakhouse to the Cirque du Soleil show, just blew my mind. He had paid attention to the little things that made me happy. To this day, Andrew is still the thoughtful, attentive and loving man I fell for that February night. When I asked him exactly what he wanted from all of it, he simply said “I just want to love you.” And from that moment on, I’ve only wanted to love him right back!

  • Wedding Dress – I found my wedding dress at Alfred Angelo, Jacksonville FL. Not only was the selection great, but the customer service I received was impeccable. The staff really cared about helping me find the perfect dress to fit my body type. I found a gorgeous fit-and-flare gown with just enough “bling” to make the dress pop.
  • Wedding Shoes – Found my wedding shoes at David’s Bridal, Jacksonville FL. I feel they have the best selection of wedding shoes. They match my dress perfectly even though I didn’t find them at the same store.
  • The Tux – My fiancé will be wearing a tux from Men’s Wearhouse, also Jax Florida. I went with him to pick it out, and he looked absolutely handsome in it! Great staff, great selection.
  • Bridesmaids Dresses – Our bridesmaids will be wearing Alfred Angelo dresses with corset backs just like my dress. Their bodices have rushing like mine does, and I am very happy with the way we will complement each other’s look.
  • Reception Location – Our reception pictured above in the wedding photos was at the Jacksonville Marriott Hotel. This place has been so wonderful at accommodating my desires as a bride. They communicate very well, and are very good at keeping a bride and groom up to speed on how the process is working.
  • Hotel Accommodations – Our guests are staying at the Jacksonville Marriott Hotel, same as our reception. The hotel has done a terrific job at keeping us informed on which of our guests have booked and if we need to reserve more rooms. Again, this hotel does a great ob at communicating!
  • Make-up – Beautiful Faces by Erin is doing my wedding makeup, as well as makeup for all my bridesmaids. Erin did my makeup for my mother’s wedding last year, and we loved her work. So I wasted no time in booking her for mine. Erin is sweet, professional and so talented. I trust her with my face and my bridal party too!
  • Photographers – If you’re looking for photographers you can trust, Irrok Photography is the photographer for you! Honest, professional, friendly and talented are the words I would use to describe this husband and wife duo.Ron and Odete did such a great job on our engagement photos, that I am anxious to see what magic they will work on our wedding day photos!
  • Cake – Our cake will come from Divine Indulgences Designer Cakes. These are custom cakes with endless flavors. Our cake will truly be one of a kind because I was able to design it myself, plus they just opened a new storefront so be sure to check them out!
  • Entertainment – We will have Feedback Entertainment perform at our reception. Jonathan McCray, the DJ, has been very professional and cordial during this planning process. We were able to create our own playlist requests on our own online account. I am excited to hear our playlist come to life!
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