Scott + Melissa's Destination Wedding | Lovers Key Beach

Scott + Melissa’s wedding weekend was the best way to start December! Darren and I flew down to Fort Myers Beach to capture their wedding day and it was absolutely gorgeous from start to finish (and much warmer than Ohio). I always dreamed of photographing a beach wedding in Florida so I was very excited when these two asked me to capture their special day!

Melissa's parents have a condo in Fort Myers so we got to spend a few days down there earlier in the year to scope out their church and reception spot on the beach. It was so fun to experience the location before coming down this month for their wedding!

My favorite part of the day was taking portraits of Scott + Melissa at sunset. Wedding days are always so busy and I find it important to pull the bride and groom away for some alone time.  They get to really enjoy the moment with just each other…plus that sunset lighting is so dreamy!

When I first met with Melissa, she shared with me her vision of having their reception on the beach, with the stars shining above. They got exactly that! It was absolutely stunning having everything setup in the sand with twinkly lights glimmering around them. All of their decor tied in nicely with the nautical theme as well. Their closest family and friends danced the night away and had the best time celebrating these two. Darren and I were so honored to have photographed this wedding! Congrats Mr. + Mrs. Stump!

Venue- Lover's Key State Park | Wedding Planner- A Bride's Mafia | Florals- Libby's Flower | Videographer- Imagery Wedding Films | Cake + Food- Artichoke Catering | Invitations- Rachel Green Designs | Hair / Makeup- LadyCakes | DJ- DJ Dayve