Alana & Matt, Wedding.december 2015

Matt & Alana were married in a private ceremony in the Orlando LDS Temple. We took photos there, including a first look. The next day everyone met up back in Tallahassee at White Dog Plantation for a ring ceremony & reception with family & friends. These two were so comfortable in front of the camera, and I can tell that it is because of the way that they love and respect each other. They are so in love! I would tell them to look at each other for a photo and the moments that followed were pure joy: big smiles, the most natural kisses.  I love how they love each other. I believe these photographs captured moments of true love throughout their wedding.

During the whole weekend, these two made sure everyone was celebrated. They took the time to talk to each of their guests and join in with their dancing. Matt and Alana even had a surprise for a few couples that helped them in their wedding planning: they played each of these couple’s wedding songs for them so they could each relive their own wedding day. Everyone was touched by this kind gesture. I felt so moved by their love and kindness throughout the whole weekend. Besides being incredibly thoughtful, they were also so fun to watch dance! The families that came together in this marriage really know how to have fun! I loved every detail of the wedding. Although their wedding was on the weekend of the Force Awakens premiere and I had to miss it, it was totally worth it! I can’t say enough good things about Matt & Alana & their love.

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day one.

Bride profile of hair and earrings - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride and groom just before the big reveal of the first look - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comGroom sees bride for the first time in her dress - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comGroom and bride holding hands, excited first look - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comGroom portrait holding lapel - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride kisses groom on the cheek, sky in the background - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride and groom walking away from temple, bride carries her shoes - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comFather of the bride embraces each newlywed - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBridal party group shot - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comGroomsmen and bridesmaids posing - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBridesmaid and bride taking a selfie - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride and groom kissing and laughing - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comGroom kisses the bride on her cheek - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.com

day two.

An old house at White Dog Plantation - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comDetails of the reception venue at White Dog Plantation - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comDecor of the bride's getting ready room - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comSign and clawfoot tub in the suite where the bride is getting ready - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comDetails of the brides dress and belt - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBridesmaids' dress and bride's wedding dress - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride getting her hair done, reflection in the mirror - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride getting her hair done, details of the process - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride sucking in cheeks to apply blush - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comMother of the bride helps the bride put her veil on - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comClose up of the bride - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride twirls in her wedding dress - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride with her veil over her face, looking down smiling - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride with veil over her face and holding it with her hand - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comFeet and flowers of the bride and her flowergirl - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.com"B" inscribed on a wooden ring box - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comGazebo and guests during ceremony - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride and groom saying their vows from afar through foliage - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comNewlyweds walking down the aisle together - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBridesmaids lean in for pose in front of sunlit tree - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comGroom kisses brides cheek while bride looks at camera, sun flare behind them - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comNewlyweds entering reception, cheering - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comClassic soda bottles for guests at the reception - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comA sign at the reception that reads "I would miss the premiere only to marry you. Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comCards to help guests better get to know the bride and groom as part of the centerpiece - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comHot cocoa and smores bar at reception - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride and groom first dance - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride and groom's first dance, smiling - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comFather-daughter dances and mother-son dances - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride and groom dance with interlaced fingers - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride with balloons and the wedding cake - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride talks to groom as they dance - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBridesmaid and her husband dancing - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comAnother compilation of photos of guests dancing - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comCompilation of photos of guests dancing - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride and groom watching their guests as they dance - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride and groom laughing as they dance - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride and groom cutting their wedding cake and feeding it to each other - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride embraces groom as they dance - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comBride tosses her bouquet to the bridesmaids - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.comNewlyweds leaving the reception surrounded by friends - Tallahassee Wedding Photographer - www.zoeannephoto.com

  • Rebecca said:

    What a sweet idea to play their friend's wedding songs! I love the look you achieved with this wedding.

  • Oh wow. I am SO glad I found this post! I am obsessed with your style and I can't get over how cute this couple is. The colors, the details, her dress - everything is so perfect and I feel so unbelievably happy for them without even knowing them. Your work is stunning - I'm an instant fan!

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