Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bonnet Island Estate Wedding of Dorothy and Jon



Hey everybody!

Can we say, "finally!"?? I've teased and tortured, but today we're finally sharing Dorothy and Jon's Bonnet Island Estate wedding with the world!
Let's start at the beginning, shall we?

When we arrived at the bridal suite at the Daddy-O hotel in Long Beach Island, we were in awe of Dorothy.  Such a vision! Here, her sister (who I'm also crazy about) helps with the finishing touches to Dorothy's Maggie Sottero dress (which was to die for!).


And then it was off to meet Jon on the beach for a very special first look. The sky was overcast, which made for the most beautifully lit beach pictures.  This moment is really precious! I love when a bride and groom forget all about me and let themselves be taken in the moment.


I've already leaked this photo, but I could stare at it all day.  If you know me in person, you know I'm a cryer.  #1) I cried when I took this photo.  #2) I'll be just like Dorothy's dad when I walk my own girls down the aisle.  Guarantee it. On a side note, not many men can really pull off a white tux.  Dorothy's dad was no ordinary man.  He looked dapper in this and made such a statement.


Dorothy and Jon's ceremony was really sweet.  They read poems, wrote their own vows, laughed and cried through it all, and the audience LOVED it.  (and so did I)


I put this shot in to show the full chapel. It's just beautiful!  Then, as I got to looking deeper at the image, I noticed the smiles and tears on the bridesmaids' faces.  This, friends, is why I love photography.


Perfection.


Yay for the happy couple!!


I of COURSE had to pop in on a pic with my stunning bride. By the way, their instagram hastag is jonanddottietheknot - so obviously I had to wear my polka dot shirt. Always coordinating, aren't I?



What a fabulous ceremony!  Tomorrow we get to see their gorgeous and super fun reception!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

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