First blog post of the new year, and boy is it a good one!!  I have a new found love for destination weddings and I am SO excited to share some of my favorite moments from Rachel and Sean's special day with you!  My husband and I had the honor of shooting this wedding together, traveling to Marco Island, Florida to spend the weekend with the happy couple and their families.  The Marriott Beach Resort and Spa, the hotel/venue, was incredible!  An added bonus with it being the holidays was all of the Christmas decorations throughout the hotel... I especially loved seeing the palm trees outside all lit up too!

We have been all over Florida, but this was our first time to Marco and we fell in love with it.  Amazing weather year round, gorgeous sunsets, and perfectly white (and super soft) sand!  Needless to say, after Rachel and Sean's church ceremony, portraits on the beach were one of my favorite parts of the day!  Another special moment they shared after getting ready in the hotel was a "blind reveal", which is where they exchanged letters to each other, but never actually saw each other.  It was a very intimate moment to be a part of, as they still spoke to each other and held hands, but kept seeing each other as a surprise for the ceremony!

We truly felt so grateful to be a part of this love story, and for the amount of friendliness and kind words from each side of their families.  December 16th was a magical day! CONGRATS to the newlyweds! <3

Venue: Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort & Spa

Hair by Mary @maryrandohsma

Makeup by Alexis @lexieemakeup

Bridal Gown from La Jeune Mariee