I can actually say I remember when Jill first started talking about Robbie. Her face lit up and she said she met a good one. I am so happy that she found someone to make her laugh. If you haven’t seen their engagement session, you can get a little taste of the fun they have together by viewing it here: Jill & Rob’s Ft. Lauderdale Engagement Session.
During the entire wedding day, the laughter and emotion continued. Even if you barely scroll through their wedding photos, you’ll notice more smiles than you can take! I loved it. Starting the day with this group of girls was so much fun! I had the pleasure of working with @ChelseaMendezHair and Katie Good Artistry as they worked on the hair and makeup respectively. I was happy to get to style Jill’s hair myself *(as I did for many years before I moved here to Austin!) and then start on the photos for the day.
Planning their first look at The Bonnet House was easy. There are so many spots you can take advantage of for wedding portraits (although some prime area had been damaged from flooding) and we brought Rob out to wait for his bride. Jill’s wedding gown was killer, and you could tell when her groom turned around to see her for the first time he loved everything he saw. We got the whole group out for some fun before the ceremony started, and once the ceremony started we really got to see the sweet and serious side of this bride and groom. They included a unique unity ritual that I have actually NEVER heard of! That’s right. Something new!! They combined different color glass that they will ship off to have it blown into a piece of custom art for them to keep in their home. That way they’ll always have a piece of their wedding day with them. After they said their vows the crowd walked off through the palm trees to the picturesque white tent on the side of the Museum. The bride and groom actually got to enjoy their cocktail hour, mingle with guests and enjoy their specialty mojito bar. Handmade butterfly place cards led their friends and family to their seats. Under the twinkle lights and lit up with candles, the guests ate an incredible meal *(and yes, so did I! I do love my work) surrounded by beautiful flowers. We listened to speeches that brought tears and humor with the stories of those closest to Jill and Rob. By the time the parent dances were through, I am not sure there was a dry eye in the tent. Including my own. Jill wiped away her dad’s tears and you could just see everyone dabbing their eyes in the background. From the time he walked her down the aisle I already knew I would cry during their father daughter dance, so I wasn’t shocked at myself. The dance floor opened up and simply never emptied. Guests brought props from the photo booth onto the dance floor for even more fun. We snuck out during the amazing music (provided by DJ Adam) to take their night portraits before going back in to finish dancing. Enjoy this incredibly small collection of their wedding day and let the bride and groom know what you think! I wish the best to Jill and Robbie as they start their new life together.
Wedding Venue- The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Wedding Florist- Victoria Park Flower Studio
Bridal Party Makeup Artist- Katie Good
Bridal Party Hairstyling- Chelsea Mendez
Bridal Hair and extensions- Amy Elizabeth
Wedding Catering – 84 West Studios