We had such a great time with Mandy and Andrew! They are such a nice couple and we feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to spend time with them for their engagement session, Mandy's bridal session, and their wedding day. Mandy and Andrew chose one of our favorite venues for their wedding. Nature's Point is such a beautiful venue. We got to visit the venue with Mandy a few months prior to their wedding for Mandy's bridal session. She is a beautiful young lady and Elena and I had a great time with her. Although Mandy might try to hide her inner model, it came out at times during her bridal session. :-) It was a lot of fun and her pictures are awesome!
When we arrived at the venue, we spent a few minutes taking pictures of all the details we saw before people started arriving. Mandy and Andrew soon arrived and things really started moving. Once everyone was dress, it was time for Mandy and Andrew's first look. There are so many beautiful places at Nature's Point for pictures, but it's hard to not use the beautiful fountain. Andrew stood next to the fountain waiting for Mandy to walk up to him. When she got to him, she gave him a big hug and then he turned around. Their smiles were priceless! As always, the first look was a really special moment and we were so glad that Mandy and Andrew decided to do it. We spent several minutes with them taking pictures and were so thankful for their willingness to give us time to work. Mandy and Andrew are such a cute couple and we loved taking pictures of them.
Because of the first look, we were able to get lots of pictures done before the ceremony. That made things go a lot smoother after the ceremony. It was a bit cold and rainy on Mandy and Andrew's wedding day. Because of that, they decided to do an inside ceremony...well...kind of. Nature's Point has a small hall inside that is completely enclosed. But, instead of using that room, Mandy and Andrew had their wedding on the balcony overlooking the lake. What a fantastic idea! Their guests got to enjoy a beautiful view as part of the beautiful ceremony. Cake time was one of my favorite parts of the evening (of course). First, Mandy and Andrew's cakes were amazing! The Florida Gator was maybe the coolest cake I've seen. Second, the cakes were Simon Lee which means they were the best tasting cake available. It was the perfect addition to a fantastic wedding! The rest of the night was spent singing, dancing, and laughing with friends and family.
Mandy and Andrew, we are so thankful that ya'll chose us to be your photographers. We wish you both many, many years of love and happiness.