An off the shoulder dress, red and white florals and a botanical garden elopement — this lush Mead Garden wedding was intimate and upbeat.
Shanna and Rich chose to celebrate their love by eloping at the courthouse in Orlando. They then met a small group of their family and friends to celebrate with champagne at Mead Botanical Garden followed by dinner at Flemings. I was so honored that I got to meet them at Mead Botanical Garden to capture their day!
The first thing I noticed about Shanna and Rich was how their love shines through. They had the biggest smiles on their faces the entire time I was with them and they were having so much fun together! They were absolutely so laid back and in the moment. You could truly see the joy between the two of them. I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing just by being around them! I felt like I had known them forever and they were friends.
The bride looked absolutely stunning in her elopement dress, perfect for a courthouse wedding, beautiful photos and an elegant dinner reception! Shanna was truly glowing and so gorgeous. The groom also rocked that suit!
Shanna and Rich chose to celebrate with a small group of their friends and family and to me it couldn’t have been more perfect! I love when my couples choose to do this so they can really remember moments with their family and friends. You could feel the love between everyone there and they were such a fun group! They were all infectious with laughter and you could feel the friendships shining through. Shanna and Rich did a champagne pop while their family and friends toasted to them, which was a perfect send off.
Shanna and Rich, it was a true honor to capture your Mead Garden wedding. I only wish I would have gotten more time with you! I hope when you look back at these photos in years to come you feel as though you’re frozen in time with all of your feelings of love, hope, and excitement. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Bolandi!
There’s nothing I love more than capturing an intimate elopement wedding day for my clients. Days like this one make me so grateful that this is my job! Say hi if you’re ready for sweet photos like these. Catch up with me on Instagram to see more of my work.