Gretchen & Justin

A couple who just tied the knot poses for a picture before heading to the reception

“Thank you for everything that you did yesterday. I am so happy that we had you as our wedding photographer. It comforted me knowing I had such a talented photographer taking some of the most important photos of our lives. Justin and I were extremely pleased to see the preview photos you shared. Thank you for making them so beautiful.” –Gretchen

Gretchen and Justin were married at Trinity Community Church in Tallahassee and followed up the ceremony with a reception at a little Italian place that’s been around for a while — Z. Bhardi’s. But first let’s check out some of their engagement photos!

Or you can skip ahead to the Wedding.

Engagement

Scooted through a Latin festival near the Brogan Museum, waited a number of times to get that shot in the Kleman Plaza parking lot elevators, and enjoyed the gorgeous weather and scenery of downtown Tallahassee. All-in-all, we had a pretty sweet evening of engagement photos. And much to the happiness of Justin, the Gators pulled through for a win over Tennessee.

Standing against a pillar at a downtown Tallahassee church
Happy conversation on a sunny afternoon
Eyes closed, about to kiss
Kissing in the elevator at Kleman Plaza
Sitting together on the back steps of the Florida Capitol building
Full length portrait of Gretchen
Full length portrait of Justin
Warm sunlight highlights a passionate kiss
Holding hands in the afternoon near Kleman Plaza
Strolling along the streets downtown
Standing atop cement columns in front of the Capitol along Monroe Street

Wedding

Ah! Perfect weather, a couple in love, friends, family: these are the makings of a great wedding.

The bride’s bouquet
Wedding dress hangs above a door
Groom has his tie adjusted
Groom thinking of what to write his fianceé
Groom writes a card to his soon-to-be bride
Wide shot of the groom and groomsmen outside the Trinity Community Church in Tallahassee
Groom and his groomsmen posing outside the church
Gretchen is tended to by her bridesmaids
Mother of the bride puts a necklace on her daughter
Gretchen smiles with her new necklace
Big hugs to her little sister
Guitar player strums away before the ceremony starts
Wide shot of the interior of Trinity Community Church
Grandparents sign the wedding guestbook
The bride and her father wait at the back of the church
Gretchen is walked down the aisle
Bride approaches the groom at the altar
A loving look as the pastor presides over the ceremony
Pastor officiating the ceremony
Bride and groom’s first kiss after being pronounced husband and wife
Walking out of the church doors after the ceremony has finished
Black and white photo of the bride and groom kissing on the altar
Gretchen and Justin walk to a secluded spot for some photos
Bridal portraits before the reception — close up
Bridal portraits before the reception
Justin dips his wife down for a big kiss
Bride gets some words from her mother outside the reception venue
All smiles as the wedding party waits outside
Dad dances with his little girl at the reception
A flower-topped pen and the wedding guestbook
Baby’s breath sitting in a clear glass vase wrapped in a ribbon
Wedding cake on display inside Z. Bhardi’s
Wide shot of the decorated cake
Bride’s wedding ring seen through the groom’s wedding ring
Brother of the groom sitting with guests at the reception
Bride and groom dance at the reception
Guests mingle before the cutting of the cake
Grandparents at the reception
Bride talks to guests inside the restaurant
The married couple cut the cake
A frosting filled kiss
Decorative lion’s head fountain at Z. Bhardi’s
Colorful flowers on display in a vase
A printed, framed engagement photo sits with the containers of bubbles
Z. Bhardi’s restaurant in the afternoon
Bride tosses her bouquet to the awaiting ladies
Bridal party sing-along
Bride and bridesmaids getting a good laugh
Slow dancing at the reception
Friends of the family dance during the reception
Parents of the bride slow dancing
Bride and groom get a bubble-exit to their reception
Bride and groom get a bubble-exit to their reception
Heading out to begin their honeymoon after the big day is done