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Chris + Cortney had a beautiful Bowing Oaks Plantation wedding with lots of sunshine! I actually recommended that they buy a few umbrellas for themselves and their wedding party because the forecast was calling for rain ALL week. Even while we were driving to Bowing Oaks, the forecast was still calling for rain from 2-6 (basically our whole portrait time). We were pleasantly surprised when we had mostly blue sky the entire day!!

Brides – if the forecast looks like rain, it’s better to be safe than sorry and grab a few clear or white umbrellas! These came in SO handy at this wedding last fall! Just keep the receipt and don’t cut off the tags – if you don’t end up needing them you can easily return them after! (Target is a great source for umbrellas, but if you have enough time, Amazon has a bunch too!)

We shot Chris + Cortney’s engagement session over a year ago after we had just found out I was pregnant with Greyson – it’s crazy how time flies because it seems like just the other week! Chris + Cortney are both UF grads, so besides shooting their engagement on campus, they also incorporated their alma mater into their wedding day!

One of our favorite ways they personalized their wedding was putting a garter on a football for the garter toss! Chris was a long snapper for UF, so it was only appropriate that he snapped it instead of tossing it! Make sure to check out those photos near the end of this post!

We also loved that they brought their pup, Nellie, along for a few photos! SO adorable!!

It’s easy to see that Chris + Cortney compliment each other so well. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Guido!! We are so happy for you and loved being a part of your day!

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Vendors that made the day possible:

Venue: Bowing Oaks Plantation
Florist (bouquets, boutonnieres, cross and barrel florals): A Happily Ever After Floral
Coordination: Sloane Henry (friend of bride)
Makeup + Hair: Artistry by Erin
Catering + Cake: 4 Rivers Smokehouse
Wedding Stationery: D.D.E. Aesthetics
Videographer: Eli Meyer Studio
Entertainment: Footloose Entertainment
Wedding Dress: New York Bride + Groom


Chris + Cortney: Bowing Oaks Plantation Wedding

June 9, 2017