Michael and Stephanie planned a destination wedding at Anna Maria Island. They rented out a gorgeous house on the island to get ready for the wedding… and of course for the honeymoon! <3 The dress was a jaw-dropper. It had it all lace, sparkle, belt and train. And the shoes! WOW! The groom and groomsmen were also sharply dressed in light colored suits, perfect for a Florida wedding! The ceremony was held at the beautiful St. Bernard Catholic Church. The bride and groom elected not to see each other before the ceremony, but they did say a few words while standing on either side of the door to the bride’s room in the church. This was a sweet moment and helped calm the super excited couple. They couldn’t wait to be married! <3 The ceremony was uplifting and lovely. The reception was held at the Sandbar Waterfront Restaurant. We routinely photograph weddings here and always love it. The venue is beautiful and has many wonderful areas for family photos. The reception was full of dancing and touching speeches. These two sure do have loving family and friends! <3 The sunset was stunning, I wished it would last forever. Cheers to toes in the sand and a lifetime of colorful sunsets.