Stefanie & Dwayne | South Florida Wedding at The Bamboo Gallery

If there were a contest for Most Emotional Sonju Photography Bride, Stefanie would win. She'd also win Most Hilarious LOL Sonju Bride as well. From our very first text conversation, Stefanie would send me Princess Bride Memes, Carlton Dance GIFs, and awful (I mean AWFUL) wedding photo inspiration. I know I say this all the time to my couples, but when the wedding came to an end, I was a little sad. But I'm also excited for what's next in Stefanie & Dwayne's life and I'm ready to photograph all those happy tears as well. 

Stefanie and Dwayne were married at The Bamboo Gallery in Davie, Florida. During their ceremony, they planted a tree! I'll admit when I saw the "tree planting ceremony" in their questionnaire, I imagined Stefanie in a big white dress and shovel digging a hole in the ground... but I loved how it symbolized the roots of their relationship and how their love will continue to grow...

And yes, bonus meme at the end of this post. :) 

Venue | The Bamboo Gallery

Hair and Makeup Artistry | Toshi Szpyra

Planner & Florals | Nioka Williams with Smile Productions

Stefanie's Gown | Stella York

Cake Artist | Nancy Currie

Nicole & Adam | Miami Backyard Wedding Photographer

I'd been secretly counting down the days to Nicole and Adam's wedding since the day I met Nicole at a coffee shop in Miami. She proudly showed off her meteorite ring, ("A testament of true love") and photos of the dress her mom was going to make for her. She gushed about a wedding perfect for a mathematician and a scientist, with details like a prime number ceremony, lavender toss, dried flower bouquets, and the yummiest light for their portraits. Even their first look was "unconventional", as Nicole simply opened the front door to see her groom waiting patiently... 

On a farm out in the middle of nowhere in Miami, Nicole and Adam celebrated with 80 of their closest friends and family. Here are a few of my favorites from their day:

Nicole and Adam, thank you so much for trusting me with documenting such a beautiful day. I'll holler next time I'm up in Atlanta! xo.

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Kimi & Arman | Fort Lauderdale Engagement Photos

Kimi & Arman's engagement session started with a few clicks and a race back to our cars as it started to rain. Ten minutes later, we were back on schedule and exploring little pockets of downtown Ft. Lauderdale. Excited for their wedding at the end of the year!