South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Florida
When we spoke to Tara and Justin, we instantly connected, not just in home town, but in the ability to see just how truly and deeply Justin and Tara cared for each other. It was also right around the holidays, which Tara and I immediately claimed as the best time of the year. Who doesn't love hot cocoa, cool weather, and all the quality family time? Justin thought so too, since he proposed to Tara in Orlando in front of beautiful ice sculptures during the holidays. To which we said, good one Justin!
Tara and Justin met when they were young teenagers in high school, graduating in 2005. What started as a friendship blossomed into a beautiful, loving relationship that spanned well over a decade. They experienced all that life had to give them, from high school days, to college life and later advancing in each of their careers. They both have lost a parent, and supported each other through their toughest moments. All of the heartache and unwavering faith led to this moment in time; their wedding day. South Seas Island Resort held special importance to our couple, especially Justin. Justin's family vacationed there regularly and he decided that when he was to marry, it would be there, where he held his happiest childhood memories.
And now, they start their new chapter in their lives, together forever.
Photography: Anastasiia Ostapovich
Filmmakers: Made With Love Films
Planning/Florals/Design: Elleson Events
Calligraphy: On Three, Invitations & Calligraphy
Paper: DM Paper Design
Cakes + Sweets: Lady Cakes
Hair + Makeup: Jamie Lyn Cintron