Kara and Luke were married in a beautiful ceremony and reception at the South Seas Island Resort in Captiva, FL!  This fun-loving couple planned a destination wedding and flew down from Chicago with their closest friends and family to enjoy the sand and sun of the Sanibel and Captiva area.  The bride has been vacationing there her entire life and both the bride and groom love spending their down time relaxing on the beach.  They could think of no better place to exchange vows and say “I Do!” then the island they adore.  It was a beautiful day full of sunshine and love and I was inspired by the clean and modern theme as well as the beautiful red tropical flowers that added a lovely pop of color to this light and classic wedding.  The groom chose navy blue for his attire which complimented perfectly with the back drop of the Gulf of Mexico. It was fun to incorporate the couple’s sunglasses for a few shots on the dock and we were blessed with a beautiful sunset for a champagne toast on the beach before enjoying a fun filled party with their guests! 

Kara and Luke met 5 years ago through mutual friends in Chicago and Luke proposed in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris!  They love EVERYTHING about each other and especially each other’s loyalty, values and sense of humor.  They value their friends and family and wanted nothing more than to spend a full wedding weekend celebrating with those that were able to make the journey to witness their marriage ceremony.  It was a true pleasure to capture this special day!  Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Arneson! 

Lead Photographer | Sarah McDonald
Associate Photographer | Carlos Rello

Band/DJ | Jeff Jodice
Bridesmaid Dresses | Coralie Beatrix
Cake | Bubble Room
Caterer | South Seas Island Resort
Ceremony Site | South Seas Island Resort
Florist | Floral Artistry of Sanibel
Hair Stylist | Jamie Lyn Cintron
Invitations | Will Green
Make-up Artist | Jamie Lyn Cintron
Reception Venue | South Seas Island Resort
Wedding Gown | BHLDN