Sarah and Douglas met seven years ago when they were invited to spend time with their friends (who were dating). They laughed all night and got along so well, that when it was time to leave Douglas asked Sarah for a ride home...and for her phone number.
Fast forward to Christmas Day in 2016; Douglas surprised Sarah with a proposal for marriage. With all the years of being made to feel safe and accepted, of course she would say, YES! There was nothing more she wanted to do that to commit her heart and life to her best friend and soul mate. Douglas’s passion and dedication towards Sarah was very evident the moment I was able to spend time with the both of them. Every one is always searching for a love like theirs. Pure and Steadfast.
Sarah and Douglas were married in a traditional ceremony at an untraditional location, The Florida Aquarium. They were able to beautifully incorporate an “Under the Sea” + Harry Potter theme into their big day by choosing to exchange their vows in the Coral Reef Room and by creating Sarah’s bouquet and Douglas’ Boutonniere from Harry Potter book pages. Strings Attached actually played Hedwig’s theme for the guests before the ceremony! It was an absolutely magical experience watching Sarah and Douglas seal their vows with an unexpected curtain of bubbles flowing skywards in the aquarium tank behind them.
Congratulations Sarah + Douglas, I’m honored to have witnessed your love for each other!
Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford
Band/DJ | On The Move Productions
Bridesmaid Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | The Artistic Whisk
Caterer | The Florida Aquarium
Ceremony Music | Strings Attached
Ceremony Site | The Florida Aquarium
Event Planner | Traci Trodglen
Florist | The Potting Shed
Hair Stylist | Kali Weintraub
Invitations | Minted
Make-up Artist | Ashley Shrock
Reception Venue | The Florida Aquarium
Wedding Gown | The White Closet Bridal Company
Officiant | Brian Jones