One of the joys of being a Florida native and a recognized speaker through professional photography organizations is that sometimes you get to step out of your “norm.” Granted, our “norm” is a rather extensive list of venues located anywhere from Tarpon Springs to Sarasota and everything in-between. Travel three hours or so to the East and you find yourself in the Melbourne area. This is where Ashley and Mathew were to say “I do” and where Ashley’s mother saw us speak to a group of professional photographers. When it was time for them to choose a photographer for their wedding, we were already on the list.
Going back to Melbourne is a bit of a homecoming for me as I spent most of my formative years in this area of Florida. I am familiar with many of the locations and how the sun affects the time of day slightly differently than the West Coast of Florida. We made sure to stop by the Civic Center before making our way ocean side to the Crowne Plaza to start capturing the ladies getting ready. This way we could have a more precise measurement of travel time between the two locations and we could familiarize ourselves with the ceremony and reception sites.
Ashley made an absolutely radiant bride. Her smile is contagious and every detail she chose was perfection. We made certain to capture it all and lend a helping hand with whatever we could. We then headed back to the Front Street Civic Center to prepare for ceremony. There we met the gents and captured more pre-wedding details. Their ceremony was personal and sweet, held outdoors in the front park beneath the gazebo. Afterwards was formal portrait time while the guests enjoyed cocktail hour. Then DJ Shane got the party going as we made our way indoors for the reception. It was a great night enjoyed by all and we were glad to have played our part. Enjoy Ashley & Mathew’s Front Street Civic Center Wedding.
Front Street Civic Center: playmelbournefl.org/front-street-civic-center/
Crowne Plaza Melbourne – Oceanfront: www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/melbourne/mlboc/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-CP-_-US-_-MLBOC
Barmasters Moblie Bartending & Catering: www.barmastersmobilebartending.com/
DJ Shane Entertainment: djshane.net/