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Private Home St. George Island Wedding | St. George Island Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Private Home St. George Island Wedding | St. George Island Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

This wedding almost didn't happen. Hurricane Michael came through a few months ago and took out large parts of the northern, western coast of Florida. Small fishing towns, like St. George Island, were some of the hardest hit. Driving to Ashley and Tucker's wedding looked like a war zone. Luckily, the home they were married at was not hit. The day was already an emotional one, but especially with toasts and tears being shed over the loss in the surrounding area.

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Tallahassee Greenhouse Wedding | Purple Martin Outpost | Shannon Griffin

Tallahassee Greenhouse Wedding | Purple Martin Outpost | Shannon Griffin

If you know anything about me, you know that I’m obsessed with plants and greenhouses. So, this Tallahassee greenhouse wedding at Purple Martin Outpost is something out of my dreams. It was featured in The Knot Florida Magazine, so I’ll share what Katie and Buck shared in the magazine:

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Lightner Museum Wedding | St. Augustine Wedding Photographer | Allie and Ywanarai

Allie and Ywanarai had the most warm and loving Lightner Museum wedding. St. Augustine is always on my top favorite locations to photograph. There are so many hidden alleyways, cobblestone roads, palm trees, gorgeous stone buildings, and gorgeous natural backdrops. The two brides got ready in separate houses, down the street from one another, and did a really sweet and intimate first look. Ywanarai was so nervous as she could hear Allie walking down the steps, walking toward her. The look on Ywanarai's face when Allie turned around was priceless. She couldn't help but just grab her and hug her as soon as she saw her gorgeous bride.

The Lightner Museum was a perfect backdrop for such a simple and elegant wedding. The two exchanged vows on the little bridge in the middle of a gorgeous courtyard, filled with lush greenery and a Koi pond. They decided to keep it super simple and had their brother and sister stand up with them to bear witness their promises to one another.  The reception was full of tearful toasts and head-throwing laughter. The love between Allie and Ywanarai was palpable. They forwent a traditional slow dance and came into the reception full on party-vibe. There was not a single person sitting during the dancing. 

There is something truly magical about making new declarations in such an old city. These two had the power to make the old, new. Thank you, Allie and Ywanarai, for letting me witness such a beautiful and pure connection. Your love is one that people write about. This day inspired me more than you'll ever know.

 

 

Ceremony // Lightner Museum
Reception // A1A Ale Works
Photographer // Shannon Griffin
Planning // The Wedding Authority
Florist // Leslie Rios Designs 
Bride's Dress // BHLDN
Hair // Sami Skinner
Makeup // Bride
Shoes // Dollskill
Invitation Suite // Things Very Special
Cake // Calli Marie Bakes

Watercolor Inn Beach Wedding | Watercolor Wedding Photographer | Alyssa and Gregg

This Watercolor Inn Beach Wedding was so elegant and classic. Alyssa and Gregg kept it small and intimate, but there was no lack of beautiful details. This day was a complete dream.

 

Ceremony // Watercolor Inn & Resort
Reception // Watercolor Inn & Resort
Photographer // Shannon Griffin
Planning // Nina Dolin
Florist // Fisher’s Flowers
Bride's Dress // Jenny Packham
Hair // Jordan Cosgrove
Makeup // Kalie Cosgrove
Shoes // Kate Spade
Invitation Suite // Typecase Industries
Cake // Bake My Day

 

 

Carillon Beach Wedding Photographer | Casandra and Andy

Being Casandra and Andy's Carillon Beach wedding photographer is something I'll never forget. It was so full of love, warmth, joy, and dancing. Oh...the dancing! Casandra and Andy met during a night out and are really passionate about music and dancing, so much so that they flew in their own DJ from New York. These two planned their beach wedding all the way from Brooklyn New York. Peach and Pearl Events teamed with Myrtie Blue to create a gorgeous color pallet. Brian, of Myrtie Blue, and his team created a masterpiece of florals. The blush and greens mixed so beautifully with the deep purples. They turned the inside of the reception tent into an elegant reception for Casandra and Andy's closest friends and family. I couldn't keep my eyes off of Casandra's incredible cathedral length veil and metallic Prada shoes.

Casandra and Andy were kind enough to send me a little love:

"In one word – Shannon is PHENOMENAL! I live in NYC and therefore planned my wedding long distance in Panama City, FL. Shannon was very easy to work with and extremely patient with my planning questions. She was also super responsive to all of my needs. The day of the wedding, Shannon showed up early and ready to go! She was very relaxed and therefore made me and my family/friends comfortable in front of the camera. She went out of her way to capture beautiful pictures that I will enjoy for a lifetime. I thoroughly recommend her as a photographer for not just weddings, but any and all events! Loved her!"

Check out their feature on Style Me Pretty!

Ceremony // Meeting House
Reception // The Village Green
Photographer // Shannon Griffin
Planning // Peach & Pearl Events
Florist // Myrtie Blue
Caterer // Townsend
Bride's Dress // BCBG
Hair // Dear Bride
Makeup // Dear Bride
Shoes // Prada
Music // DJ Fritz
Invitation Suite // Wedding Paper Divas
Cake // Confections on the Coast