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The Island Resort | Okaloosa Island Wedding Photographer

Kelly and Brent decided to have a destination wedding in the place they love to vacation, near The Island Resort! They also get engaged here as well! They are from Louisiana but their family came from all across the country to enjoy a beautiful wedding on the Island near Destin, Florida.


(Can I just say I LOVE island weddings? Here’s another one I shot recently!)

After getting ready we set up Kelly and Brent for a first look at the ceremony location at The Island Resort! They had a beautiful arch decorated with florals from Our Greenhouse at the end of the aisle!

Kelly’s mom did a tea ceremony for them which got pretty emotional in the best way. I could barely keep it together watching them!! So moving! It was just Brent, Kelly, and her mom at one point. And then Kelly, Brent, and his parents.

Once the tea ceremony was done, we got all ready for the ceremony with their friends and family. We spent some time taking family portraits and getting fun party shots before going down to the beach for some portraits in that golden hour before sunset!

After their epic reception, they had a late night pizza date and a private last dance! Private last dances are so underrated I can’t recommend them enough!

Kelly and Brent left their wedding with an outfit change and a party bus to keep the night going! Loved celebrating this day was such a fun and sweet couple!

Wedding dress hung up at the island resort with heels and ring bands
Groom getting ready in hotel room at the island resort wearing blue tux and white bowtie
Bride and bridesmaids in pink button up pajamas sitting on bed in hotel room in the island resort
Bride putting on heels after putting on white long wedding dress
Bride and groom have first look at the island resort in ceremony location
Bride and groom kiss after first look with Okaloosa island wedding photographer
Wedding dress train thrown in air after first look with bride and groom
Brides wedding bouquet with family details wrapped around the stems
Traditional tea ceremony with bride and groom and parents before ceremony at the island resort
Bride and groom with parents during tea ceremony before traditional wedding ceremony
Wedding party wearing blue tuxes and white bowties while girls are wearing blush pink dresses
Bride and bridesmaids holding wedding bouquets wearing blush pink dresses
Ceremony location at the Island resort on Okaloosa island near Destin Florida
Bride walking down aisle to see groom holding floral wedding bouquet in front of friends and family on beach
Bride and groom share first kiss and walk up aisle with family and friends cheering
Wedding portraits on beach in front of the island resort on Okaloosa island
Bride and groom holding hands walking in the sand on beach in front of the island resort
Bride and groom kiss after wedding ceremony on Okaloosa island
Groom twirls bride on the beach after wedding ceremony walking barefoot
Dessert table at wedding reception at the island resort with cupcakes and floral details
Bride and groom share first dance at wedding reception at the island resort
Bride and groom kiss in front of neon wedding sign and show off new wedding bands
Bride and groom cut wedding cake at wedding reception at the island resort
Bride dancing with wedding guest at wedding reception with flash photography
Groom gets thrown up on chair in the air at wedding reception with sparklers at reception
Late night pizza at wedding reception at the island resort
Private last dance with bride and groom after wedding reception at the island resort
Outfit change on wedding day before getting on party bus on Okaloosa island

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