Gainesville Wedding Photographer: Chelsea and Steve’s big hurrah!

Chelsea and Steve met during their stint at the University of Florida and even though they have now moved to Colorado they wanted to celebrate their big day in the town they love best!

Chelsea and the ladies got ready at the Magnolia Plantation which provided a great spot for Steve to see his bride for the first time. The more first look moments I do the more I love them! We spent an hour there doing portraits of the just the two of them together before heading off to the Baughman Center for family portraits and of course their ceremony!

You would drive right by the Baughman Center and not even know it is there. This wooden gothic style chapel is so beautiful and you feel like you are in the belly of ship when you look up into it’s rafters.

Each of Chelsea and Steve’s bridal party each had a part in a special blessing to read. And their close friend sang a beautiful aria.

The best part that really made us all cheer was when their officiant (another close friend) announced them for the first time as Dr. and Mr. Steve Kischner. :O)

Love it!

Then the bridal party met in this cool brick street to do some fun photos before meeting up with all the guests at Boca Fiesta Restaurant

This was a truly unique venue for a reception. I loved how intimate it was with guests sitting at cozy booths including a special one just for Chelsea and Steve.

All of their details highlighted their love for El Dia de Los Muertos icons. Complete with a sugar skull groom’s cake, Chelsea’s garter had mini skulls and table signs also sported the sugar skulls. These two also love their bikes! Chelsea got Steve a bike bell with a skull on it and there was an oh so cute cake topper that had a caricature of the lovebirds on a bicycle built for two.

They had a great alternative to the old school bouquet/garter toss. They had piñatas for guys and girls that inside had a garter, gift cards, and a little bouquet. It was so fun to watch Chelsea and Steve take whacks blindfolded at the crepe paper burros.

We brought our awesome photo booth which along with some fake mustaches of course brought lots of laughs with their guests. Click here to see the photo booth pictures on Facebook

The pair then made their getaway in a tunnel of sparklers out to a horse drawn carriage that was waiting for them.

Congrats to you both and enjoy the cool pines of Colorado!

Melissa - One of the best you've done! love it!