Katie + John | Breakers West Wedding

by Emily Pogozelski

You may remember Katie + John from their engagement session last December. We loved how they worked their personalities into the session, helping us create images that were meaningful to them. We weren’t surprised to see that the same amount of meaning and attention to detail was put into their brunch wedding at Breakers West last Sunday. The love and affection between so many members of their families was enough to keep smiles on our faces all day. Thank you to everyone for making us feel so welcome… we hope you enjoy a peek at our favorite images from the wedding day!

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We loved Katie’s Livestrong sneakers… they kept a bounce in her step!

Katie’s necklace was custom made by Corey Egan Metalsmithing as a remembrance for her brother, Kyle.

John + Katie opted not to see each other before the ceremony… but had a moment to talk and hold hands before the day got started.The white roses were also a remembrance for Katie’s brother Kyle, given to her one at a time as she walked down the aisle. The youngest members of the wedding party were super well behaved… and incredibly cute! Nice job, kids!We LOVE getting our own place cards! (and yes, we have a whole collection of them.)The bright blue Bawl’s bottles are another touch of Kyle, Katie’s brother: he once brought her an orange daisy in a Bawl’s bottle and she’s kept it ever since.Omelets at brunch! Yum!!LOVE the cake topper! Made by Keren Smith (see her Etsy shop here: Mudcards)A wedding of Gators fans can’t be complete without the Gator anthem.Our PogoBooth was a hit again… thanks to Jessica for helping out! (and it was awesome seeing our future bride and groom, bottom middle, before we do their engagement session next month!)The whole group popped by City Place for portraits after the wedding festivities wound down. Such a perfect, sparkling afternoon!Ice cream from Sloan’s is a must. Yum. :-)After seeing our elevator shot from a wedding last month, Katie + John came up with their own hotel twist. Love the do-not-disturb sign!

Many thanks to Katie + John and everyone for a great day!  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, we love hearing from everyone! Can’t wait to show you the rest of the images! —Em + Steve




adriennenjoy chiet March 30, 2012 - 8:54 pm

these pictures are a beautiful tease! i cant wait to see more!!!!!

Stefanie McLeod March 30, 2012 - 9:36 pm

Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous couple. Can’t wait to see more!!!

Chrystal Cavanagh March 30, 2012 - 9:52 pm


I am literally in tears right now. These pictures are phenomenal. I was so sad not to be able to make it to the wedding but these pictures have eased that sadness (just a bit) by giving such a beautiful glimpse at the day.

Katie, you are radiant. Absolutely radiant. I

So absolutely happy for the two of you. <3

Katie Chiet-Serban March 30, 2012 - 10:25 pm

I wish I could write the words to really convey what I feel in my heart! These pictures capture all of the love and happiness I felt being surrounded by my family (both my by blood and by choice!) on our wedding day. When they say enjoy your day, it goes by so quickly, “they” aren’t kidding! Thank you Emily and Steve, for giving us the chance to relive those moments over and over again! These are a beautiful treasured gift! <3 (thank you also, for taking the time to write a little something about all of the little personal touches! Kyle was most definitely with us!)

Tammy March 30, 2012 - 10:27 pm

As a Floridian, I love to look at South Florida wedding photos as a few of our friends were married there. These photos are absolutely fantastic! The black and white ones are well-done. Such a lovely couple!

katie March 30, 2012 - 11:10 pm


the link for the awesome cake topper! Her name is Keren Smith and her etsy shop is called mudcards! super cool!

The link is updated! Thanks Katie! —Em

jesse ziegelbauer March 31, 2012 - 1:02 am

i swear i have been checking the blog daily for the photos!!! i cant agree more, they are beautiful and amazing and this is just a tease as i know there are SO many more!!! my sister is absolutely beautiful and glowing. i am so happy for her and to have been a part of her special day! i can not wait for more!!!!!

Melissa Talev March 31, 2012 - 3:13 am

These photos are phenomenal. What a gorgeous wedding and you captured it so well!

Christina DiFonte March 31, 2012 - 7:58 am

These pictures are amazing! They really capture the love between Katie and John! :)

Joanna Shook March 31, 2012 - 10:25 am

The pictures are amazing and capture the joy and beauty of the most wonderful day! Thank you for including us in this glorious celebration!

Howard Chiet March 31, 2012 - 10:38 am

These are great. you and John look so happy together. I adore my children and grandchildren.

adrienne joy chiet March 31, 2012 - 10:03 pm

i keep looking at these beautiful pictures waiting for new ones to appear! my children and grandbabies are just such amazing people. i am a truly lucky woman to have been so blessed. and yes, kyle, you were very present and yet very very missed

Margot April 1, 2012 - 5:04 pm

I love that they went to Sloan’s and took pictures! Adorable. Great color scheme for the wedding too – and I have to say, as having a similar band, I love the bride’s choice of rings :)

Patrick April 1, 2012 - 6:37 pm

What a great day we had! Great photos, they turned out amazing!!!! Love the ones at the ice cream parlor!

Susan Eddins April 1, 2012 - 10:25 pm

Awesome photos! We so enjoyed the wedding!

beth Thompson April 3, 2012 - 8:09 pm

Love them all, can’t decide which is my favorite so far. Can’t wait to see the finished album. Love you both

Andrea April 7, 2012 - 6:48 pm

Christina sent me the link to check out your photos, and I’m so glad she did! Your photos are amazing, and Katie – you look stunning! I love all of the photos of your nieces and nephews. The photographers did an excellent job capturing your big day. :)

Kari April 19, 2012 - 8:15 am

Love these! Beautiful photos!

adrienne joy chiet April 26, 2012 - 9:52 am

i need MORE!!!!

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