This lovely wedding at Highland Manor, in Apopka, Florida, was blessed with idyllic weather and a combination of emotional family members, an excited couple, and a lovely location. Highland Manor is perfectly situated for a wedding that can take place at one location, with tastefully decorated getting ready spaces for both bride and groom, an updated ballroom with modern catering capabilities, a beautiful wooden bar for cocktail hour, and several lovely outdoor ceremony sites. Tara and Josh chose to be wed with their guests facing the stately manor house beneath a sprawling live oak tree, festooned with Spanish moss. The ceremony took place just before sundown, with the last bit of golden sunlight peeking through the branches and casting a warm glow on the faces of loved ones standing and seated. We adored working with such sweet people, and look forward to returning to Highland Manor again in the future!
Tara and Josh chose not to have a first look, but did decide to exchange cards and have a quick conversation around a doorway, with a sweet and loving hand squeeze (but no peeking). One of the things we love about having a first look is how much more relaxed the couple is after seeing each other, but this was nearly as good! The rush of relief once they heard each other’s voices was palpable, and our hand were shaking with shared emotion.
Thank you to everyone involved in this lovely day for making us feel so welcome! Here are some of our favorite images from the day. xoxo–Em + Steve