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After arriving in Florida for Erin and Ben’s destination wedding at Sanibel Harbour, before even getting to the resort, Ben and I dropped by the salon to take some photographs of the girls getting their nails done. You might remember Erin and Ben from their amazing engagement photos. Well, the day is finally here and it’s time for a wedding! But first, some preparations must be made.

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Funny story. Erin’s toe was actually smashed a week or two before and was black and blue, so the lovely ladies at the Salon actually created a fake nail for her. Isn’t it pretty?!

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Check one, nails are done!

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Finally arriving at the resort, Erin and Ben showed off their nifty gifty bags for all guests of their wedding. It was a great touch.

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And this was my first view of the resort pool. Wow! I just love destination weddings. If you look close, you can see Ben giving the thumbs up. Looks like all is good to go.

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This is actually the day before the wedding, though, so we all chilled by the pool waiting for guests to arrive.

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Managed to capture a great candid moment of these two lovebirds together. Can you saw “aww?”

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The whole afternoon I wandered around and tried to capture how awesome this whole place was. It was great because everything was right in one little area. The bar was by the pool. Everyone stayed on site. And the wedding ceremony took place a few steps away on a private beach. Perfect.

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I highly recommend it.

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That night we had a party at Erin’s Mom’s condo. There were a lot of people in a tight space, but it was an incredible amount of fun.

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Pretty awesome cake, too!

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This is Erin’s sister, Lauren, showing some sister love.

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The night ended with a beautiful sunset, a great precursor to the day that would follow.

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The next morning, all the girls hopped on the resort trolly to ride over to the spa to get their hair done.

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Erin wasn’t feeling too well from the previous night’s adventures (of which I unfortunately missed), but I managed to get a few smiles out of her while she got her hair done.

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Back at the pool, the guys and the guests had ample time to relax before the ceremony would begin.

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But the girls still had work to do! Time to get Erin in the dress! … She may or may not be eating a sandwich in this picture.

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Love the colors Erin chose!

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And I love the lacing on the back of the dress.

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Erin handmade all of the flower bouquets, too. Beautiful.

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And the rings are ready to go.

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Right before the ceremony, Erin and Ben see each other for the first time.

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It’s about to happen!

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The girls are ready to go.

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The guys are ready to go.

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Love that the staging area was right by the pool. The private beach was only a few steps away.

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Then it was time.

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Here comes the bride!

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The ceremony was beautiful. It was perfectly Erin and Ben, 110%.

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Afterwards, I managed to get a whole group shot of everyone who came down to Florida to celebrate.

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Then it was back to the beach for traditional wedding shots. Here are all the girls!

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Here are the guys!

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And here are the girls and guys together. What a lovely wedding party.

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The girls went barefoot for the ceremony, but Erin made all these unique flip-flops for everyone to wear before and after. I love that hers are sparkly.

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First shots of the newlyweds!

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Took all these shots on our way to the party boat.

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Time for a cruise around Sanibel Harbour.

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From the boat I managed to get a great shot of the whole resort. You can see the private beach where the ceremony took place there to the left.

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All the guys were in love with the bartender. She was pretty badass.

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More sister love!

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The night ended with a little dancing.

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And they lived happily ever after.

I have to say, it was an amazing experience getting to fly down to Florida to capture Erin and Ben’s wedding in photographs. They’re two of my very good friends and it was an honor getting to spend time with them. This wasn’t just a job for me, since I would have gladly been there to celebrate with them anyway. Congratulations, guys! Thanks for sharing with me, blogstalkers!

-Adam

    6 Responses to "Erin + Ben Wedding at Sanibel Harbour"

    1. comment by Cathy

      What a lovely wedding! From beginning to end, it looks like Erin and Ben had a wonderful time and will be very happy!

    2. comment by Gail

      What a great job, Adam! You captured so many memorable moments. It was indeed a grand time!

    3. comment by Jean

      What a beautiful couple…what beauritufl family and friends!
      Congrats to all, Jean and Jerry

    4. comment by Kim

      Fantastic job Adam….you captured it all…especially the love!! It was wonderful to be there celebrating the beginning of Erin & Ben’s new life together!

    5. comment by Tim and Erin

      Wow! That was such a beautiful ceremony. So nice to see the whole family in such a great setting. Love you guys!!!
      Tim and Erin:-)

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