At the end of last year I was incredibly lucky to fly over to Florida, USA to photograph the wedding of my dear friend Regina & her husband-to-be Aaron.
I first met Reggie in 2012 when she came over on a 'study abroad' program with her Texas university. We had a great time getting to know Reggie while she was over in our beautiful country & I still kept in contact with her these years after. It was very exciting to see on social media that Reggie had gotten engaged to her USA Marine boyfriend & I was extra excited when she asked me to come over and photograph their big day!
So a few days before New Years, I jumped on a plane and begun my 30 hour trek across the ocean and USA to get to Fort Lauderdale in Florida. When I arrived I felt like I was basically still in Brisbane. No wonder Reggie chose the part of Australia she did for the exchange! The temperatures were about the same, and it felt a lot like Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. In the days leading up to the wedding I helped Reggie get everything together and then the day before we all drove up to Titusville (roughly 3 hours from Fort Lauderdale) and it was nearly time to get these two hitched.
The day rolled around and despite the fact that it would rain all day, we still had an awesome time partying, drinking, dancing & eating. Birdsong Barn was such a gorgeous venue & if you're looking for something similar in Brisbane it's a lot like Boomerang Farm but without the Golf Course. Regina & Aaron said their vows under the twinkling fairy lights while the rain fell outside & then afterwards we all ate cake and boot-scooted the night away to cowboy country tunes.
My final days in the US were spent exploring Orlando & Miami and then after probably the best 9 days i've ever had in my life, I said a teary goodbye to Reggie & to the beautiful United States and flew all the way home to my darling husband. I'll never forget this incredible experience and I would absolutely LOVE to go back again soon. If you know anyone, or you yourself plan on getting married in the States, send me an email because I want to be involved.
- Kelsea xo
Photography: Kelsea K Photography
Venue: The Birdsong Barn Titusville, FL
Catering: Sonny's BBQ
Cakes: Too Jays Deli & Publix
DJ: Ariel Medina Music
Ceremony Music: Cameron James Jolly
Officiate: Rev.Joel Lusz, Sensational Ceremonies
Brides Headpiece: Twigs & Honey
Brides Dress: Allure Bridals - Alegria's Brides
Maids of Honor: Nordstrom's
Groomsmen: Mens Warehouse
Hair: Bella DeMario - ETC
Makeup: Merle Norman Studios
Bar: Absolute Bartending, Orlando FL