This dreamy destination wedding at Zota Beach Resort in Longboat Key was the perfect backdrop for the most notable part of the weekend: the love Taylor & Brittany have for each other. That love flowed throughout all aspects of their wedding weekend and to all of their family and friends with every detail. From the beginning of the day, Brittany’s joyful demeanor was apparent in the beachfront bridal suite filled with her closest friends and family. Her gorgeous smile lit up the room as she earnestly enjoyed each of her beloved women sharing this special day with her. After they slipped her into her simply elegant low-back dress, it flowed perfectly for the barefoot walk to meet her groom. The grooms suite hosted a beaming Taylor, sleek in his perfect white beach button down and surrounded by his closest friends and family. Eager to see the love of his life, he walked the barefoot path to the boardwalk where he would wait for her. Their first look was picture perfect and intimately theirs, as the balconies were filled in the distance with their friends and family looking on. We took them for a quick pre-ceremony portrait & film session capturing that gleeful wedding eagerness in them both. The Gulf of Mexico glimmered its perfect turquoise for their ocean front sand ceremony site lined with palm leaves and tropical flowers of every hue.
As the sun set, the cocktail hour on the balcony glowed while everyone enjoyed glorious charcuterie boards and tropical drinks. The reception began shortly with an energetic dance floor that topped out as one of our most fun to date. The energy remained throughout the rest of the night, with every person there joining in the fun and not a seated guest left in the house. The next day, we met up with Taylor and Brittany again for a glorious sunset shoot on Beer Can Island to capture ocean dip portraits and a trash the dress session. IT WAS AMAZING!!! We had a blast as we adventured with them into the ocean and had fun amongst the rolling waves. They were such adventurers the entire shoot and it was the perfect compliment to their wedding day session! These two were beyond in love with each other and it showed in the imagery we captured. Here is a preview of their amazing Longboat Key and Beer Can Island Wedding. Enjoy!
Photography: Brandon Kari Productions
Videography: Brandon Kari Productions
Dress: Classic Bride
Florals: Bells Box Collective
Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe