Puttin' on the Ritz
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
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Stephanie and Randall's eyes met across a courtyard during orientation week for podiatric medical school. For Randall it was love at first sight.  Stephanie on the other hand thought Randall to be a well dressed womanizer-in a white suit.  A week later at the museum of medical oddites, Stephanie realized she was falling for Randall.  It was in this place she saw his sense of humor, not to mention how attractive and dangerously charming he was. She agreed to a first date, and the rest was history. They proceeded with their courtship with the emphasis of a Christ centered relationship.  He taught her how to be spontaneous, while she kept him on track and orgnaized.  These two were the perfect compliment to one another. He knew she was the one and on a quick trip to Florida, Randall (who had been carrying a ring in his pocket all day) suprised her after a romantic dinner by getting down on one knee and asking for Stephanie's hand in marriage.  


 When I was contacted by Stephanie about her spring wedding in Florida, I was all but beside myself that she had chosen me to be her photographer for her destination wedding.  After several emails, texts, and phone calls, Stephanie and I finally met while they were in town to go over details for their wedding at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes. We walked the property and talked about how the day would flow, although our time was limited I was able to grab a few photos of the couple for an impromtu engaement session. Lucky for me these two are always dressed to the nines and camera ready!  While visiting friends out of state, Stephanie and I got to hang out and spend a lot more time together, and over the course of a weekend became instant friends. I love when clients become friends, they are entrusting me to document one of the most important days of their life and for that I am honored.  

   Stephanie planned out her entire day with meticulous detail, and all while preparing for her board exam (which she passed just weeks before her wedding) Everything was as classic and timeless as she is. No detail left undone, and they could not have asked for a more perfect Florida spring day. 





Their first dance was to Beautiful Things which really shows their commitment to putting God at the center of their marriage.   

How fabulous is THIS cake!!!!


Stephanie and Randall I wish you all the love and happiness in the world.  I am so blessed to call you friends.



Venue: The Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes 

Wedding planner: Sweet Pea Events

Hair & Make-up: UnBridaled Beauty

Florist: Dream Designs Florist

Dress: Marisa Gowns

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Brides maids dresses: Monique Lhuillier

Groomsmen Tux: Absolutely fitting 

Band: Buzz Catz

Cake: Ritz Carlton

Photographer: Artful Life Studios

Leave a comment:
cindy - love all the details that your captured. Just gorgeous!
Danielle Evans- Dream Designs Florist - Such a beautiful bride. We were honored to be the florist for their lovely celebration! Thank you for a great blog post and gorgeous images! Danielle (Dream Designs Florist)
Kasey - I love them all, such a classy couple and the elegance of the event really shows through in these pictures.
Rockhill Studio, Seattle Wedding Photographer - WOW...spectacular job!!! Just love all the details!! (and that cake is still blowing my mind!)