My excitement reached a peak as my friend & sidekick for the trip, Robert Miles, & I veered off the main road down a gravel driveway that headed back toward the water. We had crossed over the canal bridge & both said, “We have to figure out a way to get over there!” Little did we know that a spontaneous turn resulted in finding one of the most beautiful secret spots on the island.
Since their engagement shoot, I’ve been anticipating Erik & Macey’s Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Florida Wedding. These two happen to be some of the most generous people I know; they are wonderful. I’ve known Macey since High School & have always thought highly of she & her family. And Erik is top-class; there’s little wonder why they make such a wonderful couple.
Throughout the weekend, I was humbled as I considered Erik & Macey’s generosity. On several occasions they were eager to check in on us, ensuring we had everything we needed. At one point I exclaimed, “I can’t believe I get to do this for a living.” Erik & Macey, let me just say, you two are fantastic; I hope you enjoy your wedding preview & thank you again for the honor to photograph your wedding.
I love Amelia Island! Just look at the landscape.
And the wedding day began. If you’ve never stayed at a Ritz-Carlton, you are missing out on some serious hospitality… & beauty. The lovely Laia Climent was the wedding coordinator & did a fantastic job, a pleasure to work alongside.
Some of the details.
Such a gorgeous bride.
And the dapper groom.
As the ceremony began.
The lawn site of the brunch following the ceremony.
The brunch following the wedding was incredible; one of chefs made me the very best omelet I have ever eaten.
And some time together!
We stopped by the location where Erik proposed… such a beautiful spot!
And this is the secret little place on the island that we found… amazing!
Can I please build a cabin & live right here?! Also happens to be one of my favorite photos of the year!
And another photo up for favorite of the year!
Amelia Island, can I please come back?
Ladies & Gentlemen, Mr. & Mrs. Erik Garkovich!