Sarasota Wedding Photographer | Michelle & Shelby's Crocker Memorial Church Wedding


This Sarasota Wedding Photographer had an amazing time shooting Michelle & Shelby's beautiful wedding last month! I love all of my couples the same, but every now and then a couple and a wedding work their way into your heart in a way you never expected. Their vision of a small, intimate, and unique wedding was so lovely, and when the day finally came around, everything was just perfect! They had a beautiful and quaint wedding at The Historical Society of Sarasota's Crocker Memorial Church, with their reception next door at the historic Bidwell-Wood House. The couple chose to work with wedding planner Melissa Grady from Your Amazing Day, and she had every detail set up perfectly by the time the couple arrived.

Michelle and her Bridesmaids got ready at the Bidwell-Wood House as the afternoon sun shone in through the windows, adding to the magic of the moment. There were tears, laughter, and excitement as she got ready to walk down the isle. As the final detail, her mother placed her veil on top of her head and they were ready to begin, with Sandhill Photography right there to capture every moment.

The church was filled with natural light and smiling faces as Michelle's father walked her down the isle. Guests sat in pews original to the church, and the Groom's aunt performed a heart felt ceremony. In one of the sweetest and most unique ceremony moments this Sarasota wedding photographer has ever seen, the Bride and Groom ended their vows with a "Pinkie Promise", knowing that the promise they made to one another held more value to them than just a signed marriage license. After the ceremony the Bride and Groom made sure to get a special picture with both of their parents out side of the church, capturing the true beauty of love that lasts through generations.

After the ceremony, the wedding party joined the new Mr. & Mrs. for pictures until being shooed away by yours truly so that I could capture some beautiful wedding portraits and intimate moments with the happy couple.

The Champagne Reception took place on the porch of the Bidwell-Wood House, and included everything the couple wanted, and nothing they didn't! Short and Sweet was exactly what they wanted, and it was absolutely perfect. After an intimate first dance, the couple mingled with guests before the most unique approach to a cake cutting that I've ever seen, where guests could contribute money to tip the scales and determine who got cake in the face!! And as for the cake, Cupcake Delights did an amazing job, with a simple cake topper, and an array of dessert cups that the bride is still raving over to this day! And their wedding day wouldn't have been complete without ending by the waterside for some beautiful pictures against the Sarasota sunset.

Thanks for joining me on a journey through the photography from this Sarasota Wedding! Be sure to leave a comment below to let us know about your favorite pictures, and to share your congratulations with the Bride and Groom!

If you'd like Sandhill Photography to capture your Wedding or another landmark in your life, Contact us for an Appointment!


Vendors: Photography: Sandhill Photography Wedding Planner: Melissa Grady with Your Amazing Day

Venue: Crocker Memorial Church at the Sarasota Historical Society Cake: Cupcake Delights Cake Topper: NGOcreations Dress: Alfred Angelo Bridesmaid Dresses: Something Blue Bridal Boutique Invitations: Vistaprint Hair Pieces: IndiKnotNY

At Sandhill Photography, it's our pleasure to capture all the most special moments in your life. We offer Engagement Sessions, Wedding Photography Packages, Maternity and Newborn Sessions, and Family Photography. We are based in Bradenton Florida, and service the Sarasota, Tampa, and St. Pete areas. Photographer Emma-Rose would love to help you capture memories to last a lifetime. Book your Photography Session today with Sandhill Photography and don't let another one of life's amazing moments pass you by!

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