When I met with Nicole and Lance for their engagement session I was blown away by their chemistry! And when I asked how they met, they both could not stop smiling. Nicole says it best…”
“Lance and I met in downtown Columbus the night of July 3rd, 2013 after the firework show. I was out with my girlfriends and a few guy friends from high school. Lance was meeting up with one of the guys in our group. As soon as he walked up to our group I couldn’t stay away from him. I was actually telling everyone he was my husband that night! I went back to St. Petersburg after the weekend and we didn’t talk for about 3 weeks. My birthday passed (July 16) and Lance texted a week or so later telling me he had been thinking about me. I rolled my eyes and entertained his texts. We continued to talk and started FaceTiming whenever we could. I pretty much told him if he wanted to see me to book a ticket to Florida. I was out a week or two later with my mom at Ricky T’s in Treasure Island. Lance asked me for my email, not thinking anything of it, I responded and about 10 minutes later received an email. Sure enough, it was Lance’s flight itinerary!! I was pretty skeptical about him coming and tried to convince him not to a few times!! Well he didn’t listen and he came. Our first kiss was in the baggage claim at the Tampa airport. He stayed with me for a week in my cracker box apartment downtown and we had the best week. We have been together ever since!”
Starting at Sunken Gardens, Nicole and Lance shared their first look under the plushness of Florida greenery and the warmth of the spring sun. It was beautiful, and Lance’s reaction was priceless!
Their wedding was held on the historic wedding lawn, surrounded by Florida native plants, friends and family. The setting could not have been more perfect with the sun shining through the palm fronds, butterflies whisking around like laughter on a breeze, complemented with birds chirping in the distance. The mood was vibrant, and the happy tears were abundant. These two were so joyful to be standing there, dedicating their lives to each other.
We ended our night at Red Mesa Cantina where empanadas the plenty were served and music filled the air. The perfect ending to an even more perfect beginning.
Vendors who made it happen
Getting Ready: Air BnB // Ceremony Venue: Sunken Gardens // Reception: Red Mesa Events // Planning & Coordination: Forevermore Planning // Hair & Makeup: Destiny & Light Hair & Makeup // Photo Booth: Johnny’s Photo Booth // Wedding Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes // Florals: Desiree Flowers