I can’t believe the day finally came and went. Chris and Katie’s wedding day was two years in the making. After the pandemic forced them to move their date from 2020, the couple tied the knot this weekend with a Lightner Museum wedding in St. Augustine. The best part? The wedding reflected their relationship and personalities so perfectly. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Katie was the first person I met when I worked at Disney over 6 years ago and we instantly clicked. I just loved her carefree and no-nonsense personality. Over the next few years, after the Disney journey ended for us both, we would see each other at a few weddings. Katie was a bridesmaid in one and a planner in another. She even saved my clumsy self when I broke my ankle stepping out of a limo at the very beginning of a wedding day!
When I met Chris at their engagement session in 2019, I knew he was the perfect match for her. They were both theatre people, loved games and beer, and most importantly, they pushed each other to be the best versions of themselves. I hadn’t ever seen Katie so relaxed and happy! I was so ecstatic to photograph their wedding day and counted down the days. Unfortunately, the pandemic changed their plans for their Lightner Museum wedding, but when the day finally arrived, it was honestly so refreshing.
One of my favorite parts of Chris and Katie’s Lightner Museum wedding was their focus on the color red. The couple asked their guests to wear red shoes to fit their theme, and so many were able to! Katie wore a gorgeous and unique red wedding dress with red accessories, while Chris had a burgundy suit. The wedding party also joined in on the red theme with red shoes, ties, and pocket squares.
Another favorite part that made Chris and Katie’s Lightner Museum wedding so unique was their tie-in of classic Florida elements! All of the florals for the day included palm leaves and tropical flowers. The bouquets even doubled as fans! Their wedding cake topper consisted of a bride and groom flamingo set, and flamingos also appeared on Chris’s socks. The invitations and place cards were old-time Florida postcards. Pineapples could be found throughout their venue as well as on the cufflinks Chris wore.
Chris and Katie’s wedding was full of unique elements that fit their personalities, and the biggest one in my book was incorporating their home-brewing into the day. Katie and Chris are the founders of Swamp Witch Brewing Company. They dubbed the wedding “Katetopher Fest” and had a variety of their beer available for guests during the reception. The couple even created their own labels for the special day!
Katie and Chris, you don’t know how honored Jack and I were to be a part of your big day. We absolutely adore you guys and cannot wait to see where life takes you next. We hope you enjoy your blog post of some favorites of ours from your Lightner Museum wedding day!
A HUGE thank you to all the amazing vendors who made this day possible:
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Lightner Museum
Coordinator: Brooke Resnick with Coastal Coordinating