Staci and Joel were nervous a day before their wedding. They weren’t nervous about getting married and loving one another for the rest of their lives - about that they had no doubts. But it was February and if the temperatures didn’t warm up in the next twenty four hours the beach wedding they had envisioned would have to be moved inside. Luckily someone up there loved Staci and Joel and on their wedding day they spoke their vows as the sun got low over the sea behind them at the Civitan Beach Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. The two families who watched were happily joined together.
We’d gotten to know Staci and Joel well before their wedding. We met with them several times, drinking coffee, running from rainstorms and even joined them for Italian food after their engagement session. Our favorite moment of the wedding was when we got to sneak of with the bride and groom for a few moments at sunset (and what a sunset) - it was a moment of beauty and quiet between two people in love. As they drove off after the reception we took the last photo of the day and waved to them with everyone else. Congratulations Staci and Joel, we wish you the best in the years and decades ahead.