Eleven Years in the Making

Updated: Jul 23, 2020

Meet Kris & Kelsey!! The new Mr. & Mrs. Balwin! Can I just say, I am so beyond honored that they chose me to capture their intimate elopement. There were only four of us there; the bride, groom, officiant and myself. Being a part of such a unique experience was extremely humbling and I'm so grateful to have been able to share this moment with them.

So, let's take it back to eleven years ago, when Kris and Kelsey first met! They met at the Conch House where they both worked at the time. A St. Augustine favorite! They were, as Kelsey described it, "young and reckless." Needless to say, they weren't ready to settle down at 19 and 21 years of age. But, it was fun while it lasted. That is, until almost a decade later, when their best friends began dating and moved in together. Of course, with very little effort, they picked up exactly where they had left off. You might even say it was fate that brought them back together.

They spent the next few months getting to know each other again, and never looked back. Kris and Kelsey got engaged in April of this year! With the insanity that is COVID-19, their original plan of having a big celebration with friends and family changed a little bit. Instead, they decided to dedicate a weekend getaway to their relationship and get hitched with a small ceremony in Dunnellon, Florida. This location was beyond dreamy! The trees framed their ceremony in the most beautiful way and allowed me to capture every moment of their sweet ceremony.

Did I mention that Kelsey planned the entire weekend in only two weeks?! From the gorgeous dress and colorful flower crown to the thoughtful officiant and breathtaking location. Every detail was perfectly planned to capture their day in their way! Not to mention, the adorable gift Kelsey surprised me with on her own wedding day.

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Balwin!! I can't thank you enough for allowing me to capture these special moments for you! I enjoyed every second of your sweet elopement! Cheers to years of adventures!

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