OK, grooms, you need to step it up because at this Jacksonville wedding from Mi Amore Foto the husband-to-be actually serenaded his wife with a sweet rendition of their song during the ceremony.  Now if that doesn’t set the bar for best vows ever than I don’t know what does.  On top of being totally aw-inducing the details are delicate, sweet and elegantly understated.  And if you’re into shoes (who isn’t into shoes?) you will love this pair of Badgley Mischka that were given to the bride as a gift (lucky girl)!  Click here to see even more!

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From Mi Amore Foto… I have known Dwayne’s family for about 10 years now, so being chosen to photograph his wedding was a pretty big honor.  He and Celeste did everything themselves and with the help of family and friends. His three sisters actually made the chuppa for the two of them to stand under during the ceremony.

Celeste’s shoes were a wedding gift and one of her favorite details from the day.  Dwayne told me that he was going to have someone else sing his and Celeste’s song to her during the ceremony, but he thought, “Why in the world wouldn’t I just sing it to her?!”  He ended up serenading her during the vows. I’m not sure if there was a dry eye in the church.  He never broke eye contact and she never stopped smiling.

Family was a huge part of the day, as she had her sisters, as well as Dwayne’s, as her bridesmaids. Dwayne is very close to his mom and three sisters, and during the mother/son dance, the three sisters ended up surprising Dwayne and his mother by joining in.  They ended up all holding hands and circling around the dance floor.  Mom was in tears and you could tell that this was such a joyous day for everyone.

The old window, used as the seating, was done by Dwayne’s brother in law.  All of the flowers were done by a friend. Everything was a combined effort and you could tell that this couple was so loved and taken care of.  It was a beautiful, beautiful day.

Wedding Photography: Mi Amore Foto / Wedding Reception Location: The Florida Yacht Club / Floral Design: Mitzi Monday, Friend of the Bride & Groom / Wedding Cake: Edgewood Bakery / Wedding Dress: Gail Chandler / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaid Dresses: Rheia Roundtree / Wedding Invitations: J. Lewis Designs / Groomsmen Attire: Banana Republic / Bride’s Makeup: Sephora / Bride’s Hair: Lucy Salon