There are many, many reasons why I adore Florida weddings, but sunset ceremonies on the beach? They rank high atop my list. As does this gorgeous Bonita Springs affair captured by Naomi Chokr, which happens to be boasting all of the aforementioned with a beyond stunning outdoor reception, as well. It’s an intimate day filled with love, laughter, touches of pink (!) and heartwarming moments aplenty. See sooo much more in the full gallery.
From Naomi Chokr… Melissa & Kyle has a lovely story and both worked so hard to put this wedding together along with family and friends. The sunset immediately after the ceremony was almost like a gift to wish the happy couple well.
Melissa the bride booked me exactly a year before her wedding day. I was just starting out and she was the second bride to ever book me. She found me online and then contacted me to photograph her wedding. And we’ve been friends ever since. She’s seen my work grow and has been one of my biggest supporters from day one and I’m so grateful for her. So publishing her wedding is a little bittersweet for me because it means that there will be no more wedding for me to look forward as I have been for over a year.
I’m so excited that Melissa & Kyle are now Mr. & Mrs Crawford. These two are just meant to be together and being there to witness their special day as their photographer was just amazing. They rented a private beach house to host their ceremony and reception. It was very intimate and so beautiful. Melissa created and planned everything. Their family and friends pitched in and put everything together for her so she could enjoy and relax on her day. Melissa has a gorgeous voice and during the reception she surprised Kyle and sang “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds.
Wedding Photography: Naomi Chokr / Wedding Venue: The Bonita Dolphin House Rental in Bonita Springs, Florida / Floral Design: A Flower Boutique / Wedding Cake: Perfectly Scrumptious / Cupcake Toppers: ClickityClack / Sign Decor: Duanes Workshop / Something Blue: Dana Marie Creations / Wedding Dress: J.Crew / Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar / Makeup: Janea Soliven from J & A Makeup Artistry / Bowtie: SillyBuddy