Apalachicola Wedding by Red Fly Studio
October 20, 2011

I don't know quite how to put my feelings into words with this wedding. The only thought running through my enamored brain is... WOW. WOW. WOW. over and over. Every new image from Red Fly Studio brings a whole new fit of gushing because, well, I just can't get enough of this affair. It's a little bit whimsical, a little bit organic, a hint of classic with a side of silhouettes and a million bits pretty. And on top of all of that, it has a layer of totally unique and undeniably cool details that bring on a whole new stream of wows. So definitely carve out some time to cozy up to this gem in the full gallery and coming up a bit later we have a BUYING GUIDE to help all of you brides and grooms-to be snag the look. Stay tuned!

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From Red Fly Studio...I thought I would submit this sweet intimate wedding that we photographed near the shrimp boats on the docks of the Apalachicola River.  The bride and groom walked in at the same time, from opposite sides and met in the middle. Guests were seated in a semi-circle, and Alex and Allison were the completion of the circle. The ceremony was unique. Alex's father married them, and they did not have a traditional bridal party. A few friends read passages. Alex read her a poem. There was a moment of silence, and a time that acknowledged those who could not be legally married.

Immediately following the ceremony, Alex and Allison took a walk by themselves while the guests lingered in the park to enjoy oysters and champagne.  When Alex and Allison returned, their friends had flagged down some locals who were boating. The locals took them on a short excursion around the river, before we borrowed them for photos.  The reception was in an old chocolate factory, and it was beautifully decorated.  Everything seemed soft, even though there were cacti in the centerpieces. Honey was given away, and the napkins were made of fabric that would later be made into a wedding quilt.  Photos of Alex and Allison together, from years ago (the first time they dated) were laid on the table with silhouette buttons that these two had made.  Alex had drawn a tree for the "Leaf your fingerprint" guestbook. The work that Alex, Allison, and their families put into this wedding really shined through. It was probably the most unique wedding we had this year.

Wedding Photography: Red Fly Studio / Wedding Cinematography: Unique Video / Flowers: Tricia Lee / Event Design + Planning: Tricia Willis / Ceremony Location: Apalachicola Riverfront Park / Reception Location: Apalachicola Chocolate Co. / Shoes: TOMs / Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Dye / Tuxedo: Thick as Thieves LA / Caterer: Vicki Cureton of Cruton & Company / Band: The Zack Batholomew Trio