Tony & Elle found each other nine years ago while working at a theme park! Their shared passion for the arts, drama, and creativity sparked a beautiful romance that continues to shine brightly.
They’re basically a walking fairytale couple!!
Their intimate wedding day was held at a breathtaking Airbnb retreat nestled in a magical forest in Bradenton, Florida.
The serene surroundings, coupled with the warmth of the Florida sun, created the perfect backdrop for this unforgettable celebration of love.
The Airbnb retreat, surrounded by lush greenery and towering trees, exudes rustic charm and invites you into where the couple prepares for their wedding day. The natural beauty of the forest and nearby river lent an ethereal touch to Tony and Elle’s wedding day, making it truly one-of-a-kind.
They yearned for a stress-free, non-overwhelming atmosphere where they could simply revel in the joy of their love. And that’s exactly what they created at this picturesque location in Bradenton.
Tony donned a striking bright red suit that captured his style and playful spirit perfectly. It was a fashion choice that brought smiles and added a dash of fun to the day.
Elle found the perfect shade of light pale champagne for her dress, as white would have washed her out. The dash of red to her lips brought the entire look full circle! Her dress and veil were what dreams are made of, clearly made JUST for her!! Elle looked so timeless as if she was in on her own fairytale movie set!
As Elle got ready, she shared precious moments with her mother. Her carefree and relaxed demeanor, coupled with her natural “princess” personality, radiated joy and happiness.
Tony, on the other hand, enjoyed his getting ready moments with both his loving mom and dad, surrounded by their unwavering support and super calm vibes.
Inspired by one of their favorite games, the cake’s uniqueness added fun to the celebration. It was a treat that not only satisfied their sweet tooth but also brought smiles to everyone’s faces.
However, the most emotional and touching moment of the day came when Tony and Elle exchanged their personal, handwritten vows.
With heartfelt words written in a beautiful leather keepsake journal, they poured out their love, trust, and friendship to one another. These vows captured the essence of their relationship flawlessly.
Trust and friendship were shown in every word. Elle thanked Tony for being a safe space for her to truly be herself, while Tony reminded Elle of what an encourager she always is in his life. She always believed in him and allowed him to be the best man he can be. Cue the tears!! I don’t think there was a dry eye!!
Their connection and chemistry were a dream to photograph, and I couldn’t have asked for a more joyful and adventurous couple.
Elle’s Pinterest inspiration served as a helpful guide, allowing me to understand her vision for her photos.
However, she more importantly gave me the freedom to capture candid, natural moments that showcased their genuine love.
It was a beautiful collaboration between us, as I brought her creative and fantastic ideas to life through my lens.
From Tony’s vibrant red suit to Elle’s carefree and relaxed moments, every detail reflected their unique personalities.
The deliciously fun cake and the exchange of personal vows added an extra touch of sweetness and emotion to an already joyous day.
As their wedding photographer, I felt incredibly blessed to be a part of this beautiful journey, capturing their love story from start to finish.
Elle made my day with her text the next day:
“Sharon thank youuuuu!!! We are blown away and so grateful for your hard work with our special day!!! Can’t wait to share with the fam and make a million albums to cherish these memories! You slayed it!!!!”Tony & Elle
Tony and Elle, thank you for allowing me to witness and preserve these precious memories.
Your love is so inspiring. It was an absolute delight to capture every magical moment of your rustic, intimate, and fun wedding in Bradenton, Florida!!
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HUMA – Elle Agosta
Cake – Rexy’s Sweet Tooth
Catering – Chipotle Mexican Grill
Engagement Ring – MoissaniteCo.com
Gown Designer – The Dressing Room – Celebration
Photographer – Works of Wonder Photography
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