This last weekend, Brett and I were able to enjoy being part of Lauren and Josh’s wedding in Florida. We decided to drive since I’m super paranoid about my gear before a wedding and we’re not too opposed to road trips. We spent a day driving down and a day driving back with two days between – one day for the wedding and one day for us to attempt to relax for a bit.
The wedding was lovely and relaxed. Lauren and Josh were just so sweet throughout the day…and even willing to climb trees in their wedding attire : ) Thank y’all again for asking us to be a part of your wedding! I’m looking forward to your blog post in a week or two!
Our day off was great. We slept in, went to the Apple store to replace my laptop battery and charger (perfect time to die – when we’re 11 hours from home) and wandered around IKEA for a few hours. In case you were wondering, IKEA was actually Brett’s idea and he did enjoy it! We did a few other random things here and there but we mainly just wanted to have a day without an agenda – those rarely happen for us.
We ended our day with trying to find a public access spot to the beach close to where we were staying. Going to the beach was a little higher ranked on our to-do list but of course, the day flew by and we ended up racing a thunderstorm in an attempt to make it to the beach by 5:00. Needless to say my legs are still as white as they were a week ago. After about the 8th attempt at a public access area with parking, we finally made it to the beach!! About the time we were halfway down the walk to get to the sand, the skies opened up. We got our umbrellas and decided to just stand on the beach in the rain… with umbrellas. We started to see lightning after about 2 minutes and headed back to the car. So much for the beach…
Long story short and a double scoop ice cream cone later, we were back on the beach for the sunset after the rain had passed. Thankfully, the clouds made for a pretty end to our day. I would have loved a little more beach time, but alas, life happens and I’m just thankful to have Brett with me – rain or shine.
So, wedding season is well upon us! We’re in the full swing of things amidst wrapping up the school year at Samford University (for those of you that don’t know I photograph for them as well). I’m looking forward to all that the summer has in store and trying to keep up with getting everything out to my sweet clients as soon as I can. Wish me luck! ; )
Here is a little stop motion video that Brett made on the way to Florida. It was a fun idea and we have a few ways we should probably perfect it for next time. Feel free to judge my amount of time sleeping in the car and my awesome granny pillow. No Shame.
song credit: REO Speedwagon “Roll With the Changes”