A Sunset White Orchid at Oasis Wedding

Ft. Myers, Florida


Photographer’s Notes:

Bea and I had a blast at Aaron and Jaime’s White Orchid at Oasis Wedding as we always do since every one of our clients are simply amazing and quite hilarious. 🙂 The day started at the house of one of the groomsmen for getting ready, unfortunately the groom was running late and we had to jet off to see the bride before our time with her ran out, however we were able to get in a few laughs with the groomsmen and even take a photo or two while awaiting the groom’s arrival. Once we got to the White Orchid, we quickly started to photograph the beautiful details for the bride such as the dress, shoes, garter, and jewelry. As soon as we were finished, we quickly heard that the groom and the groomsmen were approaching by boat so Bea and I ran down to the dock to document the grand arrival. Unfortunately, the boat quickly stopped as there was not enough water for it to get close enough to the dock for the groom to depart, meaning the reveal or first look may be delayed a bit if they cannot find a way to dock the boat.

The guys found a dock nearby and had to walk the rest of the way back to the venue in the Florida heat, this of course made for some hilarious candids as a few of them stormed into the room where the girls were getting ready so that they could access the portable air conditioner (Historic Home) in the corner of the room. As they were undressing and intimately hugging the 4 foot by 3 foot device, I of course had to take a few photos for the bride and groom as it was a memorable moment for sure.

From there it was a whirlwind of emotions, laughter, excitement, and great music! Congratulations to Aaron and Jaime and it was a sincere pleasure being chosen to document such a free spirited bunch on such a special occasion! Wishing you many hugs and warm wishes towards your future together as husband and wife!!

With Much love this Valentine’s Day,

Maria Angela

Interview with the Bride:

Maria: Why did you choose the White Orchid as your venue? White Orchid at Oasis Wedding

Jaime: We looked at a few other venues but we knew the second we stepped foot onto the white orchid property that we would get married there. It is simply charming and beautiful. There is no other place that compared. A Sunset White Orchid at Oasis Wedding


Maria: What was your favorite moment of the day?

Jaime: The ceremony!!! We wrote the ceremony our selves and our vows. I highly recommend this. It seems intimidating at first but it really personalized everything.A Sunset White Orchid at Oasis Wedding


Maria: What was your biggest obstacle while planning your wedding?

Jaime: Keeping my fiance calm. 🙂


Maria: Looking back at your wedding day, would you change anything, knowing what you know now?

Jaime: I would not change a thing, just cherish every second because it really flies by.


Maria: Any advice to future brides planning their own wedding?

Jaime: DON’T STRESS! Remember it is supposed to be fun.

Vendor Information

Cake: Publix
Hair: Bride’s Best Friend
Dress Store: Allegria Bridal
Men’s Attire: J Crew
Uplighting: Steve Farst
DJ/Band: Steve Farst
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