Rob’s cousin, Tara, recently got married. We drove down to Spring Hill Florida, which is about an hour north of Tampa. She had a Medieval Fantasy Themed Wedding at the Nature Coast Botanical Garden. It was lots of fun. Tara worked her fingers to the bone, but did a great job of delegating help that weekend.
Before the wedding we went over to Gramma’s house. Drew and Caitlyn steamed all the wrinkles out of our costumes.
Not long after they started steaming we got word that the groom was stuck out at the gardens, guarding the wedding site. He was supposed to be showering and getting dressed, but whoever was to relieve him never showed up. So we went out to the gardens to so he could go get ready. It worked out well so that I could start getting pictures of stuff before everyone started arriving.
It was a beautiful day in the gardens for a wedding.
As people arrived, I started capturing the moments and all the great costumes.
Tara’s mom, started pinning flowers on all that were supposed to get one. Tara spent months hand-making all the flowers from decorative paper.
Nora pinning on the flowers for the King and Queen (Grandpa and Gramma).
Eric’s mother pins on his boutonniere.
Here’s a few pictures from the ceremony
Tara’s dad passed away in 2013, but he still had his spot saved.
We had about an hour after the ceremony to wait for the food to be set up. We got a few family shots that Tara wanted. She didn’t want a lot of staged photos, which made my job easier.
Here’s Rob and I with the bride and groom
Our family with them
Tara’s long, beautiful hair and her bouquet
Signing the scroll with ink and feather
My nieces and nephews
Lovely tablescapes in the Medieval theme
Turkey legs and corn
Tossing of the bouquet
Tara paper-mached the dragon eggs and inside each one was a hand crocheted dragon. Like I said she worked her fingers to the bone to make this day special for all the wedding attendees.
What a fun day! Thanks to Tara and Eric for letting us share in their celebration and for letting me be the photographer.
See all the pics from the day here.