Meet our most recent bride, Lara Fiorelli.  She is the owner of Lara’s Theme in Vero Beach, Florida, which is a floral and event planning firm covering South Florida.  Meet our most recent groom, Richard Andrews.  He is an officiant with Lara’s Theme and together they style and coordinate the most exquisite weddings.  What an honor it was to be asked to cover their very own nuptials!  I knew it would be beyond gorgeous, seeing as how Lara has an eye for beauty.  They are fun, passionate, creative and simply lovely people.  They included two songs by Phillip Phillips in their wedding “Home” and “Gone Gone Gone.”  Fate brought Phillip Phillips to our dinner celebration hours later.  The Epic Hotel’s restaurant Area 31 is such a treat to enjoy dinner and drinks.  The bride’s sister noticed Phillip eating next to us.  I politely approached him and explained that the bride and groom at the next table had just played his music in their wedding.  He was honored.  He eagerly took a photo with them and the rest of our group.  What a delightful guy!  What a thrill, especially for our bride and groom!  Take a peek at the intimate but exquisite wedding below.

Getting Ready Location:  Epic Hotel | Miami, Florida

Ceremony Location:  Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Miami, Florida

Flowers & Design:  Lara’s Theme | Vero Beach, Florida

Wedding Dress:  Unique Bridal | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Short After-Party Dress & Bracelet:  BHLDN | Nationwide

Hair & Makeup:  Makeup by Marz | Miami, Florida

Dinner Celebration:  Area 31 at the Epic Hotel | Miami, Florida

Videography:  Quick Nickel Productions | James Argyropoulos

Photography: Sampson Photography | Stuart, Florida

IMG_2300
IMG_2356
IMG_2358
IMG_2475
IMG_2551
IMG_2554
IMG_2778
IMG_2741
IMG_2735
IMG_2717
IMG_2634
IMG_2596
IMG_2555
IMG_2585
IMG_2805
IMG_2856
IMG_2961
IMG_3085
IMG_3087
IMG_3146
IMG_3105
IMG_3187
IMG_3236
IMG_3305
IMG_3354
IMG_3379
IMG_3393
IMG_3395
IMG_3421
IMG_3428
IMG_3423
IMG_3439
IMG_3452
IMG_3454
IMG_3453
IMG_3459
IMG_3460
IMG_3465
IMG_3475
IMG_3483
IMG_3484
IMG_3493
IMG_3548
IMG_3564
IMG_3630
IMG_3637
IMG_3659
IMG_3680
IMG_3682
IMG_3686
IMG_3706
IMG_3738
IMG_3761
IMG_3765
IMG_3770
IMG_3775
IMG_3776
This is Phillip Phillips in the middle here!
IMG_3790
IMG_3793
IMG_3818
IMG_3820
IMG_3824
IMG_3834
IMG_3839
3L5A6283
3L5A6297
3L5A6345
3L5A6392
3L5A6406
3L5A6442
3L5A6454
3L5A6461

Palm Beach, Florida Wedding | The Brazilian Court Hotel | Royal Poinciana Chapel | Bath & Tennis Club

It was such a pleasure to document the exquisite wedding weekend of Alex & Gabriella.  With family and friends flying in from all over the country to witness their union, it was a meaningful and fun event to capture.  We enjoyed the island of Palm Beach and all of its splendor.  You won’t find many images from the private and exclusive Bath & Tennis Club, at the venue’s request.  Luckily, there is plenty of gorgeousness to soak up from the Brazilian Court Hotel and Royal Poinciana Chapel.

Let’s now all collectively gasp at the Kapoc tree on the water.  For years, while living in West Palm Beach, I called this particular tree a Banyan tree, however, it is a Kapoc tree, I learned just this past weekend!  If you Google “Kapoc tree” – our tree right here in Palm Beach often shows up first.  It is known world wide.  I have photographed families under that tree many times, always calling it a Banyan tree.  :)

Often, my second shooter is Michael Landry, my partner both professionally and personally (insert collective “awww” here).  Michael joined me this weekend and was responsible for some of this eye candy below.

Another wonderful part of this wedding weekend was the opportunity to work with Michael LaFrance of LaFrance Films | http://www.lafrancefilms.com | A true cinematic genius.

IMG_9522
3L5A5728
IMG_9573
IMG_9581
3L5A5740
IMG_9626
3L5A5756
IMG_9647
3L5A5757
3L5A5760
IMG_9669
IMG_9441
IMG_9452
IMG_9458
IMG_9485
IMG_9301
3L5A5619
3L5A5641
3L5A5611
IMG_9363
IMG_9368
IMG_9378
IMG_9301
IMG_9411
IMG_9464
IMG_9573
IMG_9803
IMG_9771
IMG_9828
IMG_9889
IMG_9895
IMG_9913
3L5A5817
IMG_0007
3L5A5875
IMG_0164
IMG_0169
3L5A5900
IMG_0259
3L5A5910
3L5A5933
3L5A5939
IMG_0337
3L5A5947
IMG_0341
IMG_0347
IMG_0376
IMG_0411
IMG_0416
IMG_0430
IMG_0489
IMG_0725

I worked with the most wonderful vendors and the most lovely couple for this gorgeous wedding ::
Florist/Stylist/Planner/Day of Coordination:  Lara’s Theme – Lara Fiorelli – http://www.larasthemes.com
Officiant:  Reverend Richard Andrews - http://www.larasthemes.com/officiant
Cake:  Cakes by Cindy & Glenn - http://www.cakesbycindyandglenn.net
Venue:  Seven Mermaids River House in Historic Downtown Stuart, Florida - http://7mermaidsriverhouse.com
Bride:  Larissa Brennan
Groom:  Joshua Bryant
 

Wedding Photography – please email jennifer@sampsonphotography.com to schedule your wedding photography consultation.  Enjoy the photos below.  Talk to you soon!

IMG_0267
IMG_0244
IMG_0259
IMG_0360
IMG_0406
IMG_0436
IMG_0437
IMG_0439
IMG_0459
IMG_0470
IMG_0649
IMG_0832
IMG_0841
IMG_0926
IMG_0971
IMG_1014
IMG_1178
IMG_1240