Christine & Eddie’s Ponte Vedra Lodge Wedding | Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida


This Ponte Vedra wedding was a year (at least!) in the making and it turned out to be gorgeous! This was also my first time shooting at this venue and I loved how cozy it felt. The bride’s suite even had a fireplace in it which was perfect for the rare Florida cold snap we experienced! Our day started with Christine getting ready with the help of her bridesmaids and mom, I also captured some fun details of the rings and Christine’s accessories. Her mom made the starfish clutch just for Christine’s wedding day! It went perfectly with the theme of the day.







When we went out for our first look the weather turned back to gray and cold and VERY WINDY but the couple stuck it out and we captured some adorable photos of their first time seeing each other. Unlike most first looks where we usually follow up with bride and groom portraits, we chose to get the family photos and bridal party photos out of the way. This turned out to be a very good decision because the weather only got worse from that point on. That’s Florida for you! Despite the weather the venue managed to pull together an inside option for the ceremony and I was still able to take Christine and Eddie outside during a brief intermission of the heavy winds and get some great portraits.






Look how beautiful this display by Alley Cakes is! If you’re in the Jacksonville area I highly recommend stopping in to her bakery or ordering a cake from her for your next event! Find her on IG HERE

Starfish themed cake and illustrated dog guest book for signing










The reception was tons of fun and there was even a milkshake bar later on in the evening. I had so much fun capturing all of the guests partying it up with the new Mr. and Mrs. Carter!









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My name is Jessica and I am the dreamer behind Jessica Lauren Photography! When I’m not behind the camera I love spending time with my dog hiking the beautiful Florida trails, out on my paddle board in our local springs, or getting some quality time with my husband while we explore local events. I have actual cravings for the ocean when it’s been too long since my last beach day. I roller skate – not in-line skate, I mean the old school quad skates! I have a deep love for all things J.R.R. Tolkien and my #1 wish is to travel to New Zealand one day!