A beautiful Florida springs elopement at sunrise!
Waking up and Heading to the Springs
For their elopement K+B got up before dawn to get dressed and then headed to Kelly Park in Apopka so they could exchange vows next to the clear blue springs of Kelly Park. Because we were there right at opening the park was nearly empty and K+B had the park almost completely to themselves. They put the final touches of their outfits on at the picnic area and then we headed down to the rocky shore of the springs to find the perfect spot for them to exchange vows.
Exchanging Vows and Defending Donuts from Squirrels
K+B exchanged vows against the sounds of babbling water, birds chirping, and wind coming through the palm trees. Everything was calm and serene – I couldn’t imagine a better backdrop for them! After they said “I do” we explored the rocks, took some pictures of them in their beautiful clothes, and celebrated with donuts. Not pictured is the squirrel we had to defend our donuts from, haha!
After taking some time to relax and watching the local fire department do a swimming exercise (they were swimming AGAINST the current!) we headed down the road to King’s Landing to go kayaking! This is a great local launching hole that you can rent all kinds of gear from. They even have a little shop in case you forget any essentials.
A Kayak Adventure
We launched into the canal on our kayaks and I absolutely loved how K+B brought along their bouquet for a ride in the back of their kayak. The spring run here is fairly shallow in most places which makes it a great spot for stopping and swimming! We found a palm tree to climb, ate some snacks, and splashed around in the cool waters. K in her white bikini was a MOOD and #bridesinbikinis is definitely becoming a thing!!
When our rental time was up we headed back to the launch site, packed up all our gear, and then headed to Henry’s Depot for some drinks and lunch. Safe to say we were all super exhausted, but in that really great way where you know you’re going to head home and cuddle for the rest of the day.
I LOVED this elopement and K+B’s willingness to go on an adventure in the Florida springs. We all had a blast and captured some pretty amazing memories!
Want to know how to elope in Florida? Check out this blog post!