What an heartfelt joy it is to finally get to share Gabe and Dani’s Elegant Pelican Pub Brewery Wedding. Theirs was a wedding that will forever be close to my heart, as this madly in love couple were just simply amazing to work with. Super sweet pair that just loves life and people and their day was about all of that. They truly made me feel like more of a friend then photographer- and for that I am truly grateful!
Gabe and Dani’s destination wedding was full of gorgeous details and heartfelt moments. It all began at Shoreline property’s cutest beach rental where the girls gathered laughed along with one pretty amazing iTunes playlist, they shared such sweet memories and even shed some excitement tears….. such a great team they were for Dani, checking in on anything she may need, those are amazing friends!!
Not only did Gabe and Dani choose to see each other before the wedding so that they could share an intimate first look, they also opted to schedule all the photographs before their ceremony so that they could fully enjoy their guests who had traveled from afar to join in their celebration. It was so great that they did because as soon as we finished with outdoor photos and moved indoors to capture all the reception details while the bride and groom took a few minutes to relax before the ceremony, the winds changed and rain appeared. But you know, not even rain stopped this couple from fully enjoying their day. Their dream was a ceremony within feet from the ocean waves and the rain certainly couldn’t stop that dream!
And oh the reception….. what fun! The details, the atmosphere, the great music (shout out to DJ Peradox, seriously I highly recommend them, let’s just say there is a reason they have received countless awards in the wedding industry!) The reception was a combination of class and style with some major moves on the dance floor, and the dancing did go on all night long!
And yes, the boys carved out a little guy time at the Pelican Bar. One thing I’ll say about the pelican pub, it is always, always, always a pleasure to photograph a wedding as they go above and beyond for each of their couples as well as working alongside us artists. Truly one of my favorite venues!
As if they weren’t already cool enough, Gabe and Dani carved out time to hike up the cape, heavy gown and all Dani said it was worth the little workout to capture her dream come true. It was my pleasure to capture her dream and honestly, I am only sad that the experience is now over with this pair. Gabe and Dani, thank you again and again for being such amazing people to work with, your trust and kindness really has meant the world to me. xoxo Xiomara
Venue: Pelican Pub Brewery
Floral Design: Sunflower Flats
DJ: DJ Paradox
Hair and Make-up: Shear Bliss Salon