Destination weddings have a funny way of making everyone feel like family.
Destination weddings have a funny way of making everyone feel like family within the first 24 hours of arrival, even the photographer. A few weeks ago I traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to witness the union between Jamar and Tiffany. The wedding took place on the Allure of the Sea’s cruise ship and everything HAD to run on time to accommodate the 4pm departure time. Now my previous experience with weddings told me that this could be a disaster as I’ve discovered that weddings almost never run on time…but for some reason this wedding seemed different. Because I had my “gameface” on during the wedding I couldn’t see what was so different about this wedding…but as I sat on down on the plane home I realized that this was an unbelievable collaborative effort by everyone in attendance. I mean I saw bridesmaids turn into hair stylist on the spot! I saw groomsmen turn into baggage handlers for 20+ bags at the drop of a hat…And when the A/C on the bus wasn’t working properly one guest even used his passport as a air deflector to make sure the bride was cool for her big day (photo below) . It was truly an amazing experience to be apart of. There is nothing like being around people who are genuinely around you to celebrate your happiest. Besides the 94 degree heat and the 88% humidity, I must say Florida treated us well. The love that these two families share is truly a blessing and I am honored to be the one who capture it all. Congratulations you two!