I’ve tried my best without success to not cry when writing this blog. We have the full waterworks going on over here! We met Nicole five years ago. With a huge smile, beautiful blue eyes, a head of golden hair and a kind heart, we hoped it wouldn’t be the last time we got to see her. Unfortunately we only got the opportunity to work with her once. Aside from some followup emails, and following each others life on the gram, we never got a chance to see each other again.
We didn’t know we had made as big of impression on her as she had on us. Five years later, Nicole finds the love of her life and we find out that the fondness was mutual. We were absolutely adorned with all the sweet details of how they fell in love . Then it happened. She invited us to be a part of the best adventure in her life. Of course after tearing up and calming down from being overwhelmed with joy and humility, we said yes!
The Day Finally Arrived
It was a perfect day for a wedding at Harbourside Lawn, The Resort at Longboat Key Club. One of the best parts of being part of Michael and Nicoles wedding was meeting all the amazing people that love them so very much. Everyone was emotionally invested in these two and making their day perfection. From Lee’s, her maid of honor, amazing laughing on demand skills and ability to make everyone laugh to her parents beaming joy for their daughter. So many happy tears! We didn’t want the day to end!
The First Look
By far our favorite moment of the day was the moment Michael saw Nicole for the first time. We just loved how he immediately became overwhelmed with emotion when he saw Nicole standing before him with that smile we all love. The hug was what did it for me. For a moment I thought my lens wasn’t focusing but it was just my watery eyes blurring my vision. Those moments will forever be in our hearts and we are so privileged to have been the flies on those walls to witness it. Don’t worry, we captured it and you’ll get to see it too!!!
Michael and Nicole, there are just no words that can express how much we have loved being a part of this journey with you guys! We just love being around you guys and watching you guys just not only love on each other but slay while you do. Michael for someone who hates pictures, you know how to put the stud in every frame. We’d like to thank you! Thank you for sharing this chapter with us. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of these intimate moments. And thank you for honoring us with the responsibility of capturing your first day as Mr and Mrs Heinz. Grab the tissue and each other and get ready to go through the emotional roller coaster of the best day ever.
Michael + Nicole
Harbourside Lawn, The Resort at Longboat Key Club | Longboat. Fl.
Venue: Harbourside Lawn, The Resort at Longboat Key Club | Planner: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning | Florist: 2 Birds Events | Cake: Cakes by Ron | DJ: Graingertainment | Hair + Makeup: Femme Akoi | Catering: Longboat Key Club | Bridal Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Lekoff | Brides Shoes: Betsey Johnson vis Nordstrom | Grooms Ring: David Yurman | Bride Ring: MOG’s diamond with setting from Gold & Diamond Source | Brides Jewelry : Sarah Walsh Bridal | Grooms Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Transportation: Siesta Trolley | Save the Date: Minted | Video: Azul Visuals| Rentals: Kate Ryan | Drapery: Palacios | Linens + chairs: Linens by the Sea | Neon Sign: Etsy | Photography: The Hendricks