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britni & joe’s courtyard at lake lucerne wedding {orlando wedding photographer}

britni & joe

sometimes your best friends get married, and not only are you the photographer, you’re also the planner, head of diy, and coordinator. luckily, after the rehearsal dinner, i handed off day-of coordination (complete with thorough schedules and clipboard!) to a responsible friend so that i could focus on photos. if this post is long, i apologize – it’s always hard for me to narrow down photos for blog posts, but it’s especially hard when the bride is your best friend & you had a hand in every aspect of the wedding!

britni & joe

britni & joe

if i pointed out everything i diy-ed, this post would get super redundant, but i will say this – i made britni’s bouquet and it’s probably the diy i was most proud of from their wedding!

britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe

britni & joe

britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe

brit & i are both obsessed with black phoenix alchemy lab (if you’re a perfume nerd you have to check them out!), so of course she wore one of their scents for the wedding, the witch bride.

britni & joe

britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe

ah, yes, the classic groomsmen ginyu force pose! (yes, i have done this shot at other weddings. yes, always by request. yes, all of our friends are nerds.)

britni & joe
britni & joe

can you see why i had trouble narrowing this down for the blog???

britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe

sometimes your boyfriend is the best man and you shove your backup camera at him right before the first look to play second shooter… 😀

britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe

i may have had trouble narrowing their bride & groom portraits down for this post too… #sorrynotsorry.

britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe

siblings are weird…so glad it’s not just my family that’s crazy.

britni & joe
britni & joe

just a few more bride & groom shots, i promise.

britni & joe
britni & joe

okay, okay, enough. ceremony time!

britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe

we practiced this hand-fasting at least ten times and they still struggled with it, oops.

britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe

married!!!

britni & joe

britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe

all of the centerpieces were slightly different, and one of my favorite touches were the little mythological creatures we spray-painted rose gold & hid in the foliage & used as cake toppers.

britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe

britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe

after the first dance, we made the decision to move the reception fully inside thanks to the unseasonably cold weather – that way everyone was still able to dance and enjoy the rest of the night without freezing!

britni & joe
britni & joe

of course channing quoted hamilton in his best man speech, just for britni. out of everything that day, hamilton was what finally had her in tears. thanks, lin-manuel miranda.

britni & joe

britni & joe

britni & joe
britni & joe

britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe
britni & joe


photography: e. gilbert photography
ceremony & reception: the courtyard at lake lucerne (dr. phillips house)
hair & makeup: diy
bride’s dress: aida (bought online)
bride’s sweater: vintage
bride’s shoes: jessica simpson
bridesmaid dresses
: etsy
groom & groomsmen attire: vera wang, men’s wearhouse (millenia)
catering: john michael events
floral, decor, signage: diy
wedding cake & cupcakes
: gift from a friend!
dj: omega djs


orlando offbeat wedding photographer – e. gilbert photography

other posts you might enjoy:
britni & joe {at home proposal}
teri & carson {offbeat horror themed wedding}
– dylan & luke {orlando science center wedding}

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