Congratulations Tara & Robbie!
Tara grew up in Colorado.
Robbie grew up in Ireland.
They met in New York City.
They had a Southern wedding in Jekyll Island, Georgia.
And they did the Tango for their first dance.
All in all, nothing was short of spectacular for their grand celebration at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. From her gorgeous Reem Acra wedding gown, to the Vera Wang bridesmaid dresses, to ending the night with a bang with a full fledge firework show, Tara and Robbie share a love that is just as sizzling passionate.
A very special part of their intimate gathering included Robbie's 90-year-old grandmother who flew all the way from Ireland to be there for her grandson's special day. And she even brought a signature Irish Tara namesake broach that Tara wore on her dress for special keepsake.
For those that remember the famous dog and feet shot from their engagement photos on my old blog, this was the wedding for that couple. Abigail, the dog, was the honorary flower girl.
Below are my favorite photos of their day and their slideshow at the end.
Tara's wedding gown was by one of my favorite designers, Reem Acra
Tara's gorgeous 5 karat ring.
Robbie's 90-year-old Grandmother all the way from Ireland for their special day.
Taking a smoke break. But I love this shot because it reminds me of an old 1920s photo or something.
You couldn't have asked for more gorgeous lighting to highlight their love following their ceremony.
I was in love with Tara's long windswept Cathedral veil!
I loved the flowers circling this cake. Floral arrangements for the wedding by Rosalee's Flowery.
Ending the Tango first dance on a kiss!
My favorite shot of the night!
A special thanks to my second shooter and friend, Katie Thurmes, of Jenna Walker Photography, who flew from Denver, Colorado (and also Tara's hometown) to shoot this wedding with me.
And lastly, a diva-liscious thanks to Terrica of Once Upon Your Wedding who referred Tara and Robbie to me. Terrica and I had met over a year ago and hit it off from the start as one wedding diva to another. This was the first wedding we got to work together and it was awesome to be in such beautiful company with her throughout the day. I thought we had a picture together at some point during the night, but I can't seem to find it. I'm bummed!