This charming classic garden wedding comes to us from Samantha of Corner House Photography, based in Winter Park, FL! Here’s Samantha to tell us more:

Taylor Cornillaud and John Sansone tied the knot this month during their Sweetwater Branch Inn wedding in Gainesville, Florida. You may remember my darlings from their firefighter engagement session a month or so back. John, a firefighter, and Taylor, a Doctor of Physical Therapy student at the University of Florida met me out at John’s station for their themed engagement.

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Their love is truly beautiful. The two wanted a very relaxed day filled that had a “light and airy feel” where “everyone is laughing and enjoying themselves,” as Taylor describes it. The two picked Sweetwater Branch Inn, an intimate bed and breakfast in the heart of Gainesville, Florida, for their wedding venue. The beautiful Inn has the small, intimate vibe Taylor wanted and radiates with southern elegance.

Their ceremony was just as emotional, filled with tears, a beautiful first kiss, oh and of course a private ring-bearer security guard… hehe. After the ceremony, we headed back to the white columns for family and wedding party portraits. Newlywed portraits took place throughout the grounds from hidden alcoves under the tree canopies to brick sidewalks underneath traditional street lamp posts.

First dance vibes were filled with guests cheering our couple on and sharing a quick dip and a few stolen kisses. The rest of the night flew by from dance offs to a tearful toast by dad. Wishing these two an absolutely incredible life together!

Congratulations Taylor & John and thank you, Samantha, for sharing! For more information about Corner House Photography, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile.

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Photographer:  Corner House Photography
Dress Store: David’s Bridal
Invitation Designer: David’s Bridal
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Warehouse
DJ: On Fire DJ Entertainment
Hair Stylist: Mode Salon East
Bakery: Sugar, Redefined
Ceremony Location: Sweetwater Branch Inn
Officiant: Van Elmore
Reception Venue: Sweetwater Branch Inn