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melinda & jeff (married)

Welcome to my third attempt. I’ve been sitting here, trying to articulate how incredibly awesome Melinda and Jeff are, how unique their Alys Beach wedding was, and how I really, truly adore them so much that I wish they lived close by so we could be BFFs. But from every angle I approach it, I just end up coming off as cheesy and insincere. The honest truth is though, it’s true…

Melinda and Jeff’s wedding was sweet and simple and everything about their intimate nuptials breathed of authenticity and love. They are a couple that marches to their own drum, aren’t afraid to be absolutely ridiculously over-the-top silly and different, and are 100% focused on what really matters most – their family, dearest friends, and one another.

As I was getting to know them better, I asked them what part of the wedding they were most excited about. Jeff’s reply? “Marrying the love of my life on the sand with the sound of the waves behind us. A little like heaven.”  This day – the first of their lives together as husband and wife – surely didn’t disappoint. They said their vows on the beach with a vivid blue sky and the wind gently pushing Melinda’s hair aside as she walked down the sandy aisle toward her new husband. This couple and this day were blessed. Beautiful. A little like heaven.

– Holly



Here are a few of the many people that made this day possible: 

Venue: Alys Beach, Florida

Photography: Holly Gardner Photography

Hair: Jasmine Rizzuto, Project: Style Salon

Dress: Maggie Sottero from Bravura Fashion 


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