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I think I've mentioned a few times how sad I am that I wasn't blogging while planning our wedding. It was seriously the best time in my life (to date) and overall a very calm and perfect experience. I planned a "destination" wedding of sorts - since I was living in Boston and planning a wedding that had three different events taking place all over Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Jacksonville. Having vendors that you trust was key and one of my favorite vendors (if not the best) was our wedding photographers!! You've seen snippets of wedding photos here and there and they were all done by the wonderful and talented Gwen Tundermann and her husband. They are a great team and were with us until the very end, over 12+ hours of photographs - which makes narrowing down these even harder!!
(Warning Photo Overload here)

The day of the wedding we got our hair and make-up done at Cortello Salon in Jacksonville Beach. We had the entire right side of salon to ourselves and 4 different stylists working on us. Some people may think I was crazy for doing my own make-up (my sister helped with it too) but I wanted to make sure I looked like me - just a little more done up and I was very happy with the final result! I do wish I had done fake lashes - but was too scared with all the crying I was going to do that they would come off.






There was never any question that we wouldn't do a first look. Both Gary and I were very adamant about enjoying our reception!! All our photos with the wedding party were taken before and then the only photos left to do after the ceremony were of extended family!! It worked for us and I don't think the moment could have been captured any better! The look on Gary's face and his first words to me on our wedding day, I will never forget! 

I was really terrified of having the "ugly cry" so I tired my best to cover it! 


One of my major concerns while planning my wedding was that it would rain - a fear that came to fruition! For that exact fact when choosing a venue I wanted to make sure there were enough options inside to have beautiful photos. Our venue, One Ocean Resort, had so many beautiful locations that served as great backdrops for our photos. 




Fun fact: One of the groomsmen took a tumble down the stairs on the way to our rehearsal dinner…and BROKE his foot. We felt awful but he was a total trooper!! 






Our entire bridal party including 10 kids!! 
Another fun fact - this is actually photoshopped because my DAD photo-bommed the original!! 



Phew… That was a lot and I again apologize for the photo overload!! I think that's the sign of a fantastic photographer - you can't choose a favorite!! 

If you read all of that - Thank you- If you just scrolled through the pictures-Thank you!! 
Next week - Ceremony & Reception! 

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Photo Credit (all photos): Gwen Tundermann
xo,
Biana







24 comments

  1. Your photos are beautiful. I love the ones of you and Gary in black and white. You look super gorgeous in the 3rd picture at the top!(and all of them) lol We did our pics before the ceremony and reception also. I am glad because the night went by way too fast! Have a great day! Stacy

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  2. Your hair looked so gorgeous!! And these pictures are fantastic, that's so great that you have so many to choose from :)

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  3. So very beautiful!! Your dress is gorgeous!

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  4. I'm so impressed that you did your own makeup! It looks awesome!

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  5. You looked gorgeous! Love the photos from the first look.

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  6. Your wedding pictures are amazing!! You definitely picked a great place with a gorgeous backdrop for pictures! The color of your bridesmaid dresses is beautiful and your dress is absolutely amazing! Looks like a perfect day!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  7. Amazing pictures! One of my favorite parts of the day was getting ready with the girls :)

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  8. Love these pics! That is horrible about the groomsman takin a tumble. But you looked so pretty and so great you have these pics as sweet memories!

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  9. Your pictures are so gorgeous! Your photographer did an amazing job capturing everyone's emotions. I am loving these wedding recaps!

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  10. What a beautiful wedding and seriously stunning couple. Those pics of your first look are precious! And BUMMER for the poor groomsman who broke his foot, ouch!

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  11. Beautiful Biana! Your venue looks awesome! No kidding about the great backgrounds. Love the ones of your first look!

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  12. So beautiful girl!!! Your first look pictures are SO SWEET! Xx.

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  13. Your wedding photos are absolutely stunning! I also opted to do my own wedding makeup, and I couldn't have been happier with the results, just like you! You clearly know what you're doing. :)

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  14. Gorgeous photos!! I love the ones of you two crying when you see each other - so romantic!! And that purple is such an awesome color!! xx

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  15. You looked gorgeous! LOVED the bridesmaids' dresses. I have had my fair share of bridesmaids dresses, and yours are by far the prettiest!

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  16. Could your first look pictures be any more wonderful? Priceless moment! Ps. You are so incredibly gorgeous! I hope you know that.

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  17. Such beautiful photos! You are so gorgeous and that dress is to die for!

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  18. I am so happy we did a first look as well! Although I totally ugly cried during our vows and was unable to hide it!

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  19. Yay for your wedding recap! I cannot believe you did your own makeup!!! That is impressive! Even if I wanted to, I don't think I could have steadied my hand long enough to do any of it haha! Looove your first look pictures, his face is pricless!

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  20. These pictures are amazing! You look beautiful and I love the purple dresses-- such a gorgeous contrast against the white flowers! I actually did my own makeup too-- but only because I had a horrible makeup consultation & then a friend of a friend who was going to help out, ended up going out of town that weekend! I love all the photos-- you guys are such a beautiful couple & so photogenic :)

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  21. Oh my goodness! I love this!!!! You and your dress is breathtaking! :)

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  22. Wow B this is a beautiful wedding/group of people! Ok but rain (good luck), falling down the stairs (bad luck for that poor guy) and dad photo bombs? All made for what looks like a gorgeous day!

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  23. For any venue, we need to focus on location, accommodation and food. Las Vegas Weddings venues are offering great services at reasonable cost. I am reserving one for my wedding.

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