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  • Matt Whytsell Photography // Promo Video

    We met Matt (along with his team) at a wedding a few years back. He is so incredibly easy to get along with and his team works so well together. As Natalie says, they are like a “well-oiled machine.” Since then, we’ve become great friends. We’ve not only had the chance to work together multiple times at weddings, but we’ve also had a few sessions with Matt (Maternity and Little Man’s 1st Birthday), and we had the honor of capturing Matt proposing to his wife, Natalie.

    So, when Matt came to us with the idea of shooting a promotional video for his business, we were immediately stoked! We shot over the course of 2 days and really worked hard to figure out exactly who Matt was, and why his business is unique.

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    We had a great time with Matt, Natalie and James (Matt’s 2nd shooter and Brother-in-Law). Matt’s longtime clients, The Duggers, had some really beautiful words to describe Matt and what he does. They were also very patient while we got all the shots we needed for Matt’s promo.

    If every shoot was as fluid and fun as Matt’s was, we’d say we have the best job in the world.

    Oh yeah, and the little puppy featured is not so little any more! Sampson Whytsell is almost 100lbs! Whew, I feel like we need a “Where are they now” session with Sampson. :)

    And be sure to check out Matt’s website and like him on Facebook!

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  • Crosswater Hall Wedding Highlights // Andre + Abby

    Where do I even start with Abby and Andre? These two were married at one of our favorite locations to shoot, Crosswater Hall in Nocatee, FL. We first shot at this location for Heather and Rob’s Wedding, and immediately fell in love. It’s one of the best places in the Nocatee/Jacksonville Area to have your wedding at.

    Okay, so Abby and Andre are super sweet. They wrote their own vows – which we are totally loving this new trend with our couples – and had some incredibly beautiful words to express their love for each other. Andre certainly had us in tears.

    They also know how to have fun – dancing back down their wedding aisle, busting a move at their reception and hosting an incredible 7 (or was it 10?) course dinner. We also had the opportunity to meet Angel of Angel Esparar Photography. She is totally awesome and her work… well, it speaks for itself. :)

     (images by the fabulous Angel of Angel Esparar Photography)

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     Abby and Andrea, thank you for including us in your day and introducing us to some incredible vendors (and for one of the most delicious wedding dinners EVER).

    Much ♥ to you both.

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  • Cross Creek Ranch Wedding Highlights // Chris + Mandie

    Mandie and Chris are one of our favorite couples ever. They were hilarious, down for anything, and had one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve been to. Every part of their day was filled with so much love and laughter. Just how we like them. :) And, hello? Isn’t Cross Creek Ranch like the BEST venue ever?

    Oh yeah, and Mandie is a real life Disney Princess. She spends some of her days at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL playing some of your favorite Disney Princesses, like Ariel and Cinderella. So, she had plenty of experience smiling for the camera, dancing around and twirling for us. Yup, best Bride ever. Love her.

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    Mandie and Chris's Cross Creek Ranch Wedding

    Mandie and Chris's Cross Creek Ranch Wedding

    Mandie and Chris's Cross Creek Ranch Wedding

    All those pretty lights. Totally in LOVE. Thank you Mandie and Chris for choosing US!

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  • Adore Events Bride’s Night Out Promo Video

    Adore Events // Bride’s Night Out from Gator Bride Videography on Vimeo.

    Every month, Gainesville-based wedding planning company, Adore Events, hosts a “Bride’s Night Out” to connect local brides with the best vendors in Gainesville in a no-pressure environment. The next one will be December 5th from 6:3o-8pm and has a “Bridal GLAM” theme. There will be a great Q&A with local vendors on how to get the perfect bridal look (hair/makeup/styling), and a photographer on hand to capture “before” and “after” shots of each bride.

    A few months ago, we attended a Bride’s Night Out and put together a promotional video for the monthly event. It just so happens this was the same night I went into labor with Tanner. So, it’s safe to say, Bride’s Night Out will always hold a special place in my heart. ♥

    Hope to see y’all there!

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  • Orange Park Jacksonville Wedding Feature Film // Dan + Keri

    Dan + Keri // Feature Film from Gator Bride Videography on Vimeo.

    One of the great things about our job, is the connection we have with our couples. Either we’re both big Gator fans, went to school together, shot a friend of theirs wedding or, in the case of Dan and Keri, our parents met while on vacation in Mexico! Shortly after Keri booked us for her July wedding, we discovered Dan’s Mother met my parents at a resort in Mexico last November. They didn’t immediately make the connection till Keri told her future Mother-in-Law who she booked to capture her day. Keri is also the cousin of one of our past brides (and my old college roommate), Stephanie. Every day we discover how truly small our world is, and how every one of us is connected in some way or another. Which, we think, totally rocks!

    Anywho, back to Dan and Keri’s wedding! Dan and Keri were married at Orange Park Presbyterian, followed by a gorgeous reception at the Orange Park Woman’s Club. Keri and Dan booked our joint package with Matt Whytsell Photography, so we had the chance to hang with one of our favorite photography crews too, while Keri and Dan got an incredible deal. A win-win for all!

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    The details at Dan and Keri’s wedding were incredible. From the photo booth, to the lemonade stand, to the dessert bar, and their cupcake tower – delicious! We are totally loving the cupcake alternative to wedding cakes. So yummy – and portion controlled. Good for those who are watching those post-prego pounds (me! lol).

    Dan and Keri – we are so happy you found us and booked us! We had so much fun with you both. Wishing you both the best! Much love, GBVideo.