• Heart Happy Films
  • St. Augustine River House Wedding Highlights // Daniel + Elizabeth

    Daniel + Elizabeth // Highlight Reel from Gator Bride Videography on Vimeo.

    One of my favorites. I mean, how can you go wrong with custom vows and gator details, along with a fun wedding party?

    Through all the St. Augustine weddings we have captured, we have yet to have the opportunity to capture a wedding at the beautiful River House in St. Augustine. Seriously… this place is GORGEOUS. It basically feels like a big house, with a library (complete with fireplace!), entry foyer, rooms to get ready in, back decks and lawns for tailgate games and ceremonies, and of course, a beautiful ballroom for a reception. This place has it all. It was the perfect location for Daniel and Elizabeth’s wedding.

    Let me tell you, I have never been to a wedding with so many details. Elizabeth really outdid herself. Even the shelves and mantle in the library at the River House was decorated with flowers and personal details. Every where you turned there was something sweet and special representing the couple’s fun personalities and love for each other. And the theme of their day… “Best Day Ever.” Love it!

    Daniel and Elizabeth 8 Daniel and Elizabeth 7 Daniel and Elizabeth 6 Daniel and Elizabeth 5 Daniel and Elizabeth 4 Daniel and Elizabeth 3

    Daniel and Elizabeth had a great wedding party who kept us laughing all day long. Which, obviously, made for some fantastic footage. We also had the chance to meet Sarah of Sarahdipity Photography – who was incredibly cool! She also is super talented. Be sure to check out the photos she posted from Daniel and Elizabeth’s Wedding. They rock!

  • Florida Photographers
  • Andy and Dena’s Gator Homecoming Wedding

    Andy + Dena // Highlight Reel from Gator Bride Videography on Vimeo.

    So, obviously living in Gainesville we are MAJOR Gator fans. When Andy and Dena contacted us with their idea to have a Gator Homecoming Wedding, we were practically jumping out of our seats! After many weeks of patiently waiting for their day to arrive (we were so excited – we couldn’t contain ourselves!), their day finally arrived.

    We started the day at dawn… literally. Since the Gator Homecoming Game was around noon, we had to get started early. Which, in our opinion, made for some pretty awesome sunrise shots out at Paines Prairie. Dena was an absolutely gorgeous Bride and exuded orange and blue pride all day long. Their reception tailgate was held at the University of Florida’s Vet School and was beautifully put together by Celebrations Catering, Masterpiece Weddings and Dream Day Cakes.

    Photo by Russell Martin Photography

    Photo by Russell Martin Photography

    Photo by Russell Martin Photography

    Photo by Russell Martin Photography

    The GBVideo Team (hey – that’s us!), caught in action at Dena and Andy’s E-Session with Russell Martin Photography.
    Photo by Russell Martin Photography

    Thanks to some awesome vendors for putting together such an awesome event! And Thank you to Dena and Any for choosing US to capture your orange and blue wedding day! :)

    Celebrations Catering
    Russell Martin Photography
    Masterpiece Weddings
    Dream Day Cakes
    Image Insight Makeup Artistry
    Pranges Florist
    Eric Redmond, Pianist

    Gator Love!

  • Gator Fashion
  • Favorite Gator Picks: Ilene’s Gator Store

    When it comes to finding amazing Gator gear in Gainesville, the place to shop is Ilene’s Gator Store! Not only do they carry awesome orange and blue gear, but they are also a Gator Bride Sponsor (yay!!). Not in Gainesville? Don’t be sad! Ilene’s Gator Store has an amazing expansive online shop showcasing all their unique Gator gear (so you’re sure to not be wearing the same shirt as someone else at the next game-day party).

    Here are some of my favorite items from their shop:
    And my birthday is coming up… hint… hint… to the hubsters. :)

    For the La-la-ladies:

    How cute would this be with a little jean jacket and cowboy boots? Game-day perfection!
    Deanna Wrap Dress
    , $85

    Stephany 3/4 Sleeve Dress
    ; $80

    Big Albert headband? Yes please!
    Albert Headband
    ; $18

    Gator Bow Clip; $14

    Turlington Gator Scarf
    ; $45

    Orange and Blue Flower Sandal; $38

    What time is it? It’s GATOR TIME! Sorry… had to say that. :)
    Gators Jelly Watch
    ; $30

    Love this dress! Incognito Gator colors… so amazing, especially when you are in enemy territory (AKA Tally).
    The V-Yoke Dress
    ; $120

    For the Babes:

    All future mini’s will be wearing this. :)
    Gator Bib
    , $14

    Twas the Night before Kickoff, $25

    Always wanted one of these. I know it’s for kids, but I don’t care! Obsessed!
    Gator Backpack
    ; $30

    So Sweet!
    Gators Baby Headband
    ; $9

    For the Home:

    These would look adorable on any Gator table!
    Gator Salt & Pepper Shakers
    , $20

    And, don’t forget to use the code gatorstyle (all lowercase!) to receive $5 off your order!

    Thank you Ilene’s Gator Store for continuing to be an amazing Sponsor of Gator Bride!

  • Gator Fashion
  • GIVEAWAY :: Prettylicious Orange & Blue Headband

    Y’all, I’m so excited! The lovely Tessa of Prettylicious is awesome. Seriously. She contacted me last week after I featured her adorable team color flower headbands as one of my favorite Gator accessories and offered to give away one of her beautiful designs to one of you. How sweet is she?


    Tessa of Prettylicious is giving away one of these beautiful headbands to one lucky reader. Not a Gator fan? {what?!?!} Any of the headbands in the Prettylicious shop is up for grabs.

    Burnt Orange and White headband, $7

    Set of 2 flower hair pins, $8

    All of Prettylicious‘s headbands are made in a smoke-free and pet-free home, and fit girls age 6 to adult (fun for everyone!). She also makes headbands for toddlers and infants, at request. Don’t see the color combination you want in her shop? She LOVES doing custom orders. :)

    Okay, so now you’re asking “How do I win this Gator-tastic headband?” You have 2 chances to win (holla!):

    1. Visit the Prettylicious shop and comment below on your favorite headband combination.
    2. Follow Gator Bride on twitter and retweet the following: {plz RT} I entered to win an adorable headband from Prettylicious and @themrsgator!!! http://gatorbride.com then comment to let me know it was you!

    *Please no international entries. Contest closes Thursday, January 26th 2012 at midnight. Please only enter once a day.

    Also, use the code GATORBRIDE in the Prettylicious shop to receive 20% off any of her headbands (totally grabbing one for myself!).

    Good luck my sweets and a very special thank you to Tessa for this wonderful giveaway!

  • Gator Fashion
  • Gator Fridays :: A Few of my Favorite Gator Things

    Lately I haven’t been able to control my obsession with anything and everything orange/blue/gator/tebow. It’s quickly become out of control. I guess that’s what I get for living in Gainesville, where every Friday is “Gator Friday” (what’s this “casual Friday” you speak of?).

    Pinterest has been the instigator of my Gator obsession, allowing me to save and categorize all my favorite orange and blue items. Here’s a peek into the life of a Gator Girl.

    Gator District, $28.00
    Perfect for Summer and July 4th BBQs… oh and Gator Fridays, of course!

    {heart}him. Just purchased my first broncos tank. TRUTH.
    GQ Magazine

    Orange and Blue flower headband. Adorbs.
    Prettylicious, $7.00

    Gingham + Orange + Blue = FANTASTIC
    The perfect shirt. Period.
    Pennington Bailes, $85.00

    I’d feel so FESTIVE with this. :)
    Ilene’s Gator Store, $14

    Orange and Blue Keds. Ultimate PREP.
    Zazzle; apparently their shoe section is down right now. Darn!

    I feel adorable Valentine’s day clutches may be sewn soon. Either way, this fabric HAS to make an appearance in my life.
    Spoonflower, $18/yd

    Orange scarves are a MUST.
    Target, $14.99

    I wear mine all. the. time. Here’s proof:

    Happy Bridesmaid, Gator Bridesmaid and I at the UF Stadium. LOVE.

    And a trip to the stadium wouldn’t be complete without visiting Timmy:

    Showing Tim Tebow some love. I guess “Tebowing” would have been appropriate at this moment.
    If you’re a Gator and don’t know what Tebowing is. You’re missing out.

    Funny how this post started out with me showcasing my favorite Gator items and ended with me posting pictures from my recent girl’s weekend. It’s easy for me to become sidetracked. Obviously.

    In other news, Mr. Knight and I have been busily working on our 2011 album. Mr. K takes so. many. pictures. that we thought it was a waste to have them all neatly organized on our computer for no one to see. So, we’ve decided (like many others) to make an album every year of all the pictures from that past year. It’s been fun looking back at all we did this year (we started a business, went on some fun trips, I got a new awesome job, filmed 7 weddings, etc.). When you start to look back, you realize that DANG it really has been a busy year. I look forward to sharing the fruits of our efforts with all my bloggy friends (if y’all are still out there! hello?).

    Till then, ciao!
    Oh yeah, I’m Italian now.