• Ceremony
  • Amy + Jeff’s Baughman Center Wedding Highlight Reel

    Last weekend we had the honor of capturing Amy and Jeff’s Wedding at the beautiful Baughman Center on the University of Florida campus. We met Amy and Jeff only 2 weeks before their Wedding and were so excited they booked us! Amy and Jeff met via the internet and later found out they lived only 500 yards away from each other. Crazy! They both were super cute too, showing up to our little meeting wearing orange and blue. Totally appropriate for a Gator Wedding. :)

    But, enough of my jibber jabber, check out their highlight reel below!

    My favorite part is when Jeff says “Wow” when he sees Amy for the first time. Also, we though it was super cute that Jeff kept saying he wasn’t nervous, when you can clearly see the nervousness in his body language while he was waiting for his Bride to appear. It’s funny how everything just hits you when you’re up at that Alter. I know it did for Mr. Knight and I when we got married. :)

    As for an update on Gator Bride Videography, we’ve been booking up like crazy! At the moment, we are only taking 1 Wedding a month (since we have full time jobs), and are just about booked through next Spring. We feel so lucky to have such amazing clients. We can’t wait to capture all their Weddings. Mr. Knight and I also can’t believe how our little company has taken off. We feel so incredibly lucky and blessed. And thank you all for all your support throughout the past year. It’s been wonderful to have such an amazing community of bloggers, friends, readers and family behind us, rooting us on. Heart y’all!

    Our next Wedding is in Marco Island (our first destination Wedding!) and we can’t wait. :)

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  • Gator Friday on a Wednesday :: Families in the Swamp

    Our newest Gator Bride Videography client, the lovely Amber, just sent us over pictures from a family session she had with Matt Whytsell Photography and I couldn’t just keep these beautiful pictures to myself. I had to share them and all their orange and blue glory. Enjoy!

    The couple: Amber and Josh. Mr. Knight and I are BEYOND excited (and honored!) to be shooting their wedding this October.

    Their daughter = the cutest little gator fan I’ve ever seen. ♥ her already.

    Nothing like a little gator love to brighten your week. Need more? Check out the rest of the images from their shoot. Happy Wednesday Gator Fans!

    Wondering where I’ve been? Mr. Knight and I have been busy building our Gator Bride Videography website. Stay tuned!

    all photos by Matt Whytsell Photography

  • Gator Bride Designs
  • Gator Fridays :: Orange + Blue Ruffled Clutches

    Aloha Gators! Long time no talk? Mr. Knight and I have been beyond busy, working on our day jobs, side jobs, special projects we’ve been wanting to complete (with one very special quilt I’ve been dying to share with y’all), and our new business, Gator Bride Videography. If you missed my post on our new business, you can check it out here, and be sure to view the highlight reel from our first wedding! We’ll be shooting our second wedding this weekend for Marcela + Gabriel and we are SOOO excited. Be sure to join the Gator Bride Videography Facebook page to receive updates!

    So, in between all the craziness of the past few months, I managed to make a few adorable little orange and blue ruffled clutches. Check them out↓

    Orange and Blue Ruffled Clutch


    I’m in love with them. I even made some for Gator Mom and Momma Knight. Sewing is so relaxing. Well, it’s only relaxing if you have made the same pattern several times and you no longer have to actually “think” about what you’re doing, but just do it. :)

    Since I have a few extras of these little clutches, I’ve listed them in my shop. These are perfect for the Gator Girl or Gator Bride in your life. And who doesn’t love a one-of-a-kind handmade piece? Okay, so maybe it’s two-of-a-kind. But, you know what I mean.

    Check them out and be sure to favorite my shop if you love love love orange and blue clutches. I plan to add more this summer, just in time for Football season. Yay!!

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  • Gator Fridays :: Gator Cake Toppers

    Now, I know y’all have seen the fabulous cake toppers Bunnywithatoolbelt made us for our wedding. Shoot, these little babies inspired this blog! I guess you can say, Gator Bride started with the commissioning of these little characters. Thank you Hilary for bringing our little mascots to life!

    Here we are, just chillin’ on our wedding cake. ♥

    Since then, Hilary has received quite a few commissions for custom college-themed cake toppers. Just recently she sent me an album featuring some of her adorable Gator creations, along with their stories. Check them out below. :)

    This first topper was actually commissioned by the fabulous Kari, who helped me find my wedding dress (and who was also getting married). She asked Hilary to create a topper for her Groom’s cake that would incorporate the Gators, the video game Halo, and the band Coldplay. I’m pretty amazed at what Hilary came up with. Perfection!

    This little topper was commissioned by a University of Florida Alum for his Groom’s cake. The topper features the Groom enjoying his favorite past time with his beloved German Shorthair pup.

    Aren’t these two adorable? Easily one of the cutest cake toppers I’ve ever seen. They make me so happy. :) Oh my goodness, and the bride even has a mini veil! Love the details.

    I think I can look at Gator cake toppers all day! :)

    Now, on to a few cake toppers that are hard for my little Gator eyes to see. Oh, I feel for these Gator Brides marrying Seminole Grooms.

    I’m actually totally digging how Hilary gave the Seminole Groom a little mohawk of feathers. Totally a different take on the Seminoles. I wonder if the Groom is a musician?

    This set is probably one of my favorites. Not loving who it’s for (that team out west), but loving the inspiration. The bride and groom met in the marching band, so they wanted little cake toppers showing their team spirit and instruments. Mr. Knight and I both played the flute. We fell head over heels for each other in middle school band class, but didn’t start dating till high school.

    These cake toppers really get me going. Poor Gator groom!!!

    We loved our cake toppers Hilary made us, so much that we just didn’t want to keep them boxed up. This past Christmas we made them into ornaments for our tree. Currently, they are displayed prominently on a shelf in our living room. I get so much joy from seeing them everyday.

    Did you have sentimental cake toppers? Where are your cake toppers now? Did you come up with a creative way to display them? I’d love to hear!

    Also, be sure to check out Hilary’s Etsy shop. She has a few super cute bride and groom cake toppers that are on super sale! Oh, and if you want to see more of Hilary’s AMAZING custom cake toppers, check out her Picasa Album.

  • Gator Bride Designs
  • New Shop Item :: “CHOMP On” Poster!

    I’m so excited to show y’all the newest item up in the shop! Every time I look at it I get all happy and giddy inside. And I think I’m not the only one, as Mr. Knight has already commissioned a print for his office. :)

    When the going gets rough – say you’re having a rough day, you have so many tests/exams/projects due you think you’ll never survive (an often thought if you’re an architecture major), or it’s that one time a decade the Gators have a not-so-stellar game, you just have to “Keep CALM and CHOMP on.”

    “Keep CALM and CHOMP On” Print, framed all nice and pretty over my desk.

    Can’t help but love it’s orange and blue, bright, gator-ness staring right at me while I work. Everyone needs a little orange and blue to brighten up their day.  :)

    ♥love the Gators

    Know a Gator graduating this semester? Check out these adorable Gator grad invitations!