Mindy and Jason were married on Father’s Day this past June at a beautiful and relatively new resort called the Salamander Resort. Katie (of Kate Driskell Photography) who was so generous to leave for vacation a day late in order to second shoot for me, met me early that day and we were on our way. We got to the venue early so we could walk around and were in awe of the venue. It has it all, outdoor man-sized chess set, stable with horses, beautiful outdoor patios and more. It was a beautiful day but in all fairness, definitely warm, so when they mentioned that they needed to move the ceremony inside because of the heat, I completely understood. Then I met Mindy and Jason’s grandmothers, each in their 90s, and 100% understood. Although, those women were troopers and I think if Mindy and Jason had decided to do the whole day outside in the 90+ degree heat, they would have done it with a huge smile on their face.
Since this is a second wedding for Mindy and Jason, it was smaller and much more intimate, family only. Meeting and interacting with their two families and then watching them intertwine, was the best part of the day. You could tell that each family loved Jason and Mindy so much and that they were overjoyed to be growing as a whole. Nothing about the day felt like their were two separate families, they came together as one almost instantly and it really was beautiful. The kids loved each other, the grandmothers looked like two best friends from way back when, it was perfect.
Mindy and Jason’s intimate family wedding was beautiful, inside and out, their love, their families, and their appreciation for one another. They kept saying, I’m marrying my best friend and I just thought, what a blessing to get to be by someone for the rest of your life who is a deep love but also a genuine friend.
I loved getting to know Mindy and Jason and especially their families who were such a hoot! Here are some of my favorites that highlight the day, hopefully they portray to you how special this family truly is.
She was walked down the aisle by her two nephews!
Mindy and her 95 year old grandmother! She was amazing and so full of life!
All the kids of the two families celebrating!
Jason’s kids were such good sports!
Thanks to Katie for this one and the next few of the venue!
The Salamander Resort is stunning!
We got a chance to sneak away for some quick bridal portraits. The light is swoon worthy!
I just love this one that Katie’s got once the bubble machine came out!
Jason’s parents are precious
The light was beautiful even after sunset, the rest of these were well after 8:30pm.
Their grandmothers were amazing!
All the toasts were special and personal but this one was definitely my favorite as they read “I Love You All the Time”.
Mindy and Jason, thank you for letting me into your day and getting a chance to see that love always pursues and finds a way back.