The Bonnet House located in sunny Ft. Lauderdale has become a sought out wedding venue in South Florida for its historic and extraordinary architecture and its surrounding natural beauty. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, the Bonnet House stands on 35 acres of lush landscaping with the feel of a tropical oasis. This is where the beautiful Emily married her now husband Matthew and we were honored to be there to capture it all!
Although Emily and Matthew live in California, they decided to celebrate their wedding among friends and family back home in Florida. This was the first time we met the couple since they booked us as their wedding photographers over the phone from across the country, but it was an instant connection! They were both so sweet and fun. Their morning started at the Ft. Lauderdale Marriot Beach Resort where they both got ready to separately head over to the venue. Once at the Bonnet House, Matthew waited with his groomsmen as Emily slipped into her wedding gown in the upstairs bridal suite surrounded by her girls. It wasn’t long before we snuck them away for their first look. Away from everyone, the two had a private moment to see each other for the first time and it was truly special!
Guests had already been trickling in and began taking their seats at the ceremony site. They were all treated to a heartfelt exchange of vows. It was beautiful! Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Bonnet House’s lovely courtyard before they took a seat. The reception area was all about the details! It was a stunning setting for the new husband and wife to enjoy their first dances followed by toasts to the newlyweds. The rest of the evening was full of love, laughter and dancing!
Join us as we congratulate Emily and Matthew as you enjoy this sneak peek!