It’s not every day I get to work with a couple who have been together since high school! Being high school sweethearts is a special part of Allie’s and Johnny’s story, and they are about as sweet as it gets. When we first met to talk about their wedding, I could tell right away how excited they were to become husband and wife.
The morning of their wedding was a bit brisk for a Florida day, but the bridesmaids bundled up in cozy blankets accordingly. Their ceremony and reception all took place at the newly-opened October Oaks in Webster, Florida. I absolutely love this venue! Not only is it gorgeous and very versatile, but it’s owned by a wonderful family that welcomed all of us with love. Allie began her morning with reading a note from Johnny. Allie and Johnny both come from large families - - similar to Marco! This means there are a lot of sisters (and a good amount of brothers) between the two families. It was so fun to learn how each bridesmaid was connected to Allie — from sisters, to sisters-in-law, to (soon-to-be) sisters-in-law, to friends from grade school. It’s so clear how much support Allie and Johnny have around them.
One thing that I specifically loved about their wedding was how they arranged for Johnny to first see Allie. Allie and Johnny didn’t plan a first look but had something else they wanted to do. When it was time for Allie to walk from the bridal suite to the ceremony, Johnny was turned around and two large doors were placed at the end of the aisle. When the doors opened, Johnny saw her and her dad right at the end of the aisle. His reaction to seeing his bride at last was incredible and made everyone tear up. His love and adoration for Allie was so apparent and so special to get to watch.
Their guests danced the night away under romantic market lighting and sent Allie & Johnny off with a sparkler exit. Marco and I loved getting to be a part of their wedding! Allie and Johnny, we wish you every happiness and are so excited for you both to begin this new adventure as husband and wife. Congratulations!