6 years ago, Jenn and Brell were both at a bar in Tallahassee. Jenn was in her last year of undergrad at FSU while Brell was in his first year of law school, also at FSU. Brell spotted Jenn and with all of his confidence, walked right up to her and introduced himself. Brell caught Jenn's hard-to-catch-attention, the two shared a few drinks, immediately clicked, bonded over their goofiest dance moves and laughs. Fast forward a few years later, they moved in together and currently reside in South Beach with their two pups, Alfie and Brisket.
It was April 14th, 2016 when Brell told Jenn he'd like to go paddleboarding. Jenn is the type of woman who's up to try anything, so she agreed. After paddling through choppy water and against the currents, Brell guided them both to a tiny island named Flagler Island in the middle of Biscayne Bay. This island is an un-inhabited island with an adorable white-sand beach and tropical, forest-like greenery in the middle.
After managing to carry the ring in his backpack while paddle-boarding, Brell and Jenn arrived at the island where he surprised her with a romantic arrangement of champagne, roses...and of course, her beautiful ring. The surprise wasn't over yet. After Jenn continued shouting "yes!", she found out shortly after both sides of their families had come into town for the occasion and both families were waiting on a bot in the bay just a few minutes off shore. They met up with their families and celebrated all evening.
Jenn and Brell chose to do a first look before the ceremony. It was adorable how excited these two were excited to see each other and calm their nerves.
Thank you Jenn and Brell for letting me photograph your special day! This day would not have been possible without all the amazing vendors involved below...
Venue: Crooked Willow Farms
Photo: Lady Ilg
Planner: White Birch Events
Florist: Petals and Pours
Dress: Yumi Katsura from Designer Loft NYC
DJ: Vail DJ's
Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals
Hair: Cassie Smelker
Makeup: Sana Hasan-Mahe
Paper Goods: Minted
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