Cozy Backyard Spring Wedding in Bradenton | Gina & Robbie
It’s been several weeks since this gorgeous backyard wedding in Bradenton, and I still can’t find the proper words to articulate exactly how it felt. The whole day just felt like a warm hug from someone you haven’t seen in years. It reminded me of days spent running around barefoot as a child, and napping in the shade on a long summer day. Overall just a very cozy and sentimental day.
Every moment felt very personal and planned with intention. It was a day where I felt like Gina & Robbie both really could just live in the moment without it feeling forced or feeding into “must-have” wedding trends. This was a day very clearly centered on family in the sweetest and warmest possible way. Their decor was either thrifted or borrowed from family. The flowers were locally sourced from a nearby farm. The ceremony and reception were held in their parents backyard. It was all tied together in such a sweet way.
These two had their first dance to “Spring Wind” by Greg Brown performed by their fathers. If you’re into songs with touching lyrics, go give it a listen. I can’t help but get tears in my eyes every time I hear it because I think of all the tender moments throughout this precious day.
Here’s Gina’s super sweet testimonial: “We were so lucky to have found Josie and Alex and I fell in love with their aesthetic immediately because I knew the photography would be timeless. It's incredible how much realness shows in their photography and they have a true talent for capturing the best candid moments. They did both our engagement photos and our wedding photos. We had originally planned to do the engagement photos at a park but Josie suggested an in-home shoot and suited us (and our animals) perfectly. They were always were communicative and timely with responding to emails, which soothed my anxiousness. On our wedding day, they couldn't have been more perfect. As the bride, I spent most of my time with Josie and she was truly the one who could calm my nerves on the big day. Not to mention, she acted as part planner keeping us informed and as on schedule as we let her be. Even when were a bit behind, they were able to zip through the family photos and they turned out beautifully and are some of my favorite photos from our big day. My friends and family couldn't stop commenting about how wonderful and sweet they both were. Our photos are so magical to us because they really captured the essence of our charming backyard wedding and all the special personal touches that went along with it. We got the photos back super timely and got way more than we expected. We've since printed multiple of them and they turned out perfectly (even just printing places like Walgreens) so I can't wait to see them if we go with a "higher quality" studio for bigger prints. We love looking back at them because they bring such a smile to our faces and evoke so much emotion, which exactly what we wanted. Both Josie and Alex were a joy to be around on our wedding day and we couldn't have been happier having them by our side for the some of the most intimate parts of the day because they made us laugh and shared in the moment with us without being intrusive. Highly recommend Fox + Film!”