Shauna + John | Cloister at Sea Island Wedding Pictures

On a night out with friends she never would have dreamed she'd meet her prince charming. He noticed her when she walked in and rather than immediately walking over to say hello he sent her drinks from the bar. Before she left she asked who had been sending the drinks at it was then they exchanged their first "hellos". Conversation was easy and flowed seamlessly. Numbers were exchanged and upon saying goodbyes he sen texts to his brother and best friends saying he'd just met "the one." Though the guys didn't take him serious at first it wasn't long before to see her he'd have to start commuting to NYC (where she was currently living). After several flights back and forth it became clear- indeed this girl was special and John was falling in love.

I met these two at his brother's wedding last Fall. They weren't engaged yet- but as soon as they had a date and a venue they reached out to me and I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of their wedding day as well.

The Cloister at Sea Island is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. No detail is overlooked and the service is second to none. Shaunna spent the last several months planning her dream wedding and it was everything we could have imagined and more!

There were simply just too many incredible moments, details and stories to be told in one post so let this serve as a tease and I'll see you back here soon for part 2.

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The Dress.

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The shoes. cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0002 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0003 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0004  cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0006

Her invitation suite designed by Your Hi Note was perfectly fitting and incorporated unique details for both the bride and groom. Polynesian flowers for her and antlers for him.cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0007

She surprised her father by wearing his mother's wedding gown.. it fit her perfectly and was given to her for this day by her sweet Aunt. cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0008

Needless to say her daddy was very surprised.    cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0011 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0012 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0013

So , SO beautiful! cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0014 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0015

Kayla's angle.cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0016 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0017

I used the lace on her dress to create this image. It's basically straight out of the camera. I love the moment and emotion of the moment during her final preparations as well.cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0018 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0019

Her little sister helped with get the dress down.. cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0020 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0021 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0022 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0023

Meanwhile, Kayla was with the groom and he had a very special surprise from the bride.cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0024 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0025  cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0027

We ran into her mom in the hall and they shared a sweet moment.cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0028

One of my favorite images of the day. Her Grandma is in the reflection in the background. cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0029 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0030

So incredibly stunning.  cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0032 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0033 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0034  cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0036 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0037

That dress and those sleeves. The details were simply incredible! cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0038  cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0040 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0041

A sweet moment I captured between her parents.cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0042 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0043 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0044

They decided just before the wedding to do a first look and I'm SO glad they did! It gave us much more time for pictures and for breaks in and out of the building to escape the heat! John's reaction was priceless! cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0045 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0046

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She literally left him in awwweeee.cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0048   cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0049

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Love these!   cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0056 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0057

Loved the groom's portraits Kayla shot- specially this one. cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0058 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0059

The next two are by Kayla as well.cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0060 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0061  cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0063 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0064Another favorite.    cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0068  cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0070 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0071 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0072 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0073 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0074

A moment with her hero-cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0075

One for mom as well.  cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0077 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0078 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0079

 

I absolutely LOVE this picture Kayla got of the Dicesare family. (minus their ladies). It's been incredible working with them for both sons' weddings the past year!

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So many stories and friendships. The love they shared in this picture runs deep. cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0080  cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0082 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0083 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0084 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0085

Kayla's anglecloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0086  cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0088 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0089 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0090

And then there were the groomsmen... Oh how I love this picture!cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0091 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0092

By K. cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0093 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0094 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0095   cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0098 

These guys rocked the "GQ" quite well.  cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0101 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0102 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0103 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0104 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0105 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0106  cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0108

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And then I'll leave you with a tease of what's to come....cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0109 cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0110    cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0114  cloister_sea_island_wedding_pictures_luxury_wedding_photographer_tessa_marie_weddings_0116

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Go see part 2 here!