palmetto riverside b&b wedding: cara & troy

They held each other close as they moved slowly across the dance floor. At some parts, they mouthed the words of the song together between smiles and laughs, in the way that you would with your very best friend. And at other parts they leaned in close, sometimes for a kiss and sometimes just because of the giddy excitement, like you do with the person you love most in the world. For them, there isn’t a line where best friend ends and soulmate begins. They are plain and simply each other’s everything, and watching the two of them through every bit of that day it was so very easy to see why . . . .

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Cara and Troy are married! They had the sweetest wedding at the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast, surrounded by their family, friends, and the most perfect fall weather. The two of them wrote their own vows in the most adorable little books, which they exchanged to read privately before their outdoor ceremony under the canopy of moss-filled trees. Cara looked radiant in an Augusta Jones gown, which she paired with sparkly blush sandals and beautifully timeless details. She carried a bouquet down the aisle that was absolutely perfect for the waterside setting, and was preceded by her bridesmaids who rocked some navy dresses. We loved every bit of their ceremony, from their vows to their constant smiles, but our favorite touch was the fact that the entire thing was conducted by Troy’s dad. How sweet is that?!

The reception was a beautiful garden party, beneath the warmth of the string lights and the glow of the full moon. And after the formal events of the evening and dinner, guests dined on mini cupcakes and a late night snack of pizza between dances. It was such an amazing party, and was the perfect representation of the fun-loving couple at the center of it all!

Cara and Troy, we had such a fun day with you guys and couldn’t have been more thankful to be a part of it! Hope you had the most amazing time in the Keys, and that you love these as much as we loved capturing them.

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

Wedding vows and wedding rings together with bride's bouquet and shoes Bridal Earrings against an invitation background Wedding invitation suite with bridal details Bride's bracelet and earrings on a lace backdrop Bride's bouquet and detailed shot of her wedding shoes and lace details The wedding dress hanging in the sun room of the Palmetto Riverside B&B Bride having a private moment to read the vows her fiancee wrote to her and macro shot of the wedding bands in black and white Bride's hands holding the vows written for her by her future husband Classic image of a bride and her bridesmaids helping get her ready for the wedding The Bride's mother assists with putting the veil on her daughter before her wedding The bride holding her flower bouquet in front of some shrubberies Bride and her bridesmaids posing while holding their white floral bouquets The bride and her bridesmaids striking a classic pose in front of a fireplace Groom getting ready for the wedding ceremony Groom posing in his gray suit with brown accessories Groom and his Groomsmen strike a pose in black and white A beautiful picture of a bride just before she walks down the aisle on her wedding day A sign welcoming guests to the cocktail hour location in Palmetto, FL The wedding ceremony space at the Palmetto Riverside B&B Father hugs his daughter during the wedding ceremony in black and white Wedding ceremony under a beautiful old oak tree in Palmetto, FL The bride and groom exchange vows under the old oak tree and chandelier Bride and groom holding hands during their ceremony New Husband and Wife about to make their way back up the aisle Audience cheers as the new Mr. and Mrs. walk up the aisle of their wedding ceremony Timeless portrait of the bride and groom at the altar Bride and Groom share an intimate moment on the lawn of the Palmetto Riverside B&B The bride and groom on their special day in some traditional portraits A "Love" sign on the sweetheart table with the couple kissing in the background Floral centerpieces with gray accents in the reception Reception decor including florals and 3D wall patterns The sweetheart table and couples Initial over the fireplace and "Love" signage The couple share a smile during their first dance under the string lights The bride and groom go out of the dock for some golden hour portraitsBride and Groom against a water backgroundBride and Groom smiling and kissing along the water in Palmetto, FLBride looking back as she is led down the dock by her new husbandThe wedding cake and customized cake cutter surrounded by white roses Black and White image of a couple dancing during the reception Sweet treat finger foods being passed around the reception Bride and Groom sharing a joyous moment during their last dance surrounded by all their friends and family Sparkler exit with the Bride and Groom running underneath the tunnel of light

Credit where credit is due:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast

Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe

Wedding Dress Designer: Augusta Jones

Wedding Dress Store: Malindy Elene

Bride Shoe Designer: Badgely Mischka

Groom’s Apparel: Men’s Wearhouse

Groomsmen Apparel: Men’s Wearhouse

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo

Caterer: Innovative Dining

Florist: Braun’s Fine Flowers for Gabro Events

DJ: Grant Hemond

Invitation Designer: Minted


  1. Cara Harper says:

    These are so incredible and we are forever grateful to you both for sharing the weekend with us and capturing these special moments! You both are amazing to work with and so fun!

  2. Mary Ellen Stefanick says:

    Love this. Sarah & Ben fit in as invited guests to the party of the year. I can’t wait to see more.

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