white room saint augustine wedding: emily + steven

You could say he loved her because of the dance lessons he took in order to make their first dance just perfect. Or because of the smile he wore when he first saw her that day, and for every minute that came after it.

And you could say she loved him because of the way she teared up as speeches were given about his character and heart that night. Or because of how excited she got each time he leaned in to give her a kiss.

But all of these things aside, it was so obvious that these two loved each other not because of anything they said or did, but because of how the day felt. It wasn’t a day about schedules or details, or color palettes or centerpieces. It was simply a day about love, and the promise they were so excited to make to one another. The promise of each of their forevers . . . . .

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Emily and Steven are married! We traveled up to Saint Augustine for their beautiful wedding day at the White Room rooftop and loft. The girls all got ready at the sweetest little Airbnb out on the beach, and after getting ready themselves the guys all came over so that Steven could get his first glimpse of his bride. We couldn’t have been any more obsessed with their darling dog Leroy, who was LEGITIMATELY Charlotte’s long lost twin! He looked absolutely adorable in his “Best Dog” bandana, and when the three of them got together for their family portraits our dog-loving hearts just exploded. It was just TOO sweet.

Emily’s wedding dress was so perfectly fit to her figure and personality, and had the most fun slit up the leg that showed off some seriously gorgeous shoes. And after some quick portraits at the Lightner Museum those shoes walked her down the aisle on the arm of her dad (who also performed the sweetly customized ceremony). Later in the night, after guests had dined on some delicious food (we’re STILL thinking about that paella!) everyone partied on the rooftop beneath the string lights as they took in the view of downtown.

Emily and Steven, thank you so much for the honor of documenting your best day ever! We loved getting to be a part of it and couldn’t have had more fun with you both!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

Wedding invitation Suite with bridal details Wedding bands against a green and silver foil invitation bride's gold & rose gold wedding bracelets The bride's heels and earrings against a purple bridesmaid dress The wedding dress hanging near a turquoise wall Bride and bridesmaids in pink robes and leroy the best dog Bride getting into her dress with the help of her sister and mom black and white image of the bride getting into her dress bridesmaids react to seeing the bride for the first time in her dress Formal picture of the bride and her bridesmaids seated Groom putting his cufflinks on and a close-up of his boutonniere Groom in black and white getting his suit jacket on for his wedding The bride's bouquet and shoes with a close-up of the bride putting them on Bride getting ready and her bouquet by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride's bouquet in front of the bride and groom Bridal party walking down the street in St. Augustine, FL by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and groom sharing a laugh in St. Augustine, FL by Sarah & Ben Photography Bridal party in front of the lightner museum in St. Augustine Bride and groom portraits Classic wedding portrait of bride and groom by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and groom walking in St. Augustine, FL Groomsmen portrait in black and white Bride and groom leading their bridal party to the ceremony Welcome sign in calligraphy and floral chair detail during the ceremony Ceremony space on the rooftop deck of the white room in st. augustine, FL Framed quotes from the bride and groom around the ceremony space Wedding programs in wicker basket next to some ceremonial flowers Bride and her father walking towards the aisle during the ceremony Bride and groom at the alter during their wedding in St. Augustine, FL Bride and groom share a fun moment during their ceremony First kiss as husband and wife Bride and groom portraits around downtown St. Augustine, FL by Sarah & Ben Photography Black and white image of a bride and groom kissing while her veil blows in the wind Bride looking off as her groom looks at her under the arch of a doorway Nice moment shared between the newlyweds in the oldest city in the U.S. Bride and groom walking down the old streets of St. Augustine, FL Portrait of the Groom in black and white A shared kiss between the newlyweds as they walk down the street. Bride and Groom in a doorway surrounded by unique trees A close-up photo of a kissing couple on their wedding day Reception details including a floral runner and a table sign The sweetheart table at the reception venue in St. Augustine, FL Wedding programs and table centerpieces during the wedding reception Drink sign at the cocktail hour bar written on a pane of glass Seating card table and a picture of the wedding cake with flamingo toppers First dance on the rooftop of the the white room in St. Augustine, FL First dance with all their friends and family surrounding them on the open air rooftop deck View of the waterfront in St. Augustine from the wedding venue Flamingo cake topper takes focus as the wedding couple kiss in the background toasts given by the sister of the bride created such a fun atmosphere in the room Bride and Groom laugh during the speeches given by the maid of honor and best man Sparkler exit in the streets of downtown St. Augustine, FL Black and white image of the couple running under the sparklers leaving their reception

Credit where credit is due:

Ceremony Venue: The White Room Rooftop

Reception Venue: The White Room Loft & Rooftop

Hair & Makeup: Bardot Beauty Bar

Wedding Dress Designer: Houghton

Wedding Dress Store: Nordstrom Bridal Suite at Aventura

Bride Shoe Designer: Vince Camuto

Groom’s Apparel: Men’s Warehouse

Caterer: The White Room

Coordinator: Meghan Berman

Florist: Flower Works

Cake Design: Sweet Weddings Bakery

DJ: DJ Pro Show with Paul Maass and Bill Jones

Invitation Designer: Minted


  1. Hugh & Fran Lake says:

    Emily & Steven’s wedding was a wonderful and beautiful celebration of their love and commitment.
    The photographs did a great job recapturing every aspect of the day.

  2. Peggy and Bruce Inverso says:

    These are great pictures and we had so much fun! Thank you for including us! ♥️

  3. Peggy and Bruce Inverso says:

    These are great pictures and we had so much fun! Thank you for including us! ♥️

  4. Larry and Beverly says:

    What a wonderful celebration! Steven and Emily, we love you so much!!

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