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Welcome to the Ardensea Blog! I’m Jackie Watson, owner and wedding photographer of my south Florida based studio. I hope you find this space a great resource to explore my work, find inspiration, and see if we’re the perfect fit for your own special day.

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Karley & Matt


Meet Karley and Matt—a couple that proves sometimes, love needs a little time to blossom. Get ready for a story that’s been in the making since their elementary school days, with a special touch of fate and a whole lot of style. Join us as we explore their journey to a wedding filled with elegance, vibrant colors, and a whole lot of dancing!

Their Story

Karley and Matt’s story began in the most charming way possible—at First Methodist Church on Wednesdays after elementary school. Little did they know that this church would hold a special place in their hearts, as it was not only where they first met but also where they were both baptized. Their connection continued as they grew up together, sharing soccer fields and hallways at the same high school. But here’s the twist—they were never interested in each other romantically during those early years. Fate had other plans for them.

As Karley, the bride, puts it, there might not be an exact moment when they realized they were meant for each other, but deep down, they always knew. She describes their connection as something that was meant to be from the very beginning—a love story written in the stars. Karley affectionately calls Matt the “calm” to her “crazy,” a perfect balance that makes their love so special. As for Matt, he knew he was “the one” on a magical night attending a friend’s wedding a few Februarys ago, surrounded by loved ones.

The Wedding Details

Their wedding took place at the stunning Quail Valley River Club, a venue that perfectly complemented their love story. The reception space was nothing short of incredible, with a classic black and white theme that oozed sophistication. To add a vibrant touch, bright pink accents adorned the space, injecting an extra dose of energy and excitement.

Karley, the bride, showcased her exceptional style with not one but two amazing gowns. Her ceremony dress was a classic satin beauty with puff sleeves, a daring slit, and a cathedral-style veil adorned with delicate flower details. It was a gown fit for a fairytale. But the real surprise came when she changed into a fun and flirty bright pink party dress for the reception. With this ensemble, she was ready to dance the night away with her friends and her new husband, creating memories that would last a lifetime.

Karley and Matt’s wedding day was a testament to the power of fate and the magic of love that was always meant to be. From their childhood church encounters to their stylish and vibrant wedding celebration, their journey is proof that sometimes, love takes a little detour before finding its way back home. As they step into this new chapter of their lives together, we raise our glasses to Karley and Matt, a couple whose love story is as unique and beautiful as the two of them. Cheers to a lifetime filled with love, laughter, and countless dance parties!

October 29, 2023

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Hello, from the Ardensea Blog! I'm Jackie Watson, owner and luxury fine-art wedding photographer based in beautiful South Florida. I hope you find this space a great resource to find all the resources you need to plan the perfect wedding, view my work, and see if we're the perfect fit for your own special day.