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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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Chic & Green Old Florida Wedding at Riomar Country Club

Phoebe & Will

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Get ready for a love story that transcends borders! Meet Phoebe, an ambitious Investment Banker from Chicago, and Will, a Private Equity manager from Bristol, UK. These two lovebirds crossed paths while working at Perella Weinberg in London, where office exoduses to the local pub brought them closer. Today, we’ll take you on a journey through their enchanting wedding day, filled with heartfelt moments, coastal charm, and non-stop celebration. Let’s dive in!

Phoebe and Will’s first date wasn’t your typical candlelit affair. Amidst work drinks and co-workers’ house parties, they found stolen moments during coffee breaks at the aptly named Hideaway Caf√©. Sparks flew, and soon they knew there was something extraordinary between them. Phoebe felt it early on, while Will, well, let’s just say he took his sweet time (ahem, summer proposals!).

When Phoebe and Will aren’t busy planning their dream wedding, they enjoy cooking together, taking walks in the countryside, rain or shine, and cheering on their favorite football (soccer!) teams. Their bond extends beyond shared hobbies. They both cherish their careers and strive to support each other’s aspirations, finding the perfect balance between work and love.

On a scorching summer day, Phoebe and Will exchanged vows under a clear blue sky at the breathtaking Riomar private golf and beach club in Vero Beach, Florida. The coastal, modern, and chic decor perfectly complemented the ocean backdrop, creating a picture-perfect setting for their special day. Before the ceremony, the couple embarked on a breezy boat ride to Quail Valley’s cheeky Tiki Bar, where they shared laughter and pre-ceremony cocktails with their wedding party.

As the sun began to set, the celebration continued with a glamorous tented reception. The air was filled with anticipation as Phoebe and Will made their grand entrance, ready to dance the night away. With a live band on stage, the 150-person guest list was transported into a world of pure joy and excitement. From the first note to the last, the dance floor was never empty, as everyone celebrated the love and happiness radiating from the newlyweds.

June 4, 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.