Meet Jackie

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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Romantic Cape Cod Themed Wedding at The Lake House

Meghan & Tyler


A romantic Lake House wedding with lots of personal touches!

Let’s dive into Meghan and Tyler’s magical day at The Lake House in Fort Pierce, a true celebration that mirrored their journey from coworkers at a baseball company to life partners. This Cape Cod-themed wedding wasn’t just a nod to their shared love for sports and Meghan’s family roots but a beautifully crafted day filled with personal touches and a whole lot of love.

Imagine stepping into a day where every detail, from the stunning floral backdrop honoring Meghan’s mother’s floristry skills to the vibrant colors and the unique tambourines cheering for the Boston Bruins, tells a part of their story. And let’s not forget that emotional first look on the venue’s balcony—just Meghan and Tyler, soaking in the start of their forever in a quiet, intimate moment.

Their wedding day buzzed with trends, like that eye-catching neon sign, and bursts of blues and pinks that added life and joy to every corner. But the showstopper? A breathtaking floral wall that didn’t just beautify the space but also gave the guests a chance to shower the couple with flower petals in a grand, heartwarming exit. It was creativity and love, intertwined in the most beautiful way.

Capturing Meghan and Tyler’s day was a dream. Their wedding, brimming with elegance, romance, and those candid, documentary-style moments, was right up our alley. It’s this kind of love story, filled with heartfelt, genuine moments, that truly inspires us. If your heart beats for a wedding album that’s a vivid recount of your love story, crafted with a classic yet personal touch, we should chat! Let’s make your wedding photography dreams come true. Reach out, and let’s start this beautiful journey together.


Photography | Ardensea
Florals | Lara’s Theme with assistance from Mother of the Bride, Martha
Venue | Lake House Fort Pierce
Bridal Gown | Nicole Maree Bridal
Hair & Makeup | Salt Beauty Bar
Bridesmaids Dresses | Bella Bridal
Tuxs | Black Tie

February 12, 2024

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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.