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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Winter Wedding at The Lake House

at the Lake House Fort Pierce


If you are looking for an estate-style wedding venue with gorgeous architecture and a secret hidden garden aesthetic for your wedding day, look no further. The Lake House is just stunning. Jayna and Mike shared their special day amongst family and friends and had such an amazing day.

Their wedding vision was simple and elegant: whites and creams with lush green. The Lake House has no shortage of greenery around, so instead of competing with it, the decided to keep their decor minimalistic and complimentary. Having their ceremony in the secret garden, they finished up with a reception under the lakeside pavilion. The weather was perfect, the sunset out of this world – and you just can’t really ask for too much more than that as a wedding photographer!

The first look between Jayna and Mike was so sweet, too. Some guys hold back their emotions when a photographer is around but you could absolutely see how much Mike loves Jayna. It was so touching to capture such a tender and sweet moment.


Venue: The Lake House Fort Pierce
Photography: Jackie at Ardensea
Planning: Marie Nicole Weddings
Florals: Sarandipity Florals

December 16, 2022
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Hello, from the Ardensea Blog! I'm Jackie Watson, owner and 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.

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