I was blown away as a photographer by how beautiful the inside of Spartan Manor was. The chandeliers, clean and tidy hallways, and the ALREADY designed reception space – everything was READY to go as soon as I arrived. Most wedding venues are still setting up when I arrive at wedding receptions so it was really refreshing to witness such organization. The day of this January Florida wedding was specifically chilly – low temps of 50s so we had to rush through the outdoor portraits with families to ensure everyone felt comfortable.
The bride had pre-planned the family photos with note cards and numbers so each grouping knew when they were ready for their set of portraits. I like to speed through family photos as fast as possible just so the family and couple can relax and eat/mingle before the party at the reception. At Spartan Manor, there’s a large dedicated and well-furnished room just for the wedding party to relax near the reception. Before the grand entry, the couple wanted to sneak in a photo on the grand piano too.
Some key things at this Spartan Manor (beautiful pregnant bride) wedding:
Nighttime Magical Fine Art Photos of a Pregnant Bride and Fairylights
The day after their wedding, we planned to meet at their parent’s home for nighttime magical fine art photos. The couple had set up a fairy light curtain with warm lights and battery-operated candles. I brought a large pack of my own string battery-operated fairy lights as well to get creative.