I met Lorena about four or five years ago as a coworker at Bank of America. I admired her for her knack at balancing warm and friendliness with professionalism — and the fact that she’s a beautiful person, inside and out.
And about a year ago, when Lorena and Juan became engaged, we enjoyed an engagement session with some sun and sand beach engagement session on Fort De Soto! They even brought their two pups who posed perfectly for a great save-the-date photo.
While I fell in love with their engagement photos, I’m even more in love with the results from their gorgeous DIY-style beach and backyard wedding. We had such perfect weather for a February wedding — breezy and in the mid-70s. And Lorena is my kind of bride: taking a shot of tequila before the ceremony! They put together a beautiful ceremony on Sunset Beach (Treasure Island), and hosted an invitingly warm backyard reception perfectly lit with string lights and candlelight.
The three of us will also likely never forget the few minutes immediately following sunset, when we lost not one, but TWO of their rings on the beach right after taking ring photos! Between the three of us, we managed to track down the rings and laughed our way to the car — thankful all was found and ready to hit up the reception.
The photos below are just a handful of my new favorites. Let us know which ones you love most and feel free to re-pin ones you love! <3
Dress: Alfred Angelo
Event Planner & Florist: Inspired Events