They were a couple of high school sweethearts that walked the halls together holding hands and sneaking kisses at their lockers between classes (I would know because I went to school with them). Too in love to separate after graduating, they went to college together, moved in together, and graduated together. After college, they continued their relationship, all while discovering, growing, and encouraging each other’s passions, careers, and talents. With Jordan landing a great job and Aniela pursuing her career in modeling and acting, they knew that no matter where life took them from that point on, they would follow each other around forever. And so this love story continues with the two of them married, living a life they’ve always dreamed of, traveling the world together, and never taking a single moment for granted.
To celebrate 5 years of marriage and 14 years together, Jordan called me with his plans of surprising Aniela with a vow renewal. He would invite their closest family and friends, buy her a dress, book the venue, and even get her a bouquet. It was in that moment I realized that this man loves his wife. And I mean, loves his wife. Obviously, I knew this to be true, but it isn’t often that you see this kind of love. So of course, this event quickly became a favorite of mine. Bonus points for the fact that they’re a gorgeous couple and I absolutely adore them. Jordan & Nel, it’s been such a blessing to be in your lives and to have known you both for so long. I love your love and I can’t wait to see it just keep on growing.
A big thanks to The Angler’s Resort for being such an awesome venue. Absolutely loved shooting at this charming hotel! Hey Aniela, toss your bouquet (meaning, pretend to)!!!… Aniela literally tosses bouquet. =)
Two of my favorite photos of the day below. Thank you random guy tanning for making these extra South Beach.