Kristin + AJ’s Dunes West Nautical wedding is one we will NEVER forget. Seriously. AJ had the best reaction seeing his bride during the first look. AND there may have been an impromptu cake fight during the cutting. We have NEVER seen one of Kait’s cakes demolished so quickly (it sure was pretty 😂).
We were so excited when Kristin + AJ chose to have a first look. They got ready at The Palms on IOP- and the beach made for the perfect backdrop. We LOVE First Looks! We call them “the calm before the storm”. It is the perfect chance for the couple to shake that nervous energy and really spend a few minutes together without a ton of people around. It also gives us the opportunity to sneak in a few shots of the couple before crunch-time. I know it isn’t the traditional thing to do, but we are having more and more couples choosing to have one!
Kristin and AJ chose to include their puppy, Peanut, in their engagement pictures and in their wedding. The flower girl and Peanut made their way down the aisle in their very own boat! The boat tied into their nautical theme perfectly, and was an unexpected surprise for the guests.