Amber & Craig: Wedding

“You have the best job in the world!” That’s a comment left on my Facebook status by one of my previous brides when I wrote that I was heading to Anna Maria Island for a wedding this weekend. I kind of have to agree with her. I spent Sunday afternoon with Amber & Craig at the fabulous Sandbar Restaurant on Anna Maria Island. When I met with Amber several months back to talk about her wedding, I practically squealed when she told me her wedding would be there. I love beach weddings, and  I love weddings where I travel to someplace new. It was perfect!
The sand on Anna Maria Island is soft and powdery, and the water is a brilliant aqua. The weather that day was absolutely perfect. Lots of sun and a slight breeze. Ahh. I’m wishing I was back there just writing about it. Amber and Craig have such a tender relationship. They’ve been dating since they were teenagers, and the maid-of-honor summed it up when she said that they’ve already made it work for longer than many marriages. When things started running behind schedule before the ceremony, Craig was out at the reception decorating tables. I got the sense that it wasn’t because he was super concerned with how the floral arrangements would look, but because he loves Amber and wants her to be happy.  
Amber & Craig, thank you for letting me share this day with you. Your love is evident and inspiring. Thanks for helping me have the best job in the world. It doesn’t get any better than being barefoot on a gorgeous beach on the perfect spring day in Florida :)
I loved Amber’s bouquet.

The decor was pure and simple. Just what it should be for a beach wedding!

Craig is 1 of 3 boys in his family, and they have all served in the military. They looked great in their different uniforms.

A barefoot bride. Love it :)

Craig sure knows how to give a first kiss ;)

Love this!

And this…

And this, too!

You have to love the wedding pavilion here. Beautiful.

These next 2 of Amber & her dad dancing crack me up. It was a sweet & funny moment.

Caimbrin - I love the one with the kiss on the cheek! Also the daughter and dad dance!! So cuteMarch 25, 2009 – 9:31 pm

Audrey - You’ve been busy! I love seeing all of your beautiful pictures – it gives me motivation to use my camera more and figure out how you do it. :) Keep ’em coming!March 25, 2009 – 9:10 pm