Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Shores Resort and Spa wedding staring Beth and Kyle! Part 1

I want to know who Beth and Kyle's weather agent is, so I can call them and ask for the weather I need. A few months ago we did their engagement session and there had been a week of rain. We scheduled a shoot and the rain held off long enough for us to make some great photos, and then it came along so we made some more great photos with a red umbrella. They had the same luck, or should we call it skill at this point, on their wedding day!

As 6:30 p.m. started to roll around some ominous clouds could be seen in the distance. I was told at my house 30 minutes away it was pouring, but their wedding went off without barely more than a sprinkle. The weather held for us to make all of the formal portraits and then head out onto the beach to make a few more. Beth felt a drop of rain, so we decided to move the shoot inside.

Look at those clouds! Although the overcast sky always helps with the images.

I have not been to The Shores Resort and Spa since it was another hotel. They have done wonderful things with this place. It has some great character to it and is probably one of the best hotels in Volusia County and according to AAA it is the only 4 star rated hotel here!

Beth started out her day relaxing at the spa with a manicure and pedicure. That place was so relaxing that I was almost ready to go back to sleep.

Kara with KyleLynn Cosmetics did an awesome job with the hair and makeup. Apparently she's been doing makeup at weddings since she was 14!

I love mirrors and this elevator had 4 of them. Keeping myself out of the picture was definitely a challenge though.

So someone jumped in with us and let's just say she was a little goofy.

What a spectacular dress! The design was by Maggie Sottero and Beth found it at a shop in Atlanta. This dress looked gorgeous when it was hung up and Beth was like a princess when it was on! I just wish we had a little bit more time, because after she was ready it was time for the wedding to begin and I probably could of spent an hour shooting the intricate details of this dress. The corset back and all of the intricate bead work just made this dress amazing.

To be continued......

Vendor love!
The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach Shores.
Flowers were by Beach Street Blooms who also supplied linens from BBJ Linens,
DJ and lighting was Vern with Pyramid Disc Jockeys,
The cake was by Mon Delice French Bakery out of New Smyrna Beach.
dress by Maggie Sottero
hair and makeup was Kara Sánchez with Kyle Lynn Cosmetics, and
Beth designed the table numbers and menus.
The photography was by yours truly Pilster Photography
and my awesome assistant for the day was Lia! (Thanks for the recommendation Elizabeth!)

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