Weiyi & Wish’s Royal Ritz-Carlton Engagement Celebration

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Just last weekend, we had the pleasure of spending Friday evening with Weiyi and Wish, a great couple who celebrated their engagement with close friends at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Rich with friendship and tradition, the couple had a wonderful evening along the peaceful Atlantic Ocean – finishing the evening at the world-class restaurant, Salt.

Congrats Weiyi and Wish!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

Reception Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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Michael & Jevie’s Big, Big, Big Surprise!

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Michael and Jevie have some very big news… and we had the pleasure of photographing the big reveal to their families!  The happy couple, high school sweethearts, recently became engaged.  Michael flew Jevie to Paris for a wonderfully romantic week exploring the City of Love.  As their stay was winding down, he brought Jevie to the Eiffel Tower and asked her to be his wife.  But unlike the usual calls home to share the big news, the newly-engaged couple kept it a secret as Michael had planned a special surprise party for their families.

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And so, this past Friday night, Michael and Jevie’s families arrived at Three Forks in style, and went to the restaurant’s private patio to await the happy couple, wondering for what reason they were all brought together.  Once the family settled in, Michale and Jevie walked in and shared their wonderful news!  It was truly an exciting evening for these two great families.

Congrats Michael and Jevie!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below!

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Zac & Peili’s Awesome Engagement Party

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We’ve got one more post from the weekend!  on Saturday night, Zac and Peili had a great party to celebrate their engagement, and asked us to come out and document the evening.  Though an intimate gathering, the location was decked out with all sorts of decorations and treats to help the couple celebrate.  The evening also included a round of “The Almost Newlywed Game” which was good for more than a few laughs.

Congrats Peili & Zac!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below!

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Andres & Carla’s Romantic (And Hillarious) Engagement!

We have some pretty special news – our photographer, Andres, is now engaged to his sweetheart Carla!  Andres asked Carla to marry him over Thanksgiving weekend and she said yes! However, the special plans Andres had for the big question encountered a few hiccups along the way… Thankfully, Nate was there to document the adventure!

Above, you can see what appears to be Andres, Carla, his car, loose sand and the ocean – probably not the best combination.  Andres had a wonderful plan in place for this very special day.  Nate was to arrive at Huguenot Park in advance of the couple, well before dawn, to setup video and photography in a hidden location.  Soon after, the couple were going to arrive, drive out to where he was stationed, and Andres would sing her a song, read her some Scripture, and as the sun was rising, get down on one knee and ask for her hand in marriage.  What happened instead was much more amusing!

We awoke on the morning of the engagement to discover a line of intense storms bearing down on the First Coast.  At best, it looked like we would have 15 minutes between sunrise and torrential rain.   But, we persevered and when Nate arrived at the park, he drove all the way out to the ocean, only to discover the tide was unusually high – making the 1/4 mile drive out to the Jetties impossible. Nate texted Andres.

Unfortunately, Andres didn’t receive Nate’s text, and drove out to the ocean himself.  He soon discovered two things.  First, he was not going to be able to drive to the Jetties.  Second, his car was hopelessly stuck in some very loose sand.  At this point (and to Carla’s surprise) Nate just happened to appear around the corner and offered his assistance.  With Nate’s help, they were able to get the car out of one hole, but it quickly bogged down again – and as Andres and Nate tried to push the car out, all it did was sink further and further into the wet and spongy sand.

It was at about this time that the sun began peek over the horizon.  As you can see above, the car proved to be a wonderful vantage point for Carla – Andres on the other hand was up to his elbows in sand at the time.  With the rain and wind quickly picking up and with the tide now receding, the three ‘amigos’ decided it would be best to hop into Nate’s car and find a place to wait out the rain.  They landed at a great little restaurant near the ferry terminal on Heckshire – Nicole’s on the River.  The food was great, the portions were generous [and by generous I mean gigantic], and the prices can’t be beat.

So – long story made slightly shorter – they spent an hour at Nicole’s, the rain subsided, and they headed back to the stranded car.  With the tide now 40 feet out, the sand had hardened up nicely, and a kind surfer (and his 4×4) was able to pull the car free.  With the crisis averted, Andres and Carla were free to take a stroll, enjoy the ocean, and oh, yes, get engaged!  Congratulations you two!  Here’s to many years of love and joy!

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Copyright 2011 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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