When I met with Darren and Tammy they were so excited about their Jacksonville rockabilly wedding! They had tons of ideas, a creative vision, and great style. Their enthusiasm was infectious and I was thrilled to be working with them. This was a second wedding for each of them, and their children are older. So, their focus was a little different than most weddings. That is one of the great things about working with people getting married for the second (or third or fourth, hahaha) time is that they usually are less concerned with the formalities and are more concerned with being true to themselves and what is most important to them.
Darren and Tammy had an intimate ceremony at Seminole Park which is on the Ortega River in the middle of an historic neighborhood. The old oaks draped in moss made for a beautiful backdrop. Family and friends gathered in a loose group while Tammy arrived in a a tea length retro dress and stepped out of a 1950 Buick Mercury with suicide doors. The perfect vehicle for a Jacksonville Rockabilly wedding! I loved Darren’s face as he watched her walk through the park. You can see how in love he is. The ceremony was filled with laughs and tears. Then when it was over these two took a few moments down by the water to recite personal vows to each other. I stayed back and shot them from afar so they could retain as much privacy as possible. I thought it was a great thing to do! So often couples get wrapped up in the events and have no chance to reflect on themselves, so it was nice to see them make that special time.
After their private moment we took some family photos. Since the wedding party consisted of their children we were able to move through photos quickly. We had a lot of fun since their kiddos are not shy! The family headed to lunch while I spent some time making portraits of just the bride and groom, and I was happy to include that cool car in some shots as well. Then we met their family at Mojo No.4 Urban BBQ and Whiskey Bar in Avondale for food and cake. Later that night they went out with friends to celebrate in style. Darren and Tammy’s Jacksonville rockabilly wedding was totally boss and it was a real kick to work with such cool cats.
Jacksonville Rockabilly Wedding