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javier and juana: the wedding

Javier and Juana were my first wedding of 2010 and I was so excited to capture their special day. I knew from spending time with them during their engagement session that their wedding would be fun, stylish and of course, that they would shine in front of the camera. Javier and Juana did not disappoint.

Since this happens to be the first wedding post of the year, I’m going to offer the first comment incentive of 2010! If you view this post and leave a response on the blog the new Mr. and Mrs. will benefit! For 25 comments, they’ll receive a free 8×10, for 50 comments they’ll receive a free 11×14!

So, with that in mind- check out their awesome pics and start posting!! Thanks Javier and Juana for starting off 2010 in style!

I met up with the bride early Saturday morning at Bellisima Salon where she started getting ready.
I love these images of her. She was beaming the entire time!

Then we headed over to the stunning Terrace Hotel, where Juana slipped into her beautiful dress amidst the most glorious sunlight you have ever seen!

Loved all of these details!

Juana was waiting on her dad to walk her down the aisle when I noticed this burst of light  just above the parking garage by Hollis Gardens, where Javier was anxiously awaiting her arrival. It was just stunning!

The big moment… Javier spotting his bride for the first time.

I couldn’t resist sharing this image from the ceremony. It’s one of my favorites!

This one is too!

Mr. and Mrs. Rosado! Javier stopped as they walked back down the aisle and embraced his wife. What a super sweet moment.

Beautiful bouquet created at Flower’s by Edith

What a gorgeous bride.

Javier, still modeling away! 

I am in love with the expressions in this image. Simple. Fun. Happy!

While walking around after the ceremony, Javier told us he had spotted a cool place to take some images. (I LOVE it when the groom is this involved.) The fire station was such a great idea and after having some fun with their red door and garages, we walked around the corner to spot a fireman outside. With a grin I looked over at the bride and groom and asked if we might be able to take some pictures on one of their engines. He was thrilled to help and drove one right outside for us to use!  What a cool surprise!

Now this is how to have some fun with your couple shots! 


The bride and groom also requested a “sign” picture and this one just makes me smile!

Finally, it was on to the reception. Here are a few fun details from the evening. I couldn’t resist Table #10, since it was the very beginning of the new year!

Such a sweet first dance!

Loved these centerpieces and the rings hanging from them.

Cake time…

The perfect ending to a perfect day. 

Congratulations Juana and Javier. May the Lord bless your marriage for many, many years to come!

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Hair and Make-Up: Bellisima Salon, Lakeland, FL
Hotel: Terrace Hotel, Lakeland, FL
Ceremony: Hollis Gardens, Lakeland, FL
Reception: Peggy Brown Building, Lakeland, FL
Flowers: Flowers by Edith, Lakeland, FL
Catering: Southern Gourmet Catering
Videographer: Motion Video Productions

March 1, 2010 - 5:28 am

Esmeralda-"Yaya" - I love all the pictures,You looked so GORGEOUS. -God bless you!

January 28, 2010 - 1:26 am

Diane Bockus - Annie,
What beautiful pictures… I love the rings on the tire of the fire truck and the fire truck pictures. The hotel is beautiful! Your talent never ceases to amaze me.
Love,
Diane

January 21, 2010 - 8:17 pm

Eneida Laguerra - Great pictures. Truly loved them. JRJ, you guys look terrific, beautiful, and wonderful. Love you.

January 20, 2010 - 6:12 pm

Rikki - Very nice pictures. Not your run-of-the-mill pictures.

January 20, 2010 - 4:46 pm

Shelly Mendiola - Fantastic photography! Congrats to Juana and Javier! I can apprciate the details you put into planning your very special day.

January 20, 2010 - 4:36 pm

Bonnie Mendiola - WOW!!! Fantastic pics thanks to the attractive bride and groom. Unique pics. Can’t wait to see your albumn.

January 20, 2010 - 3:51 pm

Robin Lowery - God’s blessings on this beautiful couple. As always, amazing job, Annie!

January 20, 2010 - 1:15 pm

Rachel Martin - So gorgeous! Everytime I look at this blog I can’t help but be in awe of the amazing pictures you capture! Im getting so excited for my big day! What a gorgeous wedding! They were beaming!

January 20, 2010 - 4:47 am

Patty Ortiz - Amazing! I love all the pictures, so beautiful…Juana & Javier you guys couldn’t have picked a better photographer, she does an Awesome job! You guys look amazing and you can just see the love and happiness through these pics. I love you guys and I can’t wait to see the rest of them…Patty

January 20, 2010 - 12:58 am

Sarah - These are awesome! Great job Annie! I love the firetruck and the ring shot on the tire. So good ;]

January 20, 2010 - 12:46 am

Marina Reyes - Beautiful pictures! My favorite is the one with your shadows on the red door. Congratulations! God bless you!

January 19, 2010 - 11:47 pm

LARRY - SO SORRY THAT I COULD’NT MAKE IT TO YOUR WEDDING, BUT ALL THE PICS. I’VE SEEN ARE LIKE NO OTHERS I’VE SEEN IT LOOKS LIKE YOU GUYS HAD A NICE & THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME IN YOUR LIVES. MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOU BOTH 4 THE REST OF YOUR LIVES. BEST WISHES & BLESSINGS LARRY

January 19, 2010 - 11:04 pm

Jackie Akers - Amazing pictures! Beautiful wedding! Happy Bride & Groom! Thanks so much for sharing! PS–Javier, look down a few people on the blog and you’ll see Victoria & Jamie’s pictures…they were shot in MADISON at the same church where I got married! What a small world…and there’s always a Madison connection 😉

January 19, 2010 - 6:25 pm

Powells - When I first saw the pictures on this site I thought I was looking at professional models and not the two people I know as Javier and Juana. You both look great and your pictures are the example of true happiness. May your marriage be blessed with many, many years of it. Bless you and I love you both!

January 19, 2010 - 6:12 pm

Isabel Ledezma - WOW…. yaul look really really nice!! Congratulations & Best wishes to both of yaul!! 🙂

January 19, 2010 - 5:27 pm

Lourdes Suárez - Beautiful pictures! Congartulations! Dios los bendiga!

January 19, 2010 - 2:49 pm

Amanda - Juana you looked beautiful!! All the wedding photos look great! and we can’t forget Javier he looked great too! lol…..God Bless you guys!

January 19, 2010 - 2:41 am

Yvonne Palmer - The most beautiful pictures i have ever seen, what a wonderful photographer……make me what to get married again. Wishing you and Javier years and years of happiness!!!

January 19, 2010 - 2:17 am

Alberto - Beautiful wedding pictures of a beautiful couple.

January 19, 2010 - 2:14 am

Damary - Pictures are awesome!!! Luv all of them you two are a great couple.

January 19, 2010 - 2:11 am

Nilsa Rosado - Awesome pictures…Thank you Annie for capturing every special moment of such an unforgettable day in the lives of my son Javier and my new daughter Juana. God bless!

January 19, 2010 - 1:34 am

Lorna - Love the wedding pics!!! very beautiful!!! God bless you guys Juana and Javier!!

January 19, 2010 - 1:08 am

Erica Ramirez - The pictures are great and they capture every smile. It’s great to see the wedding day come to life in the pictures for those who could not make it to the wedding. Congrats on the wedding!

January 19, 2010 - 1:03 am

Adrian Rosales - You both look beatiful

January 19, 2010 - 12:13 am

Gennie - Annie, you did a fabulous job catching special moments that Juana and Javier will be able to look back at and remember their special day.

January 18, 2010 - 11:17 pm

AMY - WOW…These pics are so BEAUTIFUL. Congrats u guys wish u many years of love and happiness!!!!

January 18, 2010 - 11:16 pm

Doris - Annie,
Love the attention to all the details! The pictures are more than just photographs to look at. They are windows into the souls of your subjects. Beautiful!

January 18, 2010 - 11:11 pm

Tony - The photos are awesome, from the dressing session, to the ceremony and down to the fire house! Pretty Sweet!!

January 18, 2010 - 10:52 pm

Emily - Beautiful pics as always, Annie. Gorgeous couple and her bouquet was perfect!

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