Bekah and Justin tied the knot during their wedding at the Front Street Civic Center at the Front Street Park in Melbourne, Florida. The two envisioned a day filled with the love of their family and two little ones.
You may remember Bekah and Justin from their Harry P. Leu Gardens engagement. The two met me in Orlando for the day, as Bekah was on her way after to soak up some sun with her girls for her bachelorette party. During their engagement I learned that Justin and Bekah are actually high school sweet hearts. The two met by chance in English class during their high school year back in 2006. Young love turned into lasting love that was sealed with a kiss during their wedding.
Justin fell in love with Bekah’s determination and how she whole heartedly loves him and their family. As he explains it, “she might tell you different but I could see straight to her soul, I knew deep down inside her that she didn’t care what other people thought of her. She was going to do life her way and nobody was going to stop her. She was and still is going to accomplish whatever she sets her mind to.” Bekah fell in love with Justin’s sense of humor and nurturing characteristics. Truly no matter what is happening in life he can always bring a smile to her face.
Their proposal was reminiscent of their high school days hanging out in Bekah’s room studying for English tests. Justin had purchased an engagement ring and was ready to ask Bekah for her hand in marriage during a trip to St Augustine he had planned the following weekend. However sitting on the bed together and talking about their future, Justin just couldn’t wait. He had just gotten back from a two month work trip and had missed Bekah more than he missed anyone is his whole life. Right there and then he knew it was the right time, and asked for Bekah to marry him. Of course she said, “yes!”
Our day started off meeting up with Bekah at the venue for a few shots of her getting ready and bridal details. My favorite moment was when she shared a sweet hug with her two boys Ethan and Eli before walking down the aisle. Of course who could forget her ‘first touch’ with Bekah from around the corner before they parted ways to see one another at the ceremony. Bekah had made the most elaborate and thoughtful letter that absolutely surprised Justin. It was truly a masterpiece of love. Justin exchanged his sweet hand written letter with Bekah as well, and as the two held back tears, it was clear to see the love they shared was so incredibly beautiful.
Held under the gazebo in front of the venue, the two said “I do” and shared a first kiss as they officially became Mr. and Mrs. Garcia. Formal portraits with family and their wedding party shortly followed after at the park nearby. As the sun began to set, we captured the most beautiful yellow light behind our newlyweds before heading in for their reception entrance.
Special dances after their announcement included a first dance, father daughter dance, mother son dance, and my favorite – an individual dance with each of her boys. Both Eli and Ethan truly enjoyed having special moment with their mommy as they danced with her alone. Eli was just too cute for words when he stopped dancing and asked Bekah to come down to whisper in her ear to pick him up. The smile across his face after she picked him up for their dance was such a beautiful moment.
Wishing Justin, Bekah, Eli, and Ethan a beautiful future together as a family!
Venue: Front Street Civic Center
Hair: Haut Monde Hair Salon
Caterer: Dustin’s Bar-B-Q
Cake & Cupcakes: Nicole Davis
DJ: FyerFly Productions
Officiant: Brenda Earhart
Dress Shop: L.A. Bridal
Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Rentals: Chairs for Affairs Party Rentals