Steinhatchee Landing Resort Wedding

Kassy and Brandon’s Steinhatchee Landing Resort Wedding – Steinhatchee Wedding Photographer

Kassy and Brandon said their “I Do’s” during their rustic wedding at the beautiful Steinhatchee Landing Resort in Steinhatchee, Florida. Located half way between Tallahassee and Ocala, the secluded little city of Steinhatchee rests quietly along off the beaten path. A destination area, it is the perfect place to get away as you enjoy the peace and quiet of the woods and water.

My sweet couple actually met online back in February of 2013. Both lovers of BBQ, the two had their first date at Smokey Bones in Mentor, Ohio, which lasted seven hours! Their date turned into several dates, which turned into a blossoming relationship and a strong connection.

Kassy is one of the biggest animal lovers out there. From wildlife to her pups, she adores all kinds of animals. Brandon who is also a big lover of animals knew that he had to incorporate Kassy’s love of wildlife into his proposal. During a trip to the Houston Zoo, Brandon strategically had him and Kassy sit in a special spot for the sea lion exhibit. Little did Kassy know what was to come! During the show, two audience members were “randomly selected” to come participate in learning about recycling as the star of the show, Cally the Sea Lion placed recyclables into each bin. The randomly selected audience members just happen to be Kassy and Brandon. Cally fished out an item from the pool and brought it to Kassy to recycle. After tossing a few, Kassy almost tossed a very special water bottle, but caught it just in time. Inside was a sparkly ring that was clearly not meant for recycling. In her absolute confusion Brandon asked her to look up and there in the stands stood their dear friends with signs that came together asking her to marry him. Seriously – how incredibly romantic and memorable!

You can even see the video by clicking here:

Of course Kassy said yes and the wedding planning began!

The two currently reside in Texas, but flew in for their destination wedding to celebrate with friends and family. Steinhatchee Landing Resort was the perfect spot for their wedding, as they loved the rustic elegance and ability for family and friends to stay nearby.

My second shooter Samantha and I started off our day with Kassy’s details before moving onto Brandon getting ready, and back to Kassy putting on her dress. Their ceremony took place outdoors under 30 year old oak trees that beckoned guests to come sit as they provided shade. What I loved most about their ceremony, is the laid back vibe and how they even incorporate Brandon’s best friend Dan Comelia as the officiant.

Newlywed shots took place at a variety of spots from the onsite church where they had their first look to a beautiful wooden pagoda with swings. A beautiful transparent tent set the stage for the reception as it shielded guests from the heat of the day and provided a beautiful view of the full moon that you could see through the panels. Our night ended with a sweet send off kiss as guests gathered around with sparklers to wish my beautiful couple a farewell.

Wishing these two and absolutely beautiful life together and safe trip back home to the big state of Texas!

Ceremony / Reception Venue – Croquet Lawn at Steinhatchee Landing Resort

Catering – Bell’s Catering

Makeup – Jackie with Moral Norman Studio

Cake Artistry – Jenni’s Cakes

DJ – Chuck Burnett with DJ Salt Life “The Party Starter”

Bridal Gown Designer – Maggie Sottero

Bridal Salon – M2 Milan Bridal

Officiant – Dan Comelia

Men’s Attire Designer – Tallia

Wedding Ring Shop – Robbins Brothers Engagement Ring Store, Houston

Wedding Ring Designer – The Groom! Brandon designed Kassy’s ring himself to create her dream engagement and wedding rings!

Rentals – The Event Group: A Tailgate Guys Company

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  1. I just love this Steinhatchee Landing Resort Wedding venue. This is a beautiful wedding and I am positive they will treasure these pictures for a lifetime.

  2. I knew the pictures were going to be outstanding. Way to go Sam’s!!

  3. Beautiful wedding! Steinhatchee Landing Resort looks like such a great venue with so many pretty places for wedding photos! This bride and groom looks like a lot of fun and I would say you captured their day perfectly!

  4. I just love the rustic wedding at Steinhatchee Landing Resort in Steinhatchee, Florida. What a perfect setting for such a lovely couple! The bride is absolutely stunning and your images are perfect. I just can’t get over the marriage proposal at the Houston Zoo. That is so sweet considering how Kassy is an animal lover!

  5. Wow – what a beautiful job you did photographing this wedding! The bride and groom obviously put a lot of thought into their special day and you captured each moment a detail perfectly. The location in Steinhatchee is gorgeous and provided a perfect setting to show off the love they have. Well done!

  6. i love that their first date lasted 7 hours. that was some date! my favorite of all these beautiful images is taken in front of the church and you can see it all. these photos are amazing.

  7. This wedding at Steinhatchee Landing Resort was stunning! I love how you included the video of how they got engaged! Looks like it was a fun and beautiful day! Congratulations to the couple!

  8. Steinhatchee Landing Resort looks like a beautiful place to be a wedding photographer! You captured so many amazing images and details at this wedding! The bride is simply glowing!

  9. Wow, I love this venue it’s so gorgeous. And this wedding is obviously beautiful as well. All the shot you got are amazing too. Especially those perfect detail shots, such an important part of remembering these big days.

  10. What a BEAUTIFUL wedding!! This Steinhatchee Landing Resort is THE perfect place for a wedding and you did such a fantastic job capturing their special day!! I loooooove her dress! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  11. What a fun wedding! Every time you post a wedding, I marvel at the incredible locations you have near Orlando. Steinhatchee Landing Resort is another awesome one! This bride’s dress is simply gorgeous too. And your detail shots are always stunning. This couple is obviously very much in love, and you captured every bit of that from their wedding day.

  12. Steinhatchee Landing Resort is gorgeous! The perfect place for this beautiful couple to tie the knot. 🙂 And Cornerhouse Photography, y’all captured their stunning wedding to perfection! Everything — from the first look and the chapel, to the all-important details and sparkler finish — it was all obviously the most special day, and they couldn’t have chosen a better photographer to capture their day. They will treasure these wedding day photos well into their 50th anniversary. xx

  13. Wow beautiful job capturing this Stenhatchee Landing Wedding. I love all the images, you did great work on it all, I am sure the couple is so thrilled.

  14. Steinhatchee is such a beautiful place for a wedding. It is a perfect backdrop to capture so much love! These are beautiful photographs!

  15. You did a wonderful job for my sister and new brother in law! You really captured each moment perfectly! !! You ladies were so great and patient! Thank You!

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