When Jake and I photograph weddings we walk around and for the most part we go unnoticed. This means that people talk in front of us, and we get a feel for the families and the wedding in general. At Viktoriia and James’s wedding at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida there was one sentiment we heard again and again: “Viktoriia and James are really good for each other.”
Of course, we already knew this. James has an irrepressible boyish charm, and Viktoriia has the cool, calm and kind demeanor that compliments him perfectly. There wasn’t a moment during their wedding that we didn’t love. Even when it started raining during their ceremony the family picked up the arbor and carried it under a shelter and the ceremony went on, almost seamlessly with loved ones crowded close around the couple as they completed their vows and exchanged rings. It was the most intimate ceremony we’ve seen (in the sense of closeness), and the smiles were bigger with the rain falling in the background than they tend to be under the hot sun! We wouldn’t go back and change the ceremony if we could, and I doubt Viktoriia and James would either. A little rainy the weather can bring people closer together than you might expect.
We want to wish Viktoriia and James the best in the years ahead and thank them both for sharing a part of their lives with us.
You can also view their engagement session.