Ada and Mike – Bonnet House Wedding, Fort Lauderdale, FL – {Wedding Photography}

We fell in love with the images from Ada and Mike’s wedding. The ceremony and reception were at the Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In 1895, Hugh Taylor Birch purchased the 4000 acres property and later gave it as a wedding gift to his daughter and her husband, Chicago artist Frederic Clay Bartlett. Frederic contributed the colorful beautiful sculptures that are found at the Bonnet House. The Bonnet House was given to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in 1983 and since then, has been used for special events like Ada and Mike’s beautiful wedding. The below images are a small sampling of the artwork found on this property.

From their engagement session, we knew that Ada and Mike’s wedding day would be amazing. We expected unique details to blend their personalities together. They did not disappoint.

Check out the fall theme with the Peruvian touches.

A few getting ready shots….

Early in the afternoon, the Bonnet House blessed us with great lighting. Below is a shot of Ada on the balcony.

The abandoned cigar factory provided a moment of inspiration. Scott used his negotiating techniques to get the biggest cigars from the smoke shop around the corner.

Ada and Mike opted for a first look.

Scott captured this first look picture.

A few portraits around the Bonnet House.

Some fun beach shots. The Bonnet House is across the street from the beach. We captured these shots just a few minutes before the downpour!

Luckily, the rain stayed away long enough to have an outdoor ceremony.

The ceremony was filled with lots of laughter and a few tears (from the photographer also!).

Onto a fun night of dancing!

The Peruvian dancers came out to show us a few moves!

However, Ada and Mike’s family and friends had many moves of their own!

And of course, they were whisked away in pedicab. No other way to do it in Fort Lauderdale.

We were so thankful to be a part of Ada and Mike’s wedding day. We were deeply moved by their love, their family, and friends.

Many thanks to the following vendors for making Ada and Mike’s wedding day beautiful!

Venue: The Bonnet House
Hair: Amanda Lynn and Co and Nicole Friona
Makeup: Daniela Veiria
Videographer: James Rocourt
Cake: Not Just Cakes by Patty
Flowers: Karma Goddess
Officiant: Father Joaquin Perez
String Trio: AA Musicians – Suite Strings
DJ: DJ Lucky
Dancers/Entertainment: Luis Arma
Tents: Platinum Tents

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  • Florida on site hair and makeup artist - LOVED some of those after-dark shots! I liked the flamenco dancers idea, instead of forcing the guests to do the dancing! I also loved the cupcake “cake”! Very nice!

  • Daniel Cruz - Beautiful job! I loved the ceremony shots and display of dancing skills! haha

  • Meredith - So many great shots! Love the black and white portraits by the scroll iron-work, the bridesmaids portrait with the umbrellas and the night reception shot – all amazing!!

  • Allie Bartelski - Gorgeous set of photos!

  • Erin - What a fantastic wedding! The ceremony shots are really lovely. Beautiful venue too!

  • Chris Fawkes - I look at these and wish i was there with you when you were shooting. So much energy and excitement just leaping out of these images. What an amazing job capturing their special day.

  • Sue Roemer - The photos are just beautiful! The wedding was so much fun. The very best to Ada & Mike!

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