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Shayna and Joey had their wedding in Melbourne Beach at the Crowne Plaza. The ceremony was on the Ocean Deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the reception was indoors in the Grand Ballroom Barbados Room.

They picked a gorgeous spring day for their wedding. Shayna was beaming as her mother walked her down the aisle – both looked beautiful. After the ceremony, Shayna and Joey took some time for portraits overlooking the beach and ocean.

Shayna carried white roses and plum-purple flowers that matched the dresses of her seven bridesmaids. The reception ballroom was also transformed with purple lighting. The DJ, Sophisticated Gents, had no problem keeping the party going as the guests danced well in to the night.

Congratulations Shayna and Joey and thank you for choosing us to photograph your amazing wedding!

The Crowne Plaza of Melbourne Beach – Oceanfront

The Crowne Plaza in Melbourne Beach is a fantastic place for a wedding. They recently had major renovations to their lobby and ballrooms. The easy beach access makes it one of the best locations for a wedding in Melbourne.

Wedding Vendors

Bridal Gown: David Bridal (www.davidsbridal.com)
Bridesmaid Dresses: David Bridal (www.davidsbridal.com)
Hair and Makeup: Mother of the Bride
Floral: Flowers of Distinction – Lynn Winston (www.flowersofdistinction.net)
Formal Wear: Men’s Warehouse (www.menswarehouse.com)
Ceremony: Crowne Plaza Melbourne – Ocean Walk(www.cpmelbourne.com)
Day of Coordinator: Lauren Beaulac (www.cpmelbourne.com)
Reception/Catering: Crowne Plaza Melbourne – Grand Ballroom Barbados Room (www.cpmelbourne.com)
Entertainment: Sophisticated Gents (www.sophisticatedgents.com)
First Dance: All of Me – John Legend
Cake Artist: Mathers’ Cake Shop
Photography: DSWfoto (www.dswfoto.com)

A very special thanks to Harmony Goodson who helped me photograph this wedding!

Melbourne Beach Wedding Photography
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Crowne Plaza Melbourne Beach Wedding Photos
Bridal Portrait - Melbourne Florida
Bridal Bouquet - Melbourne Beach - Oceanfront
Wedding Rings and Cigars
I Do Wedding Shoes - Gazebo along Beach
Bride Escorted Down the Aisle by Her Mother - Beach Wedding Photography
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Beach - Wedding Photography
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Beach - Wedding Photography
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Atlantic Ocean - Oceanfront Wedding Photos
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Melbourne Florida Wedding Photographer
Melbourne Florida Wedding Photography - Wedding Ring
Melbourne Florida Wedding Photography - Groom and Bridal Bouquet
Brevard County Beach Wedding Photos
Bridal Portrait Along the Ocean
Bridal Portrait with Bouquet along the Beach
Melbourne Beach - Oceanfront Wedding Photos
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Beach Oceanfront  Ballroom - Purple Uplighting
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Beach Oceanfront - First Dance with Bubbles
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Beach Oceanfront - First Dance - Sophisticated Gents DJ
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Beach Oceanfront - Wedding Toasts
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Beach Oceanfront - Cake Cutting



“Trash the Dress” is a fairly new trend in wedding photography and I’ve been getting quite a lot of inquires about these types of sessions lately. When I saw that Harmon Photo School was offering a Trash the Dress workshop at Daytona Beach, I immediately signed up.

Trash the Dress photography has only really been around for 10 years. For those that may not know, it’s a style of wedding photography where the bride and groom go an unusual location dressed in their wedding attire. Often times, they’ll go to a place where the wedding dress may get a little dirty or wet to create very dramatic and gorgeous photos. There are so many interesting places where a session like this can happen – the beach, city streets, and open fields are just a few of the more popular locations.

The workshop was held just south of Daytona Beach in Ponce Inlet. We started well before sunset and didn’t finish until after there was very little light left in the sky. We had plenty of time for shooting, so I tried out some new techniques that worked out very well – I can’t wait to use them again in the future!

There were four models for the workshop — two brides (Rebecca and Kelsey) and two bridesmaids (Lindsey and Ashley). I would have liked to have had a “groom” represented as well to get ideas for couples’ shots, but there was still plenty to photograph.

The class had a nice mixture of students – some of us were wedding photographers, some were fashion photographers, and the rest were photo enthusiasts who came out to try something new.

There were also two other sessions happening at the beach – an engagement session and a wedding – so I felt a little sorry for those photographers. I’m not sure how they felt when a class of 35 descended upon their prime photo spots.

Overall, I had a great time. It’s always nice to talk to other photographers and I think I got some great photos out of the day. I’m looking forward to my upcoming Trash the Dress photo shoots, and sharing those pictures with everyone via my blog!

Here are some of the photos from the workshop, including a “behind the scenes” shot of the class.

Daytona Beach - Trash the Dress - Bride on Beach
Daytona Beach - Trash the Dress - Bride on Dunes
Daytona Beach - Trash the Dress - Bridesmaid - Workshop
Daytona Beach - Trash the Dress - Bridesmaid on Jetty
Daytona Beach - Trash the Dress - Bride in Ocean
Daytona Beach - Trash the Dress - Bridesmaid
Daytona Beach - Trash the Dress Workshop