From the moment that we pull in for a Gasparilla Inn & Club engagement session on the island of Boca Grande, it’s like you arrived right into the heart of paradise. From the beautiful long white columns, to the lush floral landscaping. Each and every corner of the inn was designed and created with elegance in mind. And before you know it, the sense of immense serenity begins to fall upon you. You feel welcomed, relaxed, and ready to enjoy all the time you’ve given yourself to be there.
And Clare and Robert know this feeling all too well. Little Gasparilla may feel like home to even the newest of visitors, but in reality, it really is home for Robert and his family. It is a place that Robert’s family has been able to call home since 1994. So you would think, or even assume, that it was Robert and his family who knew that Gasparilla Inn was the must-have this venue for their wedding. But in reality, it was just as much Clare as it was Robert.
Clare’s recognition of the beauty of the venue, its surroundings, and appreciation for all of its worth, truly meant the world to Robert and his family. Just as the banyan trees on the island, they have roots that run so deep in the island. A place where they built their own family legacy.
Clare and Robert, wedding planning can be hectic, stressful, and let’s be honest… that doesn’t always exclude having your photos taken. From hair and makeup to choosing and coordinating outfits, it can feel a little overwhelming. And though we do everything we can to remove any work and stress from our couples, we know first hand that some if it is just honestly inevitable. And though we can peel back those stresses after a few minutes with our couples, that just wasn’t even necessary with you two.
Every last minute of your session was just filled with such an incredible sense of serenity and calmness- from the very beginning. And that? Well… it tells us so much about you, your hearts, and what matters most. From the beginning of your Gasparilla Inn & Club engagement session, we could see the friendship and love that you two share.
Because that calmness you two have? We know it is in some way because you two are focused so much on what matters most. That at the end of the day, you are marring your best friend. And that? That is exactly why your wedding day is going to be one of the most amazing days that we get to be a part of. We love you both so much and cannot wait to celebrate you two, your love, and your marriage with your friends and family in February.
Hugs and lots of love,
Shauna and Jordon
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