Another of my earliest weddings when I opened DeeLee Photography, Nikki and Kevin hold a special place in my heart. Not just because I was already their friend, both their engagement and wedding photographer, but also because I videotaped the proposal! They got married on a refreshing Florida “winter” day at The Casements in Ormond Beach and it was SPECTACULAR.

Nikki and Kevin met back in 2008 when they both were attending a Daytona Cubs baseball game over at Jackie Robinson Field. They started randomly chatting, so you KNOW it was just meant to be. Even more incredible, Kevin proposed at the famous Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in St. Augustine. Now, he didn’t just propose all willy-nilly. He was a volunteer at the Castillo and snuck the proposal into one of the cannon firing demonstrations! While the entire garrison of volunteers and crowds looked on, Kevin got down on one knee and asked Nikki to spend the rest of her life with him. And she obviously said YES! They celebrated by firing the cannons. Epic, right?

At the Casements, Nikki got ready in the beautiful upstairs living rooms along with her bridesmaids. Her dress was simple and elegant, gorgeous on her. Kevin looked fashionable too in his formal coat {complete with tails} and top hat. When she was walking down to the riverside gazebo, Kevin got to see his bride for the first time and it was sweetly emotional. They even had Scottish bagpipers as their musicians for the ceremony! There was so much happiness between them. It was infectious! Everyone, including me, couldn’t help but smile through the entire ceremony. Their first dance was in the grand ballroom with a small group of family and friends watching.

I was so fortunate to be there for so much of their life together and I’m blessed that we still keep in touch. Nikki and Kevin, thank you for letting me be a part of your day!

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