menu

Welcome to the blog! I’m a small-town Florida girl and Army wife relocated to the Seattle Suburbs, documenting love from one coast to the other. I live for a good PNW mountain breeze, sweat pants, and local eats. Let's be friends!

Hey there! I'm megan-
Washington Elopement and Intimate Wedding PHOTOGRAPHER

CATEGORIES

megan montalvo photography

welcome to

Sweetwater Branch Inn Wedding | Byron and Carley

A Sweetwater Branch Inn Wedding With A Halloween Theme

I got to join Sierra Ford Photography in documenting Carley and Byron’s Sweetwater Branch Inn wedding in Gainesville, Florida! I’ve been friends with Carley for as long as I can remember. When I found out she was getting married and wanted Sierra and I to document her day, I just about peed my pants. I had gotten to know Byron quite a bit before their engagement. There were so many occasions where he would do or say things that told me he was definitely a keeper! His uncanny way of matching Carley’s intensity when it came to discussions they were both passionate about, his love for adventure and of course the fact that he connected well with my introverted husband gave him extra brownie points. They were truly made for one another.

I’ve always known that Carley was very detail oriented but seriously, every inch of her wedding was subtle and sweet and so fitting with their personalities. They decided to get married on Halloween which was suiting for the two of them because of their love for the day. I’ve known their family to throw huge Halloween parties and for the two of them to attend Halloween Horror Nights yearly. Not to mention they’re huge movie buffs and incorporated their love of Harry Potter into the day. Our good friend Emily with Sunshine Tidings Co hand-lettered so many signs and decorations which really added a distinctive touch to the atmosphere.

I’m so happy to call these two friends and feel honored that I got to be behind the lens when they said “I do.”

sweetwater-branch-inn
wedding-invitations
bridal-shoes
ariels-flowers
stunning-wedding-dress
bridal-party-getting-ready
bride-putting-on-necklace
fall-themed-flowers
beautiful-bride-and-mom
burgandy-arrangements
getting-ready-for-the-wedding-day
more-flowers
bed-and-breakfast-bride
teal-bridal-party-dresses
ivory
bride-running-with-dress
reading-letters-before-wedding
grooms-suite
grooms-wedding-day-details
putting-on-ties
groom's-teal-bow-tie
casual-groomsmen
groomsmen-photos
ceremony-site-wide-shot
nuptual-flowers
halloween-wedding
unplugged-wedding
father-of-the-bride
grooms-face-seeing-bride-for-first-time
sunlit-ceremony
artistic-shot
gainseville-unity
nuptials
exchanging-rings
tying-the-knot-in-the-fall
first-kiss
recessional
hand-painted-details
amusing-wedding-party-
themed-wedding
Pick-your-poision
quidditch
formal-photos
cake
portraits
wedding-day-photography
walking-and-holding-hands
strawberry-blonde-bride
botique-wedding
castle
let's-get-married
reception-room-shot
detailed-table
fall-themed-decor
entering-reception
entering-reception
first-dance-as-husband-and-wife
couples-dancing
father-daughter-dance
daddy-daughter-dance
mother-and-son-dance
speeches-during-dinner
DJ
party-time
reception-fun
exciting-evening
oh-hey
boquet-toss
cracking-some-moves
shake-it-up
dance-on
crazy-reception-lights
hand-lettered-pumpkin-art
harry-potter-themed-cake
cutting-of-the-cake
feeding-cake
love
just-married
night-photo-of-wife

Vendors:

Venue: Sweetwater Branch Inn

Officiant: Jack Edmonds

DJ: Genius Entertainment 

Florist: Ariel’s Flowers and Gifts 

Caterer: Sweetwater Branch Inn

Coordinator: Jessica Slane

Hair & Makeup: Hairbro

Dress: Lunss Bridal

Photography: Sierra Ford Photography + Megan Montalvo Photography

comments +

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

SANDERS ESTATE WEDDING

The Sanders Estate is the perfect combination of southern vintage elegance and outdoor beauty. It was no surprise that these two had a stunning day filled with sunshine, beauty and sentiment.

read next:

+

-

+

-

READ MORE

on instagram

@meganmontalvophoto

Follow along for all adventures to come. #meganmontalvophotography