Tamara and John had already built a life together, sharing a home and raising John's daughters, but they just hadn't gotten around to making it official. An upcoming cruise vacation with their extended family seemed like the perfect opportunity to tie the knot, so Tamara picked out a dress and waited for their vacation to come! In the meantime, as John thought about it, he felt the wedding day should be shared by more than just their families, so he planned a surprise wedding with their family and close friends on the eve of their cruise. What Tamara thought was a casual lunch with her family became the big reveal; she received an invitation to her own wedding with a map marking the stops along the way to the altar. John and Tamara's sisters scheduled appointments at a local salon for hair, nails and makeup. After which, they would head to a nearby botanical gardens for a romantic outdoor ceremony. Marissa Moss Photography had the honor of capturing their incredibly unique wedding day!
A groom plans a complete surprise wedding for his bride-to-be in Gainesville, FL