Alex and Tiffany's Wedding at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

Journal and Imagery by Bradenton Wedding Photographers Popping Champaign Photography.

As the sun began to set on a chilly winter evening in January, Tiffany and Alex exchanged vows in the middle of The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature's elegant open-air courtyard. Underneath their black arch covered in a variety of bold flowers provided by Victoria Blooms, you see Tiffany and Alex's tears flowing as they promised to love and support each other for a lifetime while surrounded by their closest friends and family.

The courtyard, with its covered colonnade, lighted fountain, and underwater view of the manatee rehabilitation center, provided the perfect backdrop for Tiffany and Alex's special day. The manatees, gentle and peaceful creatures, added a touch of whimsy and charm to the already romantic setting.

As the ceremony came to a close, the newlyweds celebrated with their loved ones and reflected on the love and commitment they had just pledged to one another before heading to their cocktail hour where their celebration continued. Guests were able to stroll through a part of the museum where they were able to admire the manatees, the venue's stunning architecture, and take pictures with the couple's guestbook polaroid camera!

After cocktail hour, guests were able to return to the courtyard for a delicious meal provided by Catering by the Family, dancing to live music by Backbeat Entertainment, and an incredible, lively  performance by Alex's family! Alex's father, an accomplished musician, sang and played the drums while the groom and his brother strummed their guitars singing "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc. Their harmonies filled the air, adding a personal and meaningful touch to the celebration. The guests were delighted by the impromptu performance, dancing and singing along from their seats as Alex and his family got everyone immersed deeper into the party mood! You could tell that music was a shared passion for the family. It was a memorable moment for all in attendance, and one that Alex, Tiffany and their loved ones will always cherish.

As the reception progressed, the couple shared many special moments together where they couldn't stop smiling! Alex and Tiffany had their first dance, dances with their loved ones, and a private cake-cutting, in addition to a fun bouquet toss and The Shoe Game before ending the night with eating their wedding cakes by Edible Elegance by Eli and dancing with friends.

The museum's elegant open-air courtyard proved to be the perfect setting for Alex and Tiffany's intimate, memorable, and unique wedding. The fountain, manatees, stunning surroundings, and unique details styled by Tiffany and her planner Stephanie Arias Planning all contributed to an unforgettable day that they and their guests will always treasure. It was a perfect end to a perfect day, and a fitting beginning to Alex and Tiffany's new life together.

Video by Jimmy Edwards - Second Take Media

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