Real Weddings: A New Year’s Eve Elopement

bride and groom exchanging vows on a dock in Tampa by Sarah & Ben

New Year’s Eve is a celebration of new beginnings, reflecting on things past, and the promise of things to come, so what better way to ring in the new year than by beginning the journey into eternal love? For Melanie and Doug, there was certainly no better way to end one year and begin the next as their love for each other rested happily on their hearts, so they decided to elope on the best day of the year. Putting aside all worries and unimportant details, they headed out to the dock resting on the water in a lovely park in Tampa with their two best friends by their sides and exchanged tearful, sweet vows. Although few stood nearby as they became husband and wife, love permeated the air all around and left the feeling of sweet ever after on every heart. Thanks to the amazing talent of Sarah & Ben, who documented their heartfelt day, you too can ring in the new year with the contagious feeling of love on your heart!

groom waiting for his bride to walk down the aisle by Sarah & Ben
Photography by: Sarah & Ben
bride walking down the aisle by Sarah & Ben
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groom waiting at the end of the aisle by Sarah & Ben
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bride and groom exchanging vows by Sarah & Ben
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bride and groom holding hands by Sarah & Ben
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bride laughing as she gives her vows by Sarah & Ben
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groom crying as he says his vows by Sarah & Ben
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bride and groom exchanging vows on a dock in Tampa by Sarah & Ben
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bride and groom kissing by Sarah & Ben
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bride and groom celebrating after the ceremony by Sarah & Ben
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bride and groom hugging by Sarah & Ben
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pink tulip boutonniere by Sarah & Ben
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pink tulip bouquet by Sarah & Ben
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wedding rings on the sandy beach by Sarah & Ben
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smiling bride in Tampa by Sarah & Ben
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bride dancing on a Tampa dock by Sarah & Ben
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bride and groom on Tampa dock by Sarah & Ben
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pink tulip bouquet by Sarah & Ben
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bride and groom in intimate pose by Sarah & Ben
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bride and groom hugging on Tampa beach by Sarah & Ben
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bride and groom hugging on the beach by Sarah & Ben
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bride hugging her groom by Sarah & Ben
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bride and groom hugging by Sarah & Ben
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silver bridal shoes by Sarah & Ben
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Happy ever after to Melanie and Doug!

~Audra

Photographer:  Sarah & Ben//

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