Not Your Ordinary Island

In June, I had the amazing opportunity to be apart of a bridal inspirational shoot! The shoot was also an excuse to getaway for the weekend 😉 Where you ask? The location of the shoot was not too far from me, about 2 1/2 hours and 160 miles away in Cumberland Island, Georgia.

Wow, this island is truly a hidden treasure. Before you can even step foot on Cumberland Island, you have to take a 45-minute long ferry trip from St. Mary’s(Georgia). Who doesn’t love ferry rides!?  The island is approximately 18 miles long and has its unique characteristics throughout. The islands natural habitat including birds, horses, hogs and more makes it extra special along with the history it holds. Read more about the history here.

Adventures at Cumberland Island include camping, biking, bird watching, star gazing, hunting, fishing and private boating. There’s also a Land and Legacies Guided Tour that takes you to historic locations around the seashore. One of my favorite spots was exploring the ruins of the Dungeness Mansion. Heres an old photo from 1958 prior to the fire damage.  If you intend to camp on the island or simply visit for the day, you can contact the National Park Service for access.

I wanted to share some of my favorite shots that Professional Photographer and sweet friend, Kenzie Packrall took. This bridal shoot is also featured on Joy Wed!

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Behind the Scenes Magic |The team who pulled together this bridal shoot were such hard workers and had so much passion.. even in the blazing sun in June! You can tell they love what they do. I had a great experience and they made me feel super comfortable 🙂  If you are looking for a wedding photographer, florist, or even stylist, check out these amazing vendors!

Photography: Kenzie Packrall |Dresses: Ailsa Munro | Styling: Casey Peterson Decor| Florals: Veiledlady Floral |Invitation: The Vintage Inkwell |Accessories: Davie and Chiyo|Ring: Trumpet and Horn| Makeup: Margaret Madison Makeup

Praying for all affected by Irma & Harvey.
1 Thessalonians 5:11

11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

χo Kat

41 Replies to “Not Your Ordinary Island”

  1. Gorgeous photos!! I have friends were just there last year – hadn’t heard of it before them. I always consider somewhere I hear of more than once in a reasonable amount of time, to be somewhere I have to check out!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous photographs!!! The dress is so stunning and beautiful! What a wonderful photo shoot!!

  3. beautiful place makes that kind of occassion more memorable. and also with those people to be as a team in that special invent will make it more special too.

  4. Oh my goodness. Those lovely pictures looks so stunning. Your white dress is so simple yet so elegant. Nice photography.

  5. The photos are stunning. Everything looks so beautiful. The photographer must have been a professional. Love everything in there!

  6. Would love to be able to get over my fear of boats/ferries in order to visit such a beautiful place! The dress and photography is gorgeous and definitely reiterates that wedding photography is something I love!


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