When I got the call about a Castle Otttis wedding, I was beyond excited. As a Florida wedding photographer, I work in a lot of places. Parks, beach, and beautiful wedding venues. But this was my first castle. I had heard and seen pictures of this beautiful venue in Saint Augustine Florida. It was also to be on Halloween. This made it even MORE exciting! But I realized it was beyond what I had imagined the second I pulled onto the castle property. It was incredible.
The castle is in a quaint little area of beachside Saint Augustine Florida. The owner and builder is Rusty, a super friendly guy that told us all about his creation. Castle Otttis is an impression of an Irish Castle, built in remembrance of Jesus Christ. And the pictures I saw online don’t do it justice.
But enough about the castle! My couple was ALSO incredible! The wedding had a Celtic and Midieval inspiration. The ceremony itself had SO man parts! There were scrolls, hand fasting, and drinking from a chalice. We got to document a planting of a tree, and the placing of crowns. And there was a bagpiper. There was a little bit of everything in this incredible event. And a balcony gave my second photographer a unique perspective for additional variety for this Castle Otttis wedding.
We had an incredible portrait session where we got to climb to the top of the castle. But then we were out the door and off to the reception. Our couple decorated the riverside restaurant in all things Halloween. There was a skeleton themed cake. And all sorts of fun Halloween decor made for spooky and fun festivities.
From all of us at Jennifer Juniper Photography, we wish you a lifetime of happness together! We are SO glad we got to be a part of your amazing celebration.