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We’ve known Christie & Shawn for quite some time and we really looked forward to the day when they would be married! So when they chose 11/11/11 as their wedding date, we were thrilled to know we’d be spending the most popular wedding day of the year with a couple that is fun and truly in love!

They chose the Riverplace Tower for their ceremony because of its gorgeous view of the St John’s River and downtown Jacksonville. Their reception site was the Skyline Restaurant on the 42nd floor of the Bank of America building, which has an amazing view of the entire Jacksonville area. We loved their details, from the blue butterflies in Christie’s hair to Shawn’s sharp blue suit. But the most unique details were at their lego-themed reception. Each table had a number made from legos and bowls of legos for guests to build their own creations. And the entire cake stand was a series of Lego platforms with a rotating top. Each tier was filled with incredible cupcakes from Sivada’s Bakery. We also loved their entrance into the reception as everyone tossed paper airplanes! If you know Christie & Shawn, it was such a cute and perfect idea for them!

We loved how the ceremony and reception were both intimate affairs with Shawn and Christie’s closest friends and family. They spent the evening laughing and dancing. We are so thrilled to not only be Christie & Shawn’s wedding photographers but to also be their friends! Congratulations, and we hope you enjoy the special slideshow at the end! : )

Ceremony: Riverplace Tower
Reception: Skyline Dining and Conference Center
Officiant: Doug Trader
Hair: Jessica Pagano
Makeup: Jeanne Fowler
Cupcake Designer: Sivada’s Cupcakery
DJ: Omega Entertainment
Transportation: Cross River Cruises







Christie and Shawn chose to do a first look before their wedding at Friendship Fountain. It such an intimate, special moment for the two of them!































103 Responses to “Christie & Shawn | Downtown Jacksonville Wedding Photos | Jacksonville Wedding Photographers”

  1. Administrator says:

    Congratulations Christie & Shawn! We were there for the first kiss when you started dating and when you became husband and wife! I think that’s pretty darn awesome!! You are the perfect pair, and it’s hard to imagine that there was ever a time when you weren’t a couple! So happy that you found each other and we wish you all the best in your new life together! : ) Gwen

    • jessica pagano says:

      I Love the pictures. I was so honored to be a part of doing your hair. I looked at the photos and saw that you and your bridemaids hair stayed so beautifully. If you know anyone that wantrs a hair service sen them my way. (904) 994-81409. Or send me an email Thanks again I wish you and your husband all the best. Congrats.

  2. Christie says:

    AWESOME!!! Thank you so much for capturing every special moment of our wedding day! I can’t wait to see ALL of the pictures! :) Love the videos too!!!!

  3. Christine lemon says:

    Great photos! I can’t wait to see the rest!

  4. Julie Staudinger says:

    These were great! You two look very happy together!

  5. Stef says:

    Fabulous photos of a wonderful couple :)

  6. Alecia Castleberry says:

    Love the pictures Congratulations!

  7. Kathy says:

    This video is wonderful, and you look so happy . :-)

  8. Karen & Charlie says:

    the pictures are great I’m so happy for you both your journey is just beginning. can’t wait to have pictures

  9. Sherri Trader says:

    Beautiful photography – job well done. Oh and such a handsome Officiant. Congrats Christie and Shawn.

  10. Jan Raney says:

    Being the Mother of the Bride,I truly loved the pictures of Christie & Shawn’s Wedding. But there aren’t enough words to describe the emotions of happiness I experienced while watching this video of their special day. Ok I have to admit I didn’t cry the day of the wedding. But I did while looking at the pictures and more so while watching the video.
    Thank you so much for the excellent presentation you presented here.
    Jan Raney

  11. Jan Raney says:

    Congratulation Christie & Shawn. I know you will have many happy years ahead.

  12. Carolyn K says:

    Beautiful wedding and beautiul pictures! Thanks for letting me be a part of it! XOXO

  13. Andy K says:

    Great pictures! May you have a wonderful life together!

  14. Allison K says:

    Aunt Christie, you are so beautiful. I hope you live happily ever after with your prince.

  15. Tabatha says:

    Very beautiful pictures of this happy couple..Congratulations to you both.

  16. Nancy says:

    awesome pictures of a beautiful wedding!

  17. Kelly Calbert says:

    Hey Sis!! I am heartbroken I couldn’t be there to experience your wedding. Please know that I am so proud of you and love you very much!! I pray that you and Shawn have a wonderful and blessed life together.
    “Other” Sister

  18. Pam says:

    The pictures and video are awesome! The background is perfect and sometimes I can’t believe it’s real. My favorite picture is Christie and Shawn kissing on the dance floor.

  19. Sue Montgomery says:

    Sure wish we could have been there to share in your day! You were–and always will be–held in our thoughts and prayers! Blessings, Sue, Jay, Joel, Janis, and Caleb

  20. Katie says:

    Beautiful wedding and wonderful pictures!

  21. Sharon Fowler says:

    Congrats, Christie and Shawn!! It was both an honor and a pleasure to be there for your wedding!! I love you guys and wish you many years of love and happiness!!!

  22. Brettany says:

    I love the montage of photos with the boquets, aisle flowers and hair accessories. The video was also amazing!

  23. Dana says:

    Beautiful pictures. You look amazing.

  24. Rahael says:

    WOW what great pictures. The bride and groom look so happy that the pictures almost look fake like for a photo shoot, not a real wedding! Congratulations on the wedding AND the great photos!

  25. Ashley says:

    Congratulations, Christie and Sean. Your pictures turned out awesome, and you guys look so happy:) I love the lego cake topper.

  26. Wynne Sewell says:

    Love the photos! Congratulations! I know you’ll have many happy years together!

  27. Sandy Fowler says:

    The pictures are absolutely stunning!! Can’t wait to see the rest of them!! Christie, you were a beautiful bride and Shawn, such a handsome groom! Congratulations to both of you – so glad your dad & I were able to be there with you on such a glorius day! We love you!

  28. OK, I cried. The pictures are wonderful but you are both gorgeous, radiant, so very lov-er-ly. Shawn does dress up nicely, dosn’t he? Wish we could have been there. Keep the pictures coming! Love you both, Other Parents.

  29. Jesika Zellner says:

    Congratulations, Shawn and Christie! You both look amazing! I loved being able to see your special day through the beautiful photos by Gwen!

  30. Scott Wolfe says:

    Congrats on your special day. Airplanes and legos……..go figure. Perfect selection for you. Pics looked great and loved the backdrops.

  31. Tamara says:

    Can’t believe you’d miss the team meeting to get married! HA! Beautiful day, beautiful pictures, beautiful bride…..groom ain’t bad looking either!!!!

  32. Kevin says:

    Wow Christie. You both looked like you were in another zone. The weather turned out to bless you as well! Very nice photographs and there were no fake smiles anywhere. A very special day for you both. Congratulations!

  33. Pugs says:

    several photos may need to be captioned, might have to edit some of these for the engineering meeting.

    Congratulations Shawn and Christie!!

  34. Karrum Crisp says:

    Christie and Shawn, Conrats!!! The photos are really beautiful and you two look very happy. What a great looking couple. :)

  35. Wechman says:

    Artwork, photographic artwork.

  36. Mike Sullivan says:

    Beautiful pictures, photographer knew what she was doing! Really liked the one of you and your Dad dancing…..what a picture! Congratulations!!

  37. Jesus Suarez says:

    Congratulations!!! You both look great together. And the background is beautiful.

  38. Bob Livingston says:

    Congratulations! Very beautiful bride and a handsome groom! Nicely done.

  39. Jeff Talbott says:

    Congratulations Christie and Shawn! The pictures were great. Sorry I couldn’t B there. Looks like U guys enjoyed yourself from Sun up to Sunset.

  40. Paul says:

    Congratulations Christie and Shawn. Beutiful setting and pictures! You guys look just a little happy. Like the paper airplane idea!

  41. Wade Glover says:

    Awesome pictures. Congratulations to the new limb added to the Sanders family tree, Sean you are a lucky man. Best wishes and I pray for God’s blessings to you both as you journey through life together.

  42. Kirk L says:

    Wow, very cool wedding pictures, photog did a great job. Congratulations again Seam amd Christie :-)

  43. Tony Y says:

    I wish the both of you a long and wonderful life together.

  44. Kristine says:

    Beautiful pictures, Christie! Congratulations again!! I love all of your personal touches–it’s so nice when a wedding is unique and not cookie-cutter. Best wishes!

  45. Brian says:

    Congratulations! The pictures downtown are awesome and the Lego use was great!

  46. Grace & Andres says:

    Very nice photos. Congratulations to both of you.

  47. Kellie says:

    The pictures are great! You two looks so happy! Congratulations!

  48. Amanda says:

    I LOVE the pictures! They are so beautiful! I’m so happy for you Mrs. Sanders!

  49. Amanda says:

    By the way, my favorite picture is the one with you two kissing with your shades on! Love it!

  50. C Bimson says:

    Christie & Shawn best of luck on the road ahead! You both look Great!

  51. Natalie Dixon says:

    You look so lovely, Christie!! What a phenomenal day you must have had. I am so very happy for you. And I just love the paper airplanes…too perfect!!

  52. Harold says:

    Great photo, you guy look good. Congrads!

  53. Kendra McMahon says:

    Love the pictures. Great location! You look beautiful.

  54. Matt Brown says:

    Great Wedding Guys! And I will never forget the Mash Potato Bar!!!! lol. Love you guys.

  55. Bryce says:

    We had a great time.

  56. Carolyn says:

    The pictures are fantastic! Love the video too.

  57. Dick says:

    Wow!! Great pictures of a lovely wedding and great location. I wish your photographer had been around when I got married 52 years ago!!

  58. Michele says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous! Congrats!!!

  59. Ryan says:

    Great photos. I am honored and glad I could be part of your special day. I wish you both the best.

  60. Monica says:

    Breathtaking photos! So excited that you will have such awesome keepsakes of your special day.

  61. Congrats! It looks like it was a beautiful & geeky day :)

  62. Callie says:

    Amazing pictures! Congrats to both of you :)

  63. Jessica P says:

    Beautiful Pictures of a GREAT couple!! LOVED the slideshow at the end, too sweet :)

  64. jANET O"BRIEN says:


  65. Jennifer Rowland says:

    Love these pics! Congrats!!!

  66. Leslie Castillo says:

    Beautiful photos! And wonderful memories for the two of you guys! Congratulations, Christie and Shawn! Love the video montage too!

  67. Kala says:

    Beautiful pictures! I am so glad we were able to be there to see you two begin your “happily ever after.”

  68. Kim Cole says:

    These pictures are beautiful. Looks like it was a great day!

  69. James says:

    You guys look great and that is awesome that Doug married you. Wish I could have been there.

  70. Tracie says:

    Awesome pics of a very cute couple that I love!!!! :)

  71. Melissa Robinson says:

    Beautiful pictures! I was so excited to get to see you on your big day! You were absolutely gorgeous!

  72. Christina says:

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like it was a wonderful day. Congratulations!

  73. Natasha says:

    Wonderful Wedding portraits!! Soo Happy for you and you look absolutely stunning!! Best wishes for a wonderful and happy life together!! Xoxo

  74. Julia says:

    These pictures are so beautiful – they really capture your joyful, playful spirit! What a gorgeous couple you are. Many blessings!

  75. Mrs Christie Sanders says:

    I can’t stop looking at this blog post. I know I’m bias, since it was my wedding, but these pictures are AWESOME!! My heart warms remembering the first day of our marriage as I look at these (almost on a daily basis) :) Thanks again Matt & Gwen!!!

  76. Alexis Alexandris Bernreuter says:

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple! Congratulations Christie and Shawn! You both look great and so happy!

  77. Shawn says:

    Great pictures.

  78. Kaleb says:

    Congratulations Shawn and Christie! Your pictures look great! I hope that you two will have a long and joyful life together!

  79. sanjoy says:


  80. Elizabeth says:

    Fantastic pictures!

  81. Elizabeth says:

    Just looked again! The ones on the boat on the way to the reception are amazing!!! Love the lego ones also. You guys are too cute.

  82. Debbie Alexandris says:

    Congratulations Christie and Shawn. Great pictures.

  83. Leslie says:

    Love the lego and planes! What a great idea! Beautiful pictures of such a special day. Congratulations!

  84. Aunt Sharon says:

    The couple in the pictures are beautiful. The color of the pictures is so vivid and bright. It looks like the weather cooperated and the day was as beautiful as the couple.

  85. Jeanne Fowler says:

    Congrats Christie & Shawn! It was an honor and a pleasure to share your special day with you. I wish you both many years of love and happiness. :)

  86. Rosa says:

    Congratulations Shawn & Christie. It was a beautiful day!!! You two make great couple. The pictures and video are awesome. Great Job Gwen.

  87. Jenn Guthrie says:

    Love the pictures! Such a beautiful bride!!

  88. Kevin says:

    Great Pictures, you two will have a long and happy marriage!

  89. The Queen says:

    Very nice and you got all sniffly.

    Congratulations to you both.

    Love the LEGOs!

  90. Rob says:

    Beautiful pictures guys. Congrats!

  91. Rob says:

    Beautiful pictures!!! Congrats again.

  92. Tracy says:

    such a beautiful bride and wedding! awesome pics! much happines and laughter on your forever adventure. xoxo

  93. Jennifer says:

    Stunning ~
    You are breath taking and we wish you both, such happiness!!!!
    Jenn & Matt

  94. Billy Ehemann says:

    The pictures are awesome, but the wedding was to die for!!

  95. Jody says:

    Beatific couple, amazing day and awesome pictures! Congratulations Christie ad Shawn!!

  96. Jean Ford says:

    Christie you were and are so beautiful and Your husband is so good looking. I wish a long and beautiful life to both of you, Love you so much. Aunt Jean

  97. Krista says:

    You look amazing in your wedding gown! I am so happy for the both of you!

  98. James says:

    Congrats to you both. We are so happy for you both.
    The pictures are stunning. :)

  99. Robert Fowler says:

    Congratulations Christie and Shawn! You two look great, the pictures are amazing. Wishing you many happy years together.

  100. Carmen Cartagena says:

    Beautiful pictures, I love the ones at the fountain as well as the ones with the Main Street Bridge as the back drop.

  101. Keith Payton says:

    Very nice pictures hope all your dreams come true and wish you the best. I am very happy for you!

  102. Remember that marriages are made in Heaven — so are thunder and lightening! You both look magical and so very happy. Can’t wait for the December party. The only other thing you need to know is THE FIRST 50 YEARS ARE THE HARDEST! Love you. Other Mother

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