Ocala’s brides and grooms, get a glimpse into their most special of days and hear firsthand about the memories that will always hold a place in their hearts
BELINDA & MIKE ATHERTON
August 29, 2021
Venue: College of Central Florida Webber Center
Photographer: Katelyn Virginia Photography
Wedding Planner: Blessed Magnolia Event Planning
Florist: Blooming Events
Belinda and Mike renewed their vows in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary during a celebration made possible by the Wish Upon a Wedding nonproﬁt, which coordinates weddings and vow renewals for couples who have faced serious illnesses or life altering circumstances, and local vendors.
Her favorite memory: Dancing. That’s my favorite thing to do at weddings, so I got to dance with my grandchildren that were there—the boys—and my husband, and I can’t ask for better than that.
RAEANNE & IAN BARNES
April 10, 2021
Venue: Whispering Oaks Winery
Photographer: Becky Collazo
Wedding Planner: Cliﬀ LePoer
Their favorite memory: It’s diﬃcult to choose a favorite memory of that beautiful day, but if we had to choose, we both agree it was having our families in the same place at the same time. We grew up in diﬀerent parts of the country and having our loved ones all present in the same moment ﬂooded us with an overwhelming sense of togetherness.
LAUREN & COLLIN FRITSCHY
June 11, 2021
Venue: World Equestrian Center Photographer: Wildalys Photography Their favorite memory: Taking our pictures in the gorgeous Equestrian Hotel and Mr. Pickles & Sailor Bear Toy Shoppe, and the amazing food at our reception! We also loved throwing everything back to how we ﬁrst met and fell in love…horses!