Hardeman’s Secret Garden Wedding | Marcus & Katy | Dover, FL

We had the absolute best time celebrating Marcus and Katy at the stunning Hardeman Secret Garden. Marcus and Katy spent the morning getting ready with their closest friends which resulted in lots of laughter, lots of cheers, and lots of smiles! They made getting ready for a wedding seem so effortless, so smooth and so much fun!

Marcus and Katy tied the knot at their childhood church; First Baptist Church of Dover. It’s not often that we get to photograph weddings in a church, let alone, one that has so much history for our couple. Their ceremony was quick and filled with a few sparkly tears and lots of cheers when these two were officially husband and wife!!

Their reception was at a newer venue in the area and we have to say, it was absolutely stunning (pictures don’t fully do it justice, we promise)!! Its a little bit of drive back into the gardens, but once you hit the parking lot and then walk through the entrance into the garden and event area, you are left in awe. There is not one thing that was left out when they designed the garden space at Hardeman’s. Its a serene and calm space. The event area where Marcus and Katy’s reception was held, had lots of space for all of their guests to comfortably fit, areas for games, their bar setup, dancing and hanging out by the coolest fire place area. There was so much to work with, so many picture spots, an amphitheater for entertainment, waterfalls to stare in wonder at, and just a place to honestly, breathe and just have the time of your life at. Its a breathtaking venue if you are in the Tampa area and need a wedding venue that’s like none other and far different than all of the rest here in the Tampa, Florida area.

Marcus and Katy’s reception was a highlight of ours because there was never a dull moment or lull in one thing to the next. We danced and we partied the night away and had so much fun with their friends and their family who came to celebrate the most in-love and happiest couples. Watching these two looking at each other, stars in their eyes, is one of the best feelings and getting to be a part of that is the greatest honor and privilege in our job as wedding photographers.

You can also view their highlight film right here.


Venue: Hardeman Secret Garden

Church: First Baptist Church of Dover

Planner: Stephanie Voth Events

Florals: Stephanie Voth Events

Catering: Catering By The Family

Hair and Makeup: Destiny and Light Hair and Makeup

DJ: Gig Set Go of FL

Videography: Paisley Sunshine Photography