Tradewinds Wedding | Brent & Mackenzie

Brent and Mackenzie’s stunning elopement Tradewinds wedding was everything that anyone could ever hope or wish for. Mackenzie has been dreaming of a beach wedding since she was 10 when she attended one at Marco Island where there were jumping dolphins during the ceremony. Many years later, she got married on the beach WITH dolphins hanging around for their ceremony. It couldn’t have been more perfect. Seriously!!

Both of them were so laid back and so easy going, that we basically got to know these two like brand new friends and we got to spend the evening full of laughter which they say is the best kind of medicine.

We arrived early at Tradewinds Resort and ran into Brent in the elevator. It was somewhat comical because we hadn’t met them yet. We had only talked to Mackenzie by the phone since they both live in Michigan. We got on with Brent and he asked us what we were there for, to which we replied, “we are here to shoot an elopement today!” He responded with, “Oh! I think you are here for us today!” It still didn’t dawn on me (Rychelle) for a few more seconds and then awkwardly we met in the elevator!

Mackenzie y’all was one of the most down to earth brides I have ever met. She was so calm, so collected and at ease. It was super fun getting to know her, meeting her family and getting to run around capturing pictures of little miss Dempsey, Brent and Mackenzies daughter.

Their ceremony was quick and beautiful, followed by family pictures and probably one of the most epic Bride and Groom Portraits sessions of all time. Florida’s sky didn’t disappoint on their wedding day. We spent an entire hour getting to know both of them, getting to know what they both did, what it was like living in Michigan, the ins and outs of parenting and everything in between. I will say that now that its over, we miss these two terribly. I’m sort of hoping and praying that they will move here <3 Haha!!

Seriously, elopements are the best especially when they are as beautiful and stunning as Bret and Mackenzies simple beach wedding. We couldn’t have asked for more!!

CONGRATS Brent & Mackenzie!!

Venue: Tradewinds

Hair & Makeup: Lili’s Wedding

Flowers: Karen’s Florist of Gulfport Florida

Coordinator: Driftwoods Weddings & Events

Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Dress: The Wedding Shoppe


Hey there! We are Rychelle and Aaron Foltz, a husband and wife photographer and videographer duo based out of Tampa, FL. We’re obsessed with weddings, connections, personal relationships that bond us, and a great deal of coffee. Come wedding day you’ll feel at ease and ready knowing we’ve got your back as we capture the magic that creates your unique bond.