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Summer Lovin'


Photoshoots are always fun! The best ones are usually super early in the morning or the golden hour when the sun is just about to set {to catch the perfect light}.... After hosting an event the night before and waking up to the sun rising, the results of this photoshoot were well worth it! Simple, classic, with the sea as the perfect backdrop....


The details came together to create a beautiful look with a vintage touch. Sea glass, shells and a gold chevron table runner {LOVE!}, all blended together perfectly for the look we were going for. 



We always love shooting with Ashley & Gregg of Brooke Images. They're from the Jacksonville area so anytime they're on the island we try to set up a shoot. The soft, natural lighting mixed with the details of the decor created the perfect feel for a vintage, beach shoot. 










Ingredients to the photo shoot:
Brooke Images {photographers}
Nikita Fosmore - Salon Salon {model's & hair and make-up}
Silva's Flower Corner {flowers}
The Loft 5 {styled}

Farm Inspired

Story has it, wild chickens are running around Anna Maria Island. Some people enjoy them, others not so much. With the help of locals {Team Chicken}, they have found a home for the chickens at The Wildlife. 



Joe and Nancy, from Beach Style Re-cycle, came up with the idea of "have you hugged your chickn today?" All the proceeds of the t-shirts go to keeping the chickens free.





This Chicken tale will go down in history....


INGREDIENTS TO THE PHOTO SHOOT
PHOTOGRAPHER: Emily Fritz

MAKE-UP: Elizabeth Thomas

MODELS: Ashley Cranston, Elizabeth Thomas, Annah Dault & Miss Lilly {AJ's dog}

LOCATION: Under a oak tree on AMI

PROPS & TEE'S: Beach Style Re-cycel & The Loft 5

STYLED BY: A.J.

Let's Party & Enjoy Life


Loving life, bride Tiffany and groom Jasen, knew the perfect spot for their wedding. 



Before moving out of state, the couple wanted to celebrate their unity with family and friends at a beach wedding filled with laughter, memories, and love. The ceremony was held at Anna Maria Beach with a beautiful reception by Sunrise Gardens.


Th couple's motto: "Let's Party and enjoy life." 
The purple and khaki undertones made for a perfect romantic yet carefree feel as they celebrated life and love on their special day. 




Tiffany's father unfortunately passed away from cancer so as a thoughtful reminder, she had a picture of him on her bouquet, representing him being there in spirit. In lieu of wedding favors, donations were made to The American Cancer Society in Loving Msemory of {Buddy Burress} by the couple.



Ingredients to their perfect day:

Set Up:The Loft5 Bridal Lounge
Ceremony: Anna Maria Beach
Reception: Sunrise Gardens
Photographer: Memories By Billie
Beach set-up : The Loft5
Food: The Loft5
Hair & Make up: Salon Salon
Beach music: Trevor Bystrom
DJ: Jay Goodley
Flowers: Slivia's Flower Corner
Officiant: Jack
Cupcakes: Diana Bogan





Vision of Beauty


Couple Justin and Elise flew from New York to make their dream wedding come true. 

Bride Elise, from Australia, is in theater, so she had a very clear vision of what her wedding would be like. With the help of The Loft 5 and other vendors, her vision became reality, making their special day absolutely unforgettable. 



The wedding took place on the beach on Anna Maria Island and a trolly took the wedding party to the Waterfront restaurant, which Justin's cousin owns, where they shared a beautiful evening of celebrating their love with family and friends. 



A special moment for groom Justin was when he and his grandfather made table numbers for the reception. It was one of those details that made their day that much more special. 









Ingredients to their perfect day:

Efficient : REV.Charlie
Flowers: Silva 's Flower Corner
Music: Strings attached and Chuck Chaudell
Beach wedding set-up The Loft5
Table/decor: The Loft5
Photography Jaclyen Marie
Hair & Make-up : Salon West
Cake: Mindy
Reception: The Waterfront

The Bridal Lounge



The Loft 5 Bridal Lounge is yours to get ready or just relax in for the day of your event. Not only does the Loft provide a beautiful and stress free environment to the bride and her bridal party but it also provides a place for onsite hair, makeup and photographs. A team member is available to assist in making your special day run smoothly as well as provide the bride and guests with light appetizers and drinks before the ceremony. Our private Bridal Lounge can be scheduled at the time of your event booking or is available to any brides interested getting married in the Anna Maria Island or Holmes Beach areas.




 
 








**All photos taken by Gary Kaplan Photography.

The Yardy Party!

Not only does A.J.'s Island Network do weddings, we are a full blown event planning company. As a premiere party planning boutique, we cater to all types of events. From designing to food catering we are your one stop shop for event planning perfection. 
A local Anna Maria Island school teacher Phyllis Boles retirement was delayed 6 six months but the party to celebrate her wonderful career was better than ever!



Her wish was for tons of twinkle lights, splashes of vignettes, live music, tasty food and great memories shared with her close friends. Guests praised the party, saying it was a true reflection of Phyllis.








Photography : Emily Fritz
Food: A.J's Island Network, Chef Isabella
Bartender: Erika
Styled by: The Loft 5
Music : Scott Curts
Flowers: Silva's Flower Corner
Staff: Allie & Ashley

Timeless beach chic

John and Shannon's beach wedding was a dream come true. 

Before the nuptials, the couple buried a bottle of scotch hoping it would bring good weather for their big day, and it did! 

More info:
Music: Chuck from DJ Tampa Bay
Flowers: Silvia's Flower Corner
Cake: Bakery di Europe
Ceremony: Roser's Church
Photography: Kara Pennington Photography

All in the family

Located on Florida's beautiful beaches, Annah and Chad's wedding was all about family and fun.

After the nuptials, guests and the bridal party celebrated at the couple's home. Their drink of choice was the Pain Killer along with brews from Little Giant Brewing Company.

Food included a raw bar, cheese board, and local fresh fish caught by the couple and their family, with grandpa bringing in the most! All food was prepared by a private chef. Annah is a private chef herself and part of The Loft 5 family.







More Info:
Flowers: Slivia's Flower Corner
Cake: cakes by Patty
Drinks: Pain Killers made by Erika
Beer: Little Giant Brewing Company
Table setting: Family Stlye all 140 under a billow of white bistro lights
Photography: Emily Fritz

***Styling & staging: Done by A.J. & team at The Loft 5.

Credits: Images on this site belong to The Loft 5 Photographers.