When Krystal and Keannu reached out to us wanting to have an elopement at The Ringling, we were immediately PUMPED! The Ringling is a gorgeous wedding venue in Sarasota, Florida. Its full name is actually The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. It’s part of the heritage of Mable Burton Ringling and John Ringling. Its breathtaking architecture makes for a beautiful backdrop for wedding portraits.
During our initial consultation with Krystal and Keannu, we discovered that they were actually high school sweethearts! Keannu purposefully maneuvered things so that they would sit together in class. How adorable, am I right?!
Fast forward five years to the year 2020. Keannu surprised Krystal with a trail of rose petals that led to balloons spelling out “Will You Marry Me?”
With Keannu finally realizing his childhood dream of joining the US Army, they decided to elope so that he could begin his career as soon as possible.
& that’s where we came in! We were so honored to have been part of their love story. Here are some of our favorite portraits from their elopement.