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Indian River County

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Indian River County has a plethora of beautiful vistas and venues for your dream wedding. Halfway along Florida’s Atlantic coast, Indian River County is located where the tropics begin. Our location is easily accessed from Orlando and Melbourne airports to the north, Tampa airport to the west and Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami airports to the south. With a wide variety of accommodations and activities, you’ll find everything you need to stage your wedding and keep your guests entertained. Whether you like the quaint, village feel of Sebastian, the western flair of Fellsmere, or the elegance of Vero Beach, there is a perfect place for every bride.

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Photography by

1. Ashlee Lynn Photography 2. Kazuyuki Oyama 3. Ashlee Lynn Photography 4. ATAppen Wells


Wedding Venues Whether you want to make your vows barefoot on a pristine beach, surrounded by immaculate gardens or even on horseback where you can gallop into the sunset, you’ll find it in Indian River County. Beachfront hotels specialize in turning the beautiful Atlantic Ocean into an unparalleled wedding backdrop. Ranches, gardens, historic buildings and golf courses are routinely transformed into nature’s own cathedrals and reception halls. And of course, churches of every denomination await the next bride and groom to embark on their journey as husband and wife. Indian River County hosts a number of professional wedding planners, florists and caterers to assist in making all of the arrangements for a flawless wedding day.

Photography by 1. Kara Clicks Photography 2. PS Photography 3. Verola Studio Photography 4. Martina’s Photography

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Area Activities Your guests will find a wide variety of great attractions and activities in our community. The adventurous can explore the jungle-like Sebastian River by kayak, take a boat down the Indian River Lagoon to see dolphins and manatees at play, glide over the marshes in an airboat or jump out of a plane, if they want! Miles of unspoiled beaches await beachcombers and children at play, while the surf beckons surfers, divers and fishermen to test the water! Vero Beach is known for its abundance of culture with museums, theatres, and numerous art galleries to enjoy. And there’s shopping for every taste, from the upscale beach shops to the outlet mall.

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Photography by

1. EpicStockMedia 2. John Waite 3. Martina’s Photography 4. Joe Ellis


Wedding Checklist Nine Months & Earlier

Six to Nine Months Pick out the bridesmaids’ gowns and order their accessories. Hire a caterer. Select the ceremony music; hire musicians. Decide on a florist. Choose a videographer and/or photographer. If you plan to rent equipment for your reception or ceremony, book a rental provider now. Research accommodations for out-of-town guests and look for your bridal suite.

Choose a date. Announce your engagement. Send photo and announcements to your hometown newspaper. Decide what type of wedding you want. Create a wedding folder. Make a budget. Create a calendar of important dates. Start, and organize, your guest list. Ask family and friends to help you make sure that you don’t forget anyone. Choose your ceremony site. Make an appointment with your officiate. Reserve date/time of the ceremony. Choose and reserve a reception site. Select theme and define your colors. Start shopping for your gown. If you are special-ordering a gown, place your order now to allow time for fitting or alteration. Find a photographer. Start thinking about honeymoon spots. Planning well in advance will assure you better prices on hotel and airfare. Order, or update your passport. Send your guest “save the date” cards. Check the requirements for a marriage license at the location of your ceremony. Some might require blood test, birth certificates or other documents.

Four to Six Months Order invitations and stationery items. Shop for the groom’s party formal wear. Choose your wedding-day transportation. Reserve limos; shop for rental cars. Plan the rehearsal dinner. Finalize the reception menu. Register at gift registries. Book out-of-town guest rooms. Shop for wedding rings.

Two to Four Months Finalize guest list. Ask the people whom you want to become members of the wedding party, and explain their roles. Choose a wedding-cake style (and baker). Confirm your decorating details. Schedule your bridal portrait.

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Wedding Checklist Day Before the Wedding

Six to Eight Weeks Mail out invitations. Meet your stylist and choose your hairstyle and make-up.

Confirm that members of the wedding party have all necessary accessories. If someone is helping you pay for vendors and gratuities, prepare the envelopes. Put someone you can trust in charge of bringing everything you will need: guestbook, pen, ring bearing pillow, etc. Pass out schedules to members of the wedding party. Meet with ushers and discuss seating. Go to rehearsal. Go to rehearsal dinner. Smile!

Four to Six Weeks Organize the reception seating. Fill out place cards. Confirm the playlist with musicians. Plan and hold the bridesmaids’, bachelor and bachelorette parties. Pick the wedding rings. Confirm times and dates with all wedding vendors. Give all vendors a copy of the wedding-day schedule. Call any guests who have not RSVP’d to confirm their attendance.

Day of the Wedding Give the groom’s ring to the maid of honor and the bride’s ring to the best man. Bring the wedding license. You’ll need it for the officiant to sign. Eat something. Have the caterer pack you a to-go box, in case you don’t actually get to eat at the reception. Take a deep breath, and remember to be grateful and have fun on your special day!

One Week Make sure you have all the marriage documents you need. Pick up all the wedding attire. Make sure everything fits. Give the final guest list to your caterer and to the reception site. Confirm the details of your honeymoon. Pack for the honeymoon. Stop delivery of mail and newspaper for the time you will be on your honeymoon.

After the Wedding Arrange for someone to return rental items after the wedding. Have the gown cleaned and bowed. File your name change with the Social Security, banks and important institutions. Send out change-of-address cards.

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Wedding Professionals Barbers Bilbur’s Barber Spa (772) 834-7334 www.bilbursbarberspa.com

Caterers

Bridal Wear Cindy’s Alterations & Boutique (772) 581-9355...................p24 www.cindysaltsandboutique.com

Airports, Aircraft Charter Service

Bakeries

Vero Beach Municipal Airport (772) 978-4930 www.covb.org

Fillin’ n’ Chillin’ Bakery and Ice Cream (772) 569-8989

Sun Aviation (772) 562-9257 www.sunaviation.com

www.elizabethkennedycatering.com 

Chocolate

Cravings (772) 231-0208 www.cravingscookies.com Dyana’s Delisious Desserts (772) 492-9085 www.dyanasdeliciousdesserts.com

Sebastian Municipal Airport (772) 228-7001 www.sebastianairport.com

Elizabeth D Kennedy, Inc. (772) 563-0646...................p27

Classy Cupcakes (772) 563-0110...................p16 www.classycupcakesvero.com

Melbourne International Airport (321) 723-6227 Ext: 219.....p24 www.mlbair.com

Paris Air Inc. (772) 770-2708 www.parisair.com

Culinary Capers, Inc. (772) 562-9194...................p28 www.culinarycaperscatering.com

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Poinsettia Groves, Inc. (772) 562-3356 www.poinsettiagroves.com

Village Beach Market (772) 231-2338 www.villagebeachmarket.com

Longevity Fitness Club & Spa (772) 778-6800 www.longevityfitnessclubs.com

www.sweet-creations-bylsyoung.com

Hale Groves (772) 226-3500 www.halegroves.com

Faith Hope and Chocolate (772) 567-1414...................p23 www.faithhopeandchocolate.com

Fitness & Spa

Sweet Creations (772) 584-7206...................p28

Edible Arrangements of Vero Beach (772) 569-9808 www.ediblearrangements.com

Shells & Things (772) 234-4790 www.shellsandthings.com

Sweet Temptations (772) 766-6373 www.sweettemptationsflorida.com

Publix Supermarket (772) 778-1984 www.publix.com

Countryside Citrus (772) 581-0999...................p24 www.countrysidecitrus.com

Bruno Chocolate Creations (772) 466-4222 www.ChocTC.com

Kilwin’s Vero Beach (772) 584-3281 www.kilwins.com

Patisserie Vero Beach, Inc. (772) 770-4122 www.patisserievb.com

Citrus, Gourmet Food & Gift Shops

Cosmetics Mary Kay Cosmetics (772) 633-4030...................p28 www.marykay.com/cgoetz1 Senegence International (772) 321-2893 www.senegence.com/salsarita


Wedding Professionals Event Planning En Vogue Event Planning (772) 485-7144 www.envogueeventplanning.com Plan Ahead Events – Vero Beach (772) 492-9223 www.planaheadevents-verobeach.com

Sweet Creations (772) 584-7206...................p28 www.sweet-creations-bylsyoung.com

Embroidering & Screen Printing EmbroidMe (772) 299-3883 www.embroidme-verobeach.com Wilkins Brothers Incorporated (772) 231-1488 www.getpromos.com/wilkins

Officiating RomanticVows.com (772) 229-0411...................p18 www.RomanticVows.com

HOME DECORATING Space Arranger (772) 359-8382...................p16 www.TheSpaceArranger.com

florists

Jewelry Stores

Party & Tent Rentals, Etc.

Artistic First Florist (772) 567-3474...................p27 www.artisticfirstflorist.com

I’ll Never Tell (772) 231-1148 www.illnevertell.com

All In Fun, Inc. (772) 337-1500...................p26 www.allinfuninc.com

Creations by Linda (772) 485-7111 www.creationsbylinda.net

John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry (772) 234-1512 www.johnmatthewsjewelry.com

Premier Party Rentals, Inc. (772) 562-7449 www.premierpartyrentalsinc.com

Hutchinson’s Floral Artistry (772) 231-4803 www.hutchinsonsfloralartistry.com

Leigh Jewelers (772) 234-8522 www.leighjewelers.com

Johnson’s Flower World Florist (772) 567-8271 www.johnsonsflowerworld.com

Stella & Dot (772) 480-2958 www.stelladot.com/JamiDalili

Key West Florist of the Treasure Coast

(772) 318-7007 www.keywestflorist.com

Ocean Drive Jewelers (772) 234-1225

The Centerpiece (772) 321-0563...................p17

Limousine Services/ Transportation

Formal Wear

A-1-A Airport Service (772) 559-3249

Cardita Formal Wear, Inc. (772) 468-0799 www.carditaformalwear.com

www.a-1-apropertymanagement.com

Diamond Limousine of Vero Beach, Inc. (772) 569-8896

G.T. Rhodes (772) 231-6424 www.gtrhodes.com

www.diamondlimousineverobeach.com

Magic Carpet Ride (772) 569-1777...................p26 www.magiccarpetride.travel Smart Shuttle Line, Inc. (321) 409-5114 www.smartshuttleline.com

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Where’s Da Party (772) 408-3270...................p16 www.wheresdaparty.com

Photography & Videography Ashlee Lynn Photography (772) 501-9986...................p17 Kara Clicks Photography (303) 888-3188...................p22 www.karaclicks.com Martina’s Photography (772) 532-3209 www.martinasphotography.com Mr. J’s Media Productions (772) 360-9970 www.mrjsmediaproductions.com PS Photography (772) 770-0867 www.PSphotography.net Verola Photography & Video (772) 231-6777 www.verolaphoto.com


Wedding Professionals Printing/ Invitations ABC Printing Company (772) 562-0624 www.abcprintingirc.com All Service Graphics (321) 259-8957 www.asgprinting.com Aztec Graphix (772) 468-2023 www.myaztec.com The Hartley Press, Inc. (904) 398-5141 www.thehartleypress.com Ironside Press (772) 569-8484 www.ironsidepress.net

Salons & Spas A Pampered Life-Spa Services & Fragrance Bar (772) 231-8864...................P25 www.apamperedlife.net

AAA Auto Club South Insurance and Travel (772) 770-3400 www.aaasouth.com

Causeway Studio (772) 569-8755 www.causewaystudio.com

The Color Experience (772) 569-3645 www.thecolorexperience.net

The Spa at Costa d’ Este (772) 410-0101...................p18 www.costadeste.com

The Spa at Disney Vero Beach Resort (772) 234-2050...................p15 www.disneybeachresorts.com

Energy Spa & Salon (772) 562-3845...................p17 www.energyspaandsalon.com

Minuteman Press (772) 567-4645

Lindsay Naffziger (909) 694-7805...................p28

Squared Studios (772) 713-6884 www.squared-studios.com

Radiance By Shannon (772) 202-8588 www.RadiancebyShannon.com Studio Gabriel Day Spa & Boutique (772) 234-8105...................p18 www.studiogabriel.com

Kathe Heide Skin Care Clinic, Inc. (772) 231-0777

Sweet Temptations (772) 766-6373 www.enchantedexpressions.com

Travel & Tours

Body Language (772) 453-4450 www.talkbodylanguage.com

LEB Printing & Design (772) 532-5735 www.lebprinting.com

www.verobeach.minutemanpress.com

Salons & Spas

White Orchid Spa (772) 231-1133...................p21 www.whiteorchidspa32963.com

Mane Attraction (772) 226-5796...................p20 Panache of Vero Beach (772) 257-6940 www.panacheverobeach.com

Treasure Coast Travel Agency (772) 567-4388 Anne Devanney Expedia Cruise Consultant (772) 569-8859 www.annedevanney.cruiseshipcenters.com

Cruise and Travel Partners, LLC (772) 559-2041 www.cruiseandtravelpartners.com

Wedding Venues OCEANSIDE

Vero Dental Spa (772) 778-5550...................p27

The Caribbean Court (772) 231-7211...................p16 www.TheCaribbeanCourt.com

Your Glory Salon (772) 562-3370 www.yourglorysalon.com

Costa D’ Este Beach Resort (772) 410-0067...................p19 www.costadeste.com

SKIN CARE

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort (772) 234-2076...................p14 www.DisneyBeachResorts.com

Park Place Salon (772) 231-2588

Facial Rejuvenation (772) 978-0484...................IBC www.facialrejuvenationfl.com

Driftwood Resort (772) 231-0550 www.thedriftwood.com

Polished Mani-Pedi Lounge Hair Studio & Boutique (772) 584-3494...................p25

Vero Cosmetic (772) 562-2400...................p22 www.verocosmetic.com

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (772) 231-2300...................p24 www.HIverobeach.com

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Wedding Professionals Wedding Venues OCEANSIDE

Wedding Venues

Wedding Venues

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Wedding Venues MAINLAND

Riverside Theatre (772) 231-6990 www.riversidetheatre.com

Americas Best Value Inn (772) 567-8321 www.americasbestvalueinn.com

Hawk’s Nest Golf Club (772) 569-9400 www.hawksnestgolf.com

Sebastian Community Center (772) 589-1009 www.cityofsebastian.org/CommCtr

The Surf Club (772)231-1600 www.surfclubverobeach.com

Community Center (772) 770-6517 www.covb.org

Heritage Center (772) 770-2263...................p23 www.veroheritage.org

SpringHill Suites by Marriott (772) 978-9292...................p28 www.marriott.com/mlbvb

Vero Beach Hotel & Spa (866) 602-8376...................p21 www.verobeachhotelandspa.com

Community Church of Vero Beach (772) 562-3633 www.ccovb.org

Holiday Inn Express Vero Beach (West) (772) 567-2500 www.hiexpress.com

The Plaza (772) 559-9942 www.theplazavb.com

Culinary Capers (772) 562-9194...................p28 www.culinarycaperscatering.com

Italian American Club of Sebastian (772) 589-3341

Vero Beach Country Club (772) 567-3320 www.verobeachcountryclub.com

Vero Beach Museum of Art (772) 231-0707 www.verobeachmuseum.org

Wedding Venues RIVERSIDE

Bethel Creek (772) 770-6517 www.covb.org Capt. Hiram’s Resort (772) 589-6172...................p26 www.hirams.com Capt’n Butcher’s Lodging & Marina (772) 589-2552 www.captnbutcher.com River House (772) 770-6517 www.covb.org

www.sebastianitalianamerican.com

Emerson Center (772) 778-5249 www.theemersoncenter.com

LaPorte Farms (772) 388-1824...................p23 www.laportefarms.com

Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery (772) 595-0699 www.endlesssummerwine.com Executive Courthouse (772) 567-4303 www.thecourtroomvb.com Hampton Inn (772) 770-4299 www.HamptonInnVeroBeach.com

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BEACHES

McKee Botanical Garden (772) 794-0601 www.mckeegarden.org

Humiston Park (772) 231- 5790

Osceloa Bistro (772) 569-1299...................p20

Jaycee Park (772) 231- 0578

Pointe West (772) 794-9912...................p23 www.pointewestflorida.com

Round Island Park (772) 234-8375

Richardson Center (772) 299-1717 www.irsc.edu

The Moorings Club (772) 231-1008 www.themooringsclub.com

Vero Beach Sports Village (772) 569-4900...................p20 www.vbsportsvillage.com

Sebastian Inlet State Park (321) 984-4852 South Beach Park (772) 231-4700


An Indian River Wedding Story We’re Engaged!

Marrying the Love of my Life Today!

When Veroites Kristie Miller and Jarrod Odem decided to get married, there wasn’t even a fleeting thought of going somewhere else. The two met in fourth grade as participants in the recreation department’s basketball league. They remained friends through elementary, junior and senior high school and went their separate ways for college. Both came back to Vero after graduating, started dating and fell in love. “Once we moved away for college we both realized that we loved Vero Beach and that it was here we wanted to settle down” explained Kristie. “This area has the ocean, the Intercoastal waterway, beautiful golf courses, culture and a sense of community. We didn’t want to live anywhere else. I started teaching at Vero Beach High School and Jarrod became a St. Lucie County firefighter. Turns out everything we ever wanted was right here in our home town!” Kristie and Jarrod announced their engagement with photos taken at a historic, oceanfront inn. Then they chose a beautiful golf clubhouse for their ceremony and reception. “We planned our wedding by ourselves using local caterers, florists, and DJ’s,” said Kristie. “And the country club wedding planner was there to assist us on our special day. It was the perfect day!” After dancing the night away with about 150 friends and family members, they boarded a boat embarked on a lifetime of happiness! Photography by Martina’s Photography

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We Had a Blast . . .

. . . All of our Friends Were There! A Fun Goodbye with Well-Wishes.

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The Space Arranger Debbie DeBie (772) 359-8382 www.TheSpaceArranger.com

1601-5 S. Ocean Dr . Vero Beach, FL 32963 772-231-7211 www.thecaribbeancourt.com

772-563-0110 • 712 21st St. • Vero Beach • Open Mon-Sat

www.classycupcakesvero.com • Facebook.com/classycupcakesbakery

We specialize in Weddings & Events. We offer a wide variety of items such as: Frame Tents, lighting, tables, chairs, including chiavari and wooden chairs, bar tables, dance floors, linens and much more to make your day extraordinarily memorable.

535-101 NW Mercantile Place Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 www.wheresdaparty.com info@wheresdaparty.com Licensed, Insured & Safety Certified 16


http://ashleelynnphotographyfl.blogspot.com

Bouquets and Centerpieces as beautiful as the bride. 772-321-0563 Beth.thecenterpiece@gmail.com

772-562-3845 • 1555 US Hwy 1 Vero Beach, FL 32960 • EnergySpaAndSalon.com 17


RomanticVows.com

Officiating Romantic Wedding Ceremonies Wedding and Event Planning Offering Ceremony Decor, Ceremony Music & Bridal make-up

2855 Ocean Drive Vero Beach www.studiogabriel.com

Pick up your FREE copy today at area hotels, attractions, and merchants! www.insidetrackalmanac.com

Your walk down the aisle begins at The Spa @ Costa d’Este. We have designed a variety of wonderful ways for you to look and feel beautiful as you begin your countdown to “I Do”. Ease the pre-wedding jitters and become “centered” with your groom to be with a romantic couples massage or spoil your Bridesmaids with a bridal spa party, unique spa gift item, specialty treatment, or gift certificate. Whether you are planning a full day of pampering or just a few hours, we’ll make certain your spa experience is truly unforgettable. 3244 Ocean Dr. • Vero Beach, FL 32963 www.costadeste.com • 772-410-0101

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Photo by Gio Alma

Photo by Unique Design Studios

Photo by Jennifer Werneth Photography

‘Forever’ Starts Here Saying “I do” at Costa d’Este Beach Resort is nothing short of seaside enchantment. The intimate resort setting offers the perfect combination of sophisticated style and beach chic romance, delivering a day couples will never forget. Yes, dreams really do come true at Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa. 3244 Ocean Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963 www.costadeste.com 772-410-0067

Whether a ballroom or beach wedding is desired, Costa d’Este has the perfect location. The warm glow of bubble crystal chandeliers offers an enticing mood to start forever in the Crystal Room. If brides want barefoot elegance on their special day, the property’s beautiful ocean front beach offers possibilities only limited by the couple’s imagination.

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h Intimate weddings up to 130 guests h Outdoor and indoor venues overlooking

the ocean

h Personalized catering packages h Group room accommodations available h On-site Certified Wedding Planner h Ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal

dinners, brunches

h Late night gathering fire side (seasonal)

3500 Ocean Drive / Vero Beach FL 32963 866.792.7403 / verobeachhotelandspa.com

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Journey to a serene oasis where unspoiled beauty and nurturing therapies inspire a renewed sense of harmony between body, mind and soul. A treasured sanctuary where you can rediscover yourself. Our team of specialists is at your disposal to guide you in formulating a personalized spa experience for the bride or the whole bridal party. 772.231.1133 / whiteorchidspa32963.com


KARAclicks.com

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2140 14th Ave • Vero Beach, FL 32960 • 772-770-2263 www.veroheritage.org • veroheritage@bellsouth.net

2101 Indian River Blvd Suite 108 • Vero Beach 772-567-1414

LaPorteFarms.com

www.faithhopeandchocolate.com

From the moment you enter our Grand Gallery, to the sweeping views from our Greenside Terrace, you’ll be surrounded by an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. Let our talented staff skillfully create the “par” fect experience that you and your guests will enjoy and remember for years to come. Call 772.770.3401 or visit TheClubatPointeWest.com

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7500 14th Lane Vero Beach, FL 32966


www.countrysidecitrus.com

www.cindysaltsandboutique.com

Your Honeymoon Begins at Melbourne International Airport www.mlbair.com 24


(772) 231-8864 www.apamperedlife.net A Pampered Life 3117 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL

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772-337-1500 772-201-9836 www.AllInFunInc.com 1592 SE Village Green Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

Professional transportation for any size group. Call Magic Carpet Ride for reservation information. 772-569-1777 www.magiccarpetride.travel

1606 Indian River Dr. on the Riverfront

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www.artisticfirstflorist.net

772-563-0646 www.elizabethkennedycatering.com 486 21st Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 27


SpringHill Suites by Marriott • Vero Beach, FL 772-978-9292 • springhillsuites.com/mlbvb

www.CulinaryCapersCatering.com 28


3715 7th Terrace, Vero Beach • 772-978-0484 | info@facialrejuvenationfl.com Gerald Pierone, Jr. M.D. • Greer Hanson, ARNP • www.facialrejuvenationfl.com


772-567-3491 Photo by PS Photography

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