520 on the Water Wedding | Lina & Adrian

April 20, 2023

Lina and Adrian are Sanford locals to where they chose to hold their wedding at 520 on the Water. They chose this venue specifically for the glass walls and sunset views! On March 11th, 2023, Florida couldn’t have delivered a more perfect day for their wedding. A warm 80 degrees with not a single cloud in the sky, and surprisingly no wind coming off the lake, their ceremony was gorgeous with it’s evening sun.

Lina found me on Facebook through our local groups and when she reached out to me, we instantly clicked. Our personalities and values aligned, making us the perfect fit for working together. Over the last year, we become great friends as we planned for her wedding day. Her and Adrian had been together for 10 years and she knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding day and how she wanted it captured.

Bride Review:

“Dena is the best photographer hands down! After weeks of searching and interviewing photographers I asked in our local Facebook group for a recommendation on photographers and Dena was one that was mentioned multiple times so I decided to message her and we booked a call to chat. She was impressive from the moment we spoke. Not only was she professional but she helped me organize a sample timeline which I felt completely clueless about!

After we secured her as our photographer I thought we would only be touching base as needed until the day we say I do but boy was I wrong! Dena emailed me every month for a year to touch base and give me tips about our big day. If I messaged her I immediately received a response. Our engagement shoot went smooth and pictures were received fast. Our wedding day was PERFECT and I could not be happier with all of our photos. She captured so many special moments. Today, I call her a friend and I refer her to every single person I know! You won’t regret booking Dena Ray Photography!” – Lina C.


Venue: 520 on the Water

Photography: Dena Ray Photography

Decor: Fero Designs

DJ/Entertainment: Mr. P’s DJ Service

Makeup: Little Dash of Ash

Ceremony | 520 on the Water Wedding

Facing north-west and directly on Lake Monroe in Sanford, 520 on the Water boasts a perfect venue location for beautiful sunsets both during ceremony AND reception!

After 10 years, the moment has finally come. Lina had previously joked with Adrian, telling him that if he didn’t cry, she would turn around and walk back down the aisle again. But I can assure you that his tears were 100% authentic. One of the most sweetest moments (and one of my most favorite) that I have ever captured.

bride walks down the aisle with her son during ceremony at 520 on the water
sunset ceremony at 520 on the water wedding venue

Wedding Party

Right on the front patio is where we captured all of their family formals and wedding party. With wooden ceilings, even lighting, shade, and it’s chandelier, this was a wonderful spot to capture everyone’s best selves.

Couples Portraits

Lina and Adrian booked this venue specifically for it’s sunset views so of course she wanted the most perfect sunset photos too. We captured exactly that! And Adrian wanted good sunset photos with his other baby… his Ford Raptor.

photo of bride and groom kissing in front of a ford raptor truck with the sunset in the background

Reception | 520 on the Water

Lina hand made almost all of the details from her wedding day! You can view and shop her Etsy store here: Fero Designs

One of my most favorite features of 520 on the water are their large glass walls. Not only does it let in the most scrumptious golden glow during sunset, but once it gets dark outside, the string lights reflect off the windows which adds to it’s nighttime ambient lighting during reception.

reception area photo of 520 on the water wedding venue
  1. Annabil Quinonez says:

    Those are the most Beautiful pictures I have see and so professional . Just Beautiful


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