Lauren & Zach

Lauren and Zach were totally up for something different and fun for their engagement session and I think we nailed it.  I had been dying to do a session in Coppertail Brewing Company because the decor and artwork is just so awesome!  Plus who doesn't want to drink craft beer during their engagement session?:-)  Lauren and Zach I had so much fun with you guys and can't wait until your wedding!! Thank you Jessica, from Coppertail for the awesome location!!  xoxo

{Monica & Trevor @ Lido Beach Resort}

Monica & Trevor planned their destination wedding on the beautiful white sand at the Lido Beach resort.  Monica's daughter, Makenzie, was so excited to be the flower girl and wear her pretty dress and flower crown.  Monica's son, Bryson, walked his mom down the aisle to meet Trevor.  It was such a sweet and emotional moment as they 4 of them poured the sand ceremony together as a family.  The stormy sky turned into a beautiful cloudy sunset.  Monica and Trevor climbed out on the rock wall and it was just so pretty!  Congrats Monica & Trevor!! xoxox
Venue | Lido Beach Resort | Florist | Beneva Weddings | Videographer | Voila Cinematic | Band | Caladesi Steel Band 

{Lauren & Kyle @ Carlouel Yacht Club}

Lauren and Kyle’s wedding was casual and fun with lots of special custom details! Lauren’s light and flowy gown was custom order from Australia and the perfect dress for the beach.  Lauren’s mom made all the hangers for the dresses and the letter H with seashells from the beach Lauren grew up on. All the girls helped Lauren get into her dress and some of the sweetest moments were with her mom.  The girls wore navy, knee length dresses with pockets and the guys were in navy pants, white shirts, and coral belts with seashell boutonnieres.  Their beach ceremony was decorated with simple palm leaves, sunglasses for their guests and a place for everyone to leave their shoes.  A steel drummer played as everyone got seated for the ceremony.  Lauren looked so pretty and excited and she walked down the long wood path to meet Kyle at the end of the aisle.  Her brother in law officiated the ceremony and her aunt and cousin played “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on the ukulele.  It was a perfectly clear and white sandy beach day!  Their place cards were tied with little life preservers and they had a white monogram for everyone to sign.  Lauren and Kyle met in Chicago so their cake had a Chicago Bears symbol surrounded by mini key lime pies.  From the moment they entered the reception until it was over was just full of sweet moments, laughs, and even a few happy tears.  Congrats Lauren and Kyle!! xoxoxo
Venue | Carlouel Yacht Club | Hair and Makeup | Salon West | DJ | Grant Hemond | Cake | JJ Gandys Pie | Stationary | Fresh Invitation Studio 

{Brianna & Martin @ Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure, North Carolina}

It's always a little extra special when a couple brings us with them to photograph their destination wedding.  Brianna and Martin chose the beautiful Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure in North Carolina.  It's right on a huge lake at the base of Rumbling Bald Mountain. The scenery was just gorgeous, much different than Florida.  Martin proposed to her on top of Grandfather Mountain in Boone, NC. He actually mined the emerald stone in her engagement ring from Boone as well.  Brianna loves horses, and has been riding since she was 2 years old so she incorporated a little bit of that rustic feel in their mountain wedding with her fabulous aqua boots.  She even had the perfect "bride" socks to wear with them.  She gave Martin amethyst cufflinks and a tie clip as a gift, that she mined from the same spot Martin got her ring from.  He also wore a bracelet engraved with the coordinates of their ceremony.  Brianna's mom told me that when they were dress shopping and she tried on this gown they all started tearing up and knew it was the one, and it was so pretty!  She added a purple sash and diamond and platinum broach that is Martin's mom's.  If you know me, you know first look with dad is always one of my favorites and Tom did not disappoint!  The ceremony was at the bottom of a tiered pavilion with the lake and mountains as the backdrop.  Martin may have had a little tear as Brianna walked down the long pathway to meet him as Tom handed of his daughter.  I love destination weddings, especially since I have my very own officiant that I can bring with me that I can also room with, aka my husband, David:-)  Martin is hilarious, and always cracking a joke or laughing, so he is in almost all of his photos, which I love. Brianna and her mom created all of the reception details from the lantern centerpieces to the birchwood heart cut out candle holders.  Martin even cut the trunk of a huge tree and made the wood planks that the cupcakes and cake sat on!  Everyone had a blast and before we knew it, it was time for the sparkler exit!  Congrats Brianna and Martin, it was awesome!! xoxoxo
Venue | Rumbling Bald Resort | DJ | Mr. C's Mobile DJ | Gown Boutique | CC's Boutique | Cake  | Short Street Cakes | Stationary | Ann's Bridal Bargains | Officiant | David Wildes:-)

{Denise & Tommy @ Yacht Starship}

Denise & Tommy got married on the top deck of the Yacht Starship overlooking the river.  Everything about their wedding was really just laid back and fun.  They greeted their guests as the arrived for the ceremony and then Denise slipped away to change into her wedding gown (which had awesome pockets:-) On the front table, their rings hung in glass prisms which was such a cool detail.  After they became an official Mr & Mrs we did photos on the deck, and they danced their way down to the reception that was decorated in gold and navy.  Congrats Denise & Tommy!!! xoxoxo
Florals | Brides & Blooms

{Jessica & Jeff @ The Tampa Marriott Waterside }

Jessica and Jeff are just plain meant for each other.  Before they had even met, Jessica literally walked through Jeff's door and he told his friends, "that is the girl I am going to marry" and he did!  While the girls were getting ready, Jessica gave her mom a lace handkerchief that said “Mom, to remember the day when you gave me away” since her mom was going to be walking her down the aisle.  Her mom helped her get into her dress and used a knitting hook to secure the crystal buttons down the back of it.  It had a strapless, fitted, bodice with lace details and a long train. When Jessica's Grandma saw her, tears filled her eyes. She could not believe her baby Granddaughter is all grown up!  Jeff opened a gift from Jessica while getting ready, it was a pocket watch engraved with “The beginning of forever”.  He gave the guys beer pong red solo cup socks and the finishing touch was tic tack toe cufflinks. The ceremony was decorated with gold chivari chairs tied with blush ribbon. The front table had was topped with a gold sequined linen that held their unity sand as well as two silver roses. The silver roses open and held their rings, such a unique detail.  Jessica told me before the ceremony that she had never seen Jeff cry.  Well, she can't say that anymore.  When the doors opened and he saw his beautiful bride, Jeff's eyes filled with tears, it was the sweetest! After a sweet ceremony their officiant, who is a dear friend, pronounced them husband and wife. One kiss was not enough, not even two, but three sealed the deal for these sweet newlyweds! While we were taking family photos on the second floor, we had an unexpected wedding crasher. A lady walked by with an owl! So of course, we had to take photos with him.  The reception was decorated with tall floral arrangements, blush linens and a strawberry on each champagne flute. The head table had a lit Mr. & Mrs. sign with their monogram behind it. Jeff is a fireman, and his new mother in law made a vintage fire truck for the cake table. She said it took many hours and hard work but Jeff was worth it.   After their first dances, dinner was served then the party began! We snuck Jeff and Jessica outside for some nighttime shots on the Riverwalk before saying goodnight to these two. We had such a great time photographing this sweet couple.  Congrats Jessica and Jeff! xoxoxo 
Venue | Marriott Waterside Hotel | Florist | Events In Bloom | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee Studio | Bridal Gown | CC's Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaid Gowns | The White Closet | Tuxedo | Nikki's Bridal | Cake | Publix

Candice & Steven's Wedding Album

This little beauty is in our office and will be on it's way home soon!  Candice and Steven chose a wedgewood blue leather and photo printed on metal cover for their wedding album.  Some of our favorite moments were first look (including their dog Blalock:-) all of their amazingly unique details including the Taco Bus and hand made Florida mugs, and their sparkler exit to the water taxi.  We hope you guys enjoy flipping through and enjoying your wedding story for years to come!

Dax Newborn

This little guy is already a Tampa Bay Lightening fan!  Autumn and Collin's other child, Tate, (the 4 legged furry kind:-) is use to being a model since he was in their engagement photos and he was very sweet with Dax.  So many sweet moments with this little cutie and his parents, we even got a little smile while Collin was holding him.  They have this awesome family wall in their living room that was the perfect ending to our session! 

Sara and Anthony's Wedding Album

Our album obsession continues with this stunning, panoramic 20 in x 8 in wedding album we created for Sara and Anthony's wedding.  The cover is a metallic print underneath acrylic with a swirly aqua and bronze leather.  Pictures really just don't do this one justice!  The smaller ones are copies for their parents:-) This one you open from bottom to top and it's 20 in x 16 in when it's totally open.  You can take a peek inside some of the pages below and we saved the beautiful Florida sunset for the very last page. 

Haley & John's Save the Dates

We love designing custom artwork for our couples and had to share how Haley and John's save the dates turned out. These are a 5x5 trifold double sided card with a scalloped magnet inside.  When it's closed, it's a 5x5 square and when their guests open it they have a fun little magnet for the fridge.  In the days of everything electronic these create a unique wow factor to get your guests excited about your wedding:-)