{Lu & Alex @ Cross Creek Ranch}

Lu wore 3 gorgeous gowns on her wedding day. For the ceremony, she wore a lace sleeved gown with a long train and chapel length veil, with red platform sneakers underneath!  Alex was in a black tux with a white jacket and bowtie, so handsome! He had pure joy on his face as he saw Lu being escorted down the aisle by her brother.  They had the perfect December day for their outdoor ceremony and reception at Cross Creek Ranch.  The patio was draped in lights with gold, pink, and wine accents.  They included subtle hints of 2 of their favorite things, a little spider man was peeking out from under the cake and their M&M had their photos as kids and a Darth Vader!  Lu changed into a lace party dress for the reception that was totally for dancing.  Later in the evening they snuck out and Lu changed into her 3rd outfit for a fabulous surprise Tango!  So many amazing moments, thank you Lu and Alex for having us be a part of it!! 
Venue | Cross Creek Ranch | Hair and Makeup | Style Hair and Makeup | Catering | Cater by Vesh | Videographer | Lucky Lemon Films | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Florist | Alta Fleur | Cake | Alessi Bakery | Musician | Rick Mellum

{Aimy & Rankhses @ Highland Manor}

Aimy & Rankhses chose this fabulous, historic manor that was built in the very early 1900's for their evening wedding.  The entire house was actually moved from it's original location to the property it is on now.  The girls had the entire 2nd floor to get ready in with vintage furniture and huge windows.  Their wedding style was dark purple and mint with succulents, and lots of paper cranes handmade by Aimy and her friends.  She even had one of the back of her necklace.  Her dad delivered her gift to Rankhses which was an engraved tie clip and watch that said "love you till the end of time..see you at the altar at 6:00pm 12.17.16".  Rahkhses mom gave him his grandfather's gold cufflinks to wear.  He and his 2 brothers (who were 2 of his groomsmen) are very close and super fun as you can see:-) Their ceremony was in the enchanted forest at night.  The trees were wrapped with lights and the aisle lined with birdcages ending in a draped backdrop with gorgeous florals and paper cranes.  After the ceremony their entire family and bridal party toasted the brand new Mr. & Mrs.  The night scene was so pretty!  Their reception was also decorated in gold, purple, and mint with lots more paper cranes with a tiny ceramic one with their names written in gold at each place setting.  Aimy surprised everyone by singing Ave Maria, as it is a tradition in her family to honor and remember their family members who weren't able to be there.  So many gorgeous and fun moments were had by all!  Sweets station, photo booth, fun, s'mores station, and little succulent favors for their guests to take before they lined up for the exit.  Aimy and Rankhses exited to their antique ride through silver garland poppers!  Congrats Aimy and Rankhses!!! xoxox
Venue | Highland Manor | Catering | Dubsdread Catering | Florist | Lee Forrest Design |  DJ | Epic Events | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Cake | It's Tasty Too 

Tampa Bay Weddings Feature!

We are so honored and proud to be featured in the brand edition of Tampa Bay Weddings magazine!  There are 16 pages of details from this styled shoot the team of amazing friendors worked so hard to create.  You can flip through the entire publication HERE
Concept & Event Design | 
Jennifer Sanschagrin & Liz Kamali Camacho | Venue | Ivy Astoria | Coordination | Liz Kamali Events | Floral/Acrylic Mandap | Royal Event Services | Pipe/Drape/Lighting | Music on the Move | Lounge Furniture | FH Weddings | Chairs/Tables/Flatware/Chargers/China | A Chair Affair | Cake | The Cake Zone | Hair & Makeup | Eyes on You | Gown | The Bride | Videographer | Ashley Canay | Foliage | A1 Foliage | Linens | Kate Ryan Linens

Happy 2017 Begins with Gina & Jonathan

Happy 2017!!! I can't believe it's here already! This is our very first blog posting of the year.  I loved this session we did Gina & Jonathan to announce their new baby on the way.  The toast was with sparkling grape juice:-)  I love working with couples who going to be new parents.  I can always feel all the emotions they are experiencing.  Joy, excitement, mixed with a little bit of fear of stepping into the unknown.   This is how I like to approach each new year.  "Expecting" great, and exciting things to happen with the goals and things I've put out to the universe. 2017 is going to be an amazing year, I can feel it!  We look forward to working with all our new couples as well as the familiar faces we know and love.  Blessings and joy to you all as we start this new year! xoxox

Jennifer & Bo

Jen and Bo have been inseparable from the minute they met!  They were out on their boat with Jen's family this past 4th of July and Bo surprised her by getting down on one knee with ring at sunset!  Quite frankly, they are just plain fun to be around and it's pretty clear they are meant for each other.  We are so excited for their wedding the Tampa Club 6.3.17!! 
Hair and Makeup | Collective Creations

{Kim & Matt @ The Regent}

Kim & Matt’s crimson and ivory elegant wedding style was gorgeous! Kim wore the most fabulous custom made sparkly Converse sneakers bedazzled with their wedding date and a little bride charm.  In her layered pearl necklace was a single strand of her grandmother’s pearls.  Her flower girls loved twirling and looking at how beautiful Aunt Kim looked.  Their ceremony was at the bottom of the grand staircase behind the Regent.  Matt's nephew, Silas, was their ring bearer and so excited to be in the wedding.  Just before he turned the corner to walk down the aisle, he coyly looked at the crowd and played with his boutonniere, I think he knew he was stealing the show!  Kim looked stunning as she was escorted by her dad, down the staircase to meet Matt at the end of the aisle.  After their vows, they sealed it with a sweet kiss, which Matt jokingly wiped off and Kim proceeded to use her tissue to wipe the red lipstick off his face. Matt loves popcorn (you might remember that from their engagement session) so they of course had a popcorn bar during the cocktail hour.  The reception was draped in white with crimson accents and twinkle lights.  They had mini BBQ sauces at each place setting that said “Love is Spicy” and “Love is Sweet” to go with dinner from their favorite BBQ place, Hungry Harry’s.  Their cake had a sparkly topper surrounded by all different flavors of mini donuts.  The reception was so much fun and before we knew it, it was time for their grand exit!  Congrats Matt & Kim!! xoxoxo 
Venue | The Regent | Event Coordinator |  Days Remembered by ND | Catering | Hungry Harry's BBQ | Florist | Alle Florist | Hair and Makeup | Darren Pena | DJ | Music on The Move DJ | Doughnuts | Mini Doughnut Factory | Videography | Hatfield Productions | Linens | Fancy That Linens

Angell & Jared Maternity

Angell and Jared are going to be a party of 3 very soon!  Angell's due date is actually 1.1.17!!  We were so happy to get to photograph this next life event for them.  They are having a girl and Angell's pink flowy dress and matching nail polish looked so pretty!  The sunset was even pink that night!  They told me when they first started dating, they had tried to see a few sunsets on the beach and it was always cloudy so I think this one made up for it! Congrats you guys, can't wait to meet your little bundle!! 

Ashley & Wayne

Ashley and Wayne are know for throwing fabulous parties and tailgates so they incorporated some of their favorite things into their engagement session!  They even had a 30 team corn hole tournament themed around their favorite college football teams for their engagement party (Alabama for Ashley and FSU for Wayne:-)  So, we played a little corn hole and had so much fun with them at Phillipe Park.  We can't wait until 6.10.17 when they officially tie the knot!! 

Zeke's Last Chemo Treatment

A parent’s worst fear in knowing something is wrong with their child and then finding out the diagnosis is that "something" is cancer. This is the nightmare that Alisha and Jeremy have walked through for the past 3 years. Their sweet boy, Zeke, was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was just 3 years old. He has been a patient at All Children's Hospital during this time. They have an amazing staff that truly cares and grows close to their patients. Alisha and Jeremy's whole family came out to celebrate Zeke's, last chemo treatment. I was blessed with the opportunity to be there to photograph this monumental day.  There really aren't words to describe the feelings I had while witnessing this! It was a mix of joy and excitement, sadness and fear, all at the same time. As a mom of two boys, I was overcome with emotion as Alisha held her baby's hand as they accessed his port and took blood, hooked him up to the machine that pumped chemo into his little body for the last time.  No parent wants to go through this but this family is such an example of strength and endurance. They all joined hands and prayed, giving thanks to God for His healing of their boy. I literally was brought to tears as I watched Zeke ring the bell in the hall! This bell signifies the kids' last treatment and remission of cancer. Then again, I got all teary eyed as Alisha and Zeke walked the hall, hand in hand, to thank and hug all the nurses for their amazing care.  I absolutely love photographing weddings and all the joyous occasions we get to be a part of, but, his may go down as my all time favorite photo shoot ever.  Thank you Palmer Family for allowing us to be a part of such a monumental and blessed day!!  We also wanted to share from Alisha what this day meant in her words:

“To put into words from a mothers heart on the emotions and feeling of this day might be challenging but here it is. My son Zeke was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia on Sept 5, 2013, over 3 years I waited for this day, this day to say to my son "this is your last chemotherapy treatment". In the pediatric cancer world this conversation from one parent to a child is rarely had, I am beyond blessed to say "My son is done with chemotherapy treatments" because not all parents can say that. This is a chapter in my son’s life I pray to the Lord we never have to revisit again. But, from day one God's presence and peace was with me. I didn't know the out-come of this journey but I trusted the Lord through every hospital stay, fever, blood transfusion, platelet transfusion, chemo treatment in his port and every 3 months of chemotherapy in is spine and up to 12 pills at night I had to give him chemo, steroids, seeing specials from dermatologist, cardiologist and lung doctors, many hour of sleepless nights I knew the Lord was by my side.  Zeke's joy from day 1 was amazing, he never complained, NEVER. I am beyond grateful for the nurses and doctors that made this journey as pleasant as possible. Faith is all I had for each day, to see life through a different light, to be thankful for everyday and not to worry about the small stuff. Every moment is a blessing and I am beyond grateful to have these still memories to remind me God is always faithful and It Is Finished.”

Brittany & Will

It's so funny how different the beach looks at different times of the year.  In the fall it's usually bold sunsets with a clear sky and a cooler toned feel to the water.  The combination of Brittany & Will and this gorgeous setting is quite frankly engagement session bliss!  I had so much fun working with you guys and can not wait until your wedding!!  Thanks for being amazing and so fun!  Cheers! xoxoxo

{Erin & Matthew @ Dade City Woman's Club}

Erin & Matt's color palette was green, gray, gold, and blush with hints of Dr. Who and super heros:-) They used their favorite things to make their wedding details totally fun and personal.  Erin got ready with all her girls and her mom's reaction to Erin in her gown is priceless.  Matt and the guys were in gray with green ties and a little surprise under their shirts.  They got married in the white chapel at the Dade City Garden Club with their Aunt Carole officiating.  She even wore a Dr. Who scarf while performing the ceremony.  Their reception style was "literary rustic" with book themed center pieces and both the bar and backdrop for the sweetheart table made of pallets. Their cake had a custom mini bride and groom and the cake cutter was actually Dr. Who sonic screwdrivers that lit up.  The toasts were pretty fantastic and involved costumes and Erin's brother presented her with the ninja turtles sword he said she stole from him when he left for college.  They danced and danced until it was time for sparklers out front!!!  Congrats Erin & Matt!!! xoxox
Ceremony | Dade City Garden Club | Reception | Dade City Woman's Club | Catering | Affordable Catering| Florist | Publix | Cake | Publix |

{Molly & Teddy @ Loews Portofino Bay Orlando}

Molly & Teddy's wedding was all about 2 amazing families from across the globe coming together and it was just plain stunning.  Molly's gown was simple but elegant with a pearl accented bodice.  All of her accessories were also pearls, and extra special.  The veil she wore was her mother's they changed it a little bit by taking off the flower crown.  Her earrings were her aunt's and necklace her great grandmother's.  One of my favorite moments of the day was when her dad walked in to see her, he had a little box that had a pearl bracelet for her to wear.  The perfect finishing touch was those pretty little Jimmy Choo wedges.  Teddy and the guys are all military special forces, so while they were getting ready, they of course created their perfect wedding day strategy so that everything would go perfectly and it did:-)  Their ceremony was in the Citrus Piazza lined with lanterns and green, pink, and orange florals.  Molly's niece and nephews all had a part as flower girl, ring bearer, and Will did an amazing job reading 1 Corinthian's 13.  The Portofino Bay has so many gorgeous places for photos, I took Molly & Teddy to get the sunset over the lake and the moon was even out.  The reception was decorated in gold with pops of color and throughout the evening they had special treats including mini cupcakes and a late night snack.  They had an anniversary dance and the last couple on the dance floor was Molly's grandparents who have been married over 60 years.  This crew definitely knows how to have a fun party and it didn't stop until their grand exit!  All the wedding professionals involved, led by the team at Just Marry, were literally a dream to work with and this was such a special day.  Congrats Molly & Teddy!!! xoxox
Coordination | Just Marry | Venue | 
Portofino Bay Hotel | Florist | Lee Forrest Design | Hair & Makeup | Beaute Speciale | DJ | Latin Touch Entertainment | Stationary | Urban Coast | Bridesmaids Dresses | Jcrew | Photobooth | Our Photobooth Rocks | Harpist | Jan Jennings 

{Hailey & John @ Private Residence Plant City}

Hailey's parents transformed the beautiful property their home is on into one of the most unique and beautiful wedding venues we have seen.  You'll see the pathways and waterfront gazebo where the ceremony was, it literally was perfect.  It's always so fun to be a part of the excitement of getting ready.  I found the perfect spot with a huge window for Hailey's mom to help get her bridal ready.  Her gown was gorgeous, layers upon layers of organza with a chapel length veil and her favorite cowboy boots (plus the inside of them were the same aqua as the girls dresses:-)  Her dad and grandpa had the sweetest moments seeing her totally ready.  The path from the house to the ceremony was lined with signs and a lemonade stop for their guests along the way.  Hailey looked gorgeous as she walked down the aisle to meet John in front of the gazebo.  The sunlight filtered through the trees and gazebo it was such a beautiful setting.  The reception was in a "tent" which was actually the frame of a tent with market lights and crystal chandeliers.  This is one of my favorite setups ever!  At night it absorbed all the colors of the uplighting and it designated the space while still allowing everything to be outside, genius:-)  My favorite sign they had was "Be Smitten, Not Bitten" with bug spray just in case.  Everyone had a blast and especially one specific 2 year old that didn't leave the dance floor the entire night.  I have to say this team of wedding professionals was amazing to work with led by the event coordination team from Eventrics.  Congrats Hailey & John!!! xoxoxo
Event Coordinator | Eventrics | Florist | Taylormade Floral and Event Decor | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee The Studio | Photo Booth | Foto Box Live | Tent Rental | US Tent Rental | Restroom Rental | Imperial Restrooms | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | DJ | Celebrations 24 | Catering | Terrie Lobb