Brittany and Rick are high school sweethearts, who have been together for 8 years. They had a beautiful "under the sea" themed elegant wedding at the Florida Aquarium! Brittany had handmade necklaces made for each of her girls and octopus hair clips. She wore earrings from her grandmother and a starfish necklace Rick had given her. The blue heart sewn on her dress was made from a shirt that her grandfather used to wear. It was extra, extra special because he was supposed to walk her down the aisle, but had recently passed away. The reception was decorated with black linens, pops of purple and orange florals and I LOVE the center pieces. They were glowing with jelly fish in them. The cake had the cutest bride and groom sharks. Every Saturday night Tampa was fireworks over the river and that made for the perfect ending to their evening!! Congrats Brittany and Rick! xoxoxo
This was a very short, simple family portrait session, and hot since it's July in Florida! But, one of my all time favorite! Why you may ask? There's nothing flashy or over the top? Well, this is the very first family portrait of Lisa and Fred with 3 three children that they are adopting. It is so special because they are siblings that are able to grow up together with amazing parents because Lisa and Fred are adopting them from the foster system. They are also the very first Promise Love Foundation family that we were able to help! I'm going to mix a little personal passion with business here, but many of you know that my friend Holly and I started the foundation to both raise awareness, and funds for families hoping to adopt. At times it's overwhelming and scary to work hard and put feet to your passion but when you do big things can happen. Our dream is to help lots of and lots of kids become part of forever families and hopefully make a difference in the world!
Jessica and Jason had a sweet intimate ceremony at the St. Andrews Memorial Chapel in Dunedin. Jessica wore a beautiful lace gown and her something blue was a lace garter with a tiny blue ribbon on it. Her something borrowed was a bracelet from her mom. Jasons two sons were the ring bearers. They exited to bubbles and some of their friends surprised them by filling their car with balloons. They shared their first dance under the twinkle lights at the Sage and celebrated with everyone!! Congrats Jessica & Jason!!! xoxoxo
Church | Andrew's Memorial Chapel | Reception | Sage | Gown | The White Closet | Officiant | Stress Free Weddings | DJ | Flashback Productions | Cake | Chef Nelson's Cake Studio
We almost had rain for Ashley and Mike's session on Anna Maria, but it turned out to be so beautiful. There was even a rainbow over the water!! They are going to have an elegant and rustic wedding at Powel Crosley in November and we can't wait!!!!! xoxoxo
This styled shoot we did will all kinds of awesome "Friendors" has been very popular! Occasions just featured it as a Color Story on their blog! They posted a lot of Dixie and Abita too:-) It takes a LOT of work to put together everything for a styled shoot and these awesome people did all the work we just photographed the gorgeous-ness and submitted it to some awesome publications (& provide the doggies:-)!
Planning & Design | Linda Marie Weddings & Events | Floral | Events in Bloom | Venue | Hollis Garden at The Terrace Hotel | Invitations & Paper Suite | A+P Designs | Wedding Dresses | Hayley Paige & Christina Wu |Veil & Accessories | Anglo Couture | Shoes: Badgley Mishka | Menswear | Nathan’s Men’s Store | Linens | Connie Duglin | Rentals: Signature Events by Design and WISH Vintage Rentals | Hair & Makeup | Aquali Bridal | Macarons | Le Macaron | Cake | SweetCakes | Models | Emily Jane M & Kel G, Dixie & Abita Wildes
Ok, so this session is suppose to be all about Katie and Eric but I think Cappy (aka Captain America:-) and Moe stole the show. They had little mini tuxes to go with Katie's super cute b/w dress and Eric's purple shirt. The first picture I can't help but giggle every time I look at it. Such photogenic puppies! I even had the Vinoy custom landscape the front with purple flowers for them! Just kidding, but they literally matched perfectly:-) Katie and Eric and so much fun and the sweetest!!! I am so looking forward to their elegant Halloween wedding 10.31.14!! xoxox
This year is Nicole & Jackie's 20th wedding anniversary and they are celebrating with a vow renewal and fun party for their friends and family to celebrate with them! These 2 are so much fun and it's so awesome to see them celebrate 20 years of marriage!!! We are looking forward to their vow renewal next month!!!
When Ralph proposed to Maureen, he surprised her by doing it at the barn in the middle of the arena where her horse Violet stays. So, it was the perfect place for their engagement session! Ralph's favorite sport is paintball and Maureen's is horseback riding so we did a little combo of both! There even happened to be a tree with blue paint on it:-) Their wedding is going to be elegant equestrian themed at the Lange Farm and I can not wait!!! xoxoxo
Lauren & Josh are getting ready to welcome a new little baby girl into their family very soon! It's so exciting to see our couples celebrating the next stage of life and I can not wait to meet their new little bundle!! My 2 little girls are looking forward to a new playmate soon:-) Here's a few of my favorite sweet, outdoor, prettiness! xoxoxo
Krystal and Tylor met in 8th grade during band, and have been together ever since! Besides each other of course, the love of their lives is their Cavalier King Charles puppy Luna. A fun couple, sweet puppy, and Anna Maria island for their session, it doesn't get much better than that!
Tiffany and Phil's wedding on 6.28.14 ended our very busy June and I have to say every single aspect of their wedding is why I absolutely LOVE photographing weddings. Tiffany and Phil met in middle school, riding the same bus together. They became friends and in high school Tiffany was a cheerleader and Phil was a basketball player. In 11th grad Phil asked her out and they have been inseparable ever since. Tiffany had several letters to read, the first was from her dad, paired with a bottle of Crystal in a beautiful box. Next was a sweet letter written by her brother Roger, and then Phil wrote her 2 letters. The second letter was a really funny one like they would write and pass in school:-) The girls wore blush gathered gowns with pink and gold jewelry and the boys wore gray suits with blush ties. I absolutely love the elegant style of everything from the florals to the cake, it was stunning! Their ceremony was inside draped in white and florals lining the aisle. Philip's grandfather officiated the ceremony and pronounced them man and wife! We had SO much fun with the bridal party, and in fact Cody who was one of the groomsmen, is Tiffany's cousin. We'll be photographing he and his fiancee, Gianna's wedding in November:-) The reception was draped and decorated with high and low center pieces with golden lines and lace overlays. Each place setting had a little jar of honey that said "Meant to Bee". The cake done was the most intricate and beautiful one I think I've ever seen. The hand made lace intricacy was amazing. I have to tell you a funny story during the cake cutting because Sylense may have been the only one who saw it. There was a round smaller cake next to Tiffany and Phil's cake. While they were getting ready to cut their cake, Lexi the adorable flower girl stealthly ran up to the table and licked from bottom to the the edge of the smaller cake. We could not stop laughing about it and she's a very smart little girl:-) There was amazing toasts, delicious food, and the most fun dance party ending with Tiffany singing to the crowd. And off they were. Congrats Tiffany and Phil!!!!! xoxoxo
Mary and Dan, along with all their guests traveled from 13 different states and a total of 97.793 miles!! They had a map with locations where everyone came from! The locket Mary wore was the one her father gave her mother on their wedding day 12.27.74! The beach was decorated with a burlap runner, seashells and pink rose petals. Dan's sister officiated the ceremony and a HUGE storm rolled in at the moment they said "i do". They sealed it with a kiss the flood gates opened!!! Their theme was travel and at the entrance of the ballroom was a mailbox with postcards from all different locations. The guests were to find one from where they are from and write a message and put it the mailbox. Such a cute idea instead of a guestbook! Their place cards were custom printed boarding passes with each guests' name and table. Each table was named after airport codes as well. I love how they tied in the travel theme in really unique ways. After the rain let up we took them outside for some sunset photos and the sky was a pretty light purple. Phase 5 made it an amazing party!! Congrats Mary and Dan! xoxox
Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach | Coordination | Confetti Events | Hair and Makeup | Beautiful You Hair and Makeup | Florist | Iza's Flowers | DJ | Phase 5 | Gown Boutique | Illusions Bridal Shop | Stationary | Letter Box Ink | Cake | Chantilly Cakes | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies
Lauren wore her mothers garter and her sisters veil. She wore beautiful bright blue Badgley Mischka heels. Her bridesmaids made her sign "soon to be Mrs. Briggs" and one of her friends gave her the prettiest jewelry stand! The girls all picked their style of soft gray gowns and Lauren looked absolutely stunning! One of my favorite moments is right after her dad saw her, it's the sweetest! They had a beautiful ceremony at Chapel by the Sea. Brett's nephew rand down the aisle to meet Uncle Brett! The Hyatt was decorated with gray textured linens, white and peach florals with lanterns. Since there cocktail hour was a little earlier, we took them out for sunset and it was the most gorgeous light you have ever seen! At the end of the night Brett, his dad, and his Fraternity brothers serenaded Lauren with a special song:-) So many amazing moments!! Congrats Lauren and Brett!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Hyatt Clearwater Beach | Church | Chapel By The Sea | Coordination | Jessie Wilcox | Cake | Nomeda | Florist | Delma's the Flower Booth | Videographer | Life's Highlights | DJ | Grant Hemond | Gown Boutique | CC's Boutique | Linens | Connie Duglin
Elise and David are such a sweet and fun loving couple! We had so much fun just doing some of their favorite things! The light in Hyde Park is so pretty in the evening! Movies, drinks at Timpano and some fun with a bubble machine made for an awesome session! Their wedding is going to be nautical with navy and yellow as the colors so they incorporated a life saver with their date on it. We can't wait for 4.25.15!!!
Kari and Trip met in Bahrain while both serving in the Navy. They are stationed in Annapolis, but Kari grew up in St Pete so their wedding was a destination homecoming celebration with all their friends and family! Kari got her wedding dress from Brides Across America, which is a really awesome organization that helps our service women with their wedding gowns. Trip’s gift to Kari was a beautiful pearl necklace and her gift to him was a GoPro for their honeymoon that is in Brazil! Travel has been a big part of their relationship and something they love so the along with being an elegant white, black, and green color palette, they added in travel details. There was globe as a sign in for their guests, and locations they had been on each table. There were lots of surprises:-) Kari gave her dad a surprise gift to change into at the reception. It was a vest and tie in Florida Gator colors. She also surprised her Dad when they had their first dance with half way through switching it to Twist and Shout. One of their guests surprised them with a cake that looks exactly like Trip’s yellow lab Barney! The escort cards were placed on ornaments that were especially made for each guest. They had the amazing time with all their friends and family it was the perfect day!!! Congrats Kari and Trip!!! xoxox
Venue | Renaissance Vinoy | Event Coordinator | Event Design | Hair and Makeup | Creative Touches Hair Salon | Musicians | Southtown Fever | Transportation | Clearwater Jolley Trolley | Photo Booth | Venice Photobooth | Cake | Renaissance Vinoy
Robin and Frank are from New York, and had a beautiful destination wedding on Clearwater beach. Robin's 2 nephews were the ring bearers and they were the sweetest boys. They were waiting outside her door to say hello before we got the day started. Robin and Frank wanted to spend as much time with their guests as possible so we did a first look with them and all their bridal party photos before the ceremony. Aqua and coral were the accent colors for the florals and decor on the sandpiper deck. Everyone enjoyed the warm sunny florida weather, especially the spectacular sunset for the backdrop of their reception! Congrats Robin and Frank!!!! xoxox
Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach | Event Coordinator | Confetti Events | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Florist | Iza's Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Jess Waldrop | DJ | Music on the Move | Cake | Sweets by the Bay