{Ashlee & Andrew @ Lange Farm}

Ashlee & Andrew and their entire bridal party all wore cowboy boots for their chic, country wedding.  The girls in lace, mint, dresses and the boys in gold vests with mint ties and jeans.  Their ceremony was under the big oak tree at Lange Farm, the first row was set with church pews for their family.  Each row had a little bit burlap with flowers and a horseshoe and there were crystal chandeliers hanging from the trees.  It was lovely and the perfect weather!  Ashlee loves horses and there are some very friendly ones and Lange Farm that love to be in photos:-) The Garden House was decorated in beautiful florals with stringed pearl accents on top of burlap and lace table runners. Their guests place cards had a horseshoe tied to them for the favor.  The sweets table was to die for!  All different flavors of cupcakes on layer wooden crates with a little cake for Ashlee & Andrew to cut. Ashlee is the youngest of 5 sisters, we actually did her sister Heather's wedding 4 years ago so it was so nice to see her and Eric again too!  Ashlee's dad gave a toast and had Ashlee cut a ribbon to symbolize that he's cutting the ties as she is the baby of the family.  This group certainly knows how to celebrate, it was a blast! Congrats Ashlee & Andrew!!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Lange Farm | Caterer | Puff N Stuff | Hair & Makeup | Destiny & Light | Musician/ DJ | Grant Hemond | Gown Boutique | Athena's Bridal | Cake Artist | Sugardarlings | Florals | Lauren Balden

{Jenni & Brian @ The Whitefield Chapel}

This was our very last wedding of 2014 and I have to say it was one of my favorites. I've actually know Brian since like 1998 because we went to Purdue together.  He's been on staff with CRU and living in Italy for a number of years now.  He happened to randomly meet Jenni when he and his parents were traveling in France which is where she lives and teaches.  Brian is from Indiana, Jenni is from Tennessee and they met in Europe, it's a pretty awesome story:-) I can not begin to tell you how happy and honored I am to have captured their special day.  Brian's groomsmen, Rex, Steve, and Matt along with his officiant, Bart are also in our group of college friends.  I literally haven't seen some of them in over 10 years and it was so fun to catch up and hear about their families and life now.  As you'll see they are still the same crazy guys they always have been.      
     Jenni and Brian had to choose everything online since they weren't living in the US and decided on Savannah because it is such a great city and drivable for their family and friends. The Whitefield chapel was perfectly nestled among huge live oaks and Spanish moss.  Jenni wore a beautiful lace gown with a beige sash and the girls were in cranberry dresses.  The simple dark red and white roses looked amazing.  Brian and Bart were in the balcony as the guests were being seated.  One of my favorite moments is always when the groom sees his bride for the first time and this one was one of the sweetest.  Brian's eyes were leaking:-)  During the ceremony, Bart gave them an Celtic Trinity Knot that symbolizes God the Father, Son & Holy Spirit and means eternal love for Him and each other.  
    The reception was on the top floor of Churchill's Pub in downtown Savannah.  The room had really tall ceilings and huge windows lined with twinkle lights. The center pieces were rose bouquets with stringed pearls and vintage scrabble letters spelling out Amore, Love, & I do. There was eating and toasts and LOTS of dancing in true Evans style.  Congrats Brian & Jenni!!! xoxoxox

Chapel | Whitefield Chapel | Venue | 10 Downing | Florist | Maria Kato | Gown Boutique | Ever After Bridal | Stationary | Minted | Sweets Table | Delectable Designs 

Tampa Chamber Annual Meeting 2014

As a small business, I love hearing all that has been accomplished in Tampa Bay and what is to come for our city in 2015.  At the 2014 Tampa Chamber 2014 annual meeting, surprise guest speaker Jeff Vinik shared his billion dollar vision for the Channelside Area of Tampa and Joe Lopano his $943 million dollar airport expansion/renovation.  Mr. Swagger himself, Mayor Bob Buckhorn was there to get everyone pumped for an amazing 2015.  Tampa is a great city and has an amazing year ahead! 

Robyn & John

We also love hearing how people meet and their stories!  Robyn and John are both zoo keepers at Lowery Park Zoo and that's how they met!  Robyn works in the Hoofstock department with the zebras, giraffes, meerkats, and cheetahs. John works in the Florida department to help rehabilitate manatees.  How awesome is that?  Their wedding is going to be at Innisbrook Resort in May and this beautiful outdoorsy engagement session goes along with their style perfectly!!  

{Suzanne & Ken @ Avila Country Club}

This was our 2nd to last wedding of the year and one of my absolute favorites. Suzanne and Ken have been engaged for quite some time now, 13 years.  They are some of the happiest, and sweetest people you will ever meet.  Suzanne's daughter, Samantha, was her maid of honor and Ken's son, Chris, was the best man. Their grandson was the ring bearer, and 16 year old Molly was the flower girl. Which is funny, because that's what it said in the program, if you don't know that Molly is their dog:-) It was a beautiful ceremony in the atrium, Ken had a little tear as Suzanne walked down the aisle. You could literally feel the love and happiness all their family and friends had celebrating with them. Just writing this makes me smile and is exactly why I love what we do. Congrats Suzanne & Ken!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Avila Golf and Country Club | Florals | Northside Florist | DJ | Grant Hemond | Cake | Alessi Bakeries | Gown | The Dressing Room | Hair & Makeup | Michele Renee | Stationery | Tampa Calligraphy | Chivari Chairs | Signature Events 

{Laura & Chris @ The Renaissance Vinoy}

Laura & Chris chose the beautiful Renaissance Vinoy In St. Petersburg as the location for their wedding ceremony. Laura has two sons and Chris has a son and 2 daughters. The girls helped Laura get ready for the wedding and the boys did the same for Chris. Laura wore a stunning gown with beading and floral detailing. Their ceremony was in the tea garden, lit by the stars, lots candles, and stringed lights.  During the ceremony, all five children took park in a candle lighting ceremony uniting the two families, it was so sweet.  Michael Newman and Laura Oltman of the Newman and Oltman guitar duo played for the ceremony and the reception.  They are amazing musicians and friends of Laura & Chris.  It was a perfect night for this beautiful couple and their children, family, and friends! Congrats Laura and Chris! Xoxoxo

Venue | The Renaissance Vinoy | Officiant | Rev. Tom Greene | Florist/Decor | Showorks Events | Musician/DJ | Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo | Gown | Jim Hjelm Couture | Tuxedos | Frank's Formal Wear

Kristina & Jeff

This is the perfect way to end 2014!  Kristina and Jeff's wedding anniversary will be exactly 1 year from today.  We did their engagement session at Selby Gardens with a little Happy New Year theme.  Kristina's mom got them beautiful Swarovski crystal toasting flutes as a gift, sparkly hats, and lots of laughs made this so much fun!!!  We wish you all an amazing holiday and the best things to come in 2015!!! 

Merry Christmas!!

This Christmas is the most special, and best one I've ever had!! This year, our 2 beautiful girls were born, and our house is full of joy.  This year is a year of "firsts" for us, and I see that with many of our clients, friends, and family.  For lots of you it's a first Christmas being married, being a parent, expecting to be a parent, or having met the children that will be a part your forever family. These make the holidays such amazing and happy times.  But, for others it's not always a happy first.  Maybe you lost someone you love, or there's a sickness, or just chaos going on in your life.  I was there not so long ago.  Last Christmas we had just said goodbye to a foster baby we knew we would probably never see again and our house felt empty.  As you can see from our Christmas card it's full of life now, and is all that much sweeter because I remember how tough last year was.  We never would have dreamed in such a short time we would be able to adopt not one, but 2 sweet girls! As you celebrate, give an extra hug or write an extra card to someone who might be going through one of those tough first Christmas'.  Each year brings something new and different and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and amazing things to come for 2015!!!!

Aleigha & Jon

Aleigha and Jon met their freshman year of college but didn't start dating until a few years later during their junior year. They moved to Chicago a year after graduating and June 6, 2015 they will be getting married at the gorgeous Powel Crosley Estate. We got to spend some time with them in some really fun spots in Sarasota for their engagement session:-) 

{Sterling & Brady @ The Don Vicente Hotel}

I LOVE Sterling's dress!  It was blush pink, with beaded, crystal detail and feathers cascading down to the floor. She looked absolutely gorgeous with a simple birdcage veil and fur that was her grandmother's.  Her engagement ring was so unique too, a round diamond with a ring of rose gold and diamonds and another ring of diamonds.  Sterling walked down the stairwell to the landing where Brady was waiting for her.  He had the sweetest reaction as he turned around and saw his bride for the first time.  They had an intimate ceremony later that day on a sailboat so we did photos around the Don Vicente Hotel where they got ready and in different places in Ybor. Simple, sweet, and pretty:-) 

Venue | The Don Vicente | Florist | Bay Bouquet | Hair & Makeup | Elegant Brides | Dress Boutique | Georgette's Boutique |