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 & 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'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'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
Seeing and photographing our sweet couples becoming families is really the sprinkles on top of the cupcake of photography work we get to do. I loved meeting Landon and seeing how much Katie and Zach absolutely adore this little guy! Pretty sure he's going to be a fireman like his daddy:-)
Ah, the cuteness in these photos, I can't even take it! Dax's sweet smile is priceless. Now he can sit up pretty well in that blue chair. I love using something in all 3 watch me grow sessions so we can compare and really see how much they grown and change so you'll see that chair in his 1 year session next May!
Katelyn's lace gown was pure gorgeousness! Her adorable flower girl had a little mini version of her gown lace sleeves and everything! Brandon gave Katelyn the most amazing gift that brought everyone in the room (including me and the makeup artists:-) to tears. He had a walled made out of ostrich skin boots that had belonged to Katelyn's father who had passed away 5 years ago. It was such a thoughtful and priceless gift. He also gave her a rose gold watch with their wedding date inscribed on it. The sharks and fish watched as Katelyn and Brandon said their vows and placed letters in an engraved box to open on their first anniversary. Their coral and grey wedding style with was so pretty with the blue backdrop. The guys even had fishing lures as a part of their boutonnieres. Brandon works for the sheriff's department and his cufflinks were actually mini handcuffs! During their first dance the flower girl and ring bearer did decided it was time for their first dance too. It was a day full of such beautiful moments! Congrats Katelyn & Brandon!!! xoxox
Venue | Florida Aquarium | DJ | DJ by CJ | Gown Boutique | Alfred Angelo | Cake | Publix |
Brianna and Jaime got married at the Florida Aquarium in the morning before it opened. It's got this quiet and peaceful feel to it before and guests are there and it's just us and the sea life. These 2 are just some of the sweetest people and love each other so much. Their flower girl had the rings in a huge oyster shell as they got married in front of the sharks, turtle, and rays. Congrats Brianna and Jaime!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Florida Aquarium | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Gown Boutique | Azazie
I love everything about Lauren and Zach's wedding day, from the details to the thoughtfulness and love they have for each other it really was just amazing. The team at Cross Creek Ranch executed everything flawlessly. Their style was the essence of southern fall fashion. Lauren's bridesmaids were in a wine and navy and their bouquets were made of wheat and a wine colored accent. Zach and the groomsmen were in jeans with gray vests and checkered shirts with boutonnieres that coordinated with the girls bouquets. After Lauren was totally ready, she had a special gift for her dad that was a picture of when she was a little girl. Zach sent over not just one gift but like 6 all for their honeymoon, total props and bonus points for all the cute stuff he picked out. B, their adorable dapple dachshund was even a part of their special day. Zach had tears and so much happiness in his eyes as Lauren was escorted down the aisle by her dad. Honestly I can just stop talking and you can start looking because from the gorgeous light during the ceremony to their sweet grandmas it was perfect. I absolutely loved every minute and so enjoyed capturing your story Lauren & Zach!! xoxoxo
Venue | Cross Creek Ranch | Hair & Makeup | Collective Creations | Cake | Alessi Bakeries | Flowers | Alta Fleura | DJ | Grant Hemond | Catering | Hungry Harry's
I met Pam & Jarod over 6 years ago when I photographed their wedding on Sand Key. Now they are a family of 4 with 2 boys that are full of energy and personality! We started out by the same lifeguard chair where we had done there engagement photos. I love photographing families just as they are, having fun and being themselves and I think we nailed it. Those sweet boys are so adorable!
Brittany had two maids of honor, her cousins that are really like sisters as they grew up together. After the girls were are ready they circled around Brittany for a prayer before she was about to walk down the aisle. During the ceremony, their pastor invited their parents to share their support of them as a new Mr. and Mrs. and right at the end they did the jumping of the broom which signifies leaving the past behind and starting a new chapter together. The ceremony backdrop was the wall of greenery and pink flowers that matched the pop of pink roses that lined the aisle. The reception style was formal but fun with black linens, pink florals, and silver accents. They had a gorgeous sweets table with every kind of candy you could imagine. Brittany and Owen started off their first dance like you would expect and then busted a move to a mix of dance songs, which was a surprise for everyone because Owen never dances:-) We snuck them out for some really cool night photos in between all the fun! Congrats Brittany and Owen!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Sunken Gardens | Florist | Jennie's Flowers | Gown Boutique | Athena's Bridal | DJ | DJ J-Rock | Cake | Publix | Catering | Delectables
Adora and Josh had the perfect Florida day for the wedding on Lido beach. Josh's daughter Jayden got ready with Adora and the girls and was so excited to be a part of their special day. Adora wore a gorgeous lace accented gown with sliver stilettos and a white rose and orchid bouquet. Their dapple dachshund, Sunny, was their ring bearer and dressed to the nines in his little puppy sized tuxedo. Jayden was a part of their unity sand ceremony, and was the keeper of the special box of butterflies that they released during the ceremony to honor Adora's mom who was there with them in spirit. The sunset and white sand was just so pretty! The reception was on the waterfront at Marina Jack's with white, orange and purple accents with market lights throughout the room. The entered the room with purple light up glasses and it was literally a whirlwind of special moments and so much fun with their guests. You can see some of our favorite moments below including the special dance Josh had for his daughter. Congrats you guys it was amazing!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Marina Jack's | Hotel | Lido Beach Resort | Florist | Beneva Flowers and Gifts | Hair and Makeup | Fresh Salon Sarasota | Linens | Linens by the Sea
Ramsie & Chris had a gorgeous October evening and sunset for their beachfront wedding ceremony. I LOVE the color palette Ramsie chose. Mint, gold, and navy grey, white, and starfish accents. While the girls were getting hair and makeup done they were joking about having a pillow fight while jumping on the bed so we had to do it:-) Chris' two kids, Maya and Miles were the flower girl and ring bearer and they took their jobs very seriously and were so excited to be a part of everything. The bridesmaids wore navy with mint and gold necklaces which coordinated perfectly with the groomsmen in grey suits and mint ties. Their ceremony center piece was a bamboo arch with white draping and florals. Their sand ceremony was as a family of 4 each pouring sand in an hourglass to keep in their home. After Ramsie and Chris said their vows to each other, Ramsie also said vows to Maya and Miles. Their guests enjoyed cocktails in the beachfront pavilion while we took advantage of the sunset. The reception was decorated with gold sequined runners, placards tied with starfish, creative signs on mirrors and chalkboards with gold frames and koozies with their wedding hashtag #swinkorswim. Ramsie even had a selfie station with fun props and selfing sticks for their guests to take a pic and add with their wedding hashtag. Ramsie's dad gave the sweetest toast where he had a gold baton with Ramsie's name on it that he handed officially handed off to Chris. Phase 5 made it an amazing party as always! Congrats Ramsie & Chris!!
Venue | The Sirata Beach Resort | Florist | Braun's Fine Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Lasting Luxe Artistry | Videographer | Expert Productions | Band | Phase 5 Band | Bridal Boutique | CC's Boutique | Brides Maids Gowns | Alfred Angelo
Only 6 months old and already so stylish! Tag is so squish-ably cute, all those funny expressions and you can see his little personality forming. Heather & Crafton it's always fun seeing your sweet family of 3 and how head over heels you are for this cutie!
I am in love with the color palette Rebecca picked for the bridesmaids dresses! They wore different shades of blue, light gray and mauve. Rebecca’s gown was simple but detailed with a crystal sash and sparkly platinum shoes. Danny and the guys wore navy suits with America flag socks. The lightning was so pretty coming through the trees where we took photos before the ceremony of the guys and girls. The ceremony was on the 10th hole of the golf course under the big oak tree lined with flower petals and wooden arch that Danny’s dad made. Danny anxiously awaited his bride and had the sweetest look when he say her dad escorting her down the aisle. The scene there for the the ceremony and photos is just stunning. The reception décor had an elegant ambiance with candles and tall crystal floral centerpieces. The table numbers were held by huge clothespins that were such a unique touch. To remember their loved ones who couldn’t be there, there was a memory table with a lantern burning. Rebecca and Danny are huge craft beer fans and had a bottle Coppertail (which is a local Tampa brewery) with a burlap ribbon tied to it holding a custom engraved bottle opened and thank you tag. The reception was full of fun and sweet words given by their maid of honor and best man. We got to sneek them out for a few photos at night which is always one of our favorite things to do! Congrats Rebecca & Danny!! xoxoxo
Venue | Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club | Florist | Arlene Florist Designer | DJ | Grant Hemond | Bridal Gown | The White Closet Bridal | Stationary | The Wedding Paper Divas |