Welcome to the World Tristan

I got to spend some time with this sweet new family of 4 (dogs always count as part of the family:-) Tristan has the most adorable nursery decorated with zoo animals and gray washed wood. It was so sweet seeing Cinda and Tyler as brand new parents and how in love they are with him.  Addie wanted to be a part of the fun too!

Sex in the City Skyline Glam @ The Tampa Club

We had the honor of working with an amazing group of Tampa friendors (aka wedding vendors that are friends:-) on this gorgeous styled shoot at the Tampa Club.  The Tampa Club is on the 42nd floor of the Bank of America building downtown and has the most amazing views of the city.  Brittany, the Tampa Club's private events director, and Karin, from Confetti Events created this Sex in the City Skyline Glam look that is just flawless.  Each space had it's own elements of gold, florals and lighting that complimented this Bradshaw style. The ceremony was lined with different height candles, gold chivari's with a chandelier to accent the pipe and draped front.  The cocktail hour had high tops covers with sequined linens cinched with gold.  The entrance of the reception was draped and candlelit with alternating high and low florals, sequined linens, and even gold flatware.  Hands on Sweets created a cake with gold sequins that tied in the gold sequins on the sweetheart table.  Did I mention that there were sprinkles cupcakes and homemade ice cream too?  While working we got to listen to the sounds of the saxophone player, violin and guitarist from Breezin.  Kristen and Jared, our models had just gotten married in July and we so fun to work with.  The colors at dusk out the panoramic windows are reflections and night were so pretty.  Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this so beautiful! 
Venue | The Tampa Club | Event Coordinator | Confetti Events | Lighting & Draping | Gabro Events | Floral Designer | Northside Florist | Musicans | Breezin Entertainment | Hair/Makeup | Collective Creations | Draping/Lighting/Chairs/Linens | Gabro Event Services | Stationary | A&P Designs | Cake | Hands on Sweets | Dance Floor | My Event Design | Gown | Malindy Elene Bridal Boutique | Tux | The Black Tux | Dessert Table | Sprinkles Cupcakes | Flatware/Chargers | A Chair Affair | Videography | Allure Cinema | Models | Kristen & Jared Bladen

{Angie & Adam @ The Hyatt Sarasota}

Angie and Adam are from Ohio. Over the years they have vacationed in Sarasota many times so it was the perfect spot to bring their friends and family for their wedding!  Adam gave all the guys copper mugs and they all drank Moscow Mule's as the got ready.  Angie's lace overlay gown was so pretty and the perfect accent was her silver Prada sandals.  Their wedding style was a little bit causal and a little bit chic with the girls in flowy navy dresses and they guys in tan suits and Sperry's.  They said their I Do's on the lawn and then Angie changed into a fun party dress for the reception.  They surprised everyone with a Dirty Dancing inspired first dance and everyone had an amazing time! Congrats Angie & Adam! 
Venue | Hyatt Sarasota | Florist | Beneva Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Ana Molinari Salon | DJ | Joe Farren | Cake | Cakes by Ron | Gown | Louise Christine

{Alyssa & Christopher @ The Lange Farm}

Alyssa and CJ had a rustic chic styled wedding at the beautiful Lange Farm.  Their ceremony was set up under the beautiful sprawling oak tree in the front lawn. Crystal chandeliers hung from the branches and it was lined with white lanterns.  Their unity candle sat on a cute rustic table with two big lanterns next to it. Alyssa arrived in her dad's white Mustang, and CJ finally got to see his bride as it pulled away.  Their vows were sweet and sealed with a kiss as the new Mr. and Mrs!  Their reception was decorated with succulent and floral center pieces outside the barn, which was draped with market lights for a beautiful outdoor setting!  Congrats Alyssa and CJ it was amazing!! xoxox
Venue | The Lange Farm | Catering | Simply Southern Catering

Denise & Bryan

Bryan proposed to Denise while decorating their Christmas tree.  They have tons of ornaments and after putting the final one on the tree,  Bryan said "you forgot one".  She thought to herself how in the world?!  Bryan got out the final "ornament" which was her engagement right on string.  SO sweet!!! We did their engagement session in Ybor city. I love wandering the the streets there, the beautiful light and fun places to shoot are different every time.   Carmine's was gracious enough to allow us to shoot at their bar inside:-) 

Susan & Mike's Wedding Album

Susan & Mike's wedding and reception was in front of the big tank in the coral reef room at the Florida Aquarium.  They chose the acrylic album cover which is literally perfect with the photo on the cover.  I absolutely love the little lady bug signature that Apple Blossoms floral puts on their floral pieces so it had to be in their album!  Take a peek at some of our favorite spreads below! 

{Jessica & Wes @ The Florida Aquarium}

From the minute we arrived at the Marriott Waterside, Jessica and Wes' wedding day was full of so much joy and excitement.  Jessica's bridesmaids had secretly stolen one of her shoes (which were fabulous Badgely Mischkas by the way:-) for Wes to write a fun little note on the bottom.  We had planned a first look with just the 2 of them under the canopy in the wetlands.  Wes asked me how he should react and I say what I always do which is "just do your thing and soak in the moment":-) The minute they saw each was just the sweetest!  The sea turtles and sharks made an appearance for their bridal party photos and ceremony in the coral reef room.  Just before Jessica was going to walk down the aisle to meet Wes, the penguins were set to go but had to have a little bit of help from their trainer.  We always get to do some photos with the couple and the penguins right after the ceremony and they are just so freaking cute I want to grab one and take it home with me! The reception was decorated with silver chivari chairs, ivory lanterns, and nautical accents.  Entrance, dance, toasts, cake and before we knew it, they were exiting to sparklers!  Congrats Jessica and Wes we so enjoyed spending the day with you guys!!! xoxoxo
Venue | The Florida Aquarium | Hotel |  Tampa Marriott Waterside |  Hair and Makeup | Elegant Brides | DJ | Grant Hemond | Gown Boutique | Charlotte Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaids Gowns | Saved By The Dress | Cake | Publix |

Stephanie & Rob's Wedding Album

Stephanie & Rob's rustic Wishing Well Barn wedding album matched their wedding style perfectly! They chose a brown bomber jacket leather and photo printed on metal cover.  I love the cover photo, they had this gorgeous warm sunlight behind them lighting up the expanse of field.  At the end of the aisle after Rob went in for a kiss and the perfect dip:-)  Their first dance and dances with mom and dad were so beautiful under the market lights on the patio.  Take a peek into some of their beautiful moments below.... 

Jacqueline & Mel Featured on The Well Groomed Groom

Most wedding blogs are featured on the bride or wedding as a whole The Well Groomed Groom is the "Sophisticated Style for the Quintessential Gentlemen" and we thought Jackie and Mel's wedding fit that to a T! Mel has pretty sweet garage where the guys got ready and his James Bond tux wedding style is definitely for the quintessential gentleman.  Click below to check the full featured on their blog! 

{Liz & Billy @ The Hyatt Clearwater Beach}

Liz & Billy live in NYC and brought their friends and family down to the Hyatt Clearwater beach for their wedding celebration.  Liz's MOH and bridesmaid were Billy's 2 daughters, and Billy's best man was his son and groomsmen were Liz's twin sons.  Liz had a custom piece made with their names, a six pence, and blue crystal that was the perfect accent for the gorgeous white and succulent bouquet.  I love their beach chic style with the girls in light gray dress and the boys in white linen shirts and grey pants and shoes. Liz's lace and sheer backed gown was just gorgeous.  The rain held off and gave us some filtered sun for their ceremony on the 16th floor terrace.  You could see how happy and emotional Billy was as his 2 beautiful daughters walked down the aisle.  Liz was escorted by her two sons who were so proud to be giving away their mom.  After the ceremony their guests enjoyed cocktails on the balcony while we did their photos on the beach.  Their reception decor was white and green with hints of burlap and succulents.  From the minute they entered it was non stop dancing and fun. This family has got moves, especially Billy and his nephews:-)  We so enjoyed spending the day with you guys, contacts Liz and Billy!!!! 
Venue | 
Hyatt Clearwater Beach | Florist | La Vie En Rose | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee the Studio | DJ | Breezin Entertainment | Cake | Chantilly Cakes

Welcome to the World Nathaniel

The last time I saw this family, Owen was a little newborn! Now he's 4 years old and the sweetest big brother to little Nathaniel. The perfect spot for their family photos was their loft which has a huge window and awesome floor to ceiling bookcase.  Their new little kitten even made it in one photo:-)  Michelle designed a super cute shark themed nursery for Nate complete with a crocheted shark that both little cuties fit in.  By the end he was lounging and posing in his dreams!  Uh, so adorable!!!