Our neighbors, Jeannie and Roger, are going to be a family of 3 next week with their little guy on the way! They have a gorgeous view of the lake from their backyard so it was perfect location, and Jeannie looked beautiful. I can't wait to meet their new little one soon!
It's wedding album Wednesday! Here's a little peek inside Nichole and Mike's black and white Marriott Waterside wedding. I LOVE how the 2 toned leather cover turned out and completely goes along with their wedding style. Nichole had the most fabulous glittery gold shoes. Some of our favorite moments were when they saw each other for first look before the ceremony, and the time we got to spend with the brand new newlyweds for photos on the waterfront!
It's the personal details before, during, and even after the wedding that show your guests a little love and appreciation for celebrating with you! We designed these pretty little thank you cards for Sarah & Shaun's guests that incorporated their color palette and same font as their wedding stationery. I hope their guests love getting these in their mailboxes:-)
Kourtney & Marcel live in Minnesota, and their friends and family joined them on Clearwater beach for their destination wedding. Our brides always find the most beautiful gowns. Kourtney’s was a simple ivory gown with a lace underlay completed by flowers in hair. Simple but so pretty! Marcel and his groomsmen wore khaki shorts, flip-flops, and ivory linen shirts. Their handsome little ring bearers carried conch shells custom decorated with little starfish and ribbon inside. The ceremony was out on the beach under a trellis decorated with flowers. The overcast sky gave us the prettiest light for photos and we had quite a fun time with the bridal party. The cocktail hour and reception were out on the sandpiper deck decorated with ivory, pink, and purple florals. Their sign-in Jenga game had the perfect message “Marriage is a game of balance, help us build our future. After the sunset, the backdrop for toasts and dinner was a pretty purple hued sky. There was some serious dancing, hanging by the fire pits and really just a fun time celebrating by all. Congrats Kourtney & Marcel!! xoxox
Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach | Event Coordinator | Confetti Events | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Florist | Brides Bouquet | Hair & Makeup | Style Hair and Make-up | DJ | Inspire Entertainment | Ceremony Violin/Gritar | IBEX | Cake | Chantilly Cakes
We loved spending time with Emily & Mark on the waterfront for their engagement session. Emily is a nurse, and Mark is a fireman. The first time she saw him, he was in uniform so they brought his hat and jacket. They are having a southern styled wedding at the beautiful Baker's Ranch in April next year, it's going to be amazing!
As a business owner, I believe it's so important to get together with like-minded people, share both successes and challenges, but most importantly be honest and help each other continually move forward. 5 years ago when I use to share a space with Events in Bloom we did this every month. Somehow we got away from it, so it was definitely way over due to get this going again! Events in Bloom, The Cake Zone, and I, are teaming up for our Meet & Eat Power Hour (but really 2 hours:-). It's a small group of different friendors (aka awesome wedding professionals) every month and it is truly so encouraging and inspiring. This month, Staci, from Unique Weddings and Events took it up a notch by designing this fabulous summer table scape for us complete with lemon place cards, and pinwheel folded linens. Jana created the vibrant centerpiece with white vases and Alla of course, the fabulous sweets.
Concept Design | Unique Weddings and Events | Florals | Events in Bloom | Linens | Custom Linens | Cupcakes | The Cake Zone | Rental Items | Signature Events | Glassware | Ever After
Tari-lynn's 4 boys surprised her with a family portrait session for her mother's day gift! I think mom's want to freeze what their family looks like at that moment, just for a second, so they can look back at them and remember. Time goes by so fast, and life is so busy! At least that's how I feel as a mom:-) I had so much fun photographing this fun crew! The colors, style, and rock/paper/scissors was perfect!!
Kelly and Craig hosted their family and friends for a day of relaxation by the pool before getting ready for their wedding. Kelly wore a beautiful lightweight lace dress with a shorter skirt underneath and a flowy detachable train. We did all their photos before the ceremony so they could spend as much time with their guests as possible. Their kids were all part of the bridal party. Kelly and Craig’s priest performed the ceremony that was decorated with bamboo chairs and white florals. The reception was decorated with tall and short cream and pink roses, candles, and pink satin bows around the chairs. The cake was perfectly placed in front of a window facing the beach and the sun was shining through. There were 3 long stem white roses symbolizing their family members who could not attend. As well as a white rose boutonniere that was for Kelly’s oldest son who could not attend because he is serving in the military. The rest of the evening was very relaxed and just a good time of hanging out and dancing! Congrats Kelly & Craig!! xoxox
Venue | Isla Del Sol | Florist | Braun's Fine Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee The Studio | DJ | Grant Hemond | Cake | Publix
Rachel and Steve live in Maryland, but Rachel is a Florida girl so we got to do their engagement session here while they were visiting and doing some wedding planning, for the Carlouel Yacht Club wedding next May. I love that they brought their cat, Penguin (perfectly named since he is black and white and looks like a penguin:-) he travels everywhere with them and loves to fly and ride in the car. A mix of casual and they threw in their alma maters for some fun on the swings and slide. These 2 clearly love to have fun and we can't wait until their wedding next year!
Lauren and Zach were totally up for something different and fun for their engagement session and I think we nailed it. I had been dying to do a session in Coppertail Brewing Company because the decor and artwork is just so awesome! Plus who doesn't want to drink craft beer during their engagement session?:-) Lauren and Zach I had so much fun with you guys and can't wait until your wedding!! Thank you Jessica, from Coppertail for the awesome location!! xoxo
Monica & Trevor planned their destination wedding on the beautiful white sand at the Lido Beach resort. Monica's daughter, Makenzie, was so excited to be the flower girl and wear her pretty dress and flower crown. Monica's son, Bryson, walked his mom down the aisle to meet Trevor. It was such a sweet and emotional moment as they 4 of them poured the sand ceremony together as a family. The stormy sky turned into a beautiful cloudy sunset. Monica and Trevor climbed out on the rock wall and it was just so pretty! Congrats Monica & Trevor!! xoxox
Venue | Lido Beach Resort | Florist | Beneva Weddings | Videographer | Voila Cinematic | Band | Caladesi Steel Band
Lauren and Kyle’s wedding was casual and fun with lots of special custom details! Lauren’s light and flowy gown was custom order from Australia and the perfect dress for the beach. Lauren’s mom made all the hangers for the dresses and the letter H with seashells from the beach Lauren grew up on. All the girls helped Lauren get into her dress and some of the sweetest moments were with her mom. The girls wore navy, knee length dresses with pockets and the guys were in navy pants, white shirts, and coral belts with seashell boutonnieres. Their beach ceremony was decorated with simple palm leaves, sunglasses for their guests and a place for everyone to leave their shoes. A steel drummer played as everyone got seated for the ceremony. Lauren looked so pretty and excited and she walked down the long wood path to meet Kyle at the end of the aisle. Her brother in law officiated the ceremony and her aunt and cousin played “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on the ukulele. It was a perfectly clear and white sandy beach day! Their place cards were tied with little life preservers and they had a white monogram for everyone to sign. Lauren and Kyle met in Chicago so their cake had a Chicago Bears symbol surrounded by mini key lime pies. From the moment they entered the reception until it was over was just full of sweet moments, laughs, and even a few happy tears. Congrats Lauren and Kyle!! xoxoxo
Venue | Carlouel Yacht Club | Hair and Makeup | Salon West | DJ | Grant Hemond | Cake | JJ Gandys Pie | Stationary | Fresh Invitation Studio
It's always a little extra special when a couple brings us with them to photograph their destination wedding. Brianna and Martin chose the beautiful Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure in North Carolina. It's right on a huge lake at the base of Rumbling Bald Mountain. The scenery was just gorgeous, much different than Florida. Martin proposed to her on top of Grandfather Mountain in Boone, NC. He actually mined the emerald stone in her engagement ring from Boone as well. Brianna loves horses, and has been riding since she was 2 years old so she incorporated a little bit of that rustic feel in their mountain wedding with her fabulous aqua boots. She even had the perfect "bride" socks to wear with them. She gave Martin amethyst cufflinks and a tie clip as a gift, that she mined from the same spot Martin got her ring from. He also wore a bracelet engraved with the coordinates of their ceremony. Brianna's mom told me that when they were dress shopping and she tried on this gown they all started tearing up and knew it was the one, and it was so pretty! She added a purple sash and diamond and platinum broach that is Martin's mom's. If you know me, you know first look with dad is always one of my favorites and Tom did not disappoint! The ceremony was at the bottom of a tiered pavilion with the lake and mountains as the backdrop. Martin may have had a little tear as Brianna walked down the long pathway to meet him as Tom handed of his daughter. I love destination weddings, especially since I have my very own officiant that I can bring with me that I can also room with, aka my husband, David:-) Martin is hilarious, and always cracking a joke or laughing, so he is in almost all of his photos, which I love. Brianna and her mom created all of the reception details from the lantern centerpieces to the birchwood heart cut out candle holders. Martin even cut the trunk of a huge tree and made the wood planks that the cupcakes and cake sat on! Everyone had a blast and before we knew it, it was time for the sparkler exit! Congrats Brianna and Martin, it was awesome!! xoxoxo
Venue | Rumbling Bald Resort | DJ | Mr. C's Mobile DJ | Gown Boutique | CC's Boutique | Cake | Short Street Cakes | Stationary | Ann's Bridal Bargains | Officiant | David Wildes:-)
These are just a few of the countless moments we have had the honor of capturing between fathers and grandfathers and their sons and daughters. Happy Father's day to all of you dad's out there!!!!
Denise & Tommy got married on the top deck of the Yacht Starship overlooking the river. Everything about their wedding was really just laid back and fun. They greeted their guests as the arrived for the ceremony and then Denise slipped away to change into her wedding gown (which had awesome pockets:-) On the front table, their rings hung in glass prisms which was such a cool detail. After they became an official Mr & Mrs we did photos on the deck, and they danced their way down to the reception that was decorated in gold and navy. Congrats Denise & Tommy!!! xoxoxo
Florals | Brides & Blooms