It was SO windy for Stephanie & Rob's engagement session but not under the big archway of trees! They pulled up in Rob's super cool red Corvette which of course, had to be in some of the photos:-) Stephanie and Rob were both in cowboy boots, breaking them in for their wedding at Wishing Well Barn in February!
Pablo and Jessica came town the week of their wedding and we did their engagement session just a few days before their wedding. There was a tiny little red heart painted on the steps that Pablo noticed:-) The first time they met was by a fountain so at the very end they were brave enough to also run through the fountain, so much fun!!
Mariana and her family are from Argentina, and in addition to the resident priest, Mariana and David had a priest from Argentina come and help officiate the ceremony as well. I love the lace cap sleeves Mariana wore over her beautiful gown. The girls wore blue/violet high-low dresses with with white and yellow flowers and the boys were in beige suits and plaid ties. Their little flower girl looked so comfy in the red wagon she got to ride down the aisle in. After the ceremony, Mariana and David exited the church to their awaiting limo through a tunnel of bubbles and cheers of happiness from all of their guests. Mariana's brother is a videographer and set designer. He did such an incredible job making Mariana's vision for the reception come to life. He put together a beautiful backdrop for Mariana and David's sweetheart table and hung stringed lights throughout the room. There were mason jars with their initials at each guests place for favors. Both of their dad's gave beautiful toasts at the reception followed by ridiculous amounts of dancing! This was such a fun and loving family and the day turned out beautifully! Congrats Mariana and David! xoxoxo
Church | Catholic Student Center USF | Venue | Hunters Green Country Club | Florist | Hannah's Floral & Events | Hair & Makeup | Destiny & Light |
Krystal and Tylor are middle school sweethearts, they met in 8th grade band class and have been together ever since! Their wedding was style was rustic, chic and positively charming! Krystal and her bridesmaids all wore cowboy boots with their dresses, which ranged in color from deep purple to a light blush tone. Krystal's sister held the rings which were kept in a little engraved wooden box that looked like a tree trunk. The ceremony was was in the little white chapel at Cross Creek. Krystal and Tylor exchanged the sweetest vows, which were engraved on a wooden box on the altar. Inside this same box, Krystal and Tylor placed notes that they had written to one another. Down the road, when they get in an argument, they are suppose to get out the box, read their notes to each other, and drink a glass of their favorite wine to remind them of their amazing wedding day and how much they love each other. The reception in the rustic barn was covered in twinkly lights, elegant chandeliers, lace overlays, and a pretty little cupcake table. Their favor table said "Spread the Love" and guests got to take home a jar of jam! We got to steal them for a few minutes during the reception and do some amazing photos at night. Congrats Krystal and Tylor! xoxoxo
Venue | Cross Creek Ranch | Cake Artist | Alessi Bakery | Caterer | Catered By Vesh | Florist | Alta Fleur | Hair & Makeup | Collective Creations | Gown Boutique | Alfred Angelo | Stationary | The Blue Envelope |
To all who have served and continue to sacrifice and fight for our freedom, the words THANK YOU are not enough! May we be grateful everyday, not just today for these heroes that are our moms, dads, sons, daughters, grandparents, family members & friends!
Beautiful, elegant, and so unique. I love the style of Gianna and Cody's wedding because I actually can't put my finger on a word to describe it. Gianna's gown was so beautiful with long sleeves and an open back. The girls wore all different jewel toned dresses and the boys were in gray suits and Cody in Navy. The guys each wore awesome super hero socks each with a cape or wings! Cody and Gianna didn't see each other beforehand, but from behind a door Cody said a prayer to start their day with the right focus. The location has a very interesting story as well. Jake English, who was also their officiant, actually grew up on this property and then had the opportunity to purchase it and build a house here. The setting was just stunning. Before the ceremony Gianna's dad opened the door to see her for the first time before walking her down the aisle and it was such a sweet moment. There was a chair and a settee setup in the front. On his way up the aisle Cody's step-mom gave him a rose and he set it on the chair that had a photo of he and his mother that had passed away, the tears were definitely flowing. They did a foot washing ceremony where Pastor Jake read from John 13:14. Gianna and Cody washed each other's foot as a sign of humility, devotion, and complete surrender to each other. The reception was all outside under lanterns and stringed lights. Vignettes with white and green florals in sliver bowls, antiques, lace overlays, and candelabra's decorated the lawn. It was extra fun because 3 of our other couples were there, Tiffany & Phil, Mariah & Tyler, and Ryan representing for he and Moira since she had to work. It was so nice seeing them! There was a chill in the air, but perfect for a campfire, jackets & shawls, and dancing under the stars. Gianna & Cody exit-ed into a 1961 Vintage Rolls Royce and are enjoying their honeymoon in St. Kitts! Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Pastor Jake English | Florals | Molly Voth & Susan Nations | Hair & Makeup | Lasting Luxe | Catering | Puff N Stuff | Cake | Sweet Tweets Cakery | Gown | Custom Design by Magali Maggiora | Furniture | Robyn Story Designs & Parents of the Bride | Dance Floor | Mobile Wind | DJ | Grant Hemond | Videography | Rule 8 Media | Vintage Rolls Royce | Luxor Transportation
Jessica is from Mexico and Pablo is from Venezuela but they met in Ohio when Pablo's cousin introduced them. Pablo proposed to Jessica on her birthday. He had the engagement ring hidden in her favorite dessert and she kept taking bites all around the ring not knowing it was there. Pablo couldn't take the anticipation so he took the ring out and popped the question! Jessica loved the Hello Kitty pandora bracelet Pablo gave her. Pablo's niece was the flower girl and Jessica said it took her longer to choose her dress that it took for Jessica to pick her gown:-) She wanted the "pouffiest" dress should could find, and what flower girl wouldn't?:-) When she walked down the aisle right before Jessica the tears started flowing, it was so sweet. During the ceremony, they did a tradition where Pablo gives Jessica 13 coins and promises to her all the qualities he is going to be in a husband. Their friends and family traveled from all over the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela to Clearwater Beach. It was a VERY windy day, sand dunes were even forming on the beach. It made for some amazing photos with Jessica's long veil and there was a beautiful sunset with textury (I think I made that word up:-) clouds in the background. The colors were green and beige with white florals. Jessica danced with her dad and Pablo with his mom and then they switched. Jessica danced with Pablo's dad and Pablo danced with Jessica's mom. They danced and danced and danced. Congrats Pablo and Jessica!!!! xoxoxo
Venue | The Hilton Clearwater Beach | Coordination | Confetti Events | Florist | Izas Flowers | Hair & Makeup | Michele Renee The Studio | Cake Artist | Chantilly Cakes | DJ | Grant Hemond
You never know how or when you will meet your soul mate. Melissa and Kevin were both traveling, and all of the flights were grounded because of a snow storm. They happened to be standing in the same cab line. Kevin noticed Melissa right away and struck up a conversation with her. Numbers were exchanged, and shortly after they began talking and seeing one another, and the rest is history! They live in Ohio, and Melissa's family has a beautiful condo in Siesta Key right on the beach. They had the rehearsal there, and Melissa's mom, Annette, had a sand sculpture custom made with their names and date, it was pretty amazing. After the girls were all ready, Melissa and her dad randomly practiced their first dance in the living room, those are always some of my favorite moments! When we went out to the beach, two of their guests were still enjoying the sunshine and happened to be wearing the same swim trunks:-) Kevin's daughter Cailin was a bridesmaid, and his son Brady was a junior groomsman. During the ceremony they did a family sand ceremony each filling the Mayer family vase. Guests enjoyed cocktails out on the pool deck before being welcomed into the grand ballroom for the reception. The details were simple and elegant. Purple uplighting, white florals, and burlap runners on the tables with sage linens. Melissa danced with her dad and Kevin also danced with his daughter Cailin, it was so sweet! Apparently, Kevin was the star quarterback in high school and during the toasts the guys had a jersey for him. The band had everyone on the dance floor the entire night! Everyone, including Melissa's grandpa, danced the night away. Congrats Melissa and Kevin! xoxoxo
Venue | The Hyatt Sarasota | Florist | Flowers By Fudgie | Hair & Makeup | Collective Creations | Videographer | Sage Art Sarasota | Musician/ DJ | RW Music Entertainment & Events | Transportation | Siesta Trolley, INC. | Gown Boutique | Matina's Bridal | Stationary | Emily Koehler
Cailin and her girls got ready at the beautiful Hilton in downtown Tampa, while Jeremy and his guys got to take photos in Tampa Bay Lightning locker room and arena! Cailin wore a beautiful, strapless, gown with beaded accents that looked fabulous with her sparkly heels. After jumping on the bed and toasting with her bridesmaids, the girls made their way over to the Florida Aquarium. The ceremony was held in front of the panoramic tank. The ceremony itself was lovely, and the couple’s vows were beautiful. Jeremy did the traditional Jewish "breaking of the glass" and the penguins joined them at the end of the aisle. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while enjoying the exhibits and stingrays in the touch tank! The bridal party made their grand entrance down the stairs into the main lobby for the reception. It was decorated with silver, aqua, and draped in white. The cake had 2 little crabs on top for the topper, and set the mood for their "under the sea" themed wedding and reception. Friends and family both gave speeches and toasted the beautiful couple. Congrats Cailin and Jeremy! xoxoxo
Venue | The Florida Aquarium | Florist | DD's Blooms | Videographer & DJ | Gabro Events | Gown Boutique | Athena Bridal | Stationary | The Paperia | Cake Artist | The Cake Zone
Raechel and Tim had a stunning, art themed wedding at the Dali Museum. The details at this wedding were positively perfect! From the gorgeous succulents that adorned the tables, to the art pallet escort cards, to the little canvas with the table numbers, it was so creative! Raechel chose light yellow, accents of gray and clover green, which was very fitting seeing as the couple got engaged in Ireland! Raechel is also a photographer and had adorable little camera clips throughout her hair and on the back of her necklace. The Dali museum has a "mustache garden", so the girls all wore mustache earrings. Mustaches were also found on top of the cake and throughout the reception. The groomsmen all had pocket watches and wore charcoal suits with succulent boutonnieres. The ceremony was on the landing of the spiral staircase and their guests all watched from above. The reception was outside and it could not have been a more beautiful evening. Raechel went to Florida State, so there was some Tomahawk chopping, amazing food, toasts, cake, and lots of dancing. The newlyweds exited through a tunnel of sparklers into a vintage getaway car. Congrats Raechel and Tim!!! xoxoxo
Venue | The Dali Museum | Caterer | Good Food Catering | Event Coordinator | Signature Event Rentals | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | DJ | Grant Hemond | Gown Boutique | Alfred Angelo | Stationary | Invitation Consultants | Florist | Jennie's Flowers | Sweets Table | Hands on Sweets | Hair & Makeup | Collective Creations | Vintage Rolls Royce | Jack Venable
"When I tell you I love you, I don't say it out of habit, or to make conversation. I say it to remind you that you are the best thing that ever happened to me". That was what the picture frame Danielle gave Bryce said, and it really just sums of the energy and feel of their beautiful wedding day. Danielle's gift arrived wrapped in purple and sequins personally wrapped by Bryce. Danielle's bouquet was a simple, with beautifully open lilac roses. I love her style, simplicity with sparkle. There were sparkles on her shoes and the band on her invitations. The girls were in periwinkle, boys in dark gray with black & gray cool socks. Danielle & Bryce said their vows in front of a huge stained glass backdrop at their church. Some of my favorite moments of the day were right after the ceremony, hugs and happiness, especially Bryce's grandma:-) The pretty sunlight by the sailboats and tall palm trees at Safety Harbor was just amazing. When you opened the door to walk into the Four Springs Ballroom, it was stunning. Draped in white with lilac table overlays, lilac roses, with hydrangea and candles topped each table. It was truly the perfect day and we loved capturing every moment! Congrats Danielle & Bryce!!! xoxox
Church | North Bay Community Church | Venue | Safety Harbor Resort and spa | Cake Artist | Chantilly Cakes | Florist | Events In Bloom | Hair & Makeup | Destiny and Light | Videographer | Celebrations of Tampa Bay | DJ | Gabro Event Services | Transportation | Olympus Limousine | Stationary | Invitation Galleria | Linens | Kate Ryan Linens
Sarah and Kevin are 2 of the sweetest people you will ever meet! They were high school sweethearts and after 3 years of being apart found their way back to each other, so meant to be! Kelly, at Carrollwood Country Club gave us the VIP treatment so we could take advantage of all the beautiful places on the property for photos. The light and joy you can see here just makes me smile! We can't wait until 11.22.14 for their wedding!!!!
Billie & Andrew are high school sweet hearts and we got to spend some time with them and their dog Rocky in Ybor for the engagement session! Here's some of our favs on the awesome brick alleyways and shadowy stairwells. Love!
Jen-L and Michal had an intimate wedding at her parents home in Lutz. The details were beautiful, burlap, lace, candles, in stunning DIY fashion. Their living room that has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake was was decorated with white chivaris, linens, and florals. The dining room had a long table in the center with a burlap and lace runner for the cake topped with 2 penguins. Jen-L's mother made all the desserts and yummy treats for the dessert table, and they had a coffee bar with sugar sticks, whipped cream, and little delicious accents. Jen-L had fabulous blue Christian Louboutin's and she wore a gorgeous lace gown. The ceremony was on the lawn next to the lake. A burlap runner led the bridal party from the house, over the wooden bridge decorated with mason jars and candles to the beautiful floral trellis where Jen-L and Michal said their vows at sunset. Everyone enjoyed lobster, dancing, and a beautiful evening of dancing outside! Congrats Jen-L and Michal! xoxoxo
Sebrenna & Patrick had their beautiful wedding at the stunning Aria beach house over on the east coast of Florida. The house was nothing short of spectacular, and very secluded, which was perfect because this couple certainly knows how to throw an amazing party! Sebrenna did a beautiful job on the decor, all of which she made entirely by hand. Sebrenna and Patrick both wrote their own vows and also had Sebrenna's daughter write vows so the ceremony was about the joining of the 3 of them, so sweet! Sebrenna's brother walked her to the start of the aisle and then both her dad and step dad lead her down the aisle. After the ceremony the bridal party and family took a shot of whisky to get the party started! The sunset on the east coast is totally different than the west coast but SO pretty. At the reception Sebrenna had a dance with both of her dad's. The reception was totally outside next to the eternity pool where everyone ate, drank, and danced the night away. Close to the end of the evening the guys decided Patrick needed to cool off:-) The moon glowed bright orange above, it was literally the perfect evening!! Congrats Sebrenna and Patrick! xoxoxo