Violet & Geoffrey Engagement Session @ Pass a Grille

Violet and Geoffrey are just so natural and sweet, clearly meant to be with each other!  They both went to USF for undergrad but never ran into each other while they were there.  They met online and instantly became inseparable.  I love their engagement story!!  Violet had no idea that Geoffrey had been planning his proposal for weeks on a vacation they would be taking to St. Augustine.  Geoffrey and Violet were walking around St Augustine near the Castillo de San Marcos. While they were walking along the fort and near the water, Geoffrey asked Violet where she sees herself in 10 years.   Violet knew she wanted to spend her life with Geoffrey and mentioned she saw herself married to him.  At that exact moment, Geoffrey said "I don't know about 10 years", then he got on one knee and asked Violet "how about 10 seconds? Will you marry me?" We can't wait until their Tampa Club Wedding 10.27.18!!!! 

{Kate & Andrew @ Safety Harbor Resort & Spa}

When we arrived, Kate and her bridesmaids were just hanging out in their cute robes sipping champagne and having such a great time.  She wore these fabulous Vince Camuto heels with a little ivory and pearl clutch to accent that gorgeous lace gown.  The girls got ready while Kate's mom helped her get ready and then we did a first look with them, so happy for their beautiful friend!  Then Kate's dad came in and there were happy tears all around.  Andrew and the were in cobalt blue suits that were the perfect shade of blue with the girls mauve dresses.  The ceremony was on the patio behind Safety Harbor resort with florals and greenery installed in the fountain as well as on the edge of each aisle.  Their friends and family came from Montreal, London, Las Vegas, California, and Kate and Andrew actually live in Birmingham, AL so all dear friends and family traveled here to celebrate them becoming Mr. & Mrs. Mullings (#marryingmullings as their wedding hashtag said:-).  Everything about their weddings was elegant and sweet.  The Four Springs ballroom was decorated with greenery, candles, gold, ivory and a little bit of burgundy.  The bridal party made a fantastic entrance, we had to post a couple of the best one which was a pretty fabulous bouquet toss. From the minute they entered until the sparkler exit it was an amazing time had by all including us!  I'm going to stop talking so you can start looking.  Thank you Kate and Andrew for having us and congratulations!!! 
Venue | Safety Harbor Resort & Spa | Officiant | Stress Free Weddings | Florist | Lemon Drops Weddings and Events | Hair and Makeup | Bellas Beauty Bar | Cake | The Artistic Whisk | DJ | Grant Hemond | Bridesmaid Gowns | Bella Bridesmaids | Linens | Fancy that Specialty Linens | Photobooth | Snapshoot Photobooth

Holly & Rob Engagement Session @ Philippe Park

We always ask couples what they are most excited about getting married and I love that Holly said "Everything"!  Holly is a Floridian, from Dunedin, and Rob is from Long Island.  They choose the beautiful Philippe Park for their engagement session because they never tire of the beautiful views of Tampa Bay, those amazing huge mossy trees, and of course the Florida Sunshine.  We are so excited and honored to photography their wedding 12.1.18 at Carlouel Yacht Club!! 
Hair & Makeup | Femme Akoi

{Laurie & Andrew @ Stonebridge at The Lange Farm}

There is always so much excitement and a little bit of nerves as we photograph the wedding party getting ready.  Laurie's bridesmaids and maid of honor, her sister, were just the sweetest as they helped her get ready.  Her something old was her mom's beautiful pearl ring and she looked gorgeous in that lace gown.  The guys were eating chicken from Publix, just chillin when we got there:-)  Andrew gave them each a bottle of Johnny Walker, and their sky blue ties.  Andrew, his brother Donny, and their dad all had matching shoes.  There were a few tears as he read the card and opened the gift Laurie got him, hockey skates!  Their little niece and nephew were the cutest ring bearer and flower girl they had to get some photos with Uncle Andrew.  We setup their first look at Stonebridge at the Lange Farm, and Andrew was SO ready to see his bride.  I love how the nerves dissipate and those sweet few moments just the 2 of them are some of the best.  Their ceremony was decorated with lanterns and greenery under the big oak tree.  There was a special greenery wreath on one of the chairs in memory of their loved ones who couldn't be there in person.  There was string quartet playing as they walked down the aisle.  Sometimes people thing that first look before the ceremony takes away from that moment the groom sees the bride walking down the aisle, but it really doesn't I think it lets them soak in that moment even more because the nerves are gone.  It was a gorgeous evening for their guests to enjoy cocktail hour and little mini tomato soup and grilled cheese on the patio.  The light and dark blues with lots of greenery, lanterns, and blush roses set the tone for their romatic reception.  One of my favorite moments was the toast Andrew gave to Laurie.  He said he knew she was the one from the moment he say her at their apartment building where they met (we did their engagement photos there:-).  He fell immediately in love with her beauty and kindness.  You could feel how much Laurie and Andrew love each other, and their families, and how much they are loved by all!  Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Berecz!!!! xoxoxo
Getting Ready | Saddlebrook Resort | Venue | Stonebridge at the Lange Farm | Florist | Jennie's Flowers | Makeup | The Shop Salon Tampa | Gown Boutique | The White Closet Bridal | Cake | A Piece of Cake | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Catering | Delectables Fine Catering | DJ | DJ by CJ

{Kim & Shane @ The Mahaffey Theater}

Kim and Shane's wedding was one for the books for sure!  Kim has been a fellow event industry friendor for almost 10 years now so it was such an honor to photograph her and Shane's gorgeous wedding and we couldn't be happier for them.  Being a planner herself, there was SO MANY gorgeous details.  The girls had so much fun getting ready and sipping mimosas!  They got ready at the Hilton right across the street that is newly redone and has a really cool modern vibe.  They have huge art walls and furniture vignette's in the lobby perfect for their first look and inside photos.  Their ceremony and reception was on the lawn in-between the Dali and Mahaffey right on the waterfront.  Amanda and her team at MMD Events turned Kim's vision into even more than she could have imagined.  The lawn was transformed into their ceremony with alternating rows of ghost chairs and white chairs with a white draped arch and sparkly chandalier.  Kim's mom walked her down the aisle and she looked stunning and so happy.  I love that Pastor Rich had asked them things they love about each other that he shared in the ceremony.   The reception was set under market lights with gray linens and really unique and modern florals in gray and mirrored containers.  They  had a "Comfort Station" with flip flips and our very favorite detail was the doughnut wall that made their cake look like it was floating in front of sparkly doughnuts!  Kim's sister was her Maid of Honor and her toast was to how much she loves her sister and how happy they all are to have Shane officially becoming a part of their family.  Michael Planas, who is a long time friend of Kim's and works for Grant Hemond rocked the party.  Congrats you guys it was such an honor to be part of!!!  
Venue | The Mahaffey Theater Lawn | Hotel | Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront | Design, Florals, Decor, Lighting, & Doughnut Wall | MMD Events | Band | Colt Clark | Bridal Boutique | CC's Bridal Boutique | Cake | Alessi's Bakery | Photobooth | Boone's Professional Events | Chairs/Rentals | Elite Events and Rentals | Coffee Cart | Cafe Ala Carte | Catering | Catering by the Family | DJ | Michael Planas - Grant Hemond | Officiant | Pastor Rich Tiemann - Sensational Ceremonies 

{Ana & Jason Wedding @ Davis Island Garden Club}

What a beautiful day for Ana & Jason's wedding! The girls drank rose while helping Ana get in that gorgeous gown and red sparkly heels.  Their color palette was red, black, and white and everything down to their black diamond wedding bands and Ana's perfume coordinated.  Ana gave the girls fabulous black necklaces and earrings to match their gowns.  Jason and the boys were in black tuxes with red bow ties and converse.  His tuxedo socks were awesome!  Jason definitely shed a tear as Ana walked down the aisle to meet him.  They shared their super sweet vows on the waterfront at the Davis Island Garden Club and we had the prettiest light at dusk for photos of the 2 of them.  The reception was styled with damask linens and the same exact matching pattern on the cake.  Their guest sign in was a wood and glass frame with everyone signing little wooden hearts to but in it.  They enjoyed every second of the party and then we snuck the out for a few night photos in the gazebo.  Congratulations Ana & Jason you have such a beautiful and fun family and we so enjoyed being a part of it!!! xoxox
Venue | Davis Island Garden Club | Event Coordinator | Days Remembered by ND | DJ | Michael Anthony Productions |  Cake Artist | Let Them Eat Cake | Officiant | A Personal Wedding Officiant | Makeup | Camposecco Artistry | Photo Booth | Snapshot Photo Booth | Mixologist | Mobile Mixology 

Jackie & Chris

Jackie and Chris wanted to do a super fun outdoorsy, winter engagement session with marshmallow roasting!  My neighborhood happens to have all of the above so they came over to my house! As we walked closer to the lake, we had a large reptilian visitor that we did not get close to!  The leaves and tall grass had the perfect fall colors that looked so amazing with their navy and burgundy color palette.  These 2 are super fun and just so natural together, there was not a single person on the playground so we took on the swings and merry go round!  As the sun was setting we got the fire pit and marshmallow roasting going! Love you guys and can't wait until 10.20.18!!!  

{Madison & Matthew @ The Tampa Club}

Madison is usually zipping around the Tampa Club making sure all the details of their couple's weddings are going smoothly, but this time it was her turn to be the bride!! It's always so special to photograph our friendors on their best day ever!!  Since these 2 bleed garnet and gold it was pretty fitting for their wintery Florida wedding details and those colors look especially amazing at the Tampa Club.  Madison looked gorgeous in that simple but so elegant gown. Her heels were encrusted with pearls and the guys had ties that coordinated perfectly with the bridesmaids garnet flowy dresses.  The Tampa Club was draped in white with mahogany chivaris and gold with pink and white florals.  That moment when Matt saw Madison walking towards her, uh still gets us every time.  Their wedding hashtag was #downstheaisle!!!!  I LOVE shooting on the grand staircase and the wine room.  The view of the sunset from the top of Tampa is pretty amazing as well. Everything in the reception was accented in gold and garnet with a little bit of sparkle and gold mercury glass.  Let me tell you, this group knows how to party, we had such an amazing time and could not be happier for the brand new Mr. & Mrs. Downs!!!! xoxoxox
Venue | The Tampa Club |  Wedding Coordinator | Confetti Events | Florist | Northside Florist | DJ | Grant Hemond | Gown |  CC's Bridal Boutique | Gown Designer | Maggie Sottero | Makeup Artist | Allure Artistry 

Helen & David's 25th Anniversary @ Innisbrook Resort

Look at this beautiful couple!  Helen and David just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a fabulous party with all of their friends and family.  Before the cocktail hour we got to spend a little time with just the 2 of them and this gorgeous setting.  Red roses with greenery and a sparkly cake topper, and my favorite detail their original wedding album:-)  They greeted everyone as they arrived and the entire evening from first dance to the cake cutting it's pretty clear how beloved they are by all.  Congratulations Helen and David, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your anniversary!  xoxoxo
Venue & Cake | Innisbrook Resort | Gown | Nikki's Glitz and Glam Boutique | Band | Breezin Entertainment | Florals | Iris and Ivy

Madison & Matthew

Here's some of our favs from this pretty little session with Madison, Matthew, and Winston! It was the perfect evening for a stroll around Oxford Exchange and University of Tampa.  I love the blue and pop of pink, it matched Winston's ice blue eyes.  Madison is the catering and social media coordinator at the Tampa Club and we usually get to work with her on other couple's weddings. This time, 1.6.18 we'll be photographing her and Matthew saying I do! 

{Taisha & Andres @ The Carrollwood Recreation Center}

Taisha and Andres are both on the worship team at Bay Hope Church and it was pretty perfect that they walked down the aisle to say I do in the chapel there.  Taisha and her friends hand made the paper flowers on the wooden arch and the rows were lined with hydrangea.  Their little flower girl and ring bearer stopped a few times while walking down the aisle to make sure we got lots of photos of them, they were adorable!!  You could feel the nerves go away and the joy on Andres face as Taisha started walking down the aisle.  Taisha is a super talented singer and surprised Andres with a little serenade during the ceremony.  There was a tiny bit of rain but the light on the lawn and walkways was so pretty!  Their reception was a romantic, family style setting with rows of wine bottles lit with candles and lace accents.  You might remember Andres' fabulous dance moves from Lauren & Anibal's wedding, here they are again! Their entire day was all about the most important people in their lives being together to celebrate, it was perfect.  Taisha and Andres, we could not be happier to see you guys start your life together as husband and wife!  Congratulations!! xoxoxo
Church | Bay Hope Church | Reception Venue | Carrollwood Recreation Center |  DJ | Magic Mobile Entertainment 

{Nicole & Nick @ The Davis Island Garden Club}

Nicole and Nick's wedding was fall fancy in style with a gray of the wedding party with gold, orange, and black pumpkin accents.  Nicole gave her girls a basket of fabulous gifts including a wine glass that said, "if I go missing please put my face on wine bottles so my friends know".  I literally laughed out loud seeing that, so awesome!  Nick gave the guys storm trooper socks and Converse (for after the ceremony) and he wore Darth Vader socks.  They each had a box of such thoughtful gifts for each other.  Nicole's was even decorated to match the fall theme.  Two of Nick's gifts were a framed print with all the important dates in their relationship and a key chain that said "May the Force be with You" and a little note that said "you'll need the force today"!  Before heading to the Garden Club, Nicole's dad met her downstairs to see her as a bride.  Nick loves artistic photography so we got some pretty sweet stuff with him and the guys.  The look on his face when Nicole stared walking down the aisle can't really be put into words.  Those are the tiny seconds in life that you can look back at and it puts you right back in that moment.  After the ceremony the guys changed into their Converse and we had so much fun with this bridal party.  The weather was absolutely perfect for their waterfront reception.  They did their first dance under the market lights.  After the dance floor opened they took a step off the dance floor to just watch and soak it all in and then we used the Tampa skyline at night with just the 2 of them.  Congratulations Nicole and Nick!!  xoxoxo
Venue | The Davis Island Garden Club | Hotel | Tampa Marriott Waterside | DJ | Grant Hemond | Videography | Voila Cinematic | Wedding Coordinator | Liz Kamali Events | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Catering | ExecChef Catering | Florist | Events in Bloom | Hair and Makeup | Michelle Rene the Studio | Cake | Publix