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