{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

{Emily & Mark @ Bakers Ranch}

Emily and Mark have 2 wedding #s.  #lucasgotlucky and #markandnoodlesoup Emily's nickname is noodle because she likes to eat spaghetti noodles with sugar on top:-) The girls arrived in these super cute aqua and lace robes.  Emily's mom, Julie,  helped her get in that gorgeous mermaid, lace gown.  When her bridesmaids saw her, they screamed and cried and laughed all at the same time!  While this was going on the guys were upstairs playing pool and hanging in the groom's lounge.  They did a first look on the love lock bridge and literally they didn't stop smiling from that moment on.  The ceremony was under crystal chandaliers with white and pink florals.  Their dog was of course the ring bearer and wore a little sign that said "I loved her first":-) Emily's mom  shared a few words about how happy she is that Emily and Mark found each other and that she will miss the days of having Emily and her girls over for Mac and Cheese:-)  Their bridal party was so much fun as we used the gorgeous setting for photos of them after the ceremony.  The reception was draped in white with aqua and white linens, lantern, and crystal.  The escort cards had little keys tied to them and custom koozie favors for their guests.  I love the layered white and floral accented cake that of course had the Cake Zone's cupcakes (with the famous raspberry frosting!).  Emily and her maid of honor, Megan, have been friends since elementary school and she shared the sweetest toast to Emily and Mark.  Mark's dad, Kirk,  and best man, Ryan gave their toast together about how lucky Mark is to have found such an amazing girl! It was such a fun party and we are so lucky to have gotten to capture it as well as work with all these amazing people that made it perfect.  Congrats Emily & Mark!!! xoxoxo   
Venue | Bakers Ranch | Caterer | Mattison's Forty-One | Florist | Ms. Scarlett's Flowers | DJ | Goodley Entertainment Group Inc | Hair | Emily Olokowitz | Bridal Gown | The Perfect Dress | Linens and Decor | Affairs in the Air | Cake | The Cake Zone