{Hannah & Eric @ The Renaissance Vinoy}

Modern, classic, elegance is how I would describe Hannah and Eric's wedding day!  I love how the girls were in navy and the guys in gray with Eric in a navy suit.  There was a hint of pinks and Hannah's gorgeous gown was just a tiny bit blush depending on the light.   Her mom and bridal tribe of amazing friends were there to help her get ready.  They said their vows and became the official Mr. & Mrs. Skillman at Our Savior Lutheran Church.  We always love photographing weddings at the Vinoy, so many iconic St. Pete locations are just right there!  It was a beautiful evening on the waterfront.  The Grand Ballroom was decked out in white and light blush.  I love their sign in, idea!  There were corks for their guests to sign and the sign said "Don't be a dork, leave a message on a cork!" Everyone had such a blast, just like they wanted.  Rob Snyder DJ'd the party and does he have moves or what?  Congrats Hannah and Eric!!!! Such a beautiful day thanks for having us be a part of it!!!!  
Venue | The Renaissance Vinoy | Church | Our Savior Lutheran | Wedding Coordination and Florals | Classy Tailored Events | DJ | Rob Snyder

{Emily & Kalub @ The Sirata Beach Resort}

Emily & Kalub are from KY and moved to Tampa last summer which was perfect because Emily always wanted to have a beach wedding, and she did!  Their little 4 lb Yorkie, Sophie, (who Emily said runs the house:-) looked so adorable in a tiny little Yorkie wedding dress!  Emily gave her mom a bracelet with the word "Love" written in her grandmother's handwriting, literally one of the sweetest gift ever.  She gave her dad a handkerchief that said "Loved you yesterday loved you still. Always have, always will.  Today a bride, tomorrow a wife. You little girl for all of life." Her gown was the perfect flowy beach dress and so were her girls in blush and flower crowns.  Kalub and the guys were in tan linen suits, I love this look beach chic, and elegant but simple and so pretty!  Sophie walked down the aisle right before Emily was escorted by her dad so she and Kalub could become Mr. & Mrs. Wilkins.  Their reception was tropical themed with palm fronds, white florals, and cigars.  Such a fun group and so many beautiful moments! Congrats Emily & Kalub, hope you are enjoying St. Lucia!!! xoxo
Venue | The Sirata Beach Resort | Officiant | Michael DeArruda Weddings | Florist | Jennie's Flowers | DJ | Expert Productions | Cake | Publix | Hair and Makeup | Lasting Luxe | Videography | Viegas Photography | Wedding Gown Boutique | The White Closet | Stationary | Citrus Press Company 

{Kimber and Nick @ The Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay}

Kimber and Nick are from Chicago and chose the Grand Hyatt for their destination wedding because that's where they stayed on their first vacation together.  Their royal blue and gray color palette was so pretty! Especially with the beautiful light in Aramani's.  Their wedding invitation style was a first class plane ticket in blue and gray.  Kimber's jewelry, headband, and heels were all made of crystal that looked gorgeous with her flowy simple gown.  Their little ring bearer and flower girl we so cute and excited to be a part of their wedding.  We did a first look with them on the top floor terrace at Armani's overlooking the bay.  It was the sweetest!  Their ceremony was inside with white and blue draping and tall white florals.  I love all the elegant simplicity they had for the reception as well.  Blue accent runners with chocolate truffle favors and the cake was white with a silver topper.  They met at Kimber's favorite bar in Chicago called Four Shadows and Kimber's sister gave the best toast about how Nick had to be converted into a Hawkeye Fan to seal the deal.  Congrats you guys, thank you for having us there we loved every minute!! xoxoxo
Venue | Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay | DJ | Grant Hemond | Hair | Lili's Weddings | Event Design | My Event Design | Cake | Hands on Sweets 

{April & Matt @ St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts}

April and Matt have known each other since they were 11 years old!  Matt is in the Navy, and his groomsmen all serve in our military and were in full uniform.  April looked gorgeous in her elegant lace gown and white floral crown.  The girls were in light pink and April's maid of honor in dark pink that matched their bouquets perfectly.  They became the official Mr. & Mrs. Minkoff in a beautiful ceremony at Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.  Close to the end of cocktail hour, they had all their guests line up out front of the museum with rose petals as they did they did the sword ceremony.  It's tradition for the couple to pass under the arch of swords that are to salute the newlyweds.  The reception was decorated with pink and white florals and linens and their cake was covered in sprinkles.  The topper said "Finally" in gold glitter!  Everyone had such an amazing time celebrating with them, we even got a photo of the entire group.  Congrats April & Matt!!!! xoxoxo
Venue | St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts | Church | Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church | Hotel | Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront | Florist | Artistic Flowers | DJ | Celebrations 24 | Catering | Olympia Catering Hair/Makeup | KyleLynn Weddings

{Jessica & Jody @ Cross Creek Ranch}

Jessica and Jody had the prettiest intimate wedding at the French Country Inn at Cross Creek Ranch.   Jessica's sister, Carley, was her maid of honor and Jody's twin brother, Cody, was his Best Man.  Jessica's dad and her son Cooper walked her down the aisle to meet Jody.  The patio was strung with lights and decorated with blush linens, silver place settings and white, blush and greenery.  I love their favor, it was custom popcorn with a sign that said "thank you for popping by".  They ate and toasted and danced under the twinkle lights it was perfect.  Congrats Jessica and Jody, thank you for having us be a part of it!!! xoxoxox
Venue | Cross Creek Ranch | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Catering | Catered By Vesh | Florist | Alta Fleura | Cake | Alessia's Bakery | DJ | Rick Vellum

{Gina & Larry @ Tampa Woman's Club}

Gina and Larry's was was so full or emotion and just plain sweet and fun moments!  We are obsessed with Gina's gown and the gorgeous detailed back.  She wore a crystal hair piece and navy shoes, and her bouquet was also wrapped in crystals (with our favorite little signature lady bug from Apple Blossoms:-)  They did a first look before the ceremony and you could feel their love and emotion for one another.  The Tampa Women's Club is right on Bayshore Drive and it was super super windy but they were game for whatever.  I love when couples write their vows to each other, the words they said were so special and there wasn't a dry eye in the room!  The reception was decorated with gray, navy, white and crystals.  Each table had a bottle of red and white wine with labels that honored Larry's parents who were there celebrating in spirit.  The reception started out with some Sinatra and turned into a dance party.  Thank you Gina and Larry for having us be a part of it, we loved capturing each moment of your story!  xoxox
Venue | Tampa Woman's Club | Hotel | Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel | Event Planner and Draping | Events By Special Moments | Florist | Apple Blossoms Floral Design | Hair and Makeup | Creative Touches Hair and Makeup Studio | Cake | Let Them Eat Cake | DJ | Ultimate Entertainment | Photobooth | Nature Coast Entertainment | Catering | Catering By the Family | Transportation | Advantage Limousines

Emily & Kalub

Emily and Kalub grew up about 10 miles away from each other in the same town in KY but didn't meet until college.  Emily said she's always dreamed of having a beach wedding so when Kalub accepted a job offer in Tampa last year it was perfect:-)  We thought Hyde park was the perfect little Tampa spot for their session.  Every time we are down there, there's something new and different.  One of the stores was under construction so there was a big spray paint mural that was pretty cool!  We can't wait to photograph their dream wedding 10.7.17! 

{Christen & Samir @ The Ritz Carlton Sarasota }

Christen and Samir had a gorgeous wedding at the the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.  Their elegant color palette was white, gold, black, and hints of amethyst.  They both gave their bridal party gifts from Tiffany's.  Christen gave the girls pretty infinity necklaces and Samir gave the guys silver pens to write the speech.  I LOVE Christen's sparkly encrusted heels, her look was simple but so beautiful.  Samir wore traditional Indian attire for the ceremony and they both changed into a 2nd outfit during the reception.  There was some rain that moved everything inside, but the sunset was just stunning and these 2 didn't worry about that for a single second.  Their reception details had gorgeous white  florals with black and gold accents.  The cake, it looked like it was literally dipped in gold.  From the minute they entered the joy and fun everyone had was so obvious.  Toasts, dances, and an amazing party! Congrats Christen & Samir thank you for having us capture your story!  xoxox
Venue | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Event Planner | The Perfect Setting |Videographer | Lucky Lemon Films | Musician/DJ | Jac of All Trades | Flowers | Beneva Flowers | Hair and Make-up | Salon Lofts Sarasota | Cake | Ritz Carlton Sarasota 

{Adora & Josh @ Marina Jack's Sarasota}

Adora and Josh had the perfect Florida day for the wedding on Lido beach.  Josh's daughter Jayden got ready with Adora and the girls and was so excited to be a part of their special day.  Adora wore a gorgeous lace accented gown with sliver stilettos and a white rose and orchid bouquet.  Their dapple dachshund, Sunny, was their ring bearer and dressed to the nines in his little puppy sized tuxedo.  Jayden was a part of their unity sand ceremony, and was the keeper of the special box of butterflies that they released during the ceremony to honor Adora's mom who was there with them in spirit.  The sunset and white sand was just so pretty!  The reception was on the waterfront at Marina Jack's with white, orange and purple accents with market lights throughout the room.  The entered the room with purple light up glasses and it was literally a whirlwind of special moments and so much fun with their guests.  You can see some of our favorite moments below including the special dance Josh had for his daughter.  Congrats you guys it was amazing!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Marina Jack's | Hotel | Lido Beach Resort | Florist | Beneva Flowers and Gifts | Hair and Makeup | Fresh Salon Sarasota | Linens | Linens by the Sea

{Alicia & Donald @ The Florida Aquarium}

Alecia and Donald are one of the sweetest couples you will ever meet.  Their entire wedding day emanated how much they love each other and it was truly amazing to capture their story.  Some of my favorite moments were with Alecia and her mom while she was getting in her beautiful gown.  Just the way she looked at Alecia with so much love and happiness, I think it gets me even more because I have 2 daughters:-)  Once she was totally ready we opened the door so her bridesmaids could see her in her gorgeous gown.  Donald sent a little gift over that was a surprise diamond tennis bracelet that was the perfect finishing touch.  Their ceremony was in front of the coral reef at the Florida Aquarium.  They had a couple surprises up their sleeve to make the ceremony extra amazing.  Once the processional was over and Donald got to see his bride, Alecia's aunt gave her, her grandmother's handkerchief and they had a bell they practiced ringing for when things aren't easy.  Just before they were announced as the official Mr. & Mrs. Cannon the tank filled with bubbles, which is a brand new thing at the Aquarium and such a dramatic backdrop.  They flipped the reception into an aqua lit setting with white florals and linens with sand dollar place cards and silver chivaris.  Alecia and Donald entered with a white boa and fun glasses and before we knew it they were being sent off with sparklers out front.  Congrats you guys it was flawless and amazing!!! xoxox
Venue | The Florida Aquarium | Hotel | Westin Tampa Harbour Island | Officiant | Perfect Witness | Florist | Bay Bouquet Floral Studio | Hair and Makeup | Collective Creations | Videography | Celebrations of Tampa Bay | DJ | Grant Hemond | Bridal Gown Boutique | Aurora Unique Bridal Boutique | Cake Artist | Publix |

{Angie & Adam @ The Hyatt Sarasota}

Angie and Adam are from Ohio. Over the years they have vacationed in Sarasota many times so it was the perfect spot to bring their friends and family for their wedding!  Adam gave all the guys copper mugs and they all drank Moscow Mule's as the got ready.  Angie's lace overlay gown was so pretty and the perfect accent was her silver Prada sandals.  Their wedding style was a little bit causal and a little bit chic with the girls in flowy navy dresses and they guys in tan suits and Sperry's.  They said their I Do's on the lawn and then Angie changed into a fun party dress for the reception.  They surprised everyone with a Dirty Dancing inspired first dance and everyone had an amazing time! Congrats Angie & Adam! 
Venue | Hyatt Sarasota | Florist | Beneva Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Ana Molinari Salon | DJ | Joe Farren | Cake | Cakes by Ron | Gown | Louise Christine