We submit many of our couples wedding creativity to blogs and magazines, but it's extra special when we get featured in print. Not only do we love Occasions Magazine, but they featured TWO of our weddings in the newest issue that just came out this month both in print and online! Heather & Crafton had a fuscia and navy, chevron wedding at the St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts. Jessica & Michael had a purple and pink palette for their 300 guest wedding gorgeousness at A La Carte Event Pavilion. We are so honored and excited to have our work double featured!!!! You can find their stories both in print and on their blog: Heather & Crafton and Jessica & Michael.
Nicole and David are a fun-loving and energetic couple who's love and zest for life can be felt by anyone in their company! They live in New York City, but decided to have their wedding in warm and sunny Tampa because David grew up here. David a Nicole's closest friends and family traveled from all over to be part of the festivities! We did a first look with them before the Ketubah signing, and David was absolutely stunned with how beautiful Nicole looked. His reaction was the sweetest. The reception was beautiful and luxurious, mirroring the atmosphere of an upscale downtown club. From the white leather lounge chairs, to the crystals hanging from floor to ceiling, the room was gorgeous. Cory, from Grant Hemond, had everyone on the dance floor the entire evening. The love this couple has for one another is easy to see in the way they look at each other, David said that "Nicole is the best part of each day for him, his best friend and love." They had a dream team of wedding "friendors" we got to work with that made everything as beautiful as it looks! Congrats Nicole and David! xoxoxo
Jessica and Jason had a sweet intimate ceremony at the St. Andrews Memorial Chapel in Dunedin. Jessica wore a beautiful lace gown and her something blue was a lace garter with a tiny blue ribbon on it. Her something borrowed was a bracelet from her mom. Jasons two sons were the ring bearers. They exited to bubbles and some of their friends surprised them by filling their car with balloons. They shared their first dance under the twinkle lights at the Sage and celebrated with everyone!! Congrats Jessica & Jason!!! xoxoxo
Church | Andrew's Memorial Chapel | Reception | Sage | Gown | The White Closet | Officiant | Stress Free Weddings | DJ | Flashback Productions | Cake | Chef Nelson's Cake Studio
Mary and Dan, along with all their guests traveled from 13 different states and a total of 97.793 miles!! They had a map with locations where everyone came from! The locket Mary wore was the one her father gave her mother on their wedding day 12.27.74! The beach was decorated with a burlap runner, seashells and pink rose petals. Dan's sister officiated the ceremony and a HUGE storm rolled in at the moment they said "i do". They sealed it with a kiss the flood gates opened!!! Their theme was travel and at the entrance of the ballroom was a mailbox with postcards from all different locations. The guests were to find one from where they are from and write a message and put it the mailbox. Such a cute idea instead of a guestbook! Their place cards were custom printed boarding passes with each guests' name and table. Each table was named after airport codes as well. I love how they tied in the travel theme in really unique ways. After the rain let up we took them outside for some sunset photos and the sky was a pretty light purple. Phase 5 made it an amazing party!! Congrats Mary and Dan! xoxox
Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach | Coordination | Confetti Events | Hair and Makeup | Beautiful You Hair and Makeup | Florist | Iza's Flowers | DJ | Phase 5 | Gown Boutique | Illusions Bridal Shop | Stationary | Letter Box Ink | Cake | Chantilly Cakes | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies
Lauren wore her mothers garter and her sisters veil. She wore beautiful bright blue Badgley Mischka heels. Her bridesmaids made her sign "soon to be Mrs. Briggs" and one of her friends gave her the prettiest jewelry stand! The girls all picked their style of soft gray gowns and Lauren looked absolutely stunning! One of my favorite moments is right after her dad saw her, it's the sweetest! They had a beautiful ceremony at Chapel by the Sea. Brett's nephew rand down the aisle to meet Uncle Brett! The Hyatt was decorated with gray textured linens, white and peach florals with lanterns. Since there cocktail hour was a little earlier, we took them out for sunset and it was the most gorgeous light you have ever seen! At the end of the night Brett, his dad, and his Fraternity brothers serenaded Lauren with a special song:-) So many amazing moments!! Congrats Lauren and Brett!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Hyatt Clearwater Beach | Church | Chapel By The Sea | Coordination | Jessie Wilcox | Cake | Nomeda | Florist | Delma's the Flower Booth | Videographer | Life's Highlights | DJ | Grant Hemond | Gown Boutique | CC's Boutique | Linens | Connie Duglin
Robin and Frank are from New York, and had a beautiful destination wedding on Clearwater beach. Robin's 2 nephews were the ring bearers and they were the sweetest boys. They were waiting outside her door to say hello before we got the day started. Robin and Frank wanted to spend as much time with their guests as possible so we did a first look with them and all their bridal party photos before the ceremony. Aqua and coral were the accent colors for the florals and decor on the sandpiper deck. Everyone enjoyed the warm sunny florida weather, especially the spectacular sunset for the backdrop of their reception! Congrats Robin and Frank!!!! xoxox
Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach | Event Coordinator | Confetti Events | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Florist | Iza's Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Jess Waldrop | DJ | Music on the Move | Cake | Sweets by the Bay
Sandra and David are both from Jamaica and have known each other since high school! They had friends and family travel from all over Canada, U.S. and Jamaica to come witness this beautiful day! A very good friend and best man MC'd the entire evening as well as gave a hilarious yet meaningful toast. Family members and a surprise guest on the phone from Jamaica give a toast as well. A family friend of theirs also sang "At Last" for them, it was beautiful!! Congrats Sandra & David!!! xoxox
Julie and Neil are from the UK and had an intimate wedding with their family on a boat that left from the Ritz Carlton. They love to vacation in Sarasota so it was the perfect location to get married! We took a few photos at the Ritz then got on the boat and drove to the famous Ca d'Zan so they could have a beautiful backdrop during the ceremony. After the "I Do's" everyone celebrated with champagne and enjoyed dinner on the water. Congrats Julie & Neil!!!
Courtney and Joe have been together for a little over two years. They met each other in high school but it wasn't until college that they started dating:-) Joe proposed to Courtney in the Keys at the top a lighthouse overlooking the water. Courtney and her bridesmaids all had adorable monogrammed robes! They had champagne colored bridesmaid dresses and all wore gold shoes. Courtney wore a beautiful Victorian lace gown that looked stunning on her She wore her school colors proudly with an FSU garter! The guys wore cream-colored dress shirts with awesome leather suspenders, the perfect touch to this country Victorian wedding! Joe wore a tan vest to match. Their venue, The Oaks at Windsong, is a beautiful property sprawled across acres and acres of grassy fields with tall oak trees. Courtney's parents kept joking with her that they were going to decorate her whole wedding with balloons, so they had to get just one big one which made for some really fun bridal part pics:-)
The ceremony was in front of a round reflection pond and the guests were seated on the other side looking across the water where Courtney and Joe stood with their bridal party and pastor. Joe and Courtney tied their lives together with the cord of three strands. This cord represents God, Joe, and Courtney, all braided together. The reception style was "Victorian Country". A canopy of stringed was above all the tables. Beautiful centerpieces with alternating tall and short florals were all around the dance floor. Each table had combinations of lace, burlap, lanterns, antique keys, and wooden table numbers. Courtney even went to antique stores and thrift stores before the wedding to get all sorts of different saucers to have the cake served on, which went perfectly with the different patterned china. The buffet was sprawling across the length of the reception. Guests dined on fish tacos, a mashed potato bar, pulled chicken and pork with pasta. Along with the cake there were cake pops, chocolate chip cookies, fruit tarts, mini cheesecakes, spoons of crème brûlée, and little shot glasses with chocolate mousse. We were able to steal the bride and groom away for some nighttime photos in front of the Joe's family's antique car. There was lots of dancing and even a dueling FSU/ UF fight song. They departed through a tunnel of all their guests waving ribbons. Congrats Courtney & Joe!!! xoxoxo
Venue | The Oaks at Windsong | Coordinator | The Perfect Settings | Catering/Cake | Mattison's | DJ | Jam All Day Entertainment | Gown | White Magnolia | Tuxedos | Something Blue Bridal Boutique | Stationary | Paper Panache
Jamie and her girls got ready at the Sheraton before heading to the church. Jamie gave each of her bridesmaids matching necklace and earrings, plus a super cute Kate Spade wallet to use for the day. Jamie put "I DO" gems on the bottom of her shoes to give them a little more sparkle! Her 5 month old little girl Jaida was there to help mommy and the girls get ready too.
The ceremony took place downtown at Sacred heart Catholic church. I love doing weddings there because the building is so beautiful and the lighting is always amazing inside. After the ceremony, the wedding party and I took the party bus around town to take advantage of all the cool urban spots.
The reception was a blast! Both sets of parents and the wedding party all did fun dances during their entrances and Brian and his mom danced to "thriller" in the middle of their mother son dance. Later that night the entire wedding party surprised the guests by putting on glow gloves and dancing around. It was an amazing time had by all and we loved capturing it! Congrats Jamie and Brian!! xoxoxo