{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

{Liz & EG @ Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club}

Where do I even begin with these 2?  Literally, Liz and EG had the most perfect wedding day.  While getting ready I learned that their favorite emojis's are the moon and sheep:-) The girls wore long gold sequined dresses while the guys were in classic black tuxes.  Liz's gown was the perfect mix of simple and elegant with the lace beaded detail on top.  Here sister helped her get in her dress and the few moments of tears they shared with their dad when Liz was totally ready even made me tear up.  The 2 story stairwell was the perfect spot for their first look, the girls were looked over the 2nd floor and the guys were downstairs.  EG was so nervous as he was waiting for Liz to walk down the stairs to see him.  We took the bridal party out to the ivy covered tunnel and of course had to use the golf carts.  Liz walked down the outdoor staircase that led to the lawn overlooking the water for their ceremony.  They had an uninvited guest watching from afar and enjoying the sunshine:-)  You might remember that EG is a UPS man, (we got to do their engagement session with the UPS truck:-) in his vows he promised to deliver Liz's packages first and on time.  They also had a little package at each of their guests seats and the seating chart said "where will you find your package?"?  For their sign in, they had a little card to write marriage advice to put in a vase that they will open up and read on their first anniversary.  The reception was decorated with black chivari chairs and different height vases with each table being labeled a different part of Tampa.  Their bridal party entrance had some pretty fantastic moves including fishing, cheerleading, football (there was a bouquet that didn't make it), and basketball.  Both Liz and EG's parents are some of the most fun people ever, they have clearly set a great example of what marriage looks like for these 2.  EG's dad was his best man.  He had a toast prepared, but he just couldn't get the words out, so, his mom stepped in, put on her cute red glasses and read the words he had written.  I snuck them out during dinner for sunset on the balcony, it was so pretty!  While EG was taking off Liz's garter you might spy a little flower girl peeking out from under the sweetheart table.  They had such a fun party, including grandpa on the center of the dance floor.  I'm going to stop writing so you can start looking but it was so amazing to be there, thank you Liz and EG for entrusting us to capture your wedding story! Love you guys!! xoxoxo
Venue | Lakewood Ranch Country Club | Florist | Lakewood Ranch Florist | DJ | Breezin Entertainment | Bridal Gown Boutique | CC's Bridal Boutique | Hair & Makeup | Hair I Rock | Videography | Kenny Harlow

Katelyn & Brandon Featured on Borrowed and Blue!

We are so excited that Katelyn & Brandon's beautiful Florida Aquarium wedding is featured on Borrowed and Blue's wedding blog and it's Katelyn's birthday today!! Happy Birthday pretty lady!!  Katelyn's gown is one of our favorites the lace detail and backing was just stunning.  Click below to see the whole feature on their blog! 

{Denise & Bryan @ Lange Farm}

Denise got her girls the cutest shirts that said "Bride Tribe" in gold.  Denise's dad helped us while we were doing detail shots of her wedding dress, boots, and jewelry you can tell how much he just adores her.  She wore boots under her dress and her socks had bacon on them!:-) Bryan and the guys arrived all dapper in their derby hats and beige pants and suspenders. Denise and Bryan's son, Hayden, was so stinking cute in his mini suit and bow tie!  Denise did a first look with her dad, even I was a misty eyed while she gave him an embroidered handkerchief with a super sweet message on it.  She also had a special gift for Bryan’s mom.  As the ceremony stared on the back lawn, under the Joshua tree, the weather could not have been any more perfect. Hayden was a little shy coming down the aisle, but there was a huge "AWE" from the crowd as they read his sign, "Here comes Mommy"! As Denise and her Dad made their way toward Bryan you could tell he was holding back the tears. After a sweet ceremony by Rev. Rick, the coupled sealed their tear-filled vows with a kiss.  The sun was setting behind the trees and the paddocks and made for some gorgeous lighting during photos. The reception was held outside the blue barn under the strands of twinkling lights. The color scheme of blush and champagne looked gorgeous.. Inside the barn they had a wooden shelf that held cute little mason jars filled with different flavors of moonshine for the favor, it was a very popular shelf!  The Newlyweds shared a sweet first dance, Denise had a tear filled father/daughter dance, and for the mother/son dance…Bryan and his mom shared the dance floor with Denise and Hayden. Some of the guys snuck away to play cornhole on the custom Penn State boards Denise had made for Bryan as his wedding gift. They even lit up! We took them out for a few nighttime photos before the said their goodbyes and exited under a tunnel of bubbles into antique car. Congrats you guys, it was a pleasure spending the day with you! xoxo
Venue | Lange Farm | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Caterer | Olympia Catering | DJ | Grant Hemond | Florist | 2Birds Events | Photo Booth | Snapshoot Photo Booth | Bridal Gown | CC's Bridal Boutique 

{Alexis & Jason @ Carrollwood Country Club}

There is so much we could say about Alexis and Jason’s wedding, it was so beautiful and full of sweet and emotional moments. Alexis wore a strapless, lace gown with a beaded crystal strap across the back.  She gave her dad, and step mom embroidered handkerchiefs with the sweetest letter to each of them.  The letters and gifts Alexis and Jason gave each other brought both of them to tears! Their first look was on the right in front of the big oak tree, these few minutes of love, tears, and joy are some of our favorites! It was that super super windy day so the ceremony was moved to being under the covered front terrace.  It gave Alexis this beautiful long aisle to walk down and meet Jason. The reception was in the grand ballroom, and was absolutely breathtaking! It was decorated in all white and silver and looked so incredibly classy.  Their first dance, the father daughter, and mother son dance left us all without a dry eye.  There was some serious salsa dancing, hip shaking, and even breakdancing going on. When Alexis tossed the bouquet, it ended up in on top of the draping not once, but twice which left everyone laughing hysterically.  We stole them away for some night time photos. With the rain that had come and gone, the asphalt had puddles of rain that were beautiful and reflective with the streetlight.  Congrats Alexis and Jason, thank you for having us capture it! xoxoxo
Venue | Carrollwood Country Club |  Florist | Arlene Floral Designer | Gown Boutique | White Magnolia | DJ | Breezin Entertainment | Videographer | Brandon Paul Photography | Cake | Publix | Tuxedos | Nikki's Glitz and Glam Boutique | Bridesmaids Gowns | Bella Bridesmaids

{Lu & Alex @ Cross Creek Ranch}

Lu wore 3 gorgeous gowns on her wedding day. For the ceremony, she wore a lace sleeved gown with a long train and chapel length veil, with red platform sneakers underneath!  Alex was in a black tux with a white jacket and bowtie, so handsome! He had pure joy on his face as he saw Lu being escorted down the aisle by her brother.  They had the perfect December day for their outdoor ceremony and reception at Cross Creek Ranch.  The patio was draped in lights with gold, pink, and wine accents.  They included subtle hints of 2 of their favorite things, a little spider man was peeking out from under the cake and their M&M had their photos as kids and a Darth Vader!  Lu changed into a lace party dress for the reception that was totally for dancing.  Later in the evening they snuck out and Lu changed into her 3rd outfit for a fabulous surprise Tango!  So many amazing moments, thank you Lu and Alex for having us be a part of it!! 
Venue | Cross Creek Ranch | Hair and Makeup | Style Hair and Makeup | Catering | Cater by Vesh | Videographer | Lucky Lemon Films | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Florist | Alta Fleur | Cake | Alessi Bakery | Musician | Rick Mellum

{Kim & Matt @ The Regent}

Kim & Matt’s crimson and ivory elegant wedding style was gorgeous! Kim wore the most fabulous custom made sparkly Converse sneakers bedazzled with their wedding date and a little bride charm.  In her layered pearl necklace was a single strand of her grandmother’s pearls.  Her flower girls loved twirling and looking at how beautiful Aunt Kim looked.  Their ceremony was at the bottom of the grand staircase behind the Regent.  Matt's nephew, Silas, was their ring bearer and so excited to be in the wedding.  Just before he turned the corner to walk down the aisle, he coyly looked at the crowd and played with his boutonniere, I think he knew he was stealing the show!  Kim looked stunning as she was escorted by her dad, down the staircase to meet Matt at the end of the aisle.  After their vows, they sealed it with a sweet kiss, which Matt jokingly wiped off and Kim proceeded to use her tissue to wipe the red lipstick off his face. Matt loves popcorn (you might remember that from their engagement session) so they of course had a popcorn bar during the cocktail hour.  The reception was draped in white with crimson accents and twinkle lights.  They had mini BBQ sauces at each place setting that said “Love is Spicy” and “Love is Sweet” to go with dinner from their favorite BBQ place, Hungry Harry’s.  Their cake had a sparkly topper surrounded by all different flavors of mini donuts.  The reception was so much fun and before we knew it, it was time for their grand exit!  Congrats Matt & Kim!! xoxoxo 
Venue | The Regent | Event Coordinator |  Days Remembered by ND | Catering | Hungry Harry's BBQ | Florist | Alle Florist | Hair and Makeup | Darren Pena | DJ | Music on The Move DJ | Doughnuts | Mini Doughnut Factory | Videography | Hatfield Productions | Linens | Fancy That Linens

{Erin & Matthew @ Dade City Woman's Club}

Erin & Matt's color palette was green, gray, gold, and blush with hints of Dr. Who and super heros:-) They used their favorite things to make their wedding details totally fun and personal.  Erin got ready with all her girls and her mom's reaction to Erin in her gown is priceless.  Matt and the guys were in gray with green ties and a little surprise under their shirts.  They got married in the white chapel at the Dade City Garden Club with their Aunt Carole officiating.  She even wore a Dr. Who scarf while performing the ceremony.  Their reception style was "literary rustic" with book themed center pieces and both the bar and backdrop for the sweetheart table made of pallets. Their cake had a custom mini bride and groom and the cake cutter was actually Dr. Who sonic screwdrivers that lit up.  The toasts were pretty fantastic and involved costumes and Erin's brother presented her with the ninja turtles sword he said she stole from him when he left for college.  They danced and danced until it was time for sparklers out front!!!  Congrats Erin & Matt!!! xoxox
Ceremony | Dade City Garden Club | Reception | Dade City Woman's Club | Catering | Affordable Catering| Florist | Publix | Cake | Publix |

{Molly & Teddy @ Loews Portofino Bay Orlando}

Molly & Teddy's wedding was all about 2 amazing families from across the globe coming together and it was just plain stunning.  Molly's gown was simple but elegant with a pearl accented bodice.  All of her accessories were also pearls, and extra special.  The veil she wore was her mother's they changed it a little bit by taking off the flower crown.  Her earrings were her aunt's and necklace her great grandmother's.  One of my favorite moments of the day was when her dad walked in to see her, he had a little box that had a pearl bracelet for her to wear.  The perfect finishing touch was those pretty little Jimmy Choo wedges.  Teddy and the guys are all military special forces, so while they were getting ready, they of course created their perfect wedding day strategy so that everything would go perfectly and it did:-)  Their ceremony was in the Citrus Piazza lined with lanterns and green, pink, and orange florals.  Molly's niece and nephews all had a part as flower girl, ring bearer, and Will did an amazing job reading 1 Corinthian's 13.  The Portofino Bay has so many gorgeous places for photos, I took Molly & Teddy to get the sunset over the lake and the moon was even out.  The reception was decorated in gold with pops of color and throughout the evening they had special treats including mini cupcakes and a late night snack.  They had an anniversary dance and the last couple on the dance floor was Molly's grandparents who have been married over 60 years.  This crew definitely knows how to have a fun party and it didn't stop until their grand exit!  All the wedding professionals involved, led by the team at Just Marry, were literally a dream to work with and this was such a special day.  Congrats Molly & Teddy!!! xoxox
Coordination | Just Marry | Venue | 
Portofino Bay Hotel | Florist | Lee Forrest Design | Hair & Makeup | Beaute Speciale | DJ | Latin Touch Entertainment | Stationary | Urban Coast | Bridesmaids Dresses | Jcrew | Photobooth | Our Photobooth Rocks | Harpist | Jan Jennings 

{Katelyn & Brandon @ The Florida Aquarium}

Katelyn's lace gown was pure gorgeousness!  Her adorable flower girl had a little mini version of her gown lace sleeves and everything!  Brandon gave Katelyn the most amazing gift that brought everyone in the room (including me and the makeup artists:-) to tears.  He had a walled made out of ostrich skin boots that had belonged to Katelyn's father who had passed away 5 years ago.  It was such a thoughtful and priceless gift.  He also gave her a rose gold watch with their wedding date inscribed on it.  The sharks and fish watched as Katelyn and Brandon said their vows and placed letters in an engraved box to open on their first anniversary.  Their coral and grey wedding style with was so pretty with the blue backdrop. The guys even had fishing lures as a part of their boutonnieres.  Brandon works for the sheriff's department and his cufflinks were actually mini handcuffs!  During their first dance the flower girl and ring bearer did decided it was time for their first dance too.  It was a day full of such beautiful moments! Congrats Katelyn & Brandon!!! xoxox
Venue | Florida Aquarium | DJ | DJ by CJ | Gown Boutique | Alfred Angelo | Cake | Publix |

{Ramsie & Chris @ The Sirata Beach Resort}

Ramsie & Chris had a gorgeous October evening and sunset for their beachfront wedding ceremony.  I LOVE the color palette Ramsie chose.  Mint, gold, and navy grey, white, and starfish accents.  While the girls were getting hair and makeup done they were joking about having a pillow fight while jumping on the bed so we had to do it:-)  Chris' two kids, Maya and Miles were the flower girl and ring bearer and they took their jobs very seriously and were so excited to be a part of everything.  The bridesmaids wore navy with mint and gold necklaces which coordinated perfectly with the groomsmen in grey suits and mint ties.  Their ceremony center piece was a bamboo arch with white draping and florals.  Their sand ceremony was as a family of 4 each pouring sand in an hourglass to keep in their home.  After Ramsie and Chris said their vows to each other, Ramsie also said vows to Maya and Miles.  Their guests enjoyed cocktails in the beachfront pavilion while we took advantage of the sunset.  The reception was decorated with gold sequined runners, placards tied with starfish, creative signs on mirrors and chalkboards with gold frames and koozies with their wedding hashtag #swinkorswim.  Ramsie even had a selfie station with fun props and selfing sticks for their guests to take a pic and add with their wedding hashtag.  Ramsie's dad gave the sweetest toast where he had a gold baton with Ramsie's name on it that he handed officially handed off to Chris.  Phase 5 made it an amazing party as always!  Congrats Ramsie & Chris!! 
Venue |  The Sirata Beach Resort | Florist | Braun's Fine Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Lasting Luxe Artistry | Videographer | Expert Productions | Band | Phase 5 Band | Bridal Boutique | CC's Boutique | Brides Maids Gowns | Alfred Angelo 

{Jessica & Marc @ The Renaissance Vinoy}

It such a beautiful day in St. Petersburg for Jessica and Marc’s wedding.  There is always so much hustle and excitement that goes into getting ready but I love the pause that happens when Jessica and Marc stopped to read words written to about how much they mean to each other. It’s almost like time stops in that moment.  The style was formal, but fun and the girls’ coral dresses looked amazing with the black tuxes and coral argyle socks.  Jessica’s gown had the most beautiful lace train that laid out perfectly in a circle.  Before we knew it the stretch hummer was whisking us off to the ceremony at St. Rafael’s.  We had a blast with this group around Vinoy park and then got to steal just Jessica & Marc away for some photos in the tea garden.  Such sweet moments with them and the afternoon light was perfection.  While that was going on their guests were enjoying cocktail hour in the Grand Ballroom foyer, complete with an array of Marc’s favorite whiskey.  The reception was decorated with gold chivaris, chargers, candles, and a gold glittery cake topper.  The tables alternated with tall and short floral centerpieces along with a photo frame of different locations that the couple had vacationed to. Sweet speeches, fun dancing, and crazy photos taken in the photo booth. Congrats Jessica & Marc!!! xoxoxo 
Venue | The Vinoy Renaissance | Church | Saint Raphael's Catholic Church | Florist | Events in Bloom | Hair and Makeup | Lasting Luxe | Videographer | Voila Cinematic | DJ | Breezin Entertainment | Bridal Gown | LA Bridal |Transportation | Ambassador Limo | Stationary | Minted.com

{Alyssa & Christopher @ The Lange Farm}

Alyssa and CJ had a rustic chic styled wedding at the beautiful Lange Farm.  Their ceremony was set up under the beautiful sprawling oak tree in the front lawn. Crystal chandeliers hung from the branches and it was lined with white lanterns.  Their unity candle sat on a cute rustic table with two big lanterns next to it. Alyssa arrived in her dad's white Mustang, and CJ finally got to see his bride as it pulled away.  Their vows were sweet and sealed with a kiss as the new Mr. and Mrs!  Their reception was decorated with succulent and floral center pieces outside the barn, which was draped with market lights for a beautiful outdoor setting!  Congrats Alyssa and CJ it was amazing!! xoxox
Venue | The Lange Farm | Catering | Simply Southern Catering