{Avila Golf and Country Club Wedding | Jan & Mark}

Jan and Mark wanted a fun party with all their favorite people to celebrate their wedding.  They totally nailed it!  Jan got ready with her mom, Marion, her daughter Jessica, and Mark's daughter, KD who were her 2 bridesmaids.  These candid moments during getting ready are some of my favorite.  They danced, drank mimosas and just had a sweet time.  Jan's gown was so perfect! She had showed me a photo before and said she was adding a pearl belt and it was simple but stunning!  That mauve color is so in right now and my favorite color.  Their bouquets had amnesia roses that matched Jessica and KD's dresses perfectly.  Mark and the guys got ready in the lounge before we did a first look with them.  Since it is June here in Florida they choose Avila Golf and Country Club because you literally don't have to go outside at all, not even for photos.  My 2 favorite things about this venue is the beautiful light that comes through the atrium and the 2nd floor where you can shoot down from. It makes for two totally different perspectives of first look, the ceremony, and dancing.  Before the guests arrived, Jan walked down the aisle for Mark to see her as her mom and the girls watched from above.  We got all their bridal and family photos done before the ceremony so they could spend as much time as possible with their guests.  Rev Rick performed a beautiful ceremony and announced them as the official Mr. & Mrs. Budzinski.  Their reception was decor was these beautiful lace linen overlaying purple with silver chivaris and alternating high and low florals.  Jan and Mark did their first dance on the round medallion in the atrium with all their guests watching.  Jan's daughter Jessica and her boyfriend Kyle have been dating for a while so she and Mark had a little surprise presentation of the bouquet and garter for them during the reception.  They had an amazing spread of all different mini desserts and a cigar roller in the lounge outside.  Everyone had such an amazing time!!  I have to give an extra shout out to Laura Wade, from Serendipity Events for creating a flawless event with this team of fabulous professionals below.  Congratulations Jan and Mark and thank you for having us!!!! xoxoox
Venue | Avila Golf and Country Club | Event Coordinator | Serendipity Wedding Day Services | Florist | 2 Birds Events | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Hair and Makeup | Destiny and Light | Cake | Alessi Bakery | DJ | Grant Hemond | Cigar Roller | Cova Cigars | Linens | Custom Linen Rentals

{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

{Annie & Justin @ The Ritz Carlton Beach Club}

Annie and Justin have the most amazing and fun group of family and friends.  Their wedding was at one of my all time favorite places, he Ritz Carlton Beach Club on Lido Beach. I can't really explain why, but it's just so relaxing and beautiful, even when I'm working I still feel relaxed just being there:-) Annie is a runner and she and her running buddies got up and ran 10 miles the morning of their wedding!  Justin and they guys were in fabulous seersucker suits with navy ties that looked amazing with the girls navy dresses.  Their wedding was on St. Patrick's day and there was little shamrocks on the ring bearers tie and a surprise guest during the reception I'll tell you about later.  We found the perfect, private spot on the low tide deck for their first look, so much happiness and a few tears.  So much gorgeous light even some surfing with the bridal party.  Right before the ceremony, their officiant, Craig, and his wife set the tone with a prayer of blessing over their ceremony and marriage. In Justin's vows he described the moment he knew that Annie was the one.  He was cheering her on at a marathon, and as he watched her cross the finish line he was overcome with unexplained emotion and he just knew.  While I was listening,  it was almost like time had stopped for just a second and we all got to be a part of feeling how much they love each other.  And then they were officially Mr. & Mrs. Cheek!  It could not have been a more gorgeous evening for their reception on the sunset terrace decorated with white and ivory florals and linens.  You'll see why they call it the sunset terrace.  They had a fabulous charcuterie table and all different action stations and instead of a cake had a dessert station with little mini apple crisps, key lime tarts, and strawberries and cream.  Annie told me she knew one of her guests was going to have some sort of surprise up their sleeve and in true St. Patty's day fashion he dressed up like a Leprechaun and made his big entrance.  Their wedding hashtag was #meanttobee and they had little honey bear favors for their guests.  Annie and Justin, congratulations, you guys deserve all the happiness and joy that life has to give.  Thank you for including us in your beautiful day!  xoxoxo
Venue | Ritz Carlton Beach Club | Florist | Flowers By Fudgie | Hair & Makeup | Ritz Carlton | DJ | DJ Kuma 

{Melanie & Josh @ The Tampa Club}

The Tampa Club is known as the "Top of Tampa" because it's literally the highest point on the 43rd floor of the Bank of America building and the views are just stunning!  Melanie loves Lula Roe and Disney (Josh actually proposed to her there:-).  Melanie had the perfect leggings for her girls and flower girls.  Melanie's maid of honor gave her a surprise little bride heart charm for hear Pandora bracelet and Josh gave her diamond earrings to complete her look.  Melanie is a 2nd grade teacher and for Josh's gift, she had her students write advice to Josh on how to be a good wife to Miss Easterbrook:-)  The girls were in aqua dresses and guys in black tuxes with aqua ties and socks.  The pink and greenery in the florals looked awesome!  Melanie and Josh held hands around a corner before walking down the aisle to become Mr. and Mrs. Renzoni.   The reception was set with aqua and white textured linens with gold accents.  They had really fun mad libs at each place setting about how they met for everyone to fill in.  If you look closely you can see little tiny Mickey ears on the cake that Melanie's mom added.  Dave, the videographer put the rings in the shape of Mickey ears so we photographed them that way as well.  Melanie always says she loves Josh the "most" so it's engraved on the inside of his ring.  Brittany, Josh's sister, has been Melanie's best friend for over 16 years and while she was giving her toast she said that all along they had been scheming for Josh to marry her so they could officially be sisters.  By the time we knew it, it was time time for their flower petal exit.  Everything was amazing and so pretty, congratulations you guys we loved every minute of it!!  xoxoxo
Venue | Tampa Club | Event Coordinator | Confetti Events | Florist | The Bride's Bouquet | Hair and Makeup | Destiny and Light | Videographer | Trinity Wedding Cinema | DJ | Shutdown Productions | Photobooth | Priceless Capture Photo Booth | Cake | Publix | Linens | Custom Linens