{Jessica & Jeff @ The Tampa Marriott Waterside }

Jessica and Jeff are just plain meant for each other.  Before they had even met, Jessica literally walked through Jeff's door and he told his friends, "that is the girl I am going to marry" and he did!  While the girls were getting ready, Jessica gave her mom a lace handkerchief that said “Mom, to remember the day when you gave me away” since her mom was going to be walking her down the aisle.  Her mom helped her get into her dress and used a knitting hook to secure the crystal buttons down the back of it.  It had a strapless, fitted, bodice with lace details and a long train. When Jessica's Grandma saw her, tears filled her eyes. She could not believe her baby Granddaughter is all grown up!  Jeff opened a gift from Jessica while getting ready, it was a pocket watch engraved with “The beginning of forever”.  He gave the guys beer pong red solo cup socks and the finishing touch was tic tack toe cufflinks. The ceremony was decorated with gold chivari chairs tied with blush ribbon. The front table had was topped with a gold sequined linen that held their unity sand as well as two silver roses. The silver roses open and held their rings, such a unique detail.  Jessica told me before the ceremony that she had never seen Jeff cry.  Well, she can't say that anymore.  When the doors opened and he saw his beautiful bride, Jeff's eyes filled with tears, it was the sweetest! After a sweet ceremony their officiant, who is a dear friend, pronounced them husband and wife. One kiss was not enough, not even two, but three sealed the deal for these sweet newlyweds! While we were taking family photos on the second floor, we had an unexpected wedding crasher. A lady walked by with an owl! So of course, we had to take photos with him.  The reception was decorated with tall floral arrangements, blush linens and a strawberry on each champagne flute. The head table had a lit Mr. & Mrs. sign with their monogram behind it. Jeff is a fireman, and his new mother in law made a vintage fire truck for the cake table. She said it took many hours and hard work but Jeff was worth it.   After their first dances, dinner was served then the party began! We snuck Jeff and Jessica outside for some nighttime shots on the Riverwalk before saying goodnight to these two. We had such a great time photographing this sweet couple.  Congrats Jessica and Jeff! xoxoxo 
Venue | Marriott Waterside Hotel | Florist | Events In Bloom | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee Studio | Bridal Gown | CC's Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaid Gowns | The White Closet | Tuxedo | Nikki's Glitz and Glam Boutique | Cake | Publix