Nichole & Mike's Wedding Album

It's wedding album Wednesday!  Here's a little peek inside Nichole and Mike's black and white Marriott Waterside wedding.  I LOVE how the 2 toned leather cover turned out and completely goes along with their wedding style.  Nichole had the most fabulous glittery gold shoes.  Some of our favorite moments were when they saw each other for first look before the ceremony, and the time we got to spend with the brand new newlyweds for photos on the waterfront!  

{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

{Nichole & Michael @ The Marriott Waterside Tampa}

Black, gold & ivory (with a touch of sparkle) was the color palette for Nichole & Michael's wedding day.  They have 3 girls and a boy who were all a big part of the wedding.  While Nichole was getting ready one of the girls snuck a little peek at how gorgeous she looked!  Chloe, their youngest, is just about to start walking and had the cutest little gold shoes that matched Nichole's sparkly gold ones.  Mike loves hunting, and Nichole's gift to him was a custom bowtie made of pheasant feathers.  We did a first look in front of the big windows over looking the water and their family and bridal party watched from above.  Their ceremony was on the back terrace lined with palm trees.  Nichole walked down the grand staircase with her dad and her stepdad  officiated the ceremony.  Their reception was decorated with black and gold and tall white rose florals and glittery gold table numbers.  Their guests each had a monogrammed napkin and a little surprise lottery ticket by their place setting. Hopefully someone won big:-)  Nichole had the sweetest dance with her dad and Mike tried to dance with his 3 girls but Zoe was the only one who wanted to!  Bay Kings Band made it such a fun party! Congrats Nichole and Mike!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Marriott Waterside | Event Coordinator | Ashley Packett Bridal and Event Consultants  | Florist | Northside Florist | Hair and Makeup | Lasting Luxe Artistry | Cake | Deli Delicasies | Videographer |  Voila Cinematic | Band | Bay Kings Band | Gown Boutique | The Dressing Room | Stationary | Stationary Loft 

Rachel & Pete Featured on In Bliss

In Bliss is a really awesome wedding blog that we have been looking for the perfect wedding to submit to.   And......... they loved Rachel and Pete's elegant downtown Tampa wedding!!  I really like how much info and detail they give you from the color palette to the funny moments to how they met.  LOVE IT!  Check out their feature and image HERE

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{Rachel + Pete @Marriott Waterside}

Rachel and Pete's 600 closests friends celebrated their amazing wedding day with them!  How do you transport a bride, groom, 14 bridesmaids and 12 groomsmen?  A 40 passenger limo bus of course!!  I mean, seriously everything was stunning starting with Rachel.  LOVE her gown and gold sparkly shoes.  They had agreed not to get each other gifts for the wedding, but Pete couldn't help himself and I think he was forgiven after Rachel opened beautiful diamond earrings and sweet sweet card.  They have known each other and their families for a long time, they met over 12 years ago in middle school:-)  Not only that, but they have a very interesting family history as well.  They had a table not just with lots of photos of their relatives but facts about each one.  I'll share some becuase I think it is so cool!  Rachel and Pete's parents have the exact same wedding anniversary, April 25th.  Pete proposed to Rachel under the Eiffel Tower in Vegas, and my favorite fun fact is that Rachel's great grandparents were maid of honor and best man in Pete's grandmother's cousins wedding.  They have a priceless photo of them together from the wedding.  They are huge sports fans, we actually did their engagement session at the Ray's stadium and groom's cakes were a Rays hat and Bucs helmet!  During the reception we went out by the waterfront and took some amazing photos of them with lights and on the bridge they are some of my favorites.  Red uplighting with tall lit center pieces with gold chivari's, textured linens, straberry kissed champagne, and the most fantastic sweets table.  The white chocolate popcorn was to die for!  Rachel gave a special toast to her friend Stephanie who helped her with all her wedding details every step of the way.  600 people and DJ Papi = a blast!  They changed into their get away outfits to do a waterside exit on Bada Bing!  It was perfect.  Congrats Pete and Rachel!!! xoxoxo

Church: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Reception: Marriott Waterside, Florals: Buds Blooms and Beyond, Videography: Voila Cinematic, DJ: Wild Out Entertainment, Cake: Chocolate Pi, Sweets: Chic Sweets, Stationary: The Write Stuff, Party Bus: A1 Limo

{Keri + Greg @Marriott Waterside}

Keri and Greg got married on the verandah overlooking the river at the Marriott Waterside.  Keri went to Florida and Greg went to USF so they had some fun little details incorporating their team spirit!  I especially love the cake topper:-)  The entire day you could feel the love and happiness their friends and family have for them.  Keri looked stunning in her beautiful gown with pearls and bold blue shoes.  I don't know if I've ever seen a group of girls have so much fun getting ready!  There's always something going on downtown Tampa and it was the Dragon Boat festivial going on earlier that day so there were still some boats out on the docks to get some fun pics with.  The florals and decor were bright pops of color against deep blue linens for a nice contrast.  So many fun moments!!  Congrats Keri and Greg!! xoxoxox

Venue: Marriott Waterside, Hair: Color by Amy, Makeup: Michele Renee, Florals: Events in Bloom, Cake: A Piece of Cake, DJ: Pat George