{Caroline & Brandon @ 1930 Grande Room}

Caroline and Brandon are some of the sweetest and most gracious people you will ever meet! Caroline is the youngest of 5 girls you can tell how important their family and friends are to both of them.  Caroline's mom and sister helped her get ready and she looked so gorgeous in her layered gown with a crystal broach and bouquet of roses and orchids.  Here something blue was a tiny heart painted on her toe:-) Brandon spent some time with his friends just hanging out at Gaspar's Grotto before they headed off for him to see Caroline at the end of the aisle!  They officially became Mr. & Mrs. Waraksa at Our Lady of Perpetual Help just down the street from their reception at the 1930 Grande.  It was such a gorgeous day with beautiful light in Ybor and we even caught a trolley passing by.  Their reception style was modern with slate gray and accents of purple and fuchsia with crystal accents. Stone Chef created a fantastic custom menu served family style.  The best part was the mini donut tower at the end of the evening:-) Caroline's family is Vietnamese and incorporated elements of their culture.  Caroline's dad gave a toast in Vietnamese and her sister translated.  The toasts their friends and bridal party gave were hilarious and so sweet.  Congrats Caroline and Brandon!!! xoxox
Venue |  1930 Grande Room  | Church | Our Lady of Perpetual Help | Caterer | StoneChef Catering | Caterer | Hao Wah | Florist | Hannah's Floral | Makeup | On The Go Beauty Studio | Videographer | Lexoria Wedding Films | DJ | Music On The Move DJ's | Wedding Gown | Perfection Prom & Bridal | Alterations | Bridal Alterations by Carmen

{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