{Ashley & David @ Renaissance Vinoy}

We started the day off early at The Renaissance Vinoy with the girls and guys.  It's always so much fun to feel the excitement and joy that is in the air.  David got some bonus points for his gift of Louis Vuitton:-)  Her gown was so beautiful, layers and layers of silk organza.  The girls were in black dresses with pink heels, gerbera daisies, and I LOVE Ashley's bouquet, white anemones.  Their ceremony was at Christ the King Catholic Church. Monsignor Higgins made a special trip to the church to perform the ceremony.  As we got back to the Vinoy, Charlie Crist randomly happened to be at the Vinoy and took a pic with the bridal party:-)  

The ballroom was STUNNINGLY beautiful. Tall black centerpieces with white and pink florals, crystals, and candles decorated the tables.  Monogrammed drink koozies and "kisses" from the bride and groom were the favors.  The Chihuly glass chandelier is one of the most unique pieces of decor.   

The toasts were possibly the best we've heard.  The maid of Honor, Allie, sang her speech to the tune of "That's what makes you beautiful"! She had everyone in tears from laughter.   She even had props...Gasparilla beads, to represent their times at the parade, a giant plastic lobster and giant engagement ring, to represent David's proposal (while on a boat lobstering in the Keys!)

 Ashley had a special mother/daughter dance planned for the reception.  Such a sweet surprise and special moments.  Jessie, one of the bridesmaids, who has been in several of the weddings we've photographed (because she knows everyone!:-), caught the bouquet AND her boyfriend caught the garter!  Hmmm, you know what that means! Phase 5 had the party rocking all night long.  We had a fantastic group of wedding professionals that made the day flawless for Ashley and David!  Congrats!!! xoxox

Venue | Renaissance Vinoy | Event Coordination | Days Remembered by ND | Band | Phase 5 | Florals |  Carmen's Flowers | Videography | Movie Magic | Linens | Connie Duglin | Chivari Chairs | Signature Events | Transportation | His & Hers Limo | Makeup | Brandi Lynn Torte 

{Gail + Justin @ Ritz Carlton Beach Club}

Gail and Justin met at University of Tampa.  I love their engagement story, he totally surprised her and proposed as they went on a helicopter ride in Montreal!  They said their vows on a chillier than normal day on the beach here in Florida but so gorgeous!  Gail looked beautiful in her custom designed gown and Jimmy Choo's.  Justin and the boys had matching shoes and random fun socks.  Justin and his best man have known each other since 6th grade, they grew up outside of Philly together.  The colors were navy with lime green accents and actual limes!  They had a custom step and repeat monogram for their guests to have fun being photographed with as well.  Now, Gail happens to be very good friends with two of our other brides, Lauren in fact was one of the bridesmaids so she and Chris might look familiar:-)  So we knew it was going to be a fun party and it was as you can see starting with the bridal party entrance.  There was a hilarious picture in the bathroom from Gail's bachelorette party.  They went on a cruise and on formal night Gail wore a $10 thrift store dress and the girls wore some pretty fantastic bridesmaid dresses as well.  Phase 5 rocked the party and everyone danced the night away.  Congrats you two it was amazing to be a part of! xoxox

Venue | Ritz Carlton Beach Club | Florals & Decor | MMD Events | Band | Phase 5 | Hair & Makeup | Ritz Carlton Salon | Gown | Anglo Couture