{Kristin & Daniel @ Hotel Zamora}

Not only is Hotel Zamora a beautiful location but it's also pet friendly, which was super important to Kristin and her family as they traveled here with their sweet pups.  Kristin and Daniel's dog, Noelle, was with the girls for getting ready and had a floral collar matching the girls bouquets.  Megan, one of Kristin's bridesmaids wasn't able to be there because she's having a baby very soon, but she sent a special gift and was able to FaceTime and share in some of the getting ready from afar.  While we were doing photos on the balcony Noelle decided she needed to be a part of those as well:-)  The girls were in mint and guys in gray with mint ties and fun socks, I love the deep purple accent in the florals it just pulled it all together.  We setup first look with just the 2 of them on the dock out back which had beautiful light and greenery that made it a little hidden spot for Daniel to see Kristin in her gorgeous gown. I always say it, but it always is one of my favorite moments of the day:-)  We headed to the rooftop for more photos with their puppy as everyone began arriving for the ceremony. Kristin walked down the staircase to meet her dad at the end of the aisle and then they became Mr. & Mrs. Francis! Ilana, from Fairytail Petcare, took great care of Noelle and made she sure was there for some photos right after the ceremony as well.  One of Kristin's grandmothers wasn't able to be there but she was able to watch on FaceTime and we even included her in a photo.  It was one of those spring Florida days were it's warm but not humid and perfect for a reception on the rooftop that overlooks the gulf to the east and the bay to the east.  It was decked in white with gorgeous florals in driftwood boxes set on top of palm fronds. Their guests' escort card were placed on top of champagne flutes ready for Kristin's dad to give a toast to kick of the party.  They danced under the market lights and had a little surprise Sub Zero ice cream which is where they make it to order with nitrogen, so yummy we totally had some.  Congrats Kristin & Daniel we had so much fun!! 
Venue | Hotel Zamora | Event Planner | Flawless Fetes | Cake | Chantilly Cakes | Event Design | 2Birds Events | Band | Skyway Band Sarasota | Ice Cream | Sub Zero Ice-cream | Hair and Makeup | Creative Touches Hair Salon | Pet Sitting |  Fairytail Petcare | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies

{Emily & Kalub @ The Sirata Beach Resort}

Emily & Kalub are from KY and moved to Tampa last summer which was perfect because Emily always wanted to have a beach wedding, and she did!  Their little 4 lb Yorkie, Sophie, (who Emily said runs the house:-) looked so adorable in a tiny little Yorkie wedding dress!  Emily gave her mom a bracelet with the word "Love" written in her grandmother's handwriting, literally one of the sweetest gift ever.  She gave her dad a handkerchief that said "Loved you yesterday loved you still. Always have, always will.  Today a bride, tomorrow a wife. You little girl for all of life." Her gown was the perfect flowy beach dress and so were her girls in blush and flower crowns.  Kalub and the guys were in tan linen suits, I love this look beach chic, and elegant but simple and so pretty!  Sophie walked down the aisle right before Emily was escorted by her dad so she and Kalub could become Mr. & Mrs. Wilkins.  Their reception was tropical themed with palm fronds, white florals, and cigars.  Such a fun group and so many beautiful moments! Congrats Emily & Kalub, hope you are enjoying St. Lucia!!! xoxo
Venue | The Sirata Beach Resort | Officiant | Michael DeArruda Weddings | Florist | Jennie's Flowers | DJ | Expert Productions | Cake | Publix | Hair and Makeup | Lasting Luxe | Videography | Viegas Photography | Wedding Gown Boutique | The White Closet | Stationary | Citrus Press Company 

{Alyssa & Michael @ The Postcard Inn}

Alyssa's gown was a gorgeous moscato 2 piece gown (seriously so in love with it) accented with Kendra Scott jewelry and beige heels.  Alyssa and Michael are from Cincinnati, and choose Postcard Inn because they wanted a super fun and laid back location for all their favorite people to celebrate with them!  After we arrived at PCI with the girls, Alyssa read a card from Michael and it was one of our favorite moments, she said "he went all Nicholas Sparks on me" lol!!  Their friend Alex officiated their wedding and we had just enough time for the ceremony and some bridal party on the beach before it started raining.  The lobby of PCI is very cool and perfect even if it isn't raining!  Everything coordinated with the pink, moscato, gray, and gold color palette.  Alyssa loves pineapples so you'll see them in white and gold throughout the reception in the tiki hut.  Micheal's cousin was his best man, and said they had always been more like brothers.  He told a story from when they were 8 years old and Michael bribed him with McDonalds chicken nuggets so he would keep a secret from his mom.   When it came time for cake, Michael may have gotten a little smashed in his face, just a little:-) That flower girl she's got some dance moves!  Before we knew it, it was time for sparklers on the beach!  Congrats Alyssa and Michael!! xoxoxxo
Venue | Postcard Inn | Event Planner | 2Birds Events | DJ | Grant Hemond | Cake | Publix | Hair & Makeup | Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | Gown | Bridal & Formal | Gown Designer | Watters | Tuxes | Men's Warehouse | Jewelry | Kendra Scott 

{Wayne & Ashley @ Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club}

When I arrived to start getting ready photos with the girls they were lounging in Lularoes and listening to country music while Ashley was getting the finishing touches of her hair and makeup done.  Ashley had super fun custom name swirly straws for their champagne toast.  She had the sweetest gift for her mom, it was a jewelry box that said "mom, you were my first friend". Before we knew it, was time to get Ashley in that stunning lace and crystal gown.  The girls were in different hues of gray, blue, and seafoam green and those bouquets full of greenery, white roses, and blue florals looked amazing.  Wayne and the groomsmen were a blast and super pumped about doing photos everywhere.  Especially since they each got to drive their own golf cart around:-)  Ashley made her way down the stairwell to see Wayne for their first look and he could barely contain his excitement, it's literally the picture of what ecstatic looks like.  Wayne was keeping an eye on the radar as the Florida rainy season has gotten off to a crazy start.  Thankfully it held off so we could take the golf carts over by the Pinellas Bayway bridge, they made that bridge look amazing.  The ceremony was inside the tall atrium because the wind and weather just wasn't cooperating.  Thankfully, for the rehearsal Wayne got to do his jet ski ceremony entrance and they have it on video, I saw it on Facebook.  Rev Rick married them in the tall glass atrium and they exited through a tunnel of bubbles.  Their reception style was gold, with lots of greenery white peonies, lanterns, and candles.  Instead of a sit down dinner they had 3 different timeframes of passed hors d'oeuvres, a mashed potato bar, and that fabulous dessert table.  After they danced and toasted the dance floor was packed.  Let me tell you, Wayne has got some moves and their was some serious break dancing going on!  My favorite part of the night was the very last song, the guests formed a circle and Ashley and Wayne hugged and high fived their way out. It was am amazing day to #forsuretobeaverschuere congrats you guys!! xoxo
Venue | Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Florist | Iza's Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee The Studio | Videography | Hearts Video | DJ | Grant Hemond and Associates | Gown Boutique | CCs Bridal Boutique | Cake | The Artistic Whisk | Bridesmaids Gown Boutique | Bella Bridesmaids 

{Elizabeth & Paul @ The Grand Plaza Hotel}

Liz and Paul’s wedding was bursting with amazing and fun moments with all their friends and family.  They are our 2nd couple that met while playing in kickball league!  Jessie & Todd were our first and we got to see them there, as well as Carol and Jason who are also friends of the Liz and Paul! Liz’s gown was so pretty! Flowy, with a beaded, crystal back.  Her bracelet was engraved with her dad’s handwriting and her mom sewed her something blue onto her dad’s handkerchief for her.  The bridesmaids navy dresses that can be fashioned all different ways and their bouquets had pink, ivory, and succulent accents.  Paul and his groomsmen all wore socks from their college alma mater.  It was a very windy day on the beach in January, but that didn’t stop them from enjoying every single second.  My favorite moment of the day is right after Liz and her mom walked down the aisle to meet Paul, her mom looked over at her daughter with the most adoring tears in her eyes.  They unified the Big Ten when they poured together 2 vases of gumballs, blue for Penn State and red for Ohio. Their wedding day was styled with travel accents.  Their place cards were luggage tags, each table was named after their favorite cities, and their cake sat on a vintage suitcase.  We did a first look with them and most of their photos before the ceremony so they could spent as much time enjoying the party as possible and they definitely had a fun evening!  Congrats Liz & Paul!!! xoxox
Venue | Grand Plaza Hotel | Hair and Makeup | Destiny and Light | Florist | Rose Garden Florist | DJ | Expert Productions | Cake | Sweet Madness | Gown Boutique | White Magnolia | Officiant | A Perfect Witness