{Hannah & Eric @ The Renaissance Vinoy}

Modern, classic, elegance is how I would describe Hannah and Eric's wedding day!  I love how the girls were in navy and the guys in gray with Eric in a navy suit.  There was a hint of pinks and Hannah's gorgeous gown was just a tiny bit blush depending on the light.   Her mom and bridal tribe of amazing friends were there to help her get ready.  They said their vows and became the official Mr. & Mrs. Skillman at Our Savior Lutheran Church.  We always love photographing weddings at the Vinoy, so many iconic St. Pete locations are just right there!  It was a beautiful evening on the waterfront.  The Grand Ballroom was decked out in white and light blush.  I love their sign in, idea!  There were corks for their guests to sign and the sign said "Don't be a dork, leave a message on a cork!" Everyone had such a blast, just like they wanted.  Rob Snyder DJ'd the party and does he have moves or what?  Congrats Hannah and Eric!!!! Such a beautiful day thanks for having us be a part of it!!!!  
Venue | The Renaissance Vinoy | Church | Our Savior Lutheran | Wedding Coordination and Florals | Classy Tailored Events | DJ | Rob Snyder

{Kim & Shane @ The Mahaffey Theater}

Kim and Shane's wedding was one for the books for sure!  Kim has been a fellow event industry friendor for almost 10 years now so it was such an honor to photograph her and Shane's gorgeous wedding and we couldn't be happier for them.  Being a planner herself, there was SO MANY gorgeous details.  The girls had so much fun getting ready and sipping mimosas!  They got ready at the Hilton right across the street that is newly redone and has a really cool modern vibe.  They have huge art walls and furniture vignette's in the lobby perfect for their first look and inside photos.  Their ceremony and reception was on the lawn in-between the Dali and Mahaffey right on the waterfront.  Amanda and her team at MMD Events turned Kim's vision into even more than she could have imagined.  The lawn was transformed into their ceremony with alternating rows of ghost chairs and white chairs with a white draped arch and sparkly chandalier.  Kim's mom walked her down the aisle and she looked stunning and so happy.  I love that Pastor Rich had asked them things they love about each other that he shared in the ceremony.   The reception was set under market lights with gray linens and really unique and modern florals in gray and mirrored containers.  They  had a "Comfort Station" with flip flips and our very favorite detail was the doughnut wall that made their cake look like it was floating in front of sparkly doughnuts!  Kim's sister was her Maid of Honor and her toast was to how much she loves her sister and how happy they all are to have Shane officially becoming a part of their family.  Michael Planas, who is a long time friend of Kim's and works for Grant Hemond rocked the party.  Congrats you guys it was such an honor to be part of!!!  
Venue | The Mahaffey Theater Lawn | Hotel | Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront | Design, Florals, Decor, Lighting, & Doughnut Wall | MMD Events | Band | Colt Clark | Bridal Boutique | CC's Bridal Boutique | Cake | Alessi's Bakery | Photobooth | Boone's Professional Events | Chairs/Rentals | Elite Events and Rentals | Coffee Cart | Cafe Ala Carte | Catering | Catering by the Family | DJ | Michael Planas - Grant Hemond | Officiant | Pastor Rich Tiemann - Sensational Ceremonies 

{Lindsey & Christopher @ Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club}

Lindsey and Chris are from Pittsburg and their friends and family all traveled down to the beautiful Isla Del Sol for their wedding.  They had a fun and bright wedding style that totally matched their personalities. One of Lindsey's bridesmaids made all the girls foot jewelry to wear in the sand instead of shoes.  The beach was set with bamboo chairs and aqua, coral and white florals.  Their dog Charly was dressed in a little tux in perfect doggie ring bearer style.  We were so thankful the curtain of rain you see in the background stayed in the background and gave the prettiest cool tone to their photos with the sail boats in the background.  Their reception was decorated with submerged florals, aqua and coral accents and wine stopper favors in burlap that matched the guys tan suits.  Their dessert table had a small cake for them to cut and a tower made out of macaroons!  Their official last name as a couple is "Wild" so their wedding # was #wildwedding!  The dance floor was packed the entire night and this group has got some moves!  Congrats Lindsey and Chris thanks for having us!!!!  xoxoxo
Venue | Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | Florist | Iza's Flowers | DJ | Fast Breaks Executive Entertainment | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee The Studio | Cake | The Artistic Whisk 

{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 

{April & Matt @ St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts}

April and Matt have known each other since they were 11 years old!  Matt is in the Navy, and his groomsmen all serve in our military and were in full uniform.  April looked gorgeous in her elegant lace gown and white floral crown.  The girls were in light pink and April's maid of honor in dark pink that matched their bouquets perfectly.  They became the official Mr. & Mrs. Minkoff in a beautiful ceremony at Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.  Close to the end of cocktail hour, they had all their guests line up out front of the museum with rose petals as they did they did the sword ceremony.  It's tradition for the couple to pass under the arch of swords that are to salute the newlyweds.  The reception was decorated with pink and white florals and linens and their cake was covered in sprinkles.  The topper said "Finally" in gold glitter!  Everyone had such an amazing time celebrating with them, we even got a photo of the entire group.  Congrats April & Matt!!!! xoxoxo
Venue | St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts | Church | Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church | Hotel | Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront | Florist | Artistic Flowers | DJ | Celebrations 24 | Catering | Olympia Catering Hair/Makeup | KyleLynn Weddings

{Jessica & Marc @ The Renaissance Vinoy}

It such a beautiful day in St. Petersburg for Jessica and Marc’s wedding.  There is always so much hustle and excitement that goes into getting ready but I love the pause that happens when Jessica and Marc stopped to read words written to about how much they mean to each other. It’s almost like time stops in that moment.  The style was formal, but fun and the girls’ coral dresses looked amazing with the black tuxes and coral argyle socks.  Jessica’s gown had the most beautiful lace train that laid out perfectly in a circle.  Before we knew it the stretch hummer was whisking us off to the ceremony at St. Rafael’s.  We had a blast with this group around Vinoy park and then got to steal just Jessica & Marc away for some photos in the tea garden.  Such sweet moments with them and the afternoon light was perfection.  While that was going on their guests were enjoying cocktail hour in the Grand Ballroom foyer, complete with an array of Marc’s favorite whiskey.  The reception was decorated with gold chivaris, chargers, candles, and a gold glittery cake topper.  The tables alternated with tall and short floral centerpieces along with a photo frame of different locations that the couple had vacationed to. Sweet speeches, fun dancing, and crazy photos taken in the photo booth. Congrats Jessica & Marc!!! xoxoxo 
Venue | The Vinoy Renaissance | Church | Saint Raphael's Catholic Church | Florist | Events in Bloom | Hair and Makeup | Lasting Luxe | Videographer | Voila Cinematic | DJ | Breezin Entertainment | Bridal Gown | LA Bridal |Transportation | Ambassador Limo | Stationary | Minted.com

{Ashlee & Evan Wedding @ The Renaissance Vinoy}

Ashlee loves all things Betsey Johnson and wore the cutest sparkly ballet flats.  The soles were here something blue and perfect for photographing the rings on:-) Her something old was a Polly Pocket hidden in her garter (I had those as a kid and I don't remember them being so tiny!).  Evan is a welder by trade and can't wear a metal ring while he's working so Ashlee got him this really cool black one made of silicone.  Ashlee looked gorgeous in her lace gown with a black sash the coordinated perfectly with her bridesmaids dresses.  Evan and Ashlee's flowers were red and the rest of the bridal party white which made the hint of red look amazing.  Their tea garden ceremony was just before sunset with the center piece being a chandelier that will be hanging in their home.  Evan was in awe of his beautiful bride as she was escorted down the aisle by her brother.   We had gotten a key from the coordinator just before the ceremony so Miriam could run up to their balcony room and got some amazing overhead shots of the ceremony from a totally different perspective.  Evening at the Vinoy is so pretty and there was even a live guitarist playing while we were doing photos on the front terrace.  The reception was decorated with tall black vases, white florals, candle light, and the cake had an ornate sugary floral design.  When Evan's dad gave his toast he went all around the room telling where his guests were from near and far.  Evan's dance with his mom was so sweet, there was definitely not a dry eye in the room.  Before we knew it, it was time for their last dance and bubble send off down the staircase.  Congrats Ashlee & Evan!! 
Venue | The Vinoy Renaissance | Florist | Eve's Florist | DJ | Grant Hemond 

{Kelly & Craig @ Isla Del Sol}

Kelly and Craig hosted their family and friends for a day of relaxation by the pool before getting ready for their wedding.  Kelly wore a beautiful lightweight lace dress with a shorter skirt underneath and a flowy detachable train.  We did all their photos before the ceremony so they could spend as much time with their guests as possible.  Their kids were all part of the bridal party.  Kelly and Craig’s priest performed the ceremony that was decorated with bamboo chairs and white florals. The reception was decorated with tall and short cream and pink roses, candles, and pink satin bows around the chairs. The cake was perfectly placed in front of a window facing the beach and the sun was shining through.  There were 3 long stem white roses symbolizing their family members who could not attend. As well as a white rose boutonniere that was for Kelly’s oldest son who could not attend because he is serving in the military.  The rest of the evening was very relaxed and just a good time of hanging out and dancing! Congrats Kelly & Craig!! xoxox
Venue | Isla Del Sol | Florist | Braun's Fine Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee The Studio | DJ | Grant Hemond | Cake | Publix 

{Katie & Zachary @ Nova 535}

A couple of weeks before Katie and Zach's wedding, her dad called me to tell me about a little surprise he had planned for them that I'll tell you about at the end:-)  None of Katie's bridesmaids had seen her gorgeous gown so we setup a fun little moment for the girls to see her totally ready and it was priceless!  The ceremony and reception was at NOVA 535, which I absolutely love because it has such a cool and unique vibe, brick, artwork, and an amazing staff that made sure every detail was perfect.  The color palette was dark grey, ivory, and black with the perfect pop of color being the bridesmaids lilac dresses and accents in the cupcake tower.  Katie walked down the staircase to meet her dad and she and Zach were married by Katie's Godfather, Uncle Mike.  I loved spending those moments photographing Katie and Zach as a brand new Mr. & Mrs Fiorey, so much fun and happiness!  The reception was decorated with tall calla lilies and black linens, with a wedding #dangerzone, which is totally fitting since Zach is a fireman.  Katie and her mom had a little surprise two step for her uncle Mike with a song he had danced with Katie's mom to at her wedding.  Just before the end of the evening, Katie's dad got took the mic and told the story of Katie's first trip to Disney World when she was little.  She had seen Cinderella's carriage there and had always wanted to do something like that but had never gotten the chance.  They opened the doors and waiting out front for Katie was her cinderella princess exit from her wedding.  It was just the sweetest!!  Congrats Katie and Zach it was amazing!!! xoxoxo  
Venue | Nova 535 | Cake | The Cake Zone | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee The Studio | Florist | For Better or Less | Catering | Orange Blossom Catering 

{Emily & Dylan @ Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club}

Emily had sweet messages embroidered on handkerchiefs for her mom, Dylan's mom, and a special on for Dylan.  Emily's something borrowed and something blue was a beautiful aquamarine ring that was her grandmother's. The lace and blush bridesmaids' dresses coordinated perfectly with Emily's lace accented gown and the guys grey tuxes with blush ties. Dylan's cousin from NY flew in florals from NY, LA, and Japan, they were absolutely gorgeous!  After they became the official Mr. & Mrs. Hubbard it was off to Isla Del Sol for photos. They even had a caravan of golf carts waiting for us, which was so fun and hilarious.  As we were pulling away one of the groomsmen shouted "best wedding ever!".  The reception was decorated with gold and silver mercury glass, and as the sun was setting the lighting in the room set the mood for the party.  They had cookie favors that look just like Emily & Dylan and their signature cocktails were The Bubbly Bride and Love Ya Bunch Punch.  You could definitely feel the love and happiness all their friends and family have for these 2!  Congrats Emily & Dylan!! xoxoxo
Venue | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club | Church | St Jude The Apostle | Florist | Huntress Botanica | Band | Matt Winter Band | Wedding gown | The White Magnolia | Cake | Sweet IRB | Bridesmaid Gowns | Athena's 

{Kristina & Jeff @ The Renaissance Vinoy Hotel}

Kristina & Jeff’s aka #jeffstinawedding on new year’s eve was the absolute perfect ending to 2015!  Our brides have the best taste in wedding gowns, and Kristina’s was an absolutely stunning champagne/blush gown from Kleinfeld’s in NYC.  One of her friends had a beautiful “B” broach made as a gift to go on her bouquet, with photos of their loved ones who were there in spirit.  When I was talking photos of the girls shoes, their adorable little ring bearer wanted his flip flops in the lineupJ I have to say, Jeff wins the prize for my most favorite detail of 2015.  His cufflinks were unicorns, LOVE!!!!!!!  We did a first look in the garden and some bridal party photos before the ceremony at dusk in the tea garden.  The ring bearer took a little detour to say hi as he walked down the aisle!  They said their I do’s with in a rose petal and candle lit ceremony with the Vinoy as the backdrop.  Since it was dark out after the ceremony I got to do some extra creative video light photos of them in different spots.  Yesterday I posted a photo Kristina Jeff with a random little boy in the background that was so cute, and I didn’t notice while I was shooting.  Kristina told me he told them they would have kids someday and to be nice to them!  Words of wisdomJ  One side of the ballroom was decorated with blush/white florals, and black and silver accents for dinner and toasts.  After dinner, they pulled back the curtain that made it a separate space for the party!  They had a sweets table, 2016 photobooth with a live instagram feed, and late night snacks.  Just before midnight everyone got champagne and headed up to the Esplanade to watch the fireworks in downtown St. Pete.  We had so much fun with these 2 and could not be happier for them!!  Congrats Kristina & Jeff!!! xoxoxox
Venue | The Vinoy Renaissance | Florist | Events In Bloom | DJ | Grant Hemond | Makeup Artist | Tina Honeycutt | Harpist | Rebecca Cosas | Hair | Noelle Pettinger | Gown | Kleifelfeld Bridal | Bridemaids Gowns | CC's Bridal Boutique | Tuxedos | Sacinos Formal Wear | Vintage Sofa | FH Weddings