{Kara & Brett @ The Marriott Waterside}

Kara and Brett got married on 11.11 at 11:00 am:-)  Their black and gold color palette with pink florals and so many pretty details was pure eye candy for us!  Kara's sparkly Kate Spade heels, matching wristlet, and pearls were the perfect accent to that gorgeous gown.  Kara is known to be the best gift giver, and she gave Brett a custom leather passport cover before the wedding and had an extra special surprise for him after.  Their little flower girl Rosie was so cute as she walked down the long aisle hand in hand with her parents. Their priest from Christ the King pronounced them the official Mr. & Mrs. Olgin at the beautiful Sacred Heart.  It was a gorgeous November day for photos around Tampa.  They had some planned in extra downtime before the cocktail hour and Kara changed into a super cute white sequined Hayley Paige dress.  I didn't even know you could do this, but for Brett's surprise gift, she had a paver on the riverwalk engraved with their names, date, and I Love You Like XO (which was also their first dance song:-).  We took them out to the riverwalk for "more photos" and the funniest part was Kara said something like, "these are some cool pavers" and Brett thought she was just making small talk for the photos so she had to point out theirs that was right at their feet.  The ladies from Event Sisters transformed the Il Terrazzo space into the gorgeous look and feel beginning from the first step into the cocktail hour through the gate topped with florals.  Chef Marie not only designed their cake but a fabulous sweets table.  I love the modern simplicity of it!  There were cake pops, key lime macaroons, cookies, and heart shaped brownies half dipped in chocolate.  Cafe Ala Carte had Espresso and even Pumpkin Spice Latte's (I know because I had one:-).  You know I love wedding hashtags, theirs was #brettgotkaradaway. I'm going to stop talking about it so you can see it for yourself.  Congrats Kara & Brett hope you had a fabulous honeymoon in Hawaii!!! 
Venue | Marriott Waterside | Church | Sacred Heart Catholic Church | Event Design, Coordination & Florals | 2 Sisters Events | Hair | Stasia's Organic Element | Makeup | Beauty Brought Out | DJ & Musician | Breezin Entertainment | Cake Artist | Hands On Sweets | Gourmet Coffee | Cafe Ala Carte 

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!  

{Lauren + Josh @Marriott Waterside}

I started getting to know Lauren and Josh about 2 years ago when they didn't have a date or venue or anything set, and last weekend their wedding was finally here!  During the toasts, Lauren's maid of honor talked about when she first met Lauren at cheerleading tryouts and she was one of those gorgeous girls where time stops and the slo-mo hair blowing in the wind (there is a movie that comes to mind but I can't think of the name of it at the moment) but that as she got to be best friends with her, that Lauren truly is just as beautiful inside and out.  This totally goes for Josh and well, which is why it's not surprising how amazing they are together.  The theme of the day was "love" which is so fitting.  Their grandmother's each did a reading and advice during the ceremony which was so sweet and what better advice can you get from ladies who have lived it.  The Lady Gaga Concert, a prom, and a huge super hero party with the Herbal Life crew definitely made for an interesting evening.  I definitely can't say I've ever gotten to photograph a bride and groom with like 50 super heros.  Julie and her team from Chic Designs and Fabulous Events coordinated every last detail to make Lauren and Josh's day amazing.  They were definitely fabulous to work with as well as the rest of the team that day.  Congrats Lauren and Josh I hope you are having an amazing time in St. Lucia!  

Venue: Mariott Waterside, Wedding Coordinator: Chic Designs and Fabulous Events, Florals: LaVie En Rose, DJ: Sword Sounds, Cake: Publix Greenwise, Hair: UBU Color and Salon, Cigar Roller: Rodriquez and Mendez, Makeup: Bare Essentials

{Michelle + Axel}

Life is unpredictable, eat dessert first!  That was the card that awaited each guests place when they got to their table.  Michelle had these amazing chocolate boxes with a chocolate covered strawberry for each guest for before dinner.  Now that is awesome!  Chocolate brown, deep red, and black magic red were the colors were the colors and accents.  Michelle gave each of her girls a hand painted wine glass, the inside said "Please Refill ASAP"!  Axel mixes music and is a very talented dj himself, so I heard that there were 17 DJs there, mostly guests of course:-)  It was definitely a fun party to say the least!!  I love the lighting downtown and night, the trolley did not cooperate with us as you will see!  Congratulations Michelle and Axel it was a fabulous day!

Venue: Tampa Marriott Waterside, Officiant: Weddings by Lily Ana, Coordinating and Florals: The Wedding and Event Studio, Hair/Makeup: Collective Creations, DJ:  DJ Coro, Stationary: Alpha Graphics, Cake: L'Artisian Cake Atelier, Chocolate Coverred Strawberries: Debbie's Chocolate Delights, Gown: Demetrios, Tux: Sacino's