{Avila Golf and Country Club Wedding | Jan & Mark}

Jan and Mark wanted a fun party with all their favorite people to celebrate their wedding.  They totally nailed it!  Jan got ready with her mom, Marion, her daughter Jessica, and Mark's daughter, KD who were her 2 bridesmaids.  These candid moments during getting ready are some of my favorite.  They danced, drank mimosas and just had a sweet time.  Jan's gown was so perfect! She had showed me a photo before and said she was adding a pearl belt and it was simple but stunning!  That mauve color is so in right now and my favorite color.  Their bouquets had amnesia roses that matched Jessica and KD's dresses perfectly.  Mark and the guys got ready in the lounge before we did a first look with them.  Since it is June here in Florida they choose Avila Golf and Country Club because you literally don't have to go outside at all, not even for photos.  My 2 favorite things about this venue is the beautiful light that comes through the atrium and the 2nd floor where you can shoot down from. It makes for two totally different perspectives of first look, the ceremony, and dancing.  Before the guests arrived, Jan walked down the aisle for Mark to see her as her mom and the girls watched from above.  We got all their bridal and family photos done before the ceremony so they could spend as much time as possible with their guests.  Rev Rick performed a beautiful ceremony and announced them as the official Mr. & Mrs. Budzinski.  Their reception was decor was these beautiful lace linen overlaying purple with silver chivaris and alternating high and low florals.  Jan and Mark did their first dance on the round medallion in the atrium with all their guests watching.  Jan's daughter Jessica and her boyfriend Kyle have been dating for a while so she and Mark had a little surprise presentation of the bouquet and garter for them during the reception.  They had an amazing spread of all different mini desserts and a cigar roller in the lounge outside.  Everyone had such an amazing time!!  I have to give an extra shout out to Laura Wade, from Serendipity Events for creating a flawless event with this team of fabulous professionals below.  Congratulations Jan and Mark and thank you for having us!!!! xoxoox
Venue | Avila Golf and Country Club | Event Coordinator | Serendipity Wedding Day Services | Florist | 2 Birds Events | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Hair and Makeup | Destiny and Light | Cake | Alessi Bakery | DJ | Grant Hemond | Cigar Roller | Cova Cigars | Linens | Custom Linen Rentals

{Michelle & Eric @ Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club}

Michelle & Eric decided to have a morning brunch wedding so they could take their guests with them on a cruise to Cuba!  Michelle had 2 different gowns, a princess dress for the ceremony and super cute white party dress for the reception.  I love the jewelry she wore in her hair and the lavender and wine bridesmaids dresses with pink and white bouquets.  Their ceremony was on the patio overlooking the golf course as they exchanged vows and became the official Mr. & Mrs. Stewart!  Their reception was decorated with light pink, white, and greenery.  Michelle and Eric gave each of their bridal party members a huge hug before they made their entrance.  There was a spread of waffles, bacon, omelette station, and pretty much every breakfast food you could imagine.  Eric toasted to all their favorite people being there to celebrate with them on what was a truly beautiful morning!  Congrats Michelle & Eric, hope you had an amazing cruise!  xoxoxo
Venue | Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club | DJ | Grant Hemond | Cake | Goldies Goodies Bakery | Officiant | Weddings By Lily Ana | Florist | A Special Rose Florist | Hair Stylist | Hair Diva's Salon | Makeup Artist | Lili's Weddings | Gown | David's Bridal 

{Jessica & Benny @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help and The Centre Club}

April 2017 is when I started getting to know Jessica, Benny and their wonderful families and just like that, their wedding was here!  I have to tell you that I've had such a hard time choosing my favorite moments and even writing the words that can describe how amazing it was to be a part of.  Jessica's cousins, Stephanie and Alexis along with all her girls were there to make sure everything was perfect!  When I got there they had even put command hooks on the wall so we could hang all the dresses!!!  Jessica had told me they had confetti for a fun pic with the girls and with their help of her Aunts in turned out perfectly (and without getting in anyone's hair or makeup:-).  The lace gown she chose was absolutely stunning, I don't think she could have looked more gorgeous or happy!  Benny surprised her with diamond earrings and a 2nd diamond wedding band and she surprised him with a pocket watch and socks that said "In case you get cold feet"!!  Benny also wore cigar cufflinks.  Jess also had a surprise gift for her dad (Slim as everyone calls him) after he say his little girl all ready.  The color palette was light mauve with metallics of rose gold, copper, and gold with ivory.  The bouquets even had mauve roses that perfectly matched the girls dresses.  The afternoon light was so pretty coming through the stained glass for their ceremony at OLPH.  One of my favorite photos is of Jess' mom putting her arms around her mom right before the doors opened up for James to walk Jess down the aisle.  After the ceremony we headed to my absolutely favorite spot in Ybor to take photos. There's these brick columns across from where the Don Vicente was and no matter what time of day the light in there is so pretty!  While we were doing photos their guests were enjoying signature drinks and deliciousness in the Centre Club lounge.  The reception was decorated with greenery, florals, and gold everywhere. Each place setting on the head table had the wedding party's name cutout in gold with matching Mr. & Mrs. signs for the backs of Jess and Benny's chairs.  They had a flip flop station that said "a little treat for your dancing feet".  There was a even a rainbow during cocktail hour right outside!  After the entrance and dances we snuck up to the rooftop of the Centre Club which is literally on the roof where you can see the sun set over the bay, pretty fantastic.  DJ Papi definitely made it a party, Jess even got to spin some with him.  With all that dancing everyone needed a little Root Beer Float break and before we knew it, it was time for their grand exit through a tunnel of all their favorite people waving ribbons.  As a thank you to their guests, they had custom cigars and little packs of Krispie Kreme's for everyone.  Jess, Benny, Elaine, James, Benito, Karen, Stephanie, Alexis and everyone we feel like a part of your family and couldn't be happier for #babababennyandthejess.  I can't thank you enough for the honor of photographing it and getting to know you all!!! xoxoxxo
Venue | Centre Club |  DJ | Wild Out Entertainment | Church | Our Lady of Perpetual Help | Cake | Publix | Florist | Marigold Flower Co | Bridal Gown Boutique | Malindy Elene Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaids Gowns | Bella Bridesmaids | Hair | D'Loren Salon | Makeup | Dee Dee Cardenas | Videography | Voila Cinematic | Stationary | M.C. Pressure 

{Melanie & Josh @ The Tampa Club}

The Tampa Club is known as the "Top of Tampa" because it's literally the highest point on the 43rd floor of the Bank of America building and the views are just stunning!  Melanie loves Lula Roe and Disney (Josh actually proposed to her there:-).  Melanie had the perfect leggings for her girls and flower girls.  Melanie's maid of honor gave her a surprise little bride heart charm for hear Pandora bracelet and Josh gave her diamond earrings to complete her look.  Melanie is a 2nd grade teacher and for Josh's gift, she had her students write advice to Josh on how to be a good wife to Miss Easterbrook:-)  The girls were in aqua dresses and guys in black tuxes with aqua ties and socks.  The pink and greenery in the florals looked awesome!  Melanie and Josh held hands around a corner before walking down the aisle to become Mr. and Mrs. Renzoni.   The reception was set with aqua and white textured linens with gold accents.  They had really fun mad libs at each place setting about how they met for everyone to fill in.  If you look closely you can see little tiny Mickey ears on the cake that Melanie's mom added.  Dave, the videographer put the rings in t