{Jessie and Todd @ Davis Island Garden Club}

This was an extra special one because we’ve known Jessie for a number of years now.  Not only does she work for Breezin and is a wedding friendor, but, she’s been a bridesmaid in quite of few of her friend’s weddings that we’ve photographed as well!  She’s even caught the bouquet at least once that we’ve seen:-)  Ashley and Candace were 2 of her bridesmaids, so it was so nice to see them again too!  I would say her wedding style was modern simplicity, with the colors being black and white with gold accents.  Jessie wore her grandmother’s engagement ring that has been passed down over the years.  In the box was a note that said who has also worn it and their wedding date, so they can add 11.21.15 to the post it.  They did a first look and bridal party photos beforehand so they could enjoy every minute of the party.  The most unique detail we loved was that they had an artist at the back of the ceremony, literally sketching it out on canvas as it unfolded!  They had the cutest flower girls and ring bears, the little ones rode down the aisle in style.  Jessie’s brother officiated, and they did a toast with the bridal party during the ceremony. Jessie and Todd met at a kickball game so they had a kickball there for all their guests to sign!  The reception was decorated with long family style tables with striped black and white runners, white lanterns, and gold chargers and sparkly table numbers.  The perfect finishing touch was the black and white checkered dance floor for everyone to dance on under the crystal chandeliers.  Lots and lots of dancing and fun moments for these 2! Congrats Jessie & Todd!!!  So happy for you and honored to be a party of! xoxox 
| Venue | Davis Island Garden Club | Event Planner | Days Remembered by ND  | Florist | Northside Florist | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee the Studio | DJ | Breezin Entertainment | Cake | The Cake Zone | Catering | Saltblock Catering | Bar Service | Spunky Sprits | Videography | Castorina Photography & Films | Decor | Brandon Rentals | Dance Floor | Signature Event Rentals | Transportation | Kings Executive Limo

Magical Masquerade Ball @ Bakers Ranch

We had the honor and privilege of photographing the grand opening party of the brand new Bakers Ranch!  Alla and Boris own The Cake Zone, you see lots of their sugary master pieces in our weddings:-) They really are some of the most talented people and also genuine and amazing friends as well. It has been a dream of theirs to build a wedding venue on their property. Boris is the quiet one (Alla not so quiet but that's why we love her:-) but also talented at not only cake designing but building as well!  "Friendors" from all over the west coast of Florida came out to celebrate, and contribute their services for their magical masquerade ball.  We linked to everyone below who took part.  It's a tudor style building with 3 different outdoor ceremony options.  The first is a huge oak tree with a love lock bridge like in Paris! Boris and Alla attached the very first lock to the gates and threw the key away.  The 2nd site is on the other side of the property, it is perfect for a ceremony in the round with a paved walkway leading to it.  The 3rd site is their outdoor chapel on the side of the venue. It has tall wooden doors and pillars on each side with church pews for guests. The inside is neutral and really a blank slate with very tall vaulted ceilings.  I got to see it a few times as they were building and they asked for a lot of input from everyone to incorporate things that are unique, and even make our lives easier!  The bridal suite is pretty, and simple with a makeup station sofa and attached bathroom. Upstairs is a man cave with a pool table and the perfect spot for guys to get ready.  There is a balcony off the man cave for the DJ that overlooks the entire space and is a great vantage point for photos. The theme was "Magical Masquerade" and the perfect kick off to the party was Jonathan Cortez singing Phantom of the Opera from the balcony.  The colors were golds and metallics with textured linens. That chandelier, AMAZING.  Jana, from Events in Bloom, designed it with little white bouquets in different layers. I had to lay on the floor under the bar and get a shot of it from below, so stunning!  The patio had a beautiful floral fountain with tiers of cupcakes and little tipsy cakes on gold and crystal.  The cake inside was covered in edible gold leaf!  Delicious food, acrobats pouring champagne, signature drinks, and so much fun.  Brides and Grooms are going to love this new unique space!  Congrats Alla and Boris we are so happy for your new venture and know it's going to be a huge success.  Thanks for including us!!!  xoxoxox
Venue | Bakers Ranch | Event Coordination | Stonehouse Events | Lighting | Grant Hemond - Affairs In The Air | Caterers | Mattisons - Simply Gourmet Caterers - Puff N' Stuff - Delectables Catering - Mattison's - Good Food Catering - Fete Catering - Michael's on East | DJ | Jonathan Cortez - Grant Hemond | Bar | U Dream Events | Hair & Makeup | Aquali Bridal | Coffee | Cafe A La Carte | Stationary | Invitation Galleria | Florals | Events In Bloom - Elegant Design - Carters Florist - The Perfect Setting | Linens | Linens by the Sea | Furniture | Reserve Vintage Rentals | Cake & Sweets | The Cake Zone | Gold Leaf | CornucAupia Gold Leaf Mfg | Entertainment | Breezin | Bridal Couture | Something Blue Bridal | Valet | Southwest Parking | Photography | Carrie Wildes Photography - Theresa NeSmith | Marketing | Moonlight Marketing | Rentals | US Tent Rental

{Kim + Josh @ The Florida Aquarium}

Is there really anything better than penguins as guests at your wedding?  Kim and Josh were super excited to have the penguins come out and surprise everyone at the end of their ceremony at the aquarium:-)  Right before the processional started, Josh sat down next to Kim's mom to say hi it was so sweet!  Kim has 2 sisters, one of them being her twin sister Melissa.  Her sister Jessica's little baby Nya was one of the flower girls and just a cute little smiley doll.  We love the aquarium because it's a really fun, and challenging lighting situation that you can just really be creative with the tanks, fog, and all the interesting places to shoot.  Hot pink and white with just a little bit of orange and green.  Their glass center pieces had tiny penguins in them and the cake was a work of art!  Congrats Kim and Josh!!!! xoxoxox

Venue | Florida Aquarium | DJ | Breezin Entertainment | Florals | Beacon Woods | Cake | The Cake Zone

Cake Zone Halloween Party

Alla and her husband Boris who own The Cake Zone had a pretty awesome Halloween party to celebrate and show their appreciation for the wedding and event professionals they work with.  The details were awesome!  Little beakers with eyeballs, snake toes, poison, chicken lips (no for real of course:-).  Cupcakes with chocolate eye balls on top that they of course made.  A huge spread of delicious appetizers and an entire pig, which my husband was really happy about.  Orange and black linens where the center pieces were lamps with spiders and different creatures on top.  They even had a grave yard and haunted tree house.  Everyone came in full costume and had an awesome time.  Alla and I have gotten to not only work together but become good friends as well.  She and Boris are truly cake artists and are some of the nicest and most caring people, they are what makes this industry great!  It was a blast!!

Decor and Center Pieces: The Perfect Settings, DJ: Al Garcia, Cake and Cuisine: The Cake Zone, Linens: Connie Duglin