{Kristin & Curtis @ The Florida Aquarium}

When Kristin first filled out our little get to know you questionnaire she put on there "not doing a bouquet toss, there will be penguins involved, and really excited about the big day" I knew I would love this girl!  Curtis proposed to her at the Clearwater marine aquarium and so the Florida Aquarium was the perfect wedding location for them.  Kristin's 2 sisters were her maids of honor and were in a light mauve dresses that looked amazing with the guys in gray and the white with navy accents.  Curtis had a really unique wedding band that was black woven with red and all the guys had different shark socks on!  Kristin's mom, Carolyn, gave her a really sweet handkerchief and sign for their home with the lyrics to My Wish. Right before we headed over to the Aquarium we had the Jolley Trolley park in the perfect spot to do their first look and it was perfect!  I love when we get to do photos in the wetlands when the sun is still high, the light in there is just so pretty and their adorable little ring bearer and flower girl joined us too.  Kristin's step dad, Jack, officiated their ceremony in the coral reef room with the turtles and sharks as the backdrop.  They had a couple little surprise "late arriving guests" of the penguin kind.  I always love seeing the guests reactions:-)  Just before their kiss the bubble curtain took over and they were officially Mr. and Mrs. Campogni!  Their reception was in the Mosaic Center which is the Aquarium's new space, it's a really clean modern, space with the ceiling being huge nautical looking turbines.  It was draped in white with gray chivaris with white florals and thistles, Kristin's mom Carolyn really put so much work into planning and making their dream reception come true, it looked amazing!  They had several really fun surprises that I was totally looking forward to during the reception.  A surprise for Kristin and Curtis was cake toppers that were custom bobble heads of them along with their 2 dogs Carl and Watson.  After Kristin danced with her dad and Curtis danced with his mom, Kristin started dancing with her step dad, Jack, and then they put on rock lobster sunglasses and pinchers and did the rock lobster dance.  The dance floor was packed and just at the right moment, Jack came out in a full penguin costume!  It was pretty freaking awesome, and entertaining!  Cheers to #findingcampogni congrats Kristin and Curtis we could not be happier for you guys and so honored to be a part of it!! xoxoxo
Venue | The Florida Aquarium | Hotel | Westin Tampa Waterside | Coordination | Days Remembered by ND | Cake | The Artistic Whisk | DJ | DJ by CJ | Gown | White Magnolia | Designer | Mikealla by Paloma Blanca | Wedding Planning Services | Burlap to Lace | Videographer | J & S Media | Florist | Hoover-Fisher FloristCeremony Music | John Demas | Hair & Makeup | Michele Renee the Studio  | Transportation | Jolley Trolley 

{Katelyn & Brandon @ The Florida Aquarium}

Katelyn's lace gown was pure gorgeousness!  Her adorable flower girl had a little mini version of her gown lace sleeves and everything!  Brandon gave Katelyn the most amazing gift that brought everyone in the room (including me and the makeup artists:-) to tears.  He had a walled made out of ostrich skin boots that had belonged to Katelyn's father who had passed away 5 years ago.  It was such a thoughtful and priceless gift.  He also gave her a rose gold watch with their wedding date inscribed on it.  The sharks and fish watched as Katelyn and Brandon said their vows and placed letters in an engraved box to open on their first anniversary.  Their coral and grey wedding style with was so pretty with the blue backdrop. The guys even had fishing lures as a part of their boutonnieres.  Brandon works for the sheriff's department and his cufflinks were actually mini handcuffs!  During their first dance the flower girl and ring bearer did decided it was time for their first dance too.  It was a day full of such beautiful moments! Congrats Katelyn & Brandon!!! xoxox
Venue | Florida Aquarium | DJ | DJ by CJ | Gown Boutique | Alfred Angelo | Cake | Publix |

{Alicia & Donald @ The Florida Aquarium}

Alecia and Donald are one of the sweetest couples you will ever meet.  Their entire wedding day emanated how much they love each other and it was truly amazing to capture their story.  Some of my favorite moments were with Alecia and her mom while she was getting in her beautiful gown.  Just the way she looked at Alecia with so much love and happiness, I think it gets me even more because I have 2 daughters:-)  Once she was totally ready we opened the door so her bridesmaids could see her in her gorgeous gown.  Donald sent a little gift over that was a surprise diamond tennis bracelet that was the perfect finishing touch.  Their ceremony was in front of the coral reef at the Florida Aquarium.  They had a couple surprises up their sleeve to make the ceremony extra amazing.  Once the processional was over and Donald got to see his bride, Alecia's aunt gave her, her grandmother's handkerchief and they had a bell they practiced ringing for when things aren't easy.  Just before they were announced as the official Mr. & Mrs. Cannon the tank filled with bubbles, which is a brand new thing at the Aquarium and such a dramatic backdrop.  They flipped the reception into an aqua lit setting with white florals and linens with sand dollar place cards and silver chivaris.  Alecia and Donald entered with a white boa and fun glasses and before we knew it they were being sent off with sparklers out front.  Congrats you guys it was flawless and amazing!!! xoxox
Venue | The Florida Aquarium | Hotel | Westin Tampa Harbour Island | Officiant | Perfect Witness | Florist | Bay Bouquet Floral Studio | Hair and Makeup | Collective Creations | Videography | Celebrations of Tampa Bay | DJ | Grant Hemond | Bridal Gown Boutique | Aurora Unique Bridal Boutique | Cake Artist | Publix |

{Jessica & Wes @ The Florida Aquarium}

From the minute we arrived at the Marriott Waterside, Jessica and Wes' wedding day was full of so much joy and excitement.  Jessica's bridesmaids had secretly stolen one of her shoes (which were fabulous Badgely Mischkas by the way:-) for Wes to write a fun little note on the bottom.  We had planned a first look with just the 2 of them under the canopy in the wetlands.  Wes asked me how he should react and I say what I always do which is "just do your thing and soak in the moment":-) The minute they saw each was just the sweetest!  The sea turtles and sharks made an appearance for their bridal party photos and ceremony in the coral reef room.  Just before Jessica was going to walk down the aisle to meet Wes, the penguins were set to go but had to have a little bit of help from their trainer.  We always get to do some photos with the couple and the penguins right after the ceremony and they are just so freaking cute I want to grab one and take it home with me! The reception was decorated with silver chivari chairs, ivory lanterns, and nautical accents.  Entrance, dance, toasts, cake and before we knew it, they were exiting to sparklers!  Congrats Jessica and Wes we so enjoyed spending the day with you guys!!! xoxoxo
Venue | The Florida Aquarium | Hotel |  Tampa Marriott Waterside |  Hair and Makeup | Elegant Brides | DJ | Grant Hemond | Gown Boutique | Charlotte Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaids Gowns | Saved By The Dress | Cake | Publix |