{Lauren & Anibal @ The Cuban Club}

Miriam and Haley photographed Lauren & Anibal's gorgeous day.  I (Carrie) am actually going to write about this one since I got to be a guest since David and I have been friends with them since before they were even dating!  There's nothing better than being a guest at a wedding my team is photographing:-)  The love these two have for one another is beyond words as you'll see.  I love the gray and navy color scheme with the gray floral dresses Lauren choose for Fallon and Noelle, her MOHs.  Lauren's mom, Denise, and Fallon and Noelle helped her get in that gorgeous lace gown.  If you know Anibal, the American flag socks he and the groomsmen were wearing were perfect.  (there might have also been a flask with a flag on it too).  Just before the ceremony they held hands around the corner outside the church, both overcome with tears and joy, I love how that photo captures that.  The same goes for when Denise walked Lauren down the aisle to give her daughter to be married.  They attend Bay Hope Church, and I know it was extra special that Pastor Matthew was there to marry them.  They took communion together, and then they actually served communion to all their guests which I hadn't seen before and was really unique and awesome.  Their party bus whisked them off for photos around Ybor and then to the Cuban Club.  It was decorated in silver, white and had a cupcake tower on each table.  They had champagne mango, strawberry basil, and key lime Hyppo pops for everyone which was the perfect touch for a Florida June wedding.  Their sweetheart table had the most fabulous white leather button back sofa.  They had a couple surprises up their sleeves for everyone.  Anibal had a surprise serenade for Lauren that of course included his best man Peter. Their friend Tal, who is a spoken word artist, brought the word to them about marriage.  Toasts, cake, cupcakes, bouquet, a little switcheroo with who happened to be wearing the garter and it was all dancing after that.   I have to say, there were some particular guests including Tal, Andres, and my husband David who were the stars of the dance floor.  Miriam and Haley snuck them away for some really cool night photos around the Cuban club and before we knew it, it was the last dance.  They captured all these amazing moments perfectly, I couldn't be prouder of our team and I was honored to be there as a guest.  Congratulations to the brand new Mr. & Mrs. Cabrera!!! 
Venue | The Cuban Club | Church | Palma Ceia United Methodist Church | Hotel | Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District | Cake | Cake Affection | Photo Booth | Rob Gale Photography | Jazz Ensemble | Austin Vickery | Popsicles | Hyppo Pops | Limo | Compass Limo of Tampa Bay

{Jessica & John @ Creative Loafing Tampa}

Happy St. Patty's day!  I have the perfect wedding sneaks for today:-) John is from Northern Ireland and just a few weeks ago he and Jessica got married there in John's home town.  Jessica grew up here in Tampa and they wanted to have a reception for all their friends and family here as well.  These 2 live in Ireland and so Carole, Jessica's mom planned an amazingly gorgeous and fun reception for them at Creative Loafing.  I got to spend some time with the 2 of them around Ybor,  you know how there's always roosters down there, well right now there's a bunch of baby chicks running around too.  I had to include a photo of them of course! Jessica's Aunt Camilla, who is also an artist created to floral design that decorated the vintage furniture.  The silverware was all family heirlooms from Jessica's grandmothers and aunts so each set was a little different.  The perfect Irish touch was the sculpted shamrock watermelon, by Sedd's.  Jessica and John entered to a bagpiper playing and they danced and ate and their parents and family members gave the most amazing toasts.  It truly was a joining of 2 families from across the world and such a fun party!  Congrats Jessica and John!! xoxoxo
Venue | Creative Loafing | Furniture | Wish Vintage Furniture Rentals | Catering | Sedd's Edible Creations | Hair and Makeup | Artistic Hair & Makeup | DJ | Grant Hemond

{Caroline & Greg @ Hollywood Venue Tampa}

Caroline and Greg had the most unique and awesome color palette, lemon yellow and Kelly green! Caroline and her bridesmaids all wore Converse, the girls’ were green and Caroline’s were sparkly silver with tulle laces.  Zoe, one of her bridesmaids, has the sweetest little 1 month old baby girl.  She wore a yellow and white dress that was actually what Zoe came home in from the hospital when she was a baby and it matched perfectly!   Caroline and Greg did their first look in downtown Dunedin because it’s one of their favorite places and just so them. He was just plain in awe of his gorgeous bride when he saw her during their first look. I don't think he stopped smiling from that moment on. Caroline had a really sweet surprise for Greg, she got his Father’s West Point pin from his mom, and had it attached to his boutonniere. We found a great spot where the buildings were actually painted to coordinate with the bridal party color schemeJ Their ceremony was on the beach at Honeymoon Island and it was a beautiful cloudy evening for sunset photos!  They incorporated lots of really fun personal details and things they love, which we always love! Greg wore R2-D2 with a belt buckle that says "Bazinga" from their favorite show "Big Bang Theory". Caroline and Greg are both forensic scientists and their table names were actually the first 13 elements of the periodic table! Their sign in was a custom Jenga for each of their guests to sign each piece. The cake sat on a clear acrylic base that was filled with Skittles, which was actually a game!  Each of their guests could guess the number of skittles and the winner got ALL THE SKITTLES over 14,000 is what we heard! They had life size cut outs of characters from the Big Bang Theory for guests to take photos with and our favorite part…AN ICE CREAM TRUCK!! Revolution Ice Cream was parked out front for all the guests to get a scoop…or three :) We know first hand…it was delicious. Congrats Caroline and Greg it was truly awesome!!!!  xoxox EndFragmentVenue | Hollywood Venue | Florist | Carrollwood Florist | Cake | A Piece of Cake | Hair and Makeup | Femme Okoi | DJ | DJ Jason and Associates | Officiant | Michael DePrisco | Ice Cream Truck | Revolution Ice Cream

{Alyssa & Josh @Tampa Palms Country Club}

Alyssa and Josh’s wedding style was subtle fall accents and a red, orange and gold color palette.  Alyssa looked just plain gorgeous in her layered, organza gown with a crystal sash and feather hairpiece.  The ceremony was under the verandah at Tampa Palms decorated with a white runner, lanterns and coordinating florals.  During the ceremony they did the wine ceremony, which symbolizes to lives blending together as one.  Alyssa’s mom and Josh’s mom each poured a glass of wine into a single glass for them to then serve each other.  Josh stomped on the glass (a different one of courseJ and they were officially Mr. & Mrs. Culp.   The bridesmaids red dresses with the red and yellow looked gorgeous against the golf course backdrop!  Their reception was decorated with alternating tall and short golf candelabras and vases with orange linens and a carmel apple as the favor.  Each of their parents did a little mini toast to Alyssa and Josh, which was so sweet to hear the love and happiness their parents have for them!  Then they danced until they couldn’t anymore! Congrats Alyssa & Josh!! xoxoxo   
Venue | Tampa Palms Country Club | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Florist | Beyond Floral | Hair and Makeup | Eyes On You Salon and Spa | DJ | Delite Entertainment | Gown Boutique | The White Closet | Stationery | Invitation Consultants

{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

{Aline & Marcus @Starship Yacht}

Aline & Marcus are from Brazil and had their intimate wedding on the deck of the Yacht Starship. She wore a beautiful open back gown and a crown of sunflowers! Those pretty sunflowers were the accents for the ceremony, cake, and Aline's bouquet. They cruised out to Tampa Bay for the ceremony and it was just sweet and so fun!  Congrats Aline & Marcus!! xoxo
Venue | Yacht Starship | Florals | Andrea Layne Floral Design | Hair/Makeup | Destiny & Light | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies