{Nicole & Nick @ The Davis Island Garden Club}

Nicole and Nick's wedding was fall fancy in style with a gray of the wedding party with gold, orange, and black pumpkin accents.  Nicole gave her girls a basket of fabulous gifts including a wine glass that said, "if I go missing please put my face on wine bottles so my friends know".  I literally laughed out loud seeing that, so awesome!  Nick gave the guys storm trooper socks and Converse (for after the ceremony) and he wore Darth Vader socks.  They each had a box of such thoughtful gifts for each other.  Nicole's was even decorated to match the fall theme.  Two of Nick's gifts were a framed print with all the important dates in their relationship and a key chain that said "May the Force be with You" and a little note that said "you'll need the force today"!  Before heading to the Garden Club, Nicole's dad met her downstairs to see her as a bride.  Nick loves artistic photography so we got some pretty sweet stuff with him and the guys.  The look on his face when Nicole stared walking down the aisle can't really be put into words.  Those are the tiny seconds in life that you can look back at and it puts you right back in that moment.  After the ceremony the guys changed into their Converse and we had so much fun with this bridal party.  The weather was absolutely perfect for their waterfront reception.  They did their first dance under the market lights.  After the dance floor opened they took a step off the dance floor to just watch and soak it all in and then we used the Tampa skyline at night with just the 2 of them.  Congratulations Nicole and Nick!!  xoxoxo
Venue | The Davis Island Garden Club | Hotel | Tampa Marriott Waterside | DJ | Grant Hemond | Videography | Voila Cinematic | Wedding Coordinator | Liz Kamali Events | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Catering | ExecChef Catering | Florist | Events in Bloom | Hair and Makeup | Michelle Rene the Studio | Cake | Publix 

{Alyssa & Michael @ The Postcard Inn}

Alyssa's gown was a gorgeous moscato 2 piece gown (seriously so in love with it) accented with Kendra Scott jewelry and beige heels.  Alyssa and Michael are from Cincinnati, and choose Postcard Inn because they wanted a super fun and laid back location for all their favorite people to celebrate with them!  After we arrived at PCI with the girls, Alyssa read a card from Michael and it was one of our favorite moments, she said "he went all Nicholas Sparks on me" lol!!  Their friend Alex officiated their wedding and we had just enough time for the ceremony and some bridal party on the beach before it started raining.  The lobby of PCI is very cool and perfect even if it isn't raining!  Everything coordinated with the pink, moscato, gray, and gold color palette.  Alyssa loves pineapples so you'll see them in white and gold throughout the reception in the tiki hut.  Micheal's cousin was his best man, and said they had always been more like brothers.  He told a story from when they were 8 years old and Michael bribed him with McDonalds chicken nuggets so he would keep a secret from his mom.   When it came time for cake, Michael may have gotten a little smashed in his face, just a little:-) That flower girl she's got some dance moves!  Before we knew it, it was time for sparklers on the beach!  Congrats Alyssa and Michael!! xoxoxxo
Venue | Postcard Inn | Event Planner | 2Birds Events | DJ | Grant Hemond | Cake | Publix | Hair & Makeup | Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | Gown | Bridal & Formal | Gown Designer | Watters | Tuxes | Men's Warehouse | Jewelry | Kendra Scott 

{Lindsey & Christopher @ Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club}

Lindsey and Chris are from Pittsburg and their friends and family all traveled down to the beautiful Isla Del Sol for their wedding.  They had a fun and bright wedding style that totally matched their personalities. One of Lindsey's bridesmaids made all the girls foot jewelry to wear in the sand instead of shoes.  The beach was set with bamboo chairs and aqua, coral and white florals.  Their dog Charly was dressed in a little tux in perfect doggie ring bearer style.  We were so thankful the curtain of rain you see in the background stayed in the background and gave the prettiest cool tone to their photos with the sail boats in the background.  Their reception was decorated with submerged florals, aqua and coral accents and wine stopper favors in burlap that matched the guys tan suits.  Their dessert table had a small cake for them to cut and a tower made out of macaroons!  Their official last name as a couple is "Wild" so their wedding # was #wildwedding!  The dance floor was packed the entire night and this group has got some moves!  Congrats Lindsey and Chris thanks for having us!!!!  xoxoxo
Venue | Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | Florist | Iza's Flowers | DJ | Fast Breaks Executive Entertainment | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee The Studio | Cake | The Artistic Whisk 

Kim & Shane

St. Pete has so many fun art murals and this one was perfect for Kim and Shane's engagement session to go along with their wedding being in St. Pete.  This is pretty special because we've known Kim for a number of years now, as she is an event industry professional as well.  It's always so fun to photograph our friendor's best day ever:-)  2.10.18 is going to be fabulous!!!! 

{Cassie & Scott @ The Palmetto Club}

"We got the bubbly" was the quote on the super cute tanks that all Cassie's bridesmaids were wearing.  Cassie's wedding style was old Hollywood glam, and that champagne lace gown was absolutely stunning.   Cassie did a first look with her dad and he gave her the biggest, sweetest hug.  She is his 3rd of 3 girls to walk down the aisle so I'm sure it was a little extra emotional for him.  The gray, with white and yellow accents was perfect for this elegant summer wedding in the garden.  The adorable little flower girls and ring bearers might have stolen the show as the walked down the aisle. But, that moment when Scott saw Cassie escorted by her dad to become his wife, there really just isn't any other moment like that!  The light in the garden at the Palmetto Club was perfect, streaming through the trees for the wedding party photos while the guests were enjoying cocktail hour.  The reception was decorated in geometric gold center pieces with candles and lots of succulents.  Instead of a cake, they had their favorite flavors of Sprinkles cupcakes with little bowties and diamond rings on them.  The entire bridal party made a fabulous entrance and after dances their maid of honor and best man toasted to how amazing they are as a couple.  This group definitely knows how to party, and while they were, we stole just Cassie and Scott away for just a few minutes by the fountain and twinkle lights in the trees.  Congrats you guys it was the perfect day!!! xoxoxo
Venue | The Palmetto Club at FishHawk Ranch | DJ | Delite Entertainment | Cupcakes | Sprinkles Cupcakes | Catering | Puff n Stuff | Gown & Designer | CC's Bridal Boutique - Stella York | Hair & Makeup | Salon Lofts | Florals | Island Flowers 

{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

CWP Moms!

Moms, you know how rare it is that you get to be in nice photos with your kids right?  As photographers it's even more rare.  For Mothers day this year, all I wanted was some photos of me and my two little cuties.   Last minute, I decided to make it a little impromptu shoot with my photographers and their kids!  We have to get Haley with her boys and Linda with her daughter later since they weren't able to come.  It was a little rowdy mainly due to my 2, and so fun having everyone here.  Miriam is from Mexico, and her mom was in town so we got to get their 3 generations together.  Miriam's loud and infections laugh is contagious (and hereditary:-) I especially love those ones of her and her mom laughing because it's just so them.  She has two kids, Regina who is almost 3 and Leo who is 6.  Kandice has 2 boys, Jackson who is 10, and Mason who is 7.  They love their mom so much and are just the sweetest boys. They are past the threenager rowdy age, so their session was the easiest.  There's a few of the bribery with suckers and lip gloss at the end.  I just love these moments and I think we'll have to make this an annual event. 

{Jennifer & Bo @ The Tampa Club}

Jennifer and Bo's wedding was with the view of the city from the 42nd floor at the Tampa Club.  Jen loves everything pink and had different shades of blush and pink throughout all her details.  I especially love those Steve Madden heels and their custom wedding Snap Chat filter:-)  Jen's dad was waiting to see her as we got to the Tampa Club, he gave her a beautiful necklace as a gift.  Bo and all his groomsmen race motocross, and he got them each cufflinks with their racing number on them. Bo's is 419 and his groom's cake was an exact replica of his racing jacket!  Their cake topper was even a gold motocross bike with a bride and groom.  Their ceremony was lined with gold candles, pink flowers, and white draping.  Reverend DeArruda talked about how Jen and Bo's sense of humor, and way they live their lives together really compliments each other.  Once their were the official Mr & Mrs we got to use all the unique places there for photos. As you can see their bridal party is pretty fabulous and so much fun!! That gold texture wall and the wine room are so cool.  The reception had gold, sequins, and candles everywhere!  Their favors were custom engraved cigars and boxes of matches that said "The Perfect Match".  Jen's maid of honor talked about how happy she is that Jen found someone who makes her laugh all the time.  Bo's best man joked about how Bo had told him that he was in trouble because he had found the love of his life.  They danced and danced and danced until it was time to end the evening under of flurry of confetti!  Congrats Jen and Bo everything was truly stunning and we were so honored to be a part of it!! 
Venue | The Tampa Club | Hotel | Tampa Hilton Downtown | Event Coordinator | Confetti Events | Florist | Northside Florist | DJ | Grant Hemond | Hair and Makeup | Collective Creations | Officiant | Michael DeArruda | Cake | Hands On Sweets | Gown | CC's Boutique | Violinist | Laurie Vodnoy-Wright | Videography | Jordan Hoover 

{Amber & Chris @ The Hyatt Regancy Clearwater Beach}

Amber and Chris live in Raleigh, NC and planned their destination wedding on Clearwater Beach.  It was so apparent throughout the day that everyone in attendance were the dearest and most loved people in their lives.  Amber's dad came in to see her after she was totally ready and it was just plain the sweetest.  Chris was grinning from ear to ear the entire day and just plain head of heels for this girl!  They got married on the 16th floor terrace overlooking the bay and the gulf with white, aqua and pink florals.  We loved the time we got to spend with them for photos on the beach after the ceremony, there was even a rainbow:-)  Their beach chic style incorporated white lanterns, shells, and a message in a bottle for their guests to write to them.  Amber is a dance instructor (that's how they met, Chris was actually a student in one of her classes:-) so as expected, their first dance was fabulous!  Chris had a special toast with tears in his eyes about Amber and how forever grateful they were for having everyone there to celebrate with them.  Carrie got to see them for a day after session on the beach so we'll be posting that prettiness later!  We loved every minute of it, thank you guys for having us there to capture it!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Hyatt Regancy Clearwater Beach | Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Florist | 2Birds Events | Cake | Chantilly Cakes | DJ | Memories in Motion 

Ana & Jason

I have to say, we have the most stylish couples:-) Ana's red dress with Jason's red suspenders and tie looked amazing! Ana has a gorgeous and unique black diamond engagement ring as well.  There's a new red and black mural in Curtis Hixon Park that matched their style perfectly! They met about 10 years ago when Ana was in retail pharmacy and Jason was the milk man (literally he delivered milk:-).  They have a very busy and full life with 5 kids, and if you spend just a little bit of time with them it's easy to see they are a great team and are just so fun and natural together.  January 21st, 2018 they'll become Mr. and Mrs. Alvarado!  

Laurie & Andrew

It was a windy day in South Tampa but perfect for this beautiful flowy dress Laurie wore.  That teal color and Andrew's navy suit was perfect.  The brick building we were photographing them at, is actually the same building where they met. Andrew had just moved down from Chicago for a job and they were neighbors:-) They spent many evenings enjoying the balcony fountain square the was just right next door.  Those memories made it the perfect spot for their engagement session.  3.10.18 they will become the official Mr & Mrs. Berecz we can't wait!! 

Cassie & Scott

Cassie and Scott love the beach and Clearwater Beach is where Scott proposed to her!  So it was the perfect spot for their engagement session.  These 2 are just fun and laid back (and Cassie always has on the cutest dresses!:-) We even had the pirate ship in the background while they were doing a little toast with sparkling wine.  So excited for their wedding 7.22.17!!! 

{Nanette & Sandrie @ Sheraton Sand Key}

Sandrie asked Nanette to marry him on her birthday in 2011. They are from the Netherlands and decided to do a destination wedding in Florida since Nanette had lived here for a short time in 1989 and 1991.  A friend of hers from her last trip here was able to officiate their wedding on Sand Key beach.  So, it was extra special as they combined their trip to the US with getting married.  It was simple and sweet with Nanette in a pretty white and purple floral dress and Sandrie in a matching purple shirt in the sand by the gulf as they exchanged vows and rings!  Congrats you guys!!  Thanks for having us be a part of it! 

{Emily & Mark @ Bakers Ranch}

Emily and Mark have 2 wedding #s.  #lucasgotlucky and #markandnoodlesoup Emily's nickname is noodle because she likes to eat spaghetti noodles with sugar on top:-) The girls arrived in these super cute aqua and lace robes.  Emily's mom, Julie,  helped her get in that gorgeous mermaid, lace gown.  When her bridesmaids saw her, they screamed and cried and laughed all at the same time!  While this was going on the guys were upstairs playing pool and hanging in the groom's lounge.  They did a first look on the love lock bridge and literally they didn't stop smiling from that moment on.  The ceremony was under crystal chandaliers with white and pink florals.  Their dog was of course the ring bearer and wore a little sign that said "I loved her first":-) Emily's mom  shared a few words about how happy she is that Emily and Mark found each other and that she will miss the days of having Emily and her girls over for Mac and Cheese:-)  Their bridal party was so much fun as we used the gorgeous setting for photos of them after the ceremony.  The reception was draped in white with aqua and white linens, lantern, and crystal.  The escort cards had little keys tied to them and custom koozie favors for their guests.  I love the layered white and floral accented cake that of course had the Cake Zone's cupcakes (with the famous raspberry frosting!).  Emily and her maid of honor, Megan, have been friends since elementary school and she shared the sweetest toast to Emily and Mark.  Mark's dad, Kirk,  and best man, Ryan gave their toast together about how lucky Mark is to have found such an amazing girl! It was such a fun party and we are so lucky to have gotten to capture it as well as work with all these amazing people that made it perfect.  Congrats Emily & Mark!!! xoxoxo   
Venue | Bakers Ranch | Caterer | Mattison's Forty-One | Florist | Ms. Scarlett's Flowers | DJ | Goodley Entertainment Group Inc | Hair | Emily Olokowitz | Bridal Gown | The Perfect Dress | Linens and Decor | Affairs in the Air | Cake | The Cake Zone  

{Christen & Samir @ The Ritz Carlton Sarasota }

Christen and Samir had a gorgeous wedding at the the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.  Their elegant color palette was white, gold, black, and hints of amethyst.  They both gave their bridal party gifts from Tiffany's.  Christen gave the girls pretty infinity necklaces and Samir gave the guys silver pens to write the speech.  I LOVE Christen's sparkly encrusted heels, her look was simple but so beautiful.  Samir wore traditional Indian attire for the ceremony and they both changed into a 2nd outfit during the reception.  There was some rain that moved everything inside, but the sunset was just stunning and these 2 didn't worry about that for a single second.  Their reception details had gorgeous white  florals with black and gold accents.  The cake, it looked like it was literally dipped in gold.  From the minute they entered the joy and fun everyone had was so obvious.  Toasts, dances, and an amazing party! Congrats Christen & Samir thank you for having us capture your story!  xoxox
Venue | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Event Planner | The Perfect Setting |Videographer | Lucky Lemon Films | Musician/DJ | Jac of All Trades | Flowers | Beneva Flowers | Hair and Make-up | Salon Lofts Sarasota | Cake | Ritz Carlton Sarasota 

Jennifer & Bo

Jen and Bo have been inseparable from the minute they met!  They were out on their boat with Jen's family this past 4th of July and Bo surprised her by getting down on one knee with ring at sunset!  Quite frankly, they are just plain fun to be around and it's pretty clear they are meant for each other.  We are so excited for their wedding the Tampa Club 6.3.17!! 
Hair and Makeup | Collective Creations

{Brittany & Owen @ Sunken Gardens}

Brittany had two maids of honor, her cousins that are really like sisters as they grew up together.  After the girls were are ready they circled around Brittany for a prayer before she was about to walk down the aisle.  During the ceremony, their pastor invited their parents to share their support of them as a new Mr. and Mrs. and right at the end they did the jumping of the broom which signifies leaving the past behind and starting a new chapter together.  The ceremony backdrop was the wall of greenery and pink flowers that matched the pop of pink roses that lined the aisle.  The reception style was formal but fun with black linens, pink florals, and silver accents.  They had a gorgeous sweets table with every kind of candy you could imagine.  Brittany and Owen started off their first dance like you would expect and then busted a move to a mix of dance songs, which was a surprise for everyone because Owen never dances:-)  We snuck them out for some really cool night photos in between all the fun!  Congrats Brittany and Owen!!!  xoxoxo
Venue | 
Sunken Gardens | Florist | Jennie's Flowers | Gown Boutique | Athena's Bridal | DJ | DJ J-Rock | Cake | Publix | Catering | Delectables