Amanda + Jason Step Into The Limelight | The Don CeSar | St. Petersburg, FL

Amanda and Jason went to high school and college together and shared mutual friends. Years later both of their oldest kids were on the same swim team and Jason asked Amanda to grab a drink. Jason Proposed on July 16, 2017. The overall story of their beach wedding is not only about becoming one, but also joining their families.  It was very precious how they really made everything about the kids too. 

They both wanted to be married on the beach and The Don Cesar is a location visited frequently by groom's family. It was a fun and meaningful time for everyone in a beautiful atmosphere. Not only was there a celebration of love and marriage, but the atmosphere, lighting, and the ocean added to the magic, love happiness and beauty of the day.

Lead Photographer | Rebecca Zoumberos 
Associate Photographer | Dafne Spencer

Cake | Artistic Whisk
Caterer | The Don Cesar
Ceremony Site | The Don Cesar
DJ | Joe Farren 
Event Planner | Cheers! Events, Inc | Cara Tomlinson
Florist | Cheers! Events, Inc
Hair Stylist | The Don Cesar
Make-up Artist | The Don Cesar
Reception Venue | The Don Cesar


Grace + Matthew Step Into The Limelight | The Florida Aquarium | Tampa, FL

What a marvelous and beautiful day we had with the lovely Grace and Matthew. We started the day off at the very stylish Aloft hotel in Tampa where family would help the two get ready for their big day. Once the couple was ready, we made our way to the Riverwalk in Tampa and the two did an intimate First Look and had a moment to talk and laugh with each other. We made our way to the ceremony site which would take place at The Florida Aquarium. Family and Friends watched as Grace and Matthew said their vows to each other with an amazing background of the Coral Reef Room full of sea life. Once married, we explored the different locations of the Florida Aquarium and made our way back to party and had a great time with their guests. After all the fun and great music, Grace and Matthew made their way out the door with a beautiful and fun little bubble exit. What a great way to end the night, congratulations to the newlyweds!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Cake | Artistic Whisk
Caterer | Aramark
Ceremony Site | Florida Aquarium
DJ | DJ by CJ
Event Planner | Days Remembered
Hair Stylist | Destiny and Light
Invitations | Wedding Paper Divas
Make-up Artist | Destiny and Light
Reception Venue | Florida Aquarium
Wedding Gown | One and Only Bridal

Lauren + Bo Step Into The Limelight | Hilton Garden Inn | Hyde Park Presbyterian Church | Italian Club | Tampa, FL

On July 26th, 2012 Lauren and Bo met at a mutual friends party and hit it off immediately. From that day they became best friends and a strong team by nurturing their similar core values regarding faith, friends, and family. 

Bo proposed to Lauren by making a very special scrapbook. He even involved all of her future bridesmaids and parents in on the plans by sending each person a page of the book. The instructions for their page were that they write one word that describes Lauren and to include a picture of Lauren with that specific person. On December 14th, during dinner Bo gave her the scrapbook. Lauren got to the last page, which read, “When I think of you four words come to mind. My favorite picture of us is from a moment that hasn’t happened yet.” The four words were, “Will you marry me?” and of course that answer was, YES!

Lauren and Bo both have a passion for animals, Lauren is an Animal Nurse and Bo is an Animal Trainer at Lowry Park Zoo. They decided to incorporate their love of animals into their wedding design by having an African theme guest book, African animal table names, and an animal seating card table accompanied by a sign encouraging guests to find their inner “Party Animal.” They are even going on an African Safari honeymoon!

Congratulations Lauren + Bo, I am SO honored to be a part of your big day!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Band/DJ | Delite Entertainment
Bridesmaid Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | Sweeties Delights Bakery
Caterer | Flavor Gourmet
Ceremony Site | Hyde Park Presbyterian Church
Event Planner | Lili Villaverde 
Florist | Jennies Flowers
Hair Stylist | Destiny and Light
Invitations | Lili Villaverde 
Transportation | Showtime Transportation
Make-up Artist | Destiny and Light
Reception Venue | Italian Club of Tampa
Videographer | Oosterling Videography
Wedding Gown | Tie the Knot

Gina + Danny Step Into The Limelight | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach | Clearwater, FL

I could not have asked for a more perfect and sweet couple to work with!
Gina & Danny love sunsets, enjoy being together and they LOVE each other in the sweetest ways.
The planning process for this wedding was delightful, Gina & Danny knew exactly what they wanted and their vision come to life beautifully on their wedding day.
Friends and family gathered at Hyatt Regency in Clearwater Beach from all over the world, even Korea! Yes… Korea.
Every detail was thought through, and I loved how they honored their parents during the ceremony with flowers and words of appreciation. 
From the stunning wedding dress, to Gina's brother playing the guitar during the ceremony for Gina's walk down the aisle, to the lantern centerpieces, to the delicate shell place names and a special appearance of their dog Jindori, there were so many memorable moments. Gina’s father and her uncle even sang during the reception, it was such a treat!
This classic wedding was filled with nautical touches, romantic blush and white roses all wrapped up in a sophisticated feel. 
To top it all off, the sunset was perfect that day and it made for a spectacular and dreamy sunset session.
My heart is so happy for these two, their love is pure and genuine, their future together is so bright { and oh so romantic }. I pray they always make time to meet each other where the sun kisses the ocean.

A huge congratulations to Gina & Danny!

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kay Kennedy

Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie 
Cake | A Piece of Cake and Desserts 
Caterer | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach 
Ceremony Site | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach | Sky Terrace
DJ | Grant Hemond 
Event Planning + Decor | Tammy Waterman + Petra Dvorak|  Special Moments Event Planning 
Florist | The Bride Bouquet 
Hair Stylist | A Wedding Story 
Invitations | made by the Bride & Groom
Make-up Artist | A Wedding Story
Photo Booth | Shutterbooth 
Reception Venue | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach
Wedding Gown | David’s Bridal 

Natalie + Tom Step Into The Limelight | The Ringling Museum | Sarasota, FL

Natalie and Tom met at a mutual Friend’s Gasparilla Party on Davis Island, right here in Tampa Bay! Tom proposed at the stroke of midnight at The Vinoy following their friends’ Mallory and Matt Schowe’s wedding on September 4th. It is so sweet to see how this couple makes each other laugh and smile - they are truly in love! They enjoy attending concerts, going out to dinner and watching sports, especially football and Lightning games.

The bride loves pearls and wanted them included in her bouquet along with the hint of peach; hence, the Peach Juliette Garden rose with lots of pearl brooches and runners of pearls and pearl treatments on the handle. Also, a piece of the bride’s mom’s wedding gown was wrapped around the stems of the bouquet. 

The ceremony arch was so romantic with peach, coral, blush and orange colors with a combination of blush hydrangea, Freespirit, Wedding Whisper, Amsterdam, garden roses and Babe orange spray roses. Natalie also loves gold so we pulled gold pedestals at the front and back of aisle with florals to match the arch were a perfect accent!

“Cutie” small tangerines were used to incorporate elements of citrus throughout the wedding decor at the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. The most adorable tiny arrangements with the “cutie’s” as the vase with orange spray roses & peach hypericum berries graced the banquet tables, along with floral arrangements in gold mercury vases. Lots of candles were also important to the bride, and these were placed in gold terrariums. Also, gold votives were nested into glass holders filled with loose pearls. Overall there was a beautiful, lush full look running look down the tables with coordinating elements, but not all matching identically which created a romantic, elegant atmosphere on the Gulf of Mexico with the gorgeous Ca D’Zan mansion as the backdrop.

Lead Photographer | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos 

Band | Pete Simms Band
Bar | Modern Events
Bridesmaids Dresses | Adrianna Papell
Cake: Mattison’s Catering
Caterer: Mattison’s Catering
Ceremony Sound | Goodley Entertainment
Ceremony Site | The Ringling Ca’ d’Zan Lawn at Zodiak
Cocktail Site | The Ringling Ca’ d’Zan Campiello
DJ for Reception | Goodley Entertainment
Event Planner Company Name + Web Site | NK Productions
Florist | Flowers by Fudgie
Furniture Rentals | So Staged
Hair Stylist | Trevena Styles
Lighting | Affairs In the Air
Linens | Mattison’s
Officiant | Brother Mark
Make-Up Artist | Beauty on Location | Katie McCaskill
Music | Pete Simms Band
Reception Venue: The Ringling Ca’ d’Zan Campiello
Rolls Royce | Alpha Limousine
Sprinter | Primetime 4 U
Trolley | SRQ Trolley
Videographer |  Voila Cinematic
Wedding Gown Company Name + Web Site | Eve of Milady
Wedding Planner | NK Productions