STEPHANIE AND BILLY FEATURED IN THE LIMELIGHT | SANDPEARL RESORT | CLEARWATER BEACH, FL

Stephanie and Billy met six years on and went on their first date to Clearwater Beach. Billy proposed right at home in their kitchen! It is so special how this sweet couple makes each other laughs – so it was very fitting that they planned a wedding weekend that showcased extraordinary food and fun music and a steel drum band that really set the beachy mood and allowed all of their guests to have fun! The chose Sandpearl for their wedding because they both love the water and they had their first date out there on Clearwater Beach.

Lead Photographer | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

DJ | Boone’s Professional Events
Cake | Let Them Eat Cake
Caterer | Sandpearl Resort
Ceremony Site | Sandpearl Resort
Event Planner | Sandpearl Resort
Florist | Nbloom
Hair Stylist | KyleLynne Weddings
Invitations | Invitation Lounge
Make-up Artist | KyleLynne Weddings
Reception Venue| Sandpearl Resort
Steel Drum Band | Caledisi Steel Drums
Wedding Gown | Your Bridal Couture

GABRIELLE AND BRYAN FEATURED IN THE LIMELIGHT | SOUTHERN HILLS PLANTATION CLUB | BROOKSVILLE, FL

 

Gabrielle and Bryan were married in a beautiful and romantic candlelit ceremony and reception at the Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, FL!  Dreams of Iceland were what inspired this amazing couple to have a whimsical and romantic nightime ceremony surrounded by candle and twinkle lights. They chose music by an Icelandic composer and the bridesmaids carried candles instead of flowers to create the feeling of a secret garden.  The bride wanted her guests to be transported to a different place and to not feel like they were in Florida.  The ambiance created by the glowing light added that soft and romantic feeling to their whole wedding day!  Gabrielle chose an elegant wedding dress that was absolutely stunning on her and fit the theme of their romatic wedding perfectly.  The lace design, open back and multiple layers in the skirt were whimsical, soft and romantic!  The reception was beautiful and intimate and lavish with hand selected brass and copper candleabras and flowers.  It was such a pleasure to work with this wonderful couple on their amazing wedding day!  Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. O’Neal!.

Lead Photographer | Sarah McDonald
Associate Photographer | Sam Farmer

Band/DJ | White Tie Events
Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal Vera Wang Collection
Caterer | Southern Hills Plantation
Ceremony Site | Southern Hills Plantation
Dessert | Donut Kennedy Tampa
Event Planner | Beyond Floral | Nini Massey
Florist | Beyond Floral | Nini Massey
Hair Stylist | Jayne Van Dorsten
Make-up Artist | Michele Renee The Studio
Reception Venue | Southern Hills Plantation
Videographer | Allure Cinema
Wedding Gown | Malindy Elene

AMY AND RICH FEATURED IN THE LIMELIGHT | SANDPEARL RESORT | CLEARWATER BEACH, FL

Amy and Richard met the second week of February of 2015 at a gathering of mutual friends. They didn't start dating right away. It took about 8 months of running into each other on a regular basis to decide to take the leap! This sweet couple was out for a normal Friday "date night" at their favorite restaurant. What Amy didn't know was that Rich had planned with the owner to send them a special desert! He surprised her with a proposal and a "hidden" ring.

Amy + Rich love to entertain their friends and family. They love to do anything outside (especially in the warm weather), be it swimming, going to the beach, hiking. They love going to the movies and a nice dinner and concerts. 

Amy: “I love how passionate, loyal and devoted Rich is. He is my best friend. I love how he makes me want to be a better person. He challenges me to pursue my passions. He loves the children. We have mutual trust and respect. I can be myself around him. He never judges me. He always a has my back and will always stand up for me and my honor. I feel like the most beautiful woman when he looks at me. I love that he gets emotional when he listens to music. He is sensitive and caring. When I am with him, I feel like my heart is being hugged.”

Rich: “I love how strong and driven Amy is. She is smart and well spoken. She is the total package. A great mom and a true friend. I knew very early on that she believed in me and I could feel her support. I love that she gets me even when she doesn't get me. I love her family and the boys. She is beautiful in and out. THE woman I want to spend the rest of my life with. Period.

They found the perfect spot in their favorite part of Florida, just minutes from where they usually stay when visiting. Mom, Susan, recommended The Sandpearl and the rest is history! This modern, romantic, sandy, beach cocktail, paradise wedding celebration was a perfect mix of friends and family celebrating their divinely inspired union and a weekend they will not soon forget. 

The ceremony was a highlight of the day, and their inter-faith and spiritual elements of their union were very unique and personal to the couple. But on a deeper level, they believe their union is one. Their guests have been wishing for each of them and in many cases, they themselves have been witness to from the very beginning. This union truly was bigger than just Amy and Richard.

The reception was a blast; a very memorable weekend that many felt a part of rather then merely spectators. Each guest surely felt blessed, loved and included. First, last and always!

Lead Photographer | Rebecca + Michael Zoumberos
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Band | DeLeon Band
Bridesmaid Dresses | Each dress was individually selected by each bridesmaid
Cake | Chantilly Cakes 
Caterer | The Sandpearl
Ceremony Site | The Sandpearl
Event Planner | Artistry Designs Group
Florist | Artistry Designs Group
Hair Stylist | Destiny & Light
Invitations | A & P Design
Make-up Artist | Destiny & Light
Photo Booth | Fotobox
Reception Venue| The Sandpearl
Wedding Gown | Kleinfeld Bridal

HONG AND KYLE FEATURED IN THE LIMELIGHT | CRYSTAL BALLROOM TAMPA | TAMPA , FL

It is always such an excitement and pleasure to meet up with lovely couples for a second chance to capture essential parts of their lives. This time around, I had the opportunity to work with the beautiful Hong and her now husband, Kyle. We started our day at the Wyndham Grand at Clearwater Beach to get ready for the big day. Once everyone was ready, Hong made it down to do a first look which happened outside the Wyndham on a balcony with Clearwater beach in the background. This first look gave the couple a chance to have an intimate moment together and within each other’s arms, they relaxed and comforted each other in preparation for their special day.

We made our way to Crystal Ballroom in Tampa where they would say their I Do’s and partied the night away! The room was beautifully lit with draped fabric in the ceilings and turquoise and silver details throughout the room. they said their I Do’s and tied the knot with a kiss and went right into the celebration full of great authentic food, good music and dancing.

What a great time we had alongside Hong and Kyle, it was truly a night to remember.  Wish you both a very long and happy life together with many more adventures. Congratulations to the newlyweds!!!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Band/DJ | DJ Jason and associates
Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie
Cake | Alessi Bakery
Caterer | Hao Wah
Ceremony Site | Crystal Ballroom Tampa
Florist | Beyond Floral
Hair Stylist | Lili's Wedding
Invitations | Vista Prints
Make-up Artist | Beauty Brought Out
Reception Venue | Crystal Ballroom Tampa
Videographer | Chi Photo and Video
Wedding Gown | CC’s Bridal Boutique

KERI AND MATTHEW FEATURED IN THE LIMELIGHT | SALVADOR DALI MUSEUM | ST. PETERSBURG, FL

Keri and Matthew were SO amazing to work with. They met online and hit it off!  On their very first date Matthew brought Keri a potted Calla Lilly, remembering that she had told him that she didn’t like cut flowers.  Keri fell in love with his sweet demeanor and huge heart, the fact that he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body, never a mean thing to say about anyone.  Matthew fell in love with Keri’s perseverance, strength and of course her beauty.  Together they make such a sweet, beautiful, kind and wonderful couple.

With Keri’s love of all things art and literature and Matt’s love of Surrealism and Dali together they planned an amazing wedding.  Guests were greeted by an Alice in Wonderland video displayed on the outside wall of the museum. Keri descended the amazing Helical staircase in the middle of the Dali museum and met Matthew on the middle landing to speak their vows and exchange their rings with all of their family and friends in attendance.

After their gorgeous ceremony on the staircase, they invited all of their guests to join them outside in their Garden Wonderland. The reception was absolutely amazing and so unique with the Alice in Wonderland theme, vintage books and details, teacups, moss, flowers, candles and amazing lighting to finish it off.  The Mad Hatter inspired cake was a work of art.

Congratulations Keri and Matthew, I am so honored to have been able to capture your perfect day!

Lead Photographer | Christi Curtis
Associate Photographer | Kay Kennedy

Band/DJ | Dj Coro, Quezco Entertainment Inc.
Caterer | Puff’n Stuff
Ceremony Site | The Dali Museum
Event Planner | Table 6 Productions
Florist | conceptBAIT
Invitations | Tasha Rae Designs
Reception Venue | The Dali Museum
Wedding Gown | Truly Forever Bridal
Lighting & Special Effects | R-J Vida, The Production Crew
Bar/Bar Tending | uDream Events