Yenifer + Hector Step Into The Limelight | Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort | Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

Proverbs 18:22
He who finds a wife finds a good thing.

When you find your “person”… just the fact of being around them makes you completely happy.
Yenifer & Hector are each other’s “person”… in more way than one.
They 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒 doing life together and actually enjoy the simple fact that they get to go grocery shopping together! They like to go shopping, taking their girls Maddie & Bailey out for walks and they even enjoy doing absolutely nothing together at home.
They 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒 to travel and have seen some incredible places along their journey, Japan, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Paris, Israel, Spain, El Salvador… and these are just the places I know of!

Here’s what they 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒 about each other… in their own words:
What I love about Yenifer is her eyes and smile. She has the most beautiful, and sensitive heart. Love that she's a go-getter. She always do whatever she says she's going to do. She lights up my world. Always cheers me up when I'm not feeling at my best, and keeps a positive attitude towards any situation we may go through. I love the fact that she always pushes herself to accomplish every goal and dreams. I feel blessed to have her as my wife, and the thought of spending the rest of our lives together gives me the strength, motivation and desire to be the best I can.
What do I love about Hector.. his way of seeing life, his personality and his eyes (specially eyelashes). I love the fact that I can be myself around him. We can laugh at the most stupid thing for hours. His a responsible and caring man. lastly but not least, I love the fact that he pay attention to every detail about me, if I need or want something etc. Overall I don't see my life with anyone else but him.

Their ceremony was intimate and filled with emotion, their vows were spoken while everyone enjoyed the gorgeous view of Fort Lauderdale Beach, it was so romantic and meaningful.
Yenifer & Hector love their family and friends and their love for them was inevitable on their wedding day. They made sure to intentionally hug and talk to everyone present… it was beautiful to witness.
And let me tell you…they 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒 to laugh, their smiles were consistently on their faces the whole day and they both truly enjoyed every moment of their day.

I just 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒 they way they 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒…

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Bridesmaid Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | Sweeter Days Bake Shop
Caterer | Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Ceremony + Reception | Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
DJ | Vision DJs
Florist | Bayfront Floral & Event Design
Hair + Makeup | Kiss This Makeup
Invitations | Elegant Invitations
Videographer | RIMAS FILMS
Wedding Gown | David's Bridal

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Abby + Eric Step Into The Limelight | Sirata Beach Resort | St. Petersburg, FL

Abby and Eric met In April of 2017 when a mutual friend set them up on a blind date. Eric drove two hours to take Abby out for dinner and drinks. They hit it off right away and have now been together for over 2 years. One day, when they were on vacation in Punta Cana,  Eric got down on one knee and asked for Abby’s hand in marriage. Of course, she said yes! 

Eric and Abby both love to travel and love the beach. His family lives in Ohio, while Abby’s family lives in Illinois. They were going to have a wedding in Indianapolis as a central location, but when they realized Abby’s grandparents wouldn't be able to make a 2 hour drive, they both decided to have a small ceremony for them at home and then take off and get married on the beach with their closest family and friends in Florida. Since both Abby and Eric love the beach, Eric did some research on locations and made plans to call a few locations. They fell in love with Sirata Beach Resort. 

On the day of their wedding, Abby’s bridesmaids wore sunflower yellow dresses and the men were in gray and white outfits. Abby wore a beautiful, white gown and held the most colorful and lively bouquet of flowers. Each groomsmen had a different colored boutonniere and the bridesmaids had bold colored bouquets as well. The day was sunny with a clear blue sky. It was simply perfect for these two!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford 

Bridesmaid Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | Publix
Caterer | Sirata Beach Resort
Ceremony Site | Sirata Beach Resort
DJ | DJ by CJ
Florist | 2Birds Events
Hair Stylist | Michele Renee The Studio
Invitations | Shutterfly
Make-up Artist | Michele Renee The Studio
Reception Venue | Sirata Beach Resort
Wedding Gown | David's Bridal

Kristen + Joe Step Into The Limelight | Piedmont Park + Farr Family Farm | Atlanta, GA

Kristen and Joe originally met at work,. Their office staff would go out after work and Kristen was able to see Joe's true personality. She claims he could not keep her away, plus he liked her a little bit too. ;) They quickly discovered they have similar interests. It's one of those unique chapters in life that just doesn't have a title, the story just wrote itself and they were together.

Kristen and Joe went on a cruise around Valentines day of 2019 and on 02.10.19. Joe said he wanted to go see the front of the ship. It was nighttime therefore there were not a lot of people around and he said "you know I love you right" then got down on one knee and proposed to Kristen. So sweet! 

Kristen says, “I love how Joe is such a dork he can always find a way to make me laugh, and when he laughs he has this cute little giggle. He is also so smart it still amazes me to this day. He loves his family so much (even the crazies) and has grown to be part of mine. He's also an Asian that likes country music, what could i not love about that?”

Joe says, “I love Kristen for not only her intelligence and beauty, but her character and her accepting of me for who I am...I believe she phrased it "a dork". I love how she is always willing to take on new adventures with me. She loves her family (yes like mine, even the crazies) as I love mine. Plus who can resist a country girl!”

We had such a pleasure getting to know not only Kristen and Joe, but also Joe’s family for their engagement portrait session. The happy couple currently live and work in Atlanta. So it only made since that we began the session in Piedmont Park - in the heart of downtown Atlanta. We were blessed to have such a clear day with no rain in the middle of so many summer thunder storms! We then made the drive north to Rydal, GA. I was blown away to experience the juxtaposition of the peace of being in midst of God’s natural creation on the Farr family farm with the liveliness and hustle & bustle of downtown!

We are so excited to for Kristen and Joe and look forward to capturing more of their love story at their wedding next spring at the famous “Pink Palace”, the Don CeSar on St Pete Beach.  

Lead Photographers | Rebecca + Michael Zoumberos

Location | Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA + Farr Family Farm, Rydal, GA 

Amy + Richard | Step Into The Limelight | Armature Works | Tampa, FL

Amy and Richard got Married at the beautifully modern and rustic venue, Armature Works. During their wedding process, they both decided they wanted something just a little different than the high glamour, majestic setting. They wanted something that had a sense of high energy with the right amount of edginess. This venue was just that! This gorgeous couple started their day getting ready with their closest family and friends. Amy wore a beautiful custom gown that had lace details all around and was paired with a very fine and light vail. She walked down the aisle so confidently and with the biggest smile as she saw Richard standing there waiting for her. It was the sweetest moment of all! Love and laughed exuded out of this very short and sweet ceremony. and once the couple said their I-Do’s, they accompanied their friends and family to a reception dinner up on the second floor. White Floral, candles and custom wood names were placed on the tables for their guest’s enjoyment. Each table, was unique and with it’s own little touch of Amy’s detailed eye, perfectly selected to give all of us the wow-factor. It was such an amazing time with the two of them, I wish them the best of the best!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Cake | Hands on Sweets
Caterer | Puff ‘n Stuff
Ceremony Site | Armature Works
DJ | Gigante Productions Inc. (GPI)
Entertainment | Breezin’ Entertainment
Event Planner | Breezin’ Entertainment | Bella Gigante
Florist | 2Birds Events
Getting Ready Location | Tampa Marriott Water Street
Hair + Makeup | Lindsay Travis Artistry
Reception Venue | Armature Works
Videographer | Voila Cinematic
Wedding Gown | Nordstrom | Custom Dress 

Danielle + Brian Step Into The Limelight | Hilton at Resorts World Bimini | Bahamas

 January 14, 2011 Danielle and Brian met through her girlfriend from middle school. Danielle had just moved back to FL and called her to go to happy hour. After being there awhile, Danielle’s friend invited her to come back to her house, insisting she should meet her husband's brother. Danielle went…and went back the next evening too! Brian and Danielle spent hours on the trampoline talking and getting to know each other.  Three months later he moved in with Danielle and the rest is history!

Brian proposed on the beach in Bimini! To them this place is magical and on vacation in July of 2018 Brian asked Danielle to go watch the sunset on the beach on the south island... the sun had almost set and Danielle was being “her true self and being cranky!” Danielle was getting eaten alive by no-see-ums and mosquito's... she had turned around to put the OFF back on their golf cart and he was on one knee! Brian told Danielle he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her and he couldn't imagine going through life with anyone else. Danielle burst into tears! They stayed there for a while and Danielle was in complete shock. Shock that he actually said the words "Will you marry me?!" It finally happened, he asked her!

In Danielle’s own words… “What I love about Brian is that he loves me for me no matter what no matter what I look like, or what my hair looks like, he loves me for pure me. He says that I'm his rock and he loves how easy going I am.”

Together Danielle and Brian enjoy traveling to Bimini, hanging out at the beach and boating. They LOVE to be on the water and in the sun, having a beer and enjoying each others company or in the company of their friends. With how much they love Bimini and the energy from being there and how special it is to us, it only made sense they wanted all of the special people in their lives to join them on their special day and enjoy themselves as much as they do!

From the very first time they went to Bimini, Danielle would think to herself- how amazing would it be to have a wedding over here... and the dream came true!! Their wedding was classy/elegant, a little laid back beach style, no shoes with a dance, drink and be merry vibe! Being able to watch the sunset on this very special day was a true highlight for everyone! Loved, happy, alive, free….MARRIED! Congratulations Danielle and Brian!

Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos

Cake | Hilton at Resorts World Bimini
Ceremony Site | Hilton at Resorts World Bimini
DJ | Sysco Forbes
Event Planner | The Perfect Party Planner
Florist | The Perfect Party Planner
Hair Stylist | Heather Johnston
Make-up Artist | Heather Johnston
Reception Venue | Hilton at Resorts World Bimini