TJ + Daniel Step Into The Limelight | Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

We had such a wonderful time with TJ and Daniel who got married on this beautiful November evening at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa FL. Dan and TJ went to a Lightning Hockey game as their first date back in 2014. They had gone to Stetson together but officially met on an online dating site. TJ LOVES how calm, gentle and laid back Dan is. Together they enjoy golfing, watching hockey, wine tasting, traveling and of course, spending time with their little toddler.

Their wedding was a true reflection of their happy lives together. A great and calm atmosphere, romantic and classic decor with greenery and floral perfectly placed into every corner of the venue space. Their main object was to focus around their families because that is what is most important to Tj and Daniel. They did such a great job on setting that mood of them! Congratulation to the newlyweds!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Cake | Cakes Plus
Caterer | Oxford Exchange
Ceremony Site | Oxford Exchange
DJ | Grant Hemond And Associates, Inc. | DJ Adam 
Event Planner | Breezin' Entertainment and Productions
Florist | The Flower Box
Hair Stylist | Pretty Please Wedding and Event Mobile Glam
Invitations | Minted
Make-up Artist | Pretty Please Wedding and Event Mobile Glam
Photobooth + Cigars | Breezin' Entertainment and Productions
Reception Venue | Oxford Exchange
Strings | Dynamic Strings | Ann Marie
Transportation | Skyline Limousine
Wedding Gown | White Magnolia

Karen + Christian Step Into The Limelight | St. Mary Our Lady Of Grace Church | Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | St. Petersburg, FL

Kae + Christian met each other six years ago while attending medical school. They didn’t expect to fall in love because they were always very busy eating out, studying, and sleeping, but they did. Kae and Christian have worked very hard to get where they are. Originally from the Philippines, they worked tirelessly through college and surprised their family with their engagement.

This couple lives in the northern U.S. but wanted to have a destination wedding. The part of their wedding day that they looked forward to the most was their beautiful ceremony at Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. It provided such a special moment as I had the privilege of listening to their family rejoice with the lord and sing hymn’s, blessing Kae + Christian on their wedding day. Once the ceremony concluded, their family was whisked off to Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club to relax and dance the night away in a private yacht club and beach atmosphere.

Kae + Christian compliment each other very well, and I am so excited to see what the future holds for you. Congratulations!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Keyont’e Howard

Bridesmaid Dresses | Brideside
Cake | Artistic Whisk
Caterer | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Ceremony Site | Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
DJ | Grant Hemond
Florist | Iza’s Flowers
Hair Stylist | Destiny and Light
Make-up Artist | Destiny and Light
Reception Venue | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

The Italian Club Celebrating 100 Years | Tampa, FL

We had the honor and privilege to capture history in the making right at the heart of Tampa.
On Friday guests enjoyed live music by Sal Valentinetti. A jazz singer and crooner with the sound of a 1950s classic performer, Sal Valentinetti quickly rose to fame after appearing on season 11 of NBC's America's Got Talent. Valentinetti's initial audition instantly garnered attention and comparisons to music legends such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

On Saturday, over 200 people with a passion for Italian culture gathered to celebrate this amazing club being alive for 100 years! The night consisted of delicious Italian food, recognition awards, an amazing opera singer, and a lot of laughter and dancing. The Italian Club has achieved so much in their 100 years and will continue to do so in its next 100 years.

We could not be more excited to witness what the future holds for the Italian Club!
It is elegant, classic and oh so charming. If you are looking for a family “feel” and you love the history of Tampa - this venue is for you!

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Venue | The Italian Club 

Stephanie + Joshua | Step Into The Limelight | St. Augustine, FL | Engagement Session

Stephanie and Josh met while working on the same floor as nurses at Florida Hospital. Stephanie says it took Josh FOREVR to finally ask her out! Josh officially first asked Stephanie to be his girlfriend in St Augustine on the Mantanzas River near Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. When it came time to propose, Stephanie and Josh were on another trip to St Augustine and he planned to pop the all important question at the same exact spot. However, they were with a group of friends and one of their friends suggested while were on the opposite end of the fort - “Hey! Josh! This spot looks good!” So Josh went with the flow and got down on one knee and asked Stephanie to marry him. t only made sense to photograph their engagement portrait session in St Augustine and include these two very meaningful locations. 

A misty, foggy, romantic morning in historic St Augustine set the perfect backdrop for Stephanie + Josh’s engagement session.💛✨ We also photographed Bridge of Lions, Lightner Museum,  George Street + Historic Shopping District and inside Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. We stopped along the way  at Taverna Del Cabalo  - a favorite place they enjoy the Augustine Mules - a handcrafted cocktail created from local-made St. Augustine Vodka, Ginger Beer and lime juice.

An unexpected blessing - we passed a St Photios Shrine Greek Orthodox National Shrine...we were able to get inside and capture a moment as Stephanie and Josh prayed together. 🙏🏻 A divine moment of serenity - they will be married at Holy Ascension Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater, FL next November.  We cannot wait!

Lead Photographer | Rebecca Zoumberos
Associate Photographer | Michael Zoumberos

Venues:
Bridge of Lions
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Columbia Restaurant
George Street
Lightner Museum
St Photios Shrine Greek Orthodox National Shrine
Taverna Del Cabalo

Ann + Phillip Step Into The Limelight | The Rusty Pelican | Tampa, FL

Ann Marie and Phillip met through work when Ann Marie reserved a private tour for Thriller Speedboats. She wasn’t going to go since she was working but Phillip insisted that she join them. It was a beautiful sunny Florida day and she couldn’t resist. She told herself, “why not?” A couple days after the tour Ann Marie and Phillip arranged to have their very first date. On this date, they could tell that they loved everything about each other!

Phillip proposed to Ann Marie by customizing their new puppy’s dog tag. A friend of theirs came over to visit their new addition and that’s when Ann noticed something different about her puppy. There was a tag on the collar, she looked at the tag and their was a picture of Ann and Phillip together as well as, “will you marry me?” ….and of course she said yes!

Ann Marie and Phillips’ wedding was directly on the water which provided amazing waterfront views of Tampa as well as the Sunset…and boy did they get an AWESOME sunset! The views outside as well as inside of their beautifully decorated reception room were enchanting. 

The 17th day of the month is an important day for Ann Marie and Phillip. It was when they had their first date and now, it is the date of their marriage.

In a “tale as old as time,” congratulations Ann Marie and Phillip on becoming husband and wife!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographers | Keyont’e Howard + Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | Lulu’s
Cake | Alessi Bakeries
Caterer | The Rusty Pelican
Ceremony Site | The Rusty Pelican
DJ | DJ LV Productions
Event Planner | Ann Tipton
Florist | Arlene Floral & Event Designer
Hair Stylist | Chelsea Barefoot
Invitations | Minted
Make-up Artist | Richelle Ramon
Reception Venue | The Rusty Pelican
Wedding Gown | CC’s Bridal Boutique