WeddingWire Networking Night Tampa | The Vault | Tampa, FL

What a wonderful networking night at The Vault hosted by Wedding Wire! 

As experienced wedding vendors we all know that this is the most popular time of year for men and women to ‘pop the question’ to their sweethearts. Wedding Wire’s networking event provided the opportunity for Tampa Bay’s vendors to come together to talk about their services and what they can provide a future bride and groom. We have evolved with ‘friendors’ as we like to call them (vendor friends we LOVE and have worked with for years), but its also key to meet new vendors to provide us the opportunity to gain a fresh prospective and grow as our clients seek out the newest trends. So…when the wedding bells start ringing we can pull all of the knowledge we have to make our bride and grooms experience the best Tampa Bay has to offer!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany

Beauty Bar | Beauty Brought Out
DJ | Celebrations 24
Florals | Beneva Flowers
Host | Wedding Wire
Photobooth | Snapshoot Photobooth
Venue | The Vault

Danielle + Paul Step Into The Limelight | Don CeSar Hotel | St. Petersburg, FL

The Don Cesar is one of the most spectacular venues that host the greatest weddings. Danielle’s and Paul’s wedding did not fall short one single bit - simple, elegant and classic.

The couple met at grad school in Virginia in 2013 but did not start dating until 2015. After some time, Paul knew it was time to propose to the love of his life. The engagement ring was hidden in a sweatshirt that Paul bought for Danielle after taking her to dinner on a Wednesday night. The day of the week made it a surprise. The sweatshirt was an Army sweatshirt because Paul went to West Point and was taking Danielle to her first Army/Navy game. She said YES! 

Danielle loves that Paul is protective, intelligent, and helpful to the point of making every situation feel easier to deal with. Paul loves that Danielle is easy to talk to, intelligent, and challenges him. Together, they enjoy working out, running, hiking, watching sports, traveling and of course, being together. 

Danielle grew up in the Tampa area and has always loved St. Pete Beach and the Don Cesar. Most of Paul's family and friends and a lot of Danielle's extended family and friends live up north so they also thought it would be a great vacation weekend for everyone.

On the day of the wedding, Paul wore a midnight blue tux that was custom made for the wedding. Danielle wore a beautiful gown that had a moscato lining that shimmers in the light. The reception space was decorated with floral centerpieces, chandeliers and blue uplighting all around.

It was truly and honor to be part of such a gorgeous wedding, congratulations to the newly weds!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Band | Foreman Productions
Cake | The Don Cesar
Caterer | The Don Cesar
Ceremony Site | The Don Cesar
Florist | Flora Fine Flowers
Hair Stylist | The Don Cesar
Make-up Artist | The Don Cesar

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