Kristie recently graduated from the Police Academy and Bryce serves our country in the Coast Gaurd. Kristie grew up competing as a horse jumper. The couple met at USFSM Orientation, Freshman year of college. Kristie loves how much Bryce loves his job and wants to help people. Bryce loves how motivated Kristie is when she is focusing on something and getting it done. They are beach people and enjoy going shooting, archery, SCUBA diving and playing video games together. Bryce proposed on a cruise ship, on the top deck lounge on the formal dress night.
Bryce calls Kristie his mermaid and his lovebug so the aquarium and beach theme was perfect for them! Kristie wanted light blue, Bryce didn't like how feminine it looked, so they went with navy blue and honestly they loved how it looked even better. The location was Bryce’s idea because Kristie did not want to do a beach wedding, in August, in the afternoon, in Florida, wearing a heavy white dress.
Their wedding had a lovely beach, nautical, rustic vibe. Kristie’s father walked her down the aisle in his Police dress uniform, and Bryce was in his Coast Guard dress uniform. An adorable appearance by the penguins at the ceremony delighted everyone. One of the penguins truly stole the spotlight when he decided to be playful and ornery by running away and hiding among the guests! This adorable and very funny moment will be looked back upon with laughter and always remembered! Some of our other favorite moments including the first dance and the first kiss in front of the beautiful bubble curtain!
Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos
Bridal Suite | Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Cake | The Cake Zone
Caterer | Florida Aquarium
Ceremony Site | Florida Aquarium
DJ | DJ by CJ
Event Planner | Days Remembered | Auburn May
Florist | Apple Blossoms
Hair Stylist | Eyes on You Salon and Spa
Invitations | Wedding Paper Divas
Make-up Artist | Eyes on You Salon and Spa
Reception Venue | Florida Aquarium