Julia + Zachary Step Into The Limelight | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club | St. Petersburg, FL

Julia and Zachary met back in 2012 all thanks to being set up for a sorority date function.  Julia was originally supposed to go with Garet (one of Zach's groomsmen) but luckily he was already booked to go out with one of her good friends that night. Garet, so kindly suggested his roommate Zachary go with Julia and the rest as is history! 

In May of 2018, Zach finally asked the big question!  They were on a vacation in Punta Cuna with Julia’s parents and they got to have a romantic poolside dinner.  At the end of the night, Zach brought out a souvenir coin from the first weekend they had spent together and totally surprised Julia by asking her to marry him.  He even made the proposal even more perfect by making sure Julia’s parents were there. 

Julia LOVES Zack’s sense of humor, his loyalty and bluntness. Together they enjoy football and share a love with Bella, their dog. 

In September, Julia and Zack said their I-DO’s at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. Their ceremony took place outdoor in the Tea Garden which was lined with white chairs and a large arch floral arrangement made up of green foliage and white roses. After they were pronounced husband and wife, the door to the Grand Ballroom open up for all their invited guests. It was beautiful decorated with tall and short floral arrangements, silver chairs and chargers, candles everywhere and a white wedding cake. It was breathtaking!

Congratulations to the newlyweds!!! 

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Band | Bay King's Band
Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo
Cake | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Caterer | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Ceremony Site | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Florist | 2Birds Events
Reception Venue | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Wedding Gown | The Dressing Room St. Pete

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

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 

Shelby + Kyle Step Into The Limelight | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort | Clearwater Beach, FL

(Sweet) Shelby & (Hugger) Kyle met their senior year at Purdue University. Shelby worked as the athletic trainer for the Women's Volleyball team and Kyle played as a practice player. Kyle would fake injuries in order to talk to Shelby and get her attention. Shelby would stay professional and was clueless that Kyle was interested in her. Two months later, Shelby saw Kyle out at a bar, and he had Arby's sandwiches. Kyle offered Shelby a sandwich and they have been together ever since.

Kyle proposed on New Years Eve at 9:00PM (12/31/17) in The Villages, FL. They were out dancing in the town square with Shelby's parents. When the band wrapped up, Kyle got down on one knee and proposed. The band saw the commotion and pulled back out their instruments. They called them both on stage and played Buddy Holly's "True Love Ways" as they danced.

Shelby loves Kyle fun-loving personality and the fact that he can always make her laugh. He has taught her to not take life so seriously and to enjoy the little things in life. She loves his ambition and how he always goes above and beyond expectations. Kyle will always go out of his way to try and make someones day. 

Kyle loves that Shelby is such a kind, loving, generous, athletic, and sweet person. What's not to love! She is always there to put a big smile on his face, and always knows how to pick him up. She's extremely supportive in his my crazy ideas, and he knows she will always be by my side.

They both enjoy hiking, traveling, wine-tasting, and cheering on the Purdue Boilermakers.

Uncle Toby officiated their wedding, and cousin Jeff played the guitar as they walked down the aisle.  We could not has dreamed of a more perfect wedding day for Shelby & Kyle. Every moment was gracious and oh so sweet. The ultimate goal was a beautiful destination wedding to celebrate their love with close friends and family ending with one big party. Success!

Shelby & Kyle… you both are in for a treat! Life together is the BEST! Enjoy it all 💕

#SchwedesinParadise

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie
Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Caterer | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort
Ceremony | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort
DJ | DJ Cory Barron & Co.
Florist | 2Birds Events
Hair Stylist | Michelle Renee The Studio
Invitations | Joy District Design Co
Make-Up Artist | Michelle Renee The Studio
Reception | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort
Wedding Gown | Lulu's

Jennifer + Mike Step Into The Limelight | Paradise Spring | Lithia, FL

In 2016 Mike stumbled across Jenn's Twitch stream because she was playing his favorite game, The Last of Us. They became fast friends and spent countless hours hanging out and gaming together online. While spending their anniversary in St. Augustine, they were taking a walk through the beautiful historic town. Everything just felt right so Jenn knelt down and asked the question!

“I love Mike's good heart, how he cares so much about others and the loving way he treats animals too. I love his sense of humor and how well it meshes with my own. I love his never-ending enthusiasm for life, always coming up with new fun things to do and never letting us fall into routine. I love how sensitive and romantic he is, he's so loving and always surprising me with small gestures. I love how supportive he is of my passions and dreams, he is very involved in my stream and always rooting for me. He has never missed one of my shows.I love his problem-solving mind, he's not one to give up on any problem, he'll always think of a solution and work to fix it. I love his voice, his laugh, his face, everything about him.” - Jenn

“Falling in love with Jenn happened in an instant. She always brings the best version of myself out of me in every situation and always makes me look inside of myself and think about things from a different perspective. There's never ever enough time in a day to spend with her and I'm constantly looking for new things to do and experience with her. She makes me laugh all the time, makes my heart race and melt all at once. She has the kindest heart I've ever known and an unrivaled sense of empathy. Just seeing her face makes me smile and I feel so lucky and special to be able to share my time and my life with her and to watch her grow into an even more wonderful person every single day.” - Mike

Together they enjoy gaming, watching movies, going on walks, playing card games, binging TV shows on Netflix, going to restaurants, going to Disney and visiting Connecticut.

Jennifer and Mike wanted somewhere quiet and filled with nature away from the normal tropical and beach-type areas and venues so commonly found in Florida. Their wedding day outfits matched the overall color palette of their wedding and fell in line with the nature-infused and floral theme.

They selected all of the designs and details about their ceremony and reception. They compromised along the way to make sure the day was special and meaningful to both of them. Just knowing that their wedding is a culmination of both of their efforts and creativity made this day special and unique to them. The wedding vows, the first kiss the food and seeing all of their friends and family there to support them and their life together and share their special moments with them was beautiful to witness. 

All of their hard work and planning came together to create a beautiful and enchanting scene with the floral decorations, the ceremony area in the secret garden and for their reception on the Villa patio. The entire day was a romantic and intimate escape to a secret garden surrounded by family and loved ones to celebrate the partnership they share. They wedding was nature-infused, rustic-filled and lush with flowers and trees….A tucked away fantasy.

Lead Photographer | Rebecca Zoumberos
Associate Photographer | Michael Zoumberos

Bridesmaid Dresses | Mori Lee | Athena’s Bridal Boutique
Cake | Hands on Sweets
Caterer | Vesh  
Ceremony Site | The Secret Garden at Paradise Spring  | Love Lee Lane + Ashley Hinton Moody
DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates
Event Planner | La Niña Event Planning & Design
Florist | 2birds Events
Hair + Makeup | Elena Joseph Hair & Makeup Designer
Invitations | Minted
Officiant | A Wedding with Grace | Grace Felice
Reception Venue | The Patio at Paradise Spring
Videographer | Fox Grove Films
Wedding Gown | Truly Forever Bridal