Allison + Ethan Step Into The Limelight | Harborside Chapel + The Rusty Pelican | Tampa, FL

Allison and Ethan first met at CevicheTappas Restaurant in down town St.Pete after talking online for a few weeks. More than anything Ethan loves making Allison laugh, loves how incredibly kind she is and he says she has never met someone with a bigger heart. Allison loves that Ethan is so funny and entertaining! He is so patient and calm, and incredibly supportive. They never run of things to say and do together and they love being home together. They both enjoy seeing movies and binging on their favoriteTV shows. They like to visit family and travel together to different countries. Ethan found a quite spot near a beautiful fountain in the gardens of Versailles palace to propose one evening.

Their wedding was an elegant yet relaxed celebration of their marriage with all our family and friends. Everyone had a great time and danced the night away with them. The vibe of Rusty Pelican provided a cozy atmosphere and the beautiful water surrounding the location added to the romantic ambiance. When Allison and Nick first saw Harborside Chapel they knew it was where they wanted to get married-it’s so so simple and beautiful! Like a new canvas for us to paint their marriage. 

Colors are the wedding included navy blue, peony pink, blush, white, cream, eucalyptus green and a hint of fuchsia.  Some of their favorite wedding details included the Chapel itself, Allison’s dress, the wedding arbor, the floral arrangements and the atmosphere. Allison created all the center-pieces for the wedding. The groom Ethan brother and father built the wedding arbor for the wedding ceremony. Their DIY floral arrangements were lush with greenery and included blush, white and peony roses and a few fuchsia roses in a background of eucalyptus and mixed deep greens, complimented by floating candles.

This special day was the beginning of their story, and shared with their closest and most loved family and friends. 

What do you think will be your highlights from the ceremony and reception? I think we both are looking forward to sharing the our special day with family and friends. Relaxed. Excited. Emotional. Happy. MARRIED! Congratulations Allison + Ethan! 

Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos

Bridesmaid Dresses | Kennedy Blue 
Cake | Publix 
Ceremony Site | Harborside Chapel 
DJ | Frank Lebano
Florist | Arlene Floral Design LLC.
Hair Stylist | Michele Renee The Studio 
Invitations | Minted 
Make-up Artist | Michele Renee The Studio
Reception Venue | The Rusty Pelican 
Wedding Gown | CC’s Bridal Boutique St. Pete 

Maryann + Michael Step Into The Limelight | Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club | Tampa, FL

Maryann and Michael have a true “puppy love” love story…they met all the way back in kindergarten at the tender age of five years old. Michael proposed at Christmas in 2018 in front of Maryann’s family. Together they share a love of music, food, wine, hockey, going to the beach and traveling. It is a joy to see the compassion they have not only for each other, but for their friends and family; and to witness their shared sense of humor.

Their Rustic, English Garden Cocktail Party was romantic, stress-free, fun and memorable. All guests felt warmly welcomed, entertained, happy and comfortable  Maryann and Michael enjoyed celebrating their future together with their families.

Lead Photographers | Rebecca + Michael Zoumberos

Band | Southtown Fever
Cake | Publix Greenwise
Ceremony Site | Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club
Florist | The Potting Shed
Hair Stylist | The Grand Beauty Spa
Invitations | The Write Stuff
Linens | Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Make-up Artist | The Grand Beauty Spa
Reception Venue | Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club
Wedding Gown | CC’s Bridal Boutique

Staci + Juan Step Into The Limelight | Carrollwood Country Club | Tampa, FL

Staci + Juan met through Myspace in 2008, when Juan was commenting on her pictures and trying to message her. She eventually decided to message him back and that was how they realized they went to the same school. Staci was a freshmen and Juan was a sophomore. They became really close friends and Staci always knew that he really liked her, but it took her longer to get there. Eventually she ended up developing a huge crush on him. They decided to date, but it didn’t last as Staci moved and went to a different high school for her sophomore year. They lost touch until they ran into each other while attending college and that’s where their friendship picked right back up where they left it. They remained friends for a while until Juan told Staci that he loves her and he has for a very long time. Juan then told her that no one could ever treat Staci as well as he would and no one could ever love her as much as he does. 

They began to date on March 12, 2013 and have been together ever since. On a very cold Christmas Day in 2016, Juan + Staci were up in the mountains spending time with Juans’ family when they decided to go outside for a hike. They stopped for a moment to enjoy the view and were discussing how beautiful the scenery was and how much fun they were having together. Juan told Staci that “nothing could ever be more beautiful to him than me”…at that moment he took a knee and asked Staci to spend the rest of her life with him.

There are so many things that Staci + Juan love about one another and that even after five years they continue to find new things to love. Staci loves how goofy they are together, and how vulnerable they can be with one another. They are never afraid to express themselves or to be open and honest with one another about anything. However, their most absolute favorite thing is watching one another be parents to their daughter Kendall. Staci loves how much Juan loves their little girl and how he is THE BEST DAD EVER!

Congratulations Staci, Juan, + Kendall!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | CC’s Boutique
Cake | Publix
Caterer | Carrollwood Country Club
Ceremony Site | Grace Lutheran Church
DJ | Celebrations of Tampa Bay
Florist | 4 Season’s Flowers & Design
Reception Venue | Carrollwood Country Club
Wedding Gown | CC’s Boutique | Martina Liana Style 870
Photo Booth | Solid Gold Entertainment

Rachel + Anthony Step Into The Limelight | The Birchwood | St. Petersburg, FL

I don’t think we ever danced so much at a wedding before! We could not stand still. The room was so alive and filled with JOY, it was contagious! 
That’s how the whole day was for these two. They beamed happiness!
Rachel & Anthony dated for 7 years before tying the knot in front of close friends and family. They enjoy cooking and traveling (always in style).
St. Paul's Catholic Church is a particularly meaningful location for Rachel as she attended elementary + middle school there and now Rachel got to marry the love of her life where so many other beautiful memories took place. Rachel loves Anthony's big heart for people and she admires his generosity and kindness. Rachel is more of a reserved gal who finds pure contentment in being genuine and loving towards others.
Rachel & Anthony’s wedding day was the epiphany of classic elegance meeting “the need to party!” Their guests enjoyed a night of dancing surrounded by glamour and long-lasting memories at the never disappointing Birchwood in downtown St. Pete.
Rachel & Anthony, we know you both will enjoy life. We wish you both ALL the dancing and “amazing culinary” life can possibly bring.

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Bridesmaid Dresses | CC’s Bridal Boutique
Cake | Sweet Divas Cakery
Caterer | The Birchwood
Ceremony Site | St. Paul's Catholic Church
DJ | First Class Entertainment
Event Planner | Crystal | Chantilly Chic Celebrations
Florist | 2Birds Events Florist
Hair Stylist | Femme Akoi
Make-up Artist | Femme Akoi
Reception Venue | The Birchwood
Videographer | Voila Cinematic
Violin + Cello | Sunset Strings
Wedding Gown | CC’s Bridal Boutique

Julianne + Eric Step Into The Limelight | Powel Crosley Estate | Sarasota, FL

Eric and Julianne met at work in June of 2015 and got engaged on November 14, 2017 in Napa, California. While Julianne believed the trip to Napa to be for Eric's 30th birthday - she was surprised to find that the week-long trip would be to celebrate their engagement.

Eric proposed to Julianne on her parent's wedding anniversary at Crocker and Starr Vineyard. Pam Starr allowed them to visit her private property and enjoy a small Chapel that family had utilized for Wedding Ceremony's in the past.

Fast forward to their wedding day in February of 2019, the two had their wedding day at the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota. They had always wanted somewhere private and secluded so they could enjoy the company without any interruptions and the Crosley was exactly that!

Their beautiful wedding decor consisted of red floral and white floral, gold chairs and white linens. Julianna made signs along with the wedding favor tags that were placed on all the tables for guests to enjoy. 

What a beautiful day it was with this gorgeous couple. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Band | Phase 5 
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bellas Bridemaid
Cake | Milan Catering
Caterer | Milan Catering
Ceremony Site | The Powel Crosley Estate
Event Planner | LoveLeeLane
Florist | Ever After Vintage
Hair Stylist | Lasting Luxe
Invitations | Minted
Make-up Artist | Lasting Luxe
Reception Venue | The Powel Crosley Estate
Wedding Gown | CC’s Bridal Boutique
Photo Booth | Vintage Car Photobooth