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

Katie + Giorgio Step Into The Limelight | Powel Crosley Estate | Sarasota, FL

In September 2010, Giorgio's fraternity was hosting an event. After the event ended, there was an after party that Giorgio was going to. Katie also ended up going to this same party through some mutual friends. Later on that night, they met and it was history since.

The two officially started dating on November 12, 2010. Giorgio had invited Katie to join him in Marco Island for the weekend. He had also arranged to have dinner at Da Vinci's and then to watch the Sunset at Resident's Beach. On the beach Giorgio officially asked Katie to be his girlfriend.

Katie was just finishing up her last couple of weeks of nursing school. For the longest time, She was told they were going to go to Marco Island that weekend. Unfortunately, Katie had to cancel the plans last minute. Little did she know, Giorgio had planned to propose that weekend on April 29, 2017. Giorgio quickly figured out a backup plan. That week, Katie had officially received her first job offer as a registered nurse. Giorgio took this opportunity to plan something and told her they were going out to dinner to celebrate the new job.

That Friday before dinner, Giorgio told Katie to go to the mall and he would buy an outfit for her for dinner the next day. On the way to dinner, Giorgio told Katie they were going to some cool place for drinks. They went to Oystercatchers, which is right on the water in Tampa. Both of them ordered drinks at the bar and then Giorgio stated he wanted to go outside. Before going outside he "went to the bathroom" aka gave his phone to the hostess to take pictures. Little did Katie know, Giorgio had gone to Osytercathces the day prior to tip the hostess and to take pictures the following day.

Katie was so confused as to why Giorgio wanted to go outside especially since it was the first hottest and most humid day of the season (about 95 degrees out). He said “come here I want to show you the view”.

As they were walking to the water, Katie could not even figure out what was happening until She turned her head and Giorgio was on one knee asking marry Katie!!!

What an amazing day we had with Katie and Giorgio in mid March 2019. Their ceremony and reception was fully decorated with floral and green foliage. Katie wore a stunning gown that made her look spectacular. Giorgio wore a blue suit that made him look sharp. The two said their I-Do’s at the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota FL. It was a great wedding day for the two fully of laughter and dancing. Congratulations to the newlyweds!!!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Bridesmaid Dresses | Showmeyourmumu
Cake | Olympia Catering
Caterer | Olympia Catering
Ceremony Site | Powel Crosley Estate
DJ | DJ Cory Barron
Event Planner | Kimberly Hensley Events
Hair Stylist | Style Hair & Make up
Make-up Artist | Style Hair & Make up
Reception Venue | Powel Crosley Estate
Videographer | Tampaniac Pictures
Wedding Gown | The Bride