Rebecca + Andrew Step Into The Limelight | Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach | Clearwater Beach, FL

Rebecca & Andrew

{Their 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒 story}

Rebecca and Andrew met on a dating app of all places. Neither of them were really sure what would come from using such an app, but it quickly became the best surprise. Rebecca was a first year teacher, and Andrew was finishing his last year of school at the University of South Florida. When they first matched, the first thing Rebecca noticed was that Andrew played acoustic guitar. He complimented her right away on her eyes, and they quickly realized that they had the same sense of humor and that they both wanted to travel to the same places one day. They eventually agreed to grab dinner and drinks so that they could meet each other in person. The night of the first date, it was raining extremely hard outside. Rebecca has never been a big fan of driving, let alone in such nasty weather, and considered asking if they could reschedule for another day. The rain was also making her run a few minutes late, and she was so relieved and put at ease when Andrew called to say that he was going to be a little late as well (anyone who knows the couple knows that they still have this in common!). Rebecca walked into the bar first, drenched from the rain, and Andrew walked in just a moment later with a sweet smile on his face. The rest is history!

{The Proposal}

Andrew had recently returned from a two week trip to Australia & New Zealand that he went on for work. The couple had been wanting to go to one of their favorite restaurants on Clearwater Beach, and finally made plans to go one Saturday evening after a day of running errands. One of their favorite things to do is to walk the beach together, so they decided to take a stroll before getting dinner. Andrew seemed unusually upset about the fact that it had turned into a cloudy and windy evening, and Rebecca figured he just needed to eat (Andrew loves his food!). After a bit of walking, he asked Rebecca if she wanted a picture by the water and asked a woman who was sitting with her husband and children if she would mind taking one. At this point, Rebecca was definitely suspicious, because Andrew is not one to initiate a photo-op! He put his arm around her for a picture, and then suddenly took Rebecca's hands and started saying ALL the sweet things! The woman taking their picture was so surprised and excited to see Andrew get down on one knee, and the couple was otherwise alone on a quiet and secluded part of the beach. Their absolute favorite part of this story, is that after she said YES and they got a few pictures together- the gloomy clouds simply disappeared, revealing the most beautiful sunset that either of them had ever seen. Andrew and Rebecca got to sit in the sand and watch the sun go down together before sharing the news with their close friends and family. They went on a long cruise the following week where they were able to celebrate just the two of them ❤️

{story written by the bride Rebecca}

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer 
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld 

DJ | DJ Cory Barron & Co. | Cory Barron
Bridesmaids Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | The Artistic Whisk
Ceremony Site | Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Florist |  FLORA Fine Flowers & Events LLC
Make-Up Artist | Allure Artistry
Reception Venue | Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Videographer | Dream Reel Video Productions, LLC
Wedding Gown | The White Magnolia 
Wedding Planner | Staci Reardon

Elizabeth + Tobias Step Into The Limelight | Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach | Clearwater Beach, FL

What an amazing day we had with Elizabeth and Tobias on this beautiful February day at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach. The day started with both getting ready to see each other before the ceremony. This first look was very important to them and they could not wait to see each other. First look was the sweetest with smiles and hugs during this special moment. The ceremony was outdoors on a rather modern lawn beautifully decorated with large, white flowers arrangements, white lawn chairs with pink, blush and gray strings on them and a gorgeous backdrop of the beach. They said their I-Do’s and it was off to their reception dinner.

The reception dinner was nothing short of spectacular. Tables were decorated with floral center pieces. Wine openers and stoppers for their guests, sparkly glittered silver chargers and pink and blush colored napkins. 

It was truly a great wedding day for Elizabeth and Tobias. Congratulations to the newlyweds!!!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Bridesmaid Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | Artistic Whisk
Ceremony Site | Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
DJ | Inpulse Entertainment
Event Planner | Epic Events by Booth, Inc.
Florist | Lee Forrest Design
Hair Stylist | Destiny and Light
Make-up Artist | Destiny and Light
Reception Venue | Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Videographer | Cindy Hsieh
Wedding Gown | David's Bridal

Vanessa + Anthony Step Into The Limelight | White Chapel & Harbor Hall | Palm Harbor, FL

What a beautiful day it was with these two amazing, and joyful individuals that said their I-Do’s at the White Chapel & Harbor Hall in palm Harbor. Vanessa and Anthony met online back in November of 2015. They agreed to go on a date and ever since, they have been inseparable! Together, they have bonded over their shared love of food and wine. They enjoy eating, playing board games, traveling, puzzles, being around friends and watching hockey together. 

These two love birds could not stop staring at each other on their wedding day. Laughter and smiles lasted throughout the entire day between the two and it set the joyful and fun mood for everyone around them. Their decor was Navy blue with blue orchids laid all around the venue. Their cake was also covered with orchids and looked spectacular.

Such a great way to start the year. Congratulations to the newlyweds!!!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa

Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Cake | A Piece of Cake & Desserts
Caterer | Amici’s Catered Cuisine
Ceremony Site | White Chapel & Harbor Hall
DJ | Elite Entertainment DJs
Hair Stylist | LDM Beauty Group
Make-up Artist | LDM Beauty Group
Reception Venue | White Chapel & Harbor Hall

Danielle + Chad Step Into the Limelight | Harborside Chapel + Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club | St. Petersburg, FL

Danielle and Chad met at a mutual friends birthday party before the start of her senior year at the University of Central Florida. After their friends party Chad left and went back to Panama City Beach to finish out his summer break. They stayed close by chatting over the phone and the very next month Chad came back for Danielle’s birthday. That’s when they decided to make it “official.” Danielle and Chad like to joke around with one another, go to the movies, and try new restaurants, but their most favorite thing to do is to just be with one another. No matter what they are doing OR not doing.

The proposal came when Danielle, Chad, and select family members were on vacation in New Orleans. When deciding what to do while they were there, Chad announced that everyone should go to happy hour in the french quarter. On their way, Chad saw a horse and carriage and decided he wanted Danielle and himself to take a picture with it.  While Danielle was getting situated by the carriage she turned back around to see Chad on bent knee, THEN, he proceeded to ask her to marry him in French! Proposing in front of the carriage didn’t come unplanned though, turns out Chad had pre-arraigned for the horse and carriage to take his soon-to-be finance on a romantic ride through the french quarter. How romantic!

Danielle and Chad’s ceremony took place at the beautiful Harborside Chapel. It was very special to them to get married here because it is where Chad’s family worships. After the ceremony, all of their guests poured outside of the church and lined the walkway to cheer for the newlywed couple as they made their exit! 

The festivities continued throughout the night at Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club, where they watched the sun set and danced the night away with their friends and family.

Congratulations Danielle + Chad, and go UCF Knights!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | Davids Bridal
Cake | A Piece of Cake & Desserts 
Caterer | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Ceremony Site | Harborside Chapel
DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates
Florist | The Brides Bouquet
Hair Stylist | Lasting Luxe
Invitations | Shutterfly
Make-up Artist | Lasting Luxe
Reception Venue | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Wedding Gown | CC’s Bridal Boutique

Brittany + Troy Step Into The Limelight | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort And Spa | Clearwater Beach, FL

Brittany + Troy first met at an Army training event at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Troy caught Brittany’s eye when she observed how caring, patient and goal oriented he was. Their conversations started by discussing their awesome Army skills and then progressed to talking about their love of family, food, and future business ventures. They also discovered that they are both graduates from a Historically Black College or University!

Brittany and Troy have both been deployed, and knowing that Troy would have to leave again soon they spent every moment together traveling. While traveling, Brittany would talk about her future goals and they eventually became his as well. It was during this treasured time that Brittany knew that she wanted him to be her husband.

During one of  Troy’s previous deployments Brittany wrote him a love letter to which he claimed to “never have received.” However, on April 15th, 2017 Brittany and Troy were hosting a housewarming party…Troy used this event as a platform to propose to Brittany. It wasn’t just any type of proposal, he got down on one knee and proposed to Brittany by reading her the “lost love letter” that she sent him during his deployment. Of course she said yes! Troy say’s Brittany enhances his life in every aspect. She is constantly setting goals and it is only a matter of time before she reaches them. There is nothing that she can’t do.

Even though Troy and Brittany are not from this area, they have been visiting Florida for years. They love being able to enjoy they warm weather and tropical feel during the winter months. Since they love to travel, they knew it would be great for their family as well. Brittany and Troy styled their wedding to be the epitome of black elegance with a Nubian twist and I have to admit black, royal blue, and gold never looked SO GOOD!

Congratulations Brittany + Troy, I loved hearing you say “I’m married!” to your guests. It was such a happy and heartfelt moment!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez 

Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Cake | A Piece of Cake & Desserts
Caterer | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Ceremony Site | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
DJ | DJ Crank
Event Planner | Special Moments
Florist | Costco
Hair Stylist | Chrystal, Diamond Salon 
Make-up Artist | Candace Tellis 
Reception Venue | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Videographer | VHVideo
Wedding Gown | David’s Bridal
Caricature Artist | Cartoons By Rob Smith, Jr
Centerpieces and Chairs | Gabro Event Services