Rachael + Nick Step Into The Limelight | The Don Cesar | St. Petersburg, FL

Rachael and Nick met in my Junior year of college. Rachael was in school for by BSN in Fort Lauderdale and Nick was on an internship for golf in Kendall Florida. They love going to sport events, mostly baseball games, hockey and football. The proposal came as a complete surprise. They had season tickets to Saint Louis Cardinal's spring training games and Nick got extra tickets to go on the field and in the dugout Nick got someone to film the whole thing. It was spectacular!

Rachael and Nick had always wanted to have their wedding on the beach so having it at the Don Cesar was definitely the perfect place to say their I Do’s. Their ceremony was beautifully decorated with floral and an arch that set just the right romantic mood for the couple. The day was gorgeous with the sky full of clouds. This made for some dramatic photos of the couple right before they went inside their reception room to celebrate the night away. 

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | Davids Bridal
Cake | Cakes by Carolynn
Caterer | The Don Cesar
Ceremony Site | The Don Cesar
DJ | Grant Hemond
Event Planner | Days Remembered by ND
Florist | Iza's Florist
Hair Stylist | Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group
Invitations | Minted.com
Make-up Artist | Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group
Reception Venue | The Don Cesar
Wedding Gown | Bridal Contour of the Palm Beaches

Heather + Rocky Step Into The Limelight | Yacht StarShip | Clearwater Beach, FL

Nautical & Casual

Heather & Rocky tied the knot at Yacht StarShip Cruises & Events Clearwater surrounded by family & friends.
They both love ocean, boating, sunsets ( all things Florida!). They enjoy camping, fishing, vacations and spending time with their kids. ( Splash a little football in there too!).
The inspiration for their wedding was all things nautical, in the classic navy blue, white and touches of gold.
Clearwater Beach was the perfect backdrop for their special day, it just tied it all together beautifully 💙
We had a blast celebrating these two and we wish them many years of happiness & Florida adventures.

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Caterer | Yacht StarShip Cruises & Events Clearwater
Ceremony | Yacht StarShip Cruises & Events Clearwater
DJ | Yacht StarShip Cruises & Events Clearwater
Florist | Brides N Blooms
Hair Stylist | The Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup
Invitations Company Name + Web Site: Vista Print
Make-Up | The Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup
Reception | Yacht StarShip Cruises & Events Clearwater
Wedding Gown Company Name + Web Site: David’s Bridal

Stephanie + Jeff Step Into The Limelight | Marina Cantina | Clearwater Beach, FL

Stephanie + Jeff met at work in 2010. They started off as friends but couldn’t deny that they had a considerable amount of chemistry. After some time, they decided to take their friendship and develop it into a relationship. Stephanie was nervous at first because she is a “package deal.” It wasn’t just Stephanie that Jeff needed to win over, Jeff needed to win over her son Alex as well. Stephanie was so happy that Jeff was accepting of Alex and has become the most amazing father for him.

Stephanie + Jeff enjoy each others sharp sense of humor and love how they balance one another out. Jeff knows how to make Stephanie laugh and he always knows how to calm her down when she is stressed or feeling down. Likewise, Jeff loves how Stephanie can always pick him up when he is having a rough day. They love traveling together, cooking, eating, projects around the house, and watching “their shows.”

Jeff proposed to Stephanie in Chicago on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building. They just finished their meal at The Signature Room when the fireworks display began, at the same time as the fireworks the staff came and brought Stephanie her favorite dessert (Creme Brûlée) and on the plate it said, “Will you Marry Me?”  

When deciding where to have their wedding Jeff and Stephanie knew it had to be in Florida. They both have a lot of amazing childhood memories here and it is a place both of them hold very near and dear to their hearts. Jeff and Stephanie came to Clearwater two years ago on vacation and absolutely loved it, they thought it would capture their laid back fun energy perfectly!

Congratulations on becoming husband and wife Stephanie + Jeff!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake |  Cakes by Carolynn A Special Touch
Caterer | Elliot + Nina, Marina Cantina
Ceremony Site | Marina Cantina
DJ |  Events Done Right Tampa Bay, LLC
Invitations | Magnet Street
Reception Venue | Marina Cantina

Karissa + Andrew Step Into The Limelight | Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa | Clearwater Beach, FL

Karissa + Andrew met in Dekalb, IL in May of 2011. One of Karissa’s best friends, Miraynda had been dating one of Andrews best friends, Eddie. Miraynda and Eddie decided that they wanted to play matchmaker and through a party one weekend while Andrew was visiting. The next day after the party, Karissa realized she had left her camera in Eddie’s room (yes, she had a separate cell phone and camera). When Karissa got the camera back later that day it was full of pictures of Andrew and all his friends. Andrew and Karissa instantly became friends after that night and started dating about six months later.

How he proposed: Andrew planned a nice dinner and then drinks with a couple of friends to celebrate Karissa passing one of her CPA exams. To get from dinner to the bar where they were meeting their friends, they had to walk past Buckingham Fountain. Andrew stopped Karissa at the beautifully lit fountain with the city skyline as the backdrop and proposed to her. Karissa was completely surprised and totally over the moon! The proposal was everything she ever dreamed of. After the proposal, they left to meet up with all of their best friends and they celebrated all night long!

When deciding where to have their wedding Karissa couldn’t picture having it anywhere other than Clearwater, FL. She had spent a lot of her childhood vacationing in the Clearwater/Dunedin/Tampa area and it is one of her most favorite places! Karissa and Andrew’s wedding was a fusion of Jewish traditions and non-traditions, it was romantic, beachy, and fun as they were so so so happy to be surrounded by all of their loved ones.

Congratulations on becoming husband and wife Karissa + Andrew! 

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | Davids Bridal
Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Caterer | Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Ceremony Site | Sandpiper Deck, Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
DJ | Boone’s Professional Events
Event Planner | Candice, Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Florist | Iza’s Flowers
Hair Stylist | Femme Akoi Beauty Studio
Invitations | Shutterfly
Make-up Artist | Femme Akoi Beauty Studio
Reception Venue | Waters Edge, Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Wedding Gown | Weddings 826

Kristen + Matt Step Into The Limelight | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa | Clearwater Beach, FL

Kristen & Matt met online in 2016… and have been loving life ever since!
They enjoy watching football together, playing catch in the pool, traveling, ping pong and darts in their basement (how fun us that?) Even more fun… Matt proposed to Kristen by spelling out “Marry Me” with flower pedals on their ping pong table!  

Their beach wedding at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa was all Kristen dreamed of. She always wanted to tie the knot by the water where she spent most of her time as a swimmer.
The array of blues, tropical greenery and touches of gold made up their beachy and elegant decor.
Every moment was beautifully thought out as their celebrated their union and honoring those who could not be there.

Matt is not much a of a picture person but it was beautiful to see him taking in the surroundings and enjoying each moment with Kristen.
Their rooftop reception was the perfect way to end the night, alongside great friends and family.

We wish you both the BEST life can bring!

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Bridesmaids Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | The Artistic Whisk
Caterer | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Ceremony + Reception | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc. | James
Florist | Artistry Designs Group | Barb Oehlerking
Hair + Makeup | Destiny & Light
Invitations | Shutterfly
Videographer | Sundial Creatives
Wedding Gown | Ivory Bridal