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

Danielle + Paul Step Into The Limelight | Don CeSar Hotel | St. Petersburg, FL

The Don Cesar is one of the most spectacular venues that host the greatest weddings. Danielle’s and Paul’s wedding did not fall short one single bit - simple, elegant and classic.

The couple met at grad school in Virginia in 2013 but did not start dating until 2015. After some time, Paul knew it was time to propose to the love of his life. The engagement ring was hidden in a sweatshirt that Paul bought for Danielle after taking her to dinner on a Wednesday night. The day of the week made it a surprise. The sweatshirt was an Army sweatshirt because Paul went to West Point and was taking Danielle to her first Army/Navy game. She said YES! 

Danielle loves that Paul is protective, intelligent, and helpful to the point of making every situation feel easier to deal with. Paul loves that Danielle is easy to talk to, intelligent, and challenges him. Together, they enjoy working out, running, hiking, watching sports, traveling and of course, being together. 

Danielle grew up in the Tampa area and has always loved St. Pete Beach and the Don Cesar. Most of Paul's family and friends and a lot of Danielle's extended family and friends live up north so they also thought it would be a great vacation weekend for everyone.

On the day of the wedding, Paul wore a midnight blue tux that was custom made for the wedding. Danielle wore a beautiful gown that had a moscato lining that shimmers in the light. The reception space was decorated with floral centerpieces, chandeliers and blue uplighting all around.

It was truly and honor to be part of such a gorgeous wedding, congratulations to the newly weds!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Band | Foreman Productions
Cake | The Don Cesar
Caterer | The Don Cesar
Ceremony Site | The Don Cesar
Florist | Flora Fine Flowers
Hair Stylist | The Don Cesar
Make-up Artist | The Don Cesar