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

Jenny + Ryan Step Into The Limelight | St. Raphael Catholic Church + The Birchwood | St. Petersburg, FL

We are truly so blessed to do what we do and meet such amazing people…
Jenny & Ryan are simply fantastic! They complement each other beautifully and we were honored to be a part of their special day.

From the traditional and elegant ceremony at St. Raphael Catholic Church to the streets of Downtown St. Petersburg with their Bridal Party to the glamorous, elegant and fun reception at the stylish Birchwood. These two enjoyed their wedding day along their closest friends and family to the fullest.

Jenny & Ryan enjoy traveling, they love to laugh and just enjoy doing life together. I mean, what else do you need?

We loved sharing these moments with Jenny & Ryan and we wish both of them all the BEST life can bring.

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie
Cake | Designer Cakes & Desserts
Caterer | The Birchwood 
Ceremony | St. Raphael Catholic Church
DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc. | Jeff
Event Planner | Just True Love Event Planning
Florist | Eve’s Florist 
Invitations | Vista Print 
Videographer | Moon Man Productions 
Wedding Gown | Athena’s Bridal Boutique 

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

Jillaina + Scott Step Into The Limelight | Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club | Lakewood Ranch, FL

We had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of Jillaina and Scott’s special day. Scott lives in Iowa, and Jill lives in Tampa. They happened to have some mutual friends that live in Tampa, and on January 19, 2013 Scott came to town celebrate a birthday of our mutual friend. They met that night - He saw Jill across the room and came running over to say hello. He asked if she would join him for dinner the next day, and Jill politely declined with no interest in getting involved romantically.

The next day, their mutual friend and asked her if she would like to join her for dinner. Jill said yes, and when she got to the restaurant none of her friends were there! But Scott was... they tricked her into having dinner with him. The dinner led into late night bowling, and one of the most fun and perfect nights they’ve ever had. The love was instant, and has never faded!

On the day Scott proposed to Jillaina, Scott took Jill back to the place they had their first dinner and bowling together to recreate their first date. He then asked her to marry him and Jill said yes!

Their wedding day was gorgeous! Glitter, glitz, glam, fun, food, and lots of activities. The venue dripped in crystals and sparkles! From their ceremony site, to the reception hall, everything had glitter, rose gold and just the right touch of sparkle. It was truly a day to remember!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Cake | Sugarpaste by Stephanie
Caterer | Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club
Ceremony Site | Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club
DJ | Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc.
Event Planner | Katie Olender
Florist | Creations by Mylez Edward
Hair Stylist | Dolce Beauty Salon
Make-up Artist | Dolce Beauty Salon
Photo Booth | Southern Event Rentals & Photobooth
Reception Venue | Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club
Wedding Gown | Allure Brides

Kelsey + Joseph Step Into The Limelight | Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa | Clearwater Beach, FL

Kelsey grew up in South Dakota and knew ever since she was little that she wanted to live near the beach. Six years ago Kelsey made her dreams come true by moving to Florida. If Kelsey would have never made the journey from South Dakota, she would have never met the love of her life, Joseph. Kelsey + Joseph met through a mutual friend and have been together ever since….4 1/2 years ago to be exact!

Joseph proposed to Kelsey while on a trip to her parents house in South Dakota on the 3rd of July. They were enjoying an evening boat ride and during the fireworks display, he dropped down on one knee! So romantic!

What they love about each other:

Kelsey says, “I love Joseph’s patience and kind heart. He keeps me level headed when I overreact and doesn’t care what people think about him. 

Joseph says, “I love Kelsey for her motivation, ambition and good heart. She’s the sweetest most relatable person I’ve ever met.”

Kelsey + Joseph enjoy spending time with their fur baby, a 2yr old cavapoo named Duke. They love food, friends and family, often opening their home to host different guests for parties and family gatherings. It was important on their wedding to foster the same environment as they both had families flying in from all around the country. Most of Kelsey + Joseph’s family have never met before, so it was really exciting to get everyone together to share their joy and love for one another and to celebrate as one big happy family.

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Band | Ryan Pope, Matt Winter Band
Bridesmaid Dresses | Revelry
Caterer | Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Ceremony Site | Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
DJ | Grant Hemond 
Florist | Iza's Flowers
Hair Stylist | Taylor Sortino
Invitations | Shutterfly
Make-up Artist | Melissa Brown
Reception Venue | Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Wedding Gown | Malindy Elene