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

Trish + Nick Step Into The Limelight | TradeWinds Island Resort | St. Pete Beach, FL

Trish & Nick met at a Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks football game on January 17, 2016 for the NFL Divisional Round game. After a Panthers win Nick and Trish met up at a bar and it has been a “football loving” relationship ever since!

Nick proposed to Trish on the evening of June 9, 2018 at their house. Trish was out with her girlfriend getting pampered at Ré Salon in Charlotte. Trish was expecting a laid back evening and kept Nick anxiously waiting at the house for 4 hours while she relaxed and had wine. Upon Trish coming home she proceeded to play with the neighbor’s kids, check the mail, and do the dishes all while Nick was hiding upstairs with ring, flowers, and wine in hand.

Trish & Nick share kindness, passion, they are supportive of each other, they encourage each other, they care of each and in the midst of it all… they find humor. They enjoy the beach and have always dreamt of having a destination beach wedding. They like to go to different breweries, wineries, they love traveling and cooking oh and visiting Triple D Restaurants (Diner, Drive-Ins, & Dives) How fun is that?

For their wedding, they wanted a simple yet modern beach wedding with a contemporary & tropical twist. A wedding where guests will feel comfortable in beach dress attire, while providing an elegant feel. Since this is a complete destination wedding they wanted all traveling guests to feel warm and welcomed and TradeWinds Island Resort did not disappoint. The outfits overall, bring out all the beach feels and they were able to include dark blue/navy for Nick's favorite college team - Penn State Nittany Lions.

From the handmade signs all throughout, to the Palma Phoenix Green filler plants and the dramatic King Protea Flowers to the mouth watering Doughnut Bar (in which the stands were handcrafted by Trish and her dad) to the ever chic and trendsetting geometric ceremony arch. Did you know that the triangle is the strongest shape found in nature? The sweetest moment during the ceremony was when Taylor joined Trish & Nick and was given a necklace from the couple, representing their infinite union. Family & thoughtfulness was all around. Trish’s vision came to life with beauty and everlasting memories.

Oh…to our bright blue eyed Trish, laid-back Nick & sweet Taylor we wish you ALL the good life can bring.

Enjoy it with all your heart.

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Bridesmaids Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | Publix
Caterer | TradeWinds Island Resort
Ceremony | TradeWinds Island Resort
Desserts | Fray's Doughnut House + Larry's Ice-Cream & Gelato
DJ | Expert Productions
Event Planner | Driftwood Event Planners
Florist | Iza's Flowers
Hair Stylist | KyleLynn Weddings
Invitations + Wedding Signs | Katie McCollum
Make-Up | KyleLynn Weddings
Photo Booth | Expert Productions
Reception | TradeWinds Island Resort
Videographer | Heart's Video
Wedding Gown | David's Bridal

Kimberly + Will Step Into The Limelight | The Don CeSar | St. Petersburg, FL

Kimberly & Will

Our story began in 2007 at Wharton High School in math class. We became friends after this math class that Will claimed to struggle in - he asked me to tutor him. We both had the same taste in music and were in sports. One time Will let me borrow a Sublime CD that I have yet to return to him. He still asks for it every time he wants to be funny. Years went by we went off to college but  remained friends. After I graduated college we started hanging out again. We enjoyed running, working out and began to travel together. After numerous miles that we ran, weights that were lifted, adventures that took place around the world and 3 years later Will got down on one knee on the beach in St. Petersburg, Florida.  

Kim - Loves Will’s patience . Will - Loves Kim’s ambition. Together they enjoy working out and traveling. 

Their elegant wedding day was inspired by a focus on flowers and a white color scheme.  Their wedding was truly a happy and exciting celebration. Their party had everyone up and dancing! 

Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos

Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaid
Cake | Artistic Whisk 
Caterer | The Don CeSar
Ceremony Site | The Don CeSar
DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates
Event Planner | Days Remembered by Natalia Day
Florist | Iza’s Flowers
Hair Stylist | Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group
Harpist | Victoria Garcia
Invitations | The Write Stuff
Make-up Artist | Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group
Photo Booth | Grant Hemond & Associates
Reception Venue | The Don CeSar | North Terrace 
Videographer | Voila Cinematic 
Violinist | Laurie Vodnoy-Wright
Wedding Gown | Malindy Elene

Karen + Christian Step Into The Limelight | St. Mary Our Lady Of Grace Church | Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | St. Petersburg, FL

Kae + Christian met each other six years ago while attending medical school. They didn’t expect to fall in love because they were always very busy eating out, studying, and sleeping, but they did. Kae and Christian have worked very hard to get where they are. Originally from the Philippines, they worked tirelessly through college and surprised their family with their engagement.

This couple lives in the northern U.S. but wanted to have a destination wedding. The part of their wedding day that they looked forward to the most was their beautiful ceremony at Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. It provided such a special moment as I had the privilege of listening to their family rejoice with the lord and sing hymn’s, blessing Kae + Christian on their wedding day. Once the ceremony concluded, their family was whisked off to Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club to relax and dance the night away in a private yacht club and beach atmosphere.

Kae + Christian compliment each other very well, and I am so excited to see what the future holds for you. Congratulations!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Keyont’e Howard

Bridesmaid Dresses | Brideside
Cake | Artistic Whisk
Caterer | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Ceremony Site | Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
DJ | Grant Hemond
Florist | Iza’s Flowers
Hair Stylist | Destiny and Light
Make-up Artist | Destiny and Light
Reception Venue | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club