Julia + Zachary Step Into The Limelight | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club | St. Petersburg, FL

Julia and Zachary met back in 2012 all thanks to being set up for a sorority date function.  Julia was originally supposed to go with Garet (one of Zach's groomsmen) but luckily he was already booked to go out with one of her good friends that night. Garet, so kindly suggested his roommate Zachary go with Julia and the rest as is history! 

In May of 2018, Zach finally asked the big question!  They were on a vacation in Punta Cuna with Julia’s parents and they got to have a romantic poolside dinner.  At the end of the night, Zach brought out a souvenir coin from the first weekend they had spent together and totally surprised Julia by asking her to marry him.  He even made the proposal even more perfect by making sure Julia’s parents were there. 

Julia LOVES Zack’s sense of humor, his loyalty and bluntness. Together they enjoy football and share a love with Bella, their dog. 

In September, Julia and Zack said their I-DO’s at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. Their ceremony took place outdoor in the Tea Garden which was lined with white chairs and a large arch floral arrangement made up of green foliage and white roses. After they were pronounced husband and wife, the door to the Grand Ballroom open up for all their invited guests. It was beautiful decorated with tall and short floral arrangements, silver chairs and chargers, candles everywhere and a white wedding cake. It was breathtaking!

Congratulations to the newlyweds!!! 

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Band | Bay King's Band
Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo
Cake | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Caterer | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Ceremony Site | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Florist | 2Birds Events
Reception Venue | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Wedding Gown | The Dressing Room St. Pete

Marissa + Bryce Step Into The Limelight | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa | Clearwater Beach, FL

Marissa and Bryce met in 2012 when Bryce transferred to her workplace. Marissa immediately loved how Bryce had the ability to make her laugh even when she may have had a very terrible day. Besides being hilarious, Bryce has always been so kind and loving with her. Bryce feels like he can always be himself around Marissa, which is so important to him because he tends to joke around a lot. He loves everything about Marissa and her company. Marissa and Bryce enjoy going to the drag racing track, binge watching Netflix, playing video games, and playing with their dogs together.

In 2018, Bryce proposed to Marissa on their yearly ski trip. Every year they travel to the mountains in North Carolina, so nothing was out of the ordinary. As they were skiing down the mountain, Bryce asked her to stop halfway down. She thought they were going to take a picture, but instead Bryce proposed!

Marissa and Bryce were married at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa’s 16th floor sky terrace overlooking the beautiful view of Clearwater Beach and surrounded by their loved ones.

Congratulations Marissa and Bryce, may your days be filled with enormous amounts of love and laughter!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie 
Cake | Publix
Caterer | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Ceremony Site | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
DJ | DJ SimonSays
Florist | Hobby Lobby
Hair Stylist | Michele Renee The Studio
Invitations | Minted
Make-up Artist | Michele Renee The Studio
Reception Venue | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Wedding Gown | Davids Bridal

Karen + Joey Step Into The Limelight | St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts | St. Petersburg, FL

In August of 2014, Karen and Joey met through a combination of mutual friends while working at the same place. Joey quickly discovered Karens Kind and caring nature, while, Karen really enjoyed Joey’s sense of humor and how he was always making her laugh. In November, they decided to start dating.

Knowing Karens love of museums, Joey attempted to propose at The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, however, Karen wasn’t prepared to go to the museum because she was too hungry. Instead of going to the museum, Joey proposed to Karen with a beautiful Emerald engagement ring in the comfort of their own home.

Karen and Joey love watching TV and movies, eating out and trying new restaurants, but their favorite is to travel and visit museums. Which is where the inspiration for their wedding location came from. Not only do they have a love for downtown St Pete, they also love the beauty of the Museum of Fine Arts as well. 

Joey and Karen’s wedding was not your typical wedding, there was no theme. I know that sounds strange to others, but I found it amazingly refreshing. After all, they weren’t throwing a birthday or Halloween party, it was their wedding day! They chose to incorporate details that were very unique to them. For example, they had emerald green groomsmen details and bridesmaids dresses, to showcase the engagement ring and the love of their relationship. Next, they had books as their table numbers, because they love to read. They had a Lego cake topper of a bride and groom and a thumb print guest book in the theme of the movie “UP.”

Congratulations on becoming husband and wife Karen and Joey! 

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez 

Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie
Cake | Publix 
Caterer | Olympia Catering 
Ceremony Site | St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts
DJ | Breezin’ Entertainment | Chuck
Event Planner | Succulent Events
Florist | Family Friend
Hair Stylist | Destiny & Light
Invitations | Paperless Post
Reception Venue | St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts
Wedding Gown | The Dressing Room

Brielle + Nick Step Into The Limelight | Key West, FL

The ever-so-sweet and fun couple: Brielle + Nick met initially at the Apple store! Nic was working as a “Genius” technician. Brielle’s phone was broken. After he fixed it they connected on social media. And guess what? Her phone broke AGAIN! From there their friendship and love blossomed.

For the proposal, Nic went ALL OUT and managed to pull it all off as a surprise! Together they rented and Airbnb and scooters for the first time to go explore all around Key West. Nic proposed at sunset at Fort Zachary.  For the engagement portrait session, we  went back to the EXACT spot where Nick initially popped "THE" question and he got down on one knee again!!! 💛💛💛 

Together, Brielle and Nic enjoy exploring new areas, eating sushi, going on hikes - they are “doers”! We cannot WAIT for your wedding at Casa Marina!!!!

Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos

Location 1 | Cuban Coffee Queen
Location 2 |  Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park 
Location 3  | The Reach Key West - A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Location 4 | Casa Marina Key West - A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Engagement Ring 💍 | Novell Design Studio

Victoria + Saleh Step Into The Limelight | Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center | Tampa, FL

Victoria and Saleh got married at theEmbassy Suites in downtown Tampa. Friends and family from all parts of the world came to this special occasion to celebrate love at it’s finest! Family from Central America and Egypt reunited in one of the venue’s ballrooms to watch Victoria walk up the isle with her father to meet the love of her life standing there waiting for his bride with pure happiness in his eyes..

Their reception was held in another ballroom which was beautifully decorated with navy blue napkins, clear-gold-beaded chargers, a white lace and navy blue runner,  white and blue floral arrangements, and golden amber uplighting around the room. Two cakes were displayed, one of which was made into the form of a gold pyramid.  At one point during dinner service, a belly dancer surprised the couple with a couple dances that sparked joy and created an atmosphere of excitement on the dance floor. This day was truly spectacular for the couple since they were surrounded by all their loved ones who lived near and far. Congratulations to Victoria and Saleh!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Cake | Hands On Sweets
Caterer | Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center
Ceremony Site | Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center
DJ | Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc.
Event Planner | Ginny Skipper
Hair Stylist | Sheila Cruz
Make-up Artist | Natalie Roya Ramírez
Reception Venue | Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center
Wedding Gown | CC's Bridal Boutique