Abby + Eric Step Into The Limelight | Sirata Beach Resort | St. Petersburg, FL

Abby and Eric met In April of 2017 when a mutual friend set them up on a blind date. Eric drove two hours to take Abby out for dinner and drinks. They hit it off right away and have now been together for over 2 years. One day, when they were on vacation in Punta Cana,  Eric got down on one knee and asked for Abby’s hand in marriage. Of course, she said yes! 

Eric and Abby both love to travel and love the beach. His family lives in Ohio, while Abby’s family lives in Illinois. They were going to have a wedding in Indianapolis as a central location, but when they realized Abby’s grandparents wouldn't be able to make a 2 hour drive, they both decided to have a small ceremony for them at home and then take off and get married on the beach with their closest family and friends in Florida. Since both Abby and Eric love the beach, Eric did some research on locations and made plans to call a few locations. They fell in love with Sirata Beach Resort. 

On the day of their wedding, Abby’s bridesmaids wore sunflower yellow dresses and the men were in gray and white outfits. Abby wore a beautiful, white gown and held the most colorful and lively bouquet of flowers. Each groomsmen had a different colored boutonniere and the bridesmaids had bold colored bouquets as well. The day was sunny with a clear blue sky. It was simply perfect for these two!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford 

Bridesmaid Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | Publix
Caterer | Sirata Beach Resort
Ceremony Site | Sirata Beach Resort
DJ | DJ by CJ
Florist | 2Birds Events
Hair Stylist | Michele Renee The Studio
Invitations | Shutterfly
Make-up Artist | Michele Renee The Studio
Reception Venue | Sirata Beach Resort
Wedding Gown | David's Bridal

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

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

Raquel + Brendan Step Into The Limelight | Powel Crosley Estate | Sarasota, FL

Raquel + Brendan met on Tinder (yay modern technology!) and went on their first date on August 11th, 2017 and have been inseparable ever since. You know that feeling when you truly believe you’ve know each other for ages? Yeah… that happened instantly. They love being around each and they are not ashamed to say, they love each other quirkiness! They enjoy traveling, going to the movies, trying new places to eat, cooking together, and relaxing at home together.
Brendan made the bold move of proposing to Raquel at the ever romantic Ca' D'Zan Museum in Sarasota, Florida. He even bought out the tour so he could propose in the Great Hall. So selecting Powel Crosley Estate was no brainer as it resembles the Ca' D'Zan Museum where Brendan proposed.
Their wedding day was romantic and elegant yet non-traditional. The classic neutral colors with the boldness and pop of burgundy and fuchsia was pure (beautiful) drama.
We loved being part of their “I Do’s” and it always an honor to be able to capture such special moments.
Raquel + Brendan we wish you both nothing but the best and may you always find beauty in each other.
Live boldly!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Bridesmaids Dresses | David's Bridal 
Cake | A Slice of Heaven  
Caterer | Sarasota Catering Company 
Ceremony | Powel Crosley Estate
DJ | Black Tie DJ’s  
Florist | What Really Matters, Inc. 
Hair Stylist | Brides by Kelly Anne  
Invitations | Shutterfly  
Make-Up Artist | Brides by Kelly Anne  
Reception | Powel Crosley Estate
Wedding Gown | David's Bridal