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

Naseem + Michael Step Into The Limelight | Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay | Tampa, FL

I had quite the privilege of being able to be with Naseem and Michael on their wedding day on this beautiful day in early May. Our sweet couple chose to get married and the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. We started off the day by getting ready. Naseem got in her dress with the help of mom and her then, soon-to-be sister in-law with the happiest of smiles! She looked spectacular in her gown specially made for her! Michael wore an all black suit - very classy and sharp! It was finally time for both of them to see each other for the first time that day. First look was the sweetest moment for both of them and they took the time to comfort each other and have an intimate moment to themselves. It was now ready for the ceremony! Naseem and Michael chose to do a ketubah signing with their dearest loved ones present and said their I Do’s in one of the Grand Hyatt’s ballrooms which was decorated with gold chairs, white floral and a beautiful chuppah at the front of the room. Once married, Michael broke the glass and sealed their new lives together with a kiss! 

Their reception was nothing short of spectacular! Every single item was specifically chosen by our couple so their guests could celebrate in comfort and in style. Each table was decorated with a floral centerpiece, custom match box and chocolate chip cookies! our couple danced the night away and had such a great time.

We were very blessed to be a part of this couple and their new journey in lie as the new Mr and Mrs. Congratulations to the newly weds!!!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Ceremony Site | Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Event Planner | Days Remembered by ND
Reception Venue | Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Naseem + Michael Step Into The Limelight | Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park | Tampa, FL

I had the pleasure of meeting both Naseem and Michael on this beautiful Sunday evening. We focused our attention around the Downtown Tampa area where we explored the grounds while getting photos of this lovely couple. We started off at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, made our way to the edge of the river walk and ended up in front of the Le Méridien Tampa. We are more than excited to be with them once again on their wedding day in early May. Naseem and Michael, Congratulations on your engagement!!!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello

Heidi + Tom Step Into The Limelight | Opal Sands Resort | Clearwater Beach, FL

Sweet words from the bride Heidi:

A Cinco De Mayo to remember!

Tom and I met at a Mortgage Professionals Golf Tournament on Cinco De Mayo. I invited Tom with the intention of networking and hoping to build a business relationship. I ended up with the love of my life and a love story I will never forget.

About a month before the tournament I met Jolie, who is a realtor in Tom’s office. We had recently worked together on a deal and originally I had asked her to attend the tournament. She said she wasn’t much of a golfer and suggested that I ask a friend in her office instead. Little did I know that Jolie was playing matchmaker and had told Tom she thought we'd hit it off. We’d both been saying the same thing “there’s no good guys/girls left”.

I almost didn't call him not wanting to spend 18 holes with a stranger. The thought of small talk for an entire day sounded miserable but this was a new job and my new boss was going to be there. I was supposed to bring someone relevant to our industry so I worked up my courage and ended up calling him a few days before the event and left a voicemail. Funny that he still has it saved to this day.

May 5th rolled around and Tom and became fast friends. The conversation was easy and immediately I felt at ease with him. By the third hole we were swapping match.com date stories and by the 18th hole we were planning our next adventure. It may have taken us all of 3 weeks to figure out we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together and we could not be more happy to share in this special day with all of you.

The Proposal!

I popped the question at the Don CeSar Resort on St. Pete Beach! It was our birthday weekend and I surprised Heidi the morning of our trip that I switched our room from Postcard Inn to the Don because it was her big 3-5 bday! I set up a couples massage that day for us to set the tone and get relaxed. After an amazing couples massage and lunch/pool day/drinks (but not too many!)...we got ready for what she thought was a dinner down the street. Instead, I told her we should go down to the pool for a drink and then take a stroll on the beach before dinner. Little did she know, I was just delaying her to drop on one knee on the beach.

Behind the scenes I had lots of help from her sister/Matron of Honor- Holli on coordinating our families to get rooms down there and also to be there for the surprise as well. Holli used her Ninja-like moves to be invisible down on the beach to be able to take all the pictures of the surprise proposal. After Heidi said YES, we went up to the Don restaurant where our families were there to Surprise her.

What a celebration it was! Between the best day of my life to celebrating both of our birthday's, it's a day that we both will never forget!

And let me tell you! The love these two posses for each other is a beautiful sight to see! 

From the First Look to Tom’s remarkable Karaoke performance during their reception. They could not stop starring at each other! We LOVED being there to witness each moment unfold. Each detail was impeccably done and LOVE was all around. Fun they had! Tom should be an entertainer! He had that room on fire with excitement and Heidi’s sweetness is just what Tom needs… Thank you for having us Tom & Heidi, we wish you ALL the best.

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Band | Matt Winter Band
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids
Cake | Opal Sands Resort 
Caterer | Opal Sands Resort
Ceremony Site | Opal Sands Resort
Florist | Flora Fine Flowers
Reception Venue | Opal Sands Resort
Wedding Gown | The White Closet Bridal Tampa

Lisa + Ryan Step Into The Limelight | Downtown Tampa, FL

We enjoyed a gorgeous evening in downtown Tampa with perfect weather and the most genuine, humble, down-to-earth, sweet and fun couple! Truly a delight working together to create these portraits. 

Lisa is a Tampa native and Ryan hails from Michigan. They have been dating seven years and Ryan proposed on Christmas this past year. Lisa is an attorney and Ryan works out in the oil fields. Although they both have very intense careers that they are dedicated to, they both LOVE vacationing together! They especially enjoy tropical cruises - so it was only fitting to capture the sunset during their session! Congratulations Lisa and Ryan we cannot wait for your wedding this fall!

Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos