Rebecca + Andrew Step Into The Limelight | Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach | Clearwater Beach, FL

Rebecca & Andrew

{Their 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒 story}

Rebecca and Andrew met on a dating app of all places. Neither of them were really sure what would come from using such an app, but it quickly became the best surprise. Rebecca was a first year teacher, and Andrew was finishing his last year of school at the University of South Florida. When they first matched, the first thing Rebecca noticed was that Andrew played acoustic guitar. He complimented her right away on her eyes, and they quickly realized that they had the same sense of humor and that they both wanted to travel to the same places one day. They eventually agreed to grab dinner and drinks so that they could meet each other in person. The night of the first date, it was raining extremely hard outside. Rebecca has never been a big fan of driving, let alone in such nasty weather, and considered asking if they could reschedule for another day. The rain was also making her run a few minutes late, and she was so relieved and put at ease when Andrew called to say that he was going to be a little late as well (anyone who knows the couple knows that they still have this in common!). Rebecca walked into the bar first, drenched from the rain, and Andrew walked in just a moment later with a sweet smile on his face. The rest is history!

{The Proposal}

Andrew had recently returned from a two week trip to Australia & New Zealand that he went on for work. The couple had been wanting to go to one of their favorite restaurants on Clearwater Beach, and finally made plans to go one Saturday evening after a day of running errands. One of their favorite things to do is to walk the beach together, so they decided to take a stroll before getting dinner. Andrew seemed unusually upset about the fact that it had turned into a cloudy and windy evening, and Rebecca figured he just needed to eat (Andrew loves his food!). After a bit of walking, he asked Rebecca if she wanted a picture by the water and asked a woman who was sitting with her husband and children if she would mind taking one. At this point, Rebecca was definitely suspicious, because Andrew is not one to initiate a photo-op! He put his arm around her for a picture, and then suddenly took Rebecca's hands and started saying ALL the sweet things! The woman taking their picture was so surprised and excited to see Andrew get down on one knee, and the couple was otherwise alone on a quiet and secluded part of the beach. Their absolute favorite part of this story, is that after she said YES and they got a few pictures together- the gloomy clouds simply disappeared, revealing the most beautiful sunset that either of them had ever seen. Andrew and Rebecca got to sit in the sand and watch the sun go down together before sharing the news with their close friends and family. They went on a long cruise the following week where they were able to celebrate just the two of them ❤️

{story written by the bride Rebecca}

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer 
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld 

DJ | DJ Cory Barron & Co. | Cory Barron
Bridesmaids Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | The Artistic Whisk
Ceremony Site | Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Florist |  FLORA Fine Flowers & Events LLC
Make-Up Artist | Allure Artistry
Reception Venue | Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Videographer | Dream Reel Video Productions, LLC
Wedding Gown | The White Magnolia 
Wedding Planner | Staci Reardon

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

Kristine + Jacob Step Into The Limelight | The Florida Aquarium | Tampa, FL

Krissy and Jacob’s love story began on March 22nd, 2013 during their spring semester at the University of Tampa, Jake was a senior and Krissy was a junior.  They were out with their respective friends and local college hang out and bumped into each other. Jake bought Krissy a drink and the rest was history.

The fall of 2017, was a crazy time period for Krissy and Jake. In October, Jake had decided that he wanted to make Krissy his forever and got blessings from Krissy’s parents. Krissy’s parents then gave Jake a diamond. Jake decided on a plan to propose to Krissy in Florida during Christmas. However, tragedy happened when Krissy’s dad got hurt in a hunting accident. So, Jake changed his plan. He, Krissy, and their fur baby Chase drove up to Cleveland for the holidays to spend time with her family. While they were headed out to dinner in downtown Cleveland Jake saw the city square lit up so beautifully that he stopped and asked Krissy to come with him. They were standing in front of the Christmas tree and Jake dropped down on one knee. 

Krissy and Jake love everything about each other, especially how they are able to make one another laugh. They are truly best friends in every way and love spending time on the beach walking their fur babies, Chase and Hayden. For their wedding they decided to have it in Tampa since it is where they met and where they live. Most of their family are from the Ohio and New Jersey so it was a perfect time to get their family out of the freezing north and enjoy some beautiful Tampa weather. Krissy and Jake’s inspiration for their wedding was to incorporate their love for animals and what better place to do it than The Florida Aquarium! They even had extra special guests at the ceremony, penguins!

Congratulation’s on finding your forever Krissy + Jake!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Cake | The Artistic Whisk
Caterer | Aramark
Ceremony Site | The Florida Aquarium
DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates
Event Planner | CJ Inzirillo, Days Remembered by ND
Florist | Jennie’s Flower’s
Getting Ready Location | Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Hair Stylist | LDM Beauty Group 
Make-up Artist | LDM Beauty Group
Officiant | Michael Moriarity
Reception Venue | The Florida Aquarium
Transportation | Escot Bus Lines + L3 Limo