Allison + Ethan Step Into The Limelight | Harborside Chapel + The Rusty Pelican | Tampa, FL

Allison and Ethan first met at CevicheTappas Restaurant in down town St.Pete after talking online for a few weeks. More than anything Ethan loves making Allison laugh, loves how incredibly kind she is and he says she has never met someone with a bigger heart. Allison loves that Ethan is so funny and entertaining! He is so patient and calm, and incredibly supportive. They never run of things to say and do together and they love being home together. They both enjoy seeing movies and binging on their favoriteTV shows. They like to visit family and travel together to different countries. Ethan found a quite spot near a beautiful fountain in the gardens of Versailles palace to propose one evening.

Their wedding was an elegant yet relaxed celebration of their marriage with all our family and friends. Everyone had a great time and danced the night away with them. The vibe of Rusty Pelican provided a cozy atmosphere and the beautiful water surrounding the location added to the romantic ambiance. When Allison and Nick first saw Harborside Chapel they knew it was where they wanted to get married-it’s so so simple and beautiful! Like a new canvas for us to paint their marriage. 

Colors are the wedding included navy blue, peony pink, blush, white, cream, eucalyptus green and a hint of fuchsia.  Some of their favorite wedding details included the Chapel itself, Allison’s dress, the wedding arbor, the floral arrangements and the atmosphere. Allison created all the center-pieces for the wedding. The groom Ethan brother and father built the wedding arbor for the wedding ceremony. Their DIY floral arrangements were lush with greenery and included blush, white and peony roses and a few fuchsia roses in a background of eucalyptus and mixed deep greens, complimented by floating candles.

This special day was the beginning of their story, and shared with their closest and most loved family and friends. 

What do you think will be your highlights from the ceremony and reception? I think we both are looking forward to sharing the our special day with family and friends. Relaxed. Excited. Emotional. Happy. MARRIED! Congratulations Allison + Ethan! 

Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos

Bridesmaid Dresses | Kennedy Blue 
Cake | Publix 
Ceremony Site | Harborside Chapel 
DJ | Frank Lebano
Florist | Arlene Floral Design LLC.
Hair Stylist | Michele Renee The Studio 
Invitations | Minted 
Make-up Artist | Michele Renee The Studio
Reception Venue | The Rusty Pelican 
Wedding Gown | CC’s Bridal Boutique St. Pete 

Ann + Phillip Step Into The Limelight | The Rusty Pelican | Tampa, FL

Ann Marie and Phillip met through work when Ann Marie reserved a private tour for Thriller Speedboats. She wasn’t going to go since she was working but Phillip insisted that she join them. It was a beautiful sunny Florida day and she couldn’t resist. She told herself, “why not?” A couple days after the tour Ann Marie and Phillip arranged to have their very first date. On this date, they could tell that they loved everything about each other!

Phillip proposed to Ann Marie by customizing their new puppy’s dog tag. A friend of theirs came over to visit their new addition and that’s when Ann noticed something different about her puppy. There was a tag on the collar, she looked at the tag and their was a picture of Ann and Phillip together as well as, “will you marry me?” ….and of course she said yes!

Ann Marie and Phillips’ wedding was directly on the water which provided amazing waterfront views of Tampa as well as the Sunset…and boy did they get an AWESOME sunset! The views outside as well as inside of their beautifully decorated reception room were enchanting. 

The 17th day of the month is an important day for Ann Marie and Phillip. It was when they had their first date and now, it is the date of their marriage.

In a “tale as old as time,” congratulations Ann Marie and Phillip on becoming husband and wife!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographers | Keyont’e Howard + Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | Lulu’s
Cake | Alessi Bakeries
Caterer | The Rusty Pelican
Ceremony Site | The Rusty Pelican
DJ | DJ LV Productions
Event Planner | Ann Tipton
Florist | Arlene Floral & Event Designer
Hair Stylist | Chelsea Barefoot
Invitations | Minted
Make-up Artist | Richelle Ramon
Reception Venue | The Rusty Pelican
Wedding Gown | CC’s Bridal Boutique