Rachel + Anthony Step Into The Limelight | The Birchwood | St. Petersburg, FL

I don’t think we ever danced so much at a wedding before! We could not stand still. The room was so alive and filled with JOY, it was contagious! 
That’s how the whole day was for these two. They beamed happiness!
Rachel & Anthony dated for 7 years before tying the knot in front of close friends and family. They enjoy cooking and traveling (always in style).
St. Paul's Catholic Church is a particularly meaningful location for Rachel as she attended elementary + middle school there and now Rachel got to marry the love of her life where so many other beautiful memories took place. Rachel loves Anthony's big heart for people and she admires his generosity and kindness. Rachel is more of a reserved gal who finds pure contentment in being genuine and loving towards others.
Rachel & Anthony’s wedding day was the epiphany of classic elegance meeting “the need to party!” Their guests enjoyed a night of dancing surrounded by glamour and long-lasting memories at the never disappointing Birchwood in downtown St. Pete.
Rachel & Anthony, we know you both will enjoy life. We wish you both ALL the dancing and “amazing culinary” life can possibly bring.

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Bridesmaid Dresses | CC’s Bridal Boutique
Cake | Sweet Divas Cakery
Caterer | The Birchwood
Ceremony Site | St. Paul's Catholic Church
DJ | First Class Entertainment
Event Planner | Crystal | Chantilly Chic Celebrations
Florist | 2Birds Events Florist
Hair Stylist | Femme Akoi
Make-up Artist | Femme Akoi
Reception Venue | The Birchwood
Videographer | Voila Cinematic
Violin + Cello | Sunset Strings
Wedding Gown | CC’s Bridal Boutique

Andreina + John Step Into The Limelight | Cross Creek Ranch | Dover, FL

Ina first met John while finishing her internship at Palmetto General Hospital. Though John did not notice Ina during this time, he definitely left quite the impression on her. Sadly, their timing was not right and Ina's internship came to an end sending them both on separate ways. Fast forward a couple of months when Ina was offered a job at Palmetto and where John was still working on his fellowship. This time, however, their timing was perfect and with a little help from some friends, a relationship began between the two. They were both crazy about each other and knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together and so John asked Ina the question in front of a million people (which she hated) and she said yes. Now the two live together in Tampa along their two crazy, but loving puppies, Red and Blue. 

Love story from couples’ website: http://www.johnpaulandandreinasayido.wedding/ 

We could not have asked for a more beautiful weekend!  The deeply rooted and serene ceremony at Nativity Catholic Church was intimate and honorable. Then on Saturday,  the feeling all around was warm and comforting with family & friends and the most perfectly decorated venue at Cross Creek Ranch with touches of dusty pink elegance with a modern rustic chic feel.

Ina & John are a delight to be around… they live life to the fullest and their dancing shoes are on ALL DAY!

Andreina is from Venezuela, so you know the party was on! So.Much.Fun. indeed! Along with so many memorable moments, like the First Look on the “love” bridge, First Dances and the time when the Best Man said “ I’ve know John since kindergarten”, such a cherished friendship. This will be a night to remember for us. 

Thank you for having us Andreina & John. We wish you ALL the best life can bring. Viva la vida!

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Band | Jariah Higgins
Cake | Alessi Bakeries
Caterer | Vesh Catering
Catholic Ceremony | Nativity Catholic Church
Ceremony Site | Cross Creek Ranch
DJ | Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc.
Florist | Alta Fleura
Hair Stylist | Destiny & Light | Camery
Make-up Artist | Destiny & Light | Kirstin
Reception Venue | Cross Creek Ranch
Videographer | Voila Cinematic
Wedding Gown | Bellissima Bride | Essense of Australia

Kimberly + Will Step Into The Limelight | The Don CeSar | St. Petersburg, FL

Kimberly & Will

Our story began in 2007 at Wharton High School in math class. We became friends after this math class that Will claimed to struggle in - he asked me to tutor him. We both had the same taste in music and were in sports. One time Will let me borrow a Sublime CD that I have yet to return to him. He still asks for it every time he wants to be funny. Years went by we went off to college but  remained friends. After I graduated college we started hanging out again. We enjoyed running, working out and began to travel together. After numerous miles that we ran, weights that were lifted, adventures that took place around the world and 3 years later Will got down on one knee on the beach in St. Petersburg, Florida.  

Kim - Loves Will’s patience . Will - Loves Kim’s ambition. Together they enjoy working out and traveling. 

Their elegant wedding day was inspired by a focus on flowers and a white color scheme.  Their wedding was truly a happy and exciting celebration. Their party had everyone up and dancing! 

Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos

Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaid
Cake | Artistic Whisk 
Caterer | The Don CeSar
Ceremony Site | The Don CeSar
DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates
Event Planner | Days Remembered by Natalia Day
Florist | Iza’s Flowers
Hair Stylist | Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group
Harpist | Victoria Garcia
Invitations | The Write Stuff
Make-up Artist | Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group
Photo Booth | Grant Hemond & Associates
Reception Venue | The Don CeSar | North Terrace 
Videographer | Voila Cinematic 
Violinist | Laurie Vodnoy-Wright
Wedding Gown | Malindy Elene

Gabriella + Michael Step Into The Limelight | The Floridan Palace Hotel | Tampa, FL

Gabriella and Michael met each other during the famous pirate invasion of Tampa event called Gasparilla in 2015. They had been out with friends celebrating when they just so happen to meet at Macdintons. Michael came up to strike up a conversation after just moving back to the Tampa area and the rest is history!

On Christmas Eve 2017, they were at Gabriella's mother's house having dinner. Somehow, Michael had found the time to sneak away and ask her parent's permission to marry me. Michael surprised her with plane tickets to Hawaii, a place that she had always dreamed of going! They left the morning after Christmas and had an absolute blast. On New Years Eve, they went for a walk on one of the private beaches. They sat on the beach when all of a sudden, Michael got down on one knee and proposed. They rang in the new year in Hawaii and could not wait to come home and celebrate with their family and friends!

Gabriella has this to say about her love for Michael, “Michael has an awesome sense of humor, he is a great friend and gets along with everyone! His laugh is contagious and so unique. He keeps me calm and always is my voice of reason. I love to travel with him because he loves trying new things and always keeps an open mind. He works very hard and is a loyal son, is great with his family and mine.”
Together they bring out the best in each other and have a sense of humor and their LAUGHING is contagious! They enjoy lounging by the pool or beach, traveling and cooking together.

They wanted their wedding to be very romantic and traditional. They knew that they wanted to embrace Tampa's culture and show their guests why they love this city so much. Everything felt fresh but still warm with florals and lighting. The Floridan is so iconic and grandiose, boasting the most beautiful architecture and was absolutely stunning during the holiday season. The black tie attire certainly matched the ambiance and set the tone for a glamorous final weekend in 2018!

Gabriella was most excited for her wedding dress and they both loved their band, the florals. They also had some amazing details during the cocktail hour that are unique to Tampa - a cigar aficionado and a flamenco guitarist!

Gabriella and Michael really love to have fun and entertain, and they certainly paid attention to every little at the biggest party they will ever have! They picked out each detail together so that everything at the wedding was a reflection of both of their families and history, and the different pieces that bring them happiness.

So many special emotional moments throughout the day left all of the guests feeling overjoyed and in awe of the elegant decor. You could see and feel the love as Gabriella was first walking down the aisle with her dad, when her dad gave her away and as Gabriella and Michael said their vows. The excitement and celebration of love continued as their shared their first kiss and first dance as husband and wife with all of the most special people in our lives being in one room witnessing their joy.

Lead Photographers | Michael and Rebecca Zoumberos

Band: The Bay Kings Band
Cake: Elise's Pieces
Caterer:  The Floridan Palace Hotel
Ceremony Site: Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
Cigar Aficionado: Delite Entertainment
Drapery + Lighting: Delite Entertainment
Flamenco Guitarist: Delite Entertainment
Florist: Northside Florist
Hair Stylist: Destiny and Light Hair & Makeup Group
Invitations: The Write Stuff
Make-Up Artist: Destiny and Light Hair & Makeup Group
Reception Venue:  The Floridan Palace Hotel
Videographer:  Voila Cinematic
Wedding Gown: The White Magnolia | Watters Too Dress
Wedding Planner | Taylor Falcon Events
Photobooth: Snapshoot