Vanessa + Anthony Step Into The Limelight | White Chapel & Harbor Hall | Palm Harbor, FL

What a beautiful day it was with these two amazing, and joyful individuals that said their I-Do’s at the White Chapel & Harbor Hall in palm Harbor. Vanessa and Anthony met online back in November of 2015. They agreed to go on a date and ever since, they have been inseparable! Together, they have bonded over their shared love of food and wine. They enjoy eating, playing board games, traveling, puzzles, being around friends and watching hockey together. 

These two love birds could not stop staring at each other on their wedding day. Laughter and smiles lasted throughout the entire day between the two and it set the joyful and fun mood for everyone around them. Their decor was Navy blue with blue orchids laid all around the venue. Their cake was also covered with orchids and looked spectacular.

Such a great way to start the year. Congratulations to the newlyweds!!!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa

Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Cake | A Piece of Cake & Desserts
Caterer | Amici’s Catered Cuisine
Ceremony Site | White Chapel & Harbor Hall
DJ | Elite Entertainment DJs
Hair Stylist | LDM Beauty Group
Make-up Artist | LDM Beauty Group
Reception Venue | White Chapel & Harbor Hall

Cassandra + Scott Step Into The Limelight | Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club | St. Petersburg, FL

Scott and Cassandra first met while working together in sales. While developing their work relationship they realized quickly that they shared similar interests and hit it off almost instantly! They decided that it was worth investing time with each other outside of work and even kept in touch almost daily while Cassandra was traveling in Europe for about a month during the summer. When Cassandra returned from her summer trip, Scott asked her to meet him for dinner at Sushi Inc, in downtown St. Pete. They comfortably sat for hours just talking, laughing, and enjoying each other's company. It didn't even feel like it was a date because it seemed overly natural and easy without the "first date" jitters and awkwardness. From that night on, they started coordinating their days off together and made plans every chance they could. Throughout the last three years, they’ve had the best of times, gone through difficult ones as well, and have traveled to various places in the US, Iceland, London and Costa Rica and can't wait for their next adventure together! While there is no "perfect" relationship, theirs has always been SO great! Scott likes to remind her that, “their relationship will even get better with time.” He proved it to Cassandra when Scott took her back to their first date at Sushi Inc. Cassandra had been out of town for business for about ten days and Scott wanted to celebrate her finally being home. To her surprise, he really wanted to take it back to where it all began and to start the next part of their journey by asking Cassandra to marry him. After Cassandra said 'yes!' they went to The Canopy at The Birchwood, and celebrated by toasting with glasses of champagne!

As local’s, Cassandra and Scott LOVE St. Petersburg. When searching for their venue they wanted a location that would provide the elegant and timeliness atmosphere they were looking for,  they found it at The Vinoy.  On their wedding day, The Vinoy’s architecture served as the beautiful backdrop for their Tea Garden ceremony…At the beginning of their ceremony I noticed Scott facing the wrong direction just as Cassandra was getting ready to walk to him. THEN, I got goosebumps as I realized that Scott didn’t want to see the bride until she was at the aisle. (This was a first look, but at the ceremony! How adorable! )He turned around once he received the signal that Cassandra had arrived. It was such a sweet moment and throughout the ceremony you could see how much they love each other….and when they read their vows, it pulled everyones heartstrings. Cassandra and Scott’s love for one another is so unconditional, rare and special. 

Congratulations Cassandra + Scott, may your life continue to be blessed! 

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | Hayley Paige Occasions | Bella Bridesmaids
Cake | Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club
Caterer | Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club
Ceremony Site | Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club
DJ | James King, Grant Hemond & Associates
Florist | 2Birds Events
Hair Stylist | Collective Creations
Invitations | Shine Wedding Invitations
Make-up Artist | Collective Creations
Reception Venue | Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club
Videographer | A Peachy Life Productions
Wedding Gown | Paloma Blanca | The White Magnolia
Officiant | Rev. Tom Greene

Rebecca + Andrew Step Into The Limelight | Dunedin, FL | Engagement Session

Don’t you just love meeting new people?
I had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca + Andrew this month for their engagement session in Dunedin. Oh and they brought their lil puppies {too darn cute!}
Rebecca + Andrew will be getting married next June at Wyndham Grand in Clearwater Beach and we could not be more excited!
Ladies, find yourself a man who will smile at you the way Andrew smiles at Rebecca!
They are so in love, it’s the sweetest thing to see.
Enjoy your engagement to the fullest!

Photographer | Dafne Spencer

Nina + Cyress Step Into The Limelight | The Orlo | Tampa, FL

The sweetest of people, contagious joy, relentless emotions, meaningful traditions and a strong core foundation. All one needs to embark on an unforgettable journey.

Nina & Cyress met at barber school in 2014 and saw themselves in love and full of love to give in Bangkok Thailand as Cyress proposed to Nina.  

Cyress is from Thailand and Nina’s family is from Cuba, their entire wedding day was filled with cultural heritage and traditions, from the groom’s attire to a traditional Thailand dance to the guava treats and cafe con leche during the reception. Witnessing these two families seamlessly embrace each other’s culture was magic 💕

Nina’s vision for her wedding day was a tropical, modern,clean and warm look with wild colors and simple greenery + palms - I think they nailed it! We felt ALL of that! Every little detail was elegant yet easy.

We felt so much love, gentleness and we truly love watching how Nina + Cyress loved on each guest ensuring their gratitude,  it truly was a sight to see {everyone deserves a tight hug from Nina!}

Thank you to the Madera + Kagwast for families for having us be a part of such a special day for Nina + Cyress - Thank you!  We pray that ALL you do be guided in love and may all of you ever dreamt come true.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 

1 Corinthians 13:13

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Cake | Wright's Gourmet House
Caterer | Core Concepts 
Ceremony Site | The Orlo
DJ | DJ D2
Event Planner | Susan Nations
Florist | The Hen House
Hair Stylist | Cortney Shaw 
Make-up Artist | Amelia Rose Beauty
Reception Venue | The Orlo
Videographer | 12th Studio Productions
Wedding Gown | Ivory & Lace Bridal 

Michele + Jim Step Into The Limelight | Sandpearl Resort | Clearwater Beach, FL

Such a fun couple! We LOVED spending time with Michele & Jim on their wedding day.

They know how to love! We all felt it… their guests were all “let in” Michele & Jim made sure to spoke to each guest and hugged their necks. It was a sixth to see!

Michele & Jim, enjoy racing, hockey, their harley rides and travel time… but most of all, they enjoy each other’s company. Each look, each smile, each gesture was so genuine and filled with deeply rooted love. 

They planned for a beach ceremony but what they got was an unexpected last minute change a plans, but did that effect anything? Not at all! They smiled their way through and recited their vows inside as the rain poured outside. This did not seem to phase them… they just went along and their love shined through beautifully.

The skies eventually did clear way and we were able to grab some sunset pictures for Michele & Jim by the water. 

They all danced the night away and had a blast making new memories together.

We are so happy to have been a part of such an incredible day with Michele & Jim, ALL the best to you!

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford 

Bridesmaid Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | Sandpearl Resort
Caterer | Sandpearl Resort
Ceremony Site | Sandpearl Resort
DJ | Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc. | Mike 
Florist | 2birds Events
Hair Stylist | Michele Renee The Studio
Make-up Artist | Michele Renee The Studio
Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies | Rev. Rick Lackore
Reception Venue | Sandpearl Resort
Wedding Gown | David's Bridal