Abby + Eric Step Into The Limelight | Sirata Beach Resort | St. Petersburg, FL

Abby and Eric met In April of 2017 when a mutual friend set them up on a blind date. Eric drove two hours to take Abby out for dinner and drinks. They hit it off right away and have now been together for over 2 years. One day, when they were on vacation in Punta Cana,  Eric got down on one knee and asked for Abby’s hand in marriage. Of course, she said yes! 

Eric and Abby both love to travel and love the beach. His family lives in Ohio, while Abby’s family lives in Illinois. They were going to have a wedding in Indianapolis as a central location, but when they realized Abby’s grandparents wouldn't be able to make a 2 hour drive, they both decided to have a small ceremony for them at home and then take off and get married on the beach with their closest family and friends in Florida. Since both Abby and Eric love the beach, Eric did some research on locations and made plans to call a few locations. They fell in love with Sirata Beach Resort. 

On the day of their wedding, Abby’s bridesmaids wore sunflower yellow dresses and the men were in gray and white outfits. Abby wore a beautiful, white gown and held the most colorful and lively bouquet of flowers. Each groomsmen had a different colored boutonniere and the bridesmaids had bold colored bouquets as well. The day was sunny with a clear blue sky. It was simply perfect for these two!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford 

Bridesmaid Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | Publix
Caterer | Sirata Beach Resort
Ceremony Site | Sirata Beach Resort
DJ | DJ by CJ
Florist | 2Birds Events
Hair Stylist | Michele Renee The Studio
Invitations | Shutterfly
Make-up Artist | Michele Renee The Studio
Reception Venue | Sirata Beach Resort
Wedding Gown | David's Bridal

Karen + Christian Step Into The Limelight | St. Mary Our Lady Of Grace Church | Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | St. Petersburg, FL

Kae + Christian met each other six years ago while attending medical school. They didn’t expect to fall in love because they were always very busy eating out, studying, and sleeping, but they did. Kae and Christian have worked very hard to get where they are. Originally from the Philippines, they worked tirelessly through college and surprised their family with their engagement.

This couple lives in the northern U.S. but wanted to have a destination wedding. The part of their wedding day that they looked forward to the most was their beautiful ceremony at Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. It provided such a special moment as I had the privilege of listening to their family rejoice with the lord and sing hymn’s, blessing Kae + Christian on their wedding day. Once the ceremony concluded, their family was whisked off to Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club to relax and dance the night away in a private yacht club and beach atmosphere.

Kae + Christian compliment each other very well, and I am so excited to see what the future holds for you. Congratulations!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Keyont’e Howard

Bridesmaid Dresses | Brideside
Cake | Artistic Whisk
Caterer | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Ceremony Site | Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
DJ | Grant Hemond
Florist | Iza’s Flowers
Hair Stylist | Destiny and Light
Make-up Artist | Destiny and Light
Reception Venue | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

Laila + Douglas Step Into The Limelight | Streamsong Resort | Bowling Green, FL

Michael and I hit it off instantly with Laila and Doug. This couple is down to earth, sincere, humble, hard working and honest. They met 5 years ago while Laila was managing a tanning salon and Doug kept returning for frequent tanning just to hang around Laila and ask her to go on a date with her! Their first date was at Starbucks and Laila proposed to Doug with a ring pop in their kitchen – the cutest story ever!  You may see images from their engagement portrait session here. They enjoy working out, going to nice dinners, traveling, and hanging out at home with the dogs. 

Their wedding was romantic, vintage and organic. Laila’s dress was a show stopper! And it was incredible to see the look of love in Doug’s eyes when he saw Laila walking down the aisle for their short and sweet ceremony. Laila wrote the ceremony herself! :) One of the best parts of the wedding day was this sweet couple spending time dancing and having fun with the people they love.  Their guests felt comfortable, loved important and a part of something very special! 

We really enjoyed getting to know them and capture part of their love story. 

Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos

Band | Michael Anthony Productions
Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Cupcakes | DIY Neighbor 
Caterer | Streamsong Resort
Ceremony Site | Streamsong Resort 
Florist | Marigold Flowers Company  
Hair Stylist | Aquali Bridal Salon & Spa
Invitations | Inviting Business Paper Boutique 
Make-up Artist | Aquali Bridal Salon & Spa
Reception Venue | Streamsong Resort 
Videographer | VH Video
Wedding Gown | The White Magnolia

Kristen + Eric Step Into The Limelight | Museum of Fine Arts | St. Petersburg, FL

Kristen + Eric met on a snowy night in Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 2012 and have been on many adventures together ever since. Whether it is snowboarding, cliff jumping, kayaking, hiking, they both have SO much fun together! In true adventurous fashion, Eric proposed to Kristen in a living treehouse in Burlington, Vermont! 

Recently, Kristen + Eric have started a new chapter of their lives by moving to Florida. When Kristen + Eric were deciding where to have their wedding they decided that they wanted their family to experience Florida’s tropical atmosphere, as well as, having their guests embark on an adventure of their own. It just so happens that the weather this time of year is perfect for vacations….and weddings, so there was no better time to showcase their new hometown! 

On their wedding day, the weather was perfect and with a slight breeze ensuring that their northern guests did not get too hot. The ceremony atmosphere at the Museum of Fine Arts’ garden gave a little bit of ‘old Florida’ charm as well as classic elegance. When the ceremony came to conclusion and Kristen + Eric turned to their guests to be announced as husband and wife, their guests erupted in the most exciting and heartfelt moment I have ever experienced. It was a true celebration of love!

Congratulations on becoming Mr. and Mrs. Eric + Kristen, you are one of the sweetest couples I have ever met ♥️

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | Dessy Group
Cake | Sweet Divas Cakery
Caterer | Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg FL
Ceremony Site | Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg FL
DJ | Randy Leichman, Everlasting Sounds
Event Planner | Nancy, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg FL
Florist | Leaf it to Us
Hair Stylist | Femme Akoi
Invitations | Minted
Make-up Artist | Femme Akoi
Reception Venue | Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg FL
Wedding Gown | Tulle

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