Brittany + Troy Step Into The Limelight | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort And Spa | Clearwater Beach, FL

Brittany + Troy first met at an Army training event at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Troy caught Brittany’s eye when she observed how caring, patient and goal oriented he was. Their conversations started by discussing their awesome Army skills and then progressed to talking about their love of family, food, and future business ventures. They also discovered that they are both graduates from a Historically Black College or University!

Brittany and Troy have both been deployed, and knowing that Troy would have to leave again soon they spent every moment together traveling. While traveling, Brittany would talk about her future goals and they eventually became his as well. It was during this treasured time that Brittany knew that she wanted him to be her husband.

During one of  Troy’s previous deployments Brittany wrote him a love letter to which he claimed to “never have received.” However, on April 15th, 2017 Brittany and Troy were hosting a housewarming party…Troy used this event as a platform to propose to Brittany. It wasn’t just any type of proposal, he got down on one knee and proposed to Brittany by reading her the “lost love letter” that she sent him during his deployment. Of course she said yes! Troy say’s Brittany enhances his life in every aspect. She is constantly setting goals and it is only a matter of time before she reaches them. There is nothing that she can’t do.

Even though Troy and Brittany are not from this area, they have been visiting Florida for years. They love being able to enjoy they warm weather and tropical feel during the winter months. Since they love to travel, they knew it would be great for their family as well. Brittany and Troy styled their wedding to be the epitome of black elegance with a Nubian twist and I have to admit black, royal blue, and gold never looked SO GOOD!

Congratulations Brittany + Troy, I loved hearing you say “I’m married!” to your guests. It was such a happy and heartfelt moment!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez 

Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Cake | A Piece of Cake & Desserts
Caterer | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Ceremony Site | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
DJ | DJ Crank
Event Planner | Special Moments
Florist | Costco
Hair Stylist | Chrystal, Diamond Salon 
Make-up Artist | Candace Tellis 
Reception Venue | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Videographer | VHVideo
Wedding Gown | David’s Bridal
Caricature Artist | Cartoons By Rob Smith, Jr
Centerpieces and Chairs | Gabro Event Services

MICHELLE AND MATTHEW FEATURED IN THE LIMELIGHT |HYATT REGENCY CLEARWATER BEACH RESORT AND SPA |CLEARWATER BEACH, FL

I walked into a room full of laughter. The bride, Michelle, I couldn’t even find at first as she intermingled about the ladies taking in all the moments without stress and with radiance. As we set to do details all the ladies gathered together, one feeding off of the other laughing and joking as though they were family, and that they were. The guys were the same, Carlos photographed them and they went about joking amongst another not forgetting what the day was about as Matt got ready. We took full appreciation of them before the ceremony, gravitating toward their warmth and excitement! What stood out the most was not the weather (though it shaded them when they walked down the aisle and said their I do’s, to providing a beautiful sunset) or the choice style (elegant with a splash of a nautical feel) or their decision where to marry (on the beautiful Terrace the Hyatt Regency provides), it was the gracious manner they held for others, the love for one another not losing its importance and their son that made it standout the most. Even before Matthew saw Michelle for the first time, he was choked up. He anticipated the woman walking to him and gravitated into the moment. Michelle, the gorgeous bride in return found her moment as her mother gave her away to the love of her life and father to her son. They said their I do’s overlooking the Gulf on the terrace, they involved themselves with each guest, they laughed and joked with everyone around and in-between that kept close to one another. They danced the night away. Every piece of their day ran smoothly. Matt joked that he made sure he picked up a penny that day only heads up, but I believe it had nothing to do with luck, this perfect wedding everything to do with them and their mindset. Not only did these two have a most beautiful day, but all that was put into it, every loved one, every detail, all the celebration made it perfect for them. Congratulations to Michelle and Matt, we loved every aspect of your wedding and are so grateful you chose Limelight to be a part of it! Here are a few favorites from that day!

Lead Photographer | Jess Orthober
Associate Photographer | Carlos Rello

DJ | Breezin’ Entertainment  
Bridesmaid Dresses | Watters
Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Caterer | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Ceremony Site | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Florist | Rose Garden Florist
Hair Stylist | Reflections Salon
Invitations | Wedding Paper Divas
Make-up Artist | Reflections Salon
Reception Venue | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Wedding Gown | Paloma Blanca

LAUREN AND DREW FEATURED IN THE LIMELIGHT |HYATT REGENCY CLEARWATER BEACH RESORT AND SPA | CLEARWATER BEACH, FL

Lauren and Drew were so amazing to work with during their beautiful Clearwater beach wedding.  Sitting atop the 16th floor of the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort is this amazing spot called the Sky Terrace, with views over looking Clearwater beach and the ocean beyond, it’s an amazing place to say I Do. 

From Indiana this couple set out on an adventure to have a beautiful beach wedding… they were graced with a perfect FL day, not a cloud in the sky, a cool breeze and an amazing sunset.  Their two sweet girls were the flower girls and held parasol umbrellas that said on one “Here Comes” and on the other “Your Bride”, which I thought was so sweet and fun for the girls.  You could see how special they felt to be such an important part of the ceremony and we can’t leave out the ring bearer who walked in holding his little black briefcase that said “Ring Security”.

After taking some beautiful shots of the family all together, we did some wedding party shots and then headed down to the beach for some more fun wedding party shots and some Bride and Groom sunset shots.  After pictures on the beach, Lauren and Drew had a wonderful reception with an amazing dinner for their guests.  I loved their shell details surrounded by candle light, their beautiful cake also with shell details and of course lots of dancing.

Congratulations Lauren and Drew!

Lead Photographer | Christi Curtis
Associate Photographer | Sam Farmer

Band/DJ | Grant Hemond
Bridesmaid Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Caterer | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Ceremony Site | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Florist | Wedideas
Hair Stylist | Michelle Renee The Studio
Invitations | Zazzle
Make-up Artist | Michelle Renee The Studio
Reception Venue | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Wedding Gown | Sophia's Bridal, Tux and Prom

HEATHER AND STEVE FEATURED IN THE LIMELIGHT | HYATT CLEARWATER BEACH | CLEARWATER, FL

Heather and Steve were such a wonderful couple to work with... from the time I first spoke to Heather to the wedding day, such a sweet, easy going couple with a beautiful family that is now 8.  They united their 6 children by including them in a sand ceremony that allowed every one to pour their sand into one beautiful vase, this signifies the joining of the family as well as the union of the bride and groom.  Heather and Steve chose to do a first look so that we would be able to get some beautiful shots of the family before going on to see everyone at the ceremony.  The ceremony was on the beach where it threatened to rain, even a few rain drops fell right before the ceremony but it held out and we were able to have the perfect ceremony followed by pictures on the beach.  Reception was just amazing on the sky terrace over looking the ocean, with pops of pink and other colors in the flowers, white linens, string lights above and an amazingly beautiful sunset... it made for a perfect FL evening.
Congratulations Heather and Steve.  I am so honored and excited that I was able to capture your beautiful day for you!

Lead Photographer | Christi Curtis
Assistant Photographer | Stephanie Duffany

DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates
Wedding Gown & Bridesmaid Dress | Rebecca's Boutique
Caterer | Hyatt Clearwater Beach
Ceremony Site | Hyatt Clearwater Beach
Event Planner | Lindsey Sikes with Hyatt Clearwater Beach
Florist | 2 Birds
Hair Stylist | Salon Island Estates
Invitations | Zazzle
Make-up Artist | Salon Island Estates
Reception Venue | Hyatt Clearwater Beach