Lauren + Dan Step Into The Limelight | TradeWinds Island Grand Resort | Saint Petersburg, FL

Lauren & Dan met at a kick off event for their MBAs at Rice University and hatted off immediately!
These two truly compliment each other… she’s the planner and he is the spontaneous one. #balance
They enjoy smoking cigars, running, hiking, watching shows, listening to audiobooks and photography…

Dan is quite the photographer! He shoots and she models ❤ and what a true beauty she is!
We loved capturing Lauren & Dan’s coolness together, they just ooze “chill”.  We had the most amazing sunset and their love for each other naturally shined through. We loved how they soaked in each moment of the day together and enjoyed their time with family and close friends.
We will call this day… chill and classy with a modern twist. From Lauren’s stunning lace and open back dress, to the classic parasol with an ever so modern geode cake. Each detail came together perfectly ❤
We wish Lauren & Dan all things nerdy and beautiful… Congratulations!

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie
Cake | The Artistic Whisk
Caterer | TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
Ceremony Site | TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
DJ | Expert Productions
Event Planner | Driftwood Weddings and Events | Cherish & Tori
Florist | Etsy
Hair Stylist | Michele Renee the Studio
Invitations | Basic Invite
Make-up Artist | Michele Renee the Studio
Reception Venue | TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
Videographer | Hearts Video
Wedding Gown | Unbridaled

Chelsea + Pete Step Into The Limelight | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club | St. Petersburg, FL

Chelsea and Pete met 6 years to the day of their wedding day. Chelsea was going to visit her sister in Connecticut for new years (Cassidy), and Pete was going to visit his best friend (Chelsea’s sister’s now husband, Thomas). They hit it off right away, did long distance dating for 3 years, then moved to Orlando to be together.

Pete proposed at a family cottage on Lake Michigan that they go to every year. He took Chelsea to lunch one afternoon, and on our their way back, Pete insisted they’d walk out to the lighthouse. That’s where he had a photographer waiting as he proposed out on the pier. After taking engagement photos, they went back to the cottage where Pete surprised Chelsea with both of their families, best friends from college, and his best friends waiting to celebrate. It was the best day for the two!

Chelsea and Pete had a beautiful wedding day at The Vinoy Renaissance in St Pete. The two love to vacation in St. Pete, and wanted to have their wedding somewhere where their friends and families could enjoy right after the holidays. The tea garden at the Vinoy was perfect, so much that it inspired Chelsea’s stunning wedding gown with all the flowers. Pete's favorite color is blue, which is why they went with navy for the bridesmaid’s dresses and Pete's suit.

Their ceremony took place on the Tea Garden at the Vinoy which was gorgeously decorated with foliage on the white chairs that seated their guests. They said their I-Do’s and went off to their reception dinner which took place at The Vinoy’s Sunset Ball. Floating candles, floral placement cards, lanterns and green foliage topped the guest’s dinner tables - it was simply spectacular!

Congratulations the the new Mr. and Mrs!!!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello 
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Band | Ultimate Sound Band 
Bridesmaid Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu
Cake | Publix
Caterer | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Ceremony Site | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Event Planner | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Florist | 2Birds Events 
Bride Hair Stylist | Avery Wells
Bridesmaids Hair Stylist | Alexandria Nicas
Invitations | Shutterfly
Make-up Artist | Lee Murray 
Reception Venue | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Videographer | Cechman’s Photo and Video
Wedding Gown | Calvet Couture Bridal

Carolynn + Kendrix Step Into The Limelight | The Don CeSar Hotel | St. Petersburg, FL

Kendrix + Carolynn’s story started three years ago when Kendrix kept “liking” Carolynn’s photos on instagram. She finally decided it was time to meet him so she walked right into the surf shop that Kendrix owned in Channelside and they immediately fell in love.

They love so many things about one another…how they make each other laugh, how they parent together, are able to motivate and encourage each other, the ability to put all of their trust into one another, and how similar their life goals and values are.

Carolynn + Kendrix’ favorite way of spending time together involves playing basketball and football. They even had an awesome basketball themed cake topper to top their wedding cake! Even though they love sports, there was nothing else sporty about their romantic black and white wedding. Carolynn + Kendrix’ wedding was so emotional, it was so hard to hold back the tears as we watched them come together to exchange their vows. You could feel how happy Carolynn + Kendrix felt to finally become one and you could also feel how proud their family was!

Congratulations Carolynn + Kendrix, Mr + Mrs Jones at last!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany 
Associate Photographer | Dafne Spencer

Bridesmaid Dresses | Lulu’s
Cake | Sweet Divas
Caterer | The Don CeSar
Ceremony Site | The Don CeSar
Decor | DayCor Events
DJ | Wild Out Entertainment - DJ Papi
Event Planner | Days Remembered
Florist | Rose Garden Weddings
Hair Stylist | Hush Studio Salon
Make-up Artist | Hush Studio Salon
Reception Venue | The Don CeSar
Officiant | Joel Eason

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

MEAGAN + BARRY STEP INTO THE LIMELIGHT | THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM | TAMPA, FL

Meagan and Barry were married in a beautiful ceremony and reception at the Florida Aquarium!  Meagan had always dreamed of having her wedding at the aquarium surrounded by the sparkling turquoise waters and sea life of the coral reef tank for her ceremony and a reception designed with blue lighting and dendrobium orchids, which were the perfect compliment to the color palette of the space!  The couple said their vows and exchanged rings in front of the majestic under sea tank accompanied by fish, sharks and sea turtles and celebrated in the new Mosaic ballroom with their closest friends and family!  Their daughter Sydney was so sweet as the flower girl and I am happy that we were able to capture a few loving moments between her and her parents on this special day!  I loved the romantic moments we photographed of the newlyweds together backdropped by the water and in the rock windows of the wetlands!  I loved the energy of the reception as the happy couple celebrated and the fun sparkler send off from their guests!  Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Rome!  

Lead Photographer | Sarah McDonald
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Cake | The Artistic Whisk
Caterer | Aramark
Ceremony Site | The Florida Aquarium
DJ | IDVES
Event Planner | Days Remembered
Florist | Craig A. Beckinger
Hair Stylist | Angela McDowell
Invitations | Zazzle
Make-up Artist | Glam Kings LLC
Reception Venue | The Florida Aquarium 
Wedding Gown | David’s Bridal