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

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

Danielle + Paul Step Into The Limelight | Don CeSar Hotel | St. Petersburg, FL

The Don Cesar is one of the most spectacular venues that host the greatest weddings. Danielle’s and Paul’s wedding did not fall short one single bit - simple, elegant and classic.

The couple met at grad school in Virginia in 2013 but did not start dating until 2015. After some time, Paul knew it was time to propose to the love of his life. The engagement ring was hidden in a sweatshirt that Paul bought for Danielle after taking her to dinner on a Wednesday night. The day of the week made it a surprise. The sweatshirt was an Army sweatshirt because Paul went to West Point and was taking Danielle to her first Army/Navy game. She said YES! 

Danielle loves that Paul is protective, intelligent, and helpful to the point of making every situation feel easier to deal with. Paul loves that Danielle is easy to talk to, intelligent, and challenges him. Together, they enjoy working out, running, hiking, watching sports, traveling and of course, being together. 

Danielle grew up in the Tampa area and has always loved St. Pete Beach and the Don Cesar. Most of Paul's family and friends and a lot of Danielle's extended family and friends live up north so they also thought it would be a great vacation weekend for everyone.

On the day of the wedding, Paul wore a midnight blue tux that was custom made for the wedding. Danielle wore a beautiful gown that had a moscato lining that shimmers in the light. The reception space was decorated with floral centerpieces, chandeliers and blue uplighting all around.

It was truly and honor to be part of such a gorgeous wedding, congratulations to the newly weds!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Band | Foreman Productions
Cake | The Don Cesar
Caterer | The Don Cesar
Ceremony Site | The Don Cesar
Florist | Flora Fine Flowers
Hair Stylist | The Don Cesar
Make-up Artist | The Don Cesar

TRACEY AND TOM FEATURED IN THE LIMELIGHT | SIRATA BEACH RESORT | ST. PETERSBURG , FL

Tracey and Tom had a lovely summer wedding on St. Petersburg beach at the Sirata Beach Resort. Friends and family, local and from afar, traveled in to join these two in their exchange of vows overlooking the beautiful gulf of Mexico. Guests then joined these two in a rocking celebration with tunes by the Tom Sartori Band. These two met back in 2011 in Knoxville, TN.  While vacationing in Tortola, BVI, Tom and Tracey were at a beautiful restaurant called BananaKeet, and they asked a couple to take their picture with the sunset, and as Tracey was admiring the sunset, Tom gave the phone to the couple, and Tracey turned back around, and Tom popped the question, and Tracey said yes! :) Together they enjoy watching/going to college football games, golfing, eating, drinking, traveling, going to the beach, and working out. Being that Tracey is a Florida girl and they love vacationing at the beach, Sirata Beach Resort was the perfect location for these two.  It was beautiful working with Tracey and her husband Tom on their wedding day, especially since Tracey and I went to high school together! It was so neat to capture these memories. Congratulations to the newlyweds! : )

Lead Photographer | Ann Fuentes
Associate Photographer | Alexia Lodwick

Band/DJ | Tom Sartori Band
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids
Cake | Alessi Bakery
Caterer | Sirata Beach Resort
Ceremony Site | Sirata Beach Resort
Event Planner | Alyson Freeman
Florist | Blossom Events
Hair Stylist | Colours by Linny
Invitations | CZ Invitations
Make-up Artist | Colours by Linny
Reception Venue | Sirata Beach Resort
Wedding Gown  Olga’s Bridal Boutique