Kristine + Jacob Step Into The Limelight | The Florida Aquarium | Tampa, FL

Krissy and Jacob’s love story began on March 22nd, 2013 during their spring semester at the University of Tampa, Jake was a senior and Krissy was a junior.  They were out with their respective friends and local college hang out and bumped into each other. Jake bought Krissy a drink and the rest was history.

The fall of 2017, was a crazy time period for Krissy and Jake. In October, Jake had decided that he wanted to make Krissy his forever and got blessings from Krissy’s parents. Krissy’s parents then gave Jake a diamond. Jake decided on a plan to propose to Krissy in Florida during Christmas. However, tragedy happened when Krissy’s dad got hurt in a hunting accident. So, Jake changed his plan. He, Krissy, and their fur baby Chase drove up to Cleveland for the holidays to spend time with her family. While they were headed out to dinner in downtown Cleveland Jake saw the city square lit up so beautifully that he stopped and asked Krissy to come with him. They were standing in front of the Christmas tree and Jake dropped down on one knee. 

Krissy and Jake love everything about each other, especially how they are able to make one another laugh. They are truly best friends in every way and love spending time on the beach walking their fur babies, Chase and Hayden. For their wedding they decided to have it in Tampa since it is where they met and where they live. Most of their family are from the Ohio and New Jersey so it was a perfect time to get their family out of the freezing north and enjoy some beautiful Tampa weather. Krissy and Jake’s inspiration for their wedding was to incorporate their love for animals and what better place to do it than The Florida Aquarium! They even had extra special guests at the ceremony, penguins!

Congratulation’s on finding your forever Krissy + Jake!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Cake | The Artistic Whisk
Caterer | Aramark
Ceremony Site | The Florida Aquarium
DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates
Event Planner | CJ Inzirillo, Days Remembered by ND
Florist | Jennie’s Flower’s
Getting Ready Location | Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Hair Stylist | LDM Beauty Group 
Make-up Artist | LDM Beauty Group
Officiant | Michael Moriarity
Reception Venue | The Florida Aquarium
Transportation | Escot Bus Lines + L3 Limo

TJ + Daniel Step Into The Limelight | Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

We had such a wonderful time with TJ and Daniel who got married on this beautiful November evening at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa FL. Dan and TJ went to a Lightning Hockey game as their first date back in 2014. They had gone to Stetson together but officially met on an online dating site. TJ LOVES how calm, gentle and laid back Dan is. Together they enjoy golfing, watching hockey, wine tasting, traveling and of course, spending time with their little toddler.

Their wedding was a true reflection of their happy lives together. A great and calm atmosphere, romantic and classic decor with greenery and floral perfectly placed into every corner of the venue space. Their main object was to focus around their families because that is what is most important to Tj and Daniel. They did such a great job on setting that mood of them! Congratulation to the newlyweds!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Cake | Cakes Plus
Caterer | Oxford Exchange
Ceremony Site | Oxford Exchange
DJ | Grant Hemond And Associates, Inc. | DJ Adam 
Event Planner | Breezin' Entertainment and Productions
Florist | The Flower Box
Hair Stylist | Pretty Please Wedding and Event Mobile Glam
Invitations | Minted
Make-up Artist | Pretty Please Wedding and Event Mobile Glam
Photobooth + Cigars | Breezin' Entertainment and Productions
Reception Venue | Oxford Exchange
Strings | Dynamic Strings | Ann Marie
Transportation | Skyline Limousine
Wedding Gown | White Magnolia

Desiree + Stephen Step Into The Limelight | Avila Golf and Country Club | Tampa, FL

Desiree and Stephen met 8 years ago. A few of their family members knew each others family's Pawn and Jewelry store. After meeting Stephen there, he found out Desiree worked at Cracker Barrel and Stephen started bringing his family for breakfast on Sundays. A year and half in, the two went on a cruise with about 20 to 30 family and friends. After an awesome excursion in Honduras, they boarded are ship and went to the top deck for the view. Stephen asked for Desiree to face the Island for a picture and as Desiree turned back around and Stephan asked for her hand in marriage.

Desiree and Stephen had a wonderful day with the most beautiful weather Florida could provide! Both the ceremony and reception took place at the Avila Golf Club and Country. Their ceremony was short and sweet but very beautiful! Their friends and family then joined the two at their reception. The tables were decorated with light pink, coral and peach floral, glass plates with silver beading on the edges, Slate Blue napkins and keys for each guest. What an evening full of fun and special moments. Congratulations o the newlyweds!!!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Piano & Cello Players | Richard Kittelstand
Bridesmaid Dresses | JJ's house
Cake | Elise's Pieces
Caterer | Avila Golf Club and Country
Ceremony Site | Avila Golf Club and Country
DJ | Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc.
Event Planner | Event Sisters
Florist | Hilda's Flower Company
Hair Stylist | Beauty Brought Out
Invitations | Echo Blueprint
Make-up Artist | Beauty Brought Out
Reception Venue | Avila Golf Club and Country
Wedding Gown | Malindy Elene
Rental | Elite Events and Rentals
Photo Booth | Snap Shot Photo Booth 
Transportation | Ambassador Limousine 

Erika + Brian Step Into The Limelight | Carrollwood Country Club | Tampa, FL

Erika and Brian first got introduced to each other through a friend they had in common. Their relationship became closer and closer until one day, while at the Rockefeller Christmas Tree in New York City, Brian proposed to Erika. Erika loves how Brian is loving, caring, and admires his strong sense of style. She adores him and how he is a family man, a fireman and a hard worker. Brian loves Erika’s drive, ambition, her work ethic, how beautiful and friendly she is. Together, they are kind and love to help others. They are truly quite the remarkable couple!

On October 20th, Erika and Brian said their I-Do’s at the Carrollwood Country Club on a day that started out with rain. As the day progressed, the clouds let the sunlight shine down and it turned out to be quite a spectacular day! Once pronounced husband and wife, the two happily danced their way into their reception hall which was decorated with a mixture of candles, flowers, a fireman’s axe, chill pill prescription favors and many other little details that reflected their lives.

It was truly an honor to be part of such a wonderful celebration of love. Congratulations to the new mr. and mrs!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Bridesmaid Dresses | LuLus
Cake | Publix
Caterer | Carrollwood Country Club
Ceremony Site | Carrollwood Country Club
DJ | Grant Hemond 
Event Planner | Carrollwood Country Club
Florist | Northside Florist
Hair Stylist | Style Hair and Make Up
Invitations | Basic Invites
Make-up Artist | Style Hair and Make Up
Reception Venue | Carrollwood Country Club

Elizabeth + Mathieu Step Into The Limelight | University of Tampa + The Florida Aquarium | Tampa, FL

Tinder + Honesty + Cats = Elizabeth & Mathieu

Are you wondering how it all ads up?

Elizabeth & Matthew are a result of modern love, they met on Tinder in 2016. They can both truthfully say, they can be themselves around each other and they both are amazed on how they are still together! They are so silly together and they really do enjoy being around each other. They both share a LOVE for cats!

They love traveling together, trying new restaurants and cuisines and going to the movies.

Oh and did I mention, Mathieu is french? Yes! And they both live in Paris! How amazing is that?

Their wedding was so charming, modern yet vintage with a touch of class. We LOVED Elizabeth’s dramatic wedding gown, the additional lace detailed cape was absolutely everything! And then, for the ceremony Elizabeth added the most gorgeous cathedral veil… we were in awe of the gorgeousness!

Their unique style led them to select The Florida Aquarium as their ceremony + reception venue. It was pure perfection! They danced the night away with the fishes and all was well with the world.

Elizabeth & Mathieu we wish you both all the JOYS life can bring. You deserve LOVE and everything NICE.

Lead Photographer: Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer: Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses |  David's Bridal
Cake | Hands On Sweets
Caterer | Aramark
Ceremony Site | The Florida Aquarium
DJ |  Grant Hemond
Event Planner | Days Remembered by ND
Florist | Tailored Twig
Hair Stylist | Destiny & Light
Invitations | Vistaprint
Make-up Artist | Destiny & Light
Reception Venue | The Florida Aquarium
Wedding Gown | Pronovias