Michelle + Jayson Step Into The Limelight | Town Manor on the Lake B&B | Auburndale, FL

Jayson’s brother, Ricky, introduced this couple to each other. Michelle didn’t want to date a friend’s brother…but…they met and clicked right away! This chill couple is very laid back and enjoys weekends with each other and their kids.  They enjoy UFC, food, and just spending time together.

Jayson and Michelle had dinner reservations at Ciros in Tampa. Michelle had a feeling “it” would happen at dinner. Jayson gave her a few small gifts prior to leaving and the last “gift” was Michelle looking up to him on his knee with a beautiful ring asking for her hand in marriage!

Jayson says about Michelle, “I love her eyes and smile. I love how fun she is. I love watching her with my girls and how caring she is. She’s stunning. She makes me feel very special.” Michelle says about Jayson, “I love how comfortable we’ve been since day one. He’s so smart, makes me laugh and is incredibly handsome. He makes me feel beautiful and loved every single day. He’s my person.”

Jayson and Michelle loved the feeling of Town Manor when they toured the venue. It offered both the indoor and outdoor ambiance they were looking for.  “A great place with attention to detail.” Their rustic yet elegant  wedding was a relaxed day for everyone. They forgo traditional formal activities so their guests could just come, eat, listen to good music and celebrate! There were tapes style foods freely flowing throughout the evening while guests drank, had fun and partied! The couple loved spending time with their besties and family. Having them there for their special day was amazing. Michelle could not wait to say , “I do” with Jayson. His face when she walk down the isle was filled with love and excitement. 

Lead Photographers | Rebecca + Michael Zoumberos

Bridesmaid Dresses | Vera Wang
Cake | Town Manor on the Lake
Caterer | Town Manor on the Lake
Ceremony Site | Town Manor on the Lake
DJ | Town Manor on the Lake
Florist | The Flower Cart in Lakeland
Hair Stylist | Davis Alexander (IG @davisalexander)
Invitations | Julie Hanan Design
Make-up Artist | Erin Ryan Beauty
Photo Booth | Just For You Photo Booths
Reception Venue | Town Manor on the Lake
Wedding Gown | The White Magnolia | Paloma Blanca

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

Nina + Cyress Step Into The Limelight | The Orlo | Tampa, FL

The sweetest of people, contagious joy, relentless emotions, meaningful traditions and a strong core foundation. All one needs to embark on an unforgettable journey.

Nina & Cyress met at barber school in 2014 and saw themselves in love and full of love to give in Bangkok Thailand as Cyress proposed to Nina.  

Cyress is from Thailand and Nina’s family is from Cuba, their entire wedding day was filled with cultural heritage and traditions, from the groom’s attire to a traditional Thailand dance to the guava treats and cafe con leche during the reception. Witnessing these two families seamlessly embrace each other’s culture was magic 💕

Nina’s vision for her wedding day was a tropical, modern,clean and warm look with wild colors and simple greenery + palms - I think they nailed it! We felt ALL of that! Every little detail was elegant yet easy.

We felt so much love, gentleness and we truly love watching how Nina + Cyress loved on each guest ensuring their gratitude,  it truly was a sight to see {everyone deserves a tight hug from Nina!}

Thank you to the Madera + Kagwast for families for having us be a part of such a special day for Nina + Cyress - Thank you!  We pray that ALL you do be guided in love and may all of you ever dreamt come true.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 

1 Corinthians 13:13

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Cake | Wright's Gourmet House
Caterer | Core Concepts 
Ceremony Site | The Orlo
DJ | DJ D2
Event Planner | Susan Nations
Florist | The Hen House
Hair Stylist | Cortney Shaw 
Make-up Artist | Amelia Rose Beauty
Reception Venue | The Orlo
Videographer | 12th Studio Productions
Wedding Gown | Ivory & Lace Bridal 

Amanda + James Step Into The Limelight | The Florida Aquarium | Tampa, FL

In 2014, James was finishing up his residency and Amanda was working as a nurse on the orthopedic unit at a hospital in St. Petersburg. James initiated their friendship at work by coming to where Amanda’s unit to bring her coffee and conversation. They both seemed to work off the same humor and it was effortless to make one another laugh. One day James worked up the courage to ask Amanda for her phone number. They went on several dates and James swept Amanda off her feet! 

James proposed to Amanda after taking her out to a romantic dinner at Armani’s. They came home and Amanda went to pet their dog Stella when she discovered that James had placed an engagement ring around her collar. When James saw that she noticed the ring, he got down on one knee while holding Stella and asked Amanda to marry him! What made it even more memorable was that The University of Florida baseball team won the College World Series National Championship! They are huge Gators fans…so they celebrated their engagement with champagne, laughs, love, and a National Championship! 

James and Amanda originally planned on getting married on Duck Key in The Florida Keys, however, Hurricane Irma damaged their wedding venue and they were forced to relocate. James and Amanda love sea life, so after touring The Florida Aquarium they knew it was where they wanted to say their wedding vows.

Congratulations Amanda + James we are very excited for this new chapter in your lives together as husband and wife! 

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany 
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | Adrianna Papell
Cake | Hands on Sweets
Caterer | Aramark
Ceremony Site | The Florida Aquarium 
DJ | On The Move Productions
Event Planner | Events by Jessyca
Florist | Events in Bloom
Hair Stylist | Studio Bride
Invitations | Watercolor Design Studio
Make-up Artist | Studio Bride
Reception Venue | The Florida Aquarium
Videographer | Resurgent Fire Films
Wedding Gown | CC's Bridal Boutique


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
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