Gabriella + Michael Step Into The Limelight | The Floridan Palace Hotel | Tampa, FL

Gabriella and Michael met each other during the famous pirate invasion of Tampa event called Gasparilla in 2015. They had been out with friends celebrating when they just so happen to meet at Macdintons. Michael came up to strike up a conversation after just moving back to the Tampa area and the rest is history!

On Christmas Eve 2017, they were at Gabriella's mother's house having dinner. Somehow, Michael had found the time to sneak away and ask her parent's permission to marry me. Michael surprised her with plane tickets to Hawaii, a place that she had always dreamed of going! They left the morning after Christmas and had an absolute blast. On New Years Eve, they went for a walk on one of the private beaches. They sat on the beach when all of a sudden, Michael got down on one knee and proposed. They rang in the new year in Hawaii and could not wait to come home and celebrate with their family and friends!

Gabriella has this to say about her love for Michael, “Michael has an awesome sense of humor, he is a great friend and gets along with everyone! His laugh is contagious and so unique. He keeps me calm and always is my voice of reason. I love to travel with him because he loves trying new things and always keeps an open mind. He works very hard and is a loyal son, is great with his family and mine.”
Together they bring out the best in each other and have a sense of humor and their LAUGHING is contagious! They enjoy lounging by the pool or beach, traveling and cooking together.

They wanted their wedding to be very romantic and traditional. They knew that they wanted to embrace Tampa's culture and show their guests why they love this city so much. Everything felt fresh but still warm with florals and lighting. The Floridan is so iconic and grandiose, boasting the most beautiful architecture and was absolutely stunning during the holiday season. The black tie attire certainly matched the ambiance and set the tone for a glamorous final weekend in 2018!

Gabriella was most excited for her wedding dress and they both loved their band, the florals. They also had some amazing details during the cocktail hour that are unique to Tampa - a cigar aficionado and a flamenco guitarist!

Gabriella and Michael really love to have fun and entertain, and they certainly paid attention to every little at the biggest party they will ever have! They picked out each detail together so that everything at the wedding was a reflection of both of their families and history, and the different pieces that bring them happiness.

So many special emotional moments throughout the day left all of the guests feeling overjoyed and in awe of the elegant decor. You could see and feel the love as Gabriella was first walking down the aisle with her dad, when her dad gave her away and as Gabriella and Michael said their vows. The excitement and celebration of love continued as their shared their first kiss and first dance as husband and wife with all of the most special people in our lives being in one room witnessing their joy.

Lead Photographers | Michael and Rebecca Zoumberos

Band: The Bay Kings Band
Cake: Elise's Pieces
Caterer:  The Floridan Palace Hotel
Ceremony Site: Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
Cigar Aficionado: Delite Entertainment
Drapery + Lighting: Delite Entertainment
Flamenco Guitarist: Delite Entertainment
Florist: Northside Florist
Hair Stylist: Destiny and Light Hair & Makeup Group
Invitations: The Write Stuff
Make-Up Artist: Destiny and Light Hair & Makeup Group
Reception Venue:  The Floridan Palace Hotel
Videographer:  Voila Cinematic
Wedding Gown: The White Magnolia | Watters Too Dress
Wedding Planner | Taylor Falcon Events
Photobooth: Snapshoot

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

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

Laila + Douglas Step Into The Limelight | Streamsong Resort | Bowling Green, FL

Michael and I hit it off instantly with Laila and Doug. This couple is down to earth, sincere, humble, hard working and honest. They met 5 years ago while Laila was managing a tanning salon and Doug kept returning for frequent tanning just to hang around Laila and ask her to go on a date with her! Their first date was at Starbucks and Laila proposed to Doug with a ring pop in their kitchen – the cutest story ever!  You may see images from their engagement portrait session here. They enjoy working out, going to nice dinners, traveling, and hanging out at home with the dogs. 

Their wedding was romantic, vintage and organic. Laila’s dress was a show stopper! And it was incredible to see the look of love in Doug’s eyes when he saw Laila walking down the aisle for their short and sweet ceremony. Laila wrote the ceremony herself! :) One of the best parts of the wedding day was this sweet couple spending time dancing and having fun with the people they love.  Their guests felt comfortable, loved important and a part of something very special! 

We really enjoyed getting to know them and capture part of their love story. 

Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos

Band | Michael Anthony Productions
Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Cupcakes | DIY Neighbor 
Caterer | Streamsong Resort
Ceremony Site | Streamsong Resort 
Florist | Marigold Flowers Company  
Hair Stylist | Aquali Bridal Salon & Spa
Invitations | Inviting Business Paper Boutique 
Make-up Artist | Aquali Bridal Salon & Spa
Reception Venue | Streamsong Resort 
Videographer | VH Video
Wedding Gown | The White Magnolia

Cassandra + Scott Step Into The Limelight | Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club | St. Petersburg, FL

Scott and Cassandra first met while working together in sales. While developing their work relationship they realized quickly that they shared similar interests and hit it off almost instantly! They decided that it was worth investing time with each other outside of work and even kept in touch almost daily while Cassandra was traveling in Europe for about a month during the summer. When Cassandra returned from her summer trip, Scott asked her to meet him for dinner at Sushi Inc, in downtown St. Pete. They comfortably sat for hours just talking, laughing, and enjoying each other's company. It didn't even feel like it was a date because it seemed overly natural and easy without the "first date" jitters and awkwardness. From that night on, they started coordinating their days off together and made plans every chance they could. Throughout the last three years, they’ve had the best of times, gone through difficult ones as well, and have traveled to various places in the US, Iceland, London and Costa Rica and can't wait for their next adventure together! While there is no "perfect" relationship, theirs has always been SO great! Scott likes to remind her that, “their relationship will even get better with time.” He proved it to Cassandra when Scott took her back to their first date at Sushi Inc. Cassandra had been out of town for business for about ten days and Scott wanted to celebrate her finally being home. To her surprise, he really wanted to take it back to where it all began and to start the next part of their journey by asking Cassandra to marry him. After Cassandra said 'yes!' they went to The Canopy at The Birchwood, and celebrated by toasting with glasses of champagne!

As local’s, Cassandra and Scott LOVE St. Petersburg. When searching for their venue they wanted a location that would provide the elegant and timeliness atmosphere they were looking for,  they found it at The Vinoy.  On their wedding day, The Vinoy’s architecture served as the beautiful backdrop for their Tea Garden ceremony…At the beginning of their ceremony I noticed Scott facing the wrong direction just as Cassandra was getting ready to walk to him. THEN, I got goosebumps as I realized that Scott didn’t want to see the bride until she was at the aisle. (This was a first look, but at the ceremony! How adorable! )He turned around once he received the signal that Cassandra had arrived. It was such a sweet moment and throughout the ceremony you could see how much they love each other….and when they read their vows, it pulled everyones heartstrings. Cassandra and Scott’s love for one another is so unconditional, rare and special. 

Congratulations Cassandra + Scott, may your life continue to be blessed! 

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | Hayley Paige Occasions | Bella Bridesmaids
Cake | Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club
Caterer | Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club
Ceremony Site | Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club
DJ | James King, Grant Hemond & Associates
Florist | 2Birds Events
Hair Stylist | Collective Creations
Invitations | Shine Wedding Invitations
Make-up Artist | Collective Creations
Reception Venue | Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club
Videographer | A Peachy Life Productions
Wedding Gown | Paloma Blanca | The White Magnolia
Officiant | Rev. Tom Greene