Danielle + Chad Step Into the Limelight | Harborside Chapel + Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club | St. Petersburg, FL

Danielle and Chad met at a mutual friends birthday party before the start of her senior year at the University of Central Florida. After their friends party Chad left and went back to Panama City Beach to finish out his summer break. They stayed close by chatting over the phone and the very next month Chad came back for Danielle’s birthday. That’s when they decided to make it “official.” Danielle and Chad like to joke around with one another, go to the movies, and try new restaurants, but their most favorite thing to do is to just be with one another. No matter what they are doing OR not doing.

The proposal came when Danielle, Chad, and select family members were on vacation in New Orleans. When deciding what to do while they were there, Chad announced that everyone should go to happy hour in the french quarter. On their way, Chad saw a horse and carriage and decided he wanted Danielle and himself to take a picture with it.  While Danielle was getting situated by the carriage she turned back around to see Chad on bent knee, THEN, he proceeded to ask her to marry him in French! Proposing in front of the carriage didn’t come unplanned though, turns out Chad had pre-arraigned for the horse and carriage to take his soon-to-be finance on a romantic ride through the french quarter. How romantic!

Danielle and Chad’s ceremony took place at the beautiful Harborside Chapel. It was very special to them to get married here because it is where Chad’s family worships. After the ceremony, all of their guests poured outside of the church and lined the walkway to cheer for the newlywed couple as they made their exit! 

The festivities continued throughout the night at Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club, where they watched the sun set and danced the night away with their friends and family.

Congratulations Danielle + Chad, and go UCF Knights!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Bridesmaid Dresses | Davids Bridal
Cake | A Piece of Cake & Desserts 
Caterer | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Ceremony Site | Harborside Chapel
DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates
Florist | The Brides Bouquet
Hair Stylist | Lasting Luxe
Invitations | Shutterfly
Make-up Artist | Lasting Luxe
Reception Venue | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Wedding Gown | CC’s Bridal Boutique

Sharada + Nivasen Step Into The Limelight | Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach | Clearwater Beach, FL

We had such the pleasure working with Nivi and Shar who had the most spectacular wedding at the beautiful Wyndham Clearwater Beach Resort. Our day started nice and early with Shar in a room full of her loved ones who helped her get ready for the big day. Red and Gold covered her from head to toe - she looked stunning! Once both were ready, they gathered themselves with their family and went right into the ceremony which was located in the grand ballroom. A gorgeously decorated stage seated both Nivi’s and Shar’s family and the ritual which would bring blessings, prosperity and happiness took place. Once they were officially married and blessed by all their friends and family, the two enjoyed a nice walk at the beach before heading back inside to get ready for their reception dinner which they had been highly anticipating.

Their reception ball room was vibrant and strategically decorated to the couples liking. Large blue and silver drapes covered the stage where the couple would sit on an elegant white chair. A flower wall was set as a background and the entire room was lit in blue uplighting. Guest tables consistent of different centerpieces which were made of glass and silver pieces. Dancing was definitely the main focus of this gathering and the two along with their guest danced the entire night away. What a celebration this was! Congratulations to the newly weds!!!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Caterer | Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Ceremony Site | Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Decor | Beautiful World Events
DJ | Dj Mazhar
Florist | Beautiful World Events
Hair Stylist | Michele Renee The Studio
Make-up Artist | Michele Renee The Studio
Reception Venue | Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Kelsey + Rajiv Step into the Limelight | Sanibel Harbour Marriott | Fort Myers, FL

 What an amazing and beautiful wedding we had in celebration of Kelsey and Raj’s love. The day started out with both Kelsey and Raj getting ready and into their traditional Indian wedding attires. Gold and red were the main colors for their gorgeous gowns and pieces. Kelsey was guided by the groom’s mom while putting on the sari she would walk down the aisle with. once both were ready, the two saw each other for the first time that day during a very intimate first look. They were so excited to see each other and glad they had this moment. After some time together, it was time to start the Barat! The groom along with family members and guests chanted and danced all the way to the ceremony site. A heart warming ritual and ceremony took place by the water and both were official married! A reception dinner also took place in one of Sanibel Harbour Marriott’s room’s that was decorated to perfection with floral, uplighting, organic honey for all their guests and a gold and white wedding cake. Congratulations to the newly weds!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Cake | Lady Cakes Bakery
Caterer | Sanibel Harbour Marriott
Ceremony Site | Sanibel Harbour Marriott
Event Planner | I Dew Events
Florist | Planned Perfection
Hair Stylist | Jamie Lyn Cintron
Make-up Artist | Jamie Lyn Cintron
Reception Venue | Sanibel Harbour Marriott
Wedding Gown | Essense of Australia
Bridal Lengha & Saris | Frontier Heritage

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

Karen + Christian Step Into The Limelight | St. Mary Our Lady Of Grace Church | Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club | St. Petersburg, FL

Kae + Christian met each other six years ago while attending medical school. They didn’t expect to fall in love because they were always very busy eating out, studying, and sleeping, but they did. Kae and Christian have worked very hard to get where they are. Originally from the Philippines, they worked tirelessly through college and surprised their family with their engagement.

This couple lives in the northern U.S. but wanted to have a destination wedding. The part of their wedding day that they looked forward to the most was their beautiful ceremony at Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. It provided such a special moment as I had the privilege of listening to their family rejoice with the lord and sing hymn’s, blessing Kae + Christian on their wedding day. Once the ceremony concluded, their family was whisked off to Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club to relax and dance the night away in a private yacht club and beach atmosphere.

Kae + Christian compliment each other very well, and I am so excited to see what the future holds for you. Congratulations!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Keyont’e Howard

Bridesmaid Dresses | Brideside
Cake | Artistic Whisk
Caterer | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Ceremony Site | Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
DJ | Grant Hemond
Florist | Iza’s Flowers
Hair Stylist | Destiny and Light
Make-up Artist | Destiny and Light
Reception Venue | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club