David and Paula met each other in August 2012 through her co-worker when they both worked at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) in Tallahassee, FL. He was looking for a woman to play on his co-ed soccer team and her co-worker suggested asking her knowing that she had played through high school. Paula had seen and noticed him around the facility but their research groups never interacted so they hadn’t spoken before. When he asked she jumped at the opportunity to play soccer again, but better yet, to get to meet and know David better. 

They played soccer together and became good friends, and started officially dating in Spring 2013. They almost didn’t date because Paula was supposed to be moving from Tallahassee to Nashville for graduate school that summer { sweet fate! }.

David and Paula ran the Sept. 09, 2017 Savage Race (obstacle race) in Kennedyville, MD with a couple of friends. After the race they all went back to David’s Jeep to change into clean clothes. While they were changing he got down on one knee and proposed!

We LOVE Paula & David, their love for each other is so sweet! The way they look at each other and really listen to each other’s needs, spoke to us. We spent the day with them on their wedding day and we felt at home… they are both fun and love to live in the moment. Every little part of their day was special and memorable. I {Dafne} had to opportunity to speak with Robert { the groom’s dad and officiant } and he was so emotional, given the opportunity to officiate Paula & David’s marriage… what a privilege for a father! So thoughtful. Robert’s heart was bursting with joy. It was beautiful to watch as they incorporated an Irish/Celtic ceremony called Handfasting as they both have Irish roots in their families.

One of my favorite things in life are sunsets! You cannot beat the Clearwater Beach, Florida sunset! It was perfect in every way, the colors, the warmth…
The reception was loads of fun, with a traditional Philippine Tinikling dance, this! It was intense, the belly laughs were serious! We had a wonderful time and the guests LOVED the challenge.

Thank you Paula & David for having us, we will remember you two for always. Enjoy your new adventures together. Congratulations!

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Bridesmaid Dresses | Watters
Cake | Cakes by Nomeda
Caterer | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort And Spa
Ceremony Site | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort And Spa
DJ | Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc. | Jody Bower
Event Planner | Special Moments Event Planning | Tammy Waterman + Cameron
Florist | The Bride’s Bouquet 
Hair Stylist | Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group | Lucy + Jackie
Invitations | Zazzle
Make-up Artist | Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group | Lucy + Jackie
Reception Venue | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort And Spa
Wedding Gown | Maggie Sottero