Ashley and Derek Featured in the Limelight | Loew's Don Cesar Hotel | St. Petersburg, FL Wedding Photography

Ashley and Derek met four years ago through They clicked right away and have been together ever since! They enjoy traveling and attending sporting events and concerts together. Derek proposed while on a trip to Napa Valley and Sonoma. He took Ashley on a private tour and had an exclusive four course dinner with their own private chef at the winery. Derek had the staff in on the proposal and popped the question during their romantic dinner for two! We photographed Ashley and Derek's engagement portraits at Keel & Curley Winery in Lakeland, Florida to remember this special occasion. 

Ashley and Derek are truly each others' best friend. They have always felt comfortable with one another and are a great balance to each other. Both of them come from very close families, and know that this foundation of love and trust will carry over into their own family.

This sweet couple wanted a wedding that reflects their taste of classic elegance. The Grand Ballroom at The Don CeSar was the perfect venue! The head table was illuminated with dozens of candles and the sign-in table boasted a magnum bottle of wine from their trip to Napa and Sonoma. 

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Venue | Don Cesar
Event Coordinator | Confetti Events
Hair and Make-up | Jess Waldrop
Band | Brett Foreman
Florist and Decor | MMD Events
Videographer | Voila Cinematic
Officiant | Judge Thane Covert
Cake | Cakes by Nomeda
Invitations | A+P Designs
Bridal Gown | The Dressing Room
Bridesmaids Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids
Groom and Groomsmen Attire | Men's Warehouse
Favors | Voga Wine and Cigars