Ashleigh + Jonathan Step Into The Limelight | Casa Monica Resort & Spa | St. Augustine, FL

Ashleigh & Jonathan met on Memorial Day in 2014 in Tampa Florida { how fitting huh? }.
Jonathan serves in the US Army, we thank you and honor you for your service.
This gorgeous couple enjoy exploring new places together, whether it be traveling or locally.
Ashleigh loves how hardworking, intelligent and straightforward Jonathan is, she loves him for who he is a well-raised man. Jonathan loves how Ashleigh challenges him to be better, how she supports him and always has a way of making him excited for the future.
We got to witness these two as they declared their love for each other at a very intimate and personal ceremony at Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Augustine { where Ashleigh was baptized }. The ceremony was filled with amazing stories about the couple and we and all the guests were able to feel like a part of their love story. Truly one of the most laid back yet remarkable ceremonies we've had the honor to be a part of.
Their venue, Casa Monica was breathtaking in every way { the only way St. Augustine can } and it was decorated with touches of blush, dusty blues and neutrals.
This elegant and classic wedding was the perfect fruition of Ashleigh & Jonathan's Wedding Day vision! And to be able to share these special moments with family and close friends? We couldn't have asked for more.
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Eames!

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Cake | Creme de la Cocoa
Ceremony Site | Trinity Episcopal Parish
DJ | Y? Entertainment
Florist | Hammock Gardens
Hair Stylist | The Bardot Beauty Bar
Invitations | Minted
Make-up Artist | The Bardot Beauty Bar
Reception Venue | The Casa Monica Resort & Spa

Amanda + Kelly Step Into The Limelight | Westin Tampa Bay, Tampa FL

Amanda + Kelly met at Tampa General Hospital on their orientation day. Not knowing anyone, Amanda was watching and listening to Kelly as he was talking to others about his numerous pets. She shyly gathered her courage to join the conversation and ended up getting Kelly’s number. Since they worked different shifts, they mostly talked on the phone until slowly losing touch. Their relationship re-ignited months later when Amanda saw Kelly at work ‘on the wrong shift’ and the rest is history. 

Kelly proposed to Amanda while vacationing in California with family. He had brought her to the very edge of the coastline of La Jolla beach and asked her to marry him surrounded by an audience of seals! Romantically inspiring, Amanda + Kelly’s wedding contained traditional elements as well as containing the quintessential Florida beach vibe. Their ceremony took place at Saint Paul Catholic Church, where they had their marriage blessed by God followed by their reception at The Westin Tampa Bay. The sunlight poured in on them and their guests as they were treated to and incredible sunset view.

Congratulation’s Amanda + Kelly on your ‘Happily Ever After!’

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Bridesmaid Dresses | Nikki's Glitz and Glam
Cake | Designer Cakes & Desserts
Caterer | The Westin Tampa Bay
Ceremony Site | Saint Paul Catholic Church
DJ | Grant Hemond
Florist | Events in Bloom
Hair Stylist | Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group
Invitations | SuziBee Designs
Make-up Artist | Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group
Reception Venue | The Westin Tampa Bay
Wedding Gown | The White Closet Bridal

Rachael + Andrew Step Into The Limelight | Grand Plaza Hotel St. Pete Beach Resort | Saint Petersburg, FL

Rachael + Andrew first met when they were stationed at FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne, WY and within the first couple months of dating, they knew they had found the one. One inconspicuous night Andrew took Rachael out to a romantic dinner, when they were done, they went back home and decided to relax by the fire pit in their backyard. It was there that Andrew had asked Rachael to marry him. He didn’t need the crowd at the restaurant. He wanted this moment to be privately shared between the two of them. All proposals are special in their own right, however, Andrew included his late mother into his proposal by asking Rachael to marry him with his mother’s ring.

Andrew + Rachael have nothing but the sweetest things to say about each other:

Rachael Said:

“I love how understanding, caring and genuine Andy is. He has always been there for me and I can be myself with him, unapologetically. Andy is one of the funniest and one of the strongest willed people that I know. Even thought he doesn’t think he is, he is actually a romantic at heart and always ensures that I know how much he loves, cares, and appreciates me.”

Andy Said:

“Rachael is always there in my time of need without hesitation. She doesn’t believe this, but I need her more than she needs me. Rachael is always putting that little voice in my ear to push through everything and overcome every obstacle. She has been my rock since day one making me want to be the best person I can be for her. There’s no doubt in my mind that we make a great team. I love Rachael unconditionally and thankful every day that she is in my life.”

They selected the Grand Plaza Hotel because they wanted to incorporate traveling, the beach, and having their family together while experiencing something new. Their wedding day was full of surprises because of the rain, but they remained positive and steadfast. You could clearly see that the rain did not interfere with their happiness and were just happy to finally share their happiness with the ones that are closest to them!

Congratulations Rachael + Andrew!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Cake | Goldie’s Goodies Bakery
Caterer | Grand Plaza Hotel
Ceremony Site | Grand Plaza Hotel
DJ | Bower Entertainment 
Event Planner | Crystal | Chantilly Chic Celebrations
Florist | For Better For Less Wedding Flowers
Hair Stylist | The Destiny and Light - Hair and Makeup Group
Invitations | MagnetStreet
Make-up Artist | The Destiny and Light - Hair and Makeup Group
Reception Venue | Grand Plaza Hotel

Catherine + Adam Step Into The Limelight | The Floridan Palace | Tampa, FL

Catherine and Adam met at a mutual friend’s going away party and he proposed over a graduation dinner at Vizacaya. They are fun to be around because they love each other’s sense of humor. In their own words they describe the story of their wedding, “We wanted something that was local and embraced some of the historical themes of Tampa. Eons ago, before the crust of the Earth cooled, when the real decisions about what the life was going to look like were being made.…the forces that pitched a limitless scope of ideas. Some of the snarkier forces, made a joke proposal about what life ought to look like. We were that proposal. Also, the hotel is a gilded age building and we are both history dorks, so we figured we’d lean into the art deco/art nouveau theme.”

Their Gatsby-inspired, art deco attire and decor reflected a formal and slightly modern take on the jazz age. One of the coolest details was the vintage typewriter they had in lieu of a guestbook. Also, the Ring Bearer box was handmade by the groom Adam for Cat’s engagement ring when he proposed. 

Some very important moments that reflect their Jewish faith, and also some classic American traditions, included the breaking of the glass, cake cutting, garter and bouquet throwing, the hora, the tarantella and signing the ketubah. It was such a beautiful day and an honor to capture all of these special moments.

Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos

Band | Bay Kings Band
Cake | Hands on Sweets
Caterer | The Floridan Palace Hotel
Ceremony Site | The Floridan Palace Hotel
Coffee Cart | Cafe Ala Carte
DJ | Gabro Event Services 
Dessert Table | Hands on Sweets
Event Planner | Special Moments 
Florist | Apple Blossoms Floral Designs
Gelato Cart | The Gelato Carte
Invitations | Tampa Calligraphy 
Pet Services | Fairy Tail Planning
Make-up Artist | Ali with Beauty untapped by Ali IG 
Photo Booth | JEM Rentals 
Reception Venue | The Floridan Palace Hotel
Uprights and Rentals | Gabro Event Services
Videographer | Contessa Films
Wedding Planner | Special Moments Event Planning

Ashleigh + Jimmy Step Into The Limelight | Yacht StarShip | Clearwater, FL

What an incredible time we had with Ashleigh and Jimmy on one of the most beautiful days here in Clearwater Fl. We started the day at Sheraton Sand Key Resort were the two got ready for their big day. Ashleigh wore a lace, two piece, custom-made dress that was made specifically for the look she was dreaming of. She looked amazing and so stunning! Jimmy wore a dark navy blue suit with a black bow tie.

Once ready, we made our way to the Yacht Ship IV were the ceremony and Reception would take place. White chairs and floral detailing were placed on the upper deck where friends and family would gather to witness this lovely couple say their I-Do’s. One special moment of the ceremony was when Ashleigh’s Father walked his daughter down the isle. Due to medical reasons, Ashleigh did not know if he would be able to be there at all but a beautiful blessing was given to the family and her father gathered all his strength to walk her down.

Once vows were exchanged, an elegant and relaxed dinner took place on the first and second level of the Yacht. Dancing begun and a bubble exit marked the end of a remarkable reception. Once all goodbyes and hugs were given to their guests, we made our way to clearwater beach to enjoy the rest of the amazing sunset the day had in store for us. Congratulations to the newly weds!!!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Bridesmaid Dresses | The Dessy Group
Cake | Corey's Bakery
Caterer | Yacht Starship IV
Ceremony Site | Yacht Starship IV
DJ | Yacht Starship IV
Event Planner | Yacht Starship IV
Florist | Brides n' Blooms
Hair Stylist | Femme Akoi Beauty Studio
Invitations | Papercake Designs
Make-up Artist | Sesentiraimee Makeup Artistry
Reception Venue | Yacht Starship IV