KELLY AND JEFF FEATURED IN THE LIMELIGHT | COUNTRYSIDE COUNTRY CLUB | CLEARWATER, FL

What a spectacular and gorgeous wedding we had with the newly-weds Kelly and Jeff. Their fun spirit and character made this day very special not only for their friends and family, but for themselves as well! The couple said their I Do’s under the tall oak trees located at The Countryside Country Club on July 29th in front of their loved ones. Their beautiful reception was gold from floor to ceiling and beautifully detailed with real orchids (Kelly’s favorite flowers) and crystals – Lots of gold and glam the whole day through!

Jeff and Kelly met online and instantly connected. Jeff then proposed to Kelly at a surprise picnic he had arranged for her on the beach. These two always find ways to have fun together not matter what the circumstances and consider themselves a little quirky but truly in love.

Congrats to Kelly and Jeff! It was such an honor to be present to witness and capture your special day!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Stephanie Duffany

Band/DJ | Joe Farren
Bridesmaid Dresses | Adrianna Papell
Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Ceiling Draping, Uplighting and Table Linens | Blossom Events Tampa
Ceremony Site | Countryside Country Club
Favors | Mini Doughnut Factory
Florist | Dana Dineen Floral Design
Hair Stylist | Midori Organic Salon and Day Spa
Invitations | Jupiter and Juno
Make-up Artist | Midori Organic Salon and Day Spa
Officiant | Michael DeArruda
Reception Venue | Countryside Country Club
Transportation | Clearwater Jolley Trolley
Videographer | VH Video
Wedding Gown | The White Closet Bridal

ARIEL AND THOMAS FEATURED IN THE LIMELIGHT | THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM | TAMPA, FL

What would be a better fit for a wedding ceremony in Florida on a hot July day for a girl named Ariel and a guy named Thomas? Well, think under the sea. That is just what they did. The two incorporated their fairytale wedding tale into a beautiful ceremony under the sea. She, being Ariel, was a princess this day. Her gorgeous dress flowed with its gorgeous train. When Tom saw Ariel walk down the aisle of the coral reef room his teary eyes said it all. There was such a love for the woman walking toward him with her father giving her away. It was a lovely moment. These two were so great! After the ceremony, we scurried through the tunnels and all the while the two were laughing and enjoying each other and the moment. Both were so kind and so much fun! We truly enjoyed this wedding! Congratulations to Ariel and Thomas, may you live happily ever after!

Lead Photographer | Jess Orthober
Associate Photographer | Alexia Lodwick

Band/DJ |  Grant Hemond & Associates
Cake | Publix
Ceremony Site | The Florida Aquarium
Event Planner | Jackie with Table 6 Productions
Reception Venue | The Florida Aquarium

MARIE AND MIKE FEATURED IN THE LIMELIGHT | THE DON CESAR | ST. PETERSBURG, FL

Marie and Mike have touched our hearts with their undeniable commitment and love for each other, their family and friends. They are celebrating an incredible milestone… 60 years of marriage! With their daughter Donna as the mastermind behind this beautiful and memorable night, their guests started to arrive and boy were they hip! This 50’s themed party had all the glitz and glamour of the time, poodle skirts, chiffon scarfs, vintage jeans, red lipstick and lots of rock and roll… The honorable couple also arrived in style in an All-American LaSalle vintage car {Donna thought of every detail} There was a candy shop, a milkshake bar, yo yo’s, classic hula hoops and each table included a glazed chocolate flower arrangement topped with sprinkles {it was fat city!}

Believe it or not! There was even a surprise appearance. YES!  Elvis was in the building!  He officiated and declared with the couple their unique vows {in 50’s themed music lyrics, of course} From the vintage picture props, to the cake to the retro diner backdrop, this bash was alive with laughter and love. I am so honored to have been part of this event and I wish Marie & Mike a continuous life of blessing and wonderful memories. Congratulations!

Lead Photographer | Dafne Spencer
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Caterer | Don CeSar
Florist | Carter’s
Reception Venue | Don CeSar

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CATERING AND EVENTS FEATURED IN THE LIMELIGHT | OPAL SANDS RESORT | CLEARWATER BEACH, FL

 

We had the wonderful opportunity to attend this year’s NACE meeting at the Opal Sands in Clearwater Beach. Event Producer and author Brit Bertino was the guest of honor who shared quite a spectacular presentation about using the five senses when working and planning an event so couples and guests experience events in a whole new way. Great vendors from the area joined us at this meeting. The energy and atmosphere was full of fun, laughter and of course great food – such a great event!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

DJ | Grand Hemond and Associates
Caterer | Opal Sands Resort
Cocktail Napkins | The Write Stuff
Coffee Station | Café Ala Carte  
Draping | Got You Covered
Entertainment | Breezin’ Entertainment
Favors | iCustom Label
Linens | Over the Top
Menu Cards | Sarah Bubar Designs  
Venue | Opal Sands Resort

 

LAUREN AND BO STEP INTO THE LIMELIGHT | CURTIS HIXON PARK AND DOWNTOWN TAMPA | TAMPA, FL

Lauren and Bo are such an adorable couple. From the start of our session I immediately felt their love and admiration for each other. In a few short months, they will be exchanging their I-Do’s and I am so happy for them.

Congratulations on your engagement Lauren and Bo!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany

Hair Stylist | Destiny and Light