Randi and Matt were married in a beautiful rooftop ceremony and reception at the Westin Tampa Bay on Rocky Point!  It was a joy to work with this wonderful couple on their special day and their sweet spirit and pure love for one another was a pleasure to capture!  It was a gorgeous sunny day for the newlyweds to take their vows overlooking Tampa Bay. The hotel's roof top deck serves as their ceremony space which boasts a stunning panoramic view of Tampa and the causeway.  Randi and Matt's ceremony was joyful, emotional and very beautiful.  There were moments of tears, laughter and of celebration.  In their exchanges I noticed many reasons that this couple is a perfect match!  Randi is authentic.   She has a genuine way of making anyone around her feel wonderful and her smile is contagious!  I felt that she wears her heart on her sleeve and even though I met her for the very first time that day I felt like I had known her for years.  Matt's personality is very warm and kind and seems to be able to make any one around him laugh and enjoy the moment.   He has an easy going attitude and a zest for life!  Together they have an energy that is undeniable and when you're around them you can feel just how much they love each other and how special their family and friends are to them!   Love was very much the theme of the day from the red roses and dresses to the little hearts I saw everywhere I looked!   As the photographer I really loved our bride and groom session time together! The hotel has a great beach spot for it's guests to enjoy and this made a nice space for the first part of our bride and groom pictures!  During our time there we even had a pelican drop in the background to add that extra special touch!  The onsite restaurant Aqua has an amazing blue and purple glass lined wine room available to dine in as guests.  I am so happy that prior to their reception we were able to get in that space for a few photos as the textures of the wine shelves really make for a beautiful back drop!  After the couple was introduced to their reception we were able to head back out to the roof top balcony for a few more pictures and I just love how these turned out!  There was something magical in that moment as the sun was setting and twilight was beginning and the lights of the city all started coming to life!   The couple then danced the night away in celebration with their guests to toast their marriage!  Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Laffey!  

Lead Photographer | Sarah McDonald
Associate Photographer | Dafne Spencer

Band/DJ | Brandon James 
Bridesmaid Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | Publix
Caterer | Westin Tampa Bay
Ceremony Site | Westin Tampa Bay
Event Planner | Samantha Mann 
Florist | Christine De La Grana
Hair Stylist | Erin Pergola
Invitations | Lori Hontz
Reception Venue | Westin Tampa Bay
Rentals | Signature Event Rental
Videographer | Lucky Lemon Films