Friday, February 25, 2011

Tampa Wedding Photographer : Don Cesar Wedding : Julie and Flo : Wedding Reveal

Julie and Flo already had a wedding photographer when they found us and Julie knew she wanted our artistic vision for her wedding day after she met us. So, in addition to having already hired Shakespeare Photography, Julie also hired us to photograph her lavish, Bling themed 10 year vow renewal.

Julie and Flo have been married for 10 wonderful years but the first time around, they were unable to afford their dream wedding. After many successful years as business owners and a lifetime of loving one another through the good times and the bad, Julie and Flo decided to have their dream wedding/vow renewal at the beautiful Don Cesar resort in St. Pete Beach. Julie spent over a year planning her wedding down to the tiniest of details. Her theme was: BLING but elegant.

Since her wedding, Julie has went on to open her own AMAZING event planning business, Chic Designs and Fabulous events! She truly has an amazing eye for detail and she put together the majority of the ideas and concepts for her own beautiful wedding!

Click play on the slideshow below to see the awesome photos from this wedding! There were so many amazing details that we just had to show off so this slideshow is kind of long and features almost 300 images!!

Julie put so much thought into every little detail for her wedding, including hiring a spectacular events company to come out and set up Miami Style furniture for the cocktail hour. Timless, elegant Damask touches were accented throughout their entire wedding and really helped to set the scene.

Julie wore a sexy, form fitting wedding dress for the cocktail hour and all of the photos we took before that. Then Julie changed into a beautiful wedding gown from Demetrios Bridal (but altered to have her personality infused into the dress design) for her evening candlelight ceremony on the courtyard steps of the Don Cesar. The love in her eyes as she walked down the aisle was reminiscent of the 10 years they had shared together. Then, they partied the night away with their friends and family in the Grand Ballroom at the Don Cesar.

The head table had over 30 seats and again FishHawk rocked it out with over 18,000 red roses on the head table alone! I should also mention that Stephanie from FishHawk lined the ceremony aisle with over 54,000 white rose petals. It truly was out of this world and we recommend her for floral designs and elegant floral touchs hands down after having had the honor to work with her for this event!

No details went forgotten. Julie had her programs, thank you cards, menu cards and invitations all done by "Flamboyant Designs Couture" ( and they did an amazing job and added that perfect elegant touch of BLING to each item.

Natalie at Chic Sweets did an amazing job on the candy table. Everything was personalized to put the special "Julie and Flo" touch on it including the BLING factor and their monogram. More detail shots showing off individual parts of the candy table to come later! Did I mention it was quite tasty? Thanks Chic Sweets for sending us home with an awesome goodie bag!

That's all for now! We truly hope you enjoyed the slideshow!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tampa Engagement Photographer : Sneak Peek : Melissa and Nathan

Melissa and Nathan contacted us to photograph their wedding for May of 2011. They're planning their entire wedding from New York, where they both live. They had already done an engagement session with a local NY photographer that encompassed the city that they both love.

So, when they decided to book us for an engagement session when they flew into town to meet with and select other vendors for their wedding, we knew we wanted to do something different and unique. Melissa and Nathan's Manhattan apartment is decked out in furniture from IKEA and they both have a young spirited attitude and love to have fun together. So, we decided to call in a favor with one of our friends at IKEA to get permission to do their engagement session there.

We are the first photographers in our area to do an engagement session at IKEA and we were only able to find 3 other sessions blogged about an IKEA engagement session anywhere in the world! So, we just absolutely love how unique this shoot was!

We had an absolute blast. We took photos all over the place and did silly things. This was one of my favorite engagement sessions ever! I'm saving some of the best photos for the big reveal but here are just a few awesome photos for the sneak peek! Hope you LOVE them as much as we do!!








Until next time...