Liz and Leo - A Timeless Beachfront Wedding in Clearwater

Liz and Leo knew two things when they started planning their Clearwater Beach wedding; it needed to have amazing food, and it had to have incredible live music (in honor of the couple's many concerts attended together), including the best Hora anyone has ever witnessed. Liz had event planning experience through her work with the American Heart Association, so details were very important to her (and there were plenty of beautiful and personal touches throughout the event). Guests enjoyed hosted poolside cabanas the afternoon of the wedding, and a jazz trio during a cocktail hour complete with a raw bar and a 4-tier cake made entirely of cheese! Leo's Argentinian background inspired a true party vibe for the reception, keeping the dance floor packed all night until the after-party in the hotel suite.

Clearwater beach and a Florida sunset provided the perfect backdrop for romantic portraits.

Clearwater beach and a Florida sunset provided the perfect backdrop for romantic portraits.

From the first impressions of receiving elegant pocket-style custom invitations, guests knew they were in for a special celebration.

From the first impressions of receiving elegant pocket-style custom invitations, guests knew they were in for a special celebration.

The bride’s bouquet consisted of roses, hydrangea, anemones, lisianthus (in honor of the bride ‘Liz’), and eucalyptus.

The bride’s bouquet consisted of roses, hydrangea, anemones, lisianthus (in honor of the bride ‘Liz’), and eucalyptus.

To keep things simple and sophisticated the bride chose matching bouquets of ivory florals with greenery to subtly pop against the bridesmaids’ charcoal dresses.

To keep things simple and sophisticated the bride chose matching bouquets of ivory florals with greenery to subtly pop against the bridesmaids’ charcoal dresses.

Timeless elements like this natural bouquet and the bride’s mikado, slightly off-the-shoulder dress were a stunning addition to the classic details of the ceremony and reception.

Timeless elements like this natural bouquet and the bride’s mikado, slightly off-the-shoulder dress were a stunning addition to the classic details of the ceremony and reception.

The groom wore a sharp three piece suit in complimenting shades of charcoal with pops of ivory details.

The groom wore a sharp three piece suit in complimenting shades of charcoal with pops of ivory details.

The groom signing the beautiful Ketubah, which outlines the promises he makes to his new wife.

The groom signing the beautiful Ketubah, which outlines the promises he makes to his new wife.

The ceremony was an evening celebration on the lawn overlooking the ocean.

The ceremony was an evening celebration on the lawn overlooking the ocean.

Lush arrangements of floral and greenery complimented the natural beauty of the ceremony space on Clearwater Beach.

Lush arrangements of floral and greenery complimented the natural beauty of the ceremony space on Clearwater Beach.

Pre-ceremony champagne cocktails and popcorn, with toppings like truffle salt and white cheddar, were displayed for guests as they found their seats on the lawn.

Pre-ceremony champagne cocktails and popcorn, with toppings like truffle salt and white cheddar, were displayed for guests as they found their seats on the lawn.

The “blushing bride” champagne cocktails were served with pre-ceremony snacks.

The “blushing bride” champagne cocktails were served with pre-ceremony snacks.

The stunning vine-clad chuppah, which symbolizes the home the couple will build together, was a stunning focal pooint set against the fading sunset before the evening ceremony began.

The stunning vine-clad chuppah, which symbolizes the home the couple will build together, was a stunning focal pooint set against the fading sunset before the evening ceremony began.

Beneath the chuppah, the couple exchanged vows in a traditional Jewish ceremony, lit by a canopy of bistro lights.

Beneath the chuppah, the couple exchanged vows in a traditional Jewish ceremony, lit by a canopy of bistro lights.

The reception featured feasting tables adorned with neutral linens, lush florals, delicate candles, and French country chairs.

The reception featured feasting tables adorned with neutral linens, lush florals, delicate candles, and French country chairs.

Floral arrangements included plenty of greenery for a natural element, and an abundance of candlelight for a romantic effect.

Floral arrangements included plenty of greenery for a natural element, and an abundance of candlelight for a romantic effect.

Glass charger plates were layered with linens in shades of grey and white.

Glass charger plates were layered with linens in shades of grey and white.

A mix of towering florals and candlelight with the natural color scheme created a perfect blend of sophistication and simplicity.

A mix of towering florals and candlelight with the natural color scheme created a perfect blend of sophistication and simplicity.

Fun bubble favors were passed out before the reception.

Fun bubble favors were passed out before the reception.

The wedding party showered the dance floor in bubbles during the first dance.

The wedding party showered the dance floor in bubbles during the first dance.

The couple’s first dance as husband and wife was shared with their 250 guests, most of whom traveled from across the country and even across continents to attend.

The couple’s first dance as husband and wife was shared with their 250 guests, most of whom traveled from across the country and even across continents to attend.

The live band played an epic Hora that lasted a full 20 minutes!…

The live band played an epic Hora that lasted a full 20 minutes!…

…and ended with the bride and groom crowd surfing!

…and ended with the bride and groom crowd surfing!

During dinner guests enjoyed plated surf & turf of Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail, finished with wedding cake in chocolate, vanilla, and dulce de leche flavors.

During dinner guests enjoyed plated surf & turf of Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail, finished with wedding cake in chocolate, vanilla, and dulce de leche flavors.

The couple shared the first piece of their gorgeous cake and a kiss!

The couple shared the first piece of their gorgeous cake and a kiss!

Guests enjoyed a late night snack of chicken tenders or grilled brie and strawberry sandwiches, with mini cupcake favors to take away as they departed. Talk about a wedding fit for a foodie!

Guests enjoyed a late night snack of chicken tenders or grilled brie and strawberry sandwiches, with mini cupcake favors to take away as they departed. Talk about a wedding fit for a foodie!

And of course no wedding photos on Clearwater Beach would be complete without the famous pirate ship at sunset!

And of course no wedding photos on Clearwater Beach would be complete without the famous pirate ship at sunset!

The incredible collection of wedding pros who created this gorgeous event include:

  • Venue & Catering: Opal Sands, Clearwater Beach

  • Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography

  • Floral Design: FH Weddings & Events

  • Entertainment: DeLeon Entertainment

  • Chairs & Chargers: A Chair Affair

  • Staging: Coast to Coast Event Rentals

  • Linens: Connie Duglin Linen

  • Videography: VH Video

  • Stationery: Oh My Designs

  • Cake: Corey’s Bakery

  • Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: The White Closet Co.

  • Suit: Bespoke & Co.

  • Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Nadia and Shay - A Rustic Chic Wedding at the Historic Tampa Armature Building

Nadia and Shay's wedding was the very first at Tampa's newest (and hottest) venue, Armature Works.  The couple envisioned rustic glamour on Tampa's Hillsborough River with lush greenery, good food, and plenty of dancing for their big day!  They fell in love with the charm of the brick walls, exposed industrial ceiling, and view of the city skyline.  But with a couple this gorgeous, who’s looking at the buildings, anyway?!

The couple posed for sunset photos on the Hillsborough River following their waterfront ceremony.

The couple posed for sunset photos on the Hillsborough River following their waterfront ceremony.

A classic pocket style invitation suite in coordinating colors featured gold accents and script calligraphy.

A classic pocket style invitation suite in coordinating colors featured gold accents and script calligraphy.

The bride wore a stunning bead embellished, lace and tule mermaid style gown.

The bride wore a stunning bead embellished, lace and tule mermaid style gown.

Personalized, reusable Starbucks cups made for a fun and eco friendly gift!

Personalized, reusable Starbucks cups made for a fun and eco friendly gift!

The bride carried a bouquet made of ivory roses, lisianthus, garden roses, stock, and greenery.

The bride carried a bouquet made of ivory roses, lisianthus, garden roses, stock, and greenery.

The groom's passion for high end sneakers inspired a surprise for him later on in the wedding.

The groom's passion for high end sneakers inspired a surprise for him later on in the wedding.

As a professional model, the bride was seriously working her bridal portraits! Yowza!!!

As a professional model, the bride was seriously working her bridal portraits! Yowza!!!

Natural wood chairs adored the rooftop ceremony space to compliment the natural florals and greenery accents.

Natural wood chairs adored the rooftop ceremony space to compliment the natural florals and greenery accents.

Opulent gold details gave a hint to the chic decor found in the reception.

Opulent gold details gave a hint to the chic decor found in the reception.

The couple exchanged vows overlooking the Hillsborough River and city skyline.

The couple exchanged vows overlooking the Hillsborough River and city skyline.

A Tampa sunset on the river provided the perfect backdrop for romantic photos.

A Tampa sunset on the river provided the perfect backdrop for romantic photos.

Organic and loose floral with lots of greenery were perched atop tables accented with gold details and lots of romantic candlelight.

Organic and loose floral with lots of greenery were perched atop tables accented with gold details and lots of romantic candlelight.

Alternating tables boasted mirrored pedestals with gold mercury urns of coordinating flora and gold framed table numbers.

Alternating tables boasted mirrored pedestals with gold mercury urns of coordinating flora and gold framed table numbers.

Arrangements of hanging amaranthus, ruscus, eucalyptus, hydrangea, stock, and roses towered over tables on opulent gold pillars.

Arrangements of hanging amaranthus, ruscus, eucalyptus, hydrangea, stock, and roses towered over tables on opulent gold pillars.

Tables were set with coordinating script menu cards tucked into napkins atop gold chargers, with sprigs of greenery at each place setting.

Tables were set with coordinating script menu cards tucked into napkins atop gold chargers, with sprigs of greenery at each place setting.

A stunning four tiered cake with gold and sugar flower details was surrounded by more flowers and greenery.

A stunning four tiered cake with gold and sugar flower details was surrounded by more flowers and greenery.

A special groom's cake modeled after a favorite real life pair of Jordans belonging to the groom.

A special groom's cake modeled after a favorite real life pair of Jordans belonging to the groom.

A heartfelt speech made by the Maid of Honor.

A heartfelt speech made by the Maid of Honor.

A live band made sure this party lasted all night!

A live band made sure this party lasted all night!

Friends and family gathered on the dance floor to celebrate the couple!

Friends and family gathered on the dance floor to celebrate the couple!

Great food, great music, and great friends… What more can you ask for at a wedding?!

Great food, great music, and great friends… What more can you ask for at a wedding?!

Armature Works provided the perfect balance of industrial chic and historic charm!

Armature Works provided the perfect balance of industrial chic and historic charm!

The talented team of wedding professionals who made this luxuriously epic wedding include:

- Venue:  Armature Works

- Photography:  Andi Diamond Photography

- Floral & Decor:  FH Weddings & Events

- Videography:  Randall Productions

- Entertainment:  Tom Sartori Band

- Catering:  Puff n Stuff

- Cake:  Designer Cake Art by Elise's Pieces

- Transportation:  Clearwater Jolley Trolley & Pirate Water Taxi

- Stationery:  Invitation Galleria

TRENDSETTING - A Modern Glam Sparkling White Wedding

We created this styled shoot to showcase a modern glam wedding with shades of white and ivory, lots of crystal and bling, and over-the-top flora.  We wanted to showcase a beautiful indoor ballroom ceremony with views of the water, as Florida weather can be unpredictably hot or rainy, making an indoor option more desirable.  The result was absolutely stunning!

A sequin tablecloth and crystal candle holders adorned the sweetheart table.

A sequin tablecloth and crystal candle holders adorned the sweetheart table.

Metallic details in the invitation suite complimented the rhinestone and mirror chargers and mirror tabletops.

Metallic details in the invitation suite complimented the rhinestone and mirror chargers and mirror tabletops.

An ivory and white bouquet made up of roses, peonies, and berries was accented with rhinestones.

An ivory and white bouquet made up of roses, peonies, and berries was accented with rhinestones.

The ceremony space featured a stunning blossom branch arch with crystal chandelier and gold chiavari chairs facing floor-to-ceiling windows of the water.

The ceremony space featured a stunning blossom branch arch with crystal chandelier and gold chiavari chairs facing floor-to-ceiling windows of the water.

The ceremony aisle was lined with floating candles, rose petals, and lush flora in white hedge boxes.

The ceremony aisle was lined with floating candles, rose petals, and lush flora in white hedge boxes.

A champagne escort card display invited guests to 'Sip and Be Seated!'

A champagne escort card display invited guests to 'Sip and Be Seated!'

Glamorous gold paper straws featured printed escort cards inside glasses of sparkling champange!

Glamorous gold paper straws featured printed escort cards inside glasses of sparkling champange!

Ornate vases topped with fluffy hydrangea, rose, and dripping orchids sat amongst floating candles and crystal stemware.

Ornate vases topped with fluffy hydrangea, rose, and dripping orchids sat amongst floating candles and crystal stemware.

Feasting tables featured mirror tops, and place settings were accented with rhinestone napkin rings.

Feasting tables featured mirror tops, and place settings were accented with rhinestone napkin rings.

Crystal chiavari chairs and an abundance of lush florals helped create an elevated and elegant affair.

Crystal chiavari chairs and an abundance of lush florals helped create an elevated and elegant affair.

Alternating tables were topped with crystal candelabras, accented by floral arrangements and votives.

Alternating tables were topped with crystal candelabras, accented by floral arrangements and votives.

The sweetheart table was also filled with extravagant flora and foil printed chair signs.

The sweetheart table was also filled with extravagant flora and foil printed chair signs.

Inside the expansive ballroom, a floral ceiling installment was the jaw-dropping focal point above a white dance floor.

Inside the expansive ballroom, a floral ceiling installment was the jaw-dropping focal point above a white dance floor.

Crystal chandeliers were tucked among the flora cascading from the ceiling.

Crystal chandeliers were tucked among the flora cascading from the ceiling.

And can we just talk about this cake?! The gold accents and crystal details commanded attention under the pinspot.

And can we just talk about this cake?! The gold accents and crystal details commanded attention under the pinspot.

The incredibly talented team of vendors who created this beautiful shoot include:

- Venue & Catering:  The Rusty Pelican Tampa

- Photography:  Life Long Photography Studios

- Videography:  Brett Rohlfing

- Dresses & Accessories:  Isabel O'neil Bridal

- Hair & Makeup:  Femme Akoi

- Groom Attire:  Mens Wearhouse

- Stationary:  The Southern Wedding Belles

- Floral & Decor Rentals:  Alrene Floral Designer

- Cake:  The Artistic Whisk

TRENDSETTING - A Rustic Coastal Wedding

When the Rusty Pelican asked us to help create new wedding images to showcase their prime waterfront property overlooking Tampa Bay, we immediately said YES and began daydreaming about chic decor and details!  This styled shoot incorporated rustic coastal elements indicative of Tampa, Florida with beautiful colors of gold, blush, and pops of coral!  So many beautiful and unique details that are sure to inspire!

A waterfront venue is perfect for a bride who wants to incorporate Floridian elements.

A waterfront venue is perfect for a bride who wants to incorporate Floridian elements.

An invitation suite featuring pops of coral give a hint to the theme of this wedding without being too 'beachy'.

An invitation suite featuring pops of coral give a hint to the theme of this wedding without being too 'beachy'.

A sweet and simple gown was chosen for the waterfront nuptials but featured elegant illusion lace details.

A sweet and simple gown was chosen for the waterfront nuptials but featured elegant illusion lace details.

An intimate ceremony space overlooking the water featured pomander balls dripping with crystals, and a gazebo chandelier.

An intimate ceremony space overlooking the water featured pomander balls dripping with crystals, and a gazebo chandelier.

Soft peach and ivory florals were in abundance for this outdoor ceremony.

Soft peach and ivory florals were in abundance for this outdoor ceremony.

Fun coastal details, like a message-in-a-bottle guestbook, were incorporated throughout.

Fun coastal details, like a message-in-a-bottle guestbook, were incorporated throughout.

Lush florals were accented with the twinkle of gold and candlelight, and coral watercolor table numbers.

Lush florals were accented with the twinkle of gold and candlelight, and coral watercolor table numbers.

An intimate reception setup featured a feasting table of romantic flora.

An intimate reception setup featured a feasting table of romantic flora.

Starfish escort cards directed guests to their seats.

Starfish escort cards directed guests to their seats.

Plus one of the most gorgeous and unique cakes, with gumpaste net and shells and shadowbox stand!!

Plus one of the most gorgeous and unique cakes, with gumpaste net and shells and shadowbox stand!!

We know this stunning shoot will provide you with all the inspo you need for your own waterfront celebration!

We know this stunning shoot will provide you with all the inspo you need for your own waterfront celebration!

The amazing wedding pros who helped create this vision include:

- Venue & Catering:  The Rusty Pelican Tampa

- Photography:  Life Long Photography Studios

- Videography:  Brett Rohlfing

- Dresses & Accessories:  Isabel O'neil Bridal

- Hair & Makeup:  Femme Akoi

- Groom Attire:  Mens Wearhouse

- Stationary:  The Southern Wedding Belles

- Floral & Decor Rentals:  Alrene Floral Designer

- Cake:  The Artistic Whisk

Nicole and Ray - A Classic Garden Wedding on Davis Islands

Nicole and Ray met nine years before their nuptials, and after a sweet Christmas morning proposal they decided to plan a Spring wedding overlooking Tampa Bay.  Nicole wanted classic details and a clean color scheme of grey and white with greenery elements that would compliment the Davis Islands Garden Club setting.  As a nod to the groom's love of craft beer, the couple served kegs of local brew from a friend's nearby brewery, Angry Chair, and pint glass favors featured clothespinned name cards, escorting guests to their seats inside.  This intimate waterfront wedding was full of personal details and elegant garden decor. 

A Florida sunset on the water creates the perfect backdrop for photos!

A Florida sunset on the water creates the perfect backdrop for photos!

The bride wore a timeless ballgown and her bridesmaids donned chic charcoal chiffon dresses.

The bride wore a timeless ballgown and her bridesmaids donned chic charcoal chiffon dresses.

The couple's fur-baby made an appearance while everyone was getting ready.

The couple's fur-baby made an appearance while everyone was getting ready.

Gentlemen looked dapper in their crisp light grey suits.

Gentlemen looked dapper in their crisp light grey suits.

Fluffy hydrangea accented the reception tables and the bouquets.

Fluffy hydrangea accented the reception tables and the bouquets.

Sweet messages were hand written on vintage window panes and set around the ceremony space.

Sweet messages were hand written on vintage window panes and set around the ceremony space.

The pair were wed in front of the waterside gazebo with an intimate group of friends and family as witnesses.

The pair were wed in front of the waterside gazebo with an intimate group of friends and family as witnesses.

A ruffled fondant cake satisfied guests' late night cravings after partying on the dance floor all night long.

A ruffled fondant cake satisfied guests' late night cravings after partying on the dance floor all night long.

The couple departed beneath a sparkler sendoff!

The couple departed beneath a sparkler sendoff!

Wedding pros who helped create this sweet evening include:

- Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club

- Photography: Whitnie Williams Photography

- Dress: The Dressing Room

- Entertainment: DJ Brendon

- Videography: Brett Rolhfing

- Caterer: Empress Tea Room

- Linens: Connie Duglin Linens

- Cake: The Desserterie