The day started out raining dogs and cats, but that did stop to this wedding being聽filled with smiles, laughter and tears of joy! Below are just a handful of images from that day. 馃檪

 

Wedding Dress: Olga鈥檚 Bridal
Suits: Men鈥檚 Warehouse
Cake: A Piece of Cake
DJ: DJ Jose
Florist: Flower鈥檚 Blossom
Planner: Elegant Weddings by Deborah
Videographer: Malakai Videography
Invitations: Carlson Craft
Hair/Makeup: Michele Renee Hair & Make-Up Artist Group

 

 

 

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  • How did you both meet?聽We met at the University of South Florida through mutual friends.
  • 路聽聽聽How long have you been together?聽We have been together for 5 years
  • 路聽聽聽What attracted you to each other the most?聽We have the same sense of humor and same morals and values. We also enjoy many similar things, such as traveling, going to the beach, concerts, movies, etc., which gave us a million things to talk about and do.
  • 路聽聽聽How did he propose?聽He proposed as we were walking the dog along a beautiful path that overlooks the water one evening.
  • 路聽聽聽What was the planning process like?聽The planning process has been interesting to say the least. Some things have been stressful, like figuring out the venue, but once that was taken care of everything else has been pretty fun!
  • 路聽聽聽Why did your venue stick out to you?聽Our venue (The Sheraton Riverwalk) overlooks the water, but also has the downtown skyline in the background, so we get the best of both worlds. The room is very large and new which we liked as well. The ceilings are extremely high and the architecture inside the main room is beautiful, so there is no draping needed. We also loved that it has a large outdoor area overlooking the water for the boys to enjoy cigars.聽:)
  • 路聽聽聽Where are you planning on going for your honeymoon?聽We are planning to go to St. Lucia for our honeymoon and staying at the Sandals Resort. We love spending our time on the beach and traveling to tropical locations, so St. Lucia is a no brainer. Joey also loves the idea of never having to take his wallet out on the trip! Ha.
  • 路聽聽聽Describe what you have envisioned for your wedding. (colors, theme, inspiration, location of church, reception, etc.)聽I envision an elegant ceremony at the聽Hyde Park United Methodist Church. All of the bridesmaids will be wearing champagne chiffon long dresses with purple and white bouquets and the boys will all be wearing black tuxes with a champagne tie and vest. Joey will of course be wearing a white tie and vest to match me.聽:)聽For the cocktail hour, everyone will be congregating out on the patio of the Sheraton Riverwalk overlooking the water and the sunset while listening to great music. For the reception, I want all of the tables decorated with Champagne linens, silver chargers, tall glass vases, and large bouquets of baby鈥檚-breath and purple flowers. The room will be up lit in purple as well. Joey and I will be seated at the front in a sweetheart table with everyone else at large round tables. After we eat our delicious meal, let the party begin! Everyone will be dancing the night away until they can鈥檛 dance anymore!
  • 路聽聽聽What was your favorite aspect of your engagement session?聽I love that we decided to have the session at the University of South Florida. This is where we met, so it definitely means something to us. I was concerned about it at first, but Jonathan did an amazing job finding gorgeous locations all around campus.
  • 路聽聽聽What did you think when you first saw your images?聽We LOVED them. They are absolutely gorgeous and we could not have asked for them to turn out any better than they did. Jonathan did such an amazing job picking out beautiful locations around campus for us to go. He has an eye for lighting and it really showed through our images. He even went to the location in advance and looked around for the best places to go so there was not a moment wasted. The way he edited the images was phenomenal as well. We never knew we could look so good! Ha-ha.
  • 路聽聽聽What would you tell someone who is in the market for a wedding photographer?聽I would say to make sure you look at their current work. That will give you a really good idea of what your images are going to turn out like. Every photographer has a different style, so make sure you like the style that photographer has to offer. Additionally, meet the photographer! You鈥檒l be spending time alone with them and you want to make sure your personalities click before you go to a shoot. Basically what I鈥檓 saying is, pick Jonathan聽;)聽lol
  • 路聽聽聽Why did you choose Jonathan as your photographer?聽See above? lol. We loved the style of his photography. We looked though basically all of his work before meeting with him and loved everything. Additionally, we met with him in advance to discuss pricing, and our personalities clicked with him. We were able to joke around with him and get to know him a bit which was important to us since we were going to be working with him a lot.
  • 路聽聽聽How would describe Jonathan鈥檚 customer service?聽Jonathan is very customer service oriented. He really took the time to get to know us and made us feel comfortable while taking pictures which came through in the images. The first time we met him, we got wrapped up in personal stories and talked for over an hour with him. It felt like we had known him for years. Joey and Jonathan started talking about brewing their own beer and Jonathan then brought him a beer he had brewed to the engagement shoot! From the time we looked through the images with him, we had the edited images we selected within just a few days. He made sure to give me the Save-the-Date image we had chosen the day after we saw them so I was able to order the cards. He has been a pleasure to work with up to this point and I can鈥檛 wait to see what he does with our wedding day!