St. Augustine Wedding | Emily and Arthur April | 19 | 2011

Emily and Arthur’s St. Augustine wedding was a real treat for me as I just love historical locations with character. The hotel, the church, the reception grounds and every location we visited was built in the 1600 or 1700’s.  We had the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and shooting time at locations that have tours on a daily basis. From the expansive grounds to tiny details like skeleton key locks it was just a wonder to look and explore.  The incredible locations and photographic opportunities were only an enhancement to be around Emily and Arthur and their warm friends and family. Some of the images below are a small selection of my favorites and I hope they inspire future couples to bring me back to St. Augustine again soon. Enjoy the images and slide show below.  This amazing wedding would not have been possible without the exceptional, creative planning of Chrissy with Ideal Design Events.  Also florals by The Brides Bouquet. Dina on hair and makeup from Michele Renee, the amazing Mello Bondz Band, and the staff at the Oldest House and the Llambias house and grounds. All images can be seen and ordered here. The password is the brides maiden last name all lowercase.

Bride gettting makeup on Casa Monica St. Augustine

Groom Getting ready Casa Monica St. Augustine wedding

Groom posing at Casa Monica St. Augustine wedding

Stunning bride's dress at  Casa Monica St. Augustine wedding

Bride gettting dressed at Casa Monica St. Augustine wedding

Bride in mirror at Casa Monica St. Augustine wedding

Bride looking out window at Casa Monica

Bride walking in Flower Garden Lightner Museum

Kids at church before wedding

Groom Crying at St. Augustine Grace Church

Bride Walking down Isle St. Augustine wedding

Grace Chruch St. Augustine wedding

Bride and Groom just married Grace Chruch St. Augustine

Ft. Marion  Bride and Groom St. Augustine

Ft. Marion  Bride and Groom St. Augustine

Ft Marion Baracks St. Augustine Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom first Dance Llambias house St. Augustine

Bride and Groom first Dance close up

Bride and Groom under tree St. Augustine Oldest House

Bride and Groom under arch St. Augustine Oldest House

Bride and Groom under arch St. Augustine Oldest House

Llambias House Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception Llambias House St. Augustine

Wedding Reception Llambias House St. Augustine

Bride and Groom sparkler exit

Tampa Engagement Shoot | Laura and Michael April | 05 | 2011

Laura, Michael, and I trecked over a few different locations in downtown tampa, including the street where they first met four years ago.  I am really looking forward to their wedding in June at the Vinoy.

Tampa Engagement bayshore blvd.

Tampa Engagement picture downtown

Tampa Engagement picture museum of fine arts

Tampa Engagement picture museum of fine arts

Tampa Engagement couple

Tampa Engagement picture museum of fine arts

Tampa Engagement picture Tampa theater

Vinoy Wedding St. Petersburg FL | Lisa and Calum April | 01 | 2011

Lisa and Calum’s wedding at the Renaissance Vinoy in St. Petersburg would be a dream wedding for any couple. The weather was perfect and friends and family came from as far away as England to attend. Calum wore his kilt as comfortable as Lisa did her mother’s wedding dress with some up to date alterations.  One thing that remains with me about this wedding is how happy and positive everyone was at all times.  Even their dog Thatcher was able to attend and never stopped smiling. The reception was one of the best I can remember. There is not a better band in the area than the Paul Vesco Band.  The musicians, vocalists, song selections, and very long sets were just exceptional. The florals by Botanica international design are always anticipated  to be great but yet they still exceed expectations. I wish the pictures could bring you the fragrance that filled the room. The class and elegance of the décor and fixtures at the Vinoy was also reflected in the staff who coordinated the entire day to perfection. Special thanks to hair and makeup by Josh DeBlock and CJ Brashear from “Wicked Salon” who made everyone look their best including makeovers for some of the brides maids who loved their new look. Below are a few favorites and the slide show covering the story of the day.  All images can be seen here and link from the slide show as well. The password is the Bride’s maiden last name all lowercase.

Bride gettting ready at the Vinoy St. Petersburg

Bride looking out window before wedding at the Vinoy St. Petersburg Penthouse

Bride at the Vinoy St. Petersburg Penthouse

Groom in Kilt at wedding Vinoy hotel

Groom and Best man at Vinoy Hotel Wedding

Groom in Kilt at Wedding

Bride walking down Isle Vinoy Hotel St. Petersburg

Bride and Groom in Kilt Vinoy Wedding

Bride and Groom in Kilt Vinoy Wedding

Dog at Vinoy Wedding

Bride and Groom in Kilt Vinoy Wedding

Dog at wedding Vinoy Hotel

Bride and Groom In front of Vinoy Hotel

Bride and Groom in flare at the Vinoy St. Petersburg

Bride and Groom sunset ballroom Vinoy Hotel

Bride and Groom outside sunset ballroom Vinoy Hotel

Vinoy wedding Sunset Ballroom

Bride and Groom First Dance Vinoy sunset ballroom

Groom watching bride dance at Vinoy wedding

Best man speech at Vinoy Wedding

Bride and Groom hi five at Vinoy Wedding

Vinoy sunset ballroom wedding reception

Bride and Groom cutting cake Vinoy Wedding

Bride smoking cigar Vinoy wedding