stacey & alex | ybor city wedding photographer | the italian club ceremony and columbia restaruant reception

20141004_FoxAlvarez_012bw.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_017.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_026bw.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_040.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_051.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_060.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_112.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_118.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_154.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_175.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_188.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_190.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_195.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_200.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_233.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_235bw.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_246.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_262.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_284bw.jpg
20141004_FoxAlvarez_289.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_294.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_310.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_322bw.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_324.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_325.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_358bw.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_364.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_376.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_402bw.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_406.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_411bw.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_425.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_429.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_439bw.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_448bw.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_449.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_451.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_455.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_477.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_480.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_482bw.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_483.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_500bw.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_501.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_509.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_540.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_546.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_550.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_580.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_645.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_649.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_652bw.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_660.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_671.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_725.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_740.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_778.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_824.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_829.JPG
20141004_FoxAlvarez_843.JPG

…insight from stacey…
what was your favorite moment, or favorite part, of your wedding day?
My whole ceremony. It was beautiful, perfect and filled with love.
is there anything you wish you had done differently when planning your wedding?
The reception centerpieces were antiques and skulls from our own collection. I wish I had packed them a little better because some of them got damaged in transit.
which three vendors were most important to you when planning your wedding?
Marissa, the Columbia restaurant and the Italian club. I would recommend all of them very highly.
what was your biggest wedding day savings? (and was it worth it?)
My best friend and maid of honor made or cake for us and everyone raved about how beautiful and tasty it was!
what was your biggest wedding day splurge? (and was it worth it?)
Our biggest splurge was definitely beer and wine for the reception. It was worth it since the restaurant was very fairly priced on the food and I would not have wanted a dry wedding.
what was the best advice you received when planning your wedding? (and did you listen?)
Relax and take time to enjoy everything. It goes by so quickly once it starts and if you get too stressed about the little things, you won’t have time to relish each precious moment. Everything will work out and everyone will have fun as long as you do. I did follow this advice and found it to be very wise.
was there anything encountered during wedding planning that was unexpected?
My brother in law (best man) and his wife and daughter (flower girl) were unable to make it to the wedding because she went in to labor with their second child. We missed them but shuffled people around and had a good time anyway.
was there a moment during your wedding day that surprised you?
My husband couldn’t stop crying before the ceremony or during! It was very touching and I love him even more for it.
when you look back on your wedding day in 50 years, what do you think you’ll remember most?
The ceremony. Everything from the lighting to the music and the love filled words spoken by our officiant (a close family friend) were so perfect and memorable I hope I never forget it.

… how it all came together …

ceremony | italian club ybor
reception and catering | columbia restaurant
florist | michelle, apron event planning
ceremony music | alafia string
reception music | jacob, music on the move
wedding dress designer | maggie sottero
wedding dress boutique | olga’s bridal
bride’s hair | michelle, elegant brides

melissa & hunter | st. petersburg wedding photographer | st. petersburg woman’s club

20140927_Lawson_006.JPG
20140927_Lawson_034.JPG
20140927_Lawson_037.JPG
20140927_Lawson_052.JPG
20140927_Lawson_063bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_078.JPG
20140927_Lawson_081.JPG
20140927_Lawson_102.JPG
20140927_Lawson_107.JPG
20140927_Lawson_118bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_119.JPG
20140927_Lawson_127.JPG
20140927_Lawson_130.JPG
20140927_Lawson_141.JPG
20140927_Lawson_146bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_156.JPG
20140927_Lawson_169bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_180bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_184.JPG
20140927_Lawson_189.JPG
20140927_Lawson_192.JPG
20140927_Lawson_236.JPG
20140927_Lawson_253.JPG
20140927_Lawson_256.JPG
20140927_Lawson_303bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_313bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_315.JPG
20140927_Lawson_320bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_326.JPG
20140927_Lawson_332bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_336.JPG
20140927_Lawson_349.JPG
20140927_Lawson_391bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_398.JPG
20140927_Lawson_405.JPG
20140927_Lawson_406bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_410bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_415bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_428.JPG
20140927_Lawson_457.JPG
20140927_Lawson_462bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_464.JPG
20140927_Lawson_492bw.jpg
20140927_Lawson_515.JPG
20140927_Lawson_520.JPG

20140927_Lawson_538.JPG

… insight from melissa …

what was your favorite moment, or favorite part, of your wedding day?
walking down the isle and dancing the nigh away!
is there anything you wish you had done differently when planning your wedding?
I would have had a better back up plan for the rain, but luckily we have amazing family and friends who pulled everything together for us and everything turned out great.
which three vendors were most important to you when planning your wedding?
Hair/makeup, photographer, caterer
what was your biggest wedding day savings?
Our venue was fairly inexpensive and allowed us to add all of our own touches. It was definitely more work since we had to coordinate everything ourselves, but everything ended up feeling like us.
what was your biggest wedding day splurge?
My hair and makeup wasn’t the cheapest but they did an amazing job and I would have paid double since I felt so great all done up.
what was the best advice you received when planning your wedding? (and did you listen?)
I was often reminded that it’s just one day. I tried to keep this in mind because it is very easy to get carried away or overly stressed. I wanted to enjoy the day and I absolutely did.
was there anything encountered during wedding planning that was unexpected?
There were a lot more small details than I expected but luckily my mother in law is great with planning and helped me to keep track of everything.
was there a moment during your wedding day that surprised you?
The rain! I have to admit I was really upset about it at first, but once I walked down the aisle I kind of forgot about it and just went with the flow.
when you look back on your wedding day in 50 years, what do you think you’ll remember most?
Walking down the aisle to my husband and going out after the wedding. We all went to a bar downtown after the reception- wedding dress,tuxes and all!

… how it all came together …

ceremony and reception | st. petersburg woman’s club
caterer | affordable catering
cake artist | debbie, olympia catering
florist | jackie, hirni’s wayside garden florist
ceremony music | logan ertel
reception music | grant hemond and associates
stationary | davids bridal
wedding dress boutique | jon’s bridal
bridesmaids dresses | the limited
groom and groomsmen attire | men’s wearhouse
brides hair and makeup | collective creations

suzanne & brian | wedding ceremony and reception photogaphy at the resort and spa at little harbor | ruskin, florida photographer

20140920_Mason_003.JPG
20140920_Mason_015.JPG
20140920_Mason_022bw.JPG
20140920_Mason_035.JPG
20140920_Mason_048bw.JPG
20140920_Mason_053.JPG
20140920_Mason_063.JPG
20140920_Mason_069bw.JPG
20140920_Mason_076bw.JPG
20140920_Mason_086.JPG
20140920_Mason_093.JPG
20140920_Mason_100.JPG
20140920_Mason_130bw.JPG
20140920_Mason_157.JPG
20140920_Mason_169.JPG
20140920_Mason_184bw.JPG
20140920_Mason_195.JPG
20140920_Mason_198.JPG
20140920_Mason_265.JPG
20140920_Mason_272.JPG
20140920_Mason_279.JPG
20140920_Mason_299.JPG
20140920_Mason_321.JPG
20140920_Mason_346.JPG
20140920_Mason_369.JPG
20140920_Mason_373bw.JPG
20140920_Mason_375bw.JPG
20140920_Mason_387.JPG
20140920_Mason_392.JPG
20140920_Mason_420.JPG
20140920_Mason_422.JPG
20140920_Mason_425.JPG
20140920_Mason_434.JPG
20140920_Mason_445.JPG
20140920_Mason_447.JPG
20140920_Mason_448.JPG
20140920_Mason_460.JPG
20140920_Mason_474.JPG
20140920_Mason_502bw.JPG
20140920_Mason_509bw.JPG
20140920_Mason_522bw.JPG
20140920_Mason_566.JPG
20140920_Mason_594.JPG
20140920_Mason_681bw.JPG

… how it all came together …

ceremony and reception | little harbor
wedding coordinator and caterer | liz arnold, the resort and club at little harbor
cake artist | kristi paredes, sweet frosted occasions
florist | gail, harriet’s flowers
ceremony music | colleen strom, rosewood string quartet
reception music | chris heath, big beats entertainment
wedding dress boutique | jon’s bridal
bridesmaids dresses | dilliards
groom and groomsmen attire | men’s wearhouse