Posts Tagged ‘Tampa weddings’

Indian Modern Fusion: Divya & Aditya Get Married

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Divya and Aditya Zula
Married in Tampa, Florida on March 31, 2012

Divya and Aditya met four years ago through mutual friends. Soon after, they started dating and on their two-year anniversary Aditya proposed. Planning their wedding really brought their families closer together over a year of tastings, meeting with vendors and shopping trips to India. They were so happy with how everything turned out for the wedding and loved every vendor they chose for their big day.

Divya and Aditya’s wedding was a traditional Hindu soiree conducted by a Pandit (or Hindu priest). Before the ceremony the couple had a traditional bharaat where Aditya arrived on horse accompanied by his family and friends dancing and celebrating to the beat of live drummers. At the ceremony, Divya’s family greeted them and the decor was awash in pink, gold and light purple.

At the reception deeper shades of eggplant and turquoise decorated the ballroom and could be seen in the orchid and manzanita branch centerpieces strung with hanging candles. Paying homage to how they first met, their table names were based around the dessert menu at Bern’s steakhouse where they first met.

Cinematography: Voila Cinematic, Tampa, FL; Location: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, Tampa, FL; Cake: Publix Greenwise, Tampa, FL; Caterer: Tabla, Orlando, FL; Event Planner: Jackie Ross, Table 6 Productions, Tampa, FL; Décor: Occasions by Shangri-la, Orlando, FL; Linen: Got You Covered Linens, Palm Harbor, FL; Rentals: Signature Events By Design, Tampa, FL; Dholi: Mitual Ghandi; DJ: DJ Sahil; Bhangra Dancers: Shivani Desal; Hair and Makeup: Michele Renee, The Studio, Tampa, FL; Photo Booth: ShutterBooth, Tampa, FL; Photography: Nadia D. Photography, Atlanta, GA

We wish you countless years of happiness Divya and Aditya and and a big thank you to Alex and Jocelyn Karas of Voila Cinematic for letting us share this video with our viewers!

oxo

Almost a Decade: Jill & Kevin Get Married

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Jill Arnold and Kevin Martin
Married in Clearwater Beach, Florida on July 15, 2011

“If you talk to Kevin,” says Jill Arnold, “he will say I rejected him in high school. But the real story is we were both very shy teenagers that never followed through after the first phone call.” A year behind her at Zanesville High School in Ohio, Kevin Martin got Jill’s number from a mutual friend. They talked, even had a class in common two years later, but nothing more came of it at the time.

While they were in college they instant messaged every now and then, and even swapped numbers again texting a few times, but it wasn’t until April of 2007, almost a decade later, when a taken Kevin told Jill that he was coming to town for the weekend that things just seemed to click. Not long after the visit he and his girlfriend parted ways. “I finally built up the courage to approach the woman I have always wanted to be with,” shares Kevin. Unable to deny the attraction, “We quickly became serious,” remembers Jill, “and before I knew it, I was taking red eyes back and forth to Sacramento so we could spend the weekend together and I could make it back in time for work on Monday.”

The following June, Jill moved to Sacramento to be with Kevin where she “fell even more in love than I ever thought possible.”

A little over four years after they started dating, Jill and Kevin exchanged vows on the Gulf Lawn at Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Cocktail hour consisted of a bounty of food including sushi, passed hors d’oeuevres and different stations, as well as signature cocktails like the Martin-tini. Afterwards, the reception was in the Hunter Ballroom with breathtaking views of the ocean below.

Memorable moments include the couples grand entrance where they came in to the song “Bottoms Up” by Nicki Minaj each holding a bottle of their favorite champagne: Veuve Clicquot. Another highlight, was the oreo bar station, which also served as favors for the guests featuring the couple’s favorite cookie alongside milk shooters.

Location and Caterer: Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL; Cake: Cakes Plus, Tampa, FL; Event Planner: Sandy Rule, Sandy Rule Events Inc., Tampa, FL; Floral Design, Décor and Rentals: Botanica International Design Studio, Tampa, FL; Draping: Design Elements, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Lighting: Bay Stage Lighting, Tampa, FL; Cookie Bar: Chic Sweets, Tampa, FL; DJ: DJ Carl; Stationery: Paper Presence, St. Petersburg, FL; Hair and Makeup: Colours by Linny, Tampa, FL; Wedding Gown: Amy Michelson; Photography: Justin DeMutiis Photography, Tampa, FL; Assistant Photographer: Corey Conroy Photography, Clearwater, FL and Aaron Lockwood Photography, Tampa, FL; Videography: Voila Cinematic, Tampa, FL

We wish you countless years of happiness Jill and Kevin and and a big thank you to Alex and Jocelyn Karas of Voila Cinematic for letting us share this video with our viewers!

oxo

A Royal Wedding: Joyela & Kenneth Get Married

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

I had the honor of shooting at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida last year and loved it. So, when I saw Joyela and Kenneth’s royal wedding there I knew I had to share it with you. The grounds are incredible and the perfect backdrop to a couple’s nuptials.

Other things I love are Joyela’s shoes, the modern facade of the church, pictures of the couple under the arches, and the African dancers, to name a few. I hope you enjoy this wedding as much as I did.

Ritz Carlton Sarasota weddings

Ritz Carlton Sarasota weddings

Ritz Carlton Sarasota weddings

Ritz Carlton Sarasota weddings

Ritz Carlton Sarasota weddings

Ritz Carlton Sarasota weddings

Ritz Carlton Sarasota weddings

Ritz Carlton Sarasota weddings

Ritz Carlton Sarasota weddings

Ritz Carlton Sarasota weddings

Joyela Valentine and Kenneth Shobola
Married in Sarasota, Florida on April 26

Joyela Valentine had a very clear vision of her wedding day: “I want my guests to be treated like royalty!” And this was rather befitting considering Kenneth Shobola is a Nigerian prince. Every aspect of the wedding was meant to lavish guests from the red carpet entrance to the synchronized white-glove service, lavish décor and night of live entertainment.
 
Everyone rejoiced as Joyela’s church choir sang for her grand processional. However, tears came when the bride surprised her groom by reciting her vows in his native tongue: Yoruba. The reception consisted of king-style feasting tables decorated with orchids and crystals. Their guests were entertained by a live comedian and African dancers and plush lounge areas flanked the dance floor.
 
Ceremony Location: First Presbyterian Church; Get Ready Location: The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, Sarasota, FL; Reception Location: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; Cake: Chocolate Pi, Tampa, FL; Caterer: Catering by Design, Tampa, FL; Bar: Treviso, Sarasota, FL; Florist, Decor, Lighting and Linen: conceptBAIT Global Events + Floral Design Group, St. Petersburg, FL; Event Planner: Table 6 Productions, St. Petersburg, FL; Invitations: Paper Presence, St. Petersburg, FL; Entertainment: Theo Band; Hair and Makeup: Destino Y Luz, Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup, Tampa, FL; Videographer: Voila Cinematic, Tampa, FL; Photography: Limelight Photography, Odessa, FL

We wish you countless years of happiness Joyela and Kenneth and a big thank you to Frank Clemente and Lynn McGhee of conceptBAIT Global Events + Floral Design Group and Rebecca Zoumberos of Limelight Photography for letting us share this with our viewers!

oxo

An Instant Connection: Jennifer & Kevin Get Married

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

A few months ago I shared the video for this wedding, and suffice it to say, time flew by, and I am just getting around to sharing some pics with you.

I love the Boca Grande area of Florida. I think it offers a picturesque backdrop for oceanside nuptials and a lot of nautical charm without being too kitchy. Some moments that I love about Jennifer and Kevin’s wedding are the little girl at the altar and Jennifer tossing her bouquet off of the top of The Gasparilla Inn and Club. Other things I love are the cake with its matching starfish topper and of course, their four-legged friend in tow. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and don’t forget to check out their video by the amazing associates at Voila Cinematic.

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Boca Grande weddings

Boca Grande weddings

Boca Grande weddings

Boca Grande weddings

Boca Grande weddings

Jennifer Ramil and Kevin Patrick McCoy
Married in Boca Grande, Florida on May 15, 2010

Kevin was working at a Tampa law firm with a friend of Jennifer’s parents, who thought they would make a great couple and arranged for an introduction on August 30, 2007 in a suite at a Tampa Bay Bucs game. Hitting it off instantaneously, Kevin called Jennifer the following day to make dinner plans and the match was made. Just shy of two years together, Kevin proposed on the beach in Boca Grande, which made the Gasparilla Inn the perfect place to celebrate their marriage. Visiting the island brings back wonderful memories of their wedding weekend and will always hold a special place in their hearts, continuing to be the perfect backdrop for celebrating their lives together.

Location, Cake and Caterer: The Gasparilla Inn and Club, Boca Grande, FL; Entertainment: Crystal Clear Band, Herald Jeff Collins, Bagpiper Bill Buckley, Ensemble Lyrique; Event Producer: Brenda Barton ATELIER, Tampa, FL; Florist: Botanica International Design Studio, Tampa, FL; Invitations: C’est Papier, The Write Stuff, Tampa, FL; Wedding Gown: Tamara Kristin at CC’s Boutique, St. Petersburg, FL; Cinematography: Voila Cinematic, Tampa, FL; Photography: Pezz Photo, Tampa, FL

We wish you countless years of happiness Jennifer and Kevin and a big thank you to Brenda Barton of Brenda Barton ATELIER and Amy Pezzicara of Pezz Photo for letting us share this with our viewers!

PS – Brenda Barton does not have a website, so if you want to reach her you may email her at brendabartonatelier@gmail.com. :)

oxo

Partnering for Life: Kristen & Collin Get Married

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

You probably already know this by now, but I love being near the water. Whether I am in my home looking out at boaters going by, on a day excursion to nearby Newport, Rhode Island, or away on business in Florida, Maine or California, the coast always lures me in.

I love Kristen and Collin’s wedding for its simple elegance. There is all of the serenity of a beachside wedding with the neutral color palette, without it being too literal. I also love the fact that they chose the Don CeSar Hotel, a.k.a. the pink palace, and didn’t fight the atmosphere, but rather complimented it with their decor choices. Add in a gorgeous gown and beautiful photography and I hope you enjoy this wedding as much as I did!

Don CeSar Wedding

Don CeSar Wedding

Don CeSar Wedding

Don CeSar Wedding

Don CeSar Wedding

Don CeSar Wedding

Don CeSar Wedding

Don CeSar Wedding

Don CeSar Wedding

Don CeSar Wedding

Kristen Elizabeth Marks and Collin James Breslin
Married in St. Pete Beach, Florida on October 16, 2010

Kristen Marks and Collin Breslin are what you might call true college sweethearts. They met during their freshman year at Penn State University, and after starting out as casual acquaintances, they soon found a love to last a lifetime.

Collin was first introduced to Kristen at a party and unknowingly, neither could deny the instant chemistry between the two of them. They often saw each other in passing at social events and on campus, but didn’t have a real chance to get to know one another until months after they first met. Fortunately, Collin’s fraternity and Kristen’s sorority partnered to raise money for Penn State’s THON — a philanthropy focused on combating pediatric cancer — which provided the perfect opportunity for them to spend more time with one another. After returning from a weekend of fundraising, Collin asked Kristen out on their first date and they have been together ever since.

Flash forward seven years, and Collin and Kristen were spending a summer afternoon enjoying cocktails while watching a tennis match in Washington, D.C. Afterwards, they went out to a romantic dinner in the city and then headed back to Kristen’s house in Virginia. As Collin helped Kristen out of the car, he surprised her by getting down on one knee, right in the middle of the street, and proposed. Kristen was absolutely shocked and speechless. After catching her breath and wiping away tears, she said yes.

The inspiration for their wedding was romantic elegance. To achieve that feeling at the reception, they used a soft color palette of whites, creams and golds with low lighting and lots of candlelight. Florida’s “pink palace,” also known as the Don CeSar Hotel, helped set the mood and provided a beautiful background to their fairytale evening of family, friends and love. The couple spent the next two weeks on a European honeymoon, traveling to England, France and Italy.

Ceremony Location: Saint Raphael Catholic Church, St. Petersburg, FL; Reception Location and Caterer: Don CeSar Hotel, A Loews Hotel, St. Pete Beach, FL; Cake: Cakes by Tara Bishop at Don CeSar Hotel; Event Planner: Cheers! Events, Tampa, FL; Florist: Seaside Florals at Don CeSar Hotel; Entertainment: DJ Rob Vollmar, Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc., Palm Harbor, FL; Invitations: C&D Printing, St. Petersburg, FL; Lighting: Swank Audio Visuals, Tampa, FL; Videographer: Associates of Voila Cinematic, Tampa, FL; Photography: Aaron Lockwood Studios, Largo, FL

We wish you countless years of happiness Kristen and Collin. A special thank you to the associates of Viola Cinematic for letting us share this video with our viewers and Aaron Lockwood of Aaron Lockwood Studios for letting us share these images with our viewers!

oxo

A Match Was Made: Jennifer & Kevin Get Married

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Like they say in real estate: location, location, location. And for those of you that haven’t figured it out, I happen to be slightly enamored by waterside reception sites. This wedding in Boca Grande, Florida is no different and I love how Botanica International Design Studio and planner, Brenda Barton, paid homage to the setting with subtle nautical nuances like the starfish on the wedding arbor and the nautilus on the backs of the chairs. The hydrangea throughout the entire decor was a really nice touch too and probably one of my favorite flowers behind orchids.

I think this couple is absolutely adorable and the way that the amazing Alex and Jocelyn of Voila Cinematic edited their wedding video built up a lot of anticipation coming full circle with the door closing at the end and then the fade out.

Things I love: Jennifer’s shoes and hair accessory, and thanks to Yanni (@yanniwedstyle), I have grown a fondness for bow ties like Kevin’s.

Jennifer Ramil and Kevin Patrick McCoy
Married in Boca Grande, Florida on May 15, 2010

Kevin was working at a Tampa law firm with a friend of Jennifer’s parents, who thought they would make a great couple and arranged for an introduction on August 30, 2007 in a suite at a Tampa Bay Bucs game. Hitting it off instantaneously, Kevin called Jennifer the following day to make dinner plans and the match was made. Just shy of two years together, Kevin proposed on the beach in Boca Grande, which made the Gasparilla Inn the perfect place to celebrate their marriage. Visiting the island brings back wonderful memories of their wedding weekend and will always hold a special place in their hearts, continuing to be the perfect backdrop for celebrating their lives together.

Cinematography: Voila Cinematic, Tampa, FL; Location, Cake and Caterer: The Gasparilla Inn and Club, Boca Grande, FL; Entertainment: Crystal Clear Band, Herald Jeff Collins, Bagpiper Bill Buckley, Ensemble Lyrique; Event Planner: Brenda Barton Atelier, Tampa, FL; Florist: Botanica International Design Studio, Tampa, FL; Invitations: C’est Papier, The Write Stuff, Tampa, FL; Wedding Gown: Tamara Kristin at CC’s Boutique, St. Petersburg, FL; Photography: Pezz Photo, Tampa, FL

We wish you countless years of happiness Jennifer and Kevin and a big thank you to Alex and Jocelyn Karas of Voila Cinematic for letting us share this video with our viewers!

oxo