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  • Writer's pictureThomas Gillman

What a lovely wedding it was!!

We are your Tampa , Clearwater, St. Petersburg wedding photographers! We offer 2 main collections as well as an Ala carte option for all your wedding needs! This couple was referred to us from a wedding we had photographed on Clearwater Beach prior. If a couple name drops who had sent them it gets them savings towards their collection!

When I first sat down with Breanna and Josh to talk about their wedding day I knew it was going to be epic. The venue was going to be awesome. The team for the day was going to be superb and they were going to include their pup Rocky in the ceremony. Ummm..Yes please!! I couldn't wait for this wedding day and it did not disappoint.

The girls got ready at an Air bnb in St Petersburg. The excitement was in the air throughout the getting ready process. There were laughs, and smiles. Tears when the mother of the bride gave the bride a pearl necklace to wear that held deep sentimental value. The guys got ready at an apartment in St Petersburg. There were stories shared, and everyone was stoked about the events of the day.

The ceremony and reception were all held at Nova 535 in downtown St Petersburg. If you have not had the opportunity to visit this venue you are missing out. It is a two floor venue highlighted by brick and an outside private ceremony site. The planner for the day was Maria Anderson, owner of Center of Attention Event Management. She was on point, kept the girls in tip top shape and attitude and she was also a master of keeping everything on schedule. Before the ceremony the couple wanted to have a “first look” on the upstairs balcony overlooking the ceremony site. We will always do what our couples want but if asked..we encourage the first look. Why? It takes the edge off and gives our couple a few moments to be together before the vows. It calms them and then they can go through the ceremony without the nervousness of “ what will he think? What will she think?” We also get to spend a few moments getting some pretty sweet images. Their first look was nothing short of amazing. There were tears. There were socks with the couples faces on them and of course.. There was Rocky. He got to come see mom and dad for a few minutes before the ceremony. Rocky was under the supervision and training of Fairy Tail Pet Care. They were fantastic and he responded so wonderfully with them.

The ceremony went off without a hitch. There was a full house of loved ones watching this couple say their I dos. There was a reading, the vows and of course a first kiss that I think rocked the city.

Formal time included images in the ceremony site but also out on the sidewalk in front of Nova. We got some great couples images of Breanna and Josh as well as some of the family of 3. During the reception we also took a minute to sneak them out to get some stunning night shots.

Reception was the bomb diggity as well! DJ services provided by Phil at Fast Breaks Executive Entertainment had the floor popping the whole night. There were dances, bouquet and garter toss, air guitar and Starwars. Yes.. Starwars was incorporated in some details ( cuff links) and also parts from the Disney movie Up. The Grape Soda lid and the sign in and out “our adventure” book were some highlights. The end of the night featured a glow stick send off. During the send off we had them stop and give us a dip kiss for their final parting shot!

This wedding was amazing from start to finish. We were honored to serve such a wonderful couple with a fantastic set of vendors. Remember. If you know anyone getting married we would love to serve!

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