Jessica and Martin had a gorgeous beach wedding at the Grand Plaza Resort.  Jessica was such a beautiful bride!  She got ready with a stylist from the Michele Renee Hair and Makeup Artist Group.  Her gown was perfect for her and she wore it with a cathedral length veil.  Jessica and her bridesmaids had fun during the getting ready and then headed down to the beach so Jessica could have a First Sight with Martin.  The bride and groom exchanged wedding day gifts before taking wedding party and some family pictures.

2Birds Events did a terrific job with the bright and colorful floral arrangements!  Jessica’s bouquet was wrapped in a piece of her mother’s wedding gown which made it even more special.  The ceremony was officiated by a family member and the groom and groomsmen made the most of the location by going barefoot.  The couple had the scripture reading Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 which includes the quote, “A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”  There was a sign made of wooden planks with that quote on it and three ropes attached, and they braided those ropes during their ceremony.  The unity ropes will make a wonderful keepsake in the newlywed’s home!

The reception was decorated with tall floral centerpieces on either a blue colored vase or crystal stand.  Starfish were placed in folded napkins at each place setting.  A treasure chest held personalized “gold coins” as favors for the guests.  The wedding party wore sunglasses for their introductions, and Jessica changed into a short, one-shoulder gown for her entrance into the reception.  The videographer was from Expert Productions and the DJ was Joe Lorenzo, also from Expert Productions.  He did the reception lighting and helped to make sure the guests had a great night.  Cakes by Carolynn created the wedding cake.

We were thrilled to be part of such a beautiful and fun wedding!  Thanks to Jessica and Martin for having Jason there to celebrate with you.  Congratulations on your marriage, and we hope you enjoyed Jamaica!

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It was wonderful meeting Ashley’s daughter!  Jason photographed Ashley and Robert’s engagement session and wedding, and their daughter is now 8 months old.  Jason met her and Ashley at the University of Tampa for a session.  She had such big, bright eyes!  It is obvious that she loves her mommy :).  Thanks to Ashley for the session!

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Jason had a great time with Mandi and Ronnie!  They started their engagement session at UT and their adorable dog Hallie joined them for some pictures there!  Both Mandi and Ronnie are firefighters so they had the terrific idea of ending their session at the Tampa Firefighters Museum!  They are an awesome couple and Jason is excited for their wedding.  Thanks Mandi and Ronnie!

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Jason photographed Leanne and Anthony’s engagement session and their wedding, and he was happy to catch up with them again for a family session!  They were visiting from Canada and Jason met them at Siesta Key Beach.  Leanne and Anthony have a beautiful son and daughter and Jason enjoyed meeting them and other family members as well.  We hope that they all enjoyed their time in Florida!

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Danielle and Robert were married at Gigi’s Country Garden in Plant City.  Jason was happy to join them to photograph their big day!  It was sweet to see how Danielle and Robert included Danielle’s daughter throughout the wedding and even presented her with a ring as well.  Robb Smith Productions was the DJ at the reception and kept everyone having a great time on the dance floor.

The bride and groom were surrounded by loving family and friends there to celebrate the start of their lives together.  It was great for Jason to see so many familiar faces!  Congratulations to the newlyweds, and thanks for having us as part of your wedding.

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