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Pauline and Matt – Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast Wedding

October 31, 2019

Palmetto Riverside bed and breakfast wedding

So excited to share with you the new Mr. and Mrs. Dockins!! Pauline, a PE/health teacher, and Matt, an engineer, met through the mountain bike racing community. Yes, there is mountain biking in Florida! Through their many common interests, especially cycling, they fell in love. They even got engaged in the middle of a trail during a bike ride together. I love how they thoughtfully included their love of cycling in their wedding day, mostly Matt’s big entrance into the ceremony and Pauline hopping on her bike in her wedding dress and shoes for a few photos. Their wedding day at Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast was full of love, support, laughter and a beautiful ceremony under a huge, gorgeous oak tree. It was such a joyful day! I also loved getting to see my past wedding couple and friends Kristin and Zach at this wedding!

Congratulations, Pauline and Matt! We are so excited for you!! Enjoy this preview from their wedding day.

Venue: Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast
Coordinator: Nellie’s Catering – Kathy Taylor and Terri Telesco
Groom’s Attire: Macy’s
Hair and Makeup: Niki Craft
Caterer and Sundae bar: Nellie’s Catering
Cake: Publix
Flowers: Iza’s Flowers
Invitations: Zazzle
DJ: DJ Delite
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Samantha and Leo – Honeymoon Island Elopement

September 10, 2019

Family portraits sunset Honeymoon Island

Samantha and Leo are married!! It was the perfect evening on Sunday as Samantha and Leo became husband and wife while their precious son, Dominic, watched with the biggest smile. Honeymoon Island was the perfect backdrop for their sandy ceremony and sunset portraits. Samantha and I are in the same Mom’s Club and our sons are just a month apart. We have gotten to know each other over the past two years and I am so thankful for our friendship. She is a wonderful mom, kind friend, creative small business owner, and now a loving WIFE! So excited for this sweet family! Enjoy a few photos from their beach elopement.

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Kara and Nick – Orlando Science Center Wedding

June 6, 2019

Orlando Science Center Dino Digs Wedding

Kara and Nick got married on Sunday at the coolest venue ever – the Orlando Science Center! They held their ceremony in the Our Planet room with a huge globe as their backdrop. After they said “I Do”, we went outside on the Suntrust Terrace for portraits and then headed inside to the Dino Digs room for the reception. Dinosaurs everywhere! Kara and Nick chose their venue specifically for the dinosaurs. Such a unique and fun space! Puff N Stuff catering provided a delicious dinner and Tropix got the party started with their live music and salsa dancing. It was a great evening! Congratulations, Kara and Nick! 

Coordinator: Emily Rose 
Hair & Make-Up: Jackelyn Talrico 
Caterer: Puff N Stuff
Cake: Publix

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Married: Ashley and Devin – Anniversary

June 3, 2019

Happy ONE year anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Peterson! Ashley and Devin said “I do” one year ago at SeaScapes Beach House at MacDill Air Force Base. Their wedding will forever be one of my favorites. Click here for their wedding blog post. I will always remember Ashley’s extra sweet spirit as a bride, the rain drops that fell during their ceremony that were quickly replaced by sunshine, Ashley’s brother officiating the wedding, Devin’s joy as he married his beautiful wife. It was the PERFECT day. In honor of their anniversary, I asked Ashley and Devin to look back through their wedding gallery and select a few photos that are most meaningful to them. I’ll share their responses under each photo. Happy first anniversary, you two! It’s been quite the year for your family… so excited that you’re now a family of 3!! Baby Jack is adorable!

Beach Wedding Tampa“The picture of Devin and his Best Man is so special because that’s the moment he saw me and having Kapil’s support for that meant the world to him. The picture of me crying during the ceremony brings back all the feels for me. I was truly pouring out my heart reading my vows I had written him. I also love that you can see all my girls.”

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Michelle and David Wedding

Anniversary traditions to start on your wedding day

May 13, 2019

Today’s blog is all about anniversaries in honor of my eight year anniversary with my sweet hubby today. We tied the knot eight years ago, at the Winter Park Farmer’s Market, at the young age of 21 and 22. We were fresh out of college and had spent the past four years at different colleges. We were more than ready to start our lives together. We spent so much time planning our wedding day and I look back on the day with such sweet memories. I’m so glad that we also prepared for our marriage during our engagement. We had deep conversations about our goals and dreams for the future, discussed our roles in our marriage partnership and completed a pre-martial course with our pastor. 

For those of you that are dating or engaged, I thought about planning for future anniversaries while wedding planning and I came up with a few ideas of traditions to start on your wedding day. The goal is to start a new tradition on your wedding day and then continue it every year on your anniversary. This will help you remember your sweet wedding day every year and keep you young! Continue Reading