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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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Tampa Wedding

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

Michelle and David Personal Wedding

Behind the Scenes in 2018

January 2, 2019

Hi sweet friends, Happy New Year! The past year was filled with documenting once-in-a-lifetime moments and beautiful, kind people. I am so thankful for all of my clients that invited me and my camera into their homes, weddings, and special occasions. In 2018, my photography business transitioned from mainly weddings to focus more on families. I photographed two beautiful weddings, 27 (my favorite number!) families, 5 precious newborns, a handful of maternity sessions, a church/pre-school, and a growing startup company. This blog post is one of my favorites every year. It’s a look at the behind the scenes of Michelle Stoker Photography. It’s been a good year!

Here’s a look back at our behind the scenes posts in 2017 and 2016 and 2015 and 2014 and 2013!
So fun to look through them and relive so many special events!

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Vendors You Should Know Wedding

Basic Invite Nautical Wedding Designs

July 11, 2018

Brides, expecting mamas, event planners, anyone who wants to send pretty paper goods, I’m so excited to share with you a wonderful company that is ready to serve you! Basic Invite is dedicated to serving up perfectly customized stationery, from wedding invitations, to graduation announcements, to unique thank you cards. They even offer free customizable websites for your special events!

Katie at Basic Invite reached out and asked if I would share their gorgeous designs for save the dates, rehearsal dinners, and wedding invitations here on my blog. My favorites are the nautical wedding invitations – perfect for Florida weddings!

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