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Tampa Wedding Photography at The Epicurean Hotel for Jessica and Mike

We had been anxiously awaiting Jessica and Mike’s Tampa wedding day since their unique and fun Tampa engagement session back in October (see their engagement session HERE).  We lucked out with some beautiful Tampa weather this past weekend, which was fantastic for their outdoor wedding reception at The Epicurean Hotel in south Tampa.

We started the day off with our lovely bride, Jessica, and her bridesmaids getting ready in their hotel suite; all had on matching pink and white striped pajamas and were sipping on celebratory drinks. Everyone spent the morning laughing, especially at Jessica’s dad who had a method of keeping his bow tie crisp- wrapping it in aluminum foil and then watching YouTube videos of how to properly tie his bowtie, a sight we have seen many times. There were many happy tears in our bridal suite as well when Jessica was finally dressed in the first of her two wedding dresses. Jessica and her dad also chose to have a “first look” with each other that had everyone shedding a tear.

The boys’ suite was a little more relaxed; drinking some beers and listening to some music while casually joking around. Mike looked dapper in his custom, blue tuxedo and black bowtie. Jessica surprised him with a Rolex for his wedding present, a gift that Mike couldn’t even believe was real. It is safe to say that his wedding party was a little jealous of Jessica’s amazing present.

Their Ybor city wedding ceremony at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church was a special sight for Jessica and Mike’s closest friends and family. The church featured lovely stained glass windows and white floral decor. Their tented, outdoor reception at The Epicurean hotel featured a long, wooden head table with tall, white floral centerpieces with green accents. Each table was filled with candlelight, adding a touch of romance along with their amber colored uplighting.

The couple and their guests wasted no time getting on the dance floor and dancing the night away underneath the beautiful Tampa sky.  It was a beyond lovely day and we are so honored that we were there to capture such memorable moments. We wish them so much love and happiness, and an incredible Hawaii honeymoon.

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

Jessica’s wedding gown was stunning- long sleeve lace glam!  Her florals were so elegant.

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

The father of the bride…after watching a YouTube video on how to tie a bow-tie!

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

These elegant wedding invitations definitely set the tone for the event.

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

Jessica has the most stunning smile (and she gets it from her mom!)

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

First Look with the father of the bride…lots of emotions!

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

Jessica asked her father-in-law-to-be to assist with her veil.

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

The groom’s custom tux was on point!  Looking fly, Mike!  🙂

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

The groomsmen, in a  very typical sight pre-wedding!

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

Mike was stunned at his very special wedding gift from Jess, a Rolex!

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

Have you ever seen a more stunning bride?!

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

Jessica…..you are GORGEOUS!

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

Obsessed with the bridesmaids’ dresses- and these lovely ladies!

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

The wedding ceremony at their church in Ybor City.

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

I love grandparents.  Their hands and eyes have such stories to tell.  This is Mike’s grandma holding the wedding ceremony program.

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

The groomsmen catching some laughs at the Epicurean’s shoe shine station.

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

The bride and groom at the Epicurean Hotel!

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

The wedding reception on the Epicurean’s terrace.

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

The first dance under the Tampa sunshine!

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

The groom and his happy Mom!

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

Mike opened up the dance floor.

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

We always love photographing engagement rings and wedding bands.

tampa wedding photographers at the Epicurean Hotel

A special thanks to the fabulous Tampa wedding team that helped make Jessica and Mike’s day so beautiful:

Tampa Wedding Ceremony: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church; Tampa Reception Venue/ Catering: The Epicurean Hotel; Tampa Wedding Planner: Winsor Event Studio; Tampa Wedding Gown/ Bridesmaids Dresses: CC’s Boutique; Tampa Wedding DJ: Ben Daniele, Grant Hemond and Associates; Tampa Jazz Band: Gloria West and The Gents band; Tampa Wedding Cake: Publix Greenwise; Tampa Wedding Makeup: Lindsay Does Makeup; Tampa Wedding Hair: Wilson Grajales; Tampa Wedding Videographer: Life’s Highlights; Tampa Wedding Florist: Braun’s Fine Flowers; Tampa Wedding Rentals: Connie Duglin Linens, A Chair Affair, Coast to Coast Event Rentals, MMD Events; Tampa Wedding Photography: Andi Diamond Photography 

To pre-register to view Jessica and Mike’s wedding gallery, click HERE. Username: JessicaMike and password is available on the gallery card that was provided at the reception.

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  • Christi Winsor - April 26, 2016 - 8:53 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! ???? Can’t wait to see this baby published!

  • Brandi - April 26, 2016 - 10:11 am

    BEAUTIFUL wedding.
    BEAUTIFUL family.
    STUNNING BRIDE.
    Fantastic photography!!
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Jessica Norris - April 26, 2016 - 1:55 pm

    Thank you Andi and Kristin for capturing the most beautiful pictures on our wedding day. You were both so amazing, and made us feel so great!

  • Laureen Lofgren - April 26, 2016 - 3:13 pm

    Beautiful bride and family!

  • Amy - April 26, 2016 - 3:14 pm

    Gorgeous, can’t wait to see more

  • Karla Newan - April 26, 2016 - 3:14 pm

    Awesome pics, beautiful venue and gorgeous bride. I love the picture of the bride with veil. Stunning!!

  • Laureen Lofgren - April 26, 2016 - 3:20 pm

    Gorgeous bride

  • David Sainz - April 26, 2016 - 3:23 pm

    Beautiful Day……Beautiful Bride….Awesome Family.

  • Maida Blanco - April 26, 2016 - 3:50 pm

    Thank you so much Andi for the amazing sneak preview. From the bottom of my heart, I SO appreciate all of the family, friends, and vendors that helped create Jessica and Mike’s dream wedding!

  • Susan Brothers - April 26, 2016 - 4:41 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures of the Bride and her family!

  • Kelsey Overholt - April 27, 2016 - 10:50 am

    Absolutely beautiful!!

  • Jamie Ludwin - April 27, 2016 - 8:07 pm

    These pictures came out beautifully!!! Love love love!

  • Leopoldina Rodriguez - April 27, 2016 - 8:32 pm

    Que novia mas bella!

  • Cheryl Morosko - April 28, 2016 - 9:18 pm

    Beautiful! Couldn’t be happier for my brother and my new sis-in-law 🙂

  • Karen Norris - April 28, 2016 - 9:32 pm

    Andi, Thank you so much for the amazing pictures of my son, Michael, and his beautiful wife, Jessica!! We are so happy that you

  • Karen Norris - April 29, 2016 - 9:42 am

    …captured their wedding day for us to enjoy for a lifetime!!

  • Alex singerman - April 29, 2016 - 2:51 pm

    Great job, jess was beautiful. With Mike, there wasn’t much to work with but you made him presentable

  • Kevin - May 1, 2016 - 11:24 am

    Beautiful photos, fantastic wedding!

  • Migdalia valiente - May 2, 2016 - 3:12 pm

    Beautiful pictures and amazing wedding. Congratulations Jessica and Micheal and thank you for having us share such an amazing day.

  • Samantha McDermott - May 2, 2016 - 8:15 pm

    Stunning!

  • Sandy Pappas - May 2, 2016 - 10:10 pm

    Loved all the perfect details of the Norris wedding and gorgeous setting. Stunning couple and you captured heartfelt moments of their intimate day!

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