Alex and Chad’s Downtown Tampa Wedding at the Marriott Waterside

Alex and Chad’s Tampa wedding at the Marriott Waterside was one we were counting down for; not only are they both genuine, loving people, but they are also full of fun and have great senses of humor- we knew their day would be full of laughter..and it was! First off, Alex and her beautiful bridesmaids made us feel as if we were part of the bridal party, this is something we thoroughly love, and they made us feel like one of the crew immediately when we arrived (thanks Gals!). All of Alex’s bridesmaids wore stunning, orange bridesmaids dresses, perfect for her fall theme. They were a great pop of color during bridal portraits and were a unique choice that we had never seen before! Alex looked stunning in her wedding dress. We captured some gorgeous bridal portraits and had their dog, Lily, join in as well. She is the only bride we know that would let her dog curl up in her lap with her wedding dress on! Lily is quite the dog model.

When arriving to the guy’s room, Chad was just getting out of the shower…this is typical behavior for our men on wedding day and it always gives us a good laugh. He and the guys relaxed, drank some beers, and watching football on TV while getting dressed. Alex had come to the ADP studio weeks prior for a boudoir session to surprise Chad on wedding day. It’s safe to say his jaw dropped when we gifted him his album from her; it was the perfect wedding present. 

Their lovely ceremony was witnessed by their closest friends and family; Chad shed some tears seeing his lovely bride walk down the aisle, it was so sweet to see the love he has for Alex. Chad, also being the jokester that he is, whipped out his cell camera when Alex got down the aisle to take a selfie with her and their guests in the crowd. Needless to say it had everyone cracking up! We were blessed with amazing, Tampa weather and captured some portraits outside with their bridal party before hopping on Chad’s family’s boat for couples portraits. Did we mention Chad was a jokester? It’s only natural for him to make funny faces when taking pictures! 

At the reception, guests were quick to jump on the dance floor; they stayed there all night. The room was lit with amber up-lighting and each table had ornate, fall inspired centerpieces created by Tailored Twig– they were stunning! It was the perfect, romantic ambiance.  Alex and Chad danced the night away, drank cocktails, and ate their delicious cake (Chad’s groom’s cake was a replica of his firemedic helmet). We had the best time with them, we even joked that we would be back next weekend to do it all over again! Alex and Chad, congratulations, we wish you nothing but a lifetime of love and happiness and can’t wait to watch your family grow. 

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Special thanks to all of the amazing Tampa wedding professionals who helped make Alex and Chad’s day so special:

Venue: Tampa Marriott Waterside; Planner: Jackie Ross, Table 6 Productions; Florist: Tailored Twig; Dress; CC’s Boutique; DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates; Lighting: The Production Crew: Hair and Makeup: KyleLynn Weddings; Rentals: Linens by the Sea; Cake: Alessi Bakery; Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography 

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