Kelsey and Drew’s Tampa wedding at Westshore Yacht Club was surrounded by family, friends, rain, and sunshine….isn’t this exactly the way that life is?! When you met Kelsey and Drew, it is obvious that they truly enjoy spending time together, usually outdoors, often times boating or fishing, or at a concert. Drew even gifted all of his groomsmen with custom fishing rods (needless to say…there were quite a few rod jokes….). When I share the stories of my couples’ wedding days I always like share some insight into who they are, a bit about their day, and a lot about all of the fun that always takes place on wedding day. For me, this wedding had all sorts of surprises that had to do with…me! I do not want this story to be about me, but Kelsey insisted I share some of this. To being with, just as the bridal party was about to get introduced at the reception, Drew’s dad tells me I was there when Drew had his appendix out. What?? So, long story, but I used to be a Child Life Specialist in pediatrics and turns out I was the one who provided education and support for him when he was a kid going into surgery (how did his dad recall that?! I was amazed. And how am I that old?! LOL) It did make me feel very special though, I have to admit. OK, enough about me…..Kelsey had a special surprise for Drew for his wedding gift, a beauty session album that we created together. Ladies, if you are ever at a loss for what to get your groom-to-be…I can assure you, this is something he will LOVE. His reaction was so priceless, while we were photographing him, we took a quick video, and later showed it to the girls….you can see everyone’s reactions below! Kelsey chose to have a First Look with her dad and a First Look with Drew…always a favorite moment!
Their church ceremony at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church was so special and meaningful. At their reception, the rain did not put even the slightest damper on the evening- the dancing continued and no one missed a beat. In fact, I thanked Mother Nature because rain brings in the very BEST SUNSETS (which was something I had already experienced with the couple at their Tampa engagement session HERE.) DeLeon kept the dance floor packed- and even Kelsey and Drew’s dads hopped on the stage to perform a couple songs for them! It was such a beautiful surprise! Congratulations tot eh stunning couples and thank you for trusting us to capture your wedding day! Wishing you a lifetime of love and smiles!
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Special thank you to Kelsey and Drew’s talented wedding team: Tampa Wedding Venue: Westshore Yacht Club; Tampa Wedding Coordinator: Taylor Falcon Events; Tampa Wedding Caterer: Westshore Yacht Club; Tampa Wedding Florist: Northside Florist; Tampa Hair & Makeup Artist: Femme Akoi; Tampa Wedding Band:DeLeon Entertainment; Tampa Wedding Gown Boutique: Malindy Elene Bridal Boutique; Tampa Bridesmaid Gowns: Bella Bridesmaid; Tampa Tuxedo: Sacino’s Formalwear; Tampa Wedding Cake and Sweets: Publix Greenwise; Tampa Invitations: Minted; Tampa Wedding Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography