A Gorgeous Wedding at the DonCesar for Ashley and Derek

Ashley and Derek met at a costume party several years ago; she was Where’s Waldo….so it only makes sense that Derek would find her, right?!  They moved to Tampa from Ohio and enjoyed a gorgeous beach-front wedding (complete with their precious fur-baby, Winnie) in St. Pete on Saturday in the sunny Florida weather (as I am sure all of their Northern guests did, too!).  As tradition in the Jewish religion, the couple partook in several Jewish wedding customs, including signing of the ketubah (a traditional Jewish marriage contract), getting married under a chuppah (a canopy beneath which Jewish marriage ceremony is performed); and at their wedding reception- dancing the hora in the newly decorated grand ballroom at the Don Cesar.  Derek is in a band and really loves music, so he searched to find a perfect wedding band that would compliment their style- and got the Blues Factor Band from Tallahassee to make their reception amazing!  Take a look at some special moments from Ashley and Derek’s wedding and make sure to leave a comment to share your well wishes with the couple.


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Special thanks to all of the wedding professionals who helped in making Ashley and Derek’s wedding day so special: St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue:The Don Cesar; St. Pete Wedding Planner: RSBP Events;  Tampa Bridal dress boutique: Malindy Elene; Tallahassee Wedding band: Blues Factor Band; Rabbi: Richard Birnholz; St. Pete Wedding Florist and Chuppah design: Tailored Twig; St. Pete Wedding Cake: Hands On Sweets;  Bridal Make-up: Makeup: Lizzy Morris; Bridal Hair- Mary Osada rom Tampa’s Beauty Lounge; St. Pete Photo Booth: Premier Photo Booths; St. Pete Videography:  Reception linens: Over the Top and BBJ Linen; Chargers: Kate Ryan; Frank Barerra; St. Pete Beach Wedding Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography

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17 thoughts on “A Gorgeous Wedding at the DonCesar for Ashley and Derek

  1. The pictures beautifully capture the fun of a perfect day!! Congrats, Mr. and Mrs. Ultican!!

  2. Andi – the pictures are beyond gorgeous! The sunset photos are amazing! You captured the beauty and the love in your images. Thank you for doing such a fabulous job! I can’t wait to see them all!!! Xoxox

  3. Striking photos to commemorate a gorgeous day with the happy couple! Everything turned out beautifully, and the pictures truly showcase the magic of such a special matrimony. Mazel tov, Yoreticans!

  4. Absolutely breathtaking! Beautifully captures such a special day. Can’t wait to see more!

  5. What fabulous pictures! They really captured the beauty of the day! The bride and groom look gorgeous and their playfulness is is present. The beautiful families, the venue and the whole atmosphere were well depicted! What a wonderful day!

  6. Beautiful bride, beautiful families, beautiful day, spectacular wedding weekend and perfect photos to capture it all! May you continue to celebrate joyous occasions with family and friends!

  7. Gorgeous bride and groom! Incredible setting and delicious food. These photos really capture the bride and grooms joy and love!! Thank you for letting me re live the night through your photos. Jan

  8. Such a perfect wedding for a wonderful couple and two happy families! Beautiful photos. Did you plan the sunset? We had a great time. It was so good to share this joyous occasion. Thank you for inviting us! Love ?? you

  9. The pictures perfectly captured an absolutely gorgeous day for a beautiful couple inside and out! Can’t wait to see all the photos.

  10. Andi- we love the photos and you! Thanks for everything – can’t wait to see the rest! Xoxoxoxo

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