Capturing a wedding is a true honor. However, when that wedding gets featured on a publication, it is something to truly cherish, as my photos of the wonderful couple’s big day gets to be enjoyed by others!
I had the opportunity to photograph an elegant wedding at the Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, Florida, which has been featured on Every Bride! This gorgeous wedding was comprised of a beautiful bride and groom, a tropical sense of style which highlighted a vibrant pink and blue color scheme, an abundance of elegance, and true love!
I absolutely adored photographing this wonderful milestone within this lovely couple’s life, and would be more than pleased with the opportunity to capture your own nuptials as your wedding photographer in Tampa, Florida. So, please get in touch with me today here at Andi Diamond Photography, so that we can begin planning the photography for your own big day!
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.
Pre-register to view Ashley and Derek’s wedding gallery HERE. Gallery username: AshleyDerek Password: 50662GroomsLastName.
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
This Dallas, Texas duo traveled to St. Petersburg Beach for their destination wedding at The Don Cesar for their beachfront nuptials. Meghan grew up in Minnesota, land of over 10,000 lakes, with long, snowy winters and short, sunny summers; she went to college in North Dakota. Alex is a southern army boy who went to college in Texas and is currently pursuing his law degree. The two met at the pediatric therapy center where Meghan is an occupational therapist (and Alex’s mom happens to be her boss). Initially they tried to deny their feelings for one another (because Meghan really loved her job 🙂 ), but ultimately love won out. Alex told me he tried to take it slow because he just knew that they would one day end up exactly where they were today (at the alter). In getting to know this couple it is so obvious to see why their friends and family adore them so much- they are both kind, caring, giving, genuine, and self proclaimed Star Wars nerds. Warmest wedding wishes Meghan and Alex- we were so thrilled to photograph and capture your day!
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Megan and Alex’s St. Petersburg Wedding Team: St. Petersburg Beach Wedding Venue: The Don Cesar; St. Petersburg Beach Wedding Florist: Dallas Wedding Gown Boutique: Lulu’s Bridal; St. Petersburg Wedding DJ- Cory with Grant Hemond and Associates; St. Petersburg Wedding Hair and Makeup: Lili’s Weddings; St. Petersburg Wedding Photography: Andi Diamond Photography
Meghan truly has a wonderful group of girlfriends/bridesmaids- they traveled from all over to be with her on wedding day!
This bride’s smile (and giggle) could light up a room (and it frequently does!) Even though Alex was not feeling well in the days leading up to the wedding, he completely rallied in anticipation of marrying his best friend! I have a feeling that Alex is a pretty funny guy….as are his groomsmen! The couple chose to do a First Look- always a favorite event for everyone (even the bridesmaids stole a first look!)
Florida sunsets are simply magical , and St. Pete beach definitely put on a performance at this wedding!