Don Cesar Wedding

I knew that this was going to be an amazing wedding to be a part of the moment I talked to Charlsey on the phone. She told me a little bit about herself, her fiancé, and her vision for their destination Don Cesar wedding. She wanted elegant, but not arrogant, coastal, but not beachy, classy but not overdone.  And while beautiful details mattered, it was the people and the moments that were most important to her. I LOVE that. I never had a chance to meet her before her wedding, however we exchanged a great big hug as soon as we saw each other. I felt like I had been helping my friend plan her wedding and we were finally getting a chance to celebrate together. Charlsey and Andrew opted for the first look prior to the ceremony. They wanted to alleviate wedding day jitters as well as accomplish some of the family and bridal party photos. The first look was absolutely priceless. Andrew started tearing up before even seeing Charlsey, and as soon as he took one look at her, the water works started from both of them. I loved their style for the wedding as well. They went with golds and greens. Classic, timeless colors that compliment the Don Cesar perfectly. 2 Birds events did an amazing job with the greenery in the bouquets as well as the baby gold pineapples for the guys boutonnieres. The sunset pictures of the two of them were unreal, can you say supermodels?! It was just such an amazing wedding to be a part of and Charlsey and Andrew, I can’t thank you enough for entrusting me to photograph your day.

Below are some of my favorite images from their destination wedding at the Don Cesar, along with the list of vendors who made it possible.

Courtyard View of the Don Cesar during a weddingBride and Groom Sharing a tender moment on St Pete beach in front of the Don CesarBride getting into her nicole Miller Bridal Dress at the Don CesarBridesmaids wearing gold strapless dresses from NordstromGroom model wearing hugo boss suit on his wedding day at the Don Cesar Bride and Groom first look at the Don Cesar wedding venueBest first look reaction from a groom everBride cries during first look with groom at Don Cesar on St Pete BeachBride and Groom have a tender moment before their wedding ceremony at the Don CesarBridesmaids wear gold while their bouquets are all greeneryGroomsmen and groom looking sharp in fitted Hugo Boss suitsGreen Foliage Wedding Bouquets designed by 2Birds eventsClassic Wedding at the Don Cesar hotelWedding invitations created by Vista PrintWedding Ceremony on St Pete BeachBride and Groom Wed on the courtyard steps of the Don Cesar hotel on St Pete BeachWedding Ceremony on the courtyard steps at the Don CesarBride and Groom just married walking down the aisle togetherBride and Groom walking out on St Pete BeachStunning Couple Weds at the Don cesar on St Pete Beach Couple Holds Their Destination Wedding at the Don cesarSunset Moment between Newlyweds on St Pete BeachLong Veils Are Beautiful for Destination Beach WeddingsCouple Kisses in the sand on St Pete BeachTropical Bouquet made out of green foliage and baby pineapples by 2Birds eventsModel Couple Gets Married at the Don cesar hotelBride and Groom Elope for their destination wedding on St Pete BeachBeautiful Backless Wedding Dress By Nicole Miller BridalSweet Moment Between Newlyweds outside of the Don Cesar Bride is all smiles in her Nicole Miller Wedding DressThe sexiest groom ever photographed wears Hugo Boss tuxedoBanana leaf and palm leaves make great decor for a destination wedding receptionGold Pineapples and green foliage are trending for wedding reception decorGold pineapples are trading for 2017 and 2018 wedding seasonDessert bar for a don cesar weddinggreenery and gold for the destination wedding at the Don Cesar on St Pete BeachBride and groom have their first dance Cigar Roller is a great addition to any destination wedding receptionModel couple cuts their wedding cake at the Don Cesar wedding

Wedding Ceremony :: Don Cesar Wedding Reception :: Don Cesar Wedding Planner :: Bri with Cheers Events Wedding Dress :: Nicole Miller Dress Store :: Che Bella Boutique Bridesmaids Wedding  Veil :: Che Bella Boutique Dresses :: Nordstrom Jewelry :: R & M Diamonds Groom & Groomsmen Attire :: Hugo Boss Wedding Cake :: Don Cesar Invitations and Programs :: Vista Print Hair and Makeup :: Rose Johnson of Style Hair and Makeup Floral Designer :: 2Birds Events Wedding Photographer :: Stephanie A Smith