Don Cesar Wedding

There is just something about a Don Cesar wedding. Perhaps it’s its sheer magnitude. A pink palace on the beach will always stand out. Or perhaps its the unparalleled service and attention to detail that the staff and wedding department have for their guests. Or, it could be that my commute is less then 5 minutes 🙂 Regardless, The Don Cesar hotel on St Pete Beach is one of my favorite places to photograph a wedding. I was beyond thrilled when Adrienne and Kerry booked me for their wedding. If you don’t know Adrienne, you are missing out. She is an amazing news anchor who was with WFLA News Channel 8 for years. I’m not going to lie, I never really watched the news as it’s usually sad stories they have to report on {why can’t life just be puppies, ocean animals and giggling kids?} I have to admit though, I started watching Adrienne with her News Channel 8 crew and really enjoyed their broadcasts, especially when they went live on Facebook before the news segment aired. And then she got a puppy named Kensington and I was just hooked. LOL. But back to her wedding. Adrienne and Kerry treasure their friends and family. They wanted to make sure everyone felt welcomed and loved. When creating a timeline for their day, we made sure to allow plenty of time for family photos, bridal party, and their guests. One other special moment they requested was a first hand hold and prayer together before their ceremony. They did not want to do a first look but did want to at least talk and pray with one another. I truly love when couples carve out time in their day for each other. Cheers Events along side of FH weddings did an amazing job decorating the King Charles Ballroom. Pops of gold and light pink shimmered on the tables. Heartfelt speeches and dances were had. Good food and  friendly banter back and forth between the competing News anchors made for an amazing evening. Adrienne and Kerry, thank you so much for trusting me to be a part of your day. I wish you still lived in Tampa {Adrienne, puppy parties every weekend !! :)}  Here are some of my favorites from their day including all the amazing vendors who made the day possible.

Front View of the Don Cesar Loews HotelBride Putting on her wedding veil at the Don Cesar2016-08-25_0003Back of the dress image while bride looks into the mirrorFirst Look with Dad at a wedding at the Don Cesar hotel2016-08-25_00062016-08-25_00072016-08-25_00102016-08-25_00112016-08-25_00172016-08-25_0013Bridal Portraits with a Sophia Tolli Wedding Dress2016-08-25_0008Spring Floral Bouquets by FH WeddingsBridesmaids Photo in the courtyard at the Loews Don Cesar hotelThe Pink Palace is the perfect place to get married2016-08-25_00202016-08-25_00212016-08-25_00232016-08-25_00242016-08-25_00222016-08-25_0026A bride and groom pray before their wedding ceremony2016-08-25_0030Wedding Ceremony at the Passagrille Community ChurchA Groom's reaction to not doing a first lookThe Sanctuary of Pass-a-grille Community Church2016-08-25_0035Wedding Ceremony at a church on St Pete Beach2016-08-25_0036A bride and groom Just Married2016-08-25_00382016-08-25_00392016-08-25_0040Wedding Reception in the King Charles BallroomGold Sequined Table Runners For wedding ReceptionWedding Reception Uplighting at the Don Cesar hotelTrust Me, you can Dance VodkaGold Chivari Chairs at a wedding at the Don Cesar2016-08-25_0062Cocktail Hour on the South Terrace of the Don Cesar hotel2016-08-25_00452016-08-25_0049Bridal Party Portraits on St Pete BeachGrooms Men Posing Outside of Don Cesar hotelBridesmaids with Kate Spade Clutches2016-08-25_00532016-08-25_0044Bride and Groom Beach Portraits on St Pete Beach FloridaThe bride wearing a Sophia Tolli dress poses at the Don Cesar hotel2016-08-25_0055Sunset portraits of bride and groom at Loews Don Cesar hotel2016-08-25_0054Couple has their first dance in the King Charles Ballroom2016-08-25_00662016-08-25_00672016-08-25_00692016-08-25_00702016-08-25_00722016-08-25_00732016-08-25_00712016-08-25_00752016-08-25_0074The Don Cesar hotel has the best food on St Pete Beach2016-08-25_00782016-08-25_00802016-08-25_0079Wedding Rings photographed on top of a Kate Spade sparkle clutchWedding Ceremony :: Pass-a-grille Community Church Wedding Venue :: Loews Don Cesar Hotel  Hair and Makeup :: Spa Oceana Wedding Dress :: Sophia Tolli Bridal Boutique :: CC’s Boutique  Bridesmaids Dresses :: David’s Bridal Men’s Attire :: Men’s Warehouse Wedding Decor :: Cheers Events Wedding Planning :: Beth Clarke with Cheers Events Floral Designer :: FH Weddings Wedding Cake :: The Cake Zone Band :: DeLeon Entertainment Transportation :: Jolley Trolley Videographer :: Brogen Productions Second Shooter :: Bara Miller