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Sirata Beach Resort Wedding | Jami & Chris

November 29th, 2017

When Jami first emailed me about their wedding, she was actually referred to me by her mom.  Her mom had worked at the White Chapel in Palm Harbor a few years back and coming from a vendor, that made me feel great! Jami & Chris wanted a beach wedding and the Sirata Beach Resort was […]

 

When Jami first emailed me about their wedding, she was actually referred to me by her mom.  Her mom had worked at the White Chapel in Palm Harbor a few years back and coming from a vendor, that made me feel great!

Jami & Chris wanted a beach wedding and the Sirata Beach Resort was perfect.  Everything was right where they wanted it, guests could stay at the resort and then went from the beach right up to the ballroom.  Jami had an A-list vendor list which made everything move so smoothly.  Pictures were a huge part of Jami’s day so having a first look, we were able to get photos before and after the ceremony, which we ended up getting the most amazing sunset so it definitely didn’t disappoint!

Chris’s mom passed away so everywhere there were memories of her and I knew going into this, that there were going to be some emotional moments and I wasn’t wrong <3

Huge thanks to all the great vendors involved to make their wedding day perfect!
Ceremony/Reception | Sirata Beach Resort
Officiant | Deborah Walker from A Florida Wedding Ceremony
Steel Drums (ceremony) | Dave Holmstrand
DJ | Ben from Grant Hemond & Associates
Florals | The Bride’s Bouquet
Makeup | Femme Akoi 
Hair | Pure Bridal TampaBay
Linens | Gabro Events
Cake | Publix

 

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I love Jami’s mom all creeping on her getting her hair done!

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You have to SnapChat your dance moves to make sure the dress flows!

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One thing that gets me is when a couple says they don’t want to do a first look because it takes away from the first time seeing.  This proves right here that even though you do a first look, the emotion of seeing your future wife walk down the aisle to you is a totally different feeling and those emotions are still there.

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This was a photo I did from their engagement session of Lily.  Since she couldn’t be at the resort, Jami made sure that she implemented her into the wedding somehow

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Chris did a first dance with his aunt since she’s a huge part of his life.  At this point, things got a little emotional <3

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Chris’s groomsmen had been through it all with him and were there for him when his mom died.  She was just a huge part of their lives as she was Chris’s so when I saw the guys getting emotional during his dance with his aunt, I knew it was something I had to capture.

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Speech photos.  Normally not something I include on a blog post but be sure to watch the video and see the rap that Jami’s sisters dropped on them!

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I mean when there’s cake but you still want to dance…

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And then Chris sang to Jami and when I say sang, he dropped Whitney Houston on her and killed it!!  Be sure to watch the video below

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Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

November 22nd, 2017

**  Warning | Tons of pictures ** There are benefits to having family/friends that have an amazing property in Odessa that is big enough to hold your wedding.  Samantha and Justin got that lucky. I had already been through this before with Sam & Justin when they were in their best friends (Sara & Jeff) […]

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**  Warning | Tons of pictures **

There are benefits to having family/friends that have an amazing property in Odessa that is big enough to hold your wedding.  Samantha and Justin got that lucky.

I had already been through this before with Sam & Justin when they were in their best friends (Sara & Jeff) wedding in Key West over the summer.  Sam knew me, knew how I worked and she knew that no matter what was thrown at us, we’d get through it.  Once thing that was extremely important to Samantha were pictures.  Having a first look and then enough time after ceremony, we were able to shoot so many different options and had plenty of time to do it (my photographer heart pitter pattered on that one)

Little did I know, Mother Nature was really going to throw it at us!  Once they got through their first look and getting ready for the ceremony, here came the rain.  Not just a slight drizzle but I downpour.  Cristina from Swanky Soiree Events was watching the radar on her phone, we were watching it and I think everyone else was too.  We had a break about 20 minutes after the ceremony was supposed to start and we went for it.  As Sam was getting ready to walk down the aisle, there was a rainbow and then in the middle of the ceremony, more rain.  They totally went with it, guests had their umbrellas and the show went on!  I love the fact that Sam didn’t care.  She had a small freak out moment before the ceremony but quickly realized that you just need to go with the flow.

Once the rain parted, we were left with an amazing sunset over the lake.  We jumped in the golf cart, headed up to the corner to grab some more shots in the field…so….many….options <3

Congrats Samantha & Justin!  Thank you to everyone that helped make their day perfect!

Ceremony/Reception | Private Odessa residence
Coordinator | Swanky Soirée Events
DJ | Al Haengel
Videographer | Avasta Media
Cake/Cupcakes | Publix
Hair/Makeup | Lili’s Weddings

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Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

Justin made Samantha this box since she’s a huge Disney fan

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

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Hidden Mickey in her hair

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

Since they got married on Veteran’s Day, all the guys wore red, white and blue socks

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

While waiting for the rain to stop, Jackson had to come in and see mom before his walk down the aisle

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

Odessa Farm Wedding | Samantha & Justin

Samantha wanted to do a first look with her dad as well as Justin.  Her dad’s reaction?  Priceless!

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Let’s get married…in the rain!

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I told Samantha & Sara that since it rained on both of their wedding days and we got a rainbow, if they referred anyone to me, I couldn’t guarantee the same results.  But hey, I’m 2 for 2 with these guys 😉

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Huge thank you to the Lucas/Bosker families for making me feel right at home <3

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