July 13, 2011
I was pleased to have been able to do this event, as it was a referral from another wedding that I had done approximately 1 year ago. This venue was the first for me: University Park Country Club The contact for the location is Bobbi Richman; very nice, organized and a great person. I’m looking forward to working with her again very soon.
The photographer that evening was another husband & wife team that I have never met before, Rob Villetto with Villetto Photography & Design. Very active and yet, quite couple – but they got the job done.
Brian & Kim arrived in limousine and had their pictures taken outside and a bit around the site. Then into the introductions, dances, toast, blessing and dinner. The meal was great! The dancing started and the dance floor was a magnet – the dancers came and packed it. The evening was a lot of fun and the crowd had a great time. Brian & Kim were smiling and enjoying themselves all the same. Thank you both and congrats!
Here is the evening:
July 12, 2011
This was a Wednesday night wedding (which I love all day long), but very overcast for the bride and groom; outside of the humidity, everyone had a great time.
We had two systems set up: one on the beach for the ceremony & cocktail hour, and the reception was actually outside in the courtyard. The flowers and coordinator for the night was Barb with Artistry Designs Group. She was very professional and worked behind the scenes. Her floral arrangements were also spectacular. The photographer was a vendor from Maryland that Jenna and Rommell worked with and they were very active in shots with the couple.
The trade winds were on the ball and very helpful all night. I was only told two times to turn down the music, Opps…..sorry. But all in all, the crowd was on the dance floor and the rest of the visitors and guests at the location were enjoying the sounds from the courtyard. As the evening progressed the temperature did drop and a nice gentle breeze started to come through. Due to us being outside – we did have to stop promptly at 10pm. Thank you both again – great night!
Here was the evening:
July 7, 2011
The wedding took place on Friday, the 1st at 11:30 am at the Rusty Pelican in Tampa, Florida. Due to rain earlier in the morning, everything was held inside, but it was still very elegantly done and a blast.
The Pelican Room was where the Ceremony and Reception Took place. Photographer was Emanuele, someone whom I have worked with in the past and who does a great job. He had an assistant with him that assisted with the photo’s and it kept the afternoon flowing.
Jason & Amanda initially found me at another wedding that I did approximately one year ago, that took place in the Grand Ball Room. The couple, The Kelly’s were also there and were very pleased that I noted them and remembered the event. The afternoon was fun and the crowd party hard. I believe that it would have gone overtime if it were not for another wedding that had to move into the room. All in all, the afternoon blew by and it was good to be able to interact with this great couple, their friends and old acquaintances. Congrats!
Here was the event:
The Quite Table: They are Accountants! LOL
Building Sand Castles with the Left Overs:
July 3, 2011
Nick & Lynn were married at the Rusty Pelican in Tampa, Florida. Due to earlier rains, it was decided that the services should be held inside, in the same room as the reception. As for the photography, we worked with Neil Shannon Photography. Great guy and on the ball. Nick & Lynn also put together a candy bar which was yummy. In addition to everything, they had Shutter Booth-+ out for the pictures as well; the gentlemen that represented them was very kind and courtesy to all the guests.
I was blessed to have been elected to provide both the music for ceremony & reception, along with being the officiant. Both Nick and Lynn showed signs of being very nervous, but after the services, it was time to party. The bridal party was a Trip!! The best man even said that the group of them were all crazy and dysfunctional, but uniquely, they molded together nicely. When the party started, it started – no holding back and the dance floor was packed. The bar was open, music was diverse and bride and groom had smiles on their faces.
The pictures below showed our night:
June 29, 2011
This wedding was a small and intimate setting: Pete and Kari initially got married on 06/04 in Michigan; those that could not make it to the event came this 2nd After Party event. The party was at Jackson’s Bistro, located on Harbour Island, in Tampa, Florida. Great setting, beautiful sunset after the rain, and party all over. The evening unfolded with 45 minutes of socializing and drinks. Then over to food and then party.
Pete & Kari had also set up a video & photo slide show that ran all night; this was a great opportunity to show the guests how their wedding and first reception went. It was very enjoyable.
Everyone appeared to have a good time and the bridal party had me in stitches. I had a good time mingling with the guest, learning more about Pete and Kari and truly getting to know them. Everyone had a great time: the weather was perfect, food was great, drinks were flowing and music kept the dance floor moving.
Thank you Pete & Kari; we wish you both the best.
Here was our night:
June 26, 2011
Absolutely a blast!! The crowd was energized all night, and if we could have avoided the dinner time – I’m sure the dance floor would have been filled. What really was a true blessing was to listen to the grandmothers of Will & Katie request the Cupid Shuffle, and then to watch Gramma get down to “Get Low” by Lil-Jon (pictures are below). LOL
Katie & Will were referred to us from one of the bridal party members, Dawn Haas whom has worked with us in the past (Thank You). This was the first time for me at this venue as well, Cypress Run Country Club and it was very nice. The food service was a bit longer than the crowd wanted – but after the five (5) course meal, they were like a magnet to the Dance Floor. Alex who was the manager in charge, he and his staff, was absolutely phenomenal. For the photographer, they used Christana Photography: my first time working with her as well and she seemed very nice.
When the party exploded on the dance floor, nobody was holding back: whether it was to the oldies or top 40 – it was happening! So much that it was extended for another half hour. Great time and fun by all. Congrats to you both.
Here was the evening:
June 24, 2011
Great Day, (Hot) but the couple could not be more full of life!! John & Danielle created magic on their special day. John was very agreeable on everything, laid back and smiled all the time. Danielle, full of life, spunk and all over the dance floor.
The venue was perfect for the size of the group, The Bilmar Beach Resort on Treasure Island Beach. The staff was great to work with and the bartender kept everyone happy – maybe to happy!! (see the YMCA)
The photographer was great as well: this was my second encounter with Rachel Angeline Sweeny and she great. The next big and upcoming photographer. I was nominated to do the officiating services along with the ceremony music and reception. Fun, fun time. I love weddings and John & Danielle are one of the big reasons why!! Great Celebration. Congrats you too…we wish you the best!!
Here was the night:
From Old to Young….They Danced!!
June 22, 2011
Beautiful day for a wedding. Wedding was held at Anderson Park: both the ceremony and the reception. We had to rent a generator for the power – but all in all – went very well.
TJ and Brianne planned the perfect day. There ceremony was off to the side of the pavilion and the couple had hung up tooling to give it the right touch; then the party moved over to the pavilion for the remainder of the party. Food was catered by Cody’s Roadhouse – Yummmmy. The portions were unbelievable and food to die for. We even had a few spectators there: an alligator that kept the guest entertained and the giant grasshoppers, which kept TJ and Brianne’s dogs amused as well.
The over all event was perfect. Met and spoke to all of the guests and all had a great time. The pictures below helps to show the fun! Congrats you too.
June 11, 2011
This night truly blew by, seriously! This wedding was truly an inspiration for us, as Tessa called me months prior to booking, and when she did – we had less than 55 days to get it all completed. Her mom was certainly a trooper through the whole thank and she helped it to come out beyond my own wild imagination.
The theme that they were going for was more of a country vintage look, without all of the traditional Florida things. They pulled it off! They hired a moving company to deliver all of the props and furniture, amazing. Plenty of pictures will be posted.
As for the rest of the vendors: Affordable Catering did the food, and it was great as always. Photography was by Beautiful Weddings; this was my first time working with them and we seemed to click ok. Nothing more said or done. For the video, one of my favorite teams – Christina and Fred with Felton Video. And for the flowers, decor set up and DOC for the day, Nini Massey with Beyond Floral. This was also my first time working with them – and it went pleasantly well. I’m looking forward to working with her again (and her husband).
As for Tessa & Alex – I felt like their day/night was rushed: form the moment they arrived, into the intros, first dance, sit down – toast, eat, cake – dance and done. Truly, all within 1 1/2 hours. We had provided them not only the music, but also with the uplights. This night truly blew right by. They had a sparkler send off as well and off to their honeymoon suite. As for Mom and Dad, they were exhausted and I saw it on their face; but the day was beautiful and I don’t think it could have come out any better!
Congrats guys! Here was the evening:
Another Florida Perfect Wedding. Even though it started to be a hot, humid day – the gulf breeze came right in and cooled everything off.
I was blessed to have met up with Mike and Joy for their wedding needs. I was booked for multiple things: Officiating, Ceremony Music, Cocktails, Reception and Uplighting. A complete package. The rest of the vendors where done by close family and friends. They did have a photo booth that was provided by Snapshoot Photobooth and it seemed that everyone had a good time with it.
With the photographer being a close family friend, the pictures were done very quickly and we progressed immediately into the reception side. From Introductions, to the first dance, into the toasts, dinner and dancing…the night blew right buy.
The crowed was very active and lively. They were on the dance floor for the remainder of the evening. We even had some Spanish Music going and then top 40. Joy was able to change her dress shortly after all the formalities so that she could be more comfortable. At the very tail end of the evening – we did a sparkler send off and soon packed up to head home.
Great time. Pictures are posted below.