columbia restaurant wedding: cheyenne + brennan

Their’s is a love that comes easily. They don’t cuddle up simply because cameras or other people are around, and entwining their fingers comes as naturally to them as breathing. He whispers the kindest of words into her ear on a whim and she looks at him with an adoration that is so easy to see. They love each other not because it’s something they are supposed to do, or because of a promise that was made, but simply because it’s who they are. Each a half of a whole, a perfect complement to the soul they were so clearly put on this earth to be with. And that day, they celebrated their decision to do just that for the rest of their days . . . . 

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Cheyenne and Brennan are married, and the two of them traveled all the way from Hawaii to have a gorgeous wedding day in Tampa! The color palette of the day consisted of red, white and blue, which beautifully complemented Brennan’s Navy dress blues. And as if that wasn’t already perfectly themed enough, there were so many amazing nautical accents in the details, from Cheyenne’s anchor accented Dolce & Gabana wedges all the way down to the groomsmen’s tie pattern. So much perfection! We also adored all of the heartfelt touches throughout the day, from the journal and worry stone Cheyenne gifted Brennan with to his super sweet (and tear-filled) reaction to seeing her at their first look. This day may have looked good, but it felt event better.

After a traditional ceremony the bridal party spent some time exploring Ybor for some seriously stunning portraits, and then headed to meet the wedding guests at the historic Columbia restaurant. The tables were filled with Hawaiian cookies for guests to snack on and florals in the colors of the day, and glasses were filled with the Columbia’s amazing sangria. And after the traditional dances some of Brennan’s family surprised the newlyweds with a dance performance that had everyone smiling the widest of smiles. Guests feasted on a myriad of incredibly delish Spanish favorites for dinner, and fueled their dancing by digging into not one but two insanely gorgeous cakes.  And at the end of an epic dance party everyone grabbed a sparkler to send the newlyweds off in style!

Cheyenne and Brennan, thank you for such an amazing weekend (and for the seriously perfect baby gift!). We loved being a part of every minute of your wedding weekend and hope you love these every bit as much as we loved taking them!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

Dolce & Gabbana wedges with anchors and red white and blue Hawaiian Lei floral background with wedding invitation Brides wedding shoes and closeup of the floral bouquet against the red dress of a bridesmaid Anchor pendant hanging off the bride's garter The bride's pearl earrings inside the bride's bouquet The bride's bouquet and glass box that holds the bride and grooms rings Lay Flat picture of the wedding invitation suite and the wedding rings The wedding dress with small lace details throughout The bride getting her finishing touches done before putting on her wedding dress The bride and her bridesmaids laughing together before tossing some confetti The bridal party throwing some kate spade confetti in their floral robes The bride writing in her diary that she started the day she met her husband Bride with her bridesmaid helping her into her wedding dress The bride putting on a saint christopher necklace that has very significant meaning to her The groom in his military uniform getting ready for the ceremony Groom adjusting his medals before the wedding ceremony The groom in timeless black and white A first look between the bride and groom outside the church The look on the grooms face the first time he saw his bride Groom spins his bride to get a good look at her during their first look Bride gives her groom a huge smile during their wedding ceremony Bride and Groom holding hands during their wedding ceremony in Tampa, Florida The bride exchanging her vows during the wedding ceremony Bride and Groom kissing in downtown Ybor City, Florida Floral details of the bride and her bridesmaids bouquets popping against the red dresses Bride and her Bridesmaids in Tampa, Florida and a close up of the giant bouquet of roses Classic portrait of the ladies of the bridal party The groom with his groomsmen Red white and Blue were the colors of choice for this patriotic wedding day. Bride and Groom share a genuine candid moment on their wedding day in Ybor City, Tampa The entire wedding party in Historic Ybor City, Tampa Florida The wedding party on the brick streets of Ybor City in their red dresses and navy suits The bridal party walking down the street under the old oak trees The groom and his groomsmen Bride and groom kissing under the old oak trees of Historic Ybor City Timeless image of a bride and groom in Tampa, Florida by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and groom share a laugh before a kiss in Tampa, Florida The bride and groom hold out a worry stone for him to rub while he is deployed for the military Bride leaning against a white fence in her wedding dress Asymmetrical portrait of a bride holding her red white and blue floral bouquet in front of a white picket fence Groom in his military uniform smiles as his bride laughs on Classic black and white image of a bride and groom walking along a sidewalk next to a picket fence The bouquet sits on the ledge as the wedding couple hold hands in the background


Credit Where Credit is Due:

Ceremony Venue: Nativity Catholic Church

Reception Venue: The Columbia Restaurant

Hair & Makeup: Luminous Studio

Wedding Dress Designer: Vera Wang

Wedding Dress Store: David’s Bridal

Bride Shoe Designer: Dolce & Gabbana

Groom’s Apparel: US Navy Dress Blues

Groomsmen Apparel: Men’s Warehouse

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Vera Wang

Caterer: The Columbia Restaurant

Coordinator: Stamas Events

Florist: Bloomingdale Florist

WeddingCake: Hands on Sweets

Groom’s Cake: Sweetie’s Delights

DJ: DJ by CJ

Invitation Designer: Shutterfly

Transportation Vendor: Siesta Trolley Inc. 


  1. Rebecca Sullivan says:

    Beautiful pictures

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