davis islands garden club wedding: amy + stephen

You can tell when she really, truly laughs. Her nose crinkles up in the most adorable way and her eyes seem to glow with excitement. It’s the kind of laugh that is infectious and the kind of smile that makes you feel it’s warmth. And watching the two of them together, it’s easy to see that the biggest laughs and the widest smiles are saved just for him. With the whisper of a word or the silliness of a face he makes her entire face light up, in a way that lets you know no matter what the two of them face in the future, they will face it with love and laughter . . . . 

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Amy and Stephen are married, and what a seriously gorgeous day it was! The two of them had an outdoor wedding on Easter Sunday at the always lovely Davis Island Club. After a laughter-filled ceremony guests dined at perfectly set feasting tables beneath the string lights of the garden, before rocking the dance floor and then sending the newlyweds away through a tunnel of sparklers! Amy wore the most beautiful lace dress, with a light blush underlay that had even Ben swooning a little, and we loved that the palette of the day was kept so clean and timeless.

This day truly felt like a labor of love in every way, from the fact that Amy’s dad MADE her engagement ring (as well as a sweet book detailing the process) to their son helping Stephen get ready, to the fact that the band was led by Amy’s close friend. One thing was clear as we witnessed this celebration, and that is that everyone who meets these two loves them wholeheartedly, and this day felt like a perfect celebration of that.

Amy and Stephen, thank you for another wonderful day, and for inviting us along on your wedding journey! We’ve loved getting to spend time with you guys and are so excited for everything this next chapter is going to bring!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

Wedding dress with blush underlay and wedding invitationsWedding bouquet next to bride's shoesWedding invitation surrounded by wedding detailsDiamond Earrings inside the bride's bouquetWedding ring laying on an invitationBride and her Bridesmaids getting ready for the wedding ceremonyBride in strapless gown putting her finishing details on before her weddingMother and her daughter before the wedding ceremonyGroom getting ready for his wedding adjusting his vest and wooden watchGroom and his son prepare for the wedding ceremonyblack and white image of son helping his dad get ready for his weddingA groom in a gray suit and brown leather shoes poses in front of a bushGroom and his Groomsmen in black and white at the Davis Islands Garden ClubFather and son sitting in the ceremony space at the Davis Islands Garden ClubBride and her bridesmaids all holding bouquets in the Marriott Waterside TampaBride on her wedding day in Downtown TampaThe wedding party's bouquets and blush dressesBride smiling while holding her bouquetBride with her Mom and DadBride and bridesmaids in black and whiteWedding details at Davis Islands Garden ClubWelcome sign at the entrance to the Davis Islands Garden ClubWedding details including sand bottles and lanterns filled with candlesGrooms son walking down the aisle holding a sign for the brideBride and Groom standing at the Alter on their wedding dayBride and Groom holding hands during their wedding ceremonyBride looks lovingly at her future husband during their weddingThe moment right after they were announced as husband and wife.Bridal Party on the edge of the property of the Davis Islands Garden ClubBride and groom on the waters edge of the Davis Islands Garden Club with the Tampa skyline behind themSmiling groom holds his bride in front of downtown TampaBlack and white photo of newlyweds on the Davis IslandsReception details and a picture of a bridesmaids bouquetClassic image of a bride and groom in black and whiteA double image of the bride and groom and their flowers


Photography: Sarah & Ben

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club

Hair & Makeup: Kyle Lynn Weddings

Tables, Chairs + Tablescape: Ever After Vintage Weddings

Wedding Dress Designer: Sophia & Camilla

Wedding Dress Store: The Dressing Room

Bride Shoe Designer: Style & Co.

Groom’s Apparel: The Black Tux

Groomsmen Apparel: The Black Tux

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Adrianna Papell

Caterer: The Stuffed Mushroom

Florist: Concept Bait

Cake Design: The Stuffed Mushroom  

Band: Havoc 305

Invitation Designer: The Write Stuff


  1. Courtney green says:

    You guys are amazing

  2. Shawna says:

    What a beautiful wedding!! I love all the decor and you captured everything so perfectly! I would love to learn how you light up your sparkler exits! 🙂

    • Sarah & Ben says:

      Thank you so much Shawna! And you have perfect timing because we are actually going to be doing a Snaps Chat on our Sparkler exit lighting in the next few weeks! Keep an eye out 🙂

  3. Yvonne McGreevy says:

    These photos are so beautiful and show just how much Amy and Steven love one another. Mahalo for sharing.

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