Her eyes began to well with tears the second she stepped off of the elevator. And with every step she took toward the room where she knew he was waiting, the emotions only grew. Anxiousness to finally let him see her dress. Excitement to hug him for the first time as a bride. And more love than she ever thought her heart could hold. And in an instant the moment was there, the doors opened and she was walking up behind him to see him for the first time that day. Her groom.
Later that afternoon she took a similar walk, this time with her eyes locked on his, and the eyes of everyone they knew watching the both of them. And just like that earlier walk, her eyes welled with tears, and similar to before he was waiting for her at the end of the path. But this time, when she reached her destination, everything would change. And her next steps that day wouldn’t just be as the love of his life or his best friend, but as his wife . . . .
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Danielle + Steve are married! They had an outdoor ceremony at the Davis Islands Garden Club (complete with an epic confetti-filled first kiss!) before celebrating with their family and friends in a warmly lit reception. Danielle looked every bit the timeless bride, with a stunning cathedral veil and classic silhouette, but also kept the day fun and modern with pops of color in her shoes and unique florals filling her bouquet. Steve looked absolutely dashing, and was perhaps the smiliest groom EVER to wait for his bride. We loved how he ever so sweetly wiped Danielle’s tears during their first look in the ballroom of Le Meridien.
We had a ton of favorite things about this day, from the way these two so easily laugh together, to the fact that we have never seen the inside of the garden club look so lovely, or that the two of them opted to have food trucks instead of a traditional sit down dinner. Guests got to venture outside and choose from a myriad of delicious choices, from tacos to Hawaiian food to the most delicious dumplings! It was absolutely delicious and such a fun twist on wedding cuisine!
Danielle + Steve, we just love you two to bits and were beyond happy to get to spend your best day ever by your side! Hope the honeymoon was every bit as amazing as the wedding day it celebrated!
Love + Laughs,
Sarah & Ben
Photography: Sarah & Ben
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club
Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi
Wedding Dress Store: The Dressing Room
Wedding Dress Designer: Saint Patrick
Groom’s Apparel: Jos A Bank
Coordinator: Ideal Design Events
Videographer: Ian Longen
Florist: Flora Fine Flowers & Events
Decor & Rentals: Ideal Design Events
Cake Design: Lizziecakes
Invitation Designer: Ideal Design Events
Food Trucks: Who’s your Dumplin & St Pete Taco Lady & Aloha to Go
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies : Rev Rick Lackore