isla del sol yacht club wedding: kathryn & bryan

She is one of the most joyful people you could ever hope to meet. Simply being in her presence is sure to bring a smile to your face, and just as her father would say later that night, she had never met a stranger. She is energetic and vivacious and just the right amount of fun and crazy bottled into one. And he, well he is her perfect complement in every way. Quiet when he needs to be her sounding board, sweet in the way that makes her oh so perfectly giggle, and so incredibly kind to each and every person he meets. Together, they’re the kind of couple you not only feel lucky to know, but they have the kind of love you feel humbled to be in the presence of. And that day, just as they do every day they are together, they celebrated that love. But on this day, there just so happened to be a little more confetti  . . . .

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Kathryn and Bryan are married! They had a beyond perfect wedding day at Isla Del Sol that we couldn’t have loved any more.  SERIOUSLY. Kathryn looked absolutely stunning in her Kenneth Winston gown (which had just the right amount of poof and sparkle), and was beaming with excitement from the moment we first arrived. After getting ready himself (and receiving the BEST groom gift ever, a real life replica of Jon Snow’s sword!) Bryan headed out to wait for Kathryn. The two of them opted to share a first look before their ceremony, and it was hard not to tear up ourselves as we watched Bryan tear up both times he saw her walk toward him that day. Watching the two of them together was a perfect example of why we are so pro first-looks, because it takes absolutely nothing away from the grand aisle moment (there were still more tears) and just allows a couple to spend more of their wedding day together. Win-Win!

After a personalized ceremony (which included references to Game of Thrones and Harry Potter….these are our people!) the two of them escaped for portraits near the water. And then, a party so epic it literally shook the floor of the ballroom commenced. There were some seriously amazing dance moves, a slow motion video booth (check out Florida Slow Motion!) and of course a surprise Game of Thrones themed groom’s cake. From start to finish every bit of this wedding day felt the way a wedding day is meant to feel – full of joy, excitement and so much love. And we were the lucky ones who got to document it all!

Kathryn and Bryan, we couldn’t have felt more special to have been the ones to preserve this time of for you two. From the very first time we hung out on Skype we have been so happy to know you both, and have had so much fun along the wedding journey with you guys! Hope you love these every bit as much as we do!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

Invitation with diamond Bridal earrings against a bridesmaids dress Rhinestone strapped bridal heels against the blue of a bridesmaids dress Wedding invitation and envelope on the wedding dress Bride holding a customized hat with her new last name on it and a macro detail of the ring on the wedding dress by Sarah & Ben Photography The wedding dress hanging next to the shoes and veil on a customized wooden hanger Bride and Bridesmaids in their robes and a detail of the bride's hands holding a drink The mother of the bride and bridesmaids helping the bride into her dress by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride putting her shoes on and being helped by her bridesmaids while wearing a big smile Father seeing his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time by Sarah & Ben Photography Father and Daughter share a nice moment before the wedding ceremony in Black and White Groom holding up his Game of Thrones inspired wedding card given to him by his Bride Groom smiling after being given his Game of Thrones gift of Jon Snow's sword A box of cigars given as a gift to the Groom and an image of him getting ready while putting his tie on Groom waiting to see his Bride during their first look Bride seeing her Groom for the first time on their wedding day by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom share a tearful moment during their first look by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride laughs during an embrace with her Groom in Tampa, FL by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom kissing and a closeup detail of the grooms boutonniere Bride holding her bouquet under a shrub covered pergola Bride holding her bouquet and veil by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom kiss under a gazebo in St. Pete, FL Black and white photo of a lovely moment between a bride and groom by Sarah & Ben Photography Groom in a perfectly fitted suit standing between two hedges Bride and Her Bridesmaids stand in a formal portrait by Sarah & Ben Photography Flower girls bucket full of petals with the wedding date on the side by Sarah & Ben Photography




Credit where Credit is due:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club

Hair & Makeup: Style Hair & Makeup

Wedding Dress Designer: Kenneth Winston

Wedding Dress Store: Something New Bridal Boutique

Bride Shoe Designer Badgley Mischka

Groom’s Apparel:

Groomsmen Apparel:

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Azazie

Caterer: Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club

Coordinator: Melissa Rowjohn and Liz Kamali

Florist: Lee Newey

Cake Design: Corey’s Bakery and Catering

DJ or Band: Grant Hemond

Invitation Designer: Minted

Officiant – Grace Felice

Slow Motion Booth:Florida Slow Motion


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