oxford exchange wedding day: ashley + alex

He pulled her in tight, for their first kiss of the new year. Just as he had hours earlier for their first kiss as husband and wife. The balloons fell and champagne glasses clinked, and all the voices around them cheered as the countdown reached zero. And there, in the middle of a room filled with love and celebration, they started the new year, and their next chapter, together . . . .

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Ashley and Alex are married! And friends, what a perfect Oxford Exchange wedding day this was. After an evening ceremony the two had a reception on New Year’s Eve, surrounded by their closest friends and family. It was such a perfect celebration filled with so many fun details. And it all culminated in an awesome NYE countdown and balloon drop.

Ashley wore a fitted gown adorned with a beaded belt, and free, flowing waves in her hair accented with braids (which Sarah dubbed the most magical mermaid-esque hair ever!) Then her girls sported simple, timeless black dresses perfect for the occasion. Additionally, Alex and all of his guys rocked suits from Ben’s favorite shop (the ever so awesome Black Tux) that had them looking every bit as snazzy. Before the ceremony we got all of the portraits of the day done so the newlyweds could start celebrating immediately afterwards. Above all, it was such a fun day that had a party vibe we simply adored.

After the ceremony in the glass-ceilinged conservatory, guests found their seats at the reception with party horn place cards. In addition to fun decor they also indulged in a delicious cannoli bar between rounds on the dance floor. We loved the unique cake topper A+A chose, opting for polaroids taken just minutes after their “I-Do’s” instead of something more traditional. After dinner it was fun to see how guests had so much fun rocking all the New Year’s accessories passed out when it got close to midnight.

Ashley and Alex, we loved spending our very last day of 2016 with you guys and know that 2017 is going to be your best year yet! Thank you for the honor of capturing your Oxford Exchange wedding day! Above all we hope you two love these as much as we loved creating them!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

A wedding gown hangs on a brick wall before an Oxford exchange wedding ceremonyWedding invitations including the Bride's Diamond EarringsBridal shoes with diamond accents sitting on the wedding veil tulleClose up of the Bride's earrings and the wedding invitation against a soft white background by Sarah and Ben PhotographyBride's white floral bouquet sitting on a windowsill in sunlightBride and her Bridesmaids in their silk robes pose in a brick room at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa, FLBride sits looking at her wedding dress hanging before her wedding day by Sarah and Ben PhotographyBride getting into her wedding dress before her Oxford Exchange Wedding ceremonyBride being assisted by her bridesmaid into her shoes in Tampa, FLThe Bride surrounded by her Bridesmaids as they assist in adjusting the dress to absolute perfectionBride holding her floral bouquet while standing in front of an old brick wallThe Bride adjusts her earrings under her beautifully braided hair before seeing her Groom for the first time on their wedding dayBlack and White photo of the Bride standing in a room full of antique portraitsOutside of Oxford Exchange in downtown Tampa and the Groom putting his cufflinks on his shirtThe Groom in a timeless black and white image looking out a window at the clouds by Sarah and Ben PhotographySmall charcuterie board of fruit and cheese accompanied by a bottle of champagneBride and Groom seeing each other for the first time in the Library of the Oxford ExchangeBride and Groom pose for a formal photograph outside the Oxford Exchange wedding venueBride and Groom share a kiss on the palm lined streets of South Tampa, FLThe Bridal Party pose on the steps of a building in Downtown Tampa, FLThe Bridal Party celebrate as the Bride and Groom share a kiss in black and whiteGroom and his Groomsmen in classic black and white pose for a formal photo in the streetThe Wedding Party pose for a formal photo on the steps inside the Oxford Exchange in Tampa, FLPortrait of the Groom with his unique orchid floral boutonnière Bride and her Bridesmaids psoe for a formal photo on the steps before her Oxford Exchange weddingBride and Groom kiss on the steps inside the Oxford Exchange by Sarah and Ben PhotographyBride and Groom smiling as they ascend the staircase to their oxford exchange wedding ceremonyGroom kisses his Bride on the cheek in black and whiteBride and Groom kiss on a staircase as her dresses train cascades down the stepsBride adjusts her wedding dress while holding her white floral bouquetBirdseye view of a Bride and Groom sharing a kiss on a staircase in Oxford ExchangeCeremony details of white brick and greenery inside the atrium at the Oxford ExchangeBride and her Dad enter her oxford exchange wedding day through some glass doorsBride looks longingly at her Groom during their Oxford Exchange ceremonyBride and Groom kiss in front of the white brick and greenery filled walls of Oxford Exchange during their ceremonyWelcome table in the bookstore of the Oxford Exchange with an instant camera for guests to take selfiesWedding reception with small floral centerpieces and string lightsReception decor in the atrium of the Oxford Exchange by Sarah and Ben PhotographyFloral details along the head table during the wedding receptionTable settings in the lovely atrium of Oxford Exchange during a wedding receptionDessert table across the counter of TeBella tea company in Oxford ExchangeThe wedding cake with insta film selfies of the Bride and Groom as cake toppersDessert details during the wedding reception by Sarah and Ben PhotoBride and Groom descend a staircase in Tampa on their oxford exchange wedding dayDetails of the decor around Oxford Exchange and some passed hors derv's Bride and Groom share a first dance during their reception during their oxford exchange wedding dayBride shares a loving glance at the Groom during their first dance by Sarah & Ben PhotographyGroom kisses the Bride on the cheek during their first danceView from above of the reception high tables and seatsSeating chart surrounded by twinkle lights and white draperyDetailed shot of the wedding bands next to white florals and tulle from the veil by Sarah and Ben PhotographySpeeches by the Best Man and Maid of Honor cause everyone to laugh and smileBride and Groom kiss in an asymmetrical photo showcasing the walls at Oxford ExchangeBride hits the dance floor with her wedding guests by Sarah and Ben PhotographyWedding guests celebrate the newlywed couple during the reception in the atrium of the Oxford ExchangeGroom laughs with a wedding guest during the dance party at their oxford exchange wedding Wedding guests sit in a puffy leather couch enjoying their beers and a respite from the dance floorGuest celebrating the new year festivities at this oxford exchange wedding that lasted well into the new yearThe Bride laughs during the reception of her oxford exchange wedding dayWedding guest having a glass of wine while enjoying her time on the dance floorThe clock strikes midnight on this New Years Eve wedding at the Oxford Exchange as balloons drop from the ceilingThe bride and groom dance in the center of the dance floor surrounded by all their wedding guestsA new year celebration happened during this oxford exchange wedding





Photography: Sarah & Ben

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Oxford Exchange 

Makeup: KDLR Beauty Labs

Wedding Dress Store: Jon’s Bridal

Bride Shoe Designer Badgley Mischka

Groom’s Apparel: BlackTux.com

Groomsmen Apparel: Black Tux

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Calvin Klein

Caterer: Oxford Exchange

Florist: Bay Bouquet

Cake Design: Chocolate Pi

DJ: Grant Hemmond

Solo Guitar: Connor Zwetsch

Invitation Designer: Larry Sheldon Design


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