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oxford exchange wedding: sam and greg

Weddings

Nov 1, 2017

The window light washed into the room, spilling onto her face and white dress. She laughed as she twirled her veil between her fingers and looked over her shoulder back towards him. Her groom. And as he stood watching her, with a look one can only describe as complete and total adoration and the most lasting of loves, he spoke. “I could watch this forever”. Not loud enough to have the purpose of anyone hearing him, but just because it came naturally to him in that moment. Because it was the truth.

And that is how the two of them love each other. Not for show or for anyone else’s benefit. Not because it looks or sounds good. But because it is simply what comes naturally. For each of them, loving the other is just what they were meant to do.

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Sam and Greg are married! After having so much fun with the two of them at their Sunken Gardens engagement we were beyond excited to spend another awesome day together, and their Oxford Exchange wedding day most definitely didn’t disappoint. The two of them got ready at the Marriott Waterside, where Sam put on the most stunning Anne Barge gown, before sharing a first look at OE. It was the sweetest moment when Greg finally got to see his bride, with the two of them sharing a long hug that had all of us in the room getting a little teary eyed. And later in the night, the two of them were married in the Atrium of OE beneath a floral huppah that Botanica seriously KILLED. It was the kind of thing that wedding dreams are made of, and was also the perfect accent to their amazing cake that made it’s debut later in the night.

This day was full of so many awesome moments, from Sam’s first look with her dad to the incredible speeches given later in the night, to every little laugh the two of them shared in between. And the color palette of the wedding was perfect for the setting, with hues of green and merlot popping against the amazing decor. Bridesmaids chose their own elegant black dresses (which even included the most awesome pantsuit) and the entire bridal party looked so perfectly timeless (which you know made Sarah’s 85 year old heart so happy!) The best wedding days are the ones that stand the test of time, and this one (just like the love it celebrated) most definitely will.

Sam and Greg, we couldn’t have loved spending this day with you two any more! You guys are some of the sweetest and most genuine humans we’ve ever had the honor of photographing, and we sincerely hope you two stay in touch!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

Wedding invitation suite with brides shoes and jewelry Bride's shoes against the lace detail of her veil Bride's wedding jewelry including diamond stud earrings and the wedding bands The bride's wedding bracelet tucked neatly between her wedding heels with sequin detail The wedding dress and shoes with champagne accent against a wooden background The bridesmaids and the bride sharing a fun moment in their wedding robes in black and white The bride's sisters help her into her wedding dress in Tampa, FL The bride's hand with engagement ring against her silk wedding dress The bride putting her diamond stud earrings in her ears on her wedding day The groom looking sharp in a black suit and bowtie and sporting custom cufflinks and a Bulgari watch Black and white photo of an excited groom on his wedding day looking out a window Groom and his groomsmen toast to his wedding with Johnny Walker Blue whisky Black and white image of a bride smiling Groom sees his bride for the first time and kisses her hand Bride and Groom share a moment as they see each other for the first time on their wedding day Two portraits of the Bride and Groom against a brick wall at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa, FL The bride's floral bouquet against a brick wall Bride and groom laughing as they pose for portraits Bride and groom about to kiss in front of a patterned brick wall at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa, FL Bright and clean pictures of a Bride and her veil and another photo of the Groom kissing his Bride Black and White image of a Groom sneaking a glance at his future wife The Groom against a checkered brick wall adjusting his bowtie Bride and Groom kiss underneath a gaslamp in Tampa, FL Groom helping his Bride down a flight of stairs surrounded by portraits of historical figures Father of the Bride sees his girl for the first time in her wedding dress Father kisses his daughters hand in a bookstore after seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress Bride and her Bridesmaids on the steps of the Oxford Exchange in Tampa, FL The complete bridal party on the steps of Oxford Exchange in Tampa, FL Groom and his Groomsmen in Black and White on the steps of the wedding venue Arial picture of the Bride and Groom on the wooden steps of the Oxford Exchange, FL Bride and Groom ascending a staircase at their wedding venue in Tampa, FL Witnesses sign the Ketubah before the ceremony surrounded by the rest of the Bridal Party Welcome table surrounded by florals and a beautiful patterned marble floor The huppah covered in florals at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa, FL Floral details of the ceremony huppah and a funny sign for guests to find their yarmulkas The Father of the Bride kisses her hand as he escorts her down the aisle to be married Bride and her Father walk down the aisle in classic black and white imagery The Bride circles her Groom under the huppah during their ceremony Bird's eye view of the ceremony and guests from a wedding at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa,FL Bride and Groom look out at their guests during the ceremony holding hands The Groom reads his vows to his smiling Bride The newlywed's walk back up the aisle beaming with smiles and joy. The reception space was beautiful with warm uplighting and floral tablerunners A beautiful floral centerpiece surrounded by warm glowing lights hung around the reception at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa, FL by Sarah & Ben Photography Ivy zig zags across a white brick background during the reception space of this wonderful wedding Customized menus tucked into napkins with a simple floral runner made this reception space purely timeless Sweetheart table with ivy background and some amazing floral centerpieces Reception details of floral centerpieces and candles Bride and Groom share their first dance on a decorative checkered marble floor surrounded by their guests The Groom spins his Wife during their first dance on their wedding day Their custom wedding cake framed perfectly under the huppah Custom wedding cake and handmade macarons by Sarah & Ben Photography The Groom dances with his Father-in-Law at the center of a circle made by dancing guests during the wedding reception The wedding reception guests singing and dancing during the horah The bride dancing arm in arm with one of her closest friends during the reception The Groom is lifted up in the air by his groomsmen during the reception celebration by Sarah & Ben Photography The Bride and Groom are lifted up in the air by their wedding guests during their reception dances. Photo guestbook for guests to sign and leave for the Bride and Groom The Father of the Bride gives his speech surrounded by famous historical figures The Bride and Groom listen to the speeches given by their parents Snacks left out for the wedding guests to enjoy as the night wound down Bride and Groom making silly faces in polaroid pictures being held in a gold frame

 

Credit where credit is due:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Oxford Exchange 

Hair & Makeup: Femme Aoki

Wedding Dress Designer: Anne Barge

Wedding Dress Store: Opera D’Arte

Groom’s Apparel: Hugo Boss

Groomsmen Apparel: The Black Tux

Caterer: Oxford Exchange

Coordinator: One Fine Day

Videographer: Trinity Wedding Cinema

Florist: Botanica International Design Studio

Cake Design: Sylvain Leroy

DJ: Grant Hemond

Invitation Designer: Minted

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  1. Jennifer

    November 2nd, 2017 at 11:33 AM

    OMG!!!! So beautiful and magical ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. Alyssa

    November 2nd, 2017 at 6:05 PM

    The pictures are so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! What an incredible evening we all had.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You two are absolutely adorable. May your life be filled with smiles, happiness, laughs, and love. We love you very much.