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tampa yacht club wedding: mary beth + greg


Apr 4, 2018

He stood in the middle of the hallway, waiting for her familiar voice to let him turn around. It was a moment that went by in an instant  yet felt frozen in time, and just as quickly as she had started walking towards him they were all of a sudden collapsed into each other’s arms. In a hug that seemed to keep the rest of the world out, they whispered words meant only for each other’s ears, and while you couldn’t hear the words spoken you knew they promised of forever . . . .

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Mary Beth and Greg are married! The two of them said their vows in a customized ceremony at the Tampa Yacht Club, before an awesome party of a reception that started in the ballroom and quickly transitioned into a night of dancing beneath the stars. Mary Beth wore the most stunning Hayley Paige gown with these incredibly amazing sparkly straps, and Greg looked so handsome that even Ben was gushing about how dapper he looked! The two of them shared a sweet first look with each other, before sharing another one with their adorable pup Goose, in a moment that brought tears to both our fur-baby loving eyes! We adored how the Yacht Club not only complemented the color palette of the day, but also so perfectly complemented the two of them as a couple. Everything about these two is classic and timeless, and it was so fitting that they got married in a setting that exemplified that.

The bridal party was kept small, leaving spots only for siblings and close friends, and we loved that this allowed them to spend their morning of prep with their nearest and dearest. And speaking of their nearest and dearest, these two have SUCH an amazing group of family and friends, that traveled from near and far to celebrate them. As toasts were given that night we could totally feel how invested every person in the room was in the two them as a couple, and it was so very heart-filling.

Mary Ben and Greg, thank you so much for entrusting us with your best day ever! We hope you guys had as much fun as we did, and we can’t wait for all the new adventures coming your way!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

Wedding invitation suite of navy blue and pearls The wedding gown hanging against a nautical themed shutter and the bride's bow covered velvet flats The bride's wedding bands against the navy and gold colors of the wedding invitations Family jewelry of wedding pearls against the veil and the colorful pops of color of the bridal bouquet The wedding dress in an ornate window at the Tampa Yacht and Country club by Sarah & Ben Photography The brides earrings against a navy blue backdrop The bride getting her finishing touches of makeup done Brides mom helping her into her wedding dress The brides diamond jewelry and the bride laughing against a light blue background Bride and her mom adjusting her wedding veil  in classic black and white Groom putting his shirt buttons in while wearing suspenders Groom wearing custom embroidered shirt and suit at the Tampa Yacht Club in Florida Groom smiling as he sees his Bride for the first time by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride seeing her Groom for the first time on their wedding day by Sarah & Ben Photography Groom kisses the neck of his bride as she holds her floral bouquet Classic portrait of the Bride in the halls of the Tampa Yacht and Country Club Timeless portrait of the Bride and Groom on their wedding day Groom portrait by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom share a moment with their labrador on their wedding day Bride and Groom wedding portraits against the windows of the tampa yacht club Bride and Groom pose with their dog on their wedding day Bride and groom kissing as the wind blows the veil by Sarah & Ben Photography Groom poses in front of the nautical shutters of the yacht club Bride and her dog wearing a tuxedo bandana pose for their photo in front of the doors of the Yacht Club Dog poses for photo while wearing a tuxedo bandana as the Bride and Groom kiss in the background by Sarah & Ben Photography Timeless image of a Bride and Groom laughing under the oak trees on their wedding day by Sarah & Ben Photography Wedding veil blowing in the wind as the bride and groom share a kiss by Sarah & Ben Photography Classic image of the bride and groom in black and white Groom and his groomsmen in a casual pose on the lawn of the tampa yacht club Bride and her bridesmaids in matching dresses and a watercolor of the wedding venue on the wedding program Wedding ceremony site overlooking the water at the Tampa Yacht Club Large colorful floral bouquets at the ceremony space Wedding timeline schedule printed for the guests Groom smiling as his Bride reads her vows to him during the ceremony by Sarah & Ben Photography The bride and groom holding hands during their wedding ceremony Bride and Groom and their dog walking back up the aisle by Sarah & Ben Photography Wedding reception details including beer koozies and passed finger foods Wedding reception space inside the Tampa Yacht and Country Club with chandeliers and navy tablecloths by Sarah & Ben Photography Reception details including gold chiavari chairs and floral centerpieces Place settings during the reception with glass chargers Gold chiavari chairs and wooden table numbers against a colorful floral background The wedding rings on a mirrored tabletop with accents of eucalyptus leaves by Sarah & Ben Photography The wedding cake with huge colorful flowers and eucalyptus leaves by Sarah & Ben Photography Champagne being poured for the guests and a gold framed seating chart Bride and Groom sharing a laugh during their wedding reception Best man giving his toast to the bride and groom in the Tampa Yacht Club by Sarah & Ben Photography Maid of Honor giving her speech as the bride & groom laugh by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom sneak away for a champagne stroll on the docks by Sarah & Ben Photography Bridal portrait amongst the boats of the Tampa yacht and country club by Sarah & Ben Photography Champagne toasts during golden hour among the yachts by Sarah & Ben Photography Sunset portraits of the bride and groom by Sarah & Ben Photography Classic portrait of the bride and groom in the docks of the Tampa Bay Yacht and Country Club by Sarah & Ben Photography Stunning sunset with the Bride and Groom dip kissing by Sarah & Ben Photography The clear tented reception space of the Tampa Yacht and Country Club with checkerboard flooring Bride and Groom perform their first dance under the string lights and clear tent by Sarah & Ben Photography Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dancing during the reception Cigar Bar sign at the reception Groom and his family and friends enjoying cigars and each others company during the reception by Sarah & Ben Photography Candid moment of the bride and groom dancing on the dance floor of their reception Antique Rolls Royce used to drive the couple away from their reception 1961 Rolls Royce and the Bride and Groom kissing by Sarah & Ben Photography Groom dipping Bride during their sparkler send off by Sarah & Ben Photography

Credit Where Credit is Due:

Photography: Sarah & Ben

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Tampa Yacht and Country Club

Hair: Jennifer Sharp

Makeup: Femme Akoi

Wedding Dress Designer: Hayley Paige

Wedding Dress Store: Nordstorm Wedding Suite Houston

Bride Shoe Designer: Tory Burch

Groom’s Apparel: Bespoke & Co

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Jenny Yoo

Caterer: Tampa Yacht and Country Club

Planner: Oh So Classy -Annika LaSala

Videographer: Lucky Lemon Films

Florist: Milly’s Flowers & Events

Cake Design: Publix Greenwise South Tampa

DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates

Invitation Designer: A+P Designs

Furniture Rentals: Style House at Botanica

Linens, Chargers & Chiavari Chairs: Kate Ryan Linens

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