the orlo wedding: sarah + jason

Their’s was a wedding day that never felt like it was about flowers or seating arrangements. The importance wasn’t placed on the where or the when or what their bridal party would wear as they walked down the aisle. Their’s was a wedding day that was simply about making promises to each other, and the marriage that would commence once those promises were made. So on a sunny day in April, surrounded by their closest family and friends, they did just that. And if you were lucky enough to be there to see her smile up at him as he spoke his vows, or watch as he twirled her on the dance floor later that night, you had no doubt in your mind that the marriage that commenced that day would be a truly great one . . .

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Sarah and Jason are married! The two of them traveled down from New York for a perfect wedding day at The Orlo, which couldn’t have been a sweeter setting for their big day! Sarah looked radiant in a floral detailed gown, which she completed with some sparkly details and some meaningful accessories (we LOVED how she used a piece of her mom’s veil to make a hair comb). And after putting on a classic navy suit, Jason waited for her on the front porch of the venue for a first look, which was a moment that seemed to pause time. It was so sweet to watch Sarah’s smile grow as she walked towards him, and when they finally got to share their first hug of the day it was as if a giant exhale happened. The craziness of the morning prep washed away and it was suddenly simply a day about the two of them. Which brought on aaaaaalllll the tear-filled eyes for a certain photographer (let’s just say it isn’t Ben whose pregnancy hormones are out of control ; )

Jason opted to have his sisters as “best women” instead of a traditional best man, and since we are always about couples making their wedding day their own we couldn’t have loved it any more. And after some portrait time with their bridal party and a ketubah signing, the newlyweds met beneath the huppah for their marriage ceremony. It was a sweet touch to have so many friends and family contribute readings, which just added to the intimacy and meaning of the day, and at the end both of the newlyweds broke the glass which we had never seen before but loved!

Sarah and Jason, we’ve adored every bit of time we have gotten to spend with you two and couldn’t have been more thankful to spend your best day ever by your side’s! Hope the mini-moon was amazing and that you love these every bit as much as we loved taking them!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

The Orlo wedding venue in Tampa, FL The bridal bouquet filled with roses and eucalyptus leaves with bridal shoes and gold accents Marble table with wedding invitation suite and grooms floral boutonniere The wedding dress with custom hanger and bright back lit shoes and bouquet Gold bridal earrings against the floral background of the bouquet Bride getting ready with her mom and sister at the Orlo in Tampa, FL Bride and her bridesmaids in a gold framed mirror Bride putting her earrings in on her wedding day The bride's mother and sister helping with her veil Groom adjusting his tie bar The groom in an asymmetrical framing pose adjusting his suit jacket The boutonniere with tiny flowers against the groom's navy suit Groom looking out the window in classic black and white by The groom in timeless black and white shoots the camera a look right before the ceremony The bride holding her flowers in the arch of a window Light and airy photo of the bride holding her wedding bouquet Unique birds eye view of the bride and her family descending the stairs on the way to the wedding ceremony. Bride waiting for the groom to turn around during the first look by Sarah and Ben photography Groom sees his bride for the first time on the front porch of the Orlo in Tampa, FL Bride and Groom kiss after seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day Bride and Groom on the front porch of the wedding ceremony building. Bride in front of the modern front door of the Orlo in Tampa, FL and close up of the solitaire ring The groom in his navy suit on the front porch of the Orlo in Tampa Florida Bride and groom on the porch of the Orlo Wedding venue in Tampa, FL Black and White image of the Bride and Groom by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom by Sarah & Ben Bride holding her floral bouquet while leaning against a wall Classic moment captured in black and white by The entire wedding party in front of the Orlo in Tampa, Florida The Bride and the Bridesmaids on the front porch of the Orlo in Tampa, Fl Beautiful Bride and Bridesmaids holding their floral bouquets in navy blue dresses Black and white image of the Groom and his groomsmen which included his two sisters The bridal party by The Bride walking down the aisle with her Mother and Father The wedding ceremony in the Orlo wedding venue in Tampa, Florida Some close family friends read parts of the ceremony The first kiss under the huppah in Downtown Tampa, Florida Bride and Groom pose for a classic image under their custom huppah The bride and groom kiss on the front lawn as the wind sweeps the veil into the air Bride and groom laugh during the portrait session on their wedding day Groom in a navy suit sharing some nice moments with his new wife in Tampa, Florida Bride and Groom in timeless black and white with asymmetrical framing Signage and guestbook welcoming guest into the Orlo in Tampa, Florida The wedding reception space with gold chargers and greenery accents Gold accented candle holders and wood-cut lettered table numbers The wedding cake with candy roses and matching table place cards Table centerpieces of roses in many colors alongside gold table chargers First dance with Bride and Groom in the reception space at The Orlo in Tampa, Florida Bride being twirled by the Groom during their first dance by Sarah & Ben Photography Father/ Daughter dance in black and white Mother/ Son dance by Sarah & Ben Photography The wedding bands against a green fern accent The grooms sisters give a toast during the wedding reception by Sarah & Ben Photography The Bride's sister gives a heartfelt speech that left no dry eyes in the room. The horrah dance during the reception

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Orlo

Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi 

Wedding Dress Designer: Randy Fenoli

Wedding Dress Store: Kleinfeld Bridal

Bride Shoe Designer: Stuart Weitzman & Keds

Groom’s Apparel: Bonobos suit, Indochino shirt, Tie Bar accessories

Groomsmen Apparel: The Black Tux, Tie bar accessories

Caterer: Edibles by Ethel

Coordinator: Kristin Bowman with Confetti Events

Videographer: Connor Halden

Florist: Cassie at Wonderland Floral Art

Cake Design: Kellie Taylor

DJ: Grant Hemond

Invitation Designer: Down Write Clever


  1. Barbara Lind says:

    Love them all!!
    Can’t wait until we can order these gorgeous photos!
    Such a beautiful day!!!!
    Thank you so much!!

  2. Gloria Postal says:

    The pictures are so beautiful and everyone looks so happy. I am so sorry that we couldn’t make it.

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