westin tampa bay wedding: andrew & allison

The wind blew. Hard. And it could have easily moved the smiles right off of their faces as they waited to see each other for the first time that day. The light bits of rain could have washed away their good moods and the clouds could have cast a gray shadow. But their’s was a day of light. And of love. And the kind of happiness that not only comes so easy to them, but is the only way they know. And on a lightly rainy, incredibly windy December day, their’s was a day of sunshine. Because wherever they go together, they seem to bring their own . . . . .

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Allison and Andrew are married!  The two of them had an incredibly sweet wedding day that was flawlessly perfect. Allison looked stunning in a fitted gown, so much so that Andrew made the cutest face of surprise when he first got to see her that day. And the two of them didn’t let the wind or light rain bother them in the slightest, and had such a sweetly laid-back attitude about the entire day that they were rewarded with gorgeous weather by the time their ceremony rolled around.

Their are so many things we could say to rave about this day, from the fact that their bridal party was so fun to be around or that the mixed color palette was gorgeous, but the thing we loved most about it were the people at the center of it. From the moment we first met Andrew and Allison it was so very obvious that they were simply excited to marry each other and start this next chapter of their lives, and that sweet outlook came through in every bit of their day.

Allison + Andrew, thank you so much for such an incredibly fun day. Thank you for being so easy to work with and for making us feel like such an important part of your wedding. We couldn’t have loved it any more and know that you guys are going to have a marriage that is even better than this amazing day!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

Tiffany & Co. necklace and diamond earrings Wedding Invitation suite with Bridal accents of a dress belt and the wedding rings Wedding rings against the pink of a rose from the Bridal Bouquet Bridal shoes and a view from above of the bridal bouquet Black and White image Bridal Gown hanging in a window Groom putting his silk tie on and him opening his gift from his bride "Today is our wedding day" in gold foil writing on the card from his Bride The wedding rings in their velvet lined case and a close up of the grooms boutonniere Groom looking off in the distance on his wedding day surrounded by palms Bride putting her jewelry on in front of a window Beautiful black and white photo of a bride getting ready in her wedding dress Mom helping her daughter into her wedding gown in Tampa, FL by Sarah & Ben Photography Mom and daughter embrace with a reflection on a table in black and white Bride holding her floral bouquet in front of a large window Bride and her reflection in the window holding her bouquet by Sarah & Ben Photography Black and white classic image of the bride on her wedding day Bride and Groom in a timeless pose by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom sharing a fun moment on their wedding day Black and white picture of the Bride and Groom in a quiet moment Bride and Groom kissing along the beach of their wedding ceremony Bride and Groom laughing while they pose for their picture Bride and Groom kiss while the wind blows the dress Bride and her Bridesmaids laughing together while holding their bouquets The complete bridal party on the rooftop deck of the Westin Tampa Bay hotel by Sarah & Ben Photography The groom and his Groomsmen Classic portrait of the Groom and his Groomsmen in Black and White by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Her Bridesmaids on the rooftop deck of the Westin Tampa Bay Bridesmaids floral bouquet close up filled with hydrangeas and roses Black and white silhouette of the complete bridal party by Sarah & Ben Photography Welcome signage and a small centerpiece at the cocktail hour The ceremony space with hand made wooden altar and floral decor Father and Daughter embrace as he gives her away on her wedding day Groom smiling at his Bride during their wedding ceremony by Sarah & Ben Photography Floral details of the bridesmaids and a fun moment shared during the ceremony The new mr and mrs as they are announced for the first time Bride and Groom on the beach Bride and Groom kissing on a cloudy beach afternoon by Sarah & Ben Photography Black and white image of the couple smiling as they kiss Bride and Groom kissing in the custom wine cellar at the Westin Tampa Bay by Sarah & Ben Photography Silhouette of the Bride and Groom in Black and White Reception space at the westin Tampa bay with a mix of high and low floral centerpices by Sarah & Ben Photography Table at the reception with chiavari chairs and high floral centerpieces Long head table with gold accents and chargers and chiavari chairs by Sarah & Ben Photography Tall floral centerpiece on glass vase and gold accent chiavari chair Adorable cat figurines of the bride and groom sit atop the cake layer by Sarah & Ben Photography The cake topper and rose accents and a table number from the reception First dance during the reception by the Bride and Groom Black and White picture of the Bride and Groom dancing as the bridal party watches in the background Father of the bride speech in black and white Mother and son dance by Sarah & Ben Photography Father and Daughter dance in black and white

Credit where Credit is due:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Westin Tampa Bay

Hair & Makeup: Destiny & Light

Wedding Dress Designer: Stella York

Wedding Dress Store: CC’s Boutique

Bride Shoe Designer: Tom’s

Groom’s Apparel: Pronto Uomo (Men’s Warehouse)

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo and After Six

Caterer: The Westin Tampa Bay

Coordinator: Samantha Mann – The Westin

Florist: Wonderland Floral Art & Gift Loft

Cake Design: Publix

DJ: Grant Hemond

Invitation Designer: Minted 

Photo booth – Foto Box Live Tampa


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