Taylor + Kristen's Tampa Heights Wedding

We have had the pleasure of knowing Kristen for several years now. She is so sweet and genuine and when we met Taylor we knew they were a perfect match! Their love is so pure and tangible that is just overwhelms you in the best way possible! We are so honored that they chose us to capture these memories. Between the first look and Taylor's face when he sees Kristen coming down the aisle, there were NO dry eyes. Grab some tissues and enjoy some of our favorite images from the day!

Leo and Brittany

What do you love most about him/her?

Him: "I love how much she cares for other people" 

Her: "I love how sweet he is, and his ability to bring out my goofy, silly side"

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Why did you choose your date?

"We chose February because we knew it wouldn't be too hot. We had a lot of family coming from Michigan, so we knew that February would be the prefect time for them to get away from the cold and enjoy florida's warmer weather."

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We always recommend First Looks, and this is the main reason why. It is such a sweet and intimate moment with just the two of you. We stay back and try to as non obtrusive as possible and you get to be with your future spouse for the first time on your wedding day! Nerves are gone and the excitement is increased! 

What was the most memorable part of the wedding day for each of you?

Him: "Our Vows"

Her: "Our car ride together to the venue, and our first dance"

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Below is The Hip Room, which was originally a dance studio. Taylor and Kristen were one of the first weddings there once they opened it as a part time event space! Such a urban downtown feel and we love the exposed brick! Classic Downtown Tampa!

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What song did you walk down the aisle to?

Flightless Bird American Mouth by Iron and Wine 

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The shot below is probably our favorite from the entire day! Make sure there is time in your day for sunset portraits, I promise you won't regret it! 

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What was your first dance song?

"Northern Wind by City and Colour" 

Crazy story, Leo and I actually had our first dance to this same song almost 4 years ago! 

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Do you have any advice for couples currently planning a wedding? 

Hire Brittany and Leo and everything will go just fine!

Wedding Design and Decor by Crissy Mabrey

Ceremony Coordination by Southern Romance

Getting Ready Location: Watermark Tampa

Venue(s): The Hip Room

Florals: Belle Fleur

Decor/Rentals: Arch: Yonke's Wood Shop, Chairs and Linens: Kate Ryan Linens

DJ: Frank Lebano & Co; DJ Mike Mellow

Catering: Affordable Catering

Cake: Cakes by Kara

Hair/Makeup: Hair by Coco

Wedding Gown Designer and Shop: Allure from CC's Bridal 

Tuxedo/Suit Designer and Shop: Suit: Zara / Shirts: Express  / Ties: Van Heusen

Paper Goods/Stationary: Jessica Massey

Bride’s Jewelry: Claire's

Wedding Shoes: Clarks

Wedding Rings/Bands:Hers: Littman Jewelers / His: Amazon