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I'm Ruth and I'm so happy you're here. This journal is about weddings, engagement sessions, planning tips, and travels. Stay a while and say hello!

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Harborside Chapel and Rusty Pelican Wedding Day in Tampa FL

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Congratulations, Chantel and Merrick! This winter, they invited their loved ones to a beautiful Tampa wedding day. Chantel and Merrick celebrated at two beautiful Tampa FL wedding venues: Harborside Chapel and the Rusty Pelican for their winter wedding and every moment was perfect! I can’t wait for you to see it all. Their Love Story  Chantel […]

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Romantic Mill Pond Estate Wedding | Stefania & Jared 

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Congratulations, Stefania and Jared! These newlyweds planned an absolutely stunning wedding day at Mill Pond Estate in Tampa FL, with the most elegant floral details everywhere. I loved being a part of Stef and Jared’s celebration because they’re the absolute sweetest couple. Their wedding day featured so much of what makes them special and their […]

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Tampa Museum of Art and Armature Works Wedding | Zahara & Mahmoud 

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Congratulations Zahara and Mahmoud! I had the joy of capturing their two-day long celebration in Tampa FL as they began life as newlyweds. Zahara and Mahmoud planned a beautiful wedding weekend that honored their family and cultural traditions, and truly paved the way to married life. Their celebrations took place at the Tampa Museum of […]

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The Rusty Pelican Wedding in Tampa FL | Verel & Delvon 

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Congratulations, Verel and Delvon! After being together for 10 years, they’re officially husband and wife. They planned a gorgeous Tampa wedding day at the Rusty Pelican, that really leaned into the tropical vibes of Florida. It was a beautiful celebration and I’m so honored I was able to celebrate with Verel, Delvon,  and their guests.  […]

Cuban Inspired Centro Asturiano de Tampa Wedding | Bethany & David

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Bethany and David are married! After celebrating 8 years together, they’re now husband and wife. Bethany and David planned the most gorgeous and personalized Centro Asturiano de Tampa wedding day. It was absolutely incredible – celebrating their love story, personalities, and their heritages. I loved every minute of this stunning Tampa wedding day!  Their Love […]

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Vizcaya Museum Wedding with European Inspired Details

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See our Wedding Chicks feature! During the Janna Brown Design Co. workshop, I had the pleasure of photographing this incredible Vizcaya Museum wedding editorial. I adore this Miami venue. It’s sophisticated and luxury at it’s finest. The European inspiration Janna chose for the styled shoot was absolutely perfect! I’m so excited to share this beautiful […]

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Hyatt Clearwater Beach Wedding | Marcey & Richard

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Marcey and Richard are married! They planned a beautiful waterfront wedding at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach here in Florida. The entire day was simply perfect – full of lots of emotional moments honoring their families and gorgeous bright colors along the water. I’m so pleased to be sharing Macey and Richard’s wedding with you today! […]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner for Your Luxury Wedding Day

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For Brides

Planning your wedding is a time-consuming job. Many couples report it can feel like a part-time job. You have to find the perfect vendors and communicate. Couples have to explain their vision over and over again. Don’t forget sourcing everything you need – linens, drinks, attire…. It’s a lot to handle on your own. Hiring […]

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The Godfrey Wedding | MacKenzie & Christian

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MacKenzie and Christian are married! They tied the knot in an elegant and joyful celebration at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas in Tampa. The entire day felt so, so beautiful and I loved being along the water all day long. MacKenzie and Christian are a lot of fun and their wedding day was full of […]

5 Questions to Ask Your Tampa Wedding Photographer

5 Questions to Ask your Tampa Wedding Photographer Before Booking Them

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For Brides

Choosing your wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions of your wedding planning. As you begin your search, you’ll find many photographers whose work you like. So, how do you know who to hire? Today, I’m sharing 5 questions to ask your Tampa wedding photographer before booking them. It’s important to find a […]

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