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How To Choose the Perfect Wedding Invitations for Your Luxury Wedding Day



Finding the perfect wedding invitations for your luxury celebration can be complicated! It’s important to find stationery and paper goods that are true to your wedding style and theme. But you also need to consider how they will photograph with your other wedding details! Many couples don’t consider how their details will look as a […]

Florida bride coming up behind the groom and tapping him on the shoulder for the first look before the wedding ceremony at their Bayanihan Arts and Events Center wedding venue

Planning A First Look In Tampa Florida


For Brides

Planning a first look for your Tampa wedding day will give you the opportunity to create a moment that will be filled with love and excitement! A first look is typically a tender moment for both the bride and groom. However, you can include whoever you want to! By capturing how your groom and others […]

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Chic Venue Golden Palace Wedding in Tampa, FL | Murdock & Shawnita



What if I told you that this Chic Venue Golden Palace wedding day all started when Murdock and Shawnita met through mutual friends over 15 years ago? Not interested in one another then, they probably would have never imagined that they would be saying their vows at the Chic Venue Golden Palace surrounded by family […]

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Intimate Downtown Tampa Wedding at the Courthouse



Congratulations, Shelly and Todd! I had the pleasure of spending part of my Valentine’s Day with the newlyweds this year as they tied the knot in an intimate Downtown Tampa wedding at the courthouse. Their love story reminds me of a movie plot in the best ways, it’s truly beautiful. This was the perfect way […]

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