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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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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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The James Museum Wedding | Alexandra & Mike 

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Alexandra and Mike are married! They planned a gorgeous James Museum wedding day in St. Petersburg, Florida. Their wedding day honored the special parts of them – Alex’s art and Mike’s nerdiness. It was such a beautiful celebration – filled with art, lots of laughs, and much more love.  Their Love Story You might recognize […]

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Higgins Hall Wedding in Tampa FL | Dana & Anthony 

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Dana and Anthony are married! They celebrated their 8th anniversary by becoming husband and wife, and I couldn’t be more honored that I was asked to document their gorgeous destination wedding here in Tampa, FL. Their wedding was a fusion of Filipino and Vietnamese traditions that were a true joy to witness. The entire day […]

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Christmas Inspired Palma Ceia  Country Club Wedding | Blair & Chris 

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Congratulations, Blair and Chris! The newlyweds hosted a gorgeous Palma Ceia Country Club Christmas inspired wedding. We all felt the magic of the holidays as they tied the knot and celebrated. I love that Blair and Chris chose to celebrate the next chapter of their life with something else that means so much to them […]

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Kapok Special Events Wedding | Dimble & Ab

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Dimble and Ab are married!! I’ve been waiting for their beautiful winter Kapok wedding day since our University of Tampa engagement session. Dimble and Ab are such a sweet couple and I knew their wedding day was going to be something truly special. They hosted an elegant romantic wedding in Tampa, FL this December – […]

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Why To Have A Destination Wedding in Florida 

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For Brides

Planning a destination wedding is a wonderful way to mark the start of your next chapter in life. Destination weddings lend themselves to more intimate days with incredible memories – all in an unique and beautiful location. Over the last few years, I’ve photographed several couples whose Tampa, FL wedding day was a destination for […]

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Chic Sarasota Yacht Club Wedding | Katey & Trenton 

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Katey and Trenton are some of the most down to earth people I’ve met and it was truly an honor and joy to capture their big day. I love when I get to meet my couples in person the first time and get to know them. Once I met Katey and Trenton, I seriously began […]

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Intimate Philippe Park Wedding | Alyssa & Jose 

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Congratulations to Alyssa and Jose! These high school sweethearts tied the knot in an intimate Tampa microwedding at Philippe Park. The entire day was so beautiful and emotional as their closest family watched them exchange vows. Alyssa and Jose planned a romantic microwedding day – filled with what meant the most to them. I’m honored […]

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