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August 3, 2020


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Finally, the wait was over, Zach would get his first look at his bride in a matter of seconds. Silence took over as he waited by the water for Kaitlyn to make her way up the stairs to him. 

I can only imagine the excitement he must have felt as he heard her come up the stairs and as he turned to see his stunning bride in that wedding dress.

Then suddenly, the silence was broken with excitement and celebration from downtown Tampa boaters. They joined the couple on their celebration by blowing their horns and shouting congratulations from the river. It was such a magical, movie-like moment!

During their first look, Kaitlyn and Zach said their vows to each other which made an already special moment even more memorable.

A Love That Stands the Test of Time

Kaitlyn and Zach’s love has stood the test of time! They first met when they were just 15 years old at a pizza restaurant. 

Although they went to different high schools that were almost an hour apart, they found creative ways to spend time together, like having their parents drive them to see each other, even if it was just once a month. 

Later, they starting going to college together and even taking some of the same classes. 

They fell deeply in love with each other and the rest of their love story starts now! 

Kaitlyn and Zach flew from Indiana to have their destination wedding at Yacht Starship Channelside Tampa. 

Yacht Starship Tampa is a beautiful yacht in the Downtown Tampa area where brides and grooms can tie the knot surrounded by the most breathtaking views. They have yachts available for weddings in both Tampa: Yacht Starship Channelside and Clearwater: Yacht Starship Clearwater Beach.

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Blush and Navy Yacht Starship Tampa Micro Wedding

Kaitlyn and Zach had a Tampa micro wedding of about 40 guests. In case, you aren’t familiar with micro weddings, they are small intimate weddings of 50 or less guests and they’ve become especially popular during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Their Yacht Starship Tampa micro wedding color palette included blush, navy and gold colors. The bride wore a stunning champagne color wedding dress with the most stunning details and the groom donned a stylist navy tuxedo. 

One of my favorite things about their wedding is how intentional Kaitlyn and Zach were throughout the day: they wrote letters and gave meaningful gifts to each other, and did the same with family and friends. 

Part of their wedding ceremony included tying a cord of three strands, which symbolizes the union of man and woman with God. They placed the cord of three strands on a custom wooden cross. 

The now husband and wife had their first dance to Better together by Luke Combs and Kaitlyn later surprised her mom with a heartfelt mother-daughter dance. It was a tear-jerker.

And then, friends and family joined dancing together to celebrate their union! 

Kaitlyn and Zach, thank you for choosing me to capture these memories and celebrate with you on such an important day of your lives! 

 I loved how intimate your wedding was and how you made everyone feel special and appreciated, including me. Thank you for treating me just like a guest by saving me a seat at one of the tables and the beautiful letter you wrote. 

I wish you all the blessings and happiness in the world as you begin your journey as husband and wife! Till next time! <3

Yacht Starship Wedding Vendor Team: 

Tampa Photographer: Ruth Terrero Photography 

Tampa Venue: Yacht Starship Tampa 

Wedding dress: Sophia’s Bridal

Wedding Dress Designer: Rebecca Ingram 

Groom and Men’s Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse Greenwood

Maid of Honor Dress: Azazie 

Hair and Makeup:  Lasting Luxe Hair and Makeup Artistry

Cake Artist: Perla’s Custom Cakes

Florist: Wanamaker Flower Shoppe

Wedding Officiant: Dr. Dan Lamey

University of Tampa wedding photos downtown tampa yacht wedding bride and groom posing, smiling, hugging each other in wedding dress and navy tuxedo

Downtown tampa wedding bride and groom portraits detail photo of bride's white dress veil and groom grabbing bride by the waist

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Silver sparkly wedding shoes on a pink background pointy wedding flats flat lay wedding photos

Sparkly champagne Rebecca Ingram wedding dress hung up by the window in a personalized wedding hanger

Tampa bride getting ready photo hair in a bun with a side braid natural looking make up wedding dress details

Tampa bride photo in wedding dress by Rebecca Ingram wearing diamond earrings and hair up in a bun with a braid smiling looking away from the camera

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Tampa groom fixing his tie wearing a navy tuxedo with a white flower bouttoniere

Downtown tampa first look bride in white dress coming up to groom in navy tuxedo grabbing his butt for first look at University of Tampa

Bride and groom first look reactions

Bride and groom reading vows to each other during first look in downtown tampa

Tampa bride and groom sharing vows during first look at University of Tampa

Bride and groom portraits at University of Tampa white staircase

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University of Tampa wedding photos bride and groom kissing in front of UT

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Yacht Starship Tampa Channelside Micro Wedding Ceremony with a view to Downtown Tampa

Yacht starship channelside tampa micro wedding ceremony

Yacht Starship Tampa wedding bride and groom tying cord of three strands during ceremony

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Yacht starship tampa micro wedding bride and groom kiss

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Yacht starship wedding channelside tampa micro wedding reception gold blush and navy decor

Clear table number wedding reception decor at yacht starship tampa micro wedding

Yacht starship channelside tampa wedding reception decor in navy, blush and gold

Yacht starship channelside wedding reception decor clear navy gold and blush color palette personalized wedding champagne glasses

Yacht starship tampa micro wedding reception decor in navy blush and gold

Yacht starship channelside wedding white cake with flowers and mr and mrs gold sign

View of Tampa at Yacht starship channelside during sunset wedding

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Bride and groom at yacht starship tampa control room driving yacht

Yacht starship wedding reception bride and groom first dance

Yacht starship tampa husband and wife first dance

Wedding dances: mother and groom dance, bride and father dance

Yacht starship channelside first dance


  1. Luita A Williams says:

    Congratulations Zach & Kaitlyn. I was with you in spirit. Beautiful pictures.

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