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.
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.
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
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