Ashley & Mitchell’s Tampa Bay Wedding

Ashley & Mitchell are such a sweet couple.  Brian and I have been looking forward to photographing their wedding since we worked with them on their engagement session at Fort Desoto.  We started out their wedding day at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk.  This is where the reception was to be held, as where they had getting ready rooms to look their finest for this very special day.  The gorgeous ballroom that over looks the river was well underway to being set for the reception.  We took advantage of our early arrival to go over some details with their coordinator, Lainey Dunn, and to capture some of the grand room’s details.  Then we were off to Ashley’s room.  The ladies were well on their way to looking their best, thanks to the attention of Destiny and Light Hair and Makeup Group.  We made sure to capture all of Ashley’s details along with the fun of the final primping.  Some quick casual shots of her bridesmaids and family then we were off to meet up with Mitchell at the Cambridge Christian School’s Chapel.  This place has special meaning to Ashley and Mitchell as it was the very school they attended together.  This place was the beginning of their already lengthy story and thus the perfect place to start their lives together as one.  After some images of the dapper groom and the details of the venue it was time to catch those last few moments of anticipation before the ceremony.  Pastor Reno Zunz performed a lovely and thoughtful ceremony for the happy couple which showed his familiarity and shared history.  Every aspect of Ashley and Mitchell’s day showed the community and friendship that they have been fortunate enough to be surrounded in.  Formal portraits both at the chapel and then back at the Sheraton and it was time for the reception.  Food, fun and friendship were shared as the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed the rest of the night.  Enjoy their sneak peek!

~Derica

 

Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpawk-sheraton-tampa-riverwalk-hotel/

Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group: www.destinyandlight.com/

Cambridge Christian School: ccslancers.com/

Simply Wow Events and Weddings: www.simplywowevents.com/

 

Ashley & Mitchell’s Fort Desoto Engagement Session: www.briancidocks.com/ashley-mitchells-fort-desoto-engagement-session/