Rusty Pelican Wedding Tampa – Johnalyn & Dale

I love it when a couple adds elements to their wedding day that are uniquely theirs. Johnalyn and Dale had that in spades for their Rusty Pelican Wedding in Tampa.

We started our day with them at the Westin Tampa Bay for getting ready. Johnalyn and her ladies were well under way. Elegant Brides did a wonderful job making sure everyone looked their best. Johnalyn was smiles from ear to ear and we knew she was very ready to say “I do.”

Lepidopterology was the theme of the day from the delicate lace butterflies on Johnalyn’s wedding gown to the paper butterfly specimen display boards for the seating chart to actual live butterflies included with the centerpieces. It was a beautiful theme and perfect for this pair. Once the ladies and gents of the bridal party were ready, Johnalyn and Dale took a private moment for a first look and then we dashed outside with bridal party in tow for a butterfly release! It was a great way to start off their wedding.

We moved on to the Rusty Pelican just before the rain set in. This gave the indoor ceremony a dramatic backdrop as guests could watch the storm through the wall of windows as Johnalyn and Dale exchanged vows. Special touches were to be found in every aspect, from Johnalyn’s dad’s song to the couple as well as the officiants flying down just for the event. DJ. Cory Barron had a slideshow presentation for the guests to enjoy with images from days past of the happy couple.

While the staff of the Rusty Pelican magically transformed the ballroom for the reception we took that time to capture formal family and bridal party portraits. Then the rain stopped just in time for some fun and romantic images of the newlyweds.

The rest of the evening was spent with food, fun and dancing. DJ Cory Barron & Co did a great job making sure every event was special and that the dance floor was always moving. The night ended with a bubble send off as the happy couple drove off in their limo. Enjoy their Rusty Pelican Wedding Tampa sneak peek. #TeamIdocks

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