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Tampa Wedding Photographer | St Andrews Memorial Chapel Dunedin Wedding Quick Look | Desiree & Daniel | Kristen Marie Photography Tampa Wedding Photographer

St Andrews Memorial Chapel is a quiet little place in Dunedin right next to Hammock Park.  Desiree and Daniel picked this little chapel to exchange their wedding day vows. Below is a quick look with more to come

 

 

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Sunken Gardens St Petersburg Wedding | Rick and Chely | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

 Sunken Gardens St Petersburg Wedding

Sunken Gardens in St Petersburg is a magical place to get married. Chely was a referral from a past couple and was only in need of a short amount of time for their very intimate wedding. Meeting with her went great! They were planning on marrying at the Sunken Gardens in St Petersburg with just a very few immediate family members. The day came and as I was driving to the Sunken Gardens a gray cloud appeared by the time I arrived it was drizzling soon after it was a monsoon.  We waited and waited with the bride sitting in her car. Alternative plans were discussed which involved the hallway or potentially the kids area because the rain just wasn’t letting up. I felt like it was going to let up and suggested just a little while longer I was going to stay until we got what we needed. I am so glad they decided to wait because the rain cleared and the sun appeared. With about 8 guests they exchanged vows under the canopy of the trees. We had just enough time for their couples formals before the park closed. Take a look below.

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Davis Island Garden Club Wedding | Nic & Brittany| Tampa Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

You have seen a lot of this Davis Island Garden Club Wedding and You’ve seen some of Nic & Brittany over the last year.It started last year with their engagement session and now their wedding and wedding previews that have been on the blog and on facebook since they married in June. Nic’s classic car was a staple at their engagement session and made an appearance at their Davis Island Garden Club wedding.  It rained all through the morning hours and the groom made the call to delay the ceremony a little and use the beautifully floral that was setup outside for their evening ceremony.  The night went on without a hitch for the couple including delicious cupcakes from the amazing GIGI’s Cupcakes Tampa and a sparkler exit. Enjoy their wedding below

 

Ceremony and Reception location: Davis Island Garden Club

Floral: Andrea Layne Floral Design

Cupcakes: GIGI’s Cupcakes Tampa

 

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St Raphaels Catholic Church St Petersburg The Coliseum Wedding | Mark & Jessica | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

 

Jessica and Mark were married in St Petersburg, Florida last month at St Raphaels Church on Snell Island with their reception at The Coliseum in St Petersburg, Florida. Jessica’s bridals took place the week before in preparation for the big day as seen here. Mark is a huge Superman fan as you will see below he brought along his own photo prop for the end of the night! St Raphaels is a big and bright church an ideal setting for their mid-day wedding nuptials with their reception to follow at the 1930’s styled Coliseum. The bride and groom both prepared for the big day at private residences with the groom being covered by our second shooter Lisa. Below is the story of their day!

 

Getting Ready Location: Private Residence

Ceremony Location: St Raphaels Catholic Church, Snell Island

Reception Location: The Coliseum

DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates  

 

 

 

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Anna Maria Island BeachHouse Restaurant Wedding | Chad & Morgan | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Meet Chad & Mogan one of my favorite couples who married at the Beachhouse restaurant on Anna Maria Island! They are always smiling! It always makes the editing process a joy when image after image there are smiling faces on the screen. Chad & Morgan did their small family ceremony on Friday and their larger family and friends ceremony and reception at the Beachhouse Restaurant on Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach.  You will see more of them in a future blog post as well! for now enjoy!

 

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St Raphaels Snell Island Wedding The Coliseum St Petersburg Wedding | Matt & Jessica | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

You recently Saw Jessica’s Bridal Session. Matt and Jessica married in a beautiful ceremony at Saint Raphael’s Church on Snell Island followed by a beautiful reception at The Coliseum. Enjoy their Sneak Peek!

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Honeymoon Island Bridal Session | Jessica Bridal Session | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Jessica wanted to do a rustic session for her bridal session and Honeymoon Island offers just that. We were concerned about her dress getting dirty and decided a beach was far less of a risk then dirt in a park. Honeymoon island has such a variety of areas that we felt it was the perfect place to capture her bridal portraits. One of these was displayed at her wedding as well. Brides are normally on the fence about whether they need a Bridal session or not- I think it’s a great idea allowing for a little extra time on their wedding day for other portraits then just those of them by themselves.

 

 

 

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Faith Mansion Wedding St Petersburg Florida | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Faith Mansion in St Petersburg Florida- One word, Stunning. Who wouldn’t want to marry at a 1920’s mansion? Architecture, beautiful grounds, a stunning pool all makes the setting for a wonderful event. Seven, Christy, and their beautiful daughter celebrated their day at this very location. What makes their wedding supper interesting? none of them are from Saint Petersburg or any of the surrounding areas of Tampa Bay- They are from out of state with all of their family and friends stretching across the country and for that matter across the globe.

Christy’s stunning dress was her mothers dress, but what makes this even more special is her Mother In Law from Amsterdam brought beautiful lace from home and revamped the dress ON THE WEDDING DAY. Christy was sewn into her dress while her getting ready images were being taken.

Unique enough? not yet! their ceremony took place in the grounds pool! This is one of our favorite locations for a private small wedding that is looking for a unique architecture backdrop.

 

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Philippe Park Engagement Session Sneak Peek| Chad & Morgan | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

 

Philippe Park in Safety harbor was a great place for this smiling couples engagement session. Their wedding at the Beachhouse restaurant is going to be a great location for this wonderful couple as well! Stay tuned for more photos from their picturesque engagement session.

 

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Philippe Park Family and Couple Session | Stacia & Donnie | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

 

We do a lot of session at the wonderful Philippe Park here we want you to meet Stacia and Donnie and their beautiful daughter.We all decided on Philippe Park for this special session with their awesome family. Stacia originally contacted me for her Wedding photography needs that  unfortunately I couldn’t do BUT this wonderful couple asked me to do their family/couples session and I was honored to do the session for them! I look forward to working with this family in the future and their growing family! Please enjoy their session.

 

 

 

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