I first met Anna & Ray through a fellow photographer and former supervisor (from ahem, long ago for TASCO), Robert. He knew we would click right away and that we did! Their gorgeous St. Raphael’s Catholic Church and Birchwood wedding was absolutely stunning with perfect details along the way to make it uniquely their own. Oh! And a two piece gown that was whimsically fun!
The team they chose for their dream day was incredible, the best in the industry. I can’t tell you the difference it makes to have simply the right team in place to make your wedding perfect. Like so many of my couples it seems, Anna & Ray weren’t just planning a wedding, but a job change which meant a move across the state! Selling a home, buying a new one, moving from St. Pete to the east coast, and planning a wedding is no small feat. However, with the right vendors, it all came together seamlessly. Thank you to everyone who made their day so amazing and who made my day a breeze!
Speaking of, it was quite the breezy day! We stopped at the beautiful Dalí museum and Mahaffey Theater lawn with the bridal party and were almost blown away. Would Anna & Ray (and me for that matter) let a little wind or rain stop us from making gorgeous portraits?! No way! Use that wind and rain to create some awesomeness! Then they ducked inside the Mandarin Hide and enjoyed a private cocktail party with just their bridal party. Every couple should do this!
Enjoy their gallery below and be sure to leave some love for them!
Ceremony: St. Raphael’s Catholic Church | St. Petersburg
Reception: Birchwood | St. Petersburg
Entertainment: DJ Ron with Universal Entertainment
Gown: Top is Wtoo, Skirt is Willowby by Watters | CC’s Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio
Floral Design: 2Birds Events
Cake: Publix Bakery
Officiant: Deacon Jim Grevenites
Want to see their sun drenched and super fun engagement session? It’s here!