Category Archives: Life Long Studios Wedding Photographer

Jewel Toned Vintage Bohemian Downtown St. Pete Styled Wedding | Station House

Downtown St. Pete has a character all of its own and St. Petersburg wedding planner Blue Skies Weddings and Events wanted to showcase the charm of a historic, yet modernized wedding venue and create a cozy backdrop for a rich autumn-inspired theme. The styled wedding shoot incorporated lush velvet and a mix of wildflowers to…

Neutral and Gold South Tampa Wedding | Davis Islands Garden Club

Lexi and Tucker’s romantic South Tampa garden wedding overflowed with elegant details, a neutral color palette with pops of gold, and a mouthwatering menu. “We envisioned a more formal fare in a quaint setting,” the bride shared. “We wanted to take something simple and beautiful and dress it up. Our end vision was something that…

Romantic Dusty Rose Tampa Wedding | Avila Golf and Country Club

Colleen and Bryan’s local roots, along with a simple floral illustration that caught the bride’s eye, inspired the couple’s gold and pink Tampa country club wedding. “I have always been very simple and also very girly. I actually oddly enough came across my table numbers first. I fell in love with the floral design and…

Purple and Gold Spring Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Courtney and Alexander’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a stunning springtime celebration that incorporated a romantic color palette of purple, soft white, and metallic gold. “Our wedding theme was light, airy, and romantic. My favorite color is purple, and I wanted plenty of beautiful plants and flowers to complement the bridal party,” the bride explained….

Green and Pink St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Wedding | NOVA 535

Nevar and Tyler’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a festive celebration that took the liveliness of St. Patrick’s Day and combined it with the elegance and sentiment worthy of matrimony. Vintage touches from the bride and groom’s family memories adorned their historic wedding venue creating an intimate atmosphere for their guests. “We decided on Saint…

Romantic Dusty Rose and Wine Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

Joelle and Abram’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a swoon-worthy affair with romantic elegance in every detail. From the dusty rose draping from Gabro Event Services and luxurious linens from Over the Top Linen Rentals, to the sweet personal touches scattered throughout the event, the bride and groom perfectly captured the ultimate vision of sophisticated…

Expert Advice: A Guide to Boudoir Photography

  With women becoming more comfortable with their bodies and redefining what “beauty” is more are turning to boudoir-style photo shoots. If you’ve ever snubbed the idea of boudoir shoot and thought that it’s just “taking sexy photos,” you’d be surprised to learn that these photo sessions are actual confidence boosters and celebrations of women…

Maroon, Ivory and Pink Waterfront St. Pete Beach Wedding | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

Vanessa and Brad’s intimate St. Pete Beach wedding was a vision of tropical elegance with a waterfront ceremony beneath the Florida palms and a romantic ballroom reception. Incorporating their maroon and blue color palette, the Gainesville couple perfectly captured a casual, but chic ambiance. “We customized the ceremony, readings, and unity ceremony, and we used…

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Details and Decor

Luxurious Tropical Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Vinoy Renaissance Ahyoung and Lamont’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a tropical paradise filled with luxurious white orchids and rich dark-green florals. “Even though we had a fall wedding, we still wanted the colors and theme to be very representative of Florida, where we met each other…

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Receptions | Part 1

Modern Boho St. Pete Beach Wedding Inspiration | The Don CeSar When you take an iconic St. Pete Beach hotel and incorporate eclectic details, the result is charming elegance that captures a subtle yet chic ambiance. Bringing together The Don CeSar’s recently renovated youthful modern look, St. Pete wedding planner Staci Mandikas of UNIQUE Weddings + Events created an…

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Portraits

Organic, Nature Inspired Green and White Wedding Katie and Alex’s nature-inspired Tampa Bay wedding combined their love for the outdoors with an organically chic vibe. From the signature cocktails to the outdoor tented reception, this sweet celebration was overflowing with beauty and elegance. When selecting a wedding photographer to capture their big day the couple wanted someone…

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Ceremonies

Romantic Dusty Blue and White Safety Harbor Wedding | Harborside Chapel This Safety Harbor wedding combined colorful Scottish traditions with charming personal details resulting in a classic yet romantic atmosphere with soft and warm accents. Looking for a church that was open and airy was important for the Tampa natives, and when they arrived at…

“Before 5” Networking Recap: Nikki’s Glitz and Glam Boutique

  Tampa Bay wedding vendors get to experience many parts of the planning process with their couples, from venues tours to menu tastings to choosing decor, but one experience has always been for the bride only, trying on the dress. Marry Me Tampa Bay teamed up with Palm Harbor wedding dress shop Nikki’s Glitz and…

Romantic Rustic Chic Largo Golf Course Wedding | The Bayou Club

  Erin and Brandon’s classically chic Largo wedding captured their love for one another with stunning golf course views, romantic pink uplighting, and mauve and silver color palette. “Our theme was rustic chic,” the bride explained, “I really was looking for a way to create something that was simplistic, with an elegant touch.” Working in…

Boho-Chic Greenery Inspired Tampa Heights Wedding | Fancy Free Nursery

  Khrystle and Joseph’s dreamy Tampa Heights wedding included a flower chandelier, a vintage photo booth bus, and an abundance of gorgeous greenery. Setting the mood for their bohemian wedding, the St. Pete couple incorporated candles throughout their reception venue for a truly magical ambiance. “The best way to describe our wedding would be industrial…

Dusty Rose and Burgundy Waterfront Vow Renewal | Yacht StarShip

  Candace and Jaime’s dreamy waterfront downtown Tampa vow renewal wedding celebrated their 25-year love story. The Tampa bride and groom chose a color palette of dusty rose and burgundy to perfectly tie together their intimate gathering of 40 guests. “The theme for our vow renewal was a romantic French country. We wanted our guests…

Historic Elegance Meets Modern Chic White and Gold South Tampa Wedding | The Orlo

  Amanda and Brad’s minimalistic South Tampa wedding found the most magical ways to showcase their love for detail with handcrafted wedding decor, monogrammed cornhole boards, and plenty of local 813 flavor. Overflowing with an abundant amount of gorgeous natural lighting, both the ceremony and reception featured a modern depiction of historical elegance. “We went…

Elegant Dusty Blue and Gray Outdoor Courtyard Wedding | Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

  Beth and Ben’s whimsical Bradenton wedding was a vision of modern-day beauty with charming rustic details, loads of personality, and a gorgeous color palette of dusty blue, gray and white. “Our wedding theme was elegant, with subtle hints of rustic charm,” the bride shared. “We chose this theme to keep the ambiance airy and…

Tropical Coral and Gold Rooftop St. Pete Beach Wedding | Hotel Zamora

Rickey and Christopher’s vibrant St. Pete Beach wedding showcased stunning rooftop views of the Gulf of Mexico and featured a stylish outdoor celebration for 150 guests. Using Marry Me Tampa Bay, the bride and groom discovered local wedding pros and inspiration that brought their tropical fairytale wedding to life. “I used Marry Me Tampa Bay…

Tropical Green Rooftop Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

  Jessica and Trenton’s Clearwater Beach wedding was a tropical vision of green, white, and gold that created a soft and elegant atmosphere during their waterfront ceremony. For a phenomenal guest experience, the bride and groom paired food stations with bottles of wine as wedding favors. “Because of the views of the beach, I felt…

Romantic Burgundy and Blush Downtown Tampa Industrial Wedding | Rialto Theatre

  Amanda and Joseph’s downtown Tampa wedding was a combination of industrial charm and romantic elegance with burgundy and blush tones that add pops of color with the greenery inspired theme and decor. For real wedding inspiration, the bride used Marry Me Tampa Bay while creating her Pinterest vision board. “I would describe our wedding…

Wedding Dress Trends 2019 | Sarasota Bridal Fashion Show

  Coming off of three successful years with our Tampa bridal fashion show, we partnered with the elite wedding planning team from NK Weddings and Truly Forever Bridal Sarasota to host our first Sarasota bridal fashion show at The Ritz Carlton Sarasota. This fashion-forward event featured nearly 40 designer wedding dresses from Badgley Mischka, Pronovias,…

Sunset Inspired Florida Beach Wedding | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

Madeline and Tim’s waterfront St. Petersburg wedding truly captured the beauty of old Florida charm with a breathtaking ceremony on a private beach. Sprinkled with elegant Florida inspired details, the bride and groom chose a color palette of dusty rose and postman blue to tie together the whimsical ambiance they were going for. “Our theme…

Neutral, Tropical Inspired Florida Destination Wedding | Hilton Clearwater Beach

  Becca and Ryan’s destination Clearwater Beach wedding embodied beachy, casual vibes with a chic, neutral color palette and pop of dark green. “I had always dreamed of having the wedding outside, and January in Pennsylvania wasn’t going to allow that! Florida is somewhat of a second home to me. My grandparents, aunt, uncle, and…

Romantic Rooftop St. Pete Beach Elopement | Hotel Zamora

  Jenna and Christopher’s St. Pete Beach elopement truly captured their love for one another with an intimate rooftop wedding ceremony overlooking the beach. “We chose to have an elopement because we wanted the day to be solely about us and our commitment to each other,” the bride shared. MORE: ST. PETE BEACH WEDDING INSPIRATION…

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