Andria and Dusty’s timeless and elegant Tampa Bay wedding continued a family tradition that originated with the bride’s grandparents, who were the first couple to ever be married at St. Leo’s Benedictine Abbey. The bride, as well as her parents, were also married at the central Florida church.
The Dade City couple added personal touches throughout their Tampa Bay wedding, including a love note from the groom, written on the bottom of his bride’s wedding shoes.
The pair incorporated nods to the groom’s career hay and cattle industry, with a custom monogram and antler centerpieces.
“We both enjoy the outdoors and hunting, so we used gold deer and elk antlers as accents to show our personalities,” Andria explained.
Andria and Dusty shared that photography was an important wedding element, and they searched for a wedding professional who was “enjoyable to work with and who we felt comfortable with.”
“Limelight Photography was recommended to us by a friend. They were a pleasure to deal with and the wedding albums they include are fabulous,” the bride gushed. “We hit a homerun with all of our choices!”
Looking back, the bride shared that her most memorable moments included seeing her centerpieces for the first time and watching her wedding guests have “such a great time on the dance floor.”
It was a total surprise. We were at Ocean Prime in Tampa. We just finished our dinner and went out on the terrace for dessert. My soon-to-be finance had the pianist inside start playing our song All of Me by John Legend, and when our dessert came out he had the words, written in chocolate, ‘Will all of you love all of me forever?’ When I looked back at him he was down on one knee.
Dusty had gone to the restaurant that morning and dropped off our camera and had it arranged for another staff member at the restaurant to sneak out and snap pictures of him in the moment proposing to me.
What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
Experienced and enjoyable to work with and who we felt comfortable with.
Limelight Photography was recommended to us by a friend. They were a pleasure to deal with and the wedding albums they include are fabulous. Sarah was awesome to work with!
How would you describe your theme?
Simple and classic, because we felt like it’s timeless and elegant.
What were your colors?
Black and gold with a touch of red.
What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay Brides?
Your wedding day is going to fly by. No matter how stressed and/or nervous you are, do your best to sit back, take it all in and enjoy every minute of the day. It’s awesome!!
Ceremony Venue: St. Leo Benedictine Abbey
Reception Venue: Saddlebrook Resort
Photographer: Limelight Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Videographer: Voila Cinematic
Planner: Kelly Hancock Events
Florist: Arlene Floral Designs
Caterer: Saddlebrook Resort
Cake: Amber Grant
Band: C’Energy Entertainment
Officiant: Father Garry Welsh
Invitations: All That Glitters Invitations
Transportation: Network Limousines
Dress: CC’s Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Brides by Demetrio’s – Alfred Sung
Hair & Makeup: Monica Nelson