Before we get started on today’s post, I’d just like to wish all of our American readers a very Happy Thanksgiving. Today is a day to give extra thanks and Fab You Bliss is beyond thankful for you!
Today’s wedding was such a beautiful day for Alicia and Tony, and Alicia’s son Bryce who says Tony is the “best step-dad in the world!” Their closest friends and family gathered at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay for their intimate ceremony, then guests enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres at a cocktail hour, while Andi Diamond Photography took the newly-weds outside for some private bride-groom portraits. Once the reception started, guests danced the night away and nibbled on gourmet popcorn and sweets. What a lovely wedding indeed!
From the photographer:
We are so excited to be sharing Alicia and Tony’s Tampa wedding. We had been looking forward to this wedding for months, knowing what an amazing day it would be. This is a love story of “opposites attract” as Alicia would say. It just so happened that Alicia’s best friend and Tony’s best friend were a couple, so the two introduced Tony and Alicia while in college at West Virginia University, and the rest is history.
With Alicia being “type A” and Tony a very laid-back “type B, ” the two balance each other. Her weaknesses are his strengths and vice versa; they are truly best friends in every way. The day started at the lovely Grand Hyatt Hotel, where Alicia and her girls were getting glamorous (while cartoons played in the background for Alicia’s son Bryce), and Tony and his groomsmen sipped on beers and relaxed in their room.
We had the most stunning light in the hallway by the ballroom to create portraits of the bridal party; the girls’ light pink dresses popped against Alicia’s gorgeous gown. The groomsmen casually sauntered down the hallway and huddled together for a quick sports style “hands in”.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography | Floral Designer: Belle Fleur Studios | Equipment Rentals: Black Tie Rentals | Event Planner: Burkle Events and Weddings | Cinema and Video: Christopher Visuals | Event Venue: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay | DJ: grant hemond | Invitation Designer: Green Duck Stationary | Bakery: iPop Gourmet Popcorn | Linens and Coverings: Kate Ryan Linens | Beauty: Michele Renee | Event Designer: MMD Events | Cake Designer: Publix Bakery | Dress Store: Wendy’s Bridal | Submitted via Two Bright Lights