David & Jamie | St Pete Beach Wedding Photographer

Name | David & Jamie
Date | 03.15.19
Location | Grand Plaza Hotel, St Pete Beach, Clearwater, Florida
Wedding Photographer | Joe Leone

Shortly after this adorable couple was engaged, we were contacted to do their wedding photography. We had personally known the bride Jamie for years but had not been able to meet the groom David until this moment. We decided to meet at Panera and discuss all the details and the needs of their wedding. The wedding would be held the following spring at the beautiful Grand Plaza Resort on St. Pete Beach. Jamie and David had scheduled their wedding time to coordinate with one of Florida's amazing sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico. We discussed how the bride would incorporate her delightful, fun loving and high spirited son into the ceremony.

Jamie had added their Glam room to her must do's on her wedding day list. This room had plenty of room for the entire bridal party to get ready in style and luxury. The room even had areas set up for their hairdresser and Makeup artist, so they could easily get ready in one spot. The room had comfortable couches to lounge while you are getting pampered. The groomsman all got ready in the suite upstairs which has beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and plenty of room for all the men to get ready and relax before the big moment.

As the ceremony time approached, Jamie had a few special first looks by some special men in her life, her son and her brothers. As the guest gathered on the beach for the ceremony, the groomsman and bridal party made their way to the beach, and it began. Jamie was walked down the aisle and given away by her loving son. Jamie and David exchanged their vows and said I do in a simple yet beautiful ceremony. With just a few beautiful words, and a promise of commitment and love these two became a family of three.

After the ceremony, while guests enjoyed cocktail hour out on the deck, we began to shoot photos of newlyweds on the shoreline with sunset. As the sun went down, the guests were ushered inside to the reception area. The bridal party followed by Jamie and David were all cheered into the reception with their first dance to follow. The best man and maid of honor toasts had all the guest laughing with their own comedy twists. Dancing and celebration went on for hours as all guests young and old enjoyed the reception.

This couple was a delight to work with, and we look forward to seeing their love and commitment to one another continue to grow.