Jay and Amy's Beach Celebration!


Writing groom silhouette on the beach with the sunset

On May 8th 2021, Jay and Amy sealed the deal and what better way to do that than on the beach in St. Pete. Thanks to the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort this dream was brought to life. Bright day, but that set up some gorgeous photography shots of the ceremony. Sun was warm that day but, the cool breeze coming off the waves toned the heat down. Jay swapped the suit and tie so he may sport more appropriate beach wedding attire. Not to mention the entire bridal party decided barefoot was the way to go on the beach. As Jay, his groomsmen, Amy, and her bridesmaids made their way down the aisle, steel drums accompanied them in the background. This helped the ceremony become more isolated and captured the essence of an island feel. Jay and Amy chose to have a sand ceremony to show their love is now forever intertwined. Shortly after, our couple pause in the aisle for an up close wedding photo of their kiss.

Beach wedding ceremony details
Beach wedding ceremony details
Beach wedding ceremony
Beach wedding ceremony said I do
Beach wedding ceremony first kiss
Wedding party portraits on the beach
Wedding portraits on the sand dunes Beach wedding
Bride and groom walking on sand dunes Beach wedding

Keeping the beach close, the reception was just off the sand and tucked under some lights strung up across the top of the dancefloor. Each table decorated with a beautiful different centerpiece that embodied the ocean ranging from Palm trees to dolphins. Guests are welcome to leave message in bottles for the couple as well. As the DJ starts the dance party, the wedding guests aren't the only ones taking part. The resort guests took to their balconies grooving to the music where our videography team caught it perfectly in the moment.

First dance beach wedding reception
Beach wedding reception details
Beach wedding reception details
Beach wedding reception under the lights
Beach wedding reception details
Beach wedding reception details
Beach wedding reception details
Beach wedding reception details
Beach wedding reception details
Beach wedding reception details
Beach wedding reception details

To end the night, Jay and Amy slip away for a moment alone. Heading back to the beach, the couple enjoy a moment of peace. As they listen to the waves crash in the hold each other as they watch the sunset on a new beginning. This couple was really energetic throughout the entire day, which made for some great photography shots.

Beach wedding with sunset
Beach wedding with sunset
Beach wedding sunset silhouette with couple
Couple dancing at sunset on the beach for their wedding

Photographer: Rhodes Studios Photography and Video

Videographer: Rhodes Studios Photography and Video

Venue: Tradewinds Island Grand Resort

DJ and Steel Drums: Expert Productions

Wedding Dress Retailer: The Dressing Room Celebration

Wedding Dress Designer: Essence of Australia

Grooms Shirt: Cubavera

Florist: Blue Ribbon Weddings

Hair and Makeup: Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group

Cake and Desserts: Le Petit Sweet


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