Jay and Amy's Beach Celebration!
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.
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.
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.
Photographer: Rhodes Studios Photography and Video
Videographer: Rhodes Studios Photography and Video
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