Sarah and John { Grand Plaza St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer }

With spring in the air, the Grand Plaza is a place meant to be photographed now more than ever. Right on the coast of Saint Pete Beach, it continues to prove to be a picturesque place to tie the knot, and afterward celebrate the special occasion with loved ones. Sarah and John’s celebration was elegant and timeless with some fun personality-packed details thrown in for good measure, which one would expect from a couple that’s love bloomed from a friendship. All in all, this lush, spring-hued inspiration is the definition of lovely and the duo is the definition lovable.

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Sarah and Brandon { Grand Plaza St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer }

Everyone has a favorite kind of love story. Mine is when two people that have the rare fortunateness of meeting at a young age and becoming partners in crime before falling in love and tying the knot. And when such a duo ties the knot at a place like the Grand Plaza on Saint Pete Beach with yours truly behind the lens– it just doesn’t get better. I really enjoyed working with these two. They were so captivated in each other; the photos were guaranteed to be dazzling. The way the groom was so obviously enthralled by how radiant his bride was is a treasure to have captured on camera. I’m in love with this couple and every inch of their celebration. I hope the absolute best for Sarah and Brandon!

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Sarah and Brandon { Grand Plaza St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer }

Have I mentioned how much I love Grand Plaza weddings? Especially when there’s clear skies; the atmosphere and scene is just idyllic. And I really have to mention how excellent the staff is at this venue. From all the weddings I’ve shot here, I’ve never seen them experience even the tiniest hitch or seen a bride remotely unsatisfied. Sarah couldn’t have been happier. But, it should be noted, she’s one of the sweetest and most easy going girls I’ve ever met. From the moment I got there, she was nothing but smiles, making sure everyone else was taken care of and accounted for. And that’s on her day. She and Brandon are both very charming to say the least, and I’m positive everyone present that day can vouch to that and to what a lovely couple these two are and will no doubt, continue to be.

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Anitra and Joey { Grand Plaza St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer }

Being a wedding photographer, I meet hundreds of couples, so understandably they can start to all blend together sometimes. But, that’s not the case with couples like Anitra and Joey, the kind that leave a refreshing impression. I think what struck me most about them is their originality. They’re unique on their own, and even more so as a duo.  When you meet them, your first thought may be similar to mine; they’re so different from each other. For them, that isn’t a problem at all, though. In fact, they manage to take their differences and use them to complement each other and strengthen each other. It was a delight to be able to witness that first hand at their wedding at the Grand Plaza and capture the memorable day on my lense.

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Anitra and Joey { Grand Plaza St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer }

As Anitra walked down the beach to her husband to be, it was clear as day what was going through Joey’s head. The same thing that was going through everyone’s mind. The bride looked undeniably royal, from the pins in her hair to the grace in her steps. Despite looking so queenly, the couple opted for a simple and intimate ceremony right outside the Grand Plaza on Saint Pete Beach with their dearest loved ones. As the groom put it, “Everyone present here is very special to us. You all are part of our journey. Somehow, you each played a part in bringing Anitra and I to this day and we’re very grateful for that and so happy to share this day with you.”

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