Dan and Andrea have one of our favorite things in common… they are Gators! 🙂 While we love college football, the SEC and football fans everywhere – we bleed orange and blue. So naturally, we became best buds instantly. They chose a bright aqua, pool color and the most beautiful weather. I loved the one shoulder bridesmaids dresses and the gray suits. The bride was radiant in a lace detailed dress. The back was elegant lace and round buttons – wow. The groom spent the morning hanging out with the groomsmen. They even hit a few balls on the golf course right before arriving for the first look. Since the wedding and reception were being held at the Rusty Pelican in Tampa, we decided to hold the first look right on the bay. It was gorgeous. The bride navigated the rocky terrain with grace in her lace heels. A skill I surely lack. They were so excited to see each other and I’m glad we were able to capture that anticipation. The groom loved the lace detailing and the bride loved his colored pocket square. We spent the next few minutes having fun with the bridal party. They were full of energy and laughs. The day flowed into the ceremony at the gazebo. It was officiated by Rev. Rick of Sensational Ceremonies – one of our favorites! Each chair had a shell on it. At the end of the ceremony, the guests were invited to join the bride and groom at the edge of the water. Then they were told to make a wish for the bride and groom and toss the shell into the bay. It was a beautiful and uplifting event that we had never seen before. The first dance was beautiful with the orange sunset in the background. Then the bride and groom re-enacted the run and lift from Dirty Dancing! It was amazing! The rest of the night was filled with fun, the Newlywed Game and dancing! During the last few songs, Gators pompoms were handed out. After a rowdy Gator Chomp the guests used the pompoms for a colorful grand exit for the bride and groom. We loved every second of this wedding and wish you a lifetime of love, happiness and Gator pride! Cheers!