June 17, 2013 was a gorgeous, sunny day and the perfect day for a wedding!! Shari and Jonah contacted us 8 weeks from their wedding date for a full wedding planning package. We worked hard and planned the entire thing long distance to get them exactly what they wanted, so they could relax when they flew in from Baltimore a few days before the wedding. Shari and Jonah are Orthodox Jews, and we had such a great time learning about more customs and traditions to help make their day perfect. They brought in 3 rabbis to help with the ceremony, which, along with the reception was held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. We used the top floor, Armani’s for the ceremony, with the second floor for the bedeken and ketubah signing and the ballroom for the reception.
Michele Rene Hair & Make Up was on hand to make our bride even more gorgeous!
We found a band in Miami specializing in Jewish music, who drove all the way up to make the reception the party it deserved to be! Shari’s dog Spunky walked down the aisle before her in an adorable outfit, paving the way for our gorgeous bride and her parents to walk down the aisle to her waiting groom.
The chuppah was beautifully decorated by 2BirdsEvents, who also did the wedding party flowers and breathtaking centerpieces.
Your Story, By Us Photography and Trinity Wedding Cinema were both on hand the entire day to capture every moment of this momentous occasion, and provided us with all the photos in this blog post.
It was a gorgeous day, filled with religion and significance. It was touching to watch the way Jonah & Shari embraced their day, and how overjoyed their families were to be there with them. The most breathtaking photo of the day came after the wedding itself was over. Shari and Jonah went to a private local beach to spend time together and take some couple’s photos and this is what came from that:
Gorgeous right? We were beyond happy to be there for Shari & Jonah’s big day, and so grateful to all the vendors who made the day perfect! Tampa Wedding Planner: Southern Elegance Events Tampa Wedding Photographer: Your Story By Us Photography (formerly Wes Weber Photography) Tampa Wedding Videographer: Trinity Wedding Cinema Tampa Wedding Venue and Tampa Wedding Catering: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Tampa Wedding Florist: 2Birds Events Tampa Wedding Bands & Entertainment: The Chai Notes Tampa Wedding Hair & Make Up: Michele Renee Hair & Make Up Tampa Wedding Officiants: Family Rabbis from Baltimore All photos used with permission of the bride and groom. Photos property of Southern Elegance Events or Your Story, By Us Photography and may not be used or reproduced without written consent.