The Don Cesar is by far my favorite beach venue in all of Tampa Bay, St. Pete Beach and Clearwater to photograph a wedding. I have been fortunate to photograph at the Don for over 8 years now and it keeps getting better. Most importantly I feel there is no compromising the guest experience here and the staff are second to none. It’s classy, it’s elegant and it’s got the best view on the beach. The Don was the perfect place for Laura and Justin to have their wedding.
Laura and Justin are down to earth and among the most genuinely caring people as you will find. They had a large bridal party, no surprise there, and they’re family is extremely important and close with them so capturing candid exchanges and moments was a big wish of theirs. The ceremony was in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Downtown St. Petersburg while the getting ready, cocktail hour and reception all took place at the Don Cesar. Their reception was held in the Grand Ballroom.
We had a team of outstanding individuals who helped make Laura & Justin’s wedding the perfect day. Lauren Jones, at Lower Don Cesar, was in charge of coordination & planning. The gorgeous floral arrangements were designed by Barb Ohlerking with Artistry Designs Group. The hair and makeup was done by, Christine Wheaton, with Femme Akoi Beauty Studio and the videographer was Caleb Randall with Randall Productions.
If you’d like an even more in-depth write-up of this beautiful wedding it has been featured on Mary Me Tampa Bay and you can read more here.