Wedding Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2023
Jillian and Mark's wedding at The Florida Aquarium was an unforgettable event and A Stewart Photo and Video had the pleasure of capturing every moment through both photography and videography. The day began at the Anderson-Frank House, where Jillian was getting ready for her big day. We started with capturing the bride's details and then moved on to her hair and makeup shots. Next, we got some great shots of Jillian and her bridesmaids in their robes around the house.
Then we all headed to the Le Meridien Tampa where our 2nd photographer and 2nd videographer left to capture Mark's getting ready. They started with some detail shots of him before capturing Mark and his groomsmen hanging out. They then captured some great shots of Mark in his suit, followed by some portraits of the groom alone. While we captured some beautiful moments of the bride in her robe before she got dressed. After that, it was time for Jillian's first look with her bridesmaids, followed by portraits of the bride alone.
We then headed to The Florida Aquarium for the rest of the day's events. After both bride and groom arrived, we captured their first look in the Wetlands area, which was followed by some stunning couple's portraits. We took advantage of the beautiful lighting and captured some truly breathtaking portraits of the couple. We then moved on to Jillian's first look with her dad, and we captured some wonderful wedding party and family photos in the same location before heading to ceremony. We set up our equipment then captured the details and the gorgeous ceremony, which was followed by the remaining family photos and wedding party photos. Then we got to capture photos of the bride and groom with some of the amazing animals of the aquarium, including a penguin, an owl and a sloth.
We transitioned into the reception, where we started with formal introductions of the wedding party and the newlyweds. The couple then took center stage for their romantic first dance, which was enhanced with the addition of a beautiful cloud effect. Following the first dance, we captured the touching father-daughter dance, followed by the speeches and toasts that were delivered to celebrate the couple's union. The dinner service that followed was an impressive display of culinary expertise and was enjoyed by all.
As the evening progressed, the bride and groom requested the Hora Dance, which we were thrilled to capture in all its energetic and lively glory. Additionally, we photographed the cake cutting, which was a charming and memorable moment for the newlyweds. Once dinner was complete, the DJ kicked off the dance floor, and we captured the guests enjoying themselves and having a wonderful time. We were delighted to document these special moments and ensure the memories would be treasured forever.
Finally, we sent the guests outside to line up while the couple had a final private last dance. Then it was time for the Grand Sparkler Send-Off. We captured every moment of their day, from getting ready to the grand exit, and it was truly a pleasure to be part of such a beautiful and memorable wedding.