Monday, November 1, 2010

Shannon & Corey's Westshore Yacht Club Wedding

On October 9th, Shannon Fitzpatrick and Corey Holthaus said "I DO"! I met Shannon only a fewshort weeks before her wedding and from the moment we met I knew she was going to be a lot of fun to work with. I was so excited to be her Day of Coordinator.

Shannon's vision for her wedding would best be described as sophisticated fun! Their wedding took place at the beautiful Westshore Yacht Club in Tampa. The venue had such an amazing presence. From the moment you walked in, you could see the breathtaking views of the water, the spiral staircase leading up to the cocktail area, and then into the stunning ballroom with more magnificent views.

As the wedding was ready to start and I opened the doors for Shannon to begin her walk down the aisle and become a Mrs., she looked absolutely glamorous. She was calm and was as ready as ever to see her groom.

Shannon and Corey exchanged vows out on the Marina Side pool deck. It was the perfect backdrop for the outdoor ceremony. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and there was just a slight breeze in the air. Their photographer, Jessica Leigh, was there to capture all of their wedding day moments and turn them into memories they will have and can share forever.

As the photographer took Shannon, Corey, and the bridal party out for pictures, the guests were invited to head upstairs for cocktail hour. To get things going, guests walked up to the 2nd floor and were greeted with high top tables, a full bar, white glove butler service, and the Daniel B. Marshall Band. Once the newlyweds had returned from taking pictures they joined their guests during the cocktail hour were then escorted into the banquet room where their DJ, RJ Vida, got the party started.

Shades of chocolate and pink were delicately scattered throughout the ceremony and reception. The floral arrangements and bouquets were done by Apple Blossoms. Shannon chose soft pink and white gerbera daisies for her centerpieces and to add soft touches around the banquet room. Shannon and Corey decided on cupcakes instead of the traditional cake. They elicited the help of The Cupcake Spot to design their scrumptious dessert.

The couple was an absolute dream to work with. Their wedding date was pretty special for me as well because it was my 5 year anniversary. Shannon and Corey ended up giving me the best gift ever…they asked the DJ to make a announcement to wish me a happy 5th anniversary and out of no where my husband appears and they start playing our first dance song from our wedding!!! I mean, are you kidding me? They had this planned for over 2 weeks!
At the end of the night, Shannon and Corey (and several friends as well) decided to end the evening with a splash…literally. They counted to three and jumped into the pool fully dressed in their wedding gown and tux! It was a refreshing way to end the night. It was such a great way to end the evening.

Not only was this wedding special because it was my first wedding I was planning solo and I would now share a wedding anniversary with the amazing couple but also because I can now call Shannon and Corey my friends. I thank them from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be a part (literally) of their special day.


S said...

Christina, you did such an amazing job! It was a perfect day and I had the time of my life...thanks for making that happen!!! We are honored to share an anniversary with such a great couple!


Beth Carrick said...

Great blog post Christina and congrats on a job well done!
Shannon and Corey - Congratulations and lots of wishes for a wonderful life together. Cheers!