Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jennifer and Corey's Mahaffey Wedding



I started working with Jen and Corey in November of 2009 so it was bitter sweet to see them tie the knot at Mahaffey Theater on February 26th. They are such a fun couple and I am truly going to miss working with them!

Their ceremony was held on the first floor atrium which has floor to ceiling windows so it almost felt like you were outside. Jen had her little brother do a reading from Dr Seuss' "Oh The Places You Will Go" which had guests both laughing and crying at the same time. Their long time family friend, Rev. Landeen did a beautiful job performing the ceremony. Afterwards, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers on the second floor atrium.

The reception was held in the ballroom (which also had amazing views)and was decorated with navy table cloths, stunning floral arrangements from Dana Dineen and the largest cookie buffet I have ever seen! The cake from Let Them Eat Cake was adorned with the cutest cake topper that Jen found on Etsy.

Delectables catered the event and the food was delicious! Guests raved about how tender the beef was and the pasta bar was a huge hit! The Delectables staff were all very professional and the service was fantastic.

Rob Sword provided the music for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception and, as always, did a wonderful job MC'ing. The dance floor was packed all night long! There was a very talented little boy (my guess is he was about 2) who had dance moves that most men don't have. He really stole the show! :)

Stephanie Smith and her second shooter, Carolina Araujo were there to capture all the smiles, the happy tears and the special moments. It was so much fun working with them and I can't wait to see their photos!

Now, back to that awesome cookie buffet! Many of the cookies were actually made by Jen & Corey's friends and family. You name it, they had it! There were too many different types of cookies to name - but the guests really enjoyed them throughout the evening and also loved being able to fill up goodie bags so they could enjoy them later.

Jen and Corey, it has been so much fun working with the two of you. The love you too share is so special and so inspiring. I wish you both a lifetime of love, happiness and many great memories. I hope to see you at a Rays game soon!

Here are some of the pictures I took, but hope to have some professional photos to post soon!















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This little man was quite the dancer!





3 comments:

Shawna said...

mmmm cookie buffet, nom nom nom

Jen said...

It's so much fun to see pictures- especially since that whole event went by SO quickly! I owe you a phone call still- I'm so sorry!

And Shawna -those cookies were delish the next day for breakfast after a night of partying.

Sharon said...

Beautiful wedding! I am also getting married at the Mahaffey Theater in November! I was curious how you set the ceremony up? I want to get married in the atrium but the pillars concern me because they are right down the center. Would you mind sending me some pictures of it? How did you like it?

Thanks!
Sharon