Their Oxford Exchange wedding would begin just as the sun set on Tampa Bay, and just hours before their vows were exchanged and they were husband and wife, Stephanie and Phillip stood there… on the steps of Le Meriden… just seconds away from the moment they had long awaited.
His hands, one over the other. His eyes were down as she began walking down the steps behind him. She reached the bottom of the steps, took a big breath in, and exhaled ever so slow hoping to ease her nerves. She said his name. He turned. And without hesitation, the biggest of smiles came across both of their faces, as they were finally back with their best friend.
You could feel the sense of relief in the air, and see the weight come off their shoulders. Like they each had stepped back into their comfort zones. And as soon as the eyes took in the beauty of one another, their words and stories began. Even though they had only been apart from one another for less than a day, it sounded like it had been months. They quickly told each other all about the beginning of their days, not letting a detail slip away.
But that? That is Stephanie and Phillip. They are charismatic, they are kind, and they are best friends, and they are so so in love. With each photo that we took of them during their portraits, Shauna must have repeated a million times how incredible the way that Stephanie and Phil look at each other.
From their first look to their emotional vows, every moment of Stephane and Phil’s day was exactly as it should be- a celebration of their love and marriage. From their incredibly thoughtful bridal parties to their loving families, there wasn’t a single doubt that they had just the most amazing support system there with them to love and support them through it all.
Stephanie and Phil… we have said it before, and we will say it again. We just love and adore you two so much. From beginning to end, your wedding day was just an absolute dream. And though we were so honored to photograph it for you two, what we feel even more honored about is the genuine friendship that we have been able to create with you two over the last two years. We are so excited to be by your side to love and support you two and your marriage in all of the years to come.
Hugs and lots of love,
Shauna and Jordon
The Amazing Vendor Team:
Planner | One Fine Day
Photography | Shauna and Jordon Photography
Bridal Gown | White Magnolia Bridal
Gown Design | Mikaella Bridal
Florals | Carmens Flowers
Cake | Hands on Sweets
Band | Matt Winter Band
Hair and Makeup | Ashlee Ann Hair and Makeup
Videography | Voila Cinematic
Invitations | Write Stuff Tampa
Catering | Oxford Exchange
Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Rings | Bachendorf’s