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St. Petersburg Don CeSar Beach Wedding for Joan and Chris

What a magical day for Joan and Chris at their St. Petersburg, waterfront wedding at The Don CeSar. The two met in college and they are both smart cookies; Chris is a cardiologist and Joan is a pharmacist. They currently live in Gainesville, but dreamed of having a beautiful, beach wedding and chose St. Pete for their location. We were very excited to hear their decision of choosing The Don CeSar for their location; it is a stunning waterfront backdrop for weddings.

First of all, Joan and Chris were both surrounded by a bunch of loved ones for their big day, specially their bridal party of 22 people! With so many close friends, they both knew they needed them all by their sides to take part in the celebration and be the best support team. We started the afternoon with Joan and all of her lovely bridesmaids as they got all glammed up. The girls were so excited to see Joan put on her wedding dress and it was so sweet to see Joan’s mom shed some happy tears watching her little girl become a bride. Joan is one of the sweetest and most genuine brides; she is so appreciative and we loved capturing all of her beauty and happiness.  Being around her truly makes you want to be a better person.  After hanging with the girls, we visited the guys and took some portraits; of course they were cutting up, helping calm Chris’s nerves before the first look.

Joan and Chris were so excited to take part in a first look before their ceremony; a first look serves as a great way to alleviate some nerves and allows the couple to have a special moment alone before the wedding. Joan was an absolutely stunning bride, so Chris’s jaw hit the floor when he turned to see her. The two smiled and giggled and we heard Chris say, “I want to kiss you, but is there some tradition that I can’t?” Luckily we told them there’s no tradition that says you can’t kiss before the ceremony, so the two managed to squeeze in some much wanted smooches.

Their waterfront, beach ceremony was full of their closest friends and family. The two exchanged their vows and became husband and wife, officially. We had the most amazing weather day that day and also were blessed with a gorgeous, Florida sunset. After the ceremony celebration, the party continued at their reception that featured tall, ivory and pink floral centerpieces, a huge sweets table, and the Bay Kings Band that had everyone up and dancing the night away. It was such a romantic and special day; we truly adore Joan and Chris and feel so honored they picked us to capture their memories. We wish them lifetime of love and happiness and are excited to watch them grow as a couple and as a family! St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0002 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0003 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0004 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0005 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0006 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0007 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0008 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0009 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0010 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0011 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0012 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0013 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0014 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0015 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0016 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0017 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0018 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0019 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0020 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0021 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0022 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0023 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0024 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0025 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0026 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0027 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0028 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0029 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0030 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0031 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0032 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0033 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0034 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0035 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0036 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0037 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0038 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0039 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0040 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0041 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0042 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0043 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0044 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0045 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0046 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0047 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0048 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0049 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0050 St.Petersburg Wedding Photographers at Don Cesar_0051

 

Special thanks to the talented and wonderful wedding professionals who helped in making Joan and Chris’s day so perfect:

Venue: The Don CeSar | Wedding Planner: Cheers! Events | Florals: Carter’s | Hair and Makeup: Michele Renee the Studio | Officiant: DeArruda Weddings | Band: Bay Kings Band | St. Petersburg Wedding Photography: Andi Diamond Photography

Pre-register to view Joan and Chris’s wedding gallery when it goes live HERE.  User name: JoanChris  Password: 50662GroomsLastName

Feel free to leave your well wishes for the bride and groom in a comment below.  🙂

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  • Andrew Estel - April 25, 2017 - 8:42 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a great couple!

  • Jean Marie Maroulis - April 25, 2017 - 8:43 pm

    These pics are absolutely amazing!!!! So many moments caught! Such a wonderful weekend! ??

  • Johnny Cleaver - April 25, 2017 - 8:54 pm

    Wow these pictures are Amazing, similar to this wedding words can not describe the atmosphere!!!! Congratulations Joan and Chris

  • Chris Estel - April 25, 2017 - 8:54 pm

    these pics are AMAAZZZING!!!! Particularly the ones that focus on Joan 🙂 THANK YOU Andi you are the best!!!

  • Johnny and Rosa Cleaver - April 25, 2017 - 8:54 pm

    Thank you for capturing all of the love and happiness shared this great day. Your photos are gorgeous and we look forward to seeing more

  • Harry cleaver - April 25, 2017 - 8:56 pm

    What an amazing day, Love you both so much

  • Kelly - April 25, 2017 - 8:57 pm

    You guys and these pictures are so beautiful!!

  • John Lybarger - April 25, 2017 - 8:57 pm

    These pictures are insanely awesome and your description of Joan and Chris is spot on. Witjour question, two of the nicest people I know. So glad they had a perfect day to make this thing official.

  • Chasidy Cleaver - April 25, 2017 - 8:58 pm

    So beautiful! These are amazing!

  • Alan Blackwell - April 25, 2017 - 8:59 pm

    Photos look amazing, you guys looks absolutely gorgeous.

  • Steve Lemon - April 25, 2017 - 9:05 pm

    Congratulations Joan and Chris! The photos look great and perfectly captured the moment.

  • Joan Cleaver - April 25, 2017 - 9:08 pm

    Best day of our lives!!!!! I could relive this moment over and over and would not change a thing!!! Best photographers in the world!

  • Chris Reese - April 25, 2017 - 9:15 pm

    This wedding was perfect and these pictures are amazing! We came and laughed, cried, ate and danced. It was so much fun! Can we do it again?! What an amazing couple! Im so proud for my cousin Joan, she looked so happy. Welcome to the family Chris! It was a great time had by all.

  • Ruby Williams - April 25, 2017 - 9:21 pm

    Joan and Chris,

    Your wedding was absolutely amazing! Joan you looked gorgeous and chris was very handsome! These pictures captured everything we experienced! Love the first look!!!

  • Erin - April 25, 2017 - 9:22 pm

    Beautiful day, gorgeous pictures!

  • Natalie Hughes - April 25, 2017 - 9:33 pm

    The sunset pictures and absolutely stunning. What a gorgeous couple, looks like a very happy day!

  • Sunil - April 25, 2017 - 9:33 pm

    Amazing wedding and amazing pics. Olivia and I had an awesome time. Love you Sugar Bear!

  • sylvia pike - April 25, 2017 - 9:33 pm

    Beautiful wedding, beautiful couple, and beautiful day. May all your days be the same for the rest of your lives.

  • Abby - April 25, 2017 - 9:34 pm

    Beautiful couple – inside and out! You captured their true happiness! <3

  • Diana - April 25, 2017 - 9:38 pm

    So happy we were present to witness two amazing people become one incredible couple! These sunset photos are stunning and capture all the love that we could feel on that beautiful day!

  • Angela Witt - April 25, 2017 - 9:50 pm

    These photos are absolutely beautiful and amazing. Your message about the bride and groom are also beautiful. Congratulations Chris & Joan. ???? Thank you for sharing.

  • Amy Jones - April 25, 2017 - 10:02 pm

    These are some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen!! Congratulations Chris & Joan! Your day was captured perfectly!

  • Heather - April 25, 2017 - 10:18 pm

    These pictures are amazing! Such a beautiful wedding!

  • Ken and Lynn - April 25, 2017 - 10:23 pm

    Awesome wedding ceremony and reception. We had such a great time. Congrats Chris and Joan.

  • Alex Shillingburg - April 25, 2017 - 10:36 pm

    Beautiful pictures!! So angelic!

  • Aeman - April 25, 2017 - 10:39 pm

    What a gorgeous day. These pictures capture your personalities amd the ambiance in the most perfect blend of candid and posed shots. Love it!

  • George Dibu - April 25, 2017 - 11:33 pm

    Stunning pics of a perfect magical wedding between two great people. Excellent and very professional work by the photography team

  • Gigi - April 26, 2017 - 1:40 am

    Love you both!!! Stunning pics. Congrats n best wishes.

  • Carrie - April 26, 2017 - 1:42 am

    much love!

  • Julie Cash - April 26, 2017 - 5:45 am

    Congratulations Joan and Chris! What a beautiful couple and wedding. Couldn’t be happy for you!!

  • Kara Berasi - April 26, 2017 - 7:06 am

    Absolutely stunning photos!! So so happy for you two!!!!

  • Sree Katragadda - April 26, 2017 - 7:35 am

    Good lord, these pictures are AMAZING! Really captured the feelings and overall wonderfulness of Chris & Joan! I was glad to be there and glad these pictures are here!

  • Susan Sellers - April 26, 2017 - 11:37 am

    Beautiful day for a very special couple!!!

  • Terri Hedrick - April 26, 2017 - 12:11 pm

    Stunning! Thank you, Andi, for capturing the love and happiness shared between my gorgeous friend Joan and her loving Chris! The photos are just incredible!

  • Ann Coleman - April 26, 2017 - 4:11 pm

    Beautiful Pictures. So happy for you Joanie. Love you both.

  • Maria Cumpston - April 26, 2017 - 5:53 pm

    These pictures are just stunning!!! Absolutely gorgeous work!

  • Tyler Poling - April 26, 2017 - 7:18 pm

    These pictures are absolutely amazing! So happy for you both!!

  • Kathy - April 26, 2017 - 8:11 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  • Steve Gillis - April 27, 2017 - 5:57 am

    Beautiful wedding. Congratulations to you both. Thanks for letting us be a part of it.

  • Jenny Ashton - April 27, 2017 - 8:54 pm

    What beautiful photos! Steve and I had a great time and it was such a fun wedding. Excited to see all the pics once they’re up!!! 🙂

  • Vern estel - April 28, 2017 - 3:36 pm

    So happy that you captured the beauty and wonder of the day. Very nice job.

  • Drew Rubenstein - April 28, 2017 - 7:28 pm

    Awesome photos that captured an amazing day for a wonderful couple! Britany and I were honored to be there, and we’re so happy for Chris and Joan!

  • Mark Borgen - April 29, 2017 - 3:49 pm

    You guys look awesome!! Congrats!!!

  • Michelle - April 29, 2017 - 3:50 pm

    Such amazing pictures- what a beautifully couple, inside and out!!!!

  • Lori and Andy Matthews - April 29, 2017 - 10:55 pm

    The photography really captures the love, support, and just plain fun that this couple brings to everyone they meet! What a great wedding between two amazing people!

  • Leslie Matthews - April 30, 2017 - 3:54 pm

    Thanks for being amazing Andi! You know what they say, “bigger the lashes, closer to God!”…or something like that! 🙂

  • Carol - April 30, 2017 - 7:56 pm

    Beautiful! There is no other words needed

  • Cybil - May 1, 2017 - 2:33 pm

    Absolutely splendid! And yes, being around Joan truly does make you want to be a better person! She is beautiful inside and out, great job of capturing that, the black and whites are my favorite!

  • Erin Atkins - May 1, 2017 - 4:16 pm

    These pictures are soooo beautiful!!! ????

  • Megan Logan - May 1, 2017 - 4:22 pm

    Beautiful photos to capture such a fun couple and awesome wedding! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  • Ed - May 1, 2017 - 4:36 pm

    Hands down the best beach wedding i have ever been a part of. Deepest sympathy to Joan we would have warned you but Chris paid us off in crackerjack prizes. Of course I kid I wish you a long happy life together.

  • Courtney Lutz - May 1, 2017 - 4:37 pm

    Beautiful photography aided by beautiful people 🙂 love you Chris & Joan!

  • Anastasia Armbruster - May 1, 2017 - 4:38 pm

    Beautiful photos that captured a perfect day!

  • Ashley Seigworth - May 1, 2017 - 4:40 pm

    These pics are gorgeous! What a beautiful wedding ??

  • Leilani davis - May 1, 2017 - 4:45 pm

    The pictures are just beautiful.

  • Jodie L Cleaver - May 1, 2017 - 5:03 pm

    I am so Happy for Joan and Chris. Pictures are stunning, what a beautiful wedding. So muuch LOVE for these two!

  • Catherine - May 1, 2017 - 5:04 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple! Captured the day perfectly! Love you Joan and Chris!

  • Bethany - May 1, 2017 - 5:10 pm

    Only the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen! The photos are gorgeous (especially the ones of Joan, obviously.)

  • Matthew Duggan - May 1, 2017 - 5:16 pm

    Such a wonderful day celebrating two very special people! So happy for Joan and Chris and thankful to be able to be a part of it. I’m sure I’ll be seeing a LOT of these pictures on display at Big Mommas house!! Congratulations, I love you both 🙂

  • Juan C García - May 1, 2017 - 5:24 pm

    Beautiful pictures, great couple, ver nice sunsent and a perfect capture of the perfect day!!

  • Murr - May 1, 2017 - 5:26 pm

    Joan you are a STUNNING bride!!!!! Holy moley, gorgeous pictures! You make a beautiful and amazing couple and I love you kids lots!!!

  • Amanda Trim - May 1, 2017 - 5:39 pm

    Beautiful couple. Amazing photos. Love ?? the one of the two of them laughing at each other! Such a naturally beautiful shot.

  • Tom and Terri Rubenstein - May 1, 2017 - 5:42 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple! So happy for you!

  • Kim - May 1, 2017 - 5:49 pm

    Congratulations!

  • JoMarie - May 1, 2017 - 6:22 pm

    Oh my such beautiful pictures – Congratulations to you both!!

  • Jeremy - May 1, 2017 - 6:22 pm

    Great pics of a great couple

  • Aaron Cumpston - May 1, 2017 - 6:26 pm

    Beautiful couple with beautiful pictures!!!!! So happy for you guys!!!

  • Christina - May 1, 2017 - 8:10 pm

    It was truly an honor to be part of your big day! Such beautiful moments captured!

  • Lauren Veltri - May 1, 2017 - 8:46 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures!! You truly captured their love and the beauty of the whole day!! Thank you for sharing! ????

  • Stephanie Sisler - May 1, 2017 - 10:11 pm

    Congratulations to two awesome, deserving people. May your marriage be as beautiful as your photos are! Joan – stunning!! Chris is so full of light when he looks at you!! Love to you both 🙂

  • Randy - May 1, 2017 - 10:35 pm

    Great photos for a wonderful couple!

  • Laura Kuwabara - May 1, 2017 - 11:06 pm

    Wonderful pictures. We weren’t able to attend, but with these pictures we can sense the joy that filled that special day. Wishing Joan and Chris many many blessings!!

  • Kristin Clark - May 1, 2017 - 11:38 pm

    This wedding was awesome!!! We had so much fun (even our little party animal, Ellison)!!! Thanks Joan and Chris for letting me share this time with you! The pictures totally capture the magic of your Big Day!!!

  • LeAnne - May 2, 2017 - 6:38 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Wishing only the best for both of you.

  • Michele Cleaver - May 2, 2017 - 9:10 am

    The pictures are all beautiful. I love how the happiness shows in the pics.

  • Annie Swanson - May 2, 2017 - 3:23 pm

    Such beautiful pictures! We are so happy for you guys!

  • Danielle cleaver - May 2, 2017 - 4:20 pm

    You guys make a beautifully couple! These pictures are amazing!

  • Sarah Williams - May 5, 2017 - 9:03 pm

    Wow! What beautiful pictures! Congrats Joan and Chris. We wish you all the best.

  • Mark Lahey - May 9, 2017 - 7:58 am

    Great pics! Had an amazing time!

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