Ashley and Derek met at a costume party several years ago; she was Where’s Waldo….so it only makes sense that Derek would find her, right?! They moved to Tampa from Ohio and enjoyed a gorgeous beach-front wedding (complete with their precious fur-baby, Winnie) in St. Pete on Saturday in the sunny Florida weather (as I am sure all of their Northern guests did, too!). As tradition in the Jewish religion, the couple partook in several Jewish wedding customs, including signing of the ketubah (a traditional Jewish marriage contract), getting married under a chuppah (a canopy beneath which Jewish marriage ceremony is performed); and at their wedding reception- dancing the hora in the newly decorated grand ballroom at the Don Cesar. Derek is in a band and really loves music, so he searched to find a perfect wedding band that would compliment their style- and got the Blues Factor Band from Tallahassee to make their reception amazing! Take a look at some special moments from Ashley and Derek’s wedding and make sure to leave a comment to share your well wishes with the couple.
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Special thanks to all of the wedding professionals who helped in making Ashley and Derek’s wedding day so special: St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue:The Don Cesar; St. Pete Wedding Planner: RSBP Events; Tampa Bridal dress boutique: Malindy Elene; Tallahassee Wedding band: Blues Factor Band; Rabbi: Richard Birnholz; St. Pete Wedding Florist and Chuppah design: Tailored Twig; St. Pete Wedding Cake: Hands On Sweets; Bridal Make-up: Makeup: Lizzy Morris; Bridal Hair- Mary Osada rom Tampa’s Beauty Lounge; St. Pete Photo Booth: Premier Photo Booths; St. Pete Videography: Reception linens: Over the Top and BBJ Linen; Chargers: Kate Ryan; Frank Barerra; St. Pete Beach Wedding Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography