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This week’s wedding inspiration post is all about the garter and bouquet toss. This wedding tradition isn’t always carried out by our brides and grooms, but when it is, it’s a sight to see! With lots of laughs and cheering (and competition) this tradition is always a crowd pleaser.  If you are on the fence, here are some great pros of having a garter and bouquet toss:

-It’s Tradition – some guests in attendance are waiting for this moment during your reception. The bouquet toss and, to a lesser extent, the garter toss are benchmarks for the older generations.

-Guests get involved and have fun – If plenty of singles are at your party, the event generates suspense for your wedding guests. Hosting the toss in the midst of your dance party is a great way to get singles to meet on the dance floor. All guests want to feel the thrill of the moment, and professional DJs draw on their experience and follow simple techniques that engage your guests and elevate the excitement of your reception’s most memorable moments.

-Great photo and video opportunity . You can expect great shots of your friends wearing spontaneous smiles. The camera will capture their laughter and looks of surprise, embarrassment and goofiness, as they carry out the traditions of the bouquet and garter toss.

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Paige and Justin’s St. Petersburg beachfront destination wedding at the gorgeous Don Cesar could not have been more “them”.  Everything about their wedding truly spoke of who they are as a couple and what they enjoy doing together- from their custom Nintendo-esque wedding invitations (they love gaming), to their silly faces and constant laughter, to their hero/action figure wedding reception guest gifts.  The couple lives in Arizona but Paige grew up in Tampa Bay and they wanted to enjoy an intimate event with their closest family and friends.  We were so honored to be a part of their wedding day and are very jealous that they are now honeymooning in Hawaii!

Pre-register to view Paige and Justin’s wedding images HERE (user name is PaigeJustin and password is 50662GroomsLastName).

Special thank you to Paige and Justin’s wedding team who helped to create such a special day for them:  St. Petersburg Wedding Cake:  The Cake Zone, St. Petersburg Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue:  The Don Cesar; St. Petersburg Wedding Florist: Carter’s Productions; St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography

 

Your high school senior year is such an important milestone in your life and it is always exciting for us to capture those moments. During a senior portrait session with Andi Diamond Photography, we want to really bring out our seniors’ personalities and showcase what makes them unique. From wardrobe to location, each session is catered to what they like stylistically (with a little guidance from us, of course). The tradition of senior portraits will never go out of style, personalizing these sessions is a memorable experience and helps our seniors feel beautiful (or handsome!) and confident. Class of 2018, now is the perfect time for a Tampa senior portrait session! Interested in learning more? Call us at 813-503-5056 or email at andi@andidiamond.com!

 

In one of our previous wedding inspiration posts we talked about the importance and benefit of uplighting at a wedding reception. Today, we want to take that one step further and talk about specifically lighting up the most delicious part of the reception..the cake! A lot of time, planning, and money goes into a wedding cake, so why not showcase it in the best way possible. Creating a table with ample lighting will not only give your cake more dimension, but help make it look even more beautiful in pictures.  Here are some of our favorite ways these wedding cakes have been displayed.  We also suggest giving the cake its own “home”, not up against the wall so it has additional focus.

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