Jessica + Javier's Ybor City Garden Museum Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer

September 22, 2016  •  1 Comment

Jessica + Javier's Ybor City Garden Museum Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer

I've known Jessica for years through our shared passions for weddings. You see, Jessica is the lead wedding coordinator for L & L events. When I got the new that she wanted to hire Rising Lotus as her and Javier's wedding photographer, I was over the moon!  I find it the utmost compliment when fellow industry folks hire me. They know ALL of the options available to them and still pick me. It touches me so deeply!  

That said,  I had NO doubt that Jessica & Javier's wedding was going to be fantastic in ever sense. I knew it would be beautiful because her vision and creativity is amazing, I knew that she was cherry picking an A-team, and I knew the day would run super smoothly!  I was right about these predictions. What I didn't expect was how emotional I would be!

Jessica was a princess in her Allure Bridal gown. As she glided down the aisle to meet Javier, the moment was laced with anticipation. Under the most gorgeous of fabric draped arbor with a sparkly crystal chandelier overhead, they vowed to love each other forever. Their personalized vows were recited with a quiver in their voices and tears rolling down their cheeks. Sealed with a perfect kiss! Side note- take your time during this moment- not just because it makes for great photos, which it does, but because you're sealing the deal and it should be a celebration! Copious amounts of PDA is completely acceptable on your wedding day. 
 
Jessica and Javier's elegant wedding reception of rich plum and show-stopping gold was a vision at Ybor City Museum gardens. The drool-worthy details were all hand-selected and carefully combined to create a stunning affair! And do you see that cake? Holy smokes, it's amazing.  I love how perfectly it played off of the bridesmaid's dresses. It was incredibly glamorous! 
 
Also, can we just take a moment to recognize how ADORABLE their son is?!  My goodness, he's a future heartbreaker.  
 
Oh, and the rocket of confetti was the perfect send off! 
 
It was SUCH an honor to capture this beautiful family's wedding day. Jessica and Javier have a lifetime of happy ahead of them. And I couldn't be more excited to see where it leads. 
 
Be sure to check out Jessica's blog post about the wedding day too! 
 
 
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Ybor City State Museum Garden
Caterer/Cake: Olympia Catering & Events
Officiant: Rev. Rick Lackore of Sensational Ceremonies
Hair & Make Up: Michele Renee the Studio
Photographer: Rising Lotus Photography
Videographer: Rad Red Creative
Decor/Coordination/Flowers: L&L Events
DJ: Eric Hardy of Hardy & Co. DJ & Up Lighting
Linens: Connie Duglin Linens & Imperial Party Rental
Bridesmiad Dresses: Rent the Runway
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridal Romance Collection

 

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Leslie Harris-Senac(non-registered)
You capture EVERY detail so beautifully. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous wedding photos!
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