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Julianne and Joel’s outdoor Tampa wedding featured a waterfront ceremony and tented reception.

“The theme of our wedding was ‘Winter Wonderland.’ We chose this theme because we didn’t want a traditional wedding,” the bride shared. “Our colors were sapphire, royal blue and silver. Sapphire is my birthstone, and we both love blue and silver together.”

To set the atmosphere for a winter celebration, the bride’s mother DIY’d most of the Tampa wedding decor.

“My wedding was unique because my mom made almost all of the decorations, which included Christmas balls, glitter, vases with ribbon, tulle, colored rocks and hanging lights,” Julianne explained. “The party gifts were Christmas ball ornaments with our names on them along with the date and location.”

Hiring a Tampa wedding photographer who would fit the couple’s personalities was a top priority for the Safety Harbor couple.

“Everything about the wedding was important, but if I had to choose the most important element, it would have been the photography,” Julianne said. “From the first moment I met Marilyn, of Castorina Photography and Films, I knew that our personalities would work well together. They were by far the best part of the wedding. People still come up to me and say that my photographer did an amazing job!”

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Bride Getting Ready on Wedding Day | DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay | Tampa Wedding Photographer Castorina Photography

Bride Getting Ready on Wedding Day | DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay | Tampa Wedding Photographer Castorina Photography

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Bride Walking Down the Aisle on Wedding Day | DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay | Tampa Wedding Photographer Castorina Photography

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay Waterfront Wedding Ceremony | Tampa Wedding Photographer Castorina Photography

The Proposal:
Joel took me to Honeymoon Island, and as we were sitting on a wooden swing, he put a pair of earbuds in my ears to listen to the song Marry Me. When the chorus began, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was in such shock that I started to cry, but I absolutely said, “Yes.”

Tampa Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay Waterfront Wedding Ceremony | Tampa Wedding Photographer Castorina Photography

Tampa Bride and Groom Waterfront Wedding Portrait | DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay Waterfront Wedding Ceremony | Tampa Wedding Photographer Castorina Photography

Tampa Bride and Groom Sunset Waterfront Wedding Portrait | DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay Waterfront Wedding Ceremony | Tampa Wedding Photographer Castorina Photography

Blue and White Wedding Cake | Outdoor, Tented Waterfront Wedding Reception at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay | Tampa Wedding Photographer Castorina Photography

Bride and Groom First Dance | Outdoor, Tented Waterfront Wedding Reception at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay | Tampa Wedding Photographer Castorina Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We looked for someone who would fit with our personalities and who would be able to capture every moment of the event.

I chose Castorina Photography and Films, because from the first moment I met Marilyn I knew that our personalities would work well together. Her sample pictures were beautiful, so I could only imagine what my wedding pictures would look like.

Blue and White Wedding Cake | Outdoor, Tented Waterfront Wedding Reception at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay | Tampa Wedding Photographer Castorina Photography

Blue and White Wedding Cake | Outdoor, Tented Waterfront Wedding Reception at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay | Tampa Wedding Photographer Castorina Photography

Bride and Groom First Dance | Outdoor, Tented Waterfront Wedding Reception at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay | Tampa Wedding Photographer Castorina Photography

Tampa Bride and Groom Dancing at Wedding Reception | Outdoor, Tented Waterfront Wedding Reception at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay | Tampa Wedding Photographer Castorina Photography

What advice would you give to brides considering Castorina Photography and Films?
Definitely use them! They were by far the best part of the wedding. People still come up to me and say that my photographer did an amazing job!

Venue: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay | Photographer: Castorina Photography | Planner: Oh So Classy Events & Design | Flowers: JCM Art & Design – Etsy  | Catering and Rentals: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay | Cake: Ph.D.-serts & Cakes | DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates | Officiant: A Beautiful Wedding in Florida | Invitations: Office Depot | Dress: Athena’s Bridal – Casablanca | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Beautiful You Hair & Makeup |Rehearsal Dinner: Chart House | Photo Booth: Fairytale Productions

Tampa, St Petersburg, Sarasota, Orlando wedding photography and cinematic wedding video:
Castorina Photography and Films is a St. Petersburg based, on location studio. Our wedding photography and cinematography clients enjoy a relaxed environment where they can be themselves as we do our best to relieve any stress from the wedding day. We have serviced clients in Cancun Mexico, Venice, Rome, Tuscany and other areas of Italy, Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota and many other locations in the United States.

Service information:
Castorina Photography and Films offers on location photography and cinematic wedding films for wedding, portrait, family, engagement, and Bridal sessions.

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