04 Oct An Ala Carte Pavilion Wedding Tito & Shomari
It was a long and fabulous day for everyone involved, no more so than my wonderful couple Tito & Shomari! The whole day before, we had the Nigerian Engagement ceremony, which was longer than most traditional weddings (see it here). But on the wedding day, with over 600 people, it meant even more festivities and events! The day started very early with the huge bridal party getting ready at the Tampa Grand Hyatt, a wonderful spot that is vastly under used in the area.
We did some beautiful group shots prior to the ceremony, of course keeping the guys and girls separated throughout the huge grounds!
Getting to the Ala Carte Pavilion everyone was treated to absolutely lavish details and room setups, using 100% of the venue space. Post ceremony guests were treated to a sprawling cocktail hour while the lovely couple and I went off alone for more bridal shots, after doing just a few family group portraits on the stage.
I LOVE it when I get dedicated time (the more the better) for bridals, it is the ONLY way to get the sweet artistic shots and take advantage of scenery or a venue space.
The rest of the night was a blur, consisting of hours and hours of dancing to both a live band and rockin’ DJ that kept the hundreds of people on their feet when they weren’t being fed by the two huge buffet setups!
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