Last year I had the extreme pleasure of spending the day with Michelle and Kevin as we traveled all over Tampa, Fl around their favorite eclectic hot spots. It was apparent in their Engagement shoot that these two with their high energy and creativity would choose not just any beachside wedding, but a rocking Polynesian Luau complete with South Pacific Island Belly and Warrior Dancers, Fire Twirlers,  and a full Luau show with their rocking reception in a Tiki Hut! What an amazing day it was!



What a gorgeous day it was to be on the beach celebrating Michelle and Kevin. Below is Michelle’s Uncle Hawk who travelled from very far away to give the traditional marriage blessing below with fresh burning sage, purifying the air and blessing them both with love and protection.


The next blessing below is the Shell Toss! Everyone grabbed a shell and made a wish for the happy couple and tossed the cell into the ocean to seal their wishes!


Yes, things were certainly heating up as the sun was going down. Bring on the Fire twirlers!

…and the belly dancers…and warrior dancers!

What wedding wouldn’t be complete without a surprise visit from a monkey to entertain the guests?




What a fantastic day! It was as exciting as it was entertaining and filled with friends, family, laughter and love!
Congratulations to both of you! I am so extremely happy for the two of you and being their to capture your memories of the first day of your new life together!
I wish you both a long life of Love and Happiness!

I have to give some thanks to the rocking team of people I got to work with!

Thank you to my awesome friends Tanya and Melissa for being such fantastic assistants!

Coordination and Decor: Sand Petal Weddings
Luau Reception: Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki Hut
Flowers: Michelle’s Mom Sharon! Awesome Job!
DJ: Sand Petal Weddings
Cake: Sand Petal Weddings