A Christ-Centered wedding of Yolanda & Jimmy at the Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort, St Pete Beach, Florida. A story of Cherry Coke, Dunkin Donuts, and an amazing answer to prayers.
Yolanda & Jimmy hung out with mutual friends long before they even dated. Their fathers raced together and they both attended the Saturday night races when they were younger. Who would have guessed that Yolanda posting an image on facebook about cherry coke would spark a flame. Yolanda had made a list on what she wanted in a man and prayed over that list during a church service she attended. At around the same time, Jimmy's friends Robyn and Jim told him one holiday about their story on how they met one another by making a specific list and praying over it. Jimmy decided he would do just that, and he started praying. One day after Jimmy posted on Yolanda's facebook animage about cherry coke he asked "what is everyone doing tonight?" Yolanda responded, "I'm going to church you want to join?". Jimmy took her up on her offer, especially since the first thing on his list of the girl he wanted, was "that she would invite him to church". They went to church and then to Dunkin Donuts afterwards and talked for hours which was the beginning of many days together.
They testify that God truly joined them together when the time was right and when they both had the faith that was needed for a great relationship. Their first step was to realize that without God, they would be alone and something would be missing. Yolanda states "Sometimes we hope to find purpose in another human being, but God is the only One who can give us this." Once they both let go and Let God, He really gave them what they longed for. They fit so perfect together which is the result of God being in the center of their Relationship.
Grand Plaza provides a great atmosphere for weddings on St Pete Beach with its tree-lined ceremony sites. For more information on weddings at Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort see grandplazaflorida.com/weddings
Micheria & Jaron met through a popular online dating website. After phone conversation, the met after a couple of weeks for their first date at Hula Bay, a popular South Tampa Restaurant. They were married at Tampa Bay Watch on April 1st, 2017. Photographed and Video by St Petersburg Photographers, Celebrations of Tampa Bay celebrationsoftampabay.com/photographers-st-petersburg/
Highlights of wedding at Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, Fl. The Sirata Beach Resort is one of the more convenient wedding venues on St Pete Beach. The Ceremony on the south beach area, near the Coconut Palm Room (Tent Pavilion), reception in the Majestic Palm Ballroom on the 2nd floor of The Sirata. We did the first look with the father of bride in the Royal Palm Ballroom so we were all over this beautiful St Pete Beach Wedding Venue.
The Majestic Palms Ballroom is largest of the reception rooms at The Sirata. We set up our uplighting (20 lights) which looks great in this room. There were about 200 guests on this wedding, and there was plenty of room in the Majestic Ballroom. For information on weddings at Sirata Beach Resort see sirata.com/weddings/wedding-venues (727) 363-5100. To see highlights of our other weddings at The Sirata Beach Resort see celebrationsoftampabay.com/wedding-videographers-st-pete-beach/
Celebrations of Tampa Bay provided the Photography, Video, DJ and Uplighting on this wedding. Video shot by St Pete Beach Videographers Randy & Dave. We used 4 cameras for the video for the ceremony. 1) Canon 5d mark 3 with 70-200mm f4 Lense 2)Canon 70d with 24-105mm f4 Lense 3)Canon 7d with 85mm f1.8 lense and 4)Canon XF-305 Camera. We also used a Big Screen Projector where we showed video of the pre-ceremony, ceremony, and formals, during the reception.
Entertainment provided by Jason with Grant Hemond & Associates granthemond.com/ who I had the priveledge of working the following evening as well, such a personable DJ as are all the Grant Hemond DJs are.