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Elegant and Luxurious Wedding | The Florida Aquarium | Tampa, FL

Where elegance meets timeless vintage – Allie and Dan’s wedding was stunning on all levels. To say we were SO excited for Allie and Dan’s wedding at the Florida Aquarium is an understatement! You may even recognize them from their engagement session back in October at Clearwater Beach. And when Allie asked if we’d shoot their wedding… we of course said yes! And the funny thing is, Allie and Dan actually live in the same apartment complex as us! Small world, right? Anyway, fast forward to just a few days ago and here we are at Allie and Dan’s big day.

Allie’s bridal details were nothing short of elegant and sophisticated

We arrived early so we could scope things out and give ourselves some extra time to capture all of the details (trust us when we say you NEED to see them!) From Bella Bell shoes to elegant invitations to family heirlooms, it was so much fun photographing Allie’s bridal details.

The thing we LOVE about Allie and Dan is how passionate they are at what they do. Allie is a pilates instructor and always shares the best pilates tips on social media! And Dan is a chiropractor who loves what he does so much that he even gave the Maid of Honor an adjustment on the day of his own wedding.

We simply don’t have enough words to say how amazing these two are!

Allie and Dan got ready at the Tampa Marriott Water Side Hotel, and you guys, this hotel is GORGEOUS. The rooms are beautiful, the lobby is stunning, the mezzanine floor (as you will see) was the perfect photo-op spot. As you scroll through these images you’d probably think, “heck! I’d just get married here!” it’s that pretty. But, in true Allie fashion, they got married at an even better location… the Florida Aquarium.

The cool thing about the Aquarium is that the proceeds from the wedding go to the animals, how cool is that?! And speaking of animals… we had a very special member of the bridal party join us – their cute pup Murphy! Fairytale Pet Coordination did an amazing job keeping Murphy company while we took photos and even helped him pose for the camera!

These two were surrounded by friends and family who were filled with love and joy as these two said ‘I Do!’

As you scroll through these images, you’ll see how in love Allie and Dan are; how gorgeous the bridesmaids were; how handsome the groomsmen were; how every detail was simply perfection. And the best part about all of this? These are the images Allie and Dan will look back on as they flip through their album and remember this day as if it were happening all over again. These are the photos they’ll share with their children and grandchildren one day. This is the beginning of their family legacy. And we were incredibly honored to be apart of it.

Congratulations Dr. Dan & Allie Riesling!!

xoxo,
Matlock and Kelly

Marriott Waterside Tampa Hotel | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bella Belle blue wedding shoes | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Elegant wedding day bridal details | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bride and groom wedding rings | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Groom's shoes and boutonnières | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Vintage wedding dress hanging with shoes and bride's bouquet | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Sparkly BHLDN bridesmaid dresses | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bride and bridesmaids with dog on bed | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Mother of bride zipping up Bride's dress | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Detail close up of bride's vintage inspired wedding dress | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bride putting earrings in | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Groom getting ready at Tampa Waterside hotel | Matlock and Kelly PhotographyBest man helping groom get ready | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Detail close up of groom's bow tie and boutonnière | Matlock and Kelly PhotographyGroom waiting for bride at first look | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bride and groom's reactions during first look | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bride and groom at Tampa Waterside Hotel | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tampa Waterside Hotel | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tampa Waterside Hotel | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tampa Waterside Hotel | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bride and groom with dog | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bride with bridesmaids | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bride and bridesmaids' bouquets | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bride's bouquet details | Matlock and Kelly PhotographyBride walking with bridesmaids | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bride and bridesmaids and Groom and groomsmen | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bride with maid of honor | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Groom with best man | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Bridal party walking with dog to ceremony | Matlock and Kelly Photography

The Florida Aquarium ceremony | Matlock and Kelly PhotographyClose up of bride's bouquet | Matlock and Kelly PhotographyPortrait of the bride at the Florida Aquarium | Matlock and Kelly PhotographyBride and groom at the Florida Aquarium Wetlands Exhibit | Matlock and Kelly PhotographyBride and groom at the Florida Aquarium Wetlands Exhibit | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Elegant white on white wedding reception | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Wedding reception details at the Florida Aquarium | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Wedding reception at the Florida Aquarium | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Wedding reception at the Florida Aquarium | Matlock and Kelly PhotographyElegant 6-layer wedding cake with beautiful flowers | Matlock and Kelly Photography

Sparkler Exit at the Florida Aquarium | Matlock and Kelly Photography

The Vendor Team:

Photography | Matlock and Kelly Photography
Venue | The Florida Aquarium
Florist | Redman Steele Floral Design
Hair and Makeup | Femme Akoi
Gown | Wedding Salon of Manhasset
Bridesmaid | BHLDN
Shoes | Bella Belle Shoes
Men’s Attire | Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse
Pet Coordination | Fairytale Pet Care
Invitations | Medici Invites
Entertainment | Phase 5 Band
Cake | The Artistic Whisk
Catering | Aramark Catering

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