Paula and David

Clearwater Beach, Florida

 

 

Photographer | Limelight Photography | @limelightphotos

Venue | Hyatt Clearwater Beach | @hyattregencyclearwater

Cake | Cakes by Nomeda

Gown Designer | Watters @watters

Floral Designer | The Bride’s Bouquet

Event Designer | Special Moments | @specialmomentevents

DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc | @ghamobiledjs

Makeup | Destiny & Light Hair & Makeup Group by Priscilla Marie

Invitation Designer | Zazzle | @zazzle

 

David and Paula met each other in August 2012 through her co-worker, when they both worked at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) in Tallahassee, FL. He was looking for a woman to play on his co-ed soccer team and her co-worker suggested asking her, knowing that she had played throughout high school. Paula had seen and noticed him around the facility but their research groups never interacted so they hadn’t spoken before. When he asked, she jumped at the opportunity to play soccer again, but better yet, to get to meet and know David better.

 

They played soccer together and became good friends, and started officially dating in Spring 2013. They almost didn’t date because Paula was supposed to be moving from Tallahassee to Nashville for graduate school that summer { sweet fate! }.

 

David and Paula ran the Sept. 09, 2017 Savage Race (obstacle race) in Kennedyville, MD with a couple of friends. After the race, they all went back to David’s Jeep to change into clean clothes. While they were changing, he got down on one knee and proposed!

 

We LOVE Paula & David… their love for each other is so sweet! The way they look at each other and really listen to each other’s needs, spoke to us. We spent the day with them on their wedding day and we felt at home… they are both fun and love to live in the moment. Every little part of their day was special and memorable. I {Dafne} had the opportunity to speak with Robert { the groom’s dad and officiant } and he was so emotional, given the opportunity to officiate Paula & David’s marriage… what a privilege for a father! So thoughtful. Robert’s heart was bursting with joy. It was beautiful to watch as they incorporated an Irish/Celtic ceremony called Handfasting as they both have Irish roots in their families.

 

The reception was loads of fun, with a traditional Philippine Tinikling dance, love this! It was intense, the belly laughs were serious! We had a wonderful time and the guests LOVED the challenge.