Chelsea & Cody


Bride and groom walking in field with cows at sunset.

We often get the chance to travel out of our area for weddings. When Chelsea and Cody asked us to shoot their wedding in Tampa, you know we couldn't say "no". They got married at this gorgeous barn in the Tampa area. The moss trees made for the perfect sunset backdrop.


Number One Tip for Future Phocus Couples to Consider: Consider requesting candid photo shots at reception.


To make the day easier, Chelsea hired Sabrina with Southern Sweet Heart Events. They made sure everything went smoothly on the wedding day and it was one of the best decisions she made.

A lot of times, couples stress so much about things going on throughout the day. We always suggest hiring a planner or coordinator to take that stress off.


More partying...less worrying

What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos/video? (bride's response) ALL OF IT!!

What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos/video? (groom's response) First NOT look and first look at ceramony. How did you two meet? Through friends in high school.


Bride and groom kissing in field with cows.

Tell us about THE dress! It was amazingly beautiful.


Chelsea's dress was nothing short of beautiful. It was a white classic lace dress with sleeves just on the shoulders.

Wedding gown hanging in tree

What was your first dance song, and why did you choose it? Blessed by Thomas Rhett, because we truly are, blessed to have each other.

(For the Groom) Describe what your felt when you saw your bride on your wedding day: I was blown away by how beautiful she is. (For the Bride) Describe what your felt when you saw your groom on your wedding day: Happiness. What was the most emotional part of the day? Father daughter first look. - Chelsea


Don't get me started on this father/daughter first look. To say it was emotional was an understatement. I'm pretty sure there wasn't a dry eye in sight. We always love when brides put extra time into the day to see their fathers for the first time. It's always such an emotional party of the day.

Father of the bride crying while seeing the bride for the first time.

What was the most emotional part of the day? Reading my vows.- Cody

Bride crying during ceremony vows.

What is ONE moment of your day that you will always remember? Our first dance.

Bride and groom dancing during their reception.

Favorite part of the Phocus Experience? The unique pictures we got to take.

Check out some of our favorites from the day!



Vendors:

Wedding Planner | Southern Sweet Heart

Venue | The Barn at Oak Creek

Videographer | Phocus & Company

DJ/Band | Fast Break Entertainment

Officiant | Maryanne Kehlenbach

Caterer | Mojo Federal Wine & Spirits


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