Nerlin & Andy’s Wedding

After documenting Nerlin & Andy’s November wedding, I am convinced that there are friends, family, even strangers that are true angels to our hearts. Nerlin’s wedding was blessed with many angels that helped make it an unforgettable day and we were blessed to witness & capture all the love-filled, sweet moments! It wasn’t a surprise to see how much Nerlin & Andy are loved. They are such a caring couple & we truly have become so fond of them. So much so, that I felt I was documenting my sister’s wedding-tears and all!

This gorgeous couple tied the knot at the Seminole Lake Country Club in St. Pete and their special day could not have been more beautiful! Blue skies and great weather made for some pretty rockin’ light! A sun-kissed outdoor ceremony followed by a lovely reception at Treasure Island Yacht Club to celebrate, that included a few awesome surprises for the bride! One of those surprises was a live performance by a Puerto Rican band, Los Pleneros (yes, I have to admit, we were having a hard time trying to juggle camera gear while shaking it up on the dance floor!)

This wedding was completely their style, where the bride’s elegant & classic taste merged in perfect harmony with the couple’s latin roots and modern take on traditions! A few of our favorite details included the ceremony being performed in English/Spanish so that their all their guests could understand the beautiful words. For their unity ceremony, the couple chose to plant seeds along with the bride’s mother to symbolize their unity and watch the plant bloom as their love, year after year. During the reception, I especially loved how the bride had one of her engagement images created as an display board that had the table numbers and guests names listed. The couple also decided to have a gorgeous canvas from their engagement session displayed at the reception. Andy had proposed to Nerlin at a chinese restaurant and her ring was in the fortune cookie.. So Nerlin creatively included this detail in her wedding, having fortune cookies created in brown and pink to hold place cards at each table that had the guests name and the different colors let the waiters know which guest would be having which dinner selection.

I will never forget Nerlin’s expression when we surprised with a slideshow of the couple’s first images together as a couple playing to one of their favorite songs during the reception. We also incorporated some bubble signs so that the guests could leave some sweet sentiments and surprise the couple when they received their images. Little did we know that the groomsmen would get creative with the idea! See for yourself! (last image) Nerlin & Andy never saw what was written on them…until now! There were so many wonderful details and we were so thankful to witness a couple that shared their special day in such a unique way.

Enjoy some our favorites from their special day!  You can find their wedding gallery with more images on the couple’s website!

Thanks to everyone that made this day so special! (list pending update)

Linens: Kate Ryan Linens

Make up: Collective Creations

DJ: Bay Area Production

Reception/Ceremony Decor/Flowers: Evelyn Hernandez

Limo Service: Ambassador Limo Inc.


January 15, 2011 - 8:40 am

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January 15, 2011 - 9:40 am

Nayla - Todo muy bello las fotos de show,q sean muy felices por toda la vida.

January 15, 2011 - 1:45 pm

Kristin - Gorgeous!!as always:) I love all of them, but my 2 favorites are the one of them kissing in the car and Nerlin leaning on Andy’s back. They are such a beautiful couple! The bubble messages were a riot!!Great job KisMisInk!

January 15, 2011 - 10:56 pm

Arlene Ramos - Beautiful pics, I’m so happy for them because they both deserve the best. Awesome job in taking the pictures, I’m looking forward to getting married so I can have you guys do my photography! Thank you so much for making Nerlin & Andy’s day so special, God bless!

January 18, 2011 - 12:11 pm

Evelyn - Nerlin is by far the sweetest gal I have ever met and had the pleasure abd honor of helping her with the wedding I wish you all the beautiful things life can bring. God bless you and your marriage. Love Eve

November 10, 2011 - 1:43 pm

¡Ándele! ¡Ándele! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! | Mexico Destination Wedding Photographers Kismis Ink Photography Kismis Ink Photography - [...] can imagine my excitement as I was having lunch with my previous bride, Nerlin, and she went into detail about her sweet friend, Margarita’s, destination wedding [...]

November 20, 2011 - 10:42 pm

Joanna Merhi - Lol I love this last picture! Too funny! You guys are the best.

January 24, 2012 - 12:28 pm

Margarita + Juan | Cozumel Mexico Destination Wedding Kismis Ink Photography Kismis Ink Photography - [...] There are many elements that made this experience so unique, but one of my favorites was spending a few days with our couple, their family and friends, and the very special person who made this all possible by referring us to Margarita, one of our first brides- turned amazing friend, Nerlin. (You can see Nerlin and Andy’s beautiful wedding from Nov 2010 here) [...]