These two are just perfect together. They were both so relaxed and elated during this entire day. We had a great time photographing them, their wedding party, their families and all the great moments that made up this day.
What a gorgeous group of bridesmaids!
We did formals and portraits at the Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida. There were all kind of animals and birds there, especially peacocks.
PORTRAIT TIME. Thank you so much Robbie and Erika for giving us the time to create some really special portraits of you two!
Such fun wedding party intros!
Despite the threat of rain, the high wind, and some technical issues, this group knew how to party!
Before the rain forced the party inside, we were able to grab a big group shot of the dance floor!
Let the party continue!
Framing your face with your hands. Classic.
Wedding date: 11.24.13
Venue(s): Victory Life church & flamingo gardens – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Who made this day happen...
hair –Alea & Mariah Pizarro
makeup – Loren Pizarro
florist – bouquets & boutonnieres made by Erika Fifelski
stationary – Save the Dates by Katherine Saucier/ Invitations & Programs by Rebecca Valerio
videographer – Nick and Ashley Nardone
ceremony – Victory Life Church, Pastor Ron Bramos, Sound by Josh Bramos
What we danced to...
down the aisle – Attendants to “Waking Up”, by One Republic – Bride & Father to “Bridal March”, by Jonathan Cain
unity sand song – “Captivated”, by Loren & Adam Pizarro
recessional – “Gone, Gone, Gone.” By Philip Philips
wedding party intros – “Move” , By Little Mix
first dance – “Kiss Me”, by Jason Walker
father/daughter – “You Are My Sunshine”, Nick Lachey
mother/son – “Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys”, Waylon Jennings
From the bride & groom...
Best moments of the day:
Bride: My father/daughter dance when my Dad gave me his blessing, Robbie’s garter removal dance, ending our reception with the chicken dance, and of course our first kiss as husband & wife.
Groom: The best moment of the day was when I saw Erika for the first time and doing the chicken dance.
Sweetest memory of the day...
Bride: When Robbie read me his vows and started tearing up.
Groom: Reading my vows to Erika
Funniest memory of the day...
Bride: Either when Robbie said, “crap” during the vows or the unity sand ceremony when he had so much left over he poured all his in at the end.
Groom: When I said crap during my vows.
Advice for future brides...
Bride: Planning family/friends time and photo time is more important than worrying about the “little things” you’ll forget about or won’t even notice at your wedding. Spend time with the people who are making it happen because it is so rewarding after the wedding part of the marriage is over. Also, don’t get mad at your fiancé about dumb things, he is just so excited to marry you and that’s what matters!
Groom: Remember your marrying the man of your dreams. No matter what happens, don’t freak out. You’ll just make it worse for yourself and your husband.
Advice for future grooms...
Bride: I loved having an involved fiancé. He helped me in more ways than he knows and he planned the most amazing honeymoon for us. Find out how you can help your future wife and then do your best to tackle some tasks if she asks you to.
Groom: If she starts to get nervous about something or concerned make sure you tell her everything is going to be ok…it will be. Also, if you she wants to know your opinion on something give it to her. If she doesn’t want your opinion allow her to make the decision.
Thanks goes out to...
Bride: So many people came together to make this the most fantastic time for Robbie and I! Thank you Dad, Mom, maid or honor - Natasha Fifelski, matron of honor - Alexis Watson and my whole family! Thank you John & Julie Dawson, Lorri & Mike Murphy, Mike & DeeDee Zero, Pizarro Family, Brenda Sodergren, Jake & Katie Ford, Ron & Cheryl Bramos, Josh Bramos, Nick & Ashley Nardone, Kelsey Cortez, Becca Valerio, Claire Jones, Kaylyn McCulloch, Kari Ellingsen, Katherine Saucier, & Jessica Jordan!
Groom: Everyone who was at the wedding. It is great to know that we have such a wonderful support group. I would also like to thank all the groomsmen. Also, we are thankful to both of our families who did so much to make our wedding the day of our dreams.
Bride: I’ll remember this day forever, not because of the colors and decorations, but because of the excitement on my handsome groom’s face and our supportive friends and family who came out and had a blast with us!
Groom: Marriage is great.
Robbie & Erika, thank you both so much for allowing us to be there on your wedding day. We had a great time with you two, your family and friends. We wish you the best!