Sunken Gardens Wedding | Jennifer + Todd

December 3, 2021

Jennifer & Todd’s Sunken Gardens wedding was a tropical paradise.

There are few things more whimsical than a Sunken Gardens wedding like Jennifer & Todd’s.

As far as St. Pete wedding venues go, this one has to be the most unique. Not only because it’s literally a sunken garden, but also because of its backstory.

The Sunken Gardens actually started wayyy back in 1903! A plant-loving plumber named George Turner Sr. purchased a big plot of land to fill with his favorite tropical plants and fruits.

The plot of land came with a lake, which he drained and turned into the fairytale landscape we now know as the Sunken Gardens.

And now, over 100 years later, I’m lucky enough to photograph Sunken Gardens weddings, like Jennifer & Todds!

This lovely couple actually hired me to do their engagement shoot at Sunken Gardens too. So this time around, they were total pros at looking adorable in front of the camera.

I had such a difficult time narrowing down my favorite couples portraits from this wedding! They just looked SO cute, so in love, and so natural in all of the shots. And on top of that, they were surrounded by the surreal vibrant botanicals of Sunken Gardens. It was pure magic.

As a wedding photographer, I’m always on a mission to capture that *spark* between the couple. I want the chemistry, the love, the excitement, the memories, the inside jokes – I want ALL of that to shine through in the photos. And with Jennifer and Todd, my job couldn’t have been easier.

Bridal party getting ready photos; bridal party in silk robes make a toast with champagne while smiling and laughing
Mother of the bride helps bride button up white lace wedding gown before Sunken Gardens wedding
Romantic portrait of smiling brown-haired woman under a wedding veil
Wedding guests arrive at Sunken Gardens wedding surrounded by palm trees
Two side-by-side photos of emotional groom's first look at bride on day of Sunken Gardens wedding; man in white tuxedo wipes tears up during first look at bride
Bride and groom stand at altar surrounded by lush palm trees during Sunken Gardens wedding
Bride and groom both dressed in white exchange wedding rings during outdoor garden wedding in Florida
Two photos of bride and groom sharing first kiss during Sunken Gardens wedding
Bride and groom lead recessional during outdoor garden wedding in Tampa Florida


Venue – Sunken Gardens

Event Planner – Runway Events

Hair and Makeup – Lasting Luxe

Photographer – Ashley Izquierdo

Videographer – Luxe Filmography

Catering – Fresh Made Group

DJ – DJ Fresh

Bar Service – Nova 535

Bakery – Curious Cat Bakery

Florist – Artistic Flowers


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