1. From This Day: Couple rooted in Florida connect across the pond


    With nearly 50,000 students, the University of Florida has enrollment equivalent to the population of a decent-sized city. And as undergraduates in Gainesville, Lauren Davis and John Dicks had never met.

    John Larry Dicks II and Lauren Brittany Davis, who were wed April 26 in Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church in Tampa, pose with their dog, Mel, a golden retriever-German shepherd mix.
  2. For brides, it's all in the details


    This season's nuptial fashions fall on opposite sides of the aisle: ethereally sweet and rustic chic, or softly structured and urbane.

    A model wears a bead-embellished wedding gown from Lebanese fashion designer Zuhair Murad’s fall-winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection in Paris recently.
  3. From This Day: Business turns to pleasure and matrimony


    TAMPA — "What do I have to do to marry you?" T. Hampton Dohrman asked earnestly as he jotted down bullet points on a sticky note.

    T. Hampton Dohrman, 31, and Erin Tracy, 30, were married 
May 3 at the Tampa Theatre in front of 60 guests.
  4. From This Day: Kristine Ann Putrino and Kyle Robert Kirstein

    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — They had many friends in common, and in fact they met during their first year at the University of Florida, in the library of their dormitory. Her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, and his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, often were paired for social activities.

    Kristine Putrino figured dating Kyle Kirstein would lead to something serious; she was right.
  5. Jen Doll's 'Save the Date' a memoir of a serial wedding guest


    The book jacket for Jen Doll's Save the Date — with the image of a woman's strappy sandals beside a slice of buttercream cake — suggests that this memoir will be a Sex and the City-esque madcap comedy in which a woman marches tipsily through a parade of lavish weddings where she's forever the …

  6. From This Day: 'I do' comes after half a lifetime together


    ST. PETERSBURG — A wedding party of 20 looked on as Michael Moses and Sara Hernandez shared their first kiss as husband and wife. It was a long time in the making.

    “I like being able to call him my husband,” Sara said of Michael. Photos courtesy of
  7. From This Day: Dancers in step from the start


    TAMPA — As if wedding planning isn't crazy enough, imagine buying and restoring the 88-year-old Rialto Theater just six months before the big day.

    Partners in dance and life, Hope Donnelly and George Carter II wed April 12, 2014, at the Rialto Theater, which they bought to turn into a party rental venue, dance studio, art gallery and small business office space. The downtown Tampa theater, built in 1925 and opened in 1926, has been a performance hall, movie theater, auto repair garage and equipment storage warehouse.
  8. From This Day: Tracy Negoshian and David Phillips


    ST. PETERSBURG — Her mom saw him first, in the family portrait in an Atlanta trade-show booth.

    Tracy Negoshian and David Robert Phillips were married April 19 along the waterfront in Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas.
  9. DIY bridal bouquets in bloom


    MINNEAPOLIS — When Natasha Cronen got married last September, she knew exactly what her bridal bouquet would look like, down to the petal.

  10. From This Day: Wedding planner becomes a bride at gala affair


    SARASOTA — After a decade spent fulfilling the dreams of others, wedding planner Brooke Palmer closed her eyes and saw every detail of a modern, white-tie celebration of her love for Craig Kuhl.

    The professional became personal when wedding planner Brooke Palmer married Craig Kuhl at the Ringling Museum of Art on March 15. Friends in the industry rose to the occasion to stage an extravaganza that some of the guests tweeted was “the wedding of the century.”