Jessica and Peter - A Classically Elegant Wedding at the Renaissance Vinoy

Jessica and Peter were married during their traditional Catholic ceremony at Christ the King Catholic Church before celebrating with 200+ of their closest friends and family at their downtown St Petersburg Vinoy reception! The overall event exuded elegance and classic details such as all white flora, silver candlesticks and lanterns, and a crisp color palette of navy and white with very soft pops of tulip pink. The event was also filled with sentimental touches, including Peter's wedding gift to Jessica - a family heirloom pearl mounted to a necklace pendant, and a touching toast shared by the father of the bride, not to mention Jessica and Peter's personalized intros for each person in their wedding party.  Guests enjoyed a variety of food stations including gourmet macaroni and cheese as well as mini sliders paired with local Cigar City beers.  After enjoying the wedding cake confection nearly too beautiful to eat, everyone danced under the stunning Chihuly chandelier at the Vinoy’s Grand Ballroom.  Guests were sent off with hand made chocolate Gator favors with gratitude from the bride and groom; a nod to their collegiate days at the University of Florida!

                                     The aisle of the church was lined with snowball hydrangea and satin ribbon

Gentlemen looked dapper in grey suits with navy ties, & ladies looked lovely in navy gowns all all-white bouquets

    The ballroom was aglow with pink lighting, while silver chairs & candlesticks popped against the navy & white

              Silver candlesticks and lanterns mixed with lush white centerpieces made for classic centerpieces

                    The happy couple shared their first dance under the jaw-dropping Chihuly glass chandelier

              The five-tier square wedding cake was adorned with piped buttercream and the couple's monogram

                         Chocolate gators in flavors of milk, white, and dark chocolate made for delectable favors

Ceremony Venue:  Christ the King Catholic Church

Reception Venue:  The Renaissance Vinoy, St. Petersburg

Photography:  Aaron Bornfleth Studio

Entertainment:  DJ Fresh

Florist and Lighting:  FH Weddings & Events

Makeup:  Lindsay Does Makeup

Linens:  Connie Duglin Specialty Linen

Chiavari Chairs:  Modern Day Events

Favors:  Schakolad