Jen and Hutch - A Champagne-inspired wedding in St. Petersburg

Jen and Hutch were married in a gorgeous outdoor celebration at the St. Pete Women's Club on Snell Isle.  Jennifer beamed as she was escorted down the grassy aisle to her groom, the two exchanging vows beneath a vine-clad arch. Surrounded by such gorgeous landscape, we closed the roads to host a private reception overlooking the Coffee Pot Bayou.  Rustic vineyard details brought a Napa Valley feel to St. Petersburg, impressing guests with wine cork escort cards, wine bottle label table numbers (all from wineries the couple had visited), and a self-serve bubbly bar during the cocktail hour.  Even the color palette boasted shades of champagne and rosé  in details from the gowns to the garden roses.  It was evident that love was the most important aspect of their special day, reflected in heartfelt details such as thank you notes tucked into the guest napkins, the unassumingly lovely wedding cake, and the bride and groom’s donation to a charity in honor of a beloved family member in leiu of favors.  The dancing and celebration under a canopy of lights gently reflected across the water as the sun set.  Cheers to the happy couple!

                     Suspended glasses of hydrangea, blush tea roses, lilies, and seeded eucalyptus lined the aisle

                                                    The simple bouquets featured hydrangea and viburnum

                 The white trellis backdrop was covered with creeping vines and clusters of coordinating flora

                                               Bridesmaids wore dresses in shades of blush and champagne

              The bride carried a bouquet of hydrangea, roses, peonies, freesia, viburnum, and hypericum berries

                    The bride wore a classic lace fitted gown with sash, accented with a birdcage veil and silk rose

                               Guests enjoyed a Bubbly Bar with various fruit juices topped with champagne

                                      The couple made a donation to their favorite charity in lieu of favors

                  Tables featured wood plank runners dotted with assorted lanterns and mason jars of flowers

                                                    Guests received custom thank you notes from the couple

                          Copper chargers topped with menus lined the feasting tables overlooking the water

                      The classic and simple wedding cake boasted ribbed buttercream icing and sugar flowers

                            The wrapped oak tree and canopy lights created a stunning reflection off the water

Venue:  St. Petersburg Women's Center

Photography:  Lauren Pauline Photography

Ceremony Music:  David Dillingham Quartet

Reception Music:  Ron Michel, Universal Music Entertainment

Catering:  Good Food Catering

Bar Service:  Spunky Spirits

Cake:  Publix

Cinematography:  Hearts Video

Rental Items:  Coast to Coast Event Rentals

Lighting:  Tampa Lights

Linens:  Connie Duglin Specialty Linen

Bouquets:  Arlene Floral Designer