Katie and Chris - A St. Petersburg Wedding with Chic, Sweet Details!

It was a typical sunny day for Katie and Chris' nuptials overlooking the St. Petersburg harbor.  The couple exchanged vows in front of a sheer draped arch that perfectly framed the stunning waterfront view, and they sealed their union by participating in a sand ceremony that was poured into a customized keepsake frame.  Hues of plum, silver, and onyx were used throughout their décor, from the exotic bouquets filled with orchids, to the rows of swirled lollipop escort cards (a nod to the fact that the couple met while working at an amusement park).  While guests found their seats in the Mahaffey ballroom, the bride and groom snuck away for a private photo under the bright lights of the magical, empty theater.  Guest tables featured centerpieces of submerged orchids accented with an abundance of candles, as well as tall vases topped with lush floral arrangements, and the couple's monogram was emblazoned on the wall above their bountiful candy buffet.  To echo their candy theme, guests sipped on cotton candy signature drinks while dancing the night away.  The bride and groom ceremoniously cut a small wedding cake set atop a display of assorted cupcakes, giving guests yet another way to satisfy their sweet tooth.

The bride wore a fit and flare gown and carried a bouquet of Picasso calla lilies and orchids

The lawn of the Mahaffey Theater set the stage with stunning ceremony views

A unique sand ceremony frame customized with the couple's names made for a chic keepsake

Purple orchid bouquets pop against the black and charcoal attire

Rows of swirled lollipop escort cards gave guests a glimpse into the sweet night in store...

The stars of the show! The bride and groom share an intimate moment in the empty theater.

The ballroom featured tables dressed in onyx linens with silver accents, and pops of plum.

Cocktails poured over fluffy cotton candy were as much a feast for the eyes as for the lips!


Almost too beautiful to eat... ALMOST!

Venue: Mahaffey Theater

Photography:  Sarah & Ben

Officiant:  Chris, Sensational Ceremonies

Hair and Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio

Catering:  Puff n Stuff

DJ & Lighting:  Ben, Grant Hemond & Associates

Live Musician:  Shane Meade

Florist:  Arlene Floral & Event Designer

Cupcakes:  Sugardarlings

Linens:  Connie Duglin Specialty Linen

Chiavari Chairs:  Modern Day Events

Photobooth:  FotoBox