Brittney and Robby - A Chic Nautical Wedding in St. Petersburg

Brittney and Robbie's gorgeous wedding combined elements of tradition and elegance. Brittney’s “Yacht Club Chic” wedding style translated into classic details such as monogrammed stationery and a dramatic cathedral veil, as well as nautical details such as navy jackets paired with khaki slacks, an oar guestbook, and gold rope chair sashes.  The sun smiled down on Straub Park where the wedding party took gorgeous waterfront photos before the ceremony.  The nuptials were held at the Cathedral of St. Jude where the bride’s parents exchanged their own wedding vows and her grandparents were original parishioners of the church. As the sun faded into the night, the couple celebrated their reception at the grand St. Pete Coliseum where lush creamy florals accented with lemon slices and buttery roses and calla lilies filled the room. Personalized wine bottles served as table numbers, perfect for wine service during dinner. Music from a live band kept the party’s energy soaring long into the evening, before the couple departed in their family convertibles (one in Gator blue and one in Seminole garnet as a nod to the couple’s alma matars).

Classic monogrammed stationery with navy and gold accents

A clawfoot tub filled with beer was a fun surprise for the groomsmen

Taking the edge off before the ceremony at the hotel bar...

Gentlemen looking smart in navy jackets with khaki slacks

Snowball hydrangea and ivory garden rose bouquets pop against elegant navy cocktail dresses

The couple seals their union with a kiss

The new Mr. and Mrs.!

Custom printed wine bottle table numbers feature the wedding year 'vintage date'

Lush hydrangea, calla lilies, and roses featuring a pop of yellow sit atop a tall cylinder vase filled with lemons

Cut lemons in small cylinder vases give a splash of color to an ivory centerpiece

A wooden oar served as a guestbook, which the couple would later display on the wall of their home

A buttercream confection topped with fresh flowers and accented with navy ribbon and a simple monogram

The bride looked stunning in her ornate beaded gown with a fresh garden rose tucked into her hair

Guests danced under a canopy of lights while the live band kept the party going all night long

The happy couple stole a few moments together alone during the sunset...

Ceremony Venue:  St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church

Reception Venue: St. Petersburg Coliseum

Photography: Karlin Perez Photography

Hair & Makeup: J.Con

Florist: Arlene Floral Designer

Videography: Demario Henry, New Vizion Media

Band: Phase 5

Catering: Delectables Fine Catering

Lighting and Draping: Ideal Design Events

Linens: Connie Duglin Specialty Linen

Cake: Publix

Transportation: Clearwater Jolley Trolley