Jillian and Marcus - An Elegant Eggplant & Silver Museum Wedding

When Marcus, an IT Director, proposed to Jillian, an Elementary School Teacher, he did so at a baroque historic Steakhouse in Tampa known for their formal decor and attentive experience. They brought that same elegance and sophistication to their wedding celebration, choosing the beautiful setting of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg as their venue. 

                                    The Museum of Fine Arts makes for such an impressive backdrop!

                                    The Museum of Fine Arts makes for such an impressive backdrop!

                                                          The bride's gown featured layers of soft tulle

                                                          The bride's gown featured layers of soft tulle

                                        This classic bouquet combined hydrangea, roses, lisianthus, and lilac.

                                        This classic bouquet combined hydrangea, roses, lisianthus, and lilac.

                                             Groomsmen looked handsome in chic black suits and bow ties.

                                             Groomsmen looked handsome in chic black suits and bow ties.

                                    A simple white rose boutonniere was accented with sprigs of greenery

                                    A simple white rose boutonniere was accented with sprigs of greenery

The bride looked stunning in her mermaid gown with rhinestone belt, flanked by her friends and bridesmaids in chic eggplant dresses.

The bride looked stunning in her mermaid gown with rhinestone belt, flanked by her friends and bridesmaids in chic eggplant dresses.

                        The stately ballroom ceremony provided unobstructed views of the couple on stage.

                        The stately ballroom ceremony provided unobstructed views of the couple on stage.

                                                                     How adorable are these little ones? :-D

                                                                     How adorable are these little ones? :-D

The couple participated in a unique unity ceremony where they blended two wines together to drink from a single cup, symbolizing their union.

The couple participated in a unique unity ceremony where they blended two wines together to drink from a single cup, symbolizing their union.

                                         The two story floor-to-ceiling windows featured views of the water. 

                                         The two story floor-to-ceiling windows featured views of the water. 

Classic white flowers with striking purple accents with sparkling crystals and candlelight elevated the ceremony and reception decor.

Classic white flowers with striking purple accents with sparkling crystals and candlelight elevated the ceremony and reception decor.

              Pilsner vases dripping with crystals were topped with arrangements of hydrangea, roses, and stock.

              Pilsner vases dripping with crystals were topped with arrangements of hydrangea, roses, and stock.

Guests enjoyed chef-attended food stations as well as a decadent chocolate fountain and a four-tier buttercream wedding cake.

Guests enjoyed chef-attended food stations as well as a decadent chocolate fountain and a four-tier buttercream wedding cake.

                 Colorful uplighting and a custom monogram GOBO dressed up the expansive reception walls.

                 Colorful uplighting and a custom monogram GOBO dressed up the expansive reception walls.

                                         The dance floor was packed all night (as was the photo booth!)

                                         The dance floor was packed all night (as was the photo booth!)

                  Guests sent off the bride and groom through a path of bubbles along the museum veranda.

                  Guests sent off the bride and groom through a path of bubbles along the museum veranda.

The wedding pros who made it all possible:

- Venue:  Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

- Photography:  Head over Heels

- Catering & Cake: Olympia Catering

- Floral Design:  Northside Florist

- DJ & Lighting: Grant Hemond & Associates

- Linens:  Connie Duglin Linen

- Chiavari Chairs: Modern Day Events

- Photo Booth:  Foto Box Live

- Videography:  Movie Magic Productions

- Valet:  Courtesy Valey

- Transportation:  Clearwater Jolley Trolley