Liz & Walker - A Classic Chapel Wedding

Liz & Walker - A Classic Chapel Wedding

Liz and Walker met at a Fraternity and Sorority Social while both attending the University of Florida; after dancing and chatting, they went on their first date the next day, and the rest is history! Both raised in Florida, they wanted their laid back lifestyle to be reflected in their wedding by keeping the overall vibe fun instead of 'theme-y' or 'stuffy'. More than anything they just wanted to enjoy a great celebration with their closest friends and family.

Katie and Greg - A Barista's Brunch Wedding

Who doesn't love brunch?! Katy & Greg’s wedding is full of amazing coffee-themed details in honor of their morning nuptials and Greg's former life as a barista! Guests were greeted with a coffee station with assorted vintage mugs and gourmet coffees to sip on before the ceremony.  Katy and Greg exchanged vows in front of the white gazebo and instead of a unity candle, they had a plaque with a little lock that was engraved with their names and wedding date. They placed the lock on the plaque and locked it together - such a great unity ceremony alternative. It was a gorgeous day for photos and an outdoor reception set at one enormous communal table under the sprawling oak trees. The table was dressed with coffee sack runners and hedge box centerpieces along with candles nestled in coffee bean vessels.  Guests enjoyed a mimosa and bloody mary bar, yogurt station and donuts as everyone played corn hole and jenga on the lawn. Their favor was different flavors of coffee beans for their guests to put in favor bags that said "Katy & Greg the perfect blend”. They ate brunch family style and after mingling with friends and family, and having some to die for cupcakes (how cute are the mini donut topped cupcakes?!), and then the newlyweds departed through a tunnel of eco-friendly confetti and on to a boat for their grand exit.

                                                   Love their special His and Hers mugs!

                          The groom wore a boutonniere of mini succulents and blue thistle

            The couple's pocket-style invitation featured preppy navy, grey, and white with pops of bright green

      Guests selected their choice of vintage coffee mugs for a cup of coffee before the ceremony

                                                        A vintage windowpane made for a lovely program display

                    Pictures of special family members who were not present were displayed at the ceremony

            The bride and groom secured an engraved lock onto a keepsake display as a unique unity ceremony

                                                   Bridesmaids wore mismatched navy cocktail dresses

The bride's bouquet featured hydrangea, roses, renunculus, peonies, & tulips in shades of ivory, peach, and citron

                          Guests enjoyed a Bloody Mary Bar and a Mimosa Bar during the brunch reception

                        The spread included gourmet donuts among an assortment of breakfast favorites

                               Guests dined at one large table that snaked across the lawn under the tress

   Hedgeboxes filled with assorted flowers like renunculus, blue thistle, and waxflower were accented with citrus

The couple ceremoniously cut a small cake before serving assorted gourmet cupcakes for dessert

             Guests took home bags of specialty coffee beans as favors from the bride and groom

                                            The happy couple took a moment to enjoy their waterfront views

Vendors who made this day amazing include:

Venue:  Davis Islands Garden Club

Photographer:  Carrie Wildes Photography

Floral Design:  Belle Fleur

Entertainment:  DJ Cory, Grant Hemond & Associates

Catering:  Good Food Catering

Event Rentals:  Coast to Coast Event Rentals

Specialty Furniture Rentals:  WISH Vintage Rentals

Linens:  Connie Duglin Linen

Cupcakes:  Sugardarlings Cupcakes

Donuts:  SoHo Donut Company

Hair & Makeup:  Destiny & Light Hair & Makeup

Videography:  Randall Productions

Transportation:  Suncoach Transport

Send-off:  Tampa Water Taxi

Accommodations:  Tampa Marriott Waterside

Brittany and Elliott - A Navy and Coral Nautical Wedding

Brittany and Elliott - A Navy and Coral Nautical Wedding

When Elliott told Brittany that they would be engaged by the end of the year, and the months passed by and suddenly it was December 31st, Brittany was starting to wonder if it was actually going to happen!  She even joked with Elliott, "You know what today is?  It's the last day of the year!" hoping to get a read on him, but he didn't take the bait and he ended up just going fishing with his friends that day like it was any other weekend.  Little did she know that Elliott was thinking about waiting until the year had passed and proposing on January 1st, just to throw her off!  But he decided not to wait any longer, and he proposed as they headed out for a New Year's Eve party so that Brittany could show off her gorgeous new engagement ring to all of her friends and family she would see that night!

The couple chose their venue for the waterfront views that would be perfect for their nautical nuptials, since they love fishing and boating together.  This style direction, along with their coral, navy, and gold color scheme, inspired maritime details such as gold lanterns for décor, rope wrapped cans and jars, painted bottles, anchor stir sticks, and rope knot table numbers.  Most of the decorations were DIY projects, including the flag ribbon boutonnieres, chevron table runners, and the ribbon curtain backdrop for the gazebo.  And what better favor to give guests than custom koozies!?  Each koozie held a mason jar for guests to use at the bar throughout the evening, and they were displayed in rows escort card flags affixed to drinking straws as a fun twist for guests finding their seats!  

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

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!

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

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).