In a setting as beautiful as an outdoor venue in Florida, you don't have to look hard for inspiration. Natural greens from area foliage and silvery-blues found in local airplants were the perfect colors for this stylized shoot, which also incorporated a pop of bright Florida orange. We set out to create a wedding concept that incorporated sustainable and environmentally-friendly elements. You CAN have an eco-conscious wedding and have it still be beautiful!
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.
Lissette and Dan exchanged sacred vows in a traditional ceremony at Christ the King Catholic Church before their breezy Spring reception at the Davis Island Garden Club. In this waterfront outdoor setting, the bridal party's tiffany blue chiffon dresses beautifully accented the soft and delicate cream colored roses and tulips. Centerpieces featured assorted ceramic pitchers filled with alternating white flowers, while candle filled mason jars paired with bistro lighting brought warmth to the natural setting. Guests signed a special bottle of champagne as a unique guestbook alternative, which the couple would later enjoy on their anniversary. Among so many friends and family, it’s easy to get caught up in the festivities of the day, so this gorgeous bride and groom enjoyed a few intimate moments together at their sweetheart table set in the secluded gazebo before the party kicked off. For a sweet treat, guests enjoyed pedestals filled with cupcakes from Wright's deli, the couple's favorite local bakery.