{Lauren + Joe @Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park}

The Hilton Carillon park is a beautiful hotel tucked away on a huge pond with a winding boardwalk that wraps around it. Beautiful fountains in the front and back of the hotel! The groom gave all his groomsmen switchblade knives with their initials on them as their gifts. They wore traditional black suits and to spice up their attire, wore funky halloween socks!  The rain finally stopped and allowed the ceremony to be held out on the back deck of the hotel. It was a sweet and romantic time.  The bridal party took photos while the guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in the foyer of the ballroom. They also got to take photos in the photo booth for their own personal flip book...flip the pages and their photos come to life..so cool!  The ballroom was breathtaking! Lauren chose colors of black and white demask print for the main table linens. Each table had a beautiful flower centerpiece, some tall with crystals hanging off them, while others were short bunches of flowers with vases of floating candles. The chocolate table...oh my goodness, the chocolate table!!!  The bride's step-mother, Marilyn, made all of the treats. There was a chocolate photo frame holding a picture of the couple, a tall martini glass filled with glitterized chocolate balls filled with Bailey's Irish cream, and a many other custom selections. Delicious! All the guests received a "thank you" favor of chocolate to take home. The reception was fun and lively with lots of dancing. We were able to steal the bride and groom away for some fun night time shots out in front of the hotel. Super romantic! You might even see some pintrest fun in there as well:-)  Congrats Lauren and Joe!!! xoxoxo

Venue: Hilton St. Pete Carillon Park, Florist: Northside Florist, Hair/Makeup: Destiny and Light Hair and Makeup, DJ: Delite Entertainment, Chocolates: Sweet Maralyn's Chocolates, Videography: Imprint Video, Cake: Chantilly Cakes