{Hannah & Eric @ The Renaissance Vinoy}

Modern, classic, elegance is how I would describe Hannah and Eric's wedding day!  I love how the girls were in navy and the guys in gray with Eric in a navy suit.  There was a hint of pinks and Hannah's gorgeous gown was just a tiny bit blush depending on the light.   Her mom and bridal tribe of amazing friends were there to help her get ready.  They said their vows and became the official Mr. & Mrs. Skillman at Our Savior Lutheran Church.  We always love photographing weddings at the Vinoy, so many iconic St. Pete locations are just right there!  It was a beautiful evening on the waterfront.  The Grand Ballroom was decked out in white and light blush.  I love their sign in, idea!  There were corks for their guests to sign and the sign said "Don't be a dork, leave a message on a cork!" Everyone had such a blast, just like they wanted.  Rob Snyder DJ'd the party and does he have moves or what?  Congrats Hannah and Eric!!!! Such a beautiful day thanks for having us be a part of it!!!!  
Venue | The Renaissance Vinoy | Church | Our Savior Lutheran | Wedding Coordination and Florals | Classy Tailored Events | DJ | Rob Snyder

{Brittany & Owen @ Sunken Gardens}

Brittany had two maids of honor, her cousins that are really like sisters as they grew up together.  After the girls were are ready they circled around Brittany for a prayer before she was about to walk down the aisle.  During the ceremony, their pastor invited their parents to share their support of them as a new Mr. and Mrs. and right at the end they did the jumping of the broom which signifies leaving the past behind and starting a new chapter together.  The ceremony backdrop was the wall of greenery and pink flowers that matched the pop of pink roses that lined the aisle.  The reception style was formal but fun with black linens, pink florals, and silver accents.  They had a gorgeous sweets table with every kind of candy you could imagine.  Brittany and Owen started off their first dance like you would expect and then busted a move to a mix of dance songs, which was a surprise for everyone because Owen never dances:-)  We snuck them out for some really cool night photos in between all the fun!  Congrats Brittany and Owen!!!  xoxoxo
Venue | 
Sunken Gardens | Florist | Jennie's Flowers | Gown Boutique | Athena's Bridal | DJ | DJ J-Rock | Cake | Publix | Catering | Delectables

{Ramsie & Chris @ The Sirata Beach Resort}

Ramsie & Chris had a gorgeous October evening and sunset for their beachfront wedding ceremony.  I LOVE the color palette Ramsie chose.  Mint, gold, and navy grey, white, and starfish accents.  While the girls were getting hair and makeup done they were joking about having a pillow fight while jumping on the bed so we had to do it:-)  Chris' two kids, Maya and Miles were the flower girl and ring bearer and they took their jobs very seriously and were so excited to be a part of everything.  The bridesmaids wore navy with mint and gold necklaces which coordinated perfectly with the groomsmen in grey suits and mint ties.  Their ceremony center piece was a bamboo arch with white draping and florals.  Their sand ceremony was as a family of 4 each pouring sand in an hourglass to keep in their home.  After Ramsie and Chris said their vows to each other, Ramsie also said vows to Maya and Miles.  Their guests enjoyed cocktails in the beachfront pavilion while we took advantage of the sunset.  The reception was decorated with gold sequined runners, placards tied with starfish, creative signs on mirrors and chalkboards with gold frames and koozies with their wedding hashtag #swinkorswim.  Ramsie even had a selfie station with fun props and selfing sticks for their guests to take a pic and add with their wedding hashtag.  Ramsie's dad gave the sweetest toast where he had a gold baton with Ramsie's name on it that he handed officially handed off to Chris.  Phase 5 made it an amazing party as always!  Congrats Ramsie & Chris!! 
Venue |  The Sirata Beach Resort | Florist | Braun's Fine Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Lasting Luxe Artistry | Videographer | Expert Productions | Band | Phase 5 Band | Bridal Boutique | CC's Boutique | Brides Maids Gowns | Alfred Angelo 

{Katie & Zachary @ Nova 535}

A couple of weeks before Katie and Zach's wedding, her dad called me to tell me about a little surprise he had planned for them that I'll tell you about at the end:-)  None of Katie's bridesmaids had seen her gorgeous gown so we setup a fun little moment for the girls to see her totally ready and it was priceless!  The ceremony and reception was at NOVA 535, which I absolutely love because it has such a cool and unique vibe, brick, artwork, and an amazing staff that made sure every detail was perfect.  The color palette was dark grey, ivory, and black with the perfect pop of color being the bridesmaids lilac dresses and accents in the cupcake tower.  Katie walked down the staircase to meet her dad and she and Zach were married by Katie's Godfather, Uncle Mike.  I loved spending those moments photographing Katie and Zach as a brand new Mr. & Mrs Fiorey, so much fun and happiness!  The reception was decorated with tall calla lilies and black linens, with a wedding #dangerzone, which is totally fitting since Zach is a fireman.  Katie and her mom had a little surprise two step for her uncle Mike with a song he had danced with Katie's mom to at her wedding.  Just before the end of the evening, Katie's dad got took the mic and told the story of Katie's first trip to Disney World when she was little.  She had seen Cinderella's carriage there and had always wanted to do something like that but had never gotten the chance.  They opened the doors and waiting out front for Katie was her cinderella princess exit from her wedding.  It was just the sweetest!!  Congrats Katie and Zach it was amazing!!! xoxoxo  
Venue | Nova 535 | Cake | The Cake Zone | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee The Studio | Florist | For Better or Less | Catering | Orange Blossom Catering 

{Jessica and Steve @ St. Petersburg Woman's Club}

Jessica and Steve had a pink and grey styled wedding, perfect for the waterfront St. Petersburg Woman’s Club. Jessica’s bouquet was made of pink and white roses and succulents and she wore a pearl bracelet and pearl earrings Steve had gotten her as a gift. The perfect finishing touch were silver sparkly keds! The guys are all hockey fans and they wore socks from their favorite team.  Their boutonnieres were roses attached to wine corks! They said their I do’s on the lawn and we had just gorgeous light for their photos on the water after the ceremony.  The Woman’s Club was decorated with white and pink linens, gray chair ties.  I love their favor, it said “Something old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Brewed” and had a tag to invite everyone to their after party the next day.  Everyone really just had an amazing time, dancing, eating, and so many fun moments we loved capturing!! Congrats Jessica & Steve!!! xoxoxo
Venue |  St. Petersburg Woman's Club  | Hair and Makeup |  Collective Creations |  Caterer | Spotlight Catering |  Florist | Rose Garden Florist | DJ | Kevin Kramer | Stationery | Beechy Keen Collection | Bridesmaid gowns | Alfred Angelo 

Megan & Brett @ The Dali Museum

Megan and Brett had a holiday styled, evening wedding with a red, silvery and white color palette.  We captured such sweet moments of Megan’s mom getting her bridal ready at the Vinoy.  Megan walked around the corner and down the spiral staircase as their friends and family watched from the balcony!  We love this venue because of the unique architecture and Dali artwork as the backdrop.  The cold (for FloridaJ breeze picked up and their reception was moved inside, but we still were able to get some awesome photos of Megan and Brett in the Avant Garden and by the wish tree.  They had a jazz duo playing for their dances and the exited under rose petals!  Congrats Megan & Brett!! xoxoxo 
Venue | The Dali Museum | Musicians/DJ | Bernie Maloney | Catering/Cake |  Puff n Stuff 

{Heather & Crafton @ St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts}

This was SO hard for me to choose what to post and what special moments to tell because there were so many!  Heather and I became friends through the wedding industry and when she and Crafton got engaged I was so excited to be the one that got to do their engagement session in NY and Sylense and I capture their wedding story.  While the girls were busy getting ready, the boys were still having fun by the pool as you'll see by Crafton's cannon ball, I'll give him an 8 on that one:-)  Heather wanted just her mom to help her get into her gown, so she could surprise her a special gift.  Crafton and Heather are both so thoughtful and I love what they did for their gifts because both of them were totally shocked!  The maid of honor delivered Crafton's gift to him and poured him his last drink as a single man.  He was definitely surprised with the watch she gave him.  Crafton sent his best man down to give Heather his gift.  Oh my gosh, it was the best moment.  He teared up as he told her that Crafton was giving her a very special family heirloom.  As she opened it, Rusty told her it was his aunt's setting and the diamond was on a necklace so Heather can wear it and someday pass it down to their daughter.  The tears were flowing.  

We did their first look in Vinoy Park and as soon as we got back into the Vinoy to do bridal party pics it started pouring!!  Thankfully, it made for some pretty awesome off camera flash pics in the front facade.  

The Marey room was totally draped in white for the ceremony.  The girls wore navy with pink and white florals and the guys wore navy jackets, chevron ties and I love their shoes!  The reception decor was navy linens with crystal and silver lamps, chevron pillows, chevron gobos, and white lounge furniture.  Their guests enjoyed action stations, signature drinks, and got sugared up at the sweets table.  Heather had custom coasters for guests to put on the drinks while they were dancing.  Crafton's dance with his sister was so sweet and emotional.  Toasts, dances, I could go on forever!!  But I won't.  It was amazing and nothing makes me happier than seeing these 2 happy!  Congrats Heather and Crafton!!!!  xoxoxo

Getting Ready | Renaissance Vinoy | Venue | St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts | Florals | La Vi En Rose | Coordination | Stylish Traditions | DJ | Breezin | Catering/Cake | Olympia Catering | Lounge Furniture | AFR Event Furnishings | Lighting | Get Lit Productions | Chivari Chairs | Signature Event Rentals |  Linens | Over the Top | Photobooth | Shutterbooth | Hair | Nikki Rice | Makeup | Lindsay Does Makeup | Pipe and Drape | Concept Bait | Stationery | Urban Coast

{Danielle + Russell @Renaissance Vinoy}

Danielle and Russell are both engineers, Russell went to UCF and Danielle went to University of Florida.  They both grew up in Florida, and relocated to Texas for their jobs.  So for them it was a destination wedding at the historic Renaissance Vinoy!  Danielle gave her junior bridesmaids and her flower girl heart necklaces with their intials on them to wear.  Her something old was her Grandmother's earings and her something blue was a blue stone imbedded in the bottom of each of her yellow shoes.  It was a beautiful evening for their cocktail hour on the patio at the sunset ballroom.  The decor was green and white florals with green linens.  The color scheme they chose looked amazing!  They danced the night away until their exit to sparklers and into an antique Rolls Royce.  Congrats Russell and Danielle!!! xoxoxo

Venue: Renaissance Vinoy, Florals: Events in Bloom, Videography: Voila Cinematic, DJ: Dave's Mobile Disco