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
It was a Happy St. Patty's day for Anna and Roy:-) Anna looked absolutely stunning! Anna and Roy saw each other before the ceremony in the garden, and no matter how many time we do first look with our couples, it still gets me everytime. Roy is just so sweet, and you can see how much he loves her:-) They had an intimate ceremony with their close friends and family, and lots of fun nieces and nephews:-) I like how Anna threw in a little bit o' green since it was St. Patty's day. The reception at Ceviche was just a short walk down Beach Drive, where the bottom floor was decorated with simple pretty center pieces and green accents on the cake. Anna and Roy saw the movie "Up" on their first date so that's what their cake topper was. I love when you can just feel the love! Congrats Anna and Roy I hope you are enjoying Italy!! xoxox
Ceremony | St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts | Reception | Ceviche | Coordination | Meghan Campbell | Florist | Brides N Blooms | Music | Dave's Mobile DJ | Cake | Let Them Eat Cake | Hair/Makeup | Destiny Hair and Light | Rolls Royce | Jack Venable | Officiant | Dearruda Weddings
Jodi and Jared's wedding day was full of scary monsters, pumpkins, skulls, and spiders! They tied the knot a couple days before Halloween and had a very festive wedding! All their guests were in full costume so there were appearances by Cruella Deville, The Cat in the Hat, Fred Flintstone, ring bearer vampires, royalty, and lots of other fun characters. Jodi wore a gown with just a small red rose on it to accent the red and black decor, during the reception she changed into a gown perfect for Halloween. The reception looked awesome, black linens, tall red rose center pieces with little pumpkins and carmel apples as favors for their guests. Jodi made the chocolate skull on top of the cake and Jared's chocolate skeleton cake. Such a fun party complete with scary Halloween music all night long! Congrats Jodi and Jared!
These are some of the coolest cuff links I have ever seen. Nintendo and Playstation (I think:-) game controllers! Kelsey and Steve are both huge Noles fans, so it was only fitting that Steve's cuff links were Chief Osceola. I know this because I also have a die hard Florida State fan living in my house:-) The girls wore navy and each had their own style of yellow shoes. Kelsey's something borrowed and blue was her great grandmother's garter and six pence from her wedding. Steve's sister gave him a very important gift for he and the groomsmen to enjoy while getting ready. I love how the bright yellow was such a nice contrast to the deep blue. Their guests enjoyed mini tacos, tomato caprese, and tomato soup shots with grilled cheese and then headed into the reception for dinner to dance the night away. They even got a special congratulations tweet from a former Noles Quarterback! Congrats Kelsey and Steve it was amazing to be a part of! xoxoxo
You could feel the excitement and joy that Rachael had as she was getting ready to see Joseph (or Opie as everyone calls him:-) in the tea garden at the Vinoy. I love seeing people so happy! Rachael looked stunning in her beautiful gown and she had several very meaningful details planned. She and her sister Rebecca, her maid of honor both wore silver bracelets that on the ends had their birthstone and their mom's birthstone as well. Rachel's mom passed away earlier this year so it was a way to have her with them. Rachael also had a picture of when she was a little girl and a picture of her mom attached to her boquet. I'm sure she was looking down and so proud seeing such a beautiful celebration of her memory. The decor was purples with just a hint of pinks. I love how the reception was lit up with purple uplighting and also white gobo's all along the super high walls. It was a crazy fun reception with lots of funny and sweet moments. I especially love their first dance and Rachael dancing with her dad. It was pretty toasty outside being June in Florida. Opie and the guys were so much fun and so patient. We had a blast and congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs! xoxoxoxo
Venue: St. Pete Museum of Fine Art, Coordination: Stylish Traditions, Florals: The Arrangement Florist, Catering: Olympia, Coffee/Espresso: Cafe Ala Carte, DJ: Breezin, Transportation: Alpha Limo, Videography: Diamond View Studios, Cake: Greenwise Publix