{Kari & Trip @Rennaisance Vinoy Hotel}

Kari and Trip met in Bahrain while both serving in the Navy.  They are stationed in Annapolis, but Kari grew up in St Pete so their wedding was a destination homecoming celebration with all their friends and family!  Kari got her wedding dress from Brides Across America, which is a really awesome organization that helps our service women with their wedding gowns.  Trip’s gift to Kari was a beautiful pearl necklace and her gift to him was a GoPro for their honeymoon that is in Brazil!  Travel has been a big part of their relationship and something they love so the along with being an elegant white, black, and green color palette, they added in travel details.  There was globe as a sign in for their guests, and locations they had been on each table.  There were lots of surprises:-)  Kari gave her dad a surprise gift to change into at the reception.  It was a vest and tie in Florida Gator colors.  She also surprised her Dad when they had their first dance with half way through switching it to Twist and Shout.   One of their guests surprised them with a cake that looks exactly like Trip’s yellow lab Barney! The escort cards were placed on ornaments that were especially made for each guest.  They had the amazing time with all their friends and family it was the perfect day!!!  Congrats Kari and Trip!!! xoxox
Venue | Renaissance Vinoy | Event Coordinator | Event Design | Hair and Makeup | Creative Touches Hair Salon | Musicians | Southtown Fever | Transportation | Clearwater Jolley Trolley | Photo Booth | Venice Photobooth | Cake | Renaissance Vinoy

{Brooke & Ware @ The Renaissance Vinoy}

Brooke and Ware live in Atlanta, and their family and friends traveled in from all over to celebrate this amazing wedding weekend with them!  It was so fun to be a part of the rehearsal dinner and get to hear a little glimpse of how much everyone loves them and how excited they were for the wedding.  

When I arrived on Saturday morning, Brooke was getting her hair and makeup finished and all the girls dresses were perfectly hung for me.  I LOVE her shoes, I sent a pic to my husband for Christmas present ideas hint hint, he said "I'll just get a can of red spray paint and fix all your shoes" ah!  The funny this is I was working with Alex, from Voila Cinematic and he said the same thing!  Brooke's dress is from the Say Yes to the Dress store in Atlanta.  It was made of beautiful lace with little off the shoulder sleeves and a crystal sash.  When Sylense was out with the boys in Vinoy park, they met another bride also getting married.  They both had very special gifts for a each other that the maid of honor delivered to the boys, and the best man to the girls.  Ware was totally in shock that Brooke surprised him with Master's tickets, I still don't know if he believes it:-)  Brooke was equally shocked with the letter her wrote her and the perfect Michelle watch.  

We were on the 4th floor overlooking the tea garden and we could watch as they were building the florals.  They actually took off the top of the fountain and replaced it with gorgeous yellow and white florals.  Ware teared up as he saw Brooke appear with her dad.  The grand ballroom was draped with tall florals in mercury glass.  From the second everyone entered, the Headliners rocked the night away!  I think the biggest surprise of the evening was that Brooke's dad Gary, actually made a star Trek film that he starred in, which then went into a sweet slideshow that played during the father daughter dance.  I have to say, Gary, that was pretty awesome.  Brooke and Ware met at Auburn, so there was an Auburn cake and pom poms for all, and for their exit!  There are so many more fun moments I could share but I'll let you see the pics!  Congrats Brooke and Ware!!! xoxoxo

Venue |  Renaissance Vinoy | Coordination | Flawless Occasions | Florals | Dana Dineen | Hair & Makeup | Beauty by Chantel | Decor | My Event Design | Videography | Viola Cinematic | Stationery | Invitation Galleria | Ceremony Musician | Matt Winter | Band | The Headliners | Gown | Bridal's By Lori  | Photo Booth | Shutterbooth

{Doug + Jenn @Isla Del Sol}

This was the day the winds from Hurricane Sandy were causing white caps in the bay, which I don't think I've ever seen before like that!  There was no going outside for very long that day, but, Isla Del Sol has a gorgeous backup plan:-)  Jenn and Doug's ceremony was on the 2 story stairwell with floor to celing windows and awesome light.  There was a little "Baby don't hurt me" surprise at the end of the ceremony:-)  Jenn and Doug's wedding was had a classic romantic feel with red and black and white damask accents and lots of candle light.  The most beautiful red rose center pieces finished the look at the tables.  Their friends put some serious effort and visuals into makeing the best toasts ever, especially Doug's brother:-)  Doug is hilarious and busted out some pretty fantastic dance moves.  Despite the wind, we found the one non-windy outdoor spot that made for beautiful backlighting and with the huge windows in the club we could still see the sailboats.  Everything was perfect and the group of wedding professionals we had the pleasure of working with truly are some of the best and most talented!  Congrats Doug and Jenn!!  xoxoxox 

Venue: Isla Del Sol Yacht Club, Florals: Events in Bloom, Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies, Cake: A Piece of Cake, DJ: Grant Hemond