Julie looked so beautiful in her lace gown and gold sparkly heels! I love her hair, it had a little braid that wrapped around the size. The girls blush pink dresses were the perfect color and the boys looked handsome in their dark gray suits and black converse. Julie's dad is so sweet and was ready before everyone else and so excited for his little girl to get married! They had a beautiful ceremony in the tea garden, the fountain was decorated with the same mix of green, orange, blue, and purple florals as the girls bouquets. Right before the ceremony, Matt's button popped off his jacked. One of his groomsmen offered to switch jackets but thankfully there was a safety pin close by so I fixed it just in time to start the processional:-) Their guests headed over to the Sunset Ballroom while we took the trolley to all the prettiest spots in St. Pete. Matt loves cigars, and I love their escort card table. The florals were inside all different wooden cigar boxes. They had a wooden sign with all their favorite places and how far away they are. Purple uplighting and beautiful tall florals with champagne textured linens decorated the reception. Close to the end of the evening they did the hora, which is one of my favorite things!! Delicious stations, followed by sweets and candy. It was an amazing day, congrats Julie and Matt!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Renaissance Vinoy | Gown Boutique | CC's Boutique | DJ | Grant Hemond | Hair & Makeup | Collective Creations | Florist | Events in Bloom | Transportation | St. Petersburg Trolley Company
Faizal and Jennifer have been together 7 wonderful years. Jennifer's family knew that he was the one for her the first time they met him! He proposed to her while singing karaoke!!
The groomsmen were able to take their photos from the balcony of the penthouse room at the Vinoy. Everyone took the Jolley trolley to the ceremony at St. Mary's Catholic Church, just a few blocks away. The priest who married them was the same one who performed Jennifer's first communion 30 years ago in Maine. It was the most beautiful day in Vinoy park, the banyan trees, waterfront, and Kapok tree in full bloom. The most hilarious ones is them photo bombing a random pic in the park. Usually we are the ones getting photo bombed!! Mini picture frames were pinned on Jennifer's bouquet to honor her sister and her grandparents that had passed away.
The cocktail hour and reception were in the Grand Ballroom at the Vinoy. Generations of family photos were displayed on the guest book table. They had descriptions of who they were and their wedding dates.
Gold, pink, purple, orange, florals and decor made it feel like an elegant tropical paradise. The tables were decorated with alternating tall florals and short glass balls with flowers inside. The place card holders were slim acrylic stands that doubled as a frame for the guests' photo booth photo strips! Their family and friends enjoyed an array of food stations from Ahi Tuna, to hamburgers and fries, and assorted Cuban foods. Literally something for everyone. The father daughter dance was to "Unforgettable", which Jennifer and her Dad danced to at her debutant ball:-) You will not meet nicer more gracious people than Jennifer and Faizal and their families. We so loved every minute!! xoxoxo
Venue | Renaissance Vinoy | Event Coordinator | Days Remembered By ND | Florist | Carmen's Flowers | Hair and Makeup | Michelle Renee Hair and Makeup | DJ | Grant Hemond | Transportation | Jolley Trolley | Stationary | The Write Stuff
Lauren's engagement ring and wedding band have really pretty sapphires in them and Ric's gift to her was a sapphire bracelet. She had sapphire blue wedges for their beach ceremony and heels with sparkly bottoms for the reception. The lace detail on her wedding dress is actually part of her mother's wedding dress. Ric and the boys had a lot of fun getting ready, including photos with Ric's dog, and some photo bombing from their neighbors at PCI. He gave his groomsmen Oakleys for their gift which definitely came in handy for a sunny day at Pass a Grille. After a beautiful ceremony and sunset on the beach it was off to Nova 535 for the reception. Black linens with magenta orchids and uplighting decorated the room. Rick loves Dave Matthews Band, so they danced their first dance to You and Me. Lauren's dad gave the most amazing toast that had everyone in tears. One of the appetizers Puff N Stuff does are these "cuban cigars" that are served in a cigar box and to die for! Instead of a favor, they donated to the Malala Foundation which is such an awesome cause. A little bit of poker and a lot of dancing and amazing moments were had by all! Congrats Lauren and Ric!!! xoxoxo
It was one of those days in Florida where you hope the sky doesn't open up and pour! Thankfully the rain stayed in the distance and gave us a deep purple and blue sky! There were groups of random sea gulls and I was joking with Lyndsay and Tim that we needed to find a big bunch and have them run through them. Well, ask and you shall receive:-) On the other side of the pier was a huge group of them and so off they ran! Big puddles and a beautiful sky, it couldn't have been more perfect for Lyndsay and TIm's engagement session. SO much fun!