{Kristina & Jeff @ The Renaissance Vinoy Hotel}

Kristina & Jeff’s aka #jeffstinawedding on new year’s eve was the absolute perfect ending to 2015!  Our brides have the best taste in wedding gowns, and Kristina’s was an absolutely stunning champagne/blush gown from Kleinfeld’s in NYC.  One of her friends had a beautiful “B” broach made as a gift to go on her bouquet, with photos of their loved ones who were there in spirit.  When I was talking photos of the girls shoes, their adorable little ring bearer wanted his flip flops in the lineupJ I have to say, Jeff wins the prize for my most favorite detail of 2015.  His cufflinks were unicorns, LOVE!!!!!!!  We did a first look in the garden and some bridal party photos before the ceremony at dusk in the tea garden.  The ring bearer took a little detour to say hi as he walked down the aisle!  They said their I do’s with in a rose petal and candle lit ceremony with the Vinoy as the backdrop.  Since it was dark out after the ceremony I got to do some extra creative video light photos of them in different spots.  Yesterday I posted a photo Kristina Jeff with a random little boy in the background that was so cute, and I didn’t notice while I was shooting.  Kristina told me he told them they would have kids someday and to be nice to them!  Words of wisdomJ  One side of the ballroom was decorated with blush/white florals, and black and silver accents for dinner and toasts.  After dinner, they pulled back the curtain that made it a separate space for the party!  They had a sweets table, 2016 photobooth with a live instagram feed, and late night snacks.  Just before midnight everyone got champagne and headed up to the Esplanade to watch the fireworks in downtown St. Pete.  We had so much fun with these 2 and could not be happier for them!!  Congrats Kristina & Jeff!!! xoxoxox
Venue | The Vinoy Renaissance | Florist | Events In Bloom | DJ | Grant Hemond | Makeup Artist | Tina Honeycutt | Harpist | Rebecca Cosas | Hair | Noelle Pettinger | Gown | Kleifelfeld Bridal | Bridemaids Gowns | CC's Bridal Boutique | Tuxedos | Sacinos Formal Wear | Vintage Sofa | FH Weddings

{Lisa & Tushar @ The Renaissance Vinoy}

Here’s part 2 of Lisa and Tushar’s wedding day!  Yesterday I posted some sneaks of their beautiful Indian Wedding CeremonyAs soon as the first ceremony was over we did a few family photos and then it was time for a total dress, hair and makup change!  I LOVE Lisa’s gown, it was light blush with lace detail and cap sleeves and a layered tulle skirt.  Her bridesmaids and the Michele Renee team got her ready for the next ceremony!  Tushar changed into a black suit with a silver bowtie and he even had a diagram to fold his pocket square! We need a copy of thatJ The flower girls and ring bearers decided to take a lap around the fountain before actually making their way down the aisle it was so cute! Lisa’s room overlooked the tea garden and she gave us a key so we could get some gorgeous overhead views of both ceremonies.  They said the vows the wrote to each other and put a letter to each other in a wine box for their first anniversary.  Their ceremony was at sunset, and the twinkle lights in Straub park were waiting for us! The reception décor was simple and elegant with pink and blush sequined accents.  Their favor was a little elephant tea light which signifies good luck.  The reception started off in true Bollywood fashion followed by toasts, including a group toast from all of Tushar’s groomsmen. Later in the evening they had a tower of elephant shaped cake pops and donut hole station.  Lisa and Tushar, congratulations again we loved every minute!! xoxoxo
Venue | Renaissance Vinoy | Coordination | Winsor Event Studio | Hair and Makeup | Michele Renee The Studio | Florist | Events In Bloom | Videography | Trinity Wedding Cinema | DJ | Grant Hemond | Gown Boutique | CC's Bridal Boutique | Stationery | Minted.com | Linens | Linens by the Sea | Chivari Chairs | Signature Events

Juliet & Billy @ The Vinoy

Juliet & Billy met in Tallahassee even they are both from St. Pete. Billy is a pilot and Juliet said she didn't mean to do an airplane theme, but they had the best and most unique personal details!  The new Mr & Mrs Auer to be had the best hashtag for their friends to share photos on Instagram, #Auertime!  Juliet had heels for the ceremony and gray converse with purple "Mrs. Auer" embroidered on them for the reception. The lilac and gray color palette is one of my favorites!  While I was with the girls, Kandice was with the Billy and the boys at their house getting ready. They toasted with shots of fireball in Florida State shot glasses. Billy loves to bike and he decided to go for a spin on his wedding day, why not? Their wedding was the day before Father's day, and Juliet and her dad had the sweetest first look under the canopy of pink bougainvilleas. Then it was time for her to see Billy and as she walked up to him he couldn't wait and turned right around to see his bride:-)  Just as the guests were seated on the esplanade for the ceremony, a yellow bi-plane started circling with a little surprise Billy had planned for everyone!  Once it was official their guests threw their programs which were folded into paper airplanes as the exited. The Grand Ballroom was decked out in gray linens with purple uplighting and alternating tall and petite centerpieces. There was a little hint of sparkle to everything. The table numbers, votives and their entire cake covered in sugary sparkles topped with a custom Mr & Mrs. Auer.  The table numbers were actually made by one of their dear friends, for the head table he made a special wood engraved heart made out of backwards 2's with a little plaque engraved "Juliet and Billy United 2-gether". The reception was a blast, they ate and danced and danced some more!  The perfect ending was that Billy was actually flying them to their honeymoon in St Barts:-) Congrats Juliet and Billy we had so much fun capturing your special day!! xoxoxo
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