{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

{Jessica & Marc @ The Renaissance Vinoy}

It such a beautiful day in St. Petersburg for Jessica and Marc’s wedding.  There is always so much hustle and excitement that goes into getting ready but I love the pause that happens when Jessica and Marc stopped to read words written to about how much they mean to each other. It’s almost like time stops in that moment.  The style was formal, but fun and the girls’ coral dresses looked amazing with the black tuxes and coral argyle socks.  Jessica’s gown had the most beautiful lace train that laid out perfectly in a circle.  Before we knew it the stretch hummer was whisking us off to the ceremony at St. Rafael’s.  We had a blast with this group around Vinoy park and then got to steal just Jessica & Marc away for some photos in the tea garden.  Such sweet moments with them and the afternoon light was perfection.  While that was going on their guests were enjoying cocktail hour in the Grand Ballroom foyer, complete with an array of Marc’s favorite whiskey.  The reception was decorated with gold chivaris, chargers, candles, and a gold glittery cake topper.  The tables alternated with tall and short floral centerpieces along with a photo frame of different locations that the couple had vacationed to. Sweet speeches, fun dancing, and crazy photos taken in the photo booth. Congrats Jessica & Marc!!! xoxoxo 
Venue | The Vinoy Renaissance | Church | Saint Raphael's Catholic Church | Florist | Events in Bloom | Hair and Makeup | Lasting Luxe | Videographer | Voila Cinematic | DJ | Breezin Entertainment | Bridal Gown | LA Bridal |Transportation | Ambassador Limo | Stationary | Minted.com

{Ashlee & Evan Wedding @ The Renaissance Vinoy}

Ashlee loves all things Betsey Johnson and wore the cutest sparkly ballet flats.  The soles were here something blue and perfect for photographing the rings on:-) Her something old was a Polly Pocket hidden in her garter (I had those as a kid and I don't remember them being so tiny!).  Evan is a welder by trade and can't wear a metal ring while he's working so Ashlee got him this really cool black one made of silicone.  Ashlee looked gorgeous in her lace gown with a black sash the coordinated perfectly with her bridesmaids dresses.  Evan and Ashlee's flowers were red and the rest of the bridal party white which made the hint of red look amazing.  Their tea garden ceremony was just before sunset with the center piece being a chandelier that will be hanging in their home.  Evan was in awe of his beautiful bride as she was escorted down the aisle by her brother.   We had gotten a key from the coordinator just before the ceremony so Miriam could run up to their balcony room and got some amazing overhead shots of the ceremony from a totally different perspective.  Evening at the Vinoy is so pretty and there was even a live guitarist playing while we were doing photos on the front terrace.  The reception was decorated with tall black vases, white florals, candle light, and the cake had an ornate sugary floral design.  When Evan's dad gave his toast he went all around the room telling where his guests were from near and far.  Evan's dance with his mom was so sweet, there was definitely not a dry eye in the room.  Before we knew it, it was time for their last dance and bubble send off down the staircase.  Congrats Ashlee & Evan!! 
Venue | The Vinoy Renaissance | Florist | Eve's Florist | DJ | Grant Hemond 

{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

{Kirsten & Joe @ The Renaissance Vinoy}

 Kirsten wore mint green converse shoes the matched the girls dresses perfectly, and her feet were comfortable all day:-) Joe surprised her with a hand painted canvas of them where he proposed to her on the beach.  Joe got  each of his groomsmen shot glasses, zippo lighters engraved with their names, and cool socks.  Joe had the sweetest reaction when he saw Kirsten walking down the aisle of the tea garden.  I love how you can always feel the energy in the air right before the bride walks down the aisle. Their guests enjoyed cocktails and h'ordeuvres on the pool terrace at Vinoy's Sunset Ballroom.  Kirsten & Joe's had a really unique sign in for their guests, a wooden adirondack chair and puzzle pieces. The ballroom was beautifully decorated with tall cascading florals, lanterns, and lots of candle light.  Joe's groom's cake had figurines of their two dogs wearing FSU bandanas. Their sweets table had mini cupcakes, custom decorated cookies and cake pops.  They had a sparkler send off into a horse drawn carriage and even the horse had sequined shoes on!  Congrats Kirsten and Joe! xoxo
Venue | The Vinoy | Cake Artist | The Vinoy | Florist | Carrollwood Florist |  Hair Stylist | Toni & Guy | Makeup Artist | Makeup by Christy | Videographer | Rad Red Creative | DJ | Breezin Entertainment | Transportation | St. Petersburg Carriages | Gown Boutique | CC's Bridal boutique | Stationary | Wedding Invy