Brittany & Jack’s St. Pete Museum of Fine Art Wedding

Brittany is a long time friend of our family, and when she and Jack got engaged we were so excited to work with them! They selected a wedding date of May 9th and a venue of the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts.  The venue is gorgeous, with plenty of space for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception,including a gorgeous outdoor courtyard where the ceremony took place:

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Redmond Steel Florists provided gorgeous flowers for the wedding party and tables, and Life Long Photography was on hand to capture the entire day!

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Grant Hemond DJs kept the party popping, and the reception was so perfectly Brittany and Jack. It was gorgeous, and laid back and soo much fun! Just like the two of them ūüôā10583960_782817498436662_6621100493676749126_n 10609667_782817435103335_7693368932991918788_n 10612624_782817465103332_3754913150028573203_n

Soft pink bridesmaids dresses and grey men’s suits made the entire wedding seem a bit…softer, but the bright lights and loud crowd balanced it out and made it lively! Olympia Catering provided the delicious food, and Lundy’s kept the bar flowing!10620824_782817761769969_337672315481579531_n 10624987_782817555103323_919992056041439984_n 10636265_782817515103327_2843592417922569736_n

Brittany and Jack went for a sparkler exit, and their friends seemed more than happy to oblige and play with fire!10646708_782817755103303_6964930077878227607_n 10649505_782819101769835_2898120707642560851_n

It was a fabulous day, and we wish we could relive it over and over again! Congrats Brittany and Jack!

St. Petersburg Wedding Planner: Southern Elegance Events
St. Petersburg Wedding Venue: St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts
St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer:  Life Long Photography
St. Petersburg Wedding Flowers: Redmond Steele Florists
St. Petersburg Wedding DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates
St. Petersburg Wedding Catering: Olympia Catering
St. Petersburg Wedding Bar: Lundy’s

Photos copyright Life Long Photography.

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Boca Ciega Ballroom Wedding on St. Pete Beach

Justin and Annie are a super sweet couple from Boston. Justin’s family lives in St. Petersburg, so they decided to get married here! They chose the St. Pete Beach Community Center for both their ceremony and reception in April and it couldn’t have been nicer!

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The venue overlooks the water without being super beachy, and provides great views and photo backdrops!
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Castillo’s Cuban Cafe did the catering, with Spunky Spirits providing the bar and fabulous service!! 2Birds Events did the wedding party’s flowers and Photo AnnounceIt did the photography. ¬†Their first dance was to “Then” by Braid Paisley, which holds a special place in our hearts and made every eye in the room tear up!

Annie and Justin and their friends had a wonderful time before they returned to Boston, and we couldn’t have been happier to help them!

St. Pete Beach Wedding Coordinator: Southern Elegance Events
St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue: St. Pete Community Center
St. Pete Beach Wedding¬†Caterer:¬†Castillo’s Cafe
St. Pete Beach Wedding Bar: Spunky Spirits
St. Pete Beach Wedding Photography: Photo AnnounceIt
St. Pete Beach Wedding DJ: DJ Izzie
St. Pete Beach Wedding PhotoBooth: Anytime Eventz LLC
St. Pete Beach Wedding Hair & Make Up: My Favorite Hair & Make Up Artists
St. Peter Beach Wedding Florist: 2Birds Events (Alexis)
St. Peter Beach Wedding Transportation: Super Shuttle/Execucar 

Manatee Riverhouse Wedding Palmetto, FL

As you may remember, we’ve posted about Porter and Hallie quite a few times. ¬†We threw their laid back engagement party in April 2012, and posted an intro post when they decided to have us help with their wedding. Hallie is a very on the ball bride, with lots of DIY ideas, so we served more as an¬†adviser¬†and assistant to her ideas, then of course kept everything together on the day of the wedding. ¬†She worked with some amazing people to pull off her garnet and gold, rustic style theme, and the Manatee Riverhouse was the perfect backdrop for it all to take place. ¬†If you’re looking for a waterside venue, that’s not the beach, in the Sarasota and Bradenton FL areas, definitely check out The Riverhouse!

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Hallie made a stunning bride, and she and Porter did a first look shoot in the courtyard of the Marriott hotel that left the bridal party crying.

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Bridal portraits

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Before the first look

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Porter’s only request for the wedding was a garnet and gold color scheme to reflect his love of Florida State. ¬†Hallie LOVES DIY, arts and crafts and anything rustic, so she blended those ideas together and created a homemade, unforgettable experience for her guests.

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Taking place on March 30, 2013 just before sunset, the ceremony on the balcony of the Riverhouse was gorgeous to behold. ¬†Hallie’s uncle wed the two in the sunshine, surrounded by their closest family and friends.

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Then everyone moved inside for the party! Heavy appetizers and desserts, flowing drinks and a thumping DJ provided  a dance party all night long, and people crowded into the DJ provided photo booth to snap mementos.

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By the end of the night everyone was happy and exhausted, and Hallie and Porter were thrilled as they started their married life. ¬†They’re an adorable couple, and we’re so happy for them. ¬†It was a fantastic party from start to finish, and people raved about the details Hallie thought up and personalized. ¬†Even the most creative DIY bride can use a little help though, and we came in to help keep it all together so Hallie and Porter could enjoy their day, and we’re so happy we could be a part of it!
Congratulations Hallie & Porter!

Bradenton Wedding Planner: Southern Elegance Events
Bradenton Wedding Venue: The Manatee Riverhouse
Sarasota Wedding Florist: Beneva Flowers
Sarasota Wedding Photographer: aka photographs
Sarasota Wedding DJ and Entertainment: Celebrations 24
Sarasota Wedding Dress and Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Sarasota Wedding Hair & Make Up: Salon Linnea

All photos used with permission of the bride and groom. All photos and content property of aka photographs or Southern Elegance Events and shall not be used or reproduced without written consent.