Alice in Wonderland Themed Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Dali Museum

 

The Xpos Tampa Bridal Show Free Tickets | August 2018Keri and Matthew’s downtown St. Pete wedding featured an Alice in Wonderland inspired theme that was one for the story books. The Lutz couple planned every detail to express their personalities throughout their wedding day.

“I chose pink peonies for my tables and blush peonies for my bouquet. My dress was a champagne color, and my husband picked burgundy for his tie and pocket square. All the colors happened to work well together,” the bride shared. “Matthew studied recording arts, show production, and entertainment business. He planned the playlist for the inside foyer and chose a wild video to project on the outside of the museum.”

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The bride incorporated the Wonderland theme into her attire through her strapless ballgown with a beaded bodice from Tampa wedding dress boutique Truly Forever Bridal.

“For me, wedding dress shopping is special. I cried when I found the one, and I wouldn’t want to be in a middle of a Nordstrom when that happens,” the bride explained. “My sister went to Truly Forever Bridal when it was under the name Jon’s Bridal. After visiting many bridal shops in Tampa, I could not get that first dress out of my head. It was the first shop I tried, and the first dress that I tried on.”

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To wow the couple’s closest family and friends, they turned to St. Pete wedding cake bakery The Artistic Whisk to create an abundance of sweets and a custom topsy-turvy cake that matched their theme perfectly.

“I needed a bakery that could create what I had pictured in my head. The cake needed to tie the Alice in Wonderland theme together, while remaining elegant,” Keri explained. “The Artistic Whisk has the most amazing chocolate chocolate cake we have ever tasted! They use all natural ingredients and imported Swiss chocolate. The cake was visually jaw dropping, and the customer service was exceptional.”

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Looking back on their wedding day, the bride described the overall atmosphere as thought provoking and fun.

“Having our ceremony and reception at the Dali Museum was an experience for everyone; our guests had the opportunity to view the galleries in a more private setting. Seeing all of our planning and ideas become a reality with all of our closest friends and family together at one spectacular venue made our day feel very intimate and memorable,” the bride reminisced.

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What did you look for in a bridal shop?
Warmth and familiarity. Wedding dress shopping is special. I cried when I found the one, and I wouldn’t want to be in a middle of a Nordstrom when that happens.

I want to learn more about wedding attire from Truly Forever Bridal

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My sister went to Truly Forever Bridal when it was under the name Jon’s Bridal. After visiting many bridal shops in Tampa, I could not get that first dress out of my head. It was the first shop I tried, and the first dress that I tried on.

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The Proposal:
After dating for almost four years, my now husband proposed on 11/11 at 11:11 p.m. at home with an heirloom diamond. It was a tear-shaped diamond that his mother gave him; the diamond was originally from his mother’s great-aunt’s ring. The ring had two twin tear-shaped diamonds and two rubies set in platinum. My mother-in-law now wears a ring with the matching tear diamond. We had the rubies set on the inside of my husband’s wedding band, and I had my engagement ring and wedding band custom made.

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How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Alice in Wonderland.

What were your colors?
I chose pink peonies for my tables and blush peonies for my bouquet. My dress was a champagne color, and my husband picked burgundy for his tie and pocket square. All the colors happened to work well together.

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What did you look for in a wedding cake bakery?
I needed a bakery that could create what I had pictured in my head. The cake needed to tie the Alice in Wonderland theme together, while remaining elegant.

I Want to Learn More about Desserts & Cake from The Artistic Whisk.

Book with confidence. The Artistic Whisk is a trusted Marry Me Tampa Bay preferred wedding pro. Powered by ConvertKit

The Artistic Whisk has the most amazing chocolate chocolate cake we have ever tasted. They use all natural ingredients and imported Swiss chocolate. The cake was visually jaw dropping, and the customer service was exceptional.

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Bride and Groom Portrait Underneath Alice in Wonderland Tweedledee and Tweedledum Projected onto Dali Museum Building Outside

How did you incorporate you and your spouse’s personalities into the wedding?
My husband studied recording arts, show production, and entertainment business. He planned the playlist for the inside foyer and chose a wild video to project on the outside of the museum.

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Ceremony and Reception Venue: Dali Museum
Photographer: Limelight Photography
Planner: Table 6 Productions
Florist and Rentals: conceptBAIT
Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Cake: The Artistic Whisk *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
DJ: DJ Coro (Rodney Almonte)
Invitations: Tasha Rae Designs
Dress: Truly Forever Bridal *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Alterations: Shear Elegance Alterations
Hair & Makeup: The Vinoy Salon and Spa
Lighting/ Special Effects: RJ Vida The Production Company
Bar Tending Service: uDream Events




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