Blush Pink and Green Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Museum of Fine Arts

Dunedin Wedding Showcase | Tampa Bay Bridal Show 2019

Natalie and Chad’s romantic downtown St. Pete wedding featured an intimate outdoor ceremony, dreamy gold details, and elegant spring inspiration. With greenery sprinkled about and a soft blush pink color palette, the bride and groom hosted a modern whimsical affair.

“I would describe our theme as timeless and elegant! I have always been inclined to go the more classic route when it comes to my style and for me, there’s just something so elegant about simplicity,” the bride beamed. “Our colors were blush pink and lots of green florals; it was appropriate for spring, romantic and went with the timeless feel we were going for!”

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As the pieces started to fall into place, the bride discovered Marry Me Tampa Bay and learned more about local wedding vendors.

“I saw Marry Me Tampa Bay during my online searches for local vendors. It helped me narrow down local wedding vendors and get some design inspiration,” Natalie shared.

From the start, the St. Pete couple knew that finding an experienced caterer who could provide a selection of amazing food for their guest list of 135 was important.

“I am so glad we worked with Olympia Catering because I’ve never had catering that spectacular! I would have chosen them again if I could. There are so many options, and every one of our guests was able to find something they liked!” the bride gushed. “The staff was everywhere, and no need went unmet. They were professional, timely, and so kind. They noticed that we were going table to table greeting our guests before eating and brought us warm plates so our meals were still hot! Throughout the process, Nancy was our main contact, and she is 100% the reason our wedding went perfectly. Everyone we worked with was extremely friendly, and I couldn’t say anything but great things about them!”

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Envisioning the perfect wedding invitation suite that set the tone for their big day and was easily customizable, the bride and groom chose A&P Design Co. for their creative eye.

“I spent hours looking online, and I couldn’t find the perfect suite. I would like the font but hate the colors, and it started to become a frustrating process. When I found A&P Designs, I was so relieved because I knew they’d be able to create something that was exactly what I envisioned,” the bride explained. “They actually painted a sketch of our venue and incorporated it into our invitation suite! Alicia was fantastic and had such creative ideas! The service truly was exceptional throughout the process; she always listened to what I was looking for. While going through the editing process, she was so patient and really made sure everything was exactly the way we wanted it!”

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The element that mattered the most to Natalie and Chad was the atmosphere, and they made sure their guests were celebrating the whole night.

“Chad and I had been together for almost nine years, so this was a long time coming! We wanted our happiness to be contagious and for everyone to have the time of their lives celebrating with us,” the bride gushed. “For the most part, everyone knew each other. It wasn’t a ‘her side’ or ‘his side’ type of thing. We have known each other since middle school, so our friend group is shared. Additionally, our families have always been very involved with each other so it really felt like a room full of those closest to us!”

Looking back on their dreamy celebration, two memories stood out the most to the bride and groom.

“The most memorable moments were our first look and dancing with everyone! We were not going to do a first look but changed our mind a couple of weeks before the wedding. It was by far the best choice we could have made! We got the jitters out and actually got to spend time together on our wedding day. It made the whole day stress-free and gave us more time to spend with all of our friends before the ceremony,” the bride shared. “Our other favorite part of the night was all of the dancing! It was so much fun!”

Classic Elegant White with Black Script and Blush Pink Wedding Invitation Suite, Custom Watercolor Image on Envelope, Wedding Accessories, Wedding Rings | Tampa Bay Wedding Stationery A&P Design Co.

Classic Elegant White with Black Script and Blush Pink Wedding Invitation Suite, Custom Watercolor Image of Wedding Venue on Envelope and Save the Date, Wedding Accessories, Wedding Rings and Engagement Ring in Velvet Ring Box | Tampa Bay Wedding Stationery A&P Design Co.

What did you look for in a wedding stationery company?
I wanted something I could totally customize!

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I spent hours looking online and I couldn’t find the perfect suite. I would like the font but hate the colors and it started to become a frustrating process. When I found A&P Design Co., I was so relieved because I knew they’d be able to create something that was exactly what I envisioned. They actually painted a sketch of our venue and incorporated it into our invitation suite! Alicia was fantastic and had such creative ideas! The service truly was exceptional throughout the process; she always listened to what I was looking for. While going through the editing process, Alicia was so patient and really made sure everything was exactly the way we wanted it!

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue Bridal Wedding Accessories, Blue Embroidered Monogram Handkerchief, Beaded Happily Ever After Clutch Purse, Silver Strappy Rhinestone Wedding Shoes, Silver Crystal Hairpiece

Florida Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait, Updo Hairstyle Bridal Beauty Look

Florida Bride Getting Ready with Mother Bridal Portrait, in Classic Elegant White Fitted Open Back with Rhinestone Straps and Buttons Wedding Dress

Tampa Bay Bride Holding Classic White, Blush Pink Roses and Greenery Floral Bouquet

Tampa Bay Bride in Classy Fitted Open Back with Rhinestone Straps and Buttons Wedding Dress Holding White, Ivory, Blush Pink Roses and Greenery Floral Bouquet

Florida Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait Exchanging Letters

The Proposal:
Our proposal was incredible, and I was totally surprised! Chad and I went on a trip with some friends to Germany and stopped by Neuschwanstein Castle. I was so surprised even though we had been together for seven years at that point! We spent all day exploring and hiked up to a mountain that overlooked the castle at sunset. That’s when Chad popped the question, and it was the easiest, “Yes” ever!

Downtown St. Pete Outdoor Romantic Bride and Groom Intimate Wedding Portrait

Downtown St. Pete Outdoor Romantic Bride and Groom Intimate Kissing Wedding Portrait

Tampa Bay Bride and Bridesmaids in Hayley Paige Mix and Match Blush Pink Bridesmaids Dresses Holding Classic Garden Inspired White, Ivory, Blush Pink, and Greenery Floral Bouquets

Romantic, Classic, Elegant Timeless Wedding Ceremony Decor, Gold Frame Welcome Sign, White, Ivory and Blush Pink Roses, Green Hanging Amaranthus and Greenery Leaves Floral Arrangements | St. Pete Wedding Invitations and Paper goods by A&P Design Co.

Outdoor Courtyard Classic Wedding Ceremony Decor, White Folding Chairs, White Rose Petals, Fountain with Garden Inspired Floral Arrangements | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Museum of Fine Arts

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Timeless and elegant! I have always been inclined to go the more classic route when it comes to my style and for me, there’s just something so elegant about simplicity.

What were your colors?
Blush pink and lots of green florals. I went with that because I felt it was appropriate for spring, romantic, and went with the timeless feel we were going for!

Florida Bridesmaids in Mix and Match Blush Pink Hayley Paige Dresses Holding Garden Inspired Classic White, Ivory and Blush Pink with Greenery Floral Bouquets Wedding Ceremony Portrait

Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows Wedding Ceremony Portrait

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Wedding Exit Portrait, Bride Holding Garden Inspired Classic White, Ivory, Blush Pink and Greenery Floral Bouquet

Classic, Romantic, Elegant Timeless Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with White Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Tall White Floral Centerpiece | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Museum of Fine Arts | Wedding Rentals Olympia Catering

Classic, Romantic, Elegant Timeless Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with White Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Tall White Hydrangeas, Roses and Snapdragon Floral Centerpiece on Tall Glass Skinny Vase | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Museum of Fine Arts | Wedding Rentals Olympia Catering

Classic Elegant Timeless Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feasting Table with White Linen, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Low White and Greenery Floral Centerpieces, Gold Candlesticks and Gold Chargers | Wedding Rentals Olympia Catering

What was your menu inspiration?
The inspiration mostly revolved around my goal to have wedding food everyone would love! I went off the recommendations of our venue contact, Nancy. We went with favorites such as spanikopita, Cuban egg-rolls, crab-cakes, and grilled cheese sliders. For the entrée, everyone had chicken and filet. There was something for everyone! I still have people complimenting how amazing the food was!

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Our venue exclusively works with Olympia Catering, so we didn’t have an option for hiring. That being said, I am so glad we worked with them because I’ve never had catering that spectacular! I would have chosen them again if I could. There are so many options, and every one of our guests was able to find something they liked. The staff was everywhere, and no need went unmet. They were professional, timely, and so kind. They noticed that we were going table to table greeting our guests before eating and brought us warm plates so our meals were still hot! Throughout the process, Nancy was our main contact, and she is 100% the reason our wedding went perfectly. Everyone we worked with was extremely friendly, and I couldn’t say anything but great things about them! Olympia Catering and Nancy made the venue more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. They know how to take what you are envisioning and make it a reality. My mind was at ease working with them. I knew everything would come together in their hands!

Romantic Classic Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with White Linens, Low White Hydrangeas and White Tulip Floral Centerpieces, Gold Frame with Table Number | Wedding Rentals and Catering by Olympia Catering

Classic, Romantic, Elegant Timeless Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with White Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Tall White Floral Centerpiece | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Museum of Fine Arts | Wedding Rentals and Catering by Olympia Catering

Classic White Three Tier Round Wedding Cake with Monogram and Garnished with Real White and Blush Pink Flowers

Classic Tampa Bay Bride and Groom First Dance Ballroom Wedding Reception

St. Petersburg Bride and Groom Wedding Reception Glowstick Exit

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
A wedding is meant to celebrate your love and happiness for each other! Make that the focus and the rest will follow!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Museum of Fine Arts
Photographer: The Ganey’s
Florist: Wonderland Floral Art
Caterer and Rentals: Olympia Catering *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Cake: Publix
DJ: Odyssey Productions
Officiant: Groom’s Grandfather
Invitations: A&P Design Co. *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Hayley Paige
Hair: Holy Chic Salon; Salon Lofts
Makeup: Holy Chic Salon
Ceremony Music: Laurie Vodnoy-Wright




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