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Asian Inspired St. Pete Wedding | St. Petersburg Country Club Wedding

Mary-Charlotte and Charlie’s St. Pete wedding day was filled with Asian inspired wedding decor and a color palette of orange, blue and white to reflect the couple’s personalities.

“As I am half Chinese, I wanted to incorporate as much Asian inspiration as I could without using the traditional red and gold color scheme. My first thought was the variety of blue and white ‘ginger jar’ vases that I grew up with. [I thought] the variety of shapes and designs would be elegant and unique as centerpieces,” the bride explained. “I added as many little Asian touches as I could, including the table numbers that I handmade with numbers written in Chinese on one side and English on the other and the take-out boxes with personalized fortune cookies inside. Charlie and his brother handmade all of the bronze fortune cookie name tag holders, – a firm representation of our creativity and love for projects!”

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The St. Pete bride and groom for a St. Pete wedding photographer with a portrait style, clean and simple shots and attention to detail.

“I wanted someone who could create beautiful and romantic shots,” the bride explained. “I researched Kéra Photography on and loved her photography style! Kéra had done family holiday portraits for a friend of mine, and my friend couldn’t say enough wonderful things about her and her professionalism. Her slogan, ‘visual stories of love’ was enough to seal the deal!”

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Looking back, the bride’s most cherished memory aside from the rain holding off for her big day day, was seeing her husband during their first look.

“Our first look in the church’s garden was the most memorable and emotional moment from our special day. Charlie’s grandparents’ ashes are spread throughout the garden, and it was incredibly special to share that moment knowing their presence was all around us,” the bride reminisced.

Gold Diamond Engagement Wedding Ring

Blue Spring Nature Inspired Wedding Invitations with Twine

Bold Blue Sweetheart Bridesmaid Dresses with Orange and Blue Wedding Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Bridal Wedding Portrait in Enzoani Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
Someone with a portrait style, clean and simple shots and attention to detail. I wanted someone who could create beautiful and romantic shots and show pictures of all of our hard work.

I researched Kéra Photography on and loved her photography style! Kéra had done family holiday portraits for a friend of mine, and my friend couldn’t say enough wonderful things about her and her professionalism. Her slogan, ‘visual stories of love’ was enough to seal the deal!

Bride and Groom First Look Portrait in Wedding Enzoani Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera PhotographyBridal Portrait in Lace Low Cut Back Wedding Enzoani Dress and Veil | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Bride and Groom Portrait in Wedding Enzoani Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

The Proposal: 
We spent our evening watching the sunset on Pass-a-Grille Beach before dinner. Charlie had been away on a rotation for grad school, and we hadn’t seen each other in a while. He made a memory book titled “Seasons of Love,” which shared our favorite photos and moments from over the last two years together. Charlie laid out a blanket for us, but before we sat down, he got down on one knee and made his proposal! It was such a special and intimate moment!

Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Venue First Presbyterian Church | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Blue Vintage Asian Inspired Wedding Decor with Colorful Orange and Purple Flower Centerpieces in Antique Vase | Venue St. Petersburg Country Club

Blue Vintage Asian Inspired Wedding Decor with Colorful Orange and Purple Flower Centerpieces in Antique Vase

How would you describe your theme?
As I am half Chinese, I wanted to incorporate as much Asian inspiration as I could without using the traditional red and gold color scheme. My first thought was the variety of blue and white “ginger jar” vases that I grew up with. [I thought] the variety of shapes and designs would be elegant and unique as centerpieces. I added as many little Asian touches as I could, including the table numbers that I handmade with numbers written in Chinese on one side and English on the other and the take-out boxes with personalized fortune cookies inside. Charlie and his brother handmade all of the bronze fortune cookie name tag holders, – a firm representation of our creativity and love for projects!

What were your colors?
Orange and blue, with lots of fun, bright, and bold colors!

Blue Vintage Asian Inspired Wedding Decor with Colorful Orange and Purple Flower Centerpieces in Antique Vase | Venue St. Petersburg Country Club

Asian Inspired Wedding Fortune Cookie Favors with Name Place Cards

Round White Wedding Cake with Fresh Fruit Blueberries

Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Venue St. Petersburg Country Club

Bride and Groom Portrait in Wedding Enzoani Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

 

 

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
In all of the stress in preparing, remember that everything will come together, and in the end you’re marrying your true love and that is all that matters.

Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church
Reception Venue and Caterer: St. Petersburg Country Club
Photographer: Kera Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Florist: Delma’s The Flower Booth
Rentals: Coast to Coast Event Rentals
Cake: Frida’s Cafe
DJ: DJ LV
Officiant: David Hosick
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Transportation: ExecuCar
Dress: Enzoani
Bridesmaid Dresses: Christina Wu
Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio
Rehearsal Dinner: Morean Center for Clay




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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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