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Seeta and Josh’s downtown St. Pete Indian fusion wedding was filled with a rich color palette of dark blue, burgundy and cream. The bride chose red as a nod to her Indian heritage, complimented by navy groomsmen suits.

“Josh and I are truly an east meets west couple. He hails from Merry Ol’ England and my family is from the Phillippines and India. We really wanted our wedding to feel like us, so we incorporated all of the culture aspects of what we both grew up with, as well as some of the local aspects (‘St. Petersburgian’) that we discovered together,” the bride shared. “Initially my parents wanted to do two ceremonies on the same day, but as we started planning, this seemed a bit overwhelming. It was then we started planning a fusion wedding.”

The St. Pete couple, who met in high school, searched for Tampa Bay wedding photographer and videographer who could capture the essence of their relationship and wedding day. After attending one of our Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Week events, the bride knew she had find the perfect vendor for photo and video in Rad Red Creative.

“We really wanted ‘real’ documentary style photo and video. I knew I wanted to hire Rad Red Creative from the moment I met them at Marry Me Tampa Bay’s Wedding Venue Crawl. Leo and Brittany were so passionate about their business, and you could definitely see that translate into their photos. As we took a while to nail down a date and venue, initially we weren’t able to hire them. However, as we had to change our date, they suddenly became available!” Seeta gushed. “We loved all the services (engagement, wedding, and video) they provided. They were professional, but fun. They made the whole day feel less like a photo shoot and more like they were capturing moments.”

Wanting to incorporate the cultural aspects of their families and their hometown, while pleasing guests from all over the world with different dietary needs, the couple hired St. Pete wedding caterer Olympia Catering.

“Olympia Catering worked with us to provide an amazing menu and provided an excellent service. From the appetizers to the cake, we absolutely loved everything!” the bride shared. “The catering captain even brought us some of the appetizers immediately after the ceremony and left some on our sweetheart table in case we missed any! My family loved the Indian vegetarian option! Olympia really exceeded my expectations, from the menu to the service on the day of, we really felt like we were in a high end restaurant.”

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Photo booths provide a fun keepsake for their guests and to offer an outlet of entertainment. With the many types and options of photo booths available on the market, the couple chose ShutterBooth.

“Josh and I really wanted to do an open air photo booth, which was kinda neat. We really enjoyed the flexibility of being able to choose the different backgrounds, and ShutterBooth worked with us to craft our photo strip. Additionally, they were offering a promotion that allowed us to have a SnapChat filter; that was really cool!” Seeta beamed.

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After almost a decade as a couple, all of the emotions of Seeta and Josh’s long journey filled the bride with happiness on her wedding day.

“It’s hard to pin down one most perfect aspect of our wedding. I think the best part was feeling so much love in the room. Josh and I were together for almost ten years before that day. Despite all the ups and downs of wedding planning, it made our hearts so full that day to feel the love blossoming from that room,” the bride reminisced.

Typewriter Printed Eternal Definition Ring Pillow with Wedding Band and White Gold Engagement Ring

Open Toe Stiletto Sandal Jessica Simpson Wedding Shoes with Gold Bridal Jewelry and Accessories

Strapless A Line Davids Bridal Wedding Dress on Customized Hanger in Banyan Tree

Bridesmaids Getting Ready in Monogrammed Blue Robes Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Bridesmaids in Red Mismatched Dresses and Bride Getting Ready Modern Indian Wedding Portrait, | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Bride Getting Ready Portait with Side Braid with Red Roses and Greenery | Tampa Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Modern Indian Bride Getting Ready Portrait with Henna and Wedding Bands and Engagement Ring | Tampa Bay Wedding Photography Rad Red Creative

Modern Indian Bride Wedding Portrait Under Banyan Tree with Strapless A Line Davids Bridal Dress, Red Hanging Floral with Greenery Bouquet | St Pete Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Modern Indian Bride Wedding Portrait Under Banyan Tree with Strapless A Line Davids Bridal Dress, Red Hanging Floral with Greenery Bouquet and Hair Accessory in Side Bride | St Pete Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Blue and Red Modern Indian Wedding Outdoor First Look Portrait Under Banyan Tree, Bride in Lace Strapless Davids Bridal Dress, Groom in Navy Suit with Red Tie and Boutonniere, Red and Plum Floral with Greenery Bouquet | St Pete Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative | Menswear Sacino's Formalwear

The Proposal:
It was a seemingly benign weekend; Josh suggested that since we spent most of it vegging out that we take a walk in before dinner. I thought it was a little weird that he would want to have dinner at 4 p.m., but I really didn’t think much of it. Josh seemed a little fidgety, but not enough that I was worried. We drove to Sunken Gardens and started to make the trek around. If you’ve never been there, it’s quite a maze to find an exact spot. Poor Josh had planned out his route, but I really wanted to see the animals they had set out. So, his route went right out the window! After Josh managed to wrangle me out of the animal section, we started walking and enjoying the rest of the park. I had noticed they had just started breaking down a wedding when we heard some accordion music start in the background. Josh suggested we investigate, but I was kinda leery (I didn’t want to bust in on someone else’s big day!). As he lead me into the clearing, I saw what looked like my little sister’s face. My immediate thought was “Why is my sister here, isn’t she from out of town…” From then on, everything was such a blur. Josh said some words. I cried. I put the ring on the wrong finger. Hugged lots of family. Changed the ring to the right finger. I was just so excited to say yes that I couldn’t even manage my own excitement!

Blue and Red Modern Indian Wedding Outdoor First Look Portrait Under Banyan Tree, Bride in Lace Strapless Davids Bridal Dress, Groom in Navy Suit with Red Tie and Boutonniere, Red and Plum Floral with Greenery Bouquet | St Pete Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative | Menswear Sacino's Formalwear

Blue and Red Modern Indian Wedding Outdoor First Look Portrait, Bride in Lace Strapless Davids Bridal Dress, Groom in Navy Suit with Red Tie and Boutonniere, Red and Plum Floral with Greenery Bouquet | St Pete Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative | Menswear Sacino's Formalwear

What did you look for in a wedding photographer and videographer?
We really wanted “real” documentary style photo and video. We wanted to make sure whoever captured our wedding was really going to capture the essence of Josh and I’s relationship, not just “take pictures.”

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I knew I wanted to hire Rad Red Creative from the moment I met them at Marry Me Tampa Bay’s Wedding Venue Crawl in 2016. Leo and Brittany were so passionate about their business, and you could definitely see that translate into their photos. As we took a while to nail down a date and venue, initially we weren’t able to hire them. However, as we had to change our date, they suddenly became available! We loved all the services (engagement, wedding, and video) they provided. They were professional, but fun. I’m so pleased with the photo and video they captured. They made the whole day feel less like a photo shoot and more like they were capturing moments.

Downtown St Pete Blue and Red Modern Indian Wedding Bride and Groom Portrait with antique Car, Bride in Lace Strapless Davids Bridal Dress, Groom in Navy Suit with Red Tie and Boutonniere, Red and Plum Floral with Greenery Bouquet | St Pete Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative | Menswear Sacino's Formalwear

Outdoor Garden Modern Indian Wedding Ceremony Decor with Hanging Blush, Red, and Orange Rose Garland and White Draped Arch

Outdoor Garden Modern Indian Wedding Ceremony Portrait Decor with Hanging Blush, Red, and Orange Rose Garland and White Draped Arch, Groom and Groomsmen in Blue Suits, Bridesmaids in Red Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts | Wedding Photography Rad Red Creative | Menswear Sacino's Formalwear

What did you look for in a mens formalwear store?
Josh has a pretty close relationship with Sacino’s Formalwear, so it was an easy choice for him to make. Ron at Sacino’s really made Josh and his boys feel welcome with multiple fittings for his out-of-town groomsmen and best man.

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Outdoor Garden Modern Indian Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Hanging Blush, Red, and Orange Rose Garland and White Draped Arch, Groom in Blue Suits | Tampa Bay Wedding Photography Rad Red Creative | Menswear Sacino's Formalwear

Outdoor Garden Modern Indian Wedding Ceremony Portrait Decor with Hanging Blush, Red, and Orange Rose Garland and White Draped Arch, Groom and Groomsmen in Blue Suits, Bridesmaids in Red Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts | Wedding Photography Rad Red Creative | Menswear Sacino's Formalwear

Modern Ballroom Wedding Reception with Tall Red and Greenery Centerpieces and Feasting Table Garlands, Purple Uplighting and Custom Bride and Groom Name Projection | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue St Petersburg Museum of Fine Art

Ballroom Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table with Wooden Bench and Better Together Sign, Red Linens and Red and White with Greenery Centerpiece, and Custom Bride and Groom Name with Initial Gold Projection | Venue St Petersburg Museum of Fine Art

Modern Indian Ballroom Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table with Red Linens and Red and Orange White with Greenery Garland Centerpiece | Venue St Petersburg Museum of Fine Art

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Josh and I are truly an east meets west couple. He hails from Merry Ol’ England and my family is from the Phillippines and India. We really wanted our wedding to feel like “us,” so we incorporated all of the culture aspects of what we both grew up with, as well as some of the local aspects (“St. Petersburgian”) that we discovered together. Initially my parents wanted to do two ceremonies on the same day, but as we started planning, this seemed a bit overwhelming. It was then we started planning a fusion wedding.

What were your colors and why did you chose them?
Dark blue, burgundy and cream. Josh has always loved the idea of navy/royal blue suits, and I really wanted to incorporate red as a nod to my Indian heritage.

Ballroom Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table with Wooden Bench and Memory Photo in white Frame, Red Linens and Red and Orange with Greenery Centerpiece | Venue St Petersburg Museum of Fine Art

Modern Ballroom Wedding Reception Round Table with Red Linens, Red and Orange Floral with Greenery Tall Centerpiece in Clear Glass Vase, with Gold Chargers

What was your menu inspiration?
As we were having guests from all over the world, we knew that we wanted to provide three different entrees to cater to all diets present. My Indian family usually has a very strict dietary regimen, so we worked with our caterer to see if they could come up some Indian entrees and appetizers.

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Olympia Catering worked with us to provide an amazing menu and provided an excellent service. From the appetizers to the cake, we absolutely loved everything! The catering captain even brought us some of the appetizers immediately after the ceremony and left some on our sweetheart table in case we missed any! Additionally, they made sure our drinks never went dry, not to mention the food was amazing. My family loved the Indian vegetarian option! Olympia really exceeded my expectations, from the menu to the service on the day of, we really felt like we were in a high end restaurant.

Modern Ballroom Wedding Reception with Tall Red and Greenery Centerpieces and Feasting Table Garlands, Purple Uplighting and Custom Bride and Groom Name Projection | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue St Petersburg Museum of Fine Art

What did hire a a photo booth for your wedding? 
Josh and I really wanted to do an open air photo booth, which was kinda neat. We really enjoyed the flexibility of being able to choose the different backgrounds, and Shutterbooth worked with us to craft our photo strip. Additionally, they were offering a promotion that allowed us to have a SnapChat filter; that was really cool!

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Red Rose, Blush, and Maroon Wedding Reception Tall and Low Centerpiece with Silver Framed Table Number

Three Tier Naked Frosting White Round WEdding Cake with Custom Cake Topper on Gold Cake Stand with Red Florals with Greenery and Blue Blueberries | Tampa Bay Cake and Caterer Olympia Catering

Three Tier Naked Frosting White Round WEdding Cake with Custom Cake Topper on Gold Cake Stand with Red Florals with Greenery and Blue Blueberries | Tampa Bay Cake and Caterer Olympia Catering

Modern Indian Wedding Bride and Groom First Dance Portrait, Bride in Red and Gold with White Saree, Groom in Blue Suit | St Pete Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative | Menswear Sacino's Formalwear

Modern Indian Wedding Courtyard Garden Nighttime Outdoor Wedding Portrait, Bride in Red and Gold with White Saree, Groom in Blue Suit | St Pete Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative | Venue St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts

Modern Indian Wedding Courtyard Garden Nighttime Outdoor Wedding Portrait, Bride in Red and Gold with White Saree, Groom in Blue Suit | St Pete Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative | Venue St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts | Menswear Sacino's Formalwear

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Your wedding day is about the amazing journey you and your significant other have taken and are about to take. While it’s important to honor tradition, you want to make sure that you also honor yourselves on your day. If something is important to you, just ask! You never know what your vendors can do!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Museum of Fine Arts
Photographer and Videographer: Rad Red Creative
Planner: Taylor Falcon Events
Florist: Wonderland Floral Art
Caterer and Cake: Olympia Catering *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Officiant: A Wedding with Grace
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Transportation: Courtesy Valet
Dress Shop: David’s Bridal, Seamless Alterations Studio
Menswear: Sacino’s Formalwear *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Hair and Makeup/Groom’s Butler: Bobby Pin Bridal
Signs: Big T Printing
Photobooth: ShutterBooth *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Live Music: Scott Morris




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