Destination Ivory and Pink Garden-Inspired St. Pete Beach Wedding

 

Tampa Bay Wedding Planning Advice Group

Karin and Greg’s destination St. Pete Beach wedding embraced the beautiful Florida weather with a romantic pink color palette and a whimsical outdoor ceremony and reception.

“We live in Chicago and chose St. Pete Beach because we wanted warmer weather in April. Since my family owns a property in Florida, it has become one of our favorite places to vacation,” the bride shared. “We really wanted something modern yet romantic, but not exactly a beach wedding. Choosing a garden-inspired wedding with tropical touches, gave us exactly what we were envisioning!”

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With the destination bride and groom looking to add a bit of flair to their intimate celebration of 25 guests, they chose one of their favorite foods to take centerstage during their evening reception.

“Greg and I absolutely love tacos! Instead of doing a cake cutting, we planned on having a ‘couple’s first bite’ of tacos,'” Karin gushed. “Our caterers helped us create signature tacos instead of cocktails, and we displayed them like a cake. We then had a taco bar for our guests to enjoy during our cocktail hour!”

Finding a glam squad that could help the bride look like herself with a little added sparkle was important, and with the help of St. Pete Beach hair and makeup artist LDM Beauty Group, Karin dazzled.

“We liked that LDM Beauty Group helped us find a look that complemented my natural look in a subtle way that wasn’t over the top,” the bride beamed. “We also loved the fact that they promoted real beauty as opposed to a more made-up look.”

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Looking back on her blissful day, Karin will never forget sharing a few special moments with her daughter.

“Having my daughter be apart of the celebration meant a lot to me,” the bride reminisced. “From getting ready together, to her walking me down the aisle and giving me away, to her little speech and song at the end of the night, everything was too sweet for words!”

Boho Inspired Lace V Neckline with Strap Stella York Wedding Dress and Flower Girl Portrait

Tampa Bride in Pink Floral Robe and Daughter Flower Girl Sweet Nose to Nose Wedding Portrait | St. Pete Wedding Hair and Makeup LDM Beauty Group

Florida Bride Getting Ready in Boho Chic Stella York Lace with Straps Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup LDM Beauty Group

Garden Inspired Bridal Floral Bouquet, King Protea, Pink and Ivory Roses, Eucalyptus Leaves

Boho Inspired Bridal Party Wedding Portrait, Bridesmaids in Mix and Match Nude and White Two Tone Colorblock Dresses Holding Round Metal Rings with King Proteas, Pink and Ivory Roses, Eucalyptus and Greenery Floral Bouquets, Bride in Boho Inspired Lace V Neckline with Spaghetti Straps Stella York Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup LDM Beauty Group

What were your wedding hair and makeup inspiration?
I just wanted to look like myself.

We liked that LDM Beauty Group helped us find a look that complimented my natural look in a subtle way that wasn’t over the top. We also loved the fact that they promoted real beauty as opposed to a more made-up look.

Florida Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace Train A-Line Stella York Wedding Dress Holding Garden Inspired Bridal Floral Bouquet, Two Gold Hanging Hoops with King Proteas and Greenery Floral Arrangements | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup LDM Beauty Group

St. Pete Garden Inspired Wedding Ceremony Decor, Wooden Cross-back Chairs, Flower Petal Aisle Runner, Blush Pink Chair Sashes with Greenery Tie

St. Pete Garden Wedding Ceremony Decor, Blush Pink Flower Petal Aisle Runner, Wooden Cross Back Chairs with Ivory Sashes

St. Pete Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony Decor, Wooden Cross Back Chairs with Blush Pink Sashes, Greenery Eucalyptus and Pink Rose Floral Arrangement

St. Pete Garden Wedding Ceremony Decor, Three Hanging Golden Hoops with King Proteas, Ivory, Red and Blush Pink Roses and Greenery Floral Arrangements

Wedding Stationery Confetti Toss Envelope with Yellow Wax Seal

Garden Boho St. Pete Bride in Lace V Neckline with Spaghetti Straps Stella York Wedding Dress Holding King Protea, Ivory and Blush Pink Roses, Eucalyptus and Greenery Floral Bouquet with Daughter Flower Girl in White and Blush Tulle Skirt Holding Garden Ivory, Pink Roses and Greenery Floral Bouquet Walking Down Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup LDM Beauty Group

St. Pete Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows During Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony Portrait

St. Pete Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows During Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony Portrait

The Proposal:
Greg is a middle school band director, and he proposed at his annual Christmas concert in front of 300 people by having me win a “split the pot raffle.” Both our parents were also there, which made it even more special.

St. Pete Bridesmaid in Two Tone Color Block White and Nude Skirt Dress Holding Garden Inspired King Protea, Blush Pink and Ivory Roses, Eucalyptus Floral Bouquet

St. Pete Bride, Groom, and Daughter as Flower Girl Exiting Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Flower Confetti Petals Being Thrown

Romantic St. Pete Bride and Groom Garden Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace Train Stella York Wedding Dress Holding King Protea, Blush Pink Roses and Greenery Floral Bouquet

St. Pete Bride and Groom Holding Hands Wedding Portrait, Boho Lace V Neckline Spaghetti Strap Wedding Dress Holding Garden Inspired Floral Bridal Bouquet, Groom in Navy Blue Suit

St. Pete Garden Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Hanging Glass Sphere Bulbs with Candles, Hanging Green Amaranthus

St. Pete Garden Inspired Outdoor Wedding Reception Decor, Hanging Eucalyptus, Hanging Green Amaranthus and Hanging Glass Sphere Bulbs with Candles

Tampa Garden Inspired Outdoor Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feating Tables, Ivory Linens, Wooden Cross Back Chair with Blush Pink Sashes and Greenery Ties

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
We really wanted something modern yet romantic, but not exactly a beach wedding. Choosing a garden-inspired wedding with tropical touches, gave us exactly what we were envisioning!

What were your colors?
Ivory and a palette of blush pinks. I wanted a clean and romantic look.

Tampa Garden Inspired Outdoor Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feating Tables, Ivory Linens, Wooden Cross Back Chair with Blush Pink Sashes and Greenery Ties, Eucalyptus, Ivory, Blush Pink Roses and Greenery Floral Centerpiece

St. Pete Garden Wedding Reception Decor, King Protea Flower and Eucalyptus with Pink Glass Candlesticks

St. Pete Outdoor Garden Wedding Reception Decor, Long Feating Table, Ivory Tablecloth, Blush Pink Linen Napkins, Pink and Ivory Roses, Greenery Floral Centerpiece, Floating Candles

Tampa Garden Tropical Wedding Reception Decor, Blush Pink Linen Napkin, Palm Tree Leaf, Gold Silverware

Romantic Tampa Bride and Groom First Dance Outdoor Wedding Portrait

St. Pete Bride and Groom Giving Speech During Outdoor Garden Wedding Reception with String Lights

Tampa Bride and Groom Wedding Reception Sparkler Exit Portrait

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
You won’t regret spending a little extra! Do what you want, even if it goes against tradition. It doesn’t take a year to plan a perfect wedding. Hire a designer and coordinator!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Private Property in St. Pete Beach
Photographer: Sublime Studio and EV Photography Chicago
Videographer: Sublime Studio
Event Coordinator: Elisabeth Dari Weddings
Florist: Leaf It To Us
Caterer: Milan Catering
Invitations: Minted
Dress Shop and Designer: Bella Sposa Bridal, Stella York
Hair & Makeup: LDM Beauty Group *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Music: Keith James Music




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