Elegant Gold and Navy Downtown St. Pete Ballroom Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance


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Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance Wedding

Melanie and David’s downtown St. Pete wedding focused on creating an intimate experience for their ‘Chapter Two’ in life with a color palette of navy, gold, ivory and pale pink.

“Our theme was centered around a second chance at love and combining two families into one. I wanted simple elegance,” the bride explained.

The Lithia couple chose downtown St. Pete for their nuptials, as they love the water and the overall atmosphere that the city has to offer. Searching for a wedding venue that their guests could enjoy for the entire weekend, the bride and groom chose the Vinoy Renaissance.

“We wanted a venue that exuded elegance,” the bride gushed. “The minute we walked into the Vinoy, I cried. I knew it was the place!”

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With photography as one of the most important elements to Melanie an David, they searched for a St. Petersburg wedding photographer who could create artistic photographs .

“I wanted someone friendly, yet professional,” the bride explained “I had done my research, and every picture I saw done by Limelight Photography looked like art. They were a no brainer. I loved them!”

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Looking back, the bride’s most cherished memory was creating an unforgettable ceremony not only for themselves, but also for their blended family.

“Including our children in the ceremony was a perfect moment. It was important to us for our children to understand this wasn’t just our marriage – this was the union of a family, and we made promises to them too,” Melanie reminisced.

Blush Pink Peep Toe Wedding Shoes with Rhinestone and Engagement Ring

Blush Pink Mermaid Wedding Dress on hanger with Blush Pink Jeweled Peep Toe Wedding Shoes

Bride Getting Ready Wedding Dress Portrait | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bridal Portrait with Layered Cathedral Train Blush Wedding Dress | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

The Proposal:
David and I had our first date at our favorite, Circles in Apollo Beach. We love the water and taking the bait there. We have date nights every Wednesday, so it wasn’t unusual to go to our favorite spot. David had the same table we had our first date, flowers and wine. He proposed on the dock. David was hand picked for me. My late husband, the father to my children, died suddenly in 2012. I was 31-years-old and truly thought I would never be happy again. I met David when I least expected it. He is truly the most amazing man and had breathed life back into my heart!

Outdoor Garden Bridal Portrait in Downtown St Pete with Layered Cathedral Train Blush Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Outdoor Garden Bridal Portrait with Bouquet with PInk Roses and White Flowers

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Outdoor Courtyard Garden Wedding Ceremony | Downtown St. Pete Hotel Venue Vinoy Renaissance

Wedding Ceremony Aisle Decor with Tall Pillar Candles in Glass Hurricane Holders and Chandelier

Walking Down the Aisle Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Pink Rose Petals and Hurricane Candle Holders | St Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance

How would you describe your theme?
Our whole wedding was centered around our “Chapter Two.” A second chance at love and combining two families into one.

What were your colors?
Navy, gold, ivory and pale pink. They just screamed simple elegance to me and reminded me of colors of the water and sky.

Outdoor Courtyard Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Pink Rose Petals | St Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance

Outdoor Nighttime Courtyard Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Pink Rose Petal Aisle, String LIghts, White Folding Chairs, and Tall Hurricane Candle Holders | St Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography | Tampa Bay Hotel Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait by St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
I wanted someone friendly, yet professional and with pictures that looked like art.

I had done my research. Every picture I saw done by Limelight Photography looked like art. They were a no brainer. I loved them!

Gold and White Hotel Ballroom Wedding Reception with Gold Linen, Low White and Pink Centerpieces, Gold Chiavari Chairs | Downtown St. Pete Hotel Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance

Gold and White Wedding Reception Table Decor with Glitter Gold Table Number, Low White and Blush Pink Centerpiece in Rhinestone Vase, and Gold Mercury Votives

Gold and White Hotel Ballroom Wedding Reception with Low White and Pink Centerpieces, Gold Chiavari Chairs and Chargers | St Petersburg Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
Elegance.

The minute we walked into the Vinoy Renaissance, I cried. I knew it was the place. It was the most perfect night.

First Dance Portrait with Bride wearing Layered Train Mermaid Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance

Artistic Wedding Portrait on Stairs by Tampa Bay Photographer Limelight Photography

Engagement and Wedding Rings and Bands on Cake Pops

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Vinoy Renaissance  *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue
Photographer: Limelight Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Videographer: Aramil Films
Florist: Dan Jacob Floral and Design
Music: Phase5 Band
Dress Shop: Kleinfeld Bridal
Hair: Tre Salon
Makeup: Pretty in the Pink




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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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