Elegant Navy Blue, Silver and Ivory Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance

Elegant Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance Wedding

Brittany and James’ downtown St. Pete wedding featured an outdoor wedding ceremony, followed by a classic ballroom reception.

“Most of my family lives in the St. Petersburg area and James is from Michigan, so we wanted to give his family and friends a reason to escape the cold for a few days and enjoy the sunny Florida weather,” the bride shared.

The South Carolina couple chose a refined, timeless theme and color palette.

“We wanted our wedding to have a classic, elegant feeling,” Brittany explained. “Our colors were navy blue, silver and ivory. We wanted classic colors that would complement our venue.”

Since the bride and groom had a large amount of out-of-town guests, it was important to choose a St. Petersburg wedding venue that could accommodate the ceremony, reception and accommodations..

“We love that the Vinoy Renaissance is a historic hotel that has been beautifully upgraded and has an excellent history of service,” the bride beamed. “Its convenient downtown location, with plenty of restaurants and activities for our guests, made it our perfect choice.”

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To capture their destination Florida wedding, Brittany and James searched for a St. Petersburg wedding photographer who was professional and had a defined approach.

“We hired Limelight Photography because we love their style. Rebecca and Michael [of Limelight Photography] did a great job capturing the candid style photos we wanted, while seamlessly blending into the crowd during our ceremony and reception. We were thrilled with how our wedding photos turned out and so happy we chose them!” the bride gushed.

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Looking back, one of Brittany’s most memorable moments came during the wedding ceremony.

“One of my favorites was our sand ceremony. We combined sand from our hometowns of Harbor Springs, Michigan and Sarasota, Florida, as well as our current home of Charleston, South Carolina. Not only did the different colors and textures of the sand look beautiful, but it was also a nice way to incorporate our favorite places into our wedding,” the bride reminisced.

Elegant White and Silver Wedding Invitation with Wedding Rings | St Petersburg Florida Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

What was your wedding stationery inspiration?
We wanted clean, classic letterpress invitations.

Contact Banner A&P Designs

We chose A&P Designs because they are a local company, and they  had many unique and custom designs to chose from. We were very happy with A&P Designs; they made it so easy to print all of our paper goods so everything matched perfectly (invitation suites, programs, menus, seating charts, and table numbers).

White Lace Trumpet Style Allure Wedding Dress with Rhinestone Belt | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

White Lace Trumpet Style Allure Wedding Dress with Rhinestone Belt and Black Badgley Mischka Cowl Back Sequin Ballgown Bridesmaid Dress | St Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

 

Bridesmaids and Bride Getting Ready In Monogram Robes Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bridal Wedding Portrait in Strapless, White Lace Allure Wedding Dress with Ivory Rose Wedding Bouquet | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom Outdoor First Look Wedding Portrait | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

The Proposal:
On my birthday, April 30, our families met at a beach house on Isle of Palms, South Carolina for James’ family reunion. Once everyone arrived and settled in, they mentioned I still had a few birthday gifts to open. As they were getting the presents ready, I noticed my Dad and James with a birthday cake. My Dad set the cake down, and then I noticed James down on one knee next to me. Completely surprised, I quickly realized that this birthday cake didn’t say “Happy Birthday” but instead read, “Will You Marry Me?” Of course, I happily accepted and we spent the rest of the evening celebrating with our families!

Classic Florida Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Under Palm Trees with White Resin Folding Chairs and White Rose Petals | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance | Limelight Photography

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
Since we had a lot of guests traveling from out-of-town, it was important for us to choose a venue that could accommodate both our ceremony and reception.

Contact Banner Vinoy Rennaisance

We love that the Vinoy Renaissance is a historic hotel that has been beautifully upgraded and has beautiful event spaces, great location and an excellent history of service. The attention to detail at the Vinoy was wonderful, and we highly recommend them. Its convenient downtown location, with plenty of restaurants and activities for our guests, made it our perfect choice.

Bride and Father Walking Down The Aisle Wedding Portrait | St. Pete Wedding Ceremony Venue Vinoy Renaissance | Limelight Photography

What did you look for in a wedding officiant?
We wanted an officiant who would appeal to both our families religious beliefs (Catholic and Episcopalian) and someone who could help us create a unique and special ceremony. We hired Michael of [DeArruda Weddings] because he was highly recommended, and we really enjoyed talking to him on our consultation call. We loved working with Michael! He was so helpful during our wedding planning process, making sure to continually check in with us.

Florida Outdoor, Wedding Ceremony at Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom St. Petersburg Wedding Portrait | Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Wedding Venue | Limelight Photography

Outdoor, Florida Waterfront Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait By Marina | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We wanted a wedding photographer who was professional, fun and had a unique style.

Contact Limelight Photography

We hired Limelight Photography because we love their style, and we heard great things about working with them. Even though we were planning our wedding while living out-of-state, they made sure to consistently communicate with us and make sure we had all the information we needed. Rebecca and Michael [of Limelight Photography] did a great job capturing the candid style photos we wanted, while seamlessly blending into the crowd during our ceremony and reception. We were thrilled with how our wedding photos turned out and so happy we chose them!

Classic Wedding Reception With Navy, White and Ivory Centerpieces, Silver Chiavari Chairs and Chihuly Chandelier | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance | Limelight Photography

How would you describe your theme?
We didn’t have a specific theme. We wanted our wedding to have a classic, elegant feeling. The most important elements for our wedding were a beautiful venue, delicious food and making sure our guests had a fantastic time.

What were your colors?
Navy blue, silver and ivory. We wanted classic colors that would complement our venue.

 

Traditional Five Tier Round White Wedding Cake with White Roses and Silver Initial Cake Topper on Silver Specialty Linen | Wedding Cake by the Vinoy Renaissance | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait With Five Tier Round White Wedding Cake | Limelight Photography St Petersburg Florida Wedding Photographer | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Vinoy Rennaisance

Why did you book at photo booth?
We wanted a photo booth to add a fun element to our reception.

Contact Banner ShutterBooth

Shutterbooth had an open booth option that can fit more people than the traditional closed photo booth.

Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Day Portrait at St Petersburg Wedding Reception Venue Vinoy Renaissance | Limelight Photography St Petersburg Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom Truffle Wedding Guest Favors | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Brilliant Cut Halo Engagement Ring with Wedding Rings in Bokeh Light Portrait | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay Brides?
Take some time to just enjoy being engaged! It’s easy to quickly get wrapped up in wedding planning, so remember to celebrate with your new fiancé before the planning begins.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Vinoy Renaissance *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Limelight Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Videographer: Voila Cinematic
Planner: Tracie Domino Events
Florist: Botanica Design & Decor
Caterer: Vinoy Renaissance
Rentals: Botanica Design & Decor
Cake: Vinoy Renaissance
DJ: Inpulse Entertainment
Officiant: DeArruda Weddings
Invitations: A&P Designs *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Dress Shop and Designer: Sarasota Brides – Allure
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Badgley Mischka (Maid of Honor) and White House Black Market (Bridesmaids)
Hair: Yolee Perez
Makeup: Carlos Olivera
Photo booth: Shutterbooth *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Favors: Sweet Doctors Bakery




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