Elegant Rooftop St. Pete Beach Wedding | The Don CeSar

 

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Carolynn and KJ’s elegant St. Pete Beach wedding was a dream come true for the bride who had imagined getting married at The Don CeSar ever since she was a little girl.

“Being from Tampa, I will always remember driving over the bridge to St. Pete Beach and seeing the stunning Pink Palace! It always held a special place in my heart, and I knew it would be the place I one day tied the knot,” the bride gushed.

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Envisioning their 100-person wedding day overlooking the picturesque views of the Gulf of Mexico, the bride turned to Marry Me Tampa Bay for inspiration on how to really make her big day sparkle.

“I read blog posts and viewed the Marry Me Tampa Bay website for inspiration during my planning,” the bride shared. “I have always loved simplicity and elegance. Since our wedding was in December, we incorporated a black and white color palette with pops of red roses. With the modern decor at The Don CeSar, our ambiance was exactly how we had imagined it.”

Knowing from the start The Don CeSar would be the place she tied the knot, Carolynn was more than ecstatic to finally get the fairytale celebration she had dreamed of.

“There was no other option than The Don CeSar for me; it was always my dream venue, and my dream man made it happen,” the bride gushed. “So many things about The Don made our day extra memorable: the location, the history, the views, everything was absolutely perfect. From start to finish, the service was 5-stars. The staff at The Don really outdid themselves and were always more than professional and punctual!”

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Looking back on their oceanside celebration, Carolynn and KJ loved that their two sons were able to watch them become an official family.

“Having our sons, Isaiah and Major, watch us get married made our day more than special! We loved that they were able to be there and watch as mommy and daddy became united as one,” the bride reminisced. “Also, getting married on the rooftop terrace overlooking the Gulf was amazing. It was so beautiful!”

The Pink Palace, Historic Beachfront Florida Wedding Venue The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach

The Pink Palace, Historic Beachfront Florida Wedding Venue The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach

Blush Pink Bridal Accessories, Rose Gold Diamond Bracelet, Earrings, Jewelry, Vintage Pointed Toe Wedding Shoes, Something Blue Garter

Romantic, Hanging White Tulle Wedding Dress, Strapless Sweetheart Neckline

Modern Florida Bride in White Tulle Asymmetrical Mermaid Style Strapless Sweetheart Wedding Dress | The Pink Palace, Historic Beachfront Tampa Bay Wedding Venue The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach

Modern Florida Bride in Strapless Sweetheart White Wedding Dress | The Pink Palace, Historic Oceanfront Tampa Bay Wedding Venue The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach

Romantic Tampa Bay Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait | Historic Pink Palace Florida Wedding Venue The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach

The Proposal:
Well, I guess that’s why they say, ‘Get married before babies.’ We didn’t really have a “fairytale” proposal. I got pregnant while we were dating, and everything fell in to place! We were, and are, still madly in love!

The Pink Palace, Historic Beachfront Florida Wedding Venue The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach and Gulf of Mexico Views of Rooftop Balcony and Ballroom | Historic Beachfront Florida Wedding Venue The Don CeSar in Tampa Bay

Romantic, Simple Florida Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Decor, Red Rose Petals Lining Aisle

Tampa Bay Bride and Father Walk Down the Aisle at Rooftop Ceremony in Asymmetrical Mermaid Style Strapless Sweetheart Neckline Wedding Dress | Florida Historic Hotel Pink Palace The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach

Florida Groom See's Bride Down The Aisle, Emotional Reaction, Cry in Black Tuxedo | St. Pete Beach Waterfront Rooftop Wedding Ceremony

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Exchange Vows at Rooftop Waterfront Wedding Ceremony | Florida Historic Pink Palace Hotel The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Portrait | The Pink Palace, Historic Beachfront Florida Wedding Venue The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
There was no other option then The Don CeSar for me; it was always my dream venue, and my dream man made it happen! I mean really what bride doesn’t want to be married in a pink palace overlooking the beach?

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So many things about The Don made it extra special: the location, the history, the views, everything was absolutely perfect. From start to finish, the service was 5-stars. The staff at The Don really outdid themselves and were always more than professional and punctual!

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Sunset Beach Portrait | The Pink Palace, Historic Beachfront Florida Wedding Venue The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Sunset Beach Portrait | The Pink Palace, Historic Beachfront Florida Wedding Venue The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach

Romantic, Modern Black, White Hydrangeas and Red Rose Floral Centerpiece Arrangement Wedding Reception Decor, Tall Black Candelabra

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
I have always loved simplicity and elegance. Our December wedding was black and white with pops of red roses.

Romantic, Modern Black and White Buttercream Four Tier Wedding Cake, Black Glitter, Red and White Floral Arrangement, Custom Athletic Couple Cake Topper Bride Dunking on Groom Mr. and Mrs.

Modern Athletic Wedding Cake Topper, Bride Dunking on Groom Mr. and Mrs.

Diamond Solitaire Wedding Ring and Black Band, Red and White Roses

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Don’t settle! Find your perfect venue and be resourceful to make it work. Follow wedding sites like Marry Me Tampa Bay to find resources and inspiration to make your planning easier. Don’t sweat the small details, relax and enjoy your one day to celebrate with friends and family!

Ceremony, Reception Venue, and Caterer: The Don CeSar *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Limelight Photography
Planner: Days Remembered
Florist: Rose Garden Florist
Cake: Sweet Divas Chocolate
DJ: Wild Out Entertainment
Officiant: Joel Eason
Dress Shop: Emelina’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Hush Studio Salon




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