Glamorous Champagne and Burgundy St. Pete Beach Wedding | The Don CeSar

Glamorous St. Pete Beach Wedding | The Don CeSar Wedding

Chaya and Michael’s glamorous St. Pete Beach wedding featured a romantic color palette of champagne, blush and burgundy, with a romantic theme at a timeless St. Pete Beach wedding venue.

“I wanted a theme that would match the beauty and old world charm of our venue,” the bride explained. “My favorite quote is, ‘You can never be overdressed or overeducated,’ by Oscar Wilde, so that had a big impact.”

While searching for a waterfront St. Petersburg wedding venue, the Ovideo couple chose the iconic Pink Palace for its ballroom atmosphere, beautiful chandeliers and elegant touches.

The Don CeSar had everything I was looking for in a venue. It has the iconic old world glamour I wanted, matched with being on the beach that made it the perfect fit for both of us,” Chaya beamed. “We couldn’t have been happier with their service. The entire staff went above and beyond to make our guests stays and our wedding wonderful.”

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The bride and groom had a very specific look they wanted in a St. Petersburg wedding photographer, which came down to one company, Limelight Photography.

“I wanted glamorous pictures, very editorial. Every venue we went to had samples of photographs, and I was drawn to the same book every time, which was those of Limelight Photography, that is how I knew they were the ones,” Chaya explained. “Their service was incredible! They kept us on time despite the fact I had given them a list of shots I wanted that was a mile long.”

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Looking back, the bride’s most cherished memories occurred with her father and husband.

“Walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing Michael for the first time and my dad and I’s first dance were memorable,” the bride reminisced.

Custom St. Pete Beach Wedding Save the Date at Don CeSar Hotel

Wedding Vows Custom Notebook

Ivory Peep-Toe Nina Wedding Shoes with Rhinestone Ankle Strap | Bridal Wedding Shoes

Ivory Strapless Drop Waist Pronovias Wedding Dress | Pronovias Wedding Dress

Bridal Getting Ready Wedding Portrait |Ivory Strapless Drop Waist Pronovias Wedding Dress | Pronovias Wedding Dress | Tampa Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bridal and Bridesmaids Getting Ready Wedding Portraits in Silk Robes | Tampa Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Florida Bridal Wedding Portrait at Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach | Ivory Strapless Drop Waist Pronovias Wedding Dress | Pronovias Wedding Dress | Tampa Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Florida Bridal Wedding Party Portrait at Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach | Ivory Strapless Drop Waist Pronovias Wedding Dress and Champagne, Gold Bridesmaids Dresses | Pronovias Wedding Dress | Tampa Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

How would you describe your theme?
Classic and elegant. I wanted something that would match the beauty and old world charm of the The Don CeSar. My favorite quote is, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated,” by Oscar Wilde, so that had a big impact.

What were your colors?
Champagne, blush, taupe and burgundy. I knew I wanted champagne and blush from the start. My girls were always going to be in champagne dresses, plus it went well with my old world glamour theme. I decided to add burgundy for a pop of color and since it was a fall wedding.

Florida Bridal Wedding Party Portrait at Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach | Ivory Strapless Drop Waist Pronovias Wedding Dress and Champagne, Gold Bridesmaids Dresses with Burgundy and Pink Floral Bouquets | Pronovias Wedding Dress | Tampa Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Florida Groom in Tuxedo Wedding Portrait by St. Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Wedding Ceremony Program Cards with Floral Detail

The Proposal:
I had been talking with Michael for over a year about wanting to take a trip to New York City. We had never been, and I really thought it would be a cool experience. It was the weekend leading up to July 4th, and I was under the impression we were going to my brother-in-law’s house in Jacksonville Beach for the long weekend. When I got home, Michael told me he had a surprise and that we were going to NYC instead. He had everything packed, tickets purchased for all the entertainment and was ready to go. In shock, I said okay and was thankful that I had just gotten some new clothes the week before!

The weekend was a whirlwind of excitement, fantastic shows, epic food and wonderful sights. On the night of July 4th, he surprised me with a dinner cruise on the Hudson River. It was there, on the top deck, that he proposed with the Macy’s fireworks exploding overhead. It could not have been more perfect or magical! To make it even better, we ended the night with greasy NYC pizza and a street vendor hot dog.

Wedding Ceremony Portrait of Florida Groom in Tuxedo Waiting for Bride by St. Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Outdoor Florida Wedding Ceremony Portrait of Bride and Father Walking Down the Aisle | St Pete Beach Wedding Venue The Don CeSar Hotel | Limelight Photography

Outdoor St. Pete Florida Wedding Ceremony Portrait of Bride and Groom | St Pete Beach Wedding Venue The Don CeSar Hotel | Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony First Kiss Portrait with Burgundy and Pink Bridal Bouquet | St Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

St Pete Beach Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Don CeSar Wedding | St Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

St Pete Beach Bride and Groom Wedding Kissing Portrait Under Veil | Don CeSar Wedding | St Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
I wanted glamorous pictures, very editorial.

Every venue we went to had samples of photographs, and I was drawn to the same book every time, which was those of Limelight Photography, that is how I knew they were the ones. Their service was incredible! They kept us on time despite the fact I had given them a list of shots I wanted that was a mile long.

St Pete Beach Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Pronovias Bridal Wedding Dress | Don CeSar Wedding | St Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

St Pete Beach Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Pronovias Bridal Wedding Dress | Don CeSar Wedding | St Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Burgundy and Gold Wedding Reception Birchwood Wedding Seating Card Table Number Holders

Don CeSar Hotel, St Pete Florida Wedding Reception with Feasting Tables and Brown Chiavari Chairs with Gold Candelabras | Limelight Photography

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
I wanted a venue with a ballroom that had beautiful chandeliers and elegant touches, while also being on the water.

We chose The Don CeSar because they had everything I was looking for in a venue. When I was a little girl, we went on a family vacation to St. Pete Beach and my parents took to me to the iconic Pink Palace for dinner. It was there I saw a wedding taking place, and I fell in love. It was beyond perfect that it ended up being our venue. It has the iconic old world glamour I wanted, matched with being on the beach that made it the perfect fit for both of us. We couldn’t have been happier with their service. The entire staff went above and beyond to make our guests stays and our wedding wonderful. Every detail was thought of and taken care of, down to the mini custom chocolate mousses (my favorite dessert) being delivered to our rooms to having the chef make a Cuban sandwich for my husband and I the night after the wedding because we never got one during the wedding.

Four Tiered Round Ombre Wedding Cake with Fresh Rose Garland Accent Over Cake Table with Floral Decor in Don CeSar Hotel Ballroom | Limelight Photography

Burgundy and Gold Don CeSar Hotel, St Pete Florida Wedding Reception with Brown Chiavari Chairs with Gold Candelabras and Tall Floral Centerpieces with Candlesticks | Limelight Photography

Burgundy and Gold Don CeSar Hotel, St Pete Florida Wedding Reception with Brown Chiavari Chairs with Gold Candelabras and Tall Floral Centerpieces with Candlesticks | Limelight Photography

Four Tiered Round Ombre Wedding Cake with Fresh Pink and Red Rose Garland | Limelight Photography

Florida Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait at Don CeSar Hotel | Pronovias Wedding Dress | Limelight Photography

Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait at St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue Don CeSar Hotel | Pronovias Wedding Dress | Limelight Photography

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Etsy is literally life! Don’t be afraid to look outside the box for unique favors, as well as look in other surrounding cities for vendors.

Ceremony/Reception Venue and Caterer: The Don CeSar – Beth Clark *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue
Photographer: Limelight Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Videographer: SkyHelm Weddings
Florist: Botanica International Design & Décor Studio
Rentals: Posh Events of Tampa Bay
Cake: Cakes by Carolynn
DJ: Our DJ Rocks
Officiant: Andy Baker
Invitations: Elegant Wedding Invites
Dress Shop and Designer: Calvet Couture – Pronovias *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Adrianna Papell
Hair & Makeup: Destiny and Light
Photo Booth: Our Photobooth Rocks
Music: Classern String Quartet
Entertainment: Caricature Hut




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