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Alessandra and Bryan’s luxurious St. Pete beach wedding featured a 1920’s “Gastby-glam” theme with a feminine color palette.

“We wanted an art deco inspired theme because we wanted a black-tie wedding that was both glamorous and fun,” the bride shared. “Gold and mint are my favorite colors, and the blush perfectly complemented them without looking too feminine.”

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The Tampa couple chose St. Pete Beach wedding venue The Don CeSar as they wanted a venue on the water with that could accommodate the ceremony with a large reception space.

“We chose The Don CeSar because it reminded us of our art deco theme, and it’s just a gorgeous building. I wanted a space that was glamorous on its own and didn’t need too many decorations to be beautiful,” Alessandra explained. “The Don has so many different rooms where we could host the rehearsal dinner, wedding and brunch. The events manager was a dream to work with. She was so sweet and very easy to get a hold of. She did everything she could to make our day special.”

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To ensure she had someone to help bring together all of the fine details of her wedding day, Alessandra hired St. Pete Beach wedding planner Parties a la Carte.

“I wanted someone with experience and who understood my vision,” Alessandra shared. “As soon as I met with Jessica of Parties A’La Carte I knew she would be perfect because she had experience, and I could tell she could handle an extravagant wedding.”

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The couple’s 5-tier metallic gold wedding cake wasn’t just dessert, it was its own decor piece.

“We saw the cakes Hands on Sweets had done before, and after tasting their various flavors we were hooked,” the bride gushed. “When I found out they could paint my cake gold I was sold! The cake they made was just like what I had imagined and tasted even better than it looked, which is saying a lot.”

Looking back, one of the bride’s most memorable moments included sharing her big day with her friends.

“Hanging out and getting ready with my bridesmaids was probably the funnest girls day I’ve ever had. We were all so excited, and it was surreal to think I was about to get married. Walking down to the aisle and seeing my husband at the end, it felt like a dream,” Alessandra reminisced.

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1920s Great Gatsby Themed Wedding Gold Wedding Stationery & Invitations | Tampa Bay Custom Wedding Invities URBANcoast

La Gartier Rhinestone Diamond Custom Wedding Garter

Dusty Blue Grey Giorgio Armani Wedding Shoes with Rhinestone Diamonds

Adrianna Papell Beaded Blush Pink and Nude Tan Wedding Bridesmaids Dresses

Sweetheart Tulle Bridal Anglo Couture Designer Wedding Dress

Mrs. Last Name Bridal Custom Wedding Hanger with Date

Alessandra Alessi Bridal Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

Alessandra Alessi Bridal Party Wedding Portrait Adrianna Papell Beaded Blush Pink and Nude Tan Wedding Bridesmaids Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

Wedding Ceremony Unity Candle and Live Harpist Musician | St. Pete Beach Wedding

Elegant Wedding Ceremony Decor Altar White Draped Backdrop with Hanging Flowers, Greenery and Gold Mirror | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
Someone with experience and who understood my vision.

As soon as I met with Jessica of Parties a la Carte I knew she would be perfect because she had experience, and I could tell she could handle an extravagant wedding.

Alessandra Alessi Bridal Wedding Portrait Walk Down the Aisle | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

Groom's Reaction to Watching Bride Walk Down the Ceremony Aisle | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Brandi Image Photography

Elegant Wedding Ceremony Decor Altar White Draped Backdrop with Hanging Flowers, Greenery and Gold Mirror | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la CarteElegant Wedding Ceremony Decor Altar White Draped Backdrop with Hanging Flowers, Greenery and Gold Mirror | St. Pete Beach Hotel Wedding Venue The Don Cesar | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

Alessandra Alessi Bridal Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

Alessandra Alessi Bridal Wedding Ceremony Portrait Bride and Groom Kiss | Elegant Wedding Ceremony Decor Altar White Draped Backdrop with Hanging Flowers, Greenery and Gold Mirror | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
Someone who was easy to work with, professional and had a lot of experience.

When I first met Brandi of Brandi Image Photography, she was very sweet and took into consideration that fact that my husband and father hate posing for pictures. She was able to get all the shots we needed while working efficiently.

Iconic St. Pete Beach Hotel Wedding Venue The Don CeSar Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We wanted a venue that could host the ceremony and have a big enough space to accommodate the reception. I also wanted a space that was glamorous on its own and didn’t need to many decorations to be beautiful.

We chose The Don CeSar because it was reminded us of our art deco theme, and it’s just a gorgeous building. It has so many different rooms where we could host the rehearsal dinner, wedding and brunch. The events manager was a dream to work with. She was so sweet and very easy to get a hold of. She did everything she could to make our day special.

Alessandra Alessi Bridal Portrait at Iconic St. Pete Beach Hotel Wedding Venue The Don CeSar | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

Greenery Escort Card Flower Wall | Wedding Seating Chart Ideas & Inspiration | St. Petersburg Wedding Planner Parties a la Carte

Elegant Romantic Luxurious Ballroom Wedding Reception | Gold Wedding Reception with Chandeliers | Iconic St. Pete Beach Hotel Wedding Venue Ballroom The Don CeSar Wedding | Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

How would you describe your theme?
Art Deco/Gatsby Glam. We chose it because we wanted a black-tie wedding that was both glamorous and fun.

What were your colors?
Blush, mint and gold. Gold and mint are my favorite colors, and the blush perfectly complemented them without looking too feminine.

Elegant Romantic Luxurious Ballroom Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table with White Draping and Flower Floral Wall Backdrop | White and Gold Wedding Reception with Chandeliers | Iconic St. Pete Beach Hotel Wedding Venue Ballroom The Don CeSar Wedding | Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

1920s Great Gatsby Themed Wedding Gold Wedding Reception Decor | Round Menu Cards and Mirored Chargers with Ivory Centerpieces and Candles | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties a la Carte | Custom Wedding Invities URBANcoast

1920s Great Gatsby Themed Wedding Gold Wedding Reception Decor | Round Menu Cards and Mirored Chargers with Ivory Centerpieces and Candles | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Parties a la Carte | Custom Wedding Invities URBANcoast

1920s Great Gatsby Themed Wedding Gold Wedding Reception Bar Sign | Absinthe Custom Cocktail Bar Stationery Sign | Tampa Bay Custom Wedding Invities URBANcoast

Elegant Romantic Luxurious Ballroom Wedding Reception Cake Table with Tall Hydrangea and Blush Pink Centerpieces | White and Gold Wedding Geometric 5-Tier Wedding Cake | Cake Baker Hands on Sweets | Iconic St. Pete Beach Hotel Wedding Venue Ballroom The Don CeSar Wedding | Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

What was your wedding cake inspiration?
I wanted to tie in our colors and theme without the cake looking too “theme-y.” We saw the cakes Hands on Sweets had done before, and after tasting their various flavors we were hooked. When I found out they could paint my cake gold I was sold! The cake they made was just like what I had imagined and tasted even better than it looked, which is saying a lot.

Wedding Dessert Favors | Cake Baker Hands on Sweets | Iconic St. Pete Beach Hotel Wedding Venue Ballroom The Don CeSar Wedding | Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

Alessandra Alessi Bridal Wedding Reception First Dance Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

The Proposal: 
Bryan surprised me with a ring while celebrating my birthday in Sarasota.

Elegant Romantic Luxurious Ballroom Wedding Reception | Gold Wedding Reception with Chandeliers | Iconic St. Pete Beach Hotel Wedding Venue Ballroom The Don CeSar Wedding | Photographer Brandi Image Photography | Planner Parties a la Carte

Bridal Engagement Ring Round Cut with Wedding Band

Ceremony and Reception Venue & Caterer: The Don CeSar *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue
Photographer: Brandi Image Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Planner: Parties a la Carte *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Florist: MMD Events
Cake: Hands on Sweets
DJ: Gabro Event Services *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Invitations: URBANcoast
Dress Shop and Designer: Anglo Couture
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell
Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro and Makeup by Marissa




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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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