Kati and Kendall's rooftop St. Pete Beach wedding was a dream come true. After entering a “MiniMony” wedding giveaway, the Palm Harbor bride and groom were touched to learn they had been selected as the winners of a pre-planned 90-minute micro-wedding.
“Our amazing wedding planner, Jillian owner of Perfecting the Plan, took care of every single detail. She sent tons of photos to our florist and really planned the most perfect day,” the bride gushed. “The MiniMony package has every detail taken care of for you. They did a fantastic job picking everything out.”
With a timeless color palette of ivory, sage, and gold, every detail of a traditional wedding day was covered by Perfecting the Plan's owners Jillian Bartosiak and Kristina Houser.
“We knew we wanted something completely full service, and the MiniMony team does it all for you. Jillian is phenomenal, and we will be using her for all our planned events in the future,” Kati raved. “Her kindness and connections across the bay really made our experience top-notch. She made it seem effortless from the day we won to our wedding day; everything ran so smoothly!”
Following the picturesque Hotel Zamora rooftop ceremony, the couple's 30 guests, enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, champagne, and a two-tiered ivory cake decorated with a gold-gradient design from The Artistic Whisk.
“The Hotel Zamora is the perfect wedding venue!” the bride beamed. “Not only were the views gorgeous but the transition when we had an afternoon shower unexpectedly roll in was so smooth!”
The MiniMony giveaway was designed to help local wedding vendors get back to work while also offering relief to a deserving couple impacted by the pandemic. Grant Hemond & Associates teamed up to provide their professional DJ services, while Iza's Flowers created a showstopping bridal bouquet.
“During these crazy COVID times, we had watched so many friends put huge deposits down and then lose them because of cancelations or having to downsize exponentially,” the bride shared. “The MiniMony team plans a small, intimate wedding completely customized for you. It was perfect, while still being able to include all our close family and a few friends.”
As Kati looked back on their wonderful wedding, she glowed with joy at the personal touches that made her ceremony sentimental.
“It was so important that our sweet daughter be included in our ceremony. She’s three-months-old and the best baby! Her godfather walked her down the aisle, and our officiant incorporated a lovely bible passage that related so much to our story,” the bride reminisced. “Dancing with my husband and our daughter was seriously one of the most special moments.”
What did you look for in a wedding venue?
The Hotel Zamora is the perfect wedding venue, not only were the views gorgeous but the transition when we had an afternoon shower unexpectedly roll in was so smooth!
It was Christmas morning. We were preparing for brunch with our families, and Ken said I should check my stocking before we headed out. He sneakily snuck his phone to record when I pulled out that little black box from the bottom of the stocking, I turned around, and he was on one knee!
What did you look for in a wedding planner?
We knew we wanted something completely full-service, and the MiniMony team does it all for you. Jillian, the owner of Perfecting the Plan, is phenomenal, and we will be using her for all our planned events in the future.
Her kindness and connections across the Bay really made our experience top-notch. She made it seem effortless from the day we won to our wedding day; everything ran so smoothly!
What was your wedding cake inspiration?
The Artistic Whisk was phenomenal. Their cake was so delicious and a gorgeous display!
What did you look for in a wedding DJ?
Our DJ was lovely, and took note of all of our requests for songs, and made our firsts dance perfect.
The below wedding vendors donated their services as part of the MiniMony intimate wedding giveaway.
Ceremony, Reception Venue, and Caterer: Hotel Zamora *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Visual Muse Studio
Planner: Perfecting the Plan *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Iza's Flowers *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Cake: The Artistic Whisk *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Officiant: Jason Sowell
Calligraphy: Inky Fingers Key West
Dress Shop and Designer: With Love Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Sip and Dry
Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.
*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros are highly respected by our local wedding community and have been personally vetted by our editor.