Luxurious Navy and Blush Ballroom Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance

Luxurious Ballroom Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance Wedding

Kallie and Joshua’s downtown St. Pete wedding featured a classic color palette and luxurious ballroom reception.

“I knew I wanted a traditional style wedding, but we also wanted to incorporate colors that would give it the classy, romantic, and elegant feel to match the venue,” the bride explained. “We chose navy, blush, whites and hints of gold. Navy is one of our favorite colors, and it went great with the fall wedding.”

The Clearwater couple wanted to hold their wedding close to home and searched for a luxurious ballroom venue.

“We chose our venue location because it was simply the most beautiful choice around. We couldn’t find anywhere truly comparative. The Vinoy Renaissance has the magical ballroom feel along with the elegant decor,” Kallie gushed. “The beauty within the original detailed architecture and the Chihuly chandelier over the dance floor really captivated us.”

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Wedding photography was a priority to the bride and groom who wanted a St. Petersburg wedding photographer who could capture all the important moments, but to also blend in with the crowd.

“We looked for a wedding photographer who would be able to take the best pictures and candid shots,” Kallie explained. “After hearing how wonderful they were, I met with Michael Zoumberos, owner of Limelight Photography. I immediately knew that he and his wife, Rebecca, would do an outstanding job. They truly gave me the gift of the most magnificent wedding pictures that I will always have to look back on. We were more than thrilled with how everything turned out.”

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To make her wedding reflective of her personality, the bride incorporated her Greek orthodox hertiage into the ceremony and reception traditions.

“If you have ever seen the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, my life relates a lot,” Kallie shared. “With that being said, most of my friends are not Greek. So with all the Greek music playing the whole night, it was fun to see my American friends have such a fun time dancing and participating in my culture.

Looking back, one of the bride’s most memorable moments occurred while her husband removed her garter.

“I think he thought he was Channing Tatum in Magic Mike!” Kallie joked.

Elegant Gold and Navy Wedding Invitation with Wedding Bands | St Petersburg FL Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom White and Yellow Gold Wedding and Engagement Ring Portrait on Lace | St Pete FL Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Traditional Elegant Ivory Rose Bridal Wedding Bouquet with Satin Bouquet Wrap

Badgley Mischka 'Royal' Crystal Embellished Peeptoe Pump in Nude | Wedding Shoe Inspiration

Ivory Strapless Sweetheart Lace Wedding Dress with Scalloped Hemline and Chapel Train

Bridal Gettting Ready Wedding Portrait Draped in Lace Wedding Veil with Rhinestone Headband and Hair in Loose Waves | Downtown St Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom Greek Orthodox Beaded Wedding Crowns | Stefana

The Proposal: 
Joshua popped the question on August 1. We were on our annual summer vacation in Greece and visiting the island of Skiathos looking over the most beautiful mountain, watching the sunset. It was truly a dream come true.

Greek Orthodox Wedding Ceremony Portrait of the Altar | St Pete Wedding Ceremony Venue St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Tarpon Springs

Bride and Father Walking Down the Aisle Wedding Portrait at Wedding Ceremony Venue St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Tarpon Springs, FL

Greek Orthodox Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Wedding Ceremony Venue St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Tarpon Springs | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Traditional, Greek Orthodox Wedding Ceremony | Tampa Bay Wedding Ceremony Venue St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Tarpon Springs | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait in Ivory Strapless Lace Wedding Dress with Ivory Rose Wedding Bouquet at St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance with Vintage Rolls Royce Limousine | St Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We looked for a wedding photographer who would be able to take the best pictures and candid shots. We wanted someone who was going to be able to capture all the important moments, but to also blend in with the crowd.

Contact Limelight Photography

After hearing how wonderful they were, I met with Michael Zoumberos, owner of Limelight Photography. I immediately knew that he and his wife, Rebecca, would do an outstanding job after glancing over a few of his portfolios. They truly gave me the gift of the most magnificent wedding pictures that I will always have to look back on. We were more than thrilled with how everything turned out.

Downtown St Pete Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait in Black Tuxedo and Ivory and Champagne Strapless Sweetheart Lace Wedding Dress with Ivory Rose Wedding Bouquet | Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Luxurious Wedding Place Card Table Arrangement On Gold Specialty Linen and Tall, Cascading Floral Centerpiece with Ivory and Blush Roses | St Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Long Feasting Wedding Head Table with Gold Linens and Tall Ivory Centerpieces and Tall Taper White Candles and Pink Uplighting at Downtown St Petersburg Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance Sunset Ballroom | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

How would you describe your theme?
Honestly, I had no specific theme. I knew I wanted a traditional wedding, but we also wanted to incorporate colors that would give it a classy, romantic, and elegant feel to match the venue.

What were your colors?
Navy, blush, whites and hints of gold. Navy is one of our favorite colors, and it went great with the fall wedding. The other colors were additional accents.

Luxurius Ballroom Wedding Reception with Tall Blush, Gold and Ivory Centerpieces and Décor at Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance Sunset Ballroom | Gold Chiavari Chair Rentals by A Chair Affair | Tampa Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Tall White Hydrangea and Blush Rose Wedding Centerpiece Flowers on Glass Candelabra at St Pete Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance | Luxurious and Elegant Wedding Inspiration | Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We chose our venue location because it was simply the most beautiful choice around. We went to many places around the area before choosing the Vinoy Renaissance. We couldn’t find anywhere truly comparative. It has the magical ballroom feel along with the elegant decor. The beauty within the original detailed architecture and the Chihuly chandelier over the dance floor really captivated us.

Contact Banner Vinoy Rennaisance

Chris Starman was absolutely wonderful, and I knew that the service would be exceptional after speaking with him. Turned out I was right! They went above and beyond. The crew did an outstanding job accommodating us before and on our big day.

Luxurious and Elegant Wedding Reception Décor with Blush, Gold and Ivory Centerpieces, Tall Taper Candles and Long Feasting Tables at St Petersburg Fl Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance Sunset Ballroom | Gold Chiavari Chair Rentals by A Chair Affair | Tampa Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

What was your rental inspiration?
When renting, I try to find the most reputable company. Also, budget played an important role. When picking my vendors, I want to be able to trust that they would deliver to my expectations or beyond that.

Contact Banner Chair Affair

A Chair Affair delivered outstanding product, and they were punctual with everything they did. They had a reasonable delivery/pickup fee and had a beautiful variety to choose from, which was nice. I would recommend them to anyone!

Round White Wedding Cake with Ivory Roses Cake Topper and Lace Sugar Appliqué

White Wedding Cake with Hand Painted Gold Monogram Initial and Lace Sugar Appliqué

Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Day Portrait at St. Petersburg Ballroom Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance Sunset Ballroom | Downtown St Pete Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Relax, and try to enjoy your big day because it goes by in a blink of an eye.

Ceremony Venue: St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Tarpon Springs
Reception Venue: Vinoy Renaissance *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue
Photographer: Limelight Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Planner: Mother of the Bride
Florist & Linens: EC Floral Design and Events (Miami)
Cake & Caterer: Vinoy Renaissance
Chair Rentals: A Chair Affair *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Vinyl Wrapped Floor: All Season Event Rental
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Officiant: Father James Paris & Father James Rousakis
Invitations: Exclusively Weddings
Transportation: Alpha Limousine
Dress and Bridesmaid Dresses: CC’s Bridal Boutique
Hair & Makeup: Holy Chic Salon




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