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Andrea and Chad’s luxurious downtown St. Pete wedding featured a traditional church ceremony and romantic ballroom reception that dazzled with endless amounts of elegance and a timeless ambiance.

“We have traditional values, so we wanted our wedding day to reflect that,” the bride shared. “By combing a mix of elegance, class, and sophisticated old-school charm, we perfectly captured the vision we were going for.”

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With their fall nuptials in mind, the bride and groom envisioned a romantic affair with 270 of their closest friends and family dripping with modern charm.

“To capture the romance and elegance of the evening, we chose decor and colors that would complement both our ceremony and reception space,” Andrea beamed. “Our color palette of navy, gold, and burgundy went perfectly with the time of year we were getting married and really gave us the classy edge we were going for.”

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From the start of her wedding planning process, the bride had a specific reception venue in mind, and the bride followed her heart and chose The Vinoy Renaissance St.Petersburg Resort and Golf Club.

“We were really looking for a venue that incorporated both of our tastes, and choosing The Vinoy was one of the best decisions we made,” Andrea gushed. “So many aspects made it exactly what we were looking for. It truly is the epitome of classic elegance and was always where I wanted to have my wedding reception since it is one of the best hotels in the Tampa Bay area. Aside from its natural beauty, the service was all that I expected and more. We never had to lift a finger!”

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In search of a DJ who could keep the crowd up and dancing all night, including the 15 groomsmen, the couple enlisted the help of Tampa Bay entertainment experts Grant Hemond & Associates.

“It was important for us to find someone who was not only outgoing and lively but also someone who could mix old school music with modern hits,” Andrea explained. “Grant Hemond was extremely helpful and professional, and our DJ was awesome!”

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Classic Elegant White and Red Script Wedding Invitation, White Lace with Rhinestone and Blue Gems Bridal Garter | Tampa Bay Wedding Stationery URBANcoast

Cushion Cut Halo Diamond Engagement Ring and Bride and Groom Wedding Bands

Badgley Mischka Ivory Peep Toe Heels with Rhinestone Brooch Wedding Shoes

Hayley Paige Dare Ivory Draped Organza Wedding Dress with Curved V-Neckline with Moonstone and Alabaster Straps

Hayley Paige Draped Organza Wedding Dress with Long Lace Train

Tampa Bride and Bridesmaids in Floral Robes Fun Colorful Confetti Getting Wedding Ready Portrait

Hayley Paige Organza Draped Wedding Dress with Open Back and Side Cutouts with Moonstone and Alabaster Straps

Cushion Cut Halo Engagement Diamond Ring on White and Red Wedding Invitation | Tampa Bay Wedding Stationery UBRANcoast

Classic Elegant Wedding Ceremony Decor, White Hydrangea Floral Arrangements on Church Benches

Tampa Bay Bride and Father Processional Walking Down the Wedding Ceremony Aisle Portrait

Traditional Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows During Ceremony | St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue St. John Vianney Catholic Church

Traditional Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Exit Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue St. Vianney Catholic Church

The Proposal:
Chad and I had known each other for about 14 years and had always remained friends over the years. We went to dinner at Ocean Prime in Tampa to meet some friends. I was not expecting the proposal, and it happened right after we had dessert! He also surprised me with my parents being there, as well as his and my best friend.

Elegant Bride Wearing Hayley Paige Wedding Dress with Lace Long Sleeve Cover with Vintage White Car

Groom in Burgundy Suit with White and Gold Sneakers, Groomsmen in Black Suits with Matching White and Black Sneakers and Burgundy Bowties Wedding Party Portrait

Tropical, Florida Resort Waterfront Wedding Venue | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We were really looking for a venue that incorporated both of our tastes and choosing The Vinoy Renaissance was one of the best decisions we made. So many aspects made it exactly what we were looking for. It truly is the epitome of classic elegance and was always where I wanted to have my wedding reception since it is one of the best hotels in the Tampa Bay area. Aside from its natural beauty, the service was all that I expected and more. We never had to lift a finger!

St. Pete Bride in Hayley Paige Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids in Mix and Match Navy Blue and Gold Dresses, Flower Girl in White Dress Bridal Party Portrait

St. Pete Bride in Hayley Paige Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids in Mix and Match Navy Blue and Gold Dresses, Flower Girl in White Dress Fun Bridal Party Portrait

Romantic Black and White Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tropical, Florida Resort Waterfront Wedding Venue | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Romantic Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on Staircase | St. Petersburg Waterfront Hotel Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club

White and Gold Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor | Downtown St. Pete Hotel Wedding Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club

Elegant Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, White Floral Table Linens on Sweetheart Table, Gold Chiavari Chairs, White Hydrangeas on Bride and Groom Chairs | Tropical Florida Waterfront Hotel Wedding Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club

Elegant Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Gold Chiavari Chairs, White Hydrangeas and Blush Pink Roses Floral Arrangement on Glass Vase Centerpiece | Florida Tropical Hotel Wedding Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, White Hydrangea Floral Arrangement on Gold Chiavari Chair

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
We have traditional values, so we wanted our wedding day to reflect that. By combing a mix of elegance, class, and sophisticated old-school charm, we perfectly captured the vision we were going for.

What were your colors?
Navy, gold, and burgundy for the bridal party. Burgundy is Chad’s favorite color, and the navy and gold offset the burgundy. The colors also went well with the time of year we were getting married.

Classic Wedding Reception Program in White Linen on Gold Beaded Charger | Tampa Bay Wedding Stationery URBANcoast

Elegant Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Gold Chiavari Chairs, White Hydrangeas and Blush Pink Roses Floral Arrangement on Glass Vase Centerpiece | Florida Tropical Hotel Wedding Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Elegant Classic Five Tier White Wedding Cake with Ivory and Blush Pink Roses Lush Cascading Flowers on Gold Cake Stand | Wedding Caterer and Cake St. Pete Vinoy Renaissance

Classic Elegant White Wedding Cake with Lush Cascading White Hydrangeas, Ivory and Blush Pink Roses | Wedding Caterer and Cake St. Pete Vinoy Renaissance

Black and White Romantic Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait | Tropical Waterfront Hotel Ballroom Wedding Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Pete Resort & Golf Club | Tampa Bay Wedding DJ Grant Hemond & Associates

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?
It was important for us to find someone who was not only outgoing and lively but also someone who could mix old school music with modern hits. Grant Hemond & Associates was extremely helpful and professional and our DJ was awesome!

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
It’s your special day! Choose what makes you happy. Take advice from others, but ultimately do what you want! It’s a once in a lifetime experience, don’t skimp on it!

Ceremony Venue: St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Reception Venue, Catering & Cake: The Vinoy Renaissance *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Salvador Robles Photography
Videographer: Lenis Productions
Planner: Love Lee Lane
Florist: 2Birds Events
Rentals: Event Design
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Officiant: Monsignor Morris
Invitations: URBANCoast
Dress Designer: Hayley Paige
Hair & Makeup: SMP Makeup Artistry




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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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