Modern Pink and Red Valentine’s Day Inspired Wedding | The Karol

What happens when you combine one of the most celebrated days of love with a chic new St. Petersburg wedding venue?

A dramatic wedding inspiration shoot filled with color and uniqueness.

“My inspiration for the shoot was everything we think of when we think of Valentine’s Day, flowers, chocolate hearts, champagne, strawberries, and love,” Tampa Bay wedding planner Karen Cerboni of EventFull Weddings shared. “This styled shoot was flirty and fun with a little touch of drama and edge. I chose the theme to highlight February the month of love and Valentine’s Day. I wanted to demonstrate how you can have a wedding inspired by the season without being too in your face about it.”

An ombre design seamlessly combined the pink and red hues, especially in the ceremony decor which featured a modern geometrical backdrop.

“My favorite elements have to be the circular balloon arch used for the ceremony, the pops of black used throughout to add contrast and drama, and the cotton candy!” the wedding planner gushed. “I really liked how the balloons added another element to the wedding in addition to the more traditionally used flowers. I think they are fun and something guests aren’t used to seeing.”

A contemporary wedding needs a dramatic cake to match, and Tampa Bay Cake Company designed a three-tiered black and white dessert with vibrant flowers.

Valentine Inspired Pink and Red Stationery Wedding Invite Flat Lay
Valentine Inspired Pink and Red Stationery Wedding Invite Flat Lay
Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Gown with Tiara and Red Bold Lip
Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dress with Tulle Skirt with Tiara
Bride Holding Simple Red, Pink, and White Bridal Bouquet with Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Gown Portrait
It Was Always You Ombre Red and Pink Valentine Wedding Welcome Sign
Wedding Ceremony Arch with Pink and Red Ombre Balloon Arch Decor | EventFull Weddings
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Wedding Ceremony Arch with Pink and Red Ombre Balloon Arch Decor | EventFull Weddings

What were your favorite elements of this shoot? 
The circular balloon arch used for the ceremony, the pops of black used throughout to add contrast and drama, and the cotton candy! I really liked how the balloons added another element to the wedding in addition to the more traditionally used flowers. I think they are fun and something guests aren’t used to seeing.

Champagne Wall Display with Pink and Red Rose Decor and Valentine Decor on Gold Shelving
Champagne Wall Display with Pink and Red Rose Decor and Valentine Decor on Gold Shelving
Spread the Love Display Sign with Jam Favor Jars

What was your inspiration for this shoot?
My inspiration for the shoot was everything we think of when we think of Valentine’s Day.  Flowers, chocolate hearts, champagne, strawberries, and love.

What were your colors? 
I chose the colors of Valentine’s pinks and reds and added in pops of black for drama and contrast.

Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dress with Champagne Wall and Gold Shelf | EventFull Weddings
Champagne Wall Display with Pink and Red Rose Decor and Valentine Decor on Gold Shelving | EventFull Weddings
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Champagne Glasses in Long Sleeve Wedding Dress and Champagne Glasses | EventFull Weddings

How would you describe your theme?
This styled shoot was flirty and fun with a little touch of drama and edge. I chose the theme to highlight February the month of love and Valentine’s Day. I wanted to demonstrate how you can have a wedding inspired by the season without being too in your face about it.

Valentine Inspired Reception Feasting Table with Hurricane Glass Centerpieces with Pink and Red Florals by A Chair Affair | EventFull Weddings
Ombre Pink and Red Watercolor Table Number Card with Valentine Inspired Florals in White Vase | EventFull Weddings
Valentine Inspired Place Setting with Ombre Menu Card with Reception Feasting Table with Hurricane Glass Centerpieces with Pink and Red Florals by A Chair Affair | EventFull Weddings
Bride and Groom Reception Portrait at Valentine Inspired Reception Feasting Table with Hurricane Glass Centerpieces with Pink and Red Florals by A Chair Affair | EventFull Weddings
Valentine Inspired Three Tier White Cake with Black Stripes Wedding Cake with Red, White and Pink Sugar Flowers | Tampa Bay Cake Company
Valentine Inspired Three Tier White Cake with Black Stripes Wedding Cake with Red, White and Pink Sugar Flowers | Tampa Bay Cake Company
Valentine Inspired Wedding Cake with Red, White and Pink Sugar Flowers | Tampa Bay Cake Company
Bride and Groom End of the Evening Reception Portrait in Karol Hotel Ballroom | EventFull Weddings

Estimated cost of this styled shoot for 100 guests: Venue: $800 | Photography: $2,500-$6,000| Videography: $2,500-$6,000| Flowers: $2,000-$2,500 | Balloon Arch $290-$365.00 | Invitations: $500| Tabletop Rentals: $2,000 | Bride’s Attire: $1,899.00 | Groom’s Attire: $250 | Cake:  $560

*This estimate does not include all aspects of a wedding such as officiant, catering, favors, etc.

Venue: The Karol Hotel
Photo and Video: The Picture of Love
Planner: EventFull Weddings *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Makeup: Glow by Natalia
Flowers: Lemon Drops Weddings & Events
Balloons: Party Balloons Globos Tampa
Tabletop: A Chair Affair *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Signage and Menus: Blush and Blooms Design
Invitations: Accidentally Ombre
Decor: ADR Decor (Candles) & Gabro Event Services (cake pedestals )
Favors: Heirloom Jams
Cake: Tampa Bay Cake Company *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Dress and Tiara: Nikki’s Glitz and Glam Bridal
Tuxedo: Men’s Warehouse
Jewelry: Westshore Diamond
Female Model: Natalia Barlow
Male Model: Marquis Willis

MEET THE EDITOR

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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