Romantic Industrial Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Morean Center for Clay
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Romantic Industrial Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Morean Center for Clay

Nicole and Richard's downtown St. Pete wedding featured a romantic color palette of dusty blues and gray hues and a unique venue that created an industrial vibe with a delicate romance.

“We live in Dunedin, but chose the St. Pete area since there are so many awesome places to stay and things to do for all of our family and friends, both local and who traveled,” the bride explained. “Our wedding was soft, classic, modern, and industrial. This combined all the styles we love and came together so nicely.”

The most important part of the bride and groom's January wedding was incorporating their pet into the festivities. So that the couple had a relaxed day with their fur baby, the pair hired the pet planning team at FairyTail Pet Care.

“For us, a big part was having our dog, Sadie, there. I have been so lucky to work with FairyTail many times over the years, and they are just the most reliable and sweetest company. We wouldn't have trusted anyone else with our girl!” the bride beamed.

Music was a main priority for Nicole and Richard, and when it came to finding the ideal wedding DJ they wanted someone who brought the party for their 125 guests but also respected the songs they had chosen that were special to them as a couple.

“Making sure our guests had a great time was important. Every important song played was carefully curated and had significant meaning,” the bride revealed. “I loved working with Grant Hemond & Associates and find them so talented! They are always a blast, and it's visible when the dance floor is full!”

Looking back, Nicole shared that seeing everything come together for the first time was an unforgettable moment.

“The day goes so fast, but walking through the reception before guests were let inside and just seeing the vision come to life was the most memorable,” the bride reminisced.

Dusty Blue Modern Wedding Invitation Flat Lay Portrait
Classic White Wedding Invitation with Rough Edge and Classic Black Font
Diamond Engagement Ring with Halo and Silver Diamond Band with Silver Wedding Band in Blue Ring Box
Floral Sneaker Wedding Shoes | Rifle Paper Co. Keds
Closed toe Lace Illusion Lace Up Wedding Heels
Satin Classic Wedding Ballgown with Beaded Belt and Illusion Piece on the Hanger Wedding Portrait
Bride and Bridal Party Getting Ready in Matching Flannel Wedding Portrait
Ring Attached to Wedding Bouquet Wedding Portrait
Bride with White and Dusty Blue Wedding Bouquet Up Close Portrait | Tampa Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi
Bride with White and Dusty Blue Wedding Bouquet in Satin Ballgown Portrait | Tampa Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi
Bride with Bridesmaids in Mix and Match Blues Bridesmaid Dresses Wedding Portrait

What were your hair/makeup inspiration?

We wanted an artist who would understand not only my needs but the needs of my entire bridal party. I knew Femme Akoi Beauty Studio would make everyone feel their best.

Bride and Groom Before the Wedding Meet Up Portrait | First Touch
Bride and Groom Before the Wedding Meet Up Portrait | First Touch

The Proposal:
It was a Monday, and I got off work early, which totally threw Richard's plan, but we ended up taking our dog, Sadie, to our favorite park for an evening stroll. We walked the entire thing, and at the very end, we went out to a boardwalk that overlooks the lake. While Richard was down pretending he was going to give Sadie some water, he pulled the ring out of his sock and proposed. He had hired one of my favorite photographers, Tiffany McClure, to be there and capture it all!

Bride Walking down the Aisle Wedding Portrait
Groom Sees Bride for the First Time Wedding Portrait
Bride and Groom Exchange Vows | Outdoor Industrial St. Petersburg Wedding
Dog at Wedding Ceremony Portrait | FairyTail Pet Care

Why did you choose to have your dog as part of your wedding day?

For us, a big part was having our dog, Sadie, there. She is just the best and was there for our proposal, so having her there was a must.

I have been so lucky to work with FairyTail Pet Care many times over the years, and they are just the most reliable and sweetest company. We wouldn't have trusted anyone else with our girl!

Bride and Groom First Kiss Portrait | St. Pete Florida Wedding Ceremony
Bride and Groom Just Married Portrait | St. Pete Florida Wedding Ceremony
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Florida Outdoor Wedding
Bridal Party Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Industrial Wedding
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Florida Outdoor Wedding

Where did you spend your honeymoon?
We went to Asheville, NC. We are both winter people and not big fans of the beach, so spending a week in the mountains and seeing snow was just perfect!

Where did you host your bachelorette party?
Disney. We stayed in the cabins at Fort Wilderness, went out to Disney Springs, did a Monorail pub crawl, and just enjoyed camping Disney style!

Industrial Indoor Wedding Reception Blue Linens and Wooden Chairs | Draping by Florida Gabro Event Rental Services
Industrial Indoor Wedding Reception Blue Linens and Wooden Chairs with Candlelit Tablescape | Draping by Florida Gabro Event Rental Services
Gold Charger and Modern Wedding Menu with Navy Napkin Place Setting
Industrial Indoor Wedding Reception Blue Linens and Wooden Chairs with Candlelit Tablescape | Draping by Florida Gabro Event Rental Services

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?

Our wedding was soft, classic, modern, and industrial. This style combined all the styles we love and came together so nicely.

What were your colors?

We chose dusty blues and grey hues because they paired nicely with the venue and fit the time of year.

Dusty Blue Linen Sweetheart Table Candlelit with Florals
Gold Laser Cut Sign for Sweetheart Wedding Table in Flowers and Greenery
Three Tier Modern Wedding Cake with Blue Detailing and Gold Cake Topper
Three Tier Modern Wedding Cake with Blue Detailing and Gold Cake Topper
Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait | Florida DJ Grant Hemond & Associates

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?

Making sure our guests had a great time was important. Every important song played was carefully curated and had significant meaning. We wanted someone who would bring the party, but also be respectful to the important songs we wanted.

“I loved working with Grant Hemond & Associates and find them so talented! They are always a blast, and it's visible when the dance floor is full!”

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Enjoy the process, which is totally easier said than done, but enjoy the planning, the tastings, the fittings, and most important every single second of the big day, because it is over in a flash!

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

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