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Marcela and Pierre’s vintage downtown St. Pete wedding perfectly combined their Mexican and American cultures to capture a celebration full of romance and unique tradition. Choosing a pastel color palette, the bride incorporated gorgeous succulents and geometric decor to add some modern flair to the sweet celebration.

“I knew I wanted a modern and romantic wedding,” the bride shared. “Our venues inspired my vintage and romantic décor while still adding a modern flair with gorgeous succulents geometric details.”

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During the planning process, the bride looked to Marry Me Tampa Bay for inspiration and advice on local vendors.

“The site helped me chose a venue and my makeup artists,” Marcela shared.

The couple searched for a St. Pete wedding photographer who was “well priced, talented, and created visual stories.”

Kristen Marie Photography was absolutely phenomenal. They made us more than comfortable and knew how to work a lens at any angle,” the bride gleamed. “We wanted a talented and cost-efficient photographer, and I’d say we got all that, and more! When we finally saw how beautiful our photos came out, we were over the moon!”

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Looking back on their big day, the couple enjoyed letting loose and celebrating the day they worked so hard to put together.

“The most memorable moment for us was just being able to dance and enjoy life with all our loved ones. We’ve never had everyone we care about in one room, so being able to have everyone all together was pretty amazing! You could say we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!” Marcela gushed.

Romantic Modern White Wedding Invitation, Nude Strappy Pointed Toe Christian Louboutin Strappy Wedding Shoes | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Romantic Modern White Wedding Invitation and Rose Gold and Diamond Dangle Earrings | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Lace and Illusion Cap Sleeve Allure Wedding Dress with Rhinestone Belt Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready Wedding Portrait, Bridesmaids in Blush Pink Robes | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Florida Bride Getting Ready Portrait in Allure Lace and Illusion Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Florida Bride Getting Ready Portrait in Fitted Allure Lace and Illusion Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress with Rhinestone Belt | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Florida Bride Getting Ready Portrait in Allure Fitted Lace and Illusion Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress with Rhinestone Belt | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Florida Bride and Groom Holding Hands Before First Look | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

The Proposal:
The proposal was simple, yet intimate. On our four-year anniversary, Pierre gave me the surprise of a lifetime. He blindfolded me, took me to a pier overlooking a lake, and whispered kind words into my ear. Moments later, he told me to turn around and undo the blindfold. I did as requested, and there he was on one knee in the middle of candles shaped like a heart, asking me to marry him! It was a huge and magical surprise. Of course, I said “Yes!”

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Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Portrait at Altar of Church | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | St. Pete Wedding Venue St. Paul's Catholic Church

Outdoor Florida Bride, Groom and Bridal Party Wedding Portrait, Bridesmaids in Mismatched Blush Pink and Purple Long Dresses, Groomsmen in Black Tuxedos | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | St. Pete Wedding Venue St. Paul's Catholic Church

Florida Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait in White Tuxedo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

 

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Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait, Bride in Fitted Lace and Illusion Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress with Cathedral Length Veil, Groom in White Tuxedo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Tamp Wedding Venue St. Paul's Catholic Church

Close Up Wedding Portrait of Bride Allure Lace Wedding Dress and Veil, Diamond Engagement Ring | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Florida Bride Outdoor Wedding Portrait on Staircase in Fitted Lace and Illusion Allure Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress with Organic Garden Inspired Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Florida Bride Outdoor Wedding Portrait on Staircase in Fitted Allure Lace and Illusion Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress with Organic Garden Inspired Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Florida Bride Outdoor Wedding Portrait on Staircase in Fitted Lace and Illusion Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress with Organic Garden Inspired White, Blush Pink, Greenery Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

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How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration? 
I knew I wanted a modern and romantic wedding. Our venues inspired my vintage and romantic décor while still adding a modern flair with gorgeous succulents geometric details.

What were your colors?
I love pastels. It was very important for me to make sure each girl felt comfortable with the dress they’d be wearing. I had nine bridesmaids, and they’re all so different! I knew choosing a designer and two sets of colors would give them the ability to find something that made them excited and happy to wear. Giving them this option was the right choice because they all ending up choosing something comfortable that perfectly suited their skin tone.

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait in Front of Boat Dock | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait in Front of Boat Dock | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Florida Bride and Groom Waterfront Wedding Portrait | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Wedding Venue St. Petersburg Woman's Club

Romantic Waterfront Outdoor Sunset Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Romantic Waterfront Outdoor Sunset Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
Good usage of natural light was important for me. I love the photos that are well-lit and tell a story all-in-one. I wanted to make sure I hired a photographer who was in budget, talented, and created breathtaking visual stories. I’d say we got all that, and more! When we finally saw how beautiful our photos came out, we were over the moon.

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Kristen Marie Photography was absolutely phenomenal. They made us more than comfortable and knew how to work a lens at any angle.

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Wedding Reception Guest Donut Favors | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Modern Wedding Reception, White Draping, Pink Uplighting, Black Grand Piano, Sweetheart Table with Grey Tablecloth, Chairs with White Chair Covers | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Wedding Venue St. Petersburg Woman's Club

Tampa Wedding Planning Bridal Show January 2019 | Marry Me Tampa Bay Wed TalkWedding Reception Decor, White Linen, Romantic Inspired White Menu | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

White Mr and Mrs Dessert Plate | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Three Tier White Ruffle Wedding Cake with Green and White Flowers and Gold Laser Cut Cake Topper | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Wedding Venue St. Petersburg Woman's Club

Bride and Groom Wedding Reception First Dance | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Wedding Venue St. Petersburg Woman's Club

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Don’t forget to stop and enjoy your unforgettable day. Try not to let anything ruin it and remember to have fun! Although I didn’t always enjoy wedding planning, I have to say I’m actually having withdrawals! The little moments are the ones you don’t forget, so don’t forget to smell the roses. Believe me, you will wish you could do it all over again!

Ceremony Venue: St. Paul’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: St. Petersburg Women’s Club
Photographer: Kristen Marie Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Videographer: Yinuo Li Photography
Planner: Sweet Magnolia Events and ADR Décor
Florist: 2Birds Events
Caterer: Affordable Catering
Drape Rentals: A Linen Valley
Uplighting: Superlative Events
Cake: Publix Bakery
DJ: Big Dad-E-Sound
Officiant: Jonathan Stephanz
Invitations: Minted
Dress Shop and Designer: Allure Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress: Sorella Vita
Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe


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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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