Rustic Meets Industrial Coral & White Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Morean Center for Clay

 

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Kristen and Greg’s rustic inspired St. Petersburg wedding was a perfect combination of the couple’s personality.

“We wanted our wedding to be classy, but fun and elegant, informal with bright colors, attention to detail, with quirky things like having my uncle brew beer, ice cream sandwiches instead of cake, personalized table numbers, and bride/groom converse for the reception,” the bride shared.

Inspired by a variety of defining locations on their journey together, the Boston couple selected a teal and coral color palette with navy, bright pink and yellow accents.

“Greg, who’s an architect, presented me with an assortment of potential color palettes based on colors we liked and dominant colors in places we’ve gone together. That helped give direction, but in the end we ended up simply picking colors we liked that looked good together, pulling teal from my wardrobe and coral and pink from the cover of one of Greg’s favorite records,” the bride explained.

Looking back, Kristen and Greg recall their most memorable moments together from their wedding day.

“For Kristen, walking down the aisle was like seeing a slo-mo movie of my entire life, and totally amazing,” the groom reminisced.

“For Greg, it was deciding to switch to our converse (he calls them Cons) as soon as we got in from cocktail hour. It felt so ‘us’ to just say okay, we’re ready to be comfortable and tear up the dance floor!” Kristin shared.

Rustic/Vintage Teal and Pink Wedding Invitation Suite with Floral on Natural Wood Design with Wedding Rings and Bands

Peep Toe Ivory Satin with Jeweled Floral Accent Wedding Shoes

Bride Getting Dressed Portrait Paloma Blanca Wedding Dress

Outdoor Bridal Portrait wearing Lace Sleeve Open V Backed Paloma Blanca Wedding Dress with Peach, Blush, Magenta, and Yellow Bouquet with Greenery with Stylish Side Braid Wedding Updo Hair

Outdoor Garden Bridal Party Portrait with Cream, Pink Rose and Floral and Greenery Bouquets, Bride in V Neck A Line Paloma Blanca Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids in Coral Floral Knee Length Adrianna Papell Dresses with Strappy Silver Shoes

Safety Harbor Florida Wedding Ceremony Venue Espiritu Santo Catholic Church

Teal and Pink Green Groom Suit with Gray Polka Dot Lining, Gray Tie, and Tropical Yellow and Pink Boutonniere with Monogramed Wedding Date

Bride and Groom Outdoor Garden Wedding Portrait, Bride in Paloma Blanca Cathedral Train Wedding Dress, Groom in Teal Suit

The Proposal:
Mystic, Connecticut was a site of one of our early dates, and I’d say that’s where we fell in love with each other. So when Greg suggested a road trip there, I was a little suspicious, but Greg seemed so relaxed the entire day, so I didn’t think the proposal was actually going to happen. When the light was just perfect, Greg suggested we take a picture on the drawbridge right in the center of town. He was fiddling with the self-timer on the camera while I was getting my pose on. I was ready for him to take the shot, but suddenly he was down on one knee with his grandmother’s ring in his hand! All the people around were cheering, and the moment was actually captured on camera!

Bride and Groom Outdoor Garden Wedding Portrait, Bride in Paloma Blanca Cathedral Train Wedding Dress with Coral Flower Bouquet, Groom in Teal Suit with Tropical Yellow and Pink Boutonniere

Bride and Groom Outdoor Industrial Wedding Portrait in Downtown St. Pete, Bride in Paloma Blanca Cathedral Train Wedding Dress with Coral Flower Bouquet, Groom in Teal Suit with Tropical Yellow and Pink Boutonniere

Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait, Bride with Cream Rose, Blush Pink, Coral and Yellow Flower with Greenery Bouquet, Groom in Teal Suit

Bride and Groom Outdoor Industrial Wedding Portrait, Bride in V Back Lace Paloma Blanca Wedding Dress, Groom in Teal Suit with Tropical Yellow and Pink Boutonniere and Gray Tie

Bride and Groom Outdoor Industrial Wedding Portrait, Bride in V Neck Lace Belted Paloma Blanca Wedding Dress, Groom in Teal Suit with Tropical Yellow and Pink Boutonniere and Gray Tie

White and Teal Wedding Reception Decor with Wooden French Country Crossback Back Chairs, Teal Napkins, and String Lights | St Pete Wedding Reception Venue The Morean Center for Clay

Rustic Wedding Reception Table Decor with Peach and Coral Floral with Wild Greenery in Wooden Box Small Centerpiece

What were your colors?
Teal and coral with navy, bright pink, and yellow accents. Greg, who’s an architect, presented me with an assortment of potential color palettes based on colors we liked and dominant colors in places we’ve gone together. That helped give direction, but in the end we ended up simply picking colors we liked that looked good together, pulling teal from my wardrobe and coral and pink from the cover of one of Greg’s favorite records.

Rustic Wedding Reception Table Decor with Peach and Coral Floral with Wild Greenery in Wooden Box Small Centerpiece

Ice Cream Sandwich Wedding Dessert Stand with Handwritten Chalkboard Menu

Ceremony Venue: Espiritu Santo Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Morean Center for Clay
Photographer: The Ganeys
Videographer: J&S Media
Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Personal Flowers: Stems Tampa
Caterer: Puff ’n Stuff
Designer, Rentals, Reception Flowers: Amber Veatch Designs
Ice Cream Sandwich Desserts: A Cow Named Moo
Entertainment: Expert Productions
Officiant: Fr. Leonard Piotrowski of Espiritu Santo
Invitations: DIY by the Groom
Transportation: Skyline Limo
Dress Shop and Designer: The White Magnolia – Paloma Blanca
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell
Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe
Additional Wedding Vendors: Custom Brewed Beer: Treasure Island Brewing
Cocktail Hour Music: Fil Pate and Friends




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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