Sophisticated Blush Pink and Silver Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance

 

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Jordan and Cody’s downtown St. Pete wedding dazzled us with sophistication and romance. With an abundance of floral arrangements, beautiful uplighting, and a timeless look this wedding will leave you swooning.

“We chose St. Petersburg because we absolutely love the area,” the bride shared. “We wanted a simple yet sophisticated and romantic feel for our wedding. We love greenery, blush pink and silver accents; to us, this was a classic and timeless look that we would still love throughout the years.”

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Capturing the bride and groom’s love in their natural element, the couple hired St. Pete wedding photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography.

“Marry Me Tampa Bay helped me get inspiration for our wedding and helped me with selecting some of our vendors. I found our photographer on Marry Me Tampa Bay!” Jordan gushed. “We wanted a photographer who took amazing photos, but also made us feel very comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. We were so lucky to find both with Ailyn La Torre Photography. Ailyn took beautiful photos and has the best personality. She is so sweet and makes the photography process very fun and natural.”

Jordan’s soft-swept up do, created by Femme Akoi, complemented the bride’s sophisticated theme and halter style wedding dress.

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Looking back on their wedding day, the couple reminisced on how they were able to honor one of the groomsmen, who was deployed overseas during their wedding.

“One of Cody’s best men is serving for our country overseas. Since he was not able to be at our wedding, it was important to us that we were able to honor and include him. Julian filmed his best man speech while he was overseas, and we were able to play the video on a projector screen at our reception. It was so special because not only did he give an amazing speech for Cody and me, but we were also able to honor him.”

Elegant Blush Pink and White Wedding Invitation, Silver Sparkle Shoes, Wedding Rings and Perfume Bottle | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre

Elegant Blush Pink and White Wedding Invitation and Wedding Rings | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre

Rhinestone Strappy Peep Toe Wedding Shoes | Tampa Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre

Bridal Getting Ready Wedding Portrait | Tampa Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi | St. Petersburg Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

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Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Robes | Tampa Hair Artist Femme Akoi | St. Petersburg Photographer Ailyn La Torre

Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in White Silk Robe and Veil with White and Greenery Floral Bouquet | Tampa Hair Artist Femme Akoi | St. Petersburg Photographer Ailyn La Torre

Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in High Halter Lace and Rhinestone Bodice Wedding Dress | Tampa Hair Artist Femme Akoi | St. Petersburg Photographer Ailyn La Torre | Tampa Hair Artist Femme Akoi

Bridal Wedding Portrait in High Halter Lace and Rhinestone Bodice Wedding Dress, Strappy Open Back Wedding Dress and Cathedral Length Veil | Tampa Hair Artist Femme Akoi | St. Petersburg Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Portrait in High Halter Lace and Rhinestone Bodice Wedding Dress, and Grey Bridesmaids Dresses with White Floral Bouquets | Tampa Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi | St. Petersburg Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Portrait in High Halter Lace and Rhinestone Bodice Wedding Dress, and Grey Bridesmaids Dresses with White Floral Bouquets | Tampa Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi | St. Petersburg Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

Wedding Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Bride Walking Down the Aisle with Father Ceremony Portrait, with White Rose and Greenery Bouquet, Bride in Fit and Flare Lace Halter Bodice Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre | Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club | Tampa Hair Artist Femme Akoi

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre | Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Clubl

The Proposal:
Cody managed to completely surprise me! He told me that he won a helicopter ride in Sarasota through nurses week, and I totally believed him. When we landed, he asked the pilot to take a picture of us in front of the plane and that’s when he asked me to marry him! He later planned a dinner that I thought was just for us and invited all of our family to surprise me.

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace and Rhinestone High Neck Halter Fit and Flare Wedding Dress, Cathedral Length Veil, White and Greenery Bouquet, Groom in Black Tuxedo and White Rose Boutonniere | Tampa Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre | St. Petersburg Hair Artist Femme Akoi

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace and Rhinestone High Neck Halter Fit and Flare Wedding Dress, Cathedral Length Veil, White and Greenery Bouquet, Groom in Black Tuxedo and White Rose Boutonniere | Tampa Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre | St. Petersburg Hair Artist Femme Akoi

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We wanted a photographer that took amazing photos but also made us feel very comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera.

We were so lucky to find both with Ailyn La Torre Photography. I found our photographer on Marry Me Tampa Bay! We hired Ailyn because she took beautiful photos and has the best personality. She is so sweet and makes the photography process very fun and natural.

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace and Rhinestone High Neck Halter Fit and Flare Wedding Dress, Cathedral Length Veil, White and Greenery Bouquet, Groom in Black Tuxedo and White Rose Boutonniere | Tampa Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre | St. Petersburg Hair Artist Femme Akoi

Creative Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Under Veil | St. Petersburg Photographer Ailyn La Torre

Outdoor Bridal Party Wedding Portrait, Bridesmaids in Grey Dresses, Groomsmen in Black Tuxedos | Tampa Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre

How would you describe your theme and colors?
We wanted a simple yet sophisticated and romantic feel for our wedding. We love greenery, blush pink and silver accents; to us, this was a classic and timeless look that we would still love throughout the years. My bridesmaids wore sterling silver dresses, and the guys wore classic black tuxes. It was important that my bridesmaids felt comfortable in their dresses and that they liked them as much as I did. They loved the fact that their dresses had pockets!

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre | Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

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Elegant Wedding Seating Chart on Mirror with Gold Frame | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre

Elegant Ballroom Reception Decor, Long Banquet Table with White Linen and High White Floral Centerpiece, Purple/Pink Uplighting, Silver Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre | Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Elegant Ballroom Reception Decor, Long Banquet Table and round Tables with White Linen, High and Low White Floral Centerpieces, Purple/Pink Uplighting, Silver Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre | Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Elegant Ballroom Reception Decor, Long Banquet Table, White Linen, High and Low White and Blush Pink Floral Centerpieces in Silver Vase, Purple/Pink Uplighting, Silver Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre | Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Ballroom Reception Decor, Silver Charger, Custom Monogram Wedding Cookie Favor, Greenery Garland | Tampa Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre

Elegant Ballroom Reception Decor, Long Banquet Table and round Tables with White Linen, High and Low White Floral Centerpieces, Purple/Pink Uplighting, Silver Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre | Venue The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Bride and Groom First Dance Ballroom Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre | Tampa Hair Artist Femme Akoi

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
The planning process and wedding day fly by, so try to be present and soak up every little moment. The day of your wedding day, try not to stress over all the details. Relax, breathe and enjoy the day with your loved ones. Also, make sure you eat!

Ceremony and Reception Venue/Cake: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Photographer: Ailyn La Torre Photography
Videographer: Movie Magic
Florist: Frances Stollmack
DJ: DJ Papi
Invitations: Minted
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: White by Vera Wang at David’s Bridal
Hair: Femme Akoi *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Makeup: Hendrickje Makeup & FX
Cookies: Hands on Sweets




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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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