Vibrant Modern St. Pete Wedding Styled Shoot | The James Museum
Wedding Styled Shoot

Vibrant Modern Pink and Purple St. Pete Wedding Styled Shoot | The James Museum

Downtown St. Pete is known for bringing culture and creativity to the Tampa Bay area and it's filled with unique, non-traditional wedding venues to host an extravaganza of love. Inspired by the creativity of the city, Delaney Driver, owner of Wilder Mind Events, sought out to design an “Artistic Affair” inspired styled wedding shoot that would allow artistic expression to reign freely.

I love the James Museum and have worked there several times and noticed that most couples tend to go towards neutral colors when they are planning their wedding. With it being such a unique spot, I wanted to do a shoot that could showcase a fun and colorful route that you could do while still staying true to the space and history. I wanted to play off of the art theme but make it bold and modern to give the space a fresh look,” the wedding planner explained. “My main inspiration came from the idea of flipping the ceremony spot. Typically, John Coleman’s sculpture ‘Honeymoon at Crow Fair' is the focal point of each wedding, and I wanted to give couples and the venue a new way to look at how they can do a ceremony. Once I figured out the concept for the ceremony, I worked closely with Designs by Laconic and By the Bay Floral to help bring my inspiration together!”

Needing a vibrant and energetic style to capture the color-inspired celebration Dewitt For Love was the ideal photographer to create dramatic portraits and detail shots, such as The Artistic Whisk's stunning four-tier cake which featured geometric elements reminiscent of the museum's contemporary architecture.

“The colors were…all of them! We did pinks, blues, oranges, yellows, and purples throughout the entire shoot. We really wanted to create a paint- and art-inspired environment, and bringing in all of the colors seemed to make the most sense to achieve the look we wanted,” Delaney beamed.

To soften the minimalist venue design, luxurious furniture rentals and draping from Gabro Event Services were added to warm the space. Over the Top Rental Linens' eclectic selection of table coverings added the range of colors needed to complete the aesthetic.

I used Gabro's draping for the cocktail hour, chairs, lounge furniture, and a farm table for the reception space. Their white couches that wrapped around the columns in the middle of the reception room really helped us create intentional space,” the wedding planner revealed. “Their draping is always a must at the Museum because they can block some non-moveable items in the gift shop. This always helps elevate the space to look more like an event and less like the gift shop. Lastly, we loved bringing in a farm table so that we could have a variety of tables since the museum only offered round tables!”

The electrifying ambiance was set by projection mapping illuminating against the museum walls, while electric violinists performed instrumental versions of modern love songs. The reception came to life with a live band, mirrored-photobooth, and individualized poetry from a mobile poet.

One of my favorite elements was that this shoot turned into a vendor networking event for Suncoast Wedding & Event Leaders at the end of the shoot. Knowing that I and other vendors were going to be showcased really encouraged me to be super intentional with every detail, and it was so rewarding to get to share what we created,” Delany revealed. “We had signature drinks that were purple and glittered, a live trio whose violins lit up different colors, a live band, and a live poet to create poetry on the spot.”

Colorful Art Inspired Wooden Stationery, Wooden Wedding Invitation Painted with Pink and Orange Whimsical Curves, Wooden Invitation Painted with Pink and Orange, Wedding Engagement Ring in Triangular Purple Velvet Ring Box, Black Groom Wedding Ring in Mauve Triangular Wedding Ring Box | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events
Colorful Art Inspired Wooden Stationery, Wooden Wedding Invitation Painted with Pink and Orange Whimsical Curves, Wooden Invitation Painted with Pink and Orange, Wedding Engagement Ring in Triangular Purple Velvet Ring Box, Black Groom Wedding Ring in Mauve Triangular Wedding Ring Box | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events
Modern Bride in Classic White Wedding Dress Holding Colorful Vibrant Whimsical Fuschia Pink, Blush and Yellow Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events |
Modern Bride Wearing Pink Wedding Heels and Groom Wearing Shiny Dress Shoes, Colorful Vibrant Whimsical Yellow, Blush and Fuschia Pink Bridal Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events | Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Modern Bride Wearing Classic Plunging V Neckline Wedding Dress Holding Colorful Vibrant Fuschia Pink, Blush and Yellow Floral Bridal Bouquet, Groom Wearing Black Tuxedo and Colorful Floral Boutonniere | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Modern Bride Wearing Classic Plunging V Neckline Wedding Dress Holding Groom Wearing Black Tuxedo and Colorful Floral Boutonniere | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Modern Wedding Ceremony Decor, Wooden Square Frame Arch with White Linen Draping, Whimsical Colorful Floral Cascading Arrangement | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events | Wedding Linens Over the Top Rental Linens | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | St. Pete Wedding Venue The James Museum
Art Inspired Wedding Ceremony Decor, Wooden Square Frame with White Linen Draping, Whimsical Colorful Cascading Floral Arrangement, Purple, Fuschia Pink, Blush, Orange, Yellow, Acrylic Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events | St. Pete Wedding Venue The James Museum | Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love

What was your design inspiration for this shoot?

My main inspiration came from the idea of flipping the ceremony spot. Typically, “My main inspiration came from the idea of flipping the ceremony spot. Typically, John Coleman’s sculpture “Honeymoon at Crow Fair” is the focal point of each wedding, and I wanted to give couples and the venue a new way to look at how they can do a ceremony. Once I figured out the concept for the ceremony, I worked closely with Designs by Laconic and By the Bay Floral to help bring my inspiration together!

Florida Bride Wearing Full Length Veil During Walking Down Wedding Ceremony Aisle, Acrylic Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services
Bride Walking Down Wedding Ceremony Aisle to Groom, Live Musicians, Art Inspired Wedding Ceremony Decor, Wooden Square Frame with White Linen Draping, Whimsical Colorful Cascading Floral Arrangement, Purple, Fuschia Pink, Blush, Orange, Yellow, Acrylic Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events | St. Pete Wedding Venue The James Museum | Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | St. Pete Wedding Venue The James Museum
Modern Bride Wearing Sleek Plunging Neckline Wedding Dress and Pink Tassel Earrings, Groom Wearing Black Tuxedo Inside St. Pete Wedding Venue The James Museum | Tampa Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Modern Bride Wearing Sleek Plunging Neckline Wedding Dress and Pink Tassel Earrings, Groom Wearing Black Tuxedo Inside Art Gallery at St. Pete Wedding Venue The James Museum | Tampa Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Modern Bride Wearing Sleek Plunging Neckline Wedding Dress and Pink Tassel Earrings, Groom Wearing Black Tuxedo Inside Art Gallery at St. Pete Wedding Venue The James Museum | Tampa Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Modern Bride Wearing Sleek Plunging Neckline Wedding Dress and Pink Tassel Earrings, Groom Wearing Black Tuxedo Inside Art Gallery at St. Pete Wedding Venue The James Museum | Tampa Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Intimate Modern Bride and Groom in Black Tuxedo Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | St. Pete Wedding Venue The James Museum
Whimsical Art Inspired Wedding, Modern Bride Wearing Sleek Plunging Neckline Wedding Dress and Pink Tassel Earrings, Groom Wearing Black Tuxedo in front of Bubblegum Pink Wall with Lasercut words "Art you glad you came", Watercolor Pink, Orange and Yellow Seating Chart, Art Gallery at St. Pete Wedding Venue The James Museum | Tampa Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Art Inspired Wedding Decor, Whimsical Unique Watercolor Square Pink, Orange and Yellow Seating Chart | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events
Whimsical Art Inspired Wedding, Modern Bride Wearing Sleek Plunging Neckline Wedding Dress and Pink Tassel Earrings, Groom Wearing Black Tuxedo in front of Bubblegum Pink Wall with Lasercut words "Art you glad you came", Watercolor Pink, Orange and Yellow Seating Chart, Art Gallery at St. Pete Wedding Venue The James Museum | Tampa Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Whimsical Art Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Fuschia Pink Table Linens, Acrylic Chairs, Purple Uplighting and Crystal Chandelier | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Wedding Linen Rental Over the Top Rental Linens | St. Pete Wedding Venue The James Museum | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events
Whimsical Art Inspired Colorful Wedding Reception Decor, Wooden Feasting Table with Wooden Crossback Chairs, Yellow Linen Napkins, Low Pink, Yellow, Purple Floral Centerpieces, Hanging Watercolor Papers in Blue, Purple, Pink | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events | Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Wedding Linens Over the Top Rental Linens | St. Pete Wedding Venue The James Museum
Whimsical Art Inspired Colorful Wedding Reception Decor, Wooden Feasting Table with Wooden Cross Back Chairs, Yellow Linen Napkins, Low Pink, Yellow, Purple, Orang Floral Centerpieces, Hanging Watercolor Papers in Blue, Purple, Pink, Red and Yellow | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events | Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Wedding Linens Over the Top Rental Linens | St. Pete Wedding Venue The James Museum
Whimsical Art Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Low Fuschia Pink and Blush Roses, Orange Flower Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events

How would you describe your theme?

I love the James Museum and have worked there several times and noticed that most couples tend to go towards neutral colors when they are planning their wedding. With it being such a unique spot, I wanted to do a shoot that could showcase a fun and colorful route that you could do while still staying true to the space and history. I wanted to play off of the art theme but make it bold and modern to give the space a fresh look!

What were your colors?

The colors were… all of them! We did pinks, blues, oranges, yellows, and purples throughout the entire shoot. We really wanted to create a paint and art-inspired environment, and bringing in all of the colors seemed to make the most sense to achieve the look we wanted.

Whimsical Art Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Low Fuschia Pink and Blush Roses, Orange, Purple and Yellow Flower Centerpieces, Gold and Clear Glass Charger, Yellow Linen Napkin | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Wedding Linens Over the Top Rental Linens
Whimsical Art Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Low Fuschia Pink and Blush Roses, Orange, Purple and Yellow Flower Centerpieces, Gold and Clear Glass Charger, Wooden Long Feasting Table, Wooden Cross Back Chairs, Yellow Linen Napkin | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Wedding Linens Over the Top Rental Linens
Whimsical Art Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Low Fuschia Pink and Blush Roses, Orange Flower Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events
Modern Bride Wearing Sleek Plunging Neckline Wedding Dress, Pink Tassel Earrings, Groom Wearing Navy Blue Velvet Tuxedo, Whimsical Art Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Long Wooden Feasting Table, Wooden Cross Back Chairs, Wooden Canopy with Hanging Watercolor Pink, Blue, Orange, Yellow and Purple Paper, Crystal Chandelier, Purple Uplighting | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Wedding Linen Rentals Over the Top Rental Linens
Modern Bride Wearing Sleek Plunging Neckline Wedding Dress, Pink Tassel Earrings,Sitting on Grooms Lap, Groom Wearing Navy Blue Velvet Tuxedo, Whimsical Art Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Hanging Watercolor Pink, Blue, Orange, Yellow and Purple Paper | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events

How did the rentals add to the ambiance of your shoot?

I used Gabro Event Services draping for the cocktail hour, chairs, lounge furniture, and a farm table for the reception space.

Their white couches that wrapped around the columns in the middle of the reception room really helped us create intentional space. Their draping is always a must at the museum because they can block some non-moveable items in the gift shop. This always helps elevate the space to look more like an event and less like the gift shop.

We loved bringing in a farm table so that we could have a variety of tables.

Whimsical Art Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Purple Table Linen, Wooden Orange and Blue Pedestal Centerpiece, Geometric Candle Holders, Colorful Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Wedding Linens Over the Top Rental Linens
Unique Whimsical Geometric Three Tier Wedding Cake, Red, Purple, and Orange Swirled Painted Shapes | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Cake The Artistic Whisk
Unique Whimsical Geometric Three Tier Wedding Cake, Red, Purple, and Orange Swirled Painted Shapes | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Cake The Artistic Whisk
Modern Bride and Groom Standing with Unique Whimsical Geometric Three Tier Wedding Cake, Red, Purple, and Orange Swirled Painted Shapes | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Cake The Artistic Whisk
Whimsical Art Inspired Wedding Reception, Poet Typing on Typewriter | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events
Bride and Groom at Whimsical Art Inspired Wedding Reception, Poet Typing on Typewriter, Purple Uplighting and White Linen Draping Backdrop | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events | Wedding Linens Over the Top Rental Linens
Florida Bride and Groom First Dance During Wedding Reception to Live Band | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events
Unique Whimsical Geometric Three Tier Wedding Cake, Red, Purple, and Orange Swirled Painted Shapes | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Cake The Artistic Whisk
Fun Bride and Groom Wedding Photo Behind Purple Triangular Neon Light | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Planner Wilder Mind Events

What were your favorite elements of this shoot?
One of my favorite elements was that this was turned into a networking event for SWEL at the end of the shoot. Knowing I was going to be showcased and other vendors really encouraged me to be super intentional with every detail, and it was so rewarding to get to share what we created. We had signature drinks that were purple and glittered, and we had a live trio whose violins lit up different colors, a live band, and a live poet to create poetry on the spot.

Estimated cost of services from this shoot:
Planner: Starting at $3,500 | Photography: Starting at $4,400 | Draping starts at $10 per foot | Farm Table Rentals $75/each | Ghost Chairs Rentals $7.50/each | Poet: $2,500 | Video: Starting at $3,000 | Projection Mapping: $1,600-$4,000

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