Vintage Wine, Gold and Blush Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance

 

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Lindsay and Jason’s vintage downtown St. Pete wedding embodied the bride and groom’s love for their alma mater Florida State University and their hometown.

“Our colors were wine, blush, and gold. I love the richness of the color wine, and it also happens to be a FSU color. It was a beautiful color for our December wedding,” the bride gushed. “I chose blush to balance out the boldness of the color wine and felt it was a great neutral color that tied in nicely with the addition of gold. The gold accent was beautiful on the tables and with all the florals. It adds a vintage and glamorous touch to anything.”

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The St. Pete chose multiple event venues to host their wedding day and began the evening with an elegant outdoor garden ceremony at one of the city’s most iconic wedding venues.

“St. Pete has so many great qualities about it and such a great vibe. We wanted to incorporate places we really appreciate in the event,” Lindsay shared. “I wanted the ceremony at the Vinoy Renaissance to play off the beautiful design of the Tea Garden and be classic and romantic, but with a vintage feel. Our setup was facing the fountain. With the building in the background and the flower archways and greenery around all our guests, it was perfect.”

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The bride’s high neckline vintage wedding dress was complimented by her loose updo and natural look by Michele Renee The Studio.

“My beauty inspiration was classic, simple, romantic. I have been in many weddings that Michele Renee The Studio was a part of and had good experiences so they were an easy choice for me,” the bride explained.

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The bride and groom incorporated aspects of the city in which they met. From the ceremony location down to the food, everything came together with a unique touch.

“We went a non-traditional route with food. We had one of our favorite restaurants, Red Mesa Mercado cater our reception. We go there once a week so when they told me they would cater it, we were both excited!” the bride beamed. “Mattie from Mercado was so great! She helped me customize menus and timelines and came by before set-up and during our event to check-in. I would recommend them any day.”

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Searching for a St. Pete wedding photographer, Lindsay and Jason turned to Marry Me Tampa Bay for inspiration and vendor reviews.

“We wanted someone who had their own creative style but would also allow us to also be part of the creative process and not make all the decisions for us. I also wanted someone who was local and appreciated the area as much as we do, so that we could be sure and include some local flare in our photos,” the bride explained. “I had started following Kéra Photography on Instagram before I got engaged and really liked Kéra’s style and perspective. It wasn’t your cookie-cutter staged photos, they all have some life and movement in them that you can instantly see. I also love that she incorporates a lot of the uniqueness of the St.Petersburg area in her work!”

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Looking back on their wedding day, Lindsay will always remember a full-circle feeling that occurred during her reception.

“My most memorable moment was the reception once the band started and the sunset. Everything came to life and people were really having a good time while enjoying nice cocktails and conversations with friends,” the bride reminisced.

Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Tropical Pajama Set | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | St. Pete Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Michele Renee the Studio

Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | St. Pete Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Michele Renee the Studio

Creative Bridal Wedding Portrait, Bride's Reflection in the Mirror | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | St. Pete Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Michele Renee the Studio

Bridal Wedding Portrait in Cap Sleeve Lace Sheath Wedding Dress | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

What were your wedding hair and makeup inspiration?
Classic, simple, romantic. I have been in many weddings that Michele Renee The Studio was a part of and had good experiences so they were an easy choice for me.

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Creative Bridal Wedding Portrait of Bride on Stairs | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Creative Bridal Wedding Portrait of Bride on Stairs | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Fun Bridal Party Portrait of Bridesmaids in Mismatched Red, Magenta Dresses with Bride | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | St. Pete Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Michele Renee the Studio | St. Pete Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance

Fun Bridal Party Portrait of Bridesmaids in Mismatched Red, Magenta Dresses with Bride | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | St. Pete Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Michele Renee the Studio | St. Pete Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance

St. Pete Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance | Outdoor St. Pete Garden Courtyard Wedding Ceremony Space

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
I wanted the ceremony at the Vinoy Renaissance to play off the beautiful design of the Tea Garden and be classic and romantic but with a vintage feel as well. Our setup was facing the fountain. With the building in the background and the flower archways and greenery around all our guests, it was perfect.

I want to learn more about weddings at the Vinoy Renaissance.

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Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Ceremony Portrait | St. Pete Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance | Outdoor St. Pete Garden Courtyard Wedding Ceremony Space

Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Ceremony Portrait | St. Pete Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance | Outdoor St. Pete Garden Courtyard Wedding Ceremony Space | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

The Proposal:
Last summer we were in Little Gasparilla Island for a summer trip with Jason’s family, and we decided to take the dogs for a walk along the water and collect shells around sunset. As we were walking and looking at shells, Jason told me I should see this shell he had found. I walked over to see it, and inside it was a ring! So clever!

Outdoor Intimate Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Vinoy Renaissance | Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We wanted someone who had their own creative style but would also allow us to also be part of the creative process and not make all the decisions for us. I also wanted someone who was local and appreciated the area as much as we do so that we could be sure and include some local flare in our photos.

I want to learn more about Kéra Photography

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I had started following Kéra Photography on Instagram before I got engaged and really liked Kéra’s style and perspective. It wasn’t your cookie-cutter staged photos; they all have some life and movement in them that you can instantly see. I also love that she incorporates a lot of the uniqueness of the St. Petersburg area in her work!

Open Air St. Pete Wedding Reception with Farm Tables and Bench Seating | Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Reception Venue Intermezzo

Open Air St. Pete Wedding Reception with Farm Tables and Bench Seating | Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Reception Venue Intermezzo

Open Air St. Pete Wedding Reception with Wooden Accent Wall and Metal Chairs | Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Reception Venue Intermezzo

Open Air St. Pete Wedding Reception with Wooden Accent Wall with Floral Hoop Decor and Metal Chairs | Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Reception Venue Intermezzo

Open Air St. Pete Wedding Reception with Farm Tables and Metal Chairs with Vintage Tabletop Decor Accents in Gold Cauldron with Ivory and Pink Florals and Greenery | Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Reception Venue Intermezzo

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
The great thing about having the ceremony and reception at different places was that I could incorporate different styles for both. I like a lot of different styles, and the venues we chose allowed us to play with several themes that complimented our style and also the unique features of the venues.

What were your colors?
Wine, blush, and gold. I love the richness of the color wine, and it also happens to be a Florida State University color which Jason and I both like since we both went to FSU for undergrad and are big FSU fans. It was a beautiful color for our December wedding. I chose blush to balance out the boldness of the color wine and felt it was a great neutral color that tied in nicely with the addition of gold. The gold accent was beautiful on the tables and with all the florals. It adds a vintage and glamorous touch to anything.

Open Air St. Pete Wedding Reception with Farm Tables and Metal Chairs with Vintage Tabletop Decor Accents in Gold Cauldron with Ivory and Pink Florals and Greenery | Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Reception Venue Intermezzo

Open Air St. Pete Wedding Reception with Farm Tables with Gold Charger Plates and Vintage Tabletop Decor Accents in a Gold Cauldron with Ivory and Pink Florals and Greenery | Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Reception Venue Intermezzo

What was your wedding menu inspiration?
We wanted to incorporate places we really appreciate and the food we really enjoyed in the event. We went a non-traditional route with food. We had one of our favorite restaurants, Red Mesa Mercado cater our reception. We go there once a week so when they told me they would cater it, we were both excited!

I want to learn more about weddings at Red Mesa Events.

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When I reached out to them they were super easy to work with and the proximity made it easy on everyone. Maddie, who I worked with, was very helpful and hands-on. I chose a menu with some of our favorites items, and we wanted to share them with all of our friends and family. The food went over really well too, so it all worked out perfectly.

Outdoor Wedding Reception Seating Area with Vintage Arm Chairs and Velvet Sofa | Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Reception Venue Intermezzo

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Reclining on Vintage Velvet Couch | Outdoor Wedding Reception Seating Area with Vintage Arm Chairs and Velvet Sofa | Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Reception Venue Intermezzo | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Kissing In Front of Wooden Accent Wall | Outdoor Wedding Reception Seating Area with Vintage Arm Chairs and Velvet Sofa | Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Reception Venue Intermezzo | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Outdoor Informal Bridal Party Wedding Portrait | Outdoor Wedding Reception Seating Area with Vintage Arm Chairs and Velvet Sofa | Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Reception Venue Intermezzo | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Creative Outdoor St. Pete Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Ask around for referrals and look up reviews on vendors and venues; utilize local blogs, Instagram and Pinterest to collect ideas so you can stay organized because all the planning can be overwhelming in the beginning. Also, make sure you dedicate an adequate amount of time for the planning; there are a lot of logistics involved.

Ceremony Venue: Vinoy Renaissance *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue
Reception Venue: Intermezzo
Photographer: Kéra Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Caterer: Red Mesa Mercado *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Rentals: The Vintage Reserve
Cake: Cupcakes by Wrights
Band: Mixed Signal
Invitations: Minted
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: BHLDN
Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Heat Lamps and Fire Pit: Mobile Wind


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