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Waterfront, St. Petersburg Wedding | St. Petersburg Museum of History Wedding

Emily and Chris’ downtown St. Petersburg waterfront wedding focused on their love for travel and mission to live their lives together as one great adventure.

“Our theme was ‘taking flight.’ We chose it based on the biplane suspended in our reception room,” the bride explained.

With guidance of St. Petersburg wedding planner Special Moments Event Planning, the bride and groom hosted a waterfront St. Petersburg wedding with a peacock blue, lavender and champagne palette.

“We looked for a planner with connections in the community and creative ideas for the big day, including clever ideas for cost savings,” Emily shared. “Tammy [of Special Moments] was full of energy and tossed out all kinds of ideas from the very first time we spoke on the phone. It was great to put the details in their hands on the big day.”

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The bride’s purple and pink wildflower bouquet complemented her travel-inspired decor of globe centerpieces and National Geographic magazines.

“We looked for a [wedding florist] who could arrange gorgeous bouquets,” Emily explained. We hired Wonderland Floral Art because we loved their work at a friend’s wedding. We were truly pleased with the personal flowers!”

Bride and Groom Wedding and Engagement Ring Portrait | Bridal Champagne Metallic Open Toed wedding Shoes with Veil Portrait

White David's Bridal Sweetheart Wedding Dress with Embroidered Lace Bodice Detail and Tulle Overlay

Bridal Wedding Day Bouquet of Pink, Ivory, Purple Wildflowers with Greenery|St. Petersburg Wedding Florist Wonderland Floral Art and Gift LoftFlorida Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait

Outdoor St. Petersburg Waterfront Wedding Ceremony | Tampa Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
We looked for a planner with connections in the community and creative ideas for the big day, including clever ideas for cost savings.

Contact Special Moments

Special Moments Event Planning helped us make connections and arrange details that were beyond our scope alone. Tammy was full of energy and tossed out all kinds of ideas from the very first time we spoke on the phone. It was great to put the details in their hands on the big day.

Bridal Wedding Day Portrait in Strapless Ivory Wedding Dress and Bouquet of Purple, Pink, White and Green Wildflower Bouquet | Navy Coralie Beatrix Bridesmaid Dress with Pink, Green and Ivory Bouquet of Wildflowers|St. Petersburg Wedding Florist Wonderland Floral Art and Gift Loft

What did you look for in a wedding florist? 
We looked for someone who could arrange gorgeous bouquets. Our decor inspiration was mainly related to our theme of “taking flight.” We hired Wonderland Floral Art because we loved their work at a friend’s wedding. We were truly pleased with the personal flowers provided by them. Beautiful!

Outdoor St. Petersburg Bridal Party Portrait Under Tree | Blue Bridesmaids DressesEclectic Travel Inspired St. Petersburg Wedding in Airport Hanger Museum with Globes, National Geographic Magazines

How would you describe your theme?
Our theme was “taking flight.” We chose it based on the biplane suspended in our reception room. We also love to travel and want our lives together to be one great adventure.

What were your colors?
Peacock blue, lavender and champagne.

Eclectic Travel Inspired Wedding Centerpieces with Globes, National Geographic Magazines and Tealight CandlesEclectic Travel Inspired Wedding Centerpieces with Globes, National Geographic Magazines

What did you look for in a wedding caterer?
We looked for delicious food!

Contact Banner Delectables

We hired Delectables Fine Catering because their food was not only delicious, but also reasonably priced. Our guests loved the food!

 

Ivory Sugar Flower Wedding Cake Detail

What did you look for in a DJ?
We looked for a DJ known and recommended by our planner.

Contact Grant Hemond and Associates

Craig Hemond [of Grant Hemond & Associates] was great! He played only what we wanted to hear, made sure our guests were enjoying themselves and was genuinely friendly. He also helped us select fun songs for entering the reception, tossing the bouquet, etc.

Bride and Groom St. Petersburg Wedding Exit in Horse Pulled Cinderella Carriage

Venue: St. Petersburg Museum of History | Planner: Special Moments *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Photographer: Ashlee Hamon Photography | Florist: Wonderland Floral Art and Gift Loft | Caterer: Delectables Fine Catering *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro | Dress: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Coralie Beatrix

Navy and Gold Waterfront, Clearwater Wedding | Yacht Sensation Wedding

Rowan and Andrew’s waterfront, Clearwater wedding brought together not only the bride and groom, but also their family and friends.

“We wanted to unite pockets of friends we’d met throughout the years, but who had never met one another, to create a family we can love, support and rely on throughout our life as a married couple through one magical evening,” the bride shared.

The Kissimmee couple chose Clearwater wedding venue the Yacht Sensation to host their wide array of friends and family.

“As you know, the bride and groom have a very limited amount of time to share with their guests, so we wanted to make it worth the time, money and energy spent traveling all this way to see us, despite the fact that we couldn’t entertain them,” Rowan explained. “The Yacht Sensation, which specializes in dinner cruises, gave our guests a unique, elegant, tropical, romantic experience (and culinary delights) that they will bring up for years to come. We’ve received tons of compliments and thanks for such a magical event. It brought everyone, many of whom had never met, together and cemented relationships that will last a lifetime.”

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To complement their navy and gold color palette, the couple hired Clearwater wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Designs

“Though we had few flowers at our event, our florals were incredibly important to me,” the bride shared. “We shopped around a great deal, but Scott of Apple Blossoms Floral Design is not a mere arranger, he is a designer. Whereas other shops asked us to bring in photos for them to recreate, he wanted to know our heritage and our passions. He wanted to know who we were individually and as a couple and created what he called a ‘fairytale garden’ theme with flowers and foliage that told our story.”

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Custom Wedding Handkerchief Gift for Bride's Mother

Clearwater Waterfront Marina

Clearwater Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Sensation

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
Our biggest challenge was that all of our friends live out of town (and many live abroad), and we only get to see them every few years. As you know, the bride and groom have a very limited amount of time to share with their guests, so we wanted to make it worth the time, money and energy spent traveling all this way to see us, despite the fact that we couldn’t entertain them.

Contact the Yacht Sensation

We chose the Yacht Sensation after meeting their sales manager, Wendy. She invited us on one of their dinner cruises, and we had so much fun we just had to share it with our friends and family. It was surprisingly affordable, and at the same time the most upscale, dignified venue we had encountered. We couldn’t understand why less inclusive, stylish venues cost twice the money. It just made sense. Their service was simply fantastic. We felt supported one-hundred percent of the way, and we continue to have a strong relationship with them after our big day. The entire team made us feel as if we were their personal guests. They have magnificent attention to detail, and our coordinator, our stage manager as we called her, made the colossal undertaking seem easy. Of course an event isn’t complete without good food, especially for our southern families. We spent hours poring over the Sensation’s menus, creating a culinary journey we knew everyone could enjoy. The Sensation was happy to mix and match their standard menus to fit our specifications. They gave our guests a unique, elegant, tropical, romantic experience (and culinary delights) that they will bring up for years to come. We’ve received tons of compliments and thanks for such a magical event. It brought everyone, many of whom had never met, together and cemented relationships that will last a lifetime.

Bride in Alfred Angelo Wedding Dress | Pink and Blue Wedding Bouquet Apple Blossoms Floral Designs | Clearwater Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Sensation

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Pink and Blue Wedding Bouquet Apple Blossoms Floral Designs | Clearwater Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Sensation

What was your wedding floral inspiration?
Though we had few flowers at our event, our florals were incredibly important to me. My heritage is highly traditional Celtic, and we took the opportunity to work with Scott, our floral designer, to boldly express that in our flowers. Each selection possessed properties that my ancestors would consider magical.

Contact Apple Blossoms Floral Design

We shopped around a great deal, but Scott of Apple Blossoms Floral Designs is not a mere arranger, he is a designer. Whereas other shops asked us to bring in photos for them to recreate, he wanted to know our heritage and our passions. He wanted to know who we were individually and as a couple and instantly latched onto the idea of a “fairytale garden” theme with flowers and foliage that told our story.

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Pink and Blue Wedding Bouquet Apple Blossoms Floral Designs | Clearwater Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Sensation

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Pink and Blue Wedding Bouquet Apple Blossoms Floral Designs | Clearwater Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Sensation

Clearwater Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Sensation

Bride and Groom Sweetheart Table Aboard Clearwater Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Sensation

How would you describe your theme?
Elegant, nautical. Once we chose the Yacht Sensation, all other choices became clear. .

What were your colors?
The carpet onboard the yacht is navy and gold, and the metals are all brass and golden. My favorite attraction at Disney’s Magic Kingdom is “Enchanted Tales with Belle,” where the entire room is decorated in navy and gold. Hence, the recurring phrase throughout our wedding, “enchanted ever after.”

Round White Wedding Cake with Swirls and Blue Orchid Flowers

Bride and Groom Sunset Florida Wedding Portrait | Clearwater Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Sensation

Bride and Groom Sunset Florida Wedding Portrait | Clearwater Waterfront Wedding Venue Yacht Sensation

Venue: Yacht Sensation *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue | Photographer: Brian C. Idocks Photographics | Florist: Apple Blossoms Floral Designs *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro |  Cake: Cakes by Carolynn | Officiant: Dr. John S. Lennox | Dress: Alfred Angelo | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Hair & Makeup: KyleLynn Weddings




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