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Waterfront St. Petersburg Wedding | Kristen Marie Photography Wedding

Erin and Jeff’s waterfront St. Petersburg wedding featured a casual atmosphere representing the couple’s personalities.

“Our theme was beach-y, shabby chic,” the bride shared. “We are pretty laid back; we didn’t want anything fancy or stuffy. Our goal was for everyone to have a good time. We had lawn games like Cornhole and a giant tic-tac-toe board for the kids.”

The couple chose a grey and ivory color palette to complement their waterfront wedding venue, the St. Petersburg Coast Guard station.

“I love neutral colors and thought it was fitting with the outdoor waterfront venue,” the bride explained. “We had a few unexpected guests at the wedding. A pod of dolphins showed up during the ceremony that day!”

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When it came down to finding an affordable, yet amazing photographer who would capture the memories of their intimate wedding, the couple hired Kristen Marie Photography.

“I spent a lot of time looking for a wedding photographer. Kristen of Kristen Marie Photography was great and very easy to work with. She responded very quickly whenever I contacted her, and we had a sneak peak of our photos the very next morning!”

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Ivory Lace Wedding Dress with Rhinestone Belt

Cream Lace Sweetheart Wedding Dress with Rhinestone Belt | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Bride Getting Dressed/Ready | Cream Lace Trumpet Style Wedding Dress with Rhinestone Belt and Lace Up Corset Back | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Bridal Wedding Day Portrait in Cream Lace Trumpet Style Wedding Dress with Cathedral Veil | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Bridal Wedding Day Portrait in Cream Lace Trumpet Style Wedding Dress with Cathedral Veil | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Cream Lace Sweetheart Wedding Dress with Rhinestone Belt and Ivory Peony Wedding Bouquet | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Bride and Groom First Touch/Look Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

The Proposal:
We are annual Disney pass holders and visit the parks often. Jeff proposed in front of the Cinderella Wishing Well. He handed a stranger his phone as if to take a normal picture, whispered to the woman about his plan and then got down on one knee. I was completely surprised, even though we had been ring shopping and talking about getting married. When we got back to the hotel room, there were a dozen red roses, notes written to me by his family welcoming to me to the family and a photo book they had put together of Jeff growing up.

Driftwood Wedding Arch with Irises and Cascading Moss | Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Decor Ideas

Waterfront Wedding Ceremony with Twisted Driftwood Wedding Arch | Driftwood Wedding Arch with White Irises and Cascading Moss | Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Decor Ideas

Grey Chiffon and Lace Bridesmaid Dress with White Hydrangea Wedding Bouquet with Dusty Miller and Hypericum Berries

Groom in Light Grey Suit with White Rose Boutonniere with Dusty Miller | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Bride and Groom First Kiss at Waterfront Wedding Ceremony with Twisted Driftwood Wedding Arch | Driftwood Wedding Arch with White Irises and Cascading Moss | Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Decor Ideas | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Bride and Groom Recessional Walk Down the Aisle at Waterfront Wedding Ceremony with Twisted Driftwood Wedding Arch | Driftwood Wedding Arch with White Irises and Cascading Moss | Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Decor Ideas | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Under Beachwood Wedding Arch | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Tampa Bay Waterfront Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Under Beachwood Wedding Arch | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Waterfront Wedding Portrait | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Waterfront Wedding Portrait | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
I spent a lot of time looking for a photographer. In the end it came down affordability and of course, amazing photos.

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Kristen of Kristen Marie Photography was great and very easy to work with. She responded very quickly whenever I contacted her, and we had a sneak peak of our photos the very next morning!

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Waterfront Sunset Wedding Portrait with Veil | St Pete Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

St Petersburg Waterfront Wedding at Coast Guard Base Windjammer

Wedding Guest Book Quilt | Unique Guest Book Alternative Ideas

Wedding Guest Book Quilt | Unique Guest Book Alternative Ideas

Outdoor Wedding Reception Decor with Ivory Hydrangeas and Beachwood/Driftwood Wedding Centerpieces

What was your theme?
Beachy, shabby chic. We didn’t want anything fancy or stuffy. Our goal was for everyone to have a good time.

What were your colors?
Grey and ivory. I love neutral colors and thought it was fitting with the outdoor waterfront venue.

Engagement Band and Wedding Ring Portrait with Handcuffs | US Coast Guard Wedding | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Don’t blow your savings or go into debt. It is only one day of your life. Focus on preparing for marriage, not the wedding. Pick one or two things that are the most important to you and splurge, like the photographer or the dress. Make sure you have good food and that your guests have fun. Take advantage of the talents of your friends and family to help save money. Your wedding day will fly by. Everything may go wrong, but at the end of the day you will still be husband and wife.

Venue: Coast Guard Base, Windjammer | Photographer: Kristen Marie Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Florist: The Bride’s Bouquet | Caterer: Dickey’s BBQ Pit | Rentals: Rent-All City | Cake: Publix | Officiant: Family Friend | Dress: Handmade by Family | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Cheek Makeup

Downtown Tampa Waterfront Wedding | Yacht StarShip Wedding

Sara and Korey’s navy blue and pink downtown Tampa wedding was a unique alternative to the usual beachfront nuptials.

“We both love the water, but did not want a beach wedding,” the bride shared. “We wanted our wedding to be fun and laid back.”

To make their wedding planning stress-free, the Orlando couple chose the all-inclusive waterfront venue The Yacht StarShip located in downtown Tampa.

“The Yacht StarShip II was the perfect venue for us. It was basically a one-stop shop; the StarShip coordinated pretty much everything for me. The staff was amazing, and I am thankful for them!” Sara gushed. “The boat was gorgeous, and the idea of being able to set sail with our guests seemed like a great idea and fun for all. ”

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The bride and groom hosted an outdoor wedding ceremony on the ship’s deck, which overlooked the Tampa skyline and served as the perfect setting for sunset wedding portraits.

“We wanted something unique with beautiful surroundings,” Sara shared.

Downtown Tampa Skyline Wedding Day Portrait on The Yacht Starship II Tampa Wedding Venue

Unique Waterfront Tampa Wedding Venue The Yacht Starship II

Silver Satin and Rhinestone Wedding Day Shoes | Sparkly Silver Wedding Heels

Bridal Getting Ready Wedding Day Portrait | Bride Putting On The Dress With Bridesmaids

Tampa Bridal Portrait in Ivory Satin Sheath Wedding Dress and Light Pink Rose Wedding Bouquet on The Yacht Starship II Tampa Wedding Venue

Tampa Bridal Party Wedding Portrait in Navy Bridesmaids Dresses with Ivory Rose Wedding Bouquet and Bride in Ivory Satin Wedding Dress on The Yacht Starship II

Tampa Boat Wedding Ceremony Venue with White Resin Folding Chairs and White Wedding Arch with Navy Ribbon on the Yacht Starship II

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We wanted something unique with beautiful surroundings. We really wanted our wedding to be fun and laid back.

The Yacht StarShip II was the perfect venue for us. I fell in love with the Yacht StarShip because they were basically a one-stop shop, providing pretty much everything. The boat was gorgeous, and the idea of being able to set sail with our guests seemed like a great idea and fun for all. The StarShip coordinated pretty much everything for me. The staff was amazing. and I am thankful for them.

Tampa Boat Wedding Ceremony Venue with White Resin Folding Chairs on the Yacht Starship II

Groom Wedding Portrait on Tampa Boat Wedding Venue Yacht Starship II

Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Portrait on Tampa Boat Wedding Ceremony Venue Yacht Starship II

Tampa Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Yacht Wedding Venue Yacht Starship II

Bride and Groom Wedding Day Portrait on Tampa Wedding Venue Yacht Starship II | Florida Boat Wedding

Navy Blue and White Wedding Reception Decor at Tampa Boat Wedding Venue The Yacht Starship II

How would you describe your theme?
We wanted something unique and different. We both love the water, but did not want a beach wedding.

What were your colors?
Navy blue, white, light pink flowers and champagne accents. I initially chose these colors because I thought they were elegant and beautiful. They turned out to be quite the nautical theme, which went perfectly with the boat.

Three Tier Ivory and Gold Wedding Cake with Gold Sparkles and Rose Wedding Cake Topper

Engagement Ring and Titanium Wedding Band Portrait With Blush Pink Rose

Venue, Caterer, Officiant and DJ: The Yacht StarShip II – Amanda Garrison *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue | Photographer: Caldwell Photographic Studio | Florist: Lemon Drops Memorable Affairs | Cake: Corey’s Bakery | Dress: The Collection BridalPaloma Blanca | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Fairytale Hair and Makeup




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