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Whimsical, Retro Boho Downtown St. Pete Wedding Styled Shoot | Red Mesa Events

Inspired by unconventional materials, trendy bohemian elements, and a retro color scheme of warm yellow and orange hues paired with bright pinks and golds, this downtown St. Pete wedding shoot offers colorful inspiration for couples seeking a unique wedding style brimming with energy.

“When we first started planning this shoot, we landed on the title ‘Summer of Love.' The concept was retro, light-hearted, and filled with the warm colors we love from the 70s!” wedding planner Taylor Falcon of Taylor Falcon Events shared. “We pulled in all the variations of pink, yellow (including that groovy mustard tone), red, and orange. We wanted to stick to warm, welcoming colors that make you think of summertime.”

The concept began with an idea for an unconventional ceremony backdrop that bucked tradition with a design focused on unique and colorful hard goods instead of fresh flowers and greenery. The design then evolved to incorporate a blend of elements and textures including a mixture of woven rugs, clay materials, metallic accents, and wood décor pieces.

“It actually all started with the florist's amazing idea for an unconventional fringe and balloon ceremony backdrop! The whimsical materials really helped the whole shoot take shape,” the planner revealed. “My favorite elements of the shoot have to be the wooden details. I love bringing in different organic materials into a design, and the chargers and place cards for this one are just so good! Can you believe I found those wooden coasters at HomeGoods? They were the perfect final touch (once personalized!).”

For added dimension to the reception table, Kate Ryan Event Rentals supplied modern white chairs and velvet table linens with varying shades of colorful napkins.

With an artful eye and modern style, the Dewitt for Love photography team documented all of the unique details in a way that captured the funky vibe and energy of the styled shoot. Shannon and Brandon know the importance of having a photographer who aligns stylistically with a wedding's design to effectively convey that experience in the final product.

“We want to make sure we are capturing and editing all of that hard work and investment into colors you love to look at, but are still true to life,” Shannon explained. “This shoot is a perfect example of how important a color palette combined with the way a photographer shoots and edits can be. If you’re a couple who wants your wedding to actually look like your wedding (in terms of colors, etc.), choosing a photographer with an editing style that will bring that out is key!”

Offering a modern-meets-historic setting in the trendy neighborhood of downtown St. Pete, Red Mesa Events served as the perfect backdrop for this eclectic wedding shoot.

Red Mesa Events gives us everything we want out of a cool downtown St. Pete venue with a mighty impact. Whether you’re obsessed with Red Mesa Cantina’s food as much as we are, or you love exposed brick and a rooftop view of the city, this venue is so incredibly versatile!” Shannon gushed. “We wanted to show how beautiful their inside space is for a ceremony or reception! The venue features multiple incredible vantage points for photos, and this shoot still only scratched the surface.”

Whimsical Colorful Pink and Orange Wedding Invitation Suite | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Romantic Boho Lace Spaghetti Strap V Neckline Wedding Dress Hanging on Red Brick Wall | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
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“This shoot shows that there are are other ways to pack a design punch other than the same old standard arch or breaking the bank florals. This backdrop was draped in a mix of colorful streamers, balloons, and florals intentionally placed in between to create something a little bit different!”

-Shannon Dewitt, Dewitt For Love Photography

Colorful Whimsical Wedding Ceremony Decor, Wooden Cross Back Chairs, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Gold Balloon Fringe Ceremony BackdropDowntown St Pete Modern Industrial Chic Wedding Venue Red Mesa Events | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Colorful and Whimsical Wedding Decor, Yellow, Pink, Orange and White Balloon Ceremony Backdrop with Yellow Marigolds and Orange and Pink Roses Floral Arrangement | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love

What was your inspiration for this shoot?

It actually all started with the florist's amazing idea for an unconventional fringe and balloon ceremony backdrop! The whimsical materials really helped the whole shoot take shape.

How would you describe your theme?

When we first started planning this shoot, we landed on the title “Summer of Love.” The concept was retro, light-hearted, and filled with the warm colors we love from the 70s!

What were your colors?

We pulled in all the variations of pink, yellow (including that groovy mustard tone), red, and orange. We wanted to stick to warm, welcoming colors that make you think of summertime.

Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows, Whimsical and Colorful Wedding Decor, Yellow, Pink, Orange, White, Gold Fringe and Balloon Ceremony Backdrop, Wooden Cross Back Chairs, Gold and Candlestick Chandelier, White Brick Wall | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | St. Pete Modern Industrial Wedding Venue Red Mesa Events | Wedding Chair Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Red Mesa Events' beautiful ballroom fit right into our idea. It has large windows for ample natural lighting, exposed red brick, and chevron wood floors that give off all the great retro feels.”

Taylor Falcon, Taylor Falcon Events

Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows, Whimsical and Colorful Wedding Decor, Yellow, Pink, Orange, White, Gold Fringe and Balloon Ceremony Backdrop, Wooden Cross Back Chairs, Gold and Candlestick Chandelier, White Brick Wall | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | St. Pete Modern Industrial Wedding Venue Red Mesa Events | Wedding Chair Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Whimsical and Colorful Bridal Bouquet, Lilac and Blush Pink Roses, Eucalyptus, Yellow Pin Cushion Protea, Red Eucalyptus, Red Flowers and Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Whimsical and Colorful Groom Dip Kissing Bride with Gold Confetti Photo with Orange, Pink, Yellow and Gold Balloon and Fringe Ceremony Backdrop | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | St. Pete Modern Industrial Wedding Venue Red Mesa Events
Bride and Groom Holding Hands, Whimsical and Colorful Wedding Decor, Yellow, Pink, Orange, White, Gold Fringe and Balloon Ceremony Backdrop, Wooden Cross Back Chairs, Gold and Candlestick Chandelier, White Brick Wall | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | St. Pete Modern Industrial Wedding Venue Red Mesa Events | Wedding Chair Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
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Colorful Pink Retro Bicycle with Floral Boutique, Lilac Roses, Yellow Pincushion Protea, Pink and Red Flowers, Red Eucalyptus, Green Eucalyptus | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Whimsical and Colorful Wedding Reception Decor, White Dining Chairs, Yellow, Red and White Candlesticks, Colorful Flower Low Centerpieces | St. Pete Modern Industrial Wedding Venue Red Mesa Events | Tampa Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Linen Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Whimsical Wedding Reception Tablescape Decor, Tall Yellow, Red and Orange Candlesticks, Colorful Floral Low Centerpieces, Blush Pink, and Red Roses, Yellow Pincushion Protea, White, Fuschia Flowers, Eucalyptus, Pampas Grass, Yellow Linen Napkins | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | St. Pete Modern Industrial Wedding Venue Red Mesa Events | Linen Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Colorful Whimsical Wedding Reception Floral Decor, Fuschia Flowers, Orange Roses, Greenery Leaves, Yellow Pincushion Protea, Pink King Protea, Eucalyptus | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Whimsical and Colorful Wedding Reception Decor, White Dining Chairs, Yellow, Red and White Candlesticks, Colorful Flower Low Centerpieces | St. Pete Modern Industrial Wedding Venue Red Mesa Events | Tampa Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Linen Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Whimsical and Colorful Wedding Reception Decor, Yellow Tall Candlesticks, Pink, Yellow and Orange Low Floral Centerpiece, Gold Flatware, Yellow Napkin Linen, Wooden Place Card, Vintage Glassware | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Linen Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Whimsical and Colorful Wedding Reception Decor, Wooden Charger and Geometric Wood Shape Place Card, Hot Pink Fuschia Tassel, White and Gold Font Menu, Vintage Glassware | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Linen Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Whimsical and Colorful Wedding Reception Decor, Wooden Charger and Geometric Wood Shape Place Card, Hot Pink Fuschia Tassel, White and Gold Font Menu, White and Gold Modern Flatware | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Linen Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals

What were your favorite elements of this shoot?

My favorite elements of the shoot have to be the wooden details. I love bringing in different organic materials into a design, and the chargers and place cards for this one are just so good!

Can you believe I found those wooden coasters at HomeGoods? They were the perfect final touch (once personalized!).

Whimsical and Colorful Wedding Reception Decor, Wooden Charger, Geometric Wood Place Care, White and Gold Font "Eat Like You Mean It" Menu, Hot Pink Fuschia Tassel | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Whimsical and Colorful Wedding Reception Decor, White Dining Chairs, Yellow, Red and White Candlesticks, Colorful Flower Low Centerpieces | St. Pete Modern Industrial Wedding Venue Red Mesa Events | Tampa Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Linen Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Whimsical and Colorful Wedding Reception Tablescape Decor, Fuschia and Pink, Red Low Floral Centerpiece, Eucalyptus, Tall Orange and Red Candlesticks, Yellow Vintage Glassware, Wooden Charger, Wood Geometric Shape Place Card | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Linen Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Whimsical Wedding Reception Decor, White Low Floral Centerpiece with Blush Pink Roses, Pampas Grass, Pink and Yellow Tall Candlesticks, Vintage Yellow Glassware | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Linen Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Whimsical and Colorful Wedding Reception Tablescape Decor, Yellow Pincushion Protea, Orange and Blush Pink Roses, Fuschia Pink Flowers, Candlesticks, Wooden Charger, Wood Geometric Shape Place Card, Gold and White Flatware, Yellow Linen Napkin, Vintage Glassware | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Linen Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Whimsical and Colorful Wedding Reception Tablescape Decor, Fuschia Pink Flowers, Pink King Protea, Eucalyptus Low Floral Centerpiece, Wooden Table Number, Gold and White Flatware | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Linen Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Whimsical and Colorful Wedding Reception Decor, Low Boho Style Picnic Table with Neutral Silk Table Linen, Red, Yellow and Gold Cushions, Woven Basket, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Gold and Fuschia Balloon and Fringe Backdrop, Tall Candlesticks, White Rose Petals | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Linen Rental Kate Ryan Event Rentals | St. Pete Modern Industrial Wedding Venue Red Mesa Events
Whimsical and Colorful Yellow and Orange Small Two Tier Wedding Cake with Real Blush Pink and Orange Roses, Yellow Billy Ball Flowers | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Whimsical and Colorful Yellow and Orange Small Two Tier Wedding Cake with Real Blush Pink and Orange Roses, Yellow Billy Ball Flowers | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Whimsical Bride with Braided Hair and Flowers and Groom Sitting at Low Picnic Style Table with Neutral Drape Linen, Blush Pink Roses, Tall Candlesticks, Yellow Vintage Glassware, Orange, Yellow, Gold, Pink and Red Balloon Backdrop | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Linen Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals | St. Pete Modern Industrial Wedding Venue Red Mesa Events

Red Mesa Events gives us everything we want out of a cool downtown St. Pete venue with a mighty impact. Whether you're obsessed with Red Mesa Cantina's food as much as we are or you love exposed brick and a rooftop city view of the city, this venue is so incredibly versatile!”

Shannon Dewitt, Dewitt For Love Photography

Whimsical Bride with Braided Hair and Flowers and Groom Sitting at Low Picnic Style Table with Neutral Drape Linen, Blush Pink Roses, Tall Candlesticks, Yellow Vintage Glassware, Orange, Yellow, Gold, Pink and Red Balloon Backdrop | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Linen Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals | St. Pete Modern Industrial Wedding Venue Red Mesa Events

Estimated cost for 150 guests: Venue: $4,000 | Photography: $3,500-$4,000 | Flowers: $3,000-$5,000 | Invitations: $800-$1,000 | Place Setting Rentals (flatware, plates, charger, water goblet): $2,000 | Linens: $1,000 – $1,500 | White Chair Rentals: $1,500 | Bride's Attire: $1,000-$2,000 | Groom's Attire: $50 (thrift stores) | Small Cake: $150

Venue: Red Mesa Events *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue
Photographer: Dewitt for Love *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Styling and Planner: Taylor Falcon Events
Concept and Florals: Ever After Vintage Weddings
Chair and Linen Rentals: Kate Ryan Event Rentals *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Tabletop Rentals: Treasury Event Rentals
Dress: Nikki's Glitz and Glam Bridal Boutique
Invitations and Menu: Citrus Press Co.
Hair and Makeup: Bella Ti Artistry
Models: Alex and Brett

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