Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Meag and Ryan's Valentine's Day Soiree

This Saturday Meag and Ryan vowed to be one another's valentine for life. Ok, I know that was cheesy but I tried. This wedding came together after a long time of planning and it was so wonderful to see this couple's vision come to fruition. The ceremony and reception were both at the Mirror Lake Lyceum in downtown St. Petersburg (Beth's second weekend in a row coordinating a wedding there). Their ceremony was performed by Rev. David Cole and it was a great mix of lightheartedness and emotion that really highlighted their relationship together. Meagan and Ryan had a large bridal party - 12 bridesmaids and 6 groomsmen - surrounding them as they said their vows, as well as 2 sets of parents on each side that were all extremely supportive. There was just a lot of love in the room and it was great to witness.

Meagan's details really added to the day, some highlights being: love quotations on each windowsill, a photo guestbook and card holder, beautiful programs, votive placecards, and the largest candy buffet we've ever set up - 17 containers! We worked with a great group of vendors including photographer Jason Angelini, DJ MJ from Junction 88 (based out of Orlando but available for Tampa), and the guys from Movie Magic Videography. The simplistic and elegant calla lily centerpieces and bouquets and the rest of the florals were all by DD's Blooms. In addition, the bride and several of her bridesmaids were primped and pampered by Darla Stafford and her assistant Julie, hair and makeup extraordinaires.

After a fun-filled night of dancing, the guests helped us congratulate the newlyweds with a sparkler sendoff as Meagan and Ryan departed in a pedicab (if you don't know what this is, it's like a carriage pulled by a guy on a bike.. it's cute and a very unique way to leave your wedding). Meag and Ryan, we had a blast working with you guys and can already see how beautiful your life is going to be together. Thanks for letting us share in your special day.

Here are some pics that Beth and I captured throughout the day... and check Jason's blog for pro photos because those will be up soon.

The new Mr. and Mrs!

We had our own placecard which made us feel special.

The giant candy buffet.. yum!

We caught ya Jason..

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