Alex and Max were married this weekend at the beautiful and historic Vinoy resort in downtown St. Petersburg. I have been working with Alex and her aunt for the past year and it was so wonderful to see it all come together. We had a fantastic group of vendors who assisted in the flawless execution of this event.
We started off with Cari from Kyle Lynn doing all of the hair and makeup for the bride and bridesmaids. She is so sweet and made these already gorgeous girls look even more like supermodels.
The ceremony took place in the tea garden. I'm pretty sure Florida is the only state in the US where you can have an outdoor wedding in January. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Beddinghouse, a personal friend of the bride and groom. After the ceremony we moved inside for the cocktail hour and reception.
The Vinoy staff was amazing and the couple chose unique stations for their reception, including a slider station and made-to-order lobster mac n cheese. YUM. The wedding cake was created by pastry chef Michael at the Vinoy and mimicked the design of the bride's couture gown.
The beautiful florals were made by Debbie of the Bride's Bouquet and her designers Doug and Jane. I loved the way the orchid spray centerpieces coordinated with the Chihuli glass chandalier, the showpiece of the Grand Ballroom.
Other decor details included elegant mahogany chivari chairs and gold scalloped chargers provided by Event Design and beautiful custom stationary including placecards, menus, and table numbers by Michelle with Paper Players.
This reception was an awesome party...people were on the dance floor nonstop! It was basically because the band was amazing. Seriously, I am now a huge fan of The Headliners Band. Not only were they professional and great to work with on the vendor side of things, but they also have to be one of the coolest bands I have ever seen. I even caught some of the party on my new flip video so check it out at the bottom of this post!!
Last but not least, Victor Junco was the couples' photographer and it was such a pleasure meeting him. I know he got some great shots and I can't wait to get them on our blog. I also got to work with Ian from Movie Magic again and as always, he was doing a wonderful job and will be sending us their movie trailer in the near future. Our clients are always so happy with the videos he captures for them.
For now, here are a few of my own photos and of course the mini video at the bottom. Alex and Max, I'm so glad you were happy with the wedding and wish you the best...cheers to a long and loving marriage! :)