Rosemarie and Brandon

Saint Petersburg, Florida

 

Photography | Cat Lemus Photography and Cinema | @studiolemus

Venue | Museum of Fine Arts St Petersburg

Event Planner | Confetti Events @confettieventstampa

Floral Designer | Iza’s Flowers

Gown Designer | Allure Bridals

Bridesmaids Dresses | Vera Wang | @verawang

Men’s Attire | Calvin Klein @calvinklein

Hair and Makeup | Michelle Renee The Studio | @michelereneethestudio

Shoes | Jimmy Choo | @jimmychoo

Apparel | Le Rose Bridal Robes | @lerose_online

Ring Designer | Zales | @zalesjewelers

Linens | Over The Top | @overthetoprentallinens

Rentals | A Chair Affair | @achairaffair

Invitation Designer | Minted | @minted

Calligraphy | Sarah Bubar Designs | @sarahbubardesigns

Cake Designer ~ Caterer | Olympia Catering & Events

DJ | Grant Hemond and Associates | @ghamobiledjs

Pet Care | FairyTail Pet Care | @fairytail_petcare

Cinematography | The Wedding Filmmakers

The bride and groom met in high school and after 8 years finally tied the knot. They own a photography and film company out of Tampa, Florida so each aspect of their day was well thought out and a reflection of their joint styles. They selected the venue because it was something different than the standard beach wedding they are used to capturing. Also the convenience to everything in Downtown St. Petersburg from how close the airports are to the endless options of food and activities, it was just perfect. The groom chose the ceremony location, North Straub Park right next to the museum, as he was always so enamored by the Banyan Trees and it would provide a unique backdrop. The MFA Conservatory has gorgeous stone that is neutral enough to allow you to create anything, so the modern design of the space completely sold them.

 

Each vendor and part of the day was beyond important to these two. Some of their vendors traveled from London and Orlando. They included their sweet rescue pup (he walked down the aisle with Brandon), had a custom made mirror and added beautiful calligraphy to display for the ceremony program, and surprised their guests to transform their reception into a full blown out dance party!

They choose the month of September as 9 and 17 are lucky numbers to them and the ideas for using a classic but bold color pallet helped them decide that black, silver and burgundy were the way to go. Their florist designed a pergola for the bride and groom to say I do under, with a thick floral garland on the front, hanging glass globes in the background white draped linens and a crystal chandelier. The aisle covered in white rose petals. The bride choose black garden chairs for her guests to sit in to stay in line with the color scheme. As guests moved inside to the reception the florist also designed beautiful centerpieces that included seasonal flowers with greens, whites and hints of burgundy, even though the day of had some last minute changes due to Hurricane Irma.

 

Their linens were a mixture of a crushed black and metallic and black and silver sequins. Silver chargers filled the tables with stark black napkins for a pop and custom thank you cards. A custom gobo shined above the bride and groom’s sweetheart couch and purple uplighting, to honor the brides late cousin recently buried in Arlington National Cemetery, showcased the height and awe of the conservatory. While the MFA no longer allows sparkler exits, the bride and groom were able to receive permission for this final picture perfect moment to end their night!