Vinoy Wedding in St. Pete

May 24, 2013  |  Kristin and Matt

Although this wasn’t my first time photographing a wedding at the St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), it was the first time I got to enjoy a beautiful outdoor ceremony under the Banyon tree in the park! What a spectacular backdrop for Kristin and Matt’s classic style – overlooking the lake and surrounded by friends and family! The entire day was picture-perfect and every element of their wedding was elegantly planned in soft whites, blush and gold details.

As fate would have it, Kristin and Matt first met at a destination wedding in the Bahamas, where they were paired up in the bridal party!  And in their theme of weddings and tropical destinations, Matt planned a surprise honeymoon for them. Just 2 days after their wedding, he whisked her away to the incomparable One and Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives! Not only was I super jealous, but I stalked their Facebook pages the entire time they were gone so I could live vicariously through their trip! Five gold stars for Matt!

I hope you all enjoy this stunning, classic wedding as much as I did!!

Ceremony Venue: St. Petersburg Musuem of Fine Arts Lawn
Reception Venue: St. Petersburg Musuem of Fine Arts
Getting Ready Venue: The Vinoy
Event Planning: Nancy with Olympia Catering
Hair and Makeup: Michele with Lasting Luxe
Catering: Olympia Catering
Florist and Cake Artist: Olympia Catering
Band: Phase 5
Ceremony Musician: Guitarist Jimmy Moore, Manatee School for the Arts
Bridal Salon: Dressing Room, St. Petersburg
Officiant: Walter Draughan, First Baptist Church
Stationary: Beach Papery and Gifts
Bridesmaid Gowns: J Crew

Honeymoon Destination: The One and Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

 

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Matt’s wedding gift to Kristin was a beautiful John Wind bracelet.

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I LOVED the bridesmaid’s bangle bracelets!!

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I don’t really understand the bridesmaid’s formals…. but it was definitely different :)

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Oh their sweet puppy!! I loved that we got some shots with her!

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Oh MAN. These guys just cracked me up. Half the time I had NO idea what was going on… which makes my job even more fun!
One of them spent about 10 minutes trying to sell me insurance!

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