Intimate Wedding at the Ritz: Lisa and Brian

All weddings, big or small, are special, but Lisa and Brian’s intimate wedding at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes definitely struck a chord with us. This couple is so special, and to be a part of their Big Day was such an honor for us.

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Expertly planned by Blush by Brandee Gaar and captured by Damon Tucci Photography, each moment of the day was absolutely perfect. Lisa looked lovely as she walked down the aisle toward her groom, her hair in loose waves and her makeup natural.

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She carried a lovingly-crafted traditional bouquet, created with assorted roses in whites, creams, and soft blush blooms. White and pink ranunculus added a bit of texture, while baby’s breath created the perfect accent.

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Of course, our groom had to match! For Brian, we created a boutonniere with white ranunculus and baby’s breath, the perfect complement to Lisa’s bridal bouquet.

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The pair married in a brief but beautiful outdoor ceremony. The Grecian pillars added so much romance and old-world sophistication!

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The day seemed to end all too quickly, but it was one we will always remember. Congratulations once more, Lisa and Brian!

 

Vendors:

Venue: The Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

Event Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Dress Designer: Krustallos Couture

Floral Designer: Lee James Floral

Photography: Damon Tucci Photography

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Rich Fall Tones: Matt and Nicole

Of course, each love story is special, but Matt and Nicole’s is a cut above the rest. Their story began six years ago, when they crossed paths while working at Hyatt. It took some time for Matt to convince Nicole of his feelings, but once he finally did, they knew they were meant to be!

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From beginning to end, their Big Day was perfect, with Limelight Photography snapping the most precious moments every step of the way! Nicole made a gorgeous bride as she walked down the aisle at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Matt, for his part, looked so proud and handsome as he waited for her at the altar.

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Crafting this couple’s floral was such a fun, amazing experience! Everything was created using a palette of rich fall colors: burgundy, purple and orange. For the bride’s bouquet, we added some wonderful deep burgundy mini calla lilies, dahlia blooms, and pops of raspberry stock blooms and bold tangerine roses, with orange pin cushion protea as a finish. Her bridesmaids sported similar bouquets, matching the color and texture but scaled down in size.

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For our stylish groom, we created a boutonniere with a deep burgundy mini calla lilly and seeded eucalyptus. They certainly made a striking couple as they exchanged vows!

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Soon, it was time for the reception, and the newlyweds and their guests headed to the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. The room had been elaborately decorated, with lots of gold touches, and the most beautiful soft, pink lighting. Floral centerpieces stood tall on the tables, sporting varied blooms in pinks, reds, purples, and creams.

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After enjoying a delicious meal and the decadent cake by The Artistic Whisk, the couple and their guests spent the rest of the evening dancing till they were too tired to take another step. The joy and good cheer were palpable in the air as everyone said goodbye to the newlyweds. Congratulations, Matt and Nicole!

 

Vendors:

Photography: Limelight Photography – Rebecca and Michael Zoumberos

DJ: Grant Hemond

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Athena’s Bridal

Cake: The Artistic Whisk

Ceremony: St. John Vianney Catholic Church

Hair and Makeup Artist: Michele Renee the Studio

Invitations: The Write Stuff

Reception: Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

Videographer: Lexoria Films

Wedding Gown: Athena’s Bridal

Photobooth: Tampa Event Photobooth