A rich, jewel-toned color palette is one design decision I can always get behind, especially for a winter wedding like Lauren and David’s. They wed at St. Petersburg, Florida’s Museum of Fine Arts for a classic, wildly stunning setting and you can see every moment captured by Emily Katharine.
From the bride… David proposed in his hometown of Florence, Italy in the fall of 2015. As soon as we got back from our whirlwind trip of meeting his family and celebrating our engagement we started planning! Living in Florida I knew that I wanted a wedding in the cooler months and having a longer engagement sounded appealing after realizing everything that went into planning a wedding.
We knew we wanted to get married in downtown St. Petersburg so we could show off our city to all our family and friends! We looked around at a few different venues but I had my heart set on the Museum of Fine Arts early on. It is right next to a park with giant Banyon trees and backs up to the water and creates such a beautiful backdrop for our outdoor ceremony.
My dad built us a beautiful arbor that my sister-in-law decorated for us to stand under. Getting married in January made me want to have winter colors that still fit with our warm Florida weather. We went nontraditional with blue suits for the guys and burgundy dresses for my bridesmaids. I accented with lots of gold and kept the same color scheme inside for our reception.
Our nod to David’s heritage was a personal bottle of olive oil for all our guests with a family recipe attached. We had great blue up-lighting against the walls which created such a fun atmosphere for dancing after we finished our seated dinner. We chose not to do a send-off and instead celebrated into the night with all our family and friends!
Photography: Emily Katharine Photography | Videography: Sunshine City Films | Wedding Planning: Kristen Hansen (Flawless Fetes) | Floral Design: 2 Birds Events | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie | Makeup: Dena Miaoulis | Hair: Denise Burkle | Favors: Mazzaro's Olive Oil | Ties: The Tie Bar | Groom's Attire: Suitsupply | Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Transportation: Jolley Trolley | Venue: Museum Of Fine Arts | Bridal Gown: CC's Bridal | Catering + Cake: Olympia Catering | DJ + Lighting: Kelly Gump, South Tampa DJ | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab