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Say Hello to the Perfect Halter Neck Wedding Dress

This bride wanted a dress that was anything but ordinary, and we’re giving her the official job well done. She opted for a halter neck, tulle skirt Tara Keely customized it to fit all her dress dreams. It was the perfect attire for a classic Floria wedding, and thanks to Kallima Photography we’re getting an inside look at the big day, fashion moments and all.

From The Bride…Rob and I were married at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. From the moment we began planning our wedding, there was one thing Rob and I immediately agreed on…we wanted our wedding weekend to be as memorable for our guests as it would be for us.

We chose St. Pete as the location with this in mind, everyone could be in walking distance from each other and from all the venues all weekend long. Our reception was held at the Museum of Fine Arts, located in the middle of downtown right along the water, with the most beautiful views of Tampa Bay.

In searching for my dress, I knew I wanted a look that had some kind of sleeves or straps, as I am not one for anything strapless, but I didn’t quite know what that look was. I also envisioned my dress incorporating tulle, I’ve always thought tulle skirts give off an airy, lighthearted and romantic feel. When I tried on the Tara Keely gown, it felt as if it was made for me, and my seamstress Rita was able to customize it so that it truly was. She worked so the bodice of the dress fit seamlessly and also customized the back by adding thin straps – just what it needed.

The lace bodice of the dress had scalloped edges and was exactly the right amount of classic bridal I wanted in my look. The skirt was perfectly airy and light, yet still fitted below the layers of tulle, adding in the slightest hint of a contemporary feel. The finishing touch was wearing my sister’s veil that matched the tulle in my skirt perfectly.

The months of planning and attention to details led to our wedding day exceeding my expectations in every way possible. Most of all, it was so unbelievably special to have all of our favorite people that mean so much to Rob and I in one place to share in our love and commitment to each other.

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Photography: Kallima Photography | Coordination: Nancy Cotto | Floral Design: Redman Steele Florist | Wedding Dress: Tara Keely | Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church St. Petersburg | Reception: Museum Of Fine Arts St Petersburg | Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Jewelry: Beard's Diamonds | Catering: Olympia Catering | Hair + Makeup: Jess Waldrop | Band: Bay Kings Band | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein

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Spring 2017 Trend Alert: Halter Necklines
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A Glamorous Gold Wedding that Will Bring Out Your Inner Sparkle

There’s glamour and then there’s sequin dresses, men in tuxedos, art museum wedding reception glamour. This exquisite day from Jacqui Cole Photography is the latter. From the regal black, ivory and gold A&P Designs to every gorgeous detail planned by Tracie Domino Events, this Florida wedding is all kinds of fabulous. See for yourself with each and every pretty picture in The Vault!

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From Jacqui Cole PhotographyShooting a wedding day like Coley and Matt’s really reminds me of how lucky I am to have this job. Their love for each other just shone throughout the whole day! Just before the ceremony I specifically remember asking Matt if he was nervous. Without hesitation he said he was just so excited to marry his best friend and couldn’t wait to be her husband. This love was evident through every hug, a tearful first look and a joyful celebration that carried into the evening.

Tracie Domino Events executed Coley’s vision perfectly. Her color choices were ivory with accents of gold and rose gold. Through using simple and elegant floral arrangements on top of glitzy linens Coley’s wedding vision came to life! Her bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning in their Badgley Mishka dresses from Rent the Runway and of course Coley herself made every jaw drop in her boutique gown. The guests danced the night away to the Phase 5 Band who kept the dance floor packed all night! Coley and Matt left their wedding through an amazing sparkler exit and onto a horse drawn carriage – how perfect can it get?! So many congratulations to the happy couple!

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Photography: Jacqui Cole Photography | Event Planning: Tracie Domino Events | Floral Design: The Flower Centre | Invitations: A&P Designs | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Badgley Mischka | Catering: Olympia | Makeup: Tampa Premier Artists | Band: Phase 5 Band | Venue: Museum Of Fine Arts, St Pete | Bridal Boutique: CCs Bridal | Bridal Boutique - Bridesmaids' Dresses: Rent The Runway | Getting Ready Venue: The Vinoy | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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Elegant Museum Wedding in St. Petersburg, Florida

Christina and Tony planned the perfect museum wedding. Reason being? Their love was the ultimate work of art on display. I mean, how sweet is that!? An elegant celebration complete with A&P Designs and sentimental meaning, Sunglow Photography captured it all to share and thankfully we can relive each and every moment in The Vault!

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From the Bride… Tony and I were married on May 1, 2015, under the shade of a beautiful banyan tree at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since our wedding was in the spring, we wanted it to feel very fresh, natural, and romantic. We used lots of different shades of green along with ivory, champagne, gold, and pops of peach.

We kept our wedding intimate and had fun adding many meaningful, personal touches to the day. I carried the same purse used by my mom on her wedding day. It was lovingly made by my maternal grandmother, who was a wedding dress designer. A picture of my late maternal grandparents proudly hung from my purse along with a “lucky” jade charm from Tony’s grandmother and a gold cross from his aunt.

Instead of having a traditional cake topper, we used a teacup and saucer from an heirloom china set gifted to us by Tony’s parents. Our wedding favors included mini boxes of warm Krispy Kremes, because anyone who knows Tony, knows how much he loves his donuts! And of course, we wrote and exchanged our own wedding vows; we wouldn’t have had it any other way!

What we will treasure most about our wedding day was the overwhelming sense of excitement, love, and support we felt from our friends and family. Everyone was smiling ear-to-ear all day, and it was just so cool to see how happy they were to celebrate our marriage!

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Photography: Sunglow Photography | Event Planner: Exquisite Events | Floral Design: Creations By Mylez Edward | Invitations: A&P Designs | Catering: Olympia Catering | Hair + Makeup: Michele Renee | DJ: The Party Doctors Productions | Wedding Venue: Museum Of Fine Arts | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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