St. Petersburg Photo Shoot from Best Photography
November 23, 2012
VintageBeach Weddings

For those of you still feeling a little overstuffed from yesterday's festivities (read: me), we have just the thing to put a pep in your step this lovely Friday morning.  And for those of you who didn't indulge in pumpkin pie for hours upon end (read: not me), you'll love it, too.  Because when some of Florida's finest vendors come together for a vintage meets beach photo shoot, you can't help but get excited. Especially when that shoot includes beautiful blooms from Jennifer Aquilia Events & Floral Design, your soon-to-be new favorite cake from Raphsodic Bakery and gorgeous images from Best Photography. See them all right here.

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In need of even more inspiration?  No worries - we have you totally covered.  Check out this amazing film of the shoot from Imprint Cinema. Enjoy!

From Best Photography... This romance-filled styled shoot was put together to provide inspiration for brides who are dreaming up a beach wedding with a chic, vintage style. We chose a lavender theme and created a vintage look with soft colors of mint and peach, distressed furniture for props and plenty of sweet, old-fashioned touches. Think milk glass, french lace, distressed wood and antique crystal. My favorite element of the shoot was the groom’s outfit, curated by Brothers and Craft. He wore a vintage newsboy hat, suspenders and a bow tie with a succulent boutonniere. For the florals, we chose classic and romantic anemones, earthy seeded eucalyptus and, of course fresh, lavender. The cocktail table was set up on an antique dresser with drawers full of iced clams, sweet goat cheese with figs and lavender-infused lemonade cocktails. The sweets table consisted of a gorgeous cake by Rhapsodic Bakery, Vanilla Lavender cupcakes and delicate macaroons. And favors were little jars of lavender-infused Florida honey, a heavenly combination for a chic beach wedding. Of course the essential element to any great photo is real love — and the fact that our models are a real-life couple made the shoot so romantic. Pair true love with a gorgeous Florida sunset, and you get a dreamy wedding.

Photography: Best Photography / Photo Shoot Location: Don Cesar Beach in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida / Event Design + Planning: Jennifer Aquilia Events & Floral Design + Josh & Rachel of Best Photography / Floral Design: Jennifer Aquilia Events & Floral Design / Cinematography: Imprint Cinema / Wedding Cake + Lavender Cupcakes: Raphsodic Bakery / Macarons: Le Macaron / Invitations: Grasshoppers and Gardenias / Butterfly Release: Butterfly Impressions / Vintage Furniture Rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals / Wedding Dress: Rivini "Lisette" (Spring 2013) via Solutions Bridal / Hair + Makeup: Lejeune Hair & Makeup Artistry / Groom's Attire: Brothers and Craft / Model Bride: Kriss Pugh / Model Groom: Aven Pitt