A Dog-gone Adorable Saint Petersburg Wedding

Back in February, before we knew what the rest of the year would be like, our Special Moments Event Planning team had the pleasure to work with Melynda and Nick.

Their wedding was adorable. That is truly the only way to describe their wedding day filled with unique, touching, and personal moments. We’re so glad we got to be part of their day.


Marry Me Tampa Bay

Recently, their wedding was featured in Marry Me Tampa Bay.  But with so many fun touches, we knew we had to showcase more of their St Petersburg wedding.


Featured On Marry Me Tampa Bay logo for local wedding professionals


Making Her Dad Cry

Melynda looked amazing in her organza and lace Stella York wedding gown. Her bridal bouquet, ivory, and blush roses with ranunculus and dusty miller, was accented with three family lockets.


Bride in a lace wedding gown standing at the window

handled white blush and cream bridal bouquet

bridal bouquet with three memorial lockets


After getting ready, Melynda had a special moment having a first look with her dad. Needless to say, this moment and several others during the day were emotional for him.


Father of the bride crying when he sees his daughter for the first time


A Grateful Groom

Nick looked handsome in his royal blue vested suit with a light blue necktie. How cute is the card from his bride-to-be with Grateful Dead bears and his Grateful Dead cufflinks?


groom reading a note from his bride to be with bride and groom Grateful Dead bears on the cover

groom wearing Grateful Dead cufflinks


Nick’s white boutonniere also had a photo locket, a lovely touch we don’t often see.


groom's white boutonniere with a memorial locket



A Waterfront Wedding Ceremony

The couple’s wedding ceremony was set on the waterway’s edge with two large palms framing the wedding arch. A white fabric drape and swag of white flowers and greenery set the perfect backdrop.


Waterfront wedding ceremony at the St Petersburg Women's Club


We adore this wedding program. It gives wedding guests a timeline for the entire day and the order of the wedding ceremony.


really cute custom wedding program


Everybody Stare At Nick

How funny is the first line of the ceremony program that reads – ‘Everybody stare at Nick’

As parents and the wedding party made their entrance, all eyes were on Nick. That is until Melynda, and her dad made their entrance!


father of the bride crying as he escorts his daughter down the aisle at her wedding


The couple exchanged their wedding vows before heading off for some time alone and some fantastic wedding photos.


Bride and groom exchange wedding vows


Cocktails and Small Bites

Another cute touch was a watercolor bar menu that showcased signature cocktails and beer and wine offerings.


custom drink menu for St Petersburg wedding


Along with their cocktails, wedding guests enjoyed some delicious hand passed appetizers, including Shrimp Cocktail Shooters, Teriyaki Meatballs, and Bruschetta.


Saltwater Hippie

Another show-stopping detail was this teal colored vintage pickup truck. The newlyweds spent time together taking photos – and the results are spectacular!


bride and groom standing next to a vintage pickup truck

newlyweds taking photos inside a vintage pickup truck

bride and groom taking wedding photos in a vintage pickup truck


Not only is this photo super cute, but these are adoptable puppies from a local shelter brought in for wedding guests to meet during the cocktail hour. BRILLIANT!


bride and groom taking photos with shelter puppies they brought to their wedding for people to adopt



Simple Elegant Wedding Reception

Inside the ballroom, tables were set with crisp white linen, silver napkins, centerpieces of greenery, hurricane globes, and twinkling fairy lights.


wedding centerpiece of greenery hurricane gloms and fairy lights


As they entered, wedding guests created a photo guest book for the couple – and ‘Shake It Like A Polaroid Picture!’


Polaroid camera wedding guest book


After the newlyweds’ entrance and first dance, guests we welcomed by the bride’s mother before enjoying a delicious dinner. Three chef attended pasta stations served up pasta with Chicken, Italian Meatballs, or Plant-Based Italian Sausage.

Following dinner, Melynda and Nick cut their custom-designed wedding cake. A delicious naked carrot cake decorated with fresh blueberries, blackberries, and mint. In addition to the wedding cake, guests enjoyed a huge selection of miniature desserts.


bride and groom cutting a naked wedding cake


Congratulations, Melynda and Nick! We love seeing all of the very personal details you included to make your wedding day so special.


sunset photo of a bride and groom at St Petersburg Women's Club


Be sure to click HERE to see Melynda and Nick’s wedding video. It really captured their day!


The Team

Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Ceremony and Reception Venue: St. Petersburg Woman’s Club

Photographer: Grind & Press Photography

Videographer: Sunshine City Films

Florist: Cotton & Magnolia

Caterer: Pasta Chef Catering

Arch Rental: MegPie’s Events

Linens: Custom Linens

Cake: Grateful Bakes

DJ: Events Done Right Tampa Bay

Officiant: Byron Minton

Invitations: Vistaprint

Dress Shop and Designer: The Dressing Room

Shoe Designer: Betsey Johnson

Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Azazie


Thank you, Melynda, for the incredible 5 Star Review you shared on The Knot!

I hired Special Moments Event Planning as my day of coordinator. After planning my wedding for months, I wanted to have someone there to keep the day running smoothly and I am so glad I found Tammy. She was so easy to work with during the entire process and was always responsive when I had questions leading up to my wedding day. Jennifer and Melissa were my day of coordinators and they were absolutely amazing! They were so attentive and kept things moving along without any issue. I highly recommend using Tammy Waterman and her amazing staff. Thank you, Jennifer, Melissa, and Tammy, for creating a dream wedding day for me.


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