Claire and Pierce’s Sunken Gardens Wedding

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loved coordinating Claire and Pierce’s Sunken Gardens wedding. They are an incredible couple, and the backdrop of the gardens was magnificent.


Bride and groom at Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg Florida.


Love Is The Greatest

After getting ready offsite, the bride and groom arrived at the gardens separately with their wedding parties and family.

As you probably know, we love a great first look, and this one was beautiful.



Following their first look, they continued with some fantastic portraits, as well as wedding party and family photos.



Sealed with a Kiss

With everything in place for the couple’s outdoor wedding ceremony, the groom, led by their wedding officiant, started the processional of family members and the wedding party.


Groom and wedding officiant at a sunken gardens wedding.


Last but not least, Claire, escorted by her father, made her entrance.


Bride and her father walk down the aisle before her sunken cards wedding.


Claire and Pierce exchanged wedding rings and vows in a wedding ceremony that included tears and laughter, sealing their vows with a kiss.


Following the beautiful ceremony, the couple and their guests explored the gardens and enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.


Dancing Under The Stars

As darkness fell, the garden’s beautiful twinkle lights illuminated tables set with crisp white linens and modern metallic risers holding floral creations of tropical greenery and flowers.



On a table near the reception’s entrance, there was a beautiful Bible where guests could choose their favorite verse to highlight and leave a message for the newlyweds.


bible with newlywed couple's wedding rings


The bride and groom made their grand entrance to ‘It’s So Easy’ by Linda Ronstadt before taking to the dance floor for their first dance.


Bride and groom's first dance.



The evening continued with two touching parent dances and a welcome and blessing by the father of the bride.



Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner under the stars before taking to the dance floor to dance the night away.

Dancing stopped long enough for the newlyweds to cut their fantastic wedding and groom’s cakes and enjoy a little dessert.


Bride and groom cutting wedding cake.


Congratulations, Claire and Pierce. We wish you a lifetime filled with special moments!


St. Petersburg Wedding Vendors

St. Petersburg Wedding Venue: Sunken Gardens

Wedding Day Coordinator: Special Moments Event Planning

Wedding Photography: Limelight Photography

Flowers: Lou’s Florist

Catering: Carrabba’s Italian Grill

DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates

Wedding Cake: Chantilly Cakes

Ceremony Guitarist: Tom Excell

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