Love And Laughter In Saint Petersburg

 

Lyndsey and Nick’s Saint Petersburg wedding just makes our Special Moments Event Planning team grin ear to ear. They are just the happiest couple, and we can’t get over how many of their fantastic wedding photos capture Lyndsey laughing!

“We’re over-the-moon happy,” she said in a New York Times feature “I don’t think we’ve stopped smiling.”

 

Ever Changing Wedding Dates

Like a number of our 2020 couples, Lyndsey and Nick had to postpone their original March wedding date. They looked at moving the wedding to 2021. ut after the Chicago Marathon, they were both supposed to run in was canceled – they moved to an intimate wedding at her parent’s home in Seminole.

The wedding just under forty guests, including family and wedding party, quarantined, tested, and took precautions to keep everyone as safe as possible.

 

Getting Ready

Lyndsey and her wedding party had their hair and makeup done at her mother’s salon. The Cottage was the perfect location offering them plenty of space and complete privacy.

 

The Cottage the Seminole Florida salon owned by the bride's mother

engagement ring décorations dan bride balloons decorated the hair salon

Bride and bridal party getting hair and makeup on the morning of her Saint Petersburg wedding

makeup artist wearing a mask and face shield applying bride's makeup

 

After hair and makeup, they headed over to her parents’ home to get dressed and for Lyndsey to have her first look with Nick.

Lyndsey chose a beautiful wedding gown with an open back, plunging V neckline, and a long sweeping train with lace detailing. She carried a loose hand-tied bouquet in white and light blue. The bouquet included white roses, ranunculus, anemone, and light blue delphinium.

 

bride outside of her parents Saint Petersburg home on her wedding day

 

Saint Petersburg bride carrying a bouquet of white ranunculus, anemone and blue delphinium

 

 

Home Sweet Home

The couple had their first look at her parents’ home, where the reception would be later in the day. We LOVE the huge floral arch above the entrance with swags in the front door.

After their first look and some time together, the couple headed to downtown Saint Pete for some portraits and didn’t let a little shower dampen their spirits. Bonus points for Nick, protecting Lyndsey’s hair!

 

Bride seeing her groom for their first look outside her parents' Saint Petersburg home

bride and groom laughing after their first look

bride and groom laughing

bride and groom in front of a gain banyan tree in downtown Saint Petersburg

groom protecting his bride's hair with his jacket during a rain shower

I Do, I Do Too

After some portraits in downtown Saint Pete, the couple and their family headed to Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace, to freshen up before heading down the aisle.

Nick could not have been more excited as Lyndsey made her way down the aisle with her parents.

 

Smiling groom waiting on his bride's arrival at Saint Mary's church in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg Florida bride walking down the aisle with her parents during an intimate wedding ceremony

 

The church was the perfect setting for this intimate wedding. In true Lyndsey and Nick fashion, they smiled ear to ear and giggled a bit as they exchanged wedding vows. At the end of the ceremony, they took some time in the church for some family photos and this beautiful portrait.

 

the back of a bride and groom with her blue and white bouquet resting behind them

Bride and groom exchanging wedding vows during their Saint Pete wedding

Just married! Happy bride and groom walking up the aisle

black and white photo from behind a bride standing at the altar

 

Make an Entrance in Style

The newlyweds departed for a local dock. The bride’s brother captained a boat through the local canals for the newlyweds to make a grand entrance.

 

bride and groom on a boat headed to their wedding reception after their Saint Petersburg wedding ceremony

bride and groom on a boat headed to their wedding reception after their Saint Petersburg wedding ceremony

bride and groom on a boat headed to their wedding reception after their Saint Petersburg wedding ceremony

bride and groom on a boat headed to their wedding reception after their Saint Petersburg wedding ceremony

bride and groom on a boat headed to their wedding reception after their Saint Petersburg wedding ceremony

 

Guests had gathered in the back lawn, enjoying some champagne and individually plated charcuterie boards as the couple arrived and had their first dance on the dock. The couple had their first dance to ‘8 (circle)’ by Bon Iver.

 

Saint Petersburg couple dancing on a boat dock

Dinner and Dancing

The back yard was strung with overhead market lights and dotted with cocktail style reception tables. Blue and white floral arrangements filled the back yard. They lined the dock, floated on the pool, and decorated a huge boxwood wall- a fantastic photo opportunity!

 

flowers floating in a pool during Saint Petersburg wedding reception

bride and groom in front of a boxwood headge wall decorated with blue and white flowers

 

Throughout the evening, the family enjoyed toasts, delicious food stations. The couple took a few minutes to cut their intimate wedding cake before heading to the dance floor.

 

Saint Petersburg could cutting intimate wedding cake during their backyard wedding reception

 

The night ended with the song ‘Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show and a surprise streamer shower of streamers.

 

bride and groom acing under a shower of steamers at their Saint Petersburg wedding

 

Congratulations, Lyndsey and Nick! We wish you a life together filled with love and laughter.

 

Saint Petersburg newlyweds sitting in chair s on a dock

 

The Wedding Team

Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Saint Petersburg Wedding Ceremony: Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace

Saint Petersburg Wedding Reception: Home of the Bride’s Parents

Makeup Artist: Michele Renee The Studio

Floral Design: The Brides Bouquet

Transportation: Affari Transportation Services

Wedding Photography: Kissick Weddings

Tampa bay Catering: Delectables Fine Catering, Inc

Wedding Cake: Cake Affection

Lighting: Mobile Wind

Rentals: Gabro Event Service

Rentals: A Chair Affair

 

 

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