You Are My Sunshine – St Pete Beach Wedding

Our Special Moments Event Planning team worked for nearly two years with Amber and Amanda to plan their St. Pete Beach wedding. It was so much fun, and the details of their wedding day were incredible.

Same Sex could at their St Pete beach wedding

The day for each of them began with their wedding parties. From hair and makeup onsite at the hotel to relaxing with their wedding attendants and getting ready, the day was off to a beautiful start.

bride excited to see her makeup on her wedding day

bride in a robe with her wedding party


Incredible Personal Style

Amanda chose a beautiful lace ballgown with illusion sleeves, cream-colored shoes with rhinestones, and a textured bouquet in peaches and blues.

Amber went with a tan vested suit with a pale pink bowtie and pocket square. Accents included adorable cufflinks the read ‘you are my sunshine’ and these spectacular shoes that were the design inspiration for the entire wedding.

Bride wearing a tan suit and pink bow tie

Flatly photos of a brooms wedding accessories

amazing embroidered peach and blue wedding shoes


Love Is

The waterfront of the wedding venue was set with a unique driftwood wedding arch accented with soft fabric draping and swags of fresh flowers. Even the couple’s sanitizing station color-coordinated with the rest of the wedding.

driftwood wedding arch at a st Pete beach wedding ceremony

sanitizer and face masks at a St. Pete beach wedding

Amber and the wedding party made their way down the aisle. The wedding party carried wooden plaques, each with pieces of the 1 Corinthians ‘Love Is’ passage, instead of bouquets.

wedding attendant carrying a plaque with part of the 1 Corinthians Love Is scripture

With everyone in place, Amanda arrived to ‘Spend My Life With You’ by Eric Benet. Amber could barely hold back tears.

bride walking down the aisle at her st Pete beach wedding

broom waiting for the bride at their st Pete beach wedding

The couple exchanged wedding vows and rings in a wedding touching ceremony, surrounded by family and friends.

Couple exchanging wedding vows at their st Pete beach wedding

couple exchanging wedding vows at their St. Pete beach wedding

Excited Bride and Broom


Fun Photos and Signature Cocktails

After a bit of fun with their wedding party and a group photo with all of their guest, the couple headed off for some pictures. Meanwhile, guests enjoyed signature cocktails and some passed hors d’ oeuvres on the balcony.

newlywed couple passing under an arch of their wedding parties arms

overhead photos of a St. Pete beach wedding

Guests also had the opportunity to leave the newlyweds some marriage advice and love on their custom Jenga guestbook.

Jenga guestbook at a St. Pete Beach wedding




We just can’t get enough of Amber and Amanda’s wedding portraits! They are beyond adorable, and we had the hardest time picking just a few to share. The ‘Golden Hour’ photos, just before sunset and nothing short of amazing.

same sex couple at their St. Pete Beach wedding

same sex couple at their St. Pete Beach wedding

same sex couple at their St. Pete Beach wedding

same sex couple at their St. Pete Beach wedding

same sex couple at their St. Pete Beach wedding


This Is Why I Love You!

The wedding team had brought Amanda and Amanda’s wedding vision to life inside the ballroom. The ceiling was draped with swags of iridescent fabric accented with fairy lights. Tables were draped with crisp white linens and accented with deep Navy-blue runners. Each table was dressed with beautiful floral arrangements, rose gold votive candles and charger plates layered with custom menu cards, and dinner’s first course.

Peach and blue decor at a St. Pete beach wedding

Peach and blue decor at a St. Pete beach wedding

Peach and blue decor at a St. Pete beach wedding

But this incredible three-tiered wedding cake with beautiful scrollwork and pressed flowers stole the show.

three tiered white wedding cake with pressed flowers

We think that Amanda and Amber were pretty happy with the results!

excited couple seeing their st. Pete Beach wedding reception for the first time

excited couple seeing their st. Pete Beach wedding reception for the first time

After introductions, the couple took to the dance floor for their first dance to ‘This Is Why I Love You” by Major.

two brides during their first dance

A delicious dinner and touching toasts followed before a well-choreographed flash mob opened the dance floor for the night.

choreographed flash mob at a St. Pete beach same sex wedding

After a night filled with photobooth fun and plenty of dancing, the couple made their exit under a shower of silver confetti before heading off in a sweet classic car!

two brides exiting their wedding in a shower of river confetti

two brides making their gran exit in a classic convertible


Thank You For The Kind Words

We loved working with Amber, Amanda, and their family and truly appreciate the kind words.

Dear Special Moments, You made our day amazing! You were able to make our vision happen even better than we could imagine! It seems like we’ve been with you forever through Covid and we are so impressed by your consistent will and drive. You are super-women! We love you! Amanda and Amber


The Wedding Team

St Pete Beach Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Hotel Accommodations: Fusion Resort

St Pete Beach Wedding Venue: St Pete Beach Community Center

Catering: A Fresh Connection

DJ: First Choice DJs

Flowers: The Brides Bouquet

Photographer: Cara DeHart Lewis

Rentals: Gabro Event Services

Rentals: On The Move Productions

Linens: Custom Linen Rentals

Photobooth: Complete Weddings and Events

Bartender: Spunky Spirits Bartending Services

Wedding Cake: A Piece of Cake and Desserts



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