In August of 2014, Karen and Joey met through a combination of mutual friends while working at the same place. Joey quickly discovered Karens Kind and caring nature, while, Karen really enjoyed Joey’s sense of humor and how he was always making her laugh. In November, they decided to start dating.
Knowing Karens love of museums, Joey attempted to propose at The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, however, Karen wasn’t prepared to go to the museum because she was too hungry. Instead of going to the museum, Joey proposed to Karen with a beautiful Emerald engagement ring in the comfort of their own home.
Karen and Joey love watching TV and movies, eating out and trying new restaurants, but their favorite is to travel and visit museums. Which is where the inspiration for their wedding location came from. Not only do they have a love for downtown St Pete, they also love the beauty of the Museum of Fine Arts as well.
Joey and Karen’s wedding was not your typical wedding, there was no theme. I know that sounds strange to others, but I found it amazingly refreshing. After all, they weren’t throwing a birthday or Halloween party, it was their wedding day! They chose to incorporate details that were very unique to them. For example, they had emerald green groomsmen details and bridesmaids dresses, to showcase the engagement ring and the love of their relationship. Next, they had books as their table numbers, because they love to read. They had a Lego cake topper of a bride and groom and a thumb print guest book in the theme of the movie “UP.”
Congratulations on becoming husband and wife Karen and Joey!
Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez
Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie
Cake | Publix
Caterer | Olympia Catering
Ceremony Site | St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts
DJ | Breezin’ Entertainment | Chuck
Event Planner | Succulent Events
Florist | Family Friend
Hair Stylist | Destiny & Light
Invitations | Paperless Post
Reception Venue | St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts
Wedding Gown | The Dressing Room