“St. Pete elegance meets party of the year!”
Joe and Rachel were set up on a blind date! Joe's Aunt Joanna and Rachel’s mom's friend Teresa work together as nurses at All Children's Hospital. They thought that they would be a good match, and they were so right! Together they enjoy boating, scuba diving, bike riding and playing with their pups. Joe proposed during a boat ride at their favorite spot, Sombrero Reef, in the Florida Keys. It is the most beautiful place and will forever mean so much to them! Joe and Rachel both have a sarcastic sense of humor and love making each other laugh.
Rachel and Joe planned a wedding that showcased to everyone their love for St. Pete. They both grew up his St. Pete and were proud to to bring out the beauty of the area at their wedding! Rachel dreamed of getting married at The Vinoy since she was in high school! It was their perfect, picturesque backdrop for their Old St. Pete style, elegant wedding featuring Florida palms. They love palm leaves incorporated them in the most elegant way! They also had a custom map of St. Pete created for their invitations as well as their menu cards. And obviously they loved their custom open bar! Another unique touch, were the custom-made tumblers guests took home, made personally by Joe! All take home goodies had a running theme, "Stolen from Rachel and Joe's Wedding”.
Overall there was an amazing party atmosphere with a wonderful and interactive band. When Joe began breaking out his amazing dance moves the party really got started!
Their love for this city and each other was clearing SHINE-ing!!! They are true Floridians through and through!
Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos
Band | Serenade of Souls
Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo Reese,Margot and Kayleigh dress in Mayan Blue from Bella Bridesmaids
Cake | The Vinoy
Caterer | The Vinoy
Ceremony Music String Quartet | Sunset Strings
Ceremony Site | The Vinoy Tea Garden
Event Planner | Taylor Falcon Events
Florist | Wonderland Floral Art
Hair Stylist | LDM Beauty
Invitations | A&P Design Co
Make-up Artist | Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group
Reception Venue | The Vinoy Sunset Ballroom
Transportation | Jolley Trolley
Wedding Gown | Rivini by Rita Vinieris Harlow Dress from Isabel O'Neil