Julia + Zachary Step Into The Limelight | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club | St. Petersburg, FL

Julia and Zachary met back in 2012 all thanks to being set up for a sorority date function.  Julia was originally supposed to go with Garet (one of Zach's groomsmen) but luckily he was already booked to go out with one of her good friends that night. Garet, so kindly suggested his roommate Zachary go with Julia and the rest as is history! 

In May of 2018, Zach finally asked the big question!  They were on a vacation in Punta Cuna with Julia’s parents and they got to have a romantic poolside dinner.  At the end of the night, Zach brought out a souvenir coin from the first weekend they had spent together and totally surprised Julia by asking her to marry him.  He even made the proposal even more perfect by making sure Julia’s parents were there. 

Julia LOVES Zack’s sense of humor, his loyalty and bluntness. Together they enjoy football and share a love with Bella, their dog. 

In September, Julia and Zack said their I-DO’s at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. Their ceremony took place outdoor in the Tea Garden which was lined with white chairs and a large arch floral arrangement made up of green foliage and white roses. After they were pronounced husband and wife, the door to the Grand Ballroom open up for all their invited guests. It was beautiful decorated with tall and short floral arrangements, silver chairs and chargers, candles everywhere and a white wedding cake. It was breathtaking!

Congratulations to the newlyweds!!! 

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Band | Bay King's Band
Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo
Cake | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Caterer | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Ceremony Site | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Florist | 2Birds Events
Reception Venue | The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Wedding Gown | The Dressing Room St. Pete

Laura + Austin Step Into The Limelight | Downtown St. Petersburg, FL

Laura and Austin found out that each other existed July 29th 2017 when they matched on Tinder. Austin sent the first message to Laura. They didn’t meet in person until August 18th 2017 at Doc B’s at International Mall after Laura had previously canceled the first date attempt.

Austin proposed down by Tampa Bay with their brand new puppy Mason (who they had just brought home <24 hours prior). He said he wanted to play with Mason down by the Bay and when they got down there, he found a bench for them to sit on. As they were sitting there, he said that he bought a new collar for Mason. He explained the collar was too big for her now, but that she would grow into and hopefully last forever. But that wasn’t the only thing he wanted to last forever that day! That’s when he got down on one knee and asked Laura to marry him. He also had a “Will you marry me?” message printed on the new collar’s tag. Laura was so distracted with letting the puppy down that she went running to get Mason before he could get the ring on her finger. Two of their friends were there hiding to take pictures.

Laura and Austin complete each other perfectly. They are very similar in their interests/greatest pleasures/beliefs (God, family first, football, exercising, eating, wine, traveling) and also very different. Austin is much more relaxed but also very particular. Laura is a planner and more high strung. Austin prefers cold weather and Laura would take the beach any day. Laura loves the way that Austin always knows the perfect moments to kiss/hug/tell her he loves her. Laura can easily tell when he is extremely passionate about anything and he always gives 100%.

Laura and Austin are just incredibly lovely people and make such a beautiful and sweet couple. What a perfect evening we had capturing their love on a gorgeous evening in downtown St Pete!

Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos 

Chelsea + Pete Step Into The Limelight | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club | St. Petersburg, FL

Chelsea and Pete met 6 years to the day of their wedding day. Chelsea was going to visit her sister in Connecticut for new years (Cassidy), and Pete was going to visit his best friend (Chelsea’s sister’s now husband, Thomas). They hit it off right away, did long distance dating for 3 years, then moved to Orlando to be together.

Pete proposed at a family cottage on Lake Michigan that they go to every year. He took Chelsea to lunch one afternoon, and on our their way back, Pete insisted they’d walk out to the lighthouse. That’s where he had a photographer waiting as he proposed out on the pier. After taking engagement photos, they went back to the cottage where Pete surprised Chelsea with both of their families, best friends from college, and his best friends waiting to celebrate. It was the best day for the two!

Chelsea and Pete had a beautiful wedding day at The Vinoy Renaissance in St Pete. The two love to vacation in St. Pete, and wanted to have their wedding somewhere where their friends and families could enjoy right after the holidays. The tea garden at the Vinoy was perfect, so much that it inspired Chelsea’s stunning wedding gown with all the flowers. Pete's favorite color is blue, which is why they went with navy for the bridesmaid’s dresses and Pete's suit.

Their ceremony took place on the Tea Garden at the Vinoy which was gorgeously decorated with foliage on the white chairs that seated their guests. They said their I-Do’s and went off to their reception dinner which took place at The Vinoy’s Sunset Ball. Floating candles, floral placement cards, lanterns and green foliage topped the guest’s dinner tables - it was simply spectacular!

Congratulations the the new Mr. and Mrs!!!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello 
Associate Photographer | Kara Lerchenfeld

Band | Ultimate Sound Band 
Bridesmaid Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu
Cake | Publix
Caterer | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Ceremony Site | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Event Planner | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Florist | 2Birds Events 
Bride Hair Stylist | Avery Wells
Bridesmaids Hair Stylist | Alexandria Nicas
Invitations | Shutterfly
Make-up Artist | Lee Murray 
Reception Venue | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Videographer | Cechman’s Photo and Video
Wedding Gown | Calvet Couture Bridal

Ali + John Step Into The Limelight | Vinoy® Renaissance Resort & Golf Club | St. Petersburg , FL

Ali and John met in Washington DC, They have a lot in common as far as interests and hobbies go and enjoy boating, being outside, and sports. John proposed to Ali at sunset on the balcony of our hotel in Cabo Mexico while they were on vacation. It was the sweetest moment and a new beginning for the couple.

This lovely couple said their I-Do’s at the beautiful Vinoy in downtown St Pete. They chose this venue because they wanted a wedding that represented the area and The Vinoy was just that.  They chose to meld "old Florida" with classic St. Pete which was just perfect! The two are both from Florida, but not from St. Pete, so they both wanted to make sure to capture all of that in the wedding theme and location. Utilizing oranges and orange colored florals, the wedding had that classic Florida feel. The ceremony site was lined with greenery on the floor with candles, reception was filled with little orange blossoms, oranges as placement “cards” and candles to light each table. Congratulations to the newly weds!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Bridesmaid Dresses | Asos
Cake | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Caterer | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Ceremony Site | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
DJ | InPulse Entertainment
Florist | Bruce Wayne Florals
Hair Stylist | Your Stylist Amy
Invitations | minted.com
Make-up Artist | Your Stylist Amy
Reception Venue | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Wedding Gown | Rita Vinieris