DAVINA + DAVID STEP INTO THE LIMELIGHT | THE BIRCHWOOD | ST. PETERSBURG, FL

David and Davina met through a best friend from college, Danielle, who is David’s cousin. Davina attended the University of Notre Dame where she majored in Civil Engineering. At the time, Danielle told her that she had a cousin named David who also was a Civil Engineer. Although Danielle thought they would have a lot in common, David was a few years older and already established in his career in New Jersey. After college, Davina chose to pursue a PhD in Civil Engineering at UCF. David had moved to Tampa while she was living in Orlando. Upon graduating, Davina got a job in St. Pete. and Danielle insisted that the two should meet. They met for dinner at the Locale Market in downtown St. Pete on a Wednesday night in December 2015, and from that day on, they were inseparable.

On Christmas morning, David gave Davina a present which was a beautiful piece of jewelry. He told her that he had something small to give to her later that was more of an “inside” thing. Davina was expecting it to be something silly, like a DVD of their favorite movie but later that afternoon, David asked if I wanted to have a glass of champagne out by the pool. He handed her a box that was larger than a ring box so she didn’t suspect anything and when she opened the larger box, there was a smaller box inside. David got down on one knee.

David and Davina had a romantic and elegant wedding in beautiful downtown St Petersburg. Davina wore a gorgeous gown with flowy tulle that accented her beauty while David wore a charcoal tux that added a clean and modern look. Blush, ivory and gold were the main colors of the decor of this wedding. From the bouquets, wedding stationary, center pieces and tables, it all tied in beautifully in a simple yet elegant way.

The couple chose The Birchwood to celebrate with their loved ones and it couldn't be any better! The love and affection that these too have for each other is overwhelming and sweet and they truly are made for one another. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Lead Photographer | Carlos Rello
Associate Photographer | Alexa Rodriguez

Bridesmaid Dresses | Adrianna Papell
Cake | The Artistic Whisk
Caterer | The Birchwood
Ceremony Site | First United Methodist Church St Petersburg
DJ | Grant Hemmond
Event Planner | Days Remembered by ND
Florist | 2Birds Events
Hair Stylist | Destiny and Light Hair and Makeup
Invitations | Invitation Galleria
Make-up Artist | Destiny and Light Hair and Makeup
Reception Venue | The Birchwood
Wedding Gown | The White Magnolia Bridal Collection