There couldn’t have been a more perfect venue for Tina and Michael’s romantic beach wedding than Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach in Florida. The relaxed atmosphere set a breezy and casual tone for the day, while giving Tina and Michael’s extraordinary team of both wedding professionals and loved ones the space to create a chic and beautiful wedding style. We are positively beside ourselves looking at the images Jonathan Connolly Photography captured of Tina in her custom Oscar de le Renta dress on her wedding day.
Tina and Michael
Postcard Inn, St. Pete Beach, Florida
St. Pete Beach is so beautiful, and the Postcard Inn has such a cool, relaxed and fun atmosphere so the location really was the inspiration for the overall theme. We kept the decor pretty simple, because when the setting is so gorgeous you don’t need much else. Most of our guests were traveling from New York and New England so it was really important to us that they were able to really enjoy themselves and dance the night away to awesome music.
Wedding day fashion – I work for Oscar de la Renta as the Director of Fabric Research and Development. When I found this incredibly beautiful broderie anglaise silk organza, I thought, I want this to be my wedding dress! So our incredible design team (and dear friends) made me this amazing dress and veil. I am forever honored and grateful and will cherish it forever!
There are so many to choose from! All our guests made a weekend out of it so it was amazing to see people from all different parts of our lives forging bonds and friendships (and playing volleyball together).
Tina: After the last song played everyone ran down to the beach to light wish lanterns, it was completely magical to watch all of our favorite people working together to make the lanterns float away into the night. And then one of the most awesome moments happened which could not be captured on film, our friends going skinny dipping in the ocean!
Mike: Lots of amazing moments, hard to choose but crowd-surfing together with Tina to our last song “Shout” was truly rad, everyone was laying down on the floor and then erupted towards the end of the song. Was truly magical and will always remember that feeling of togetherness with all our guests.
The Couple Recommends:
Most of our wedding professionals were also friends and family. Our dear friend Matt Gosline designed our amazing save the date and invitation which all of our guests were raving about. My super talented sister did my hair, as well as my mom’s, my other sister and my niece’s hair. Kerrin Griffin is an old friend and a makeup wizard, she made sure I felt like the most beautiful version of myself. And our friends Meryll and Francois went above and beyond to create the most incredible music playlist not only for the wedding reception, but for the the ceremony and the welcome party the night before. Last but not least are Jonathan and Marie, our absolutely incredible photographers who now feel like friends.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Jonathan Connolly Photography
Venue – Postcard Inn
Bridal Bouquet Design – Redman Steele
DJ – The Broken Arms Crew
Invitations – Matt Gosline
Makeup Artist – Kerrin Griffin, Jeannie Vincent
Hair Styling – Arlene Torruella
Wedding Dress – Oscar de la Renta
Groom’s Apparel – J.Crew
Rings – Erie Basin