With fun fashion and glitter galore, Brook and Sherwin’s glamorous winter wedding at the The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club was absolutely an affair to remember. The bridal party’s sparkling wedding fashion was completed to perfection with these fabulous sequin bridesmaid dresses from JS Collections, and the bride looked stunning in a lace number by Augusta Jones. Needless to say, we are absolutely head over heels in love with all the fashionable details captured by Kristen Weaver Photography!
The Couple: Brook and Sherwin
The Wedding: 12.28.2013 – The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, St. Petersburg, Florida
The Goals: We wanted to create an elegant and fun atmosphere for our family and friends to come together and celebrate. The Vinoy was the perfect setting and I was lucky enough to work with Stephanie Crona of Table 6 Productions who pulled all the design concepts together. I knew after our initial meeting she completely understood the look I was going for – a winter sparkle look using a mix of metallics. I joked that all of our wedding guests would go home at the end of the evening covered in glitter! We incorporated gold, silver and champagne and tied in small hints of blush throughout.
The Style: Keeping in theme with the wedding, my style inspiration was sparkle and glam. We used a combination of textures, colors and lighting that would create a warm, winter sparkle theme and I based my bridal and bridesmaids’ fashion off of that.
The Wedding Dress: After countless appointments at different bridal stores and boutiques, I decided to stop by Malindy Elene Bridal, a local boutique in Tampa, Florida. I arrived at the end of the day without an appointment, and found my dream dress. Megan and her team are amazing and take such great care of their brides throughout the entire process. I knew I wanted lace, but also something less traditional, with a bit of beading. There is a distinct moment where I was standing in front of the mirror next to the boutique’s floor-to-ceiling windows and the sun was going down and all I could see were these beautiful reflections of light bouncing off of my gown. At that moment, I knew it was the dress.
The Bridesmaids: The most fun with fashion for me was finding the perfect bridesmaid gowns! I looked everywhere for floor-length, sequined dresses and the JS Collections silver ensemble I found at Lord and Taylor was exactly what I had hoped for. The girls all looked stunning in them! The silver color complimented nicely with the bridesmaids’ blush bouquets.
The Advice: My advice to any bride choosing her wedding day look is to remember that a dress may be completely gorgeous and feel comfortable while trying on in the dressing room, however, keep in mind that you will be in your dress for most of the day! Make sure it is one you can move around in, stay cool in, and most importantly, feel like yourself in.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography
Event Planner: Stephanie Crona of Table 6 Productions
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Invitation Designer: URBANcoast
Floral Design: FH Weddings & Events
Catering: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Wedding Cake: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Groom’s Cake: Elise’s Pieces
Wedding Dress: Augusta Jones via Malindy Elene Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridal Accessories: Summit Diamond Corporation, Adorn
Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessories: JS Collections via Lord and Taylor
Groom & Groomsmen’s Apparel: Sacino’s Formalwear
Makeup Artist: Anamary Valdes
Hair Stylist: Jess Waldrop
DJ: DJ Fresh
Live Music: Rich Lehmann and Delphine Garside
Favors: Freixenet and le macaron
Dance Floor: IM Events
Draping, Lighting & Furniture: FH Weddings & Events
Rings: Summit Diamond Corporation
Thank you Brook for sharing your wedding wisdom with us! You and your ladies looked fabulous!
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