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Tina and Andrew were married in a ceremony at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church followed by a reception at St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club in St. Petersburg, Fla. on October 5. The bride wore a strapless satin a-line wedding gown, accessorized with her hair in an updo, floor-length veil, pearl necklace, and a pair of comfy flats, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a tie. Bridesmaids wore short striped coral dresses and carried bouquets of roses, ranunculuses, craspedia, poppies, silver brunia balls, and pincushion proteas. “I remember first meeting with Tina and her mom about her big day, and the one thing that Tina stressed was FUN,” Rana Mohammadian of Roohi Photography said. “She didn’t really want to fuss about the details (But I would have never guessed. Aren’t the details adorable?) or worry about a certain design. She just wanted it to be a fun, fabulous day for everyone. And that it was!” Once the exchanging of vows were sealed with a kiss, it was official. Transportation was provided to and from in a trolley. “From the photo booth from Photogenica to the live Mariachi band to the Brazilian style meat station (yummy), everything about this wedding screamed UNIQUE,” she said. Guests were escorted to their seats via a yarn art chart. Tables were decorated with teal linens, white napkins, testing tube centerpieces, disc numbers, and mad libs at each place setting, surrounded by folding padded chairs. For extra entertainment, there was board games too. “In case Tina looks familiar, it’s because I had the honor of shooting her sister Sam’s wedding earlier this year,” Mohammadian said. “I’ve been so fortunate to building an amazing relationship with this family, so being a part of another celebration was a joy!” A two-tiered fondant-frosted cake was cut and served for dessert concluding dinner. The favors? Personalized koozies. At the end of the night, the newlyweds exited amongst a sea of sparklers and jetted off to their honeymoon.

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Photography: Roohi Photography | Videography: WE Cinematics | Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church | Reception Venue: St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club | Event Planner: Mia Sophia Designs | Hair Stylist: Jessica Farkas of Salon Lofts | Floral Designer: Seminole Florist | Caterer: Renzo’s Argentine Steakhouse | DJ: DJ Cage | Photo Booth: Photogenica Photo Booth Co. 

Summer Color Scheme: Yellow + Brown

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 05, 2013

This week on the blog, we’re continuing with our favorite summer color schemes. First up — yellow and brown! This inspiration board is fit for a rustic bride seeking a barn or ranch wedding. {Cue the horses.} Choose a bridal bouquet filled with daisies and sunflowers and a boutonniere filled with billy balls for your groom’s lapel. Show your country charm by wearing a pair of cowboy boots, Tip: Give your bridesmaids matching pairs as thank you gifts. No cocktail hour is complete without a freshly squeezed lemonade served in mason jars, which can double as favors, perhaps? Or maybe “Make Your Own Butter” kits set at each place setting to complement guests’ own down home cooking recipes.


Photos (clockwise from top left): Roohi Photography, Wings of Glory Photography,  Ryan Ray Photo, Amy & Stuart Photography, Leo Patrone Photography, Roohi Photography, Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design, Roohi Photography, and  ” ” 

 What was your color scheme? Let us know in the comments below!

Summer Ceremony Decor: Arches & Altar Arrangements

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 23, 2013

There are many possibilites when it comes time to choose your ceremony decor, especially when you want your aisle markers, arches or altar arrangements to match your theme. So, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites alternatives for any summer soiree:

Rustic –  Burlap is an inexpensive fabric that is a must-have at any rustic affair. Add to your archway along with unique paper flowers.


Photo: Sarah Kathleen Photography

Favorite Real Wedding Details of 2012, Part 2

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 28, 2012

Yesterday, we shared some of our favorite real wedding details of 2012, and we’re back today to bring you even more incredible style from this year.

Unique Bridesmaid Style

From the differing shades of gray and purple dresses to the statement pieces of jewelry, we love this entire bridal party’s style. Solid bridesmaid dresses are the norm, but having your maid of honor stand out in a patterned dress adds to the visual appeal. There’s no doubt these ladies will wear their dresses again and again. See more of Jesse and Ben’s elegant, loft wedding here.

Photo: Jordan Quinn Photography

Sunshine Yellow Country Wedding in Florida

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 01, 2012

Heather & James

March 24

Dade City, Florida


Q & A with the Bride: 

1. Which three details from your wedding were your favorite?

1. The altar: We wanted a “sweet country” feel, so we stacked 3 large round hay bales on top of each other and adorned each one with a white and yellow floral wreath in the center.
2. The favors: We created “make your own butter” favors by providing each guest with a mason jar with a marble in it (for better mixing); and preset the tables with cream and mixed herbs. Our guests had a good time watching the butter form (and the noise created a fun atmosphere).
3. The escort cards: We took 150 small wooden cows, painted them white and used tracing paper to transfer the names in a cursive font onto them. We painted a picket fence yellow and
gave it a rustic treatment to rest the cows on. We had unique cow table numbers to coordinate (each one was printed in a different pattern for an eclectic feel).

2. Give us the one moment in your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about. 

I can’t stop thinking about the moment when the horse and carriage pulled up to the start of the aisle and my dad helped me down. The aisle was so beautiful with yellow rose petals in the shape of hearts, buckets of babies breath lining the white wooden chairs and the large hay bales with gorgeous wreaths–all of which faded into the background as I was walking towards my future husband.