The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Eight Shades of a Wedding: How to Make It Work

AnnMarie and Gavin
February 2013
St. Pete Beach Community Center
Photography By Alexander (Sasha) Evdakov*


When AnnMarie and Gavin completed their Design Questionnaire several months prior to their wedding, we were astounded to see how many colors they wanted to use to create a "vintage wine" pallet. Many couples have a hard time balancing three colors, much less eight!

We were up for the challenge.
Early on, AnnMarie shared color swatches from her bridesmaid gowns that included copper/carrot, dark brown, and ivory. Additionally, she brought paint cards with additional colors she wanted to include with the basic three. These included burgundy, black, orange, tan/kaki, and a touch of black.

Event Designer, Ashley Allred Davis of Catering By Robert / Event Concepts . FL, worked with the couple to create a balance of all eight of these colors and a sample table was viewed and approved the month prior to the wedding at one of our client-only open houses.
Below is the sample table and next is the table at the actual event . . .
The table included a carrot overlay, gold charger plates with alternating tan and burgundy napkins, tan chair ties, and black centerpiece features. Two of our in-house centerpieces, the wrought iron handing candle holders and black pillar candle holders were combined with a taller wine bottle furnished by the couple for the table number. This created some depth for the centers of each table.
Ashley further suggested expanding some of the color elements to displayed features such as the cake, entry table, buffet where there was a combination of items both the couple and our inventory provided.

The couple's save-the-date cards depicted the fun and format of what their guests could expect the day of the wedding.

 When it came to the ceremony d├ęcor, AnnMaire and Gavin chose to rent our white pergola arbor for the plaza of the St. Pete Beach Center. Event Coordinator, Bradley Dempsey, framed it in the carrot brown with a touch of dark brown hydrangea. As you can see below, photographer, Sasha, professionally edited the backgrounds to create impact with gowns, attire, and flowers.  
The first and second levels of the community center provided an indoor and outdoor setting for the social hour and indoor reception.

Inside the main ballroom, the color palette expanded to include more wine elements, tabletop props, and of course the guest tables. All table centerpieces and accents are part of our in-house inventory. These include the wrought iron hanging lanterns, black pillar candle stands, copper vases, dark red vases, faux grapes, all black lanterns. The client provided wine boxes and wine bottles for table numbers.
The collection of colors blended well with the neutral hues of the Boca Ciega Ballroom for the reception.
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Many thanks to AnnMarie and Gavin for allowing us to be a creative part of their celebration.  

Planning, Design, Catering, and Coordinating; Catering By Robert / Event Concepts . FL, Ashley Allred Davis and Bradley Dempsey designers.
Host Hotel: The Beachcomber, St. Pete Beach
Wedding Cake: Publix Bakery
Entertainment: DJ Krammer
Flowers: Lou's Florist

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