St. Petersburg Woman's Club
Selected Photos by FotoBohemia
Holly and Ray were a fun couple who planned their wedding around non-stop food and activities for their guests. The couple met in Kansas while Holly was in graduate school and Ray was stationed at Ft. Riley. With this in mind, the celebration took on a light-heart "spin" focusing on Kansas in a West Coast Florida location.
They chose a glamorous combination of gold and navy with the use of different textures on head, cake, and guest tables.
The cuisine reflected both Kansas and the international food delights the coupled shared through travel. In fact, Ray's proposal came right after returning from a wedding in Kansas:
"He had a quote ready about traveling and if you can travel the world and are still in love- you should get married," recalled Holly.
Their wedding day started with getting ready at the Woman's Club. Holly worked with us and event planner, Vicki of Beachangels weddings, on the many customized features of her wedding. This included signage, a simple ceremony backdrop, collectibles, and small display items.
The ceremony was held in front of a large tree with a peek of Coffee Pot Bayou in the background. A simple, wispy drape with small dangling orbs was the only decor.
The cocktail hour and subsequent main reception were filled with many different food options. Besides hand-passed appetizers, we featured three custom Kansas cheese presentations pared with the client's selected wines. Dinner reflected a variety of cuisines including Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, and Asian.
Italian Caprese Skewers and Assorted Flatbread Squares
|Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps|
Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms
Holly chose to utilize an eclectic collection of flower vessels for her centerpieces and votive holders. They were filled with fresh loose flowers she provided. Gold chiavari chairs were rented and we hand-tied navy satin ties to each.
Event Design and Catering: Catering By Robert / Event Concepts . FL
Planning and Coordinating: Beachangels Weddings