Selected Photos by LeShayne Maddex
Ariel took his role serious in proposing marriage to Demi. "After asking permission from my father and spending several weeks looking for the perfect ring, Ariel asked me to marry him. Ariel proposed to me on November 15, 2014," explained Demi.
He proposed to her with breakfast in bed. "He asked me what the significance of the day was and I had no idea! After several hints I was reminded that a year ago on that day Ariel and I had our first kiss. Ariel then took out the ring and stated that now we have something else to celebrate on this day," she added.
They planned a late December wedding - one of our favorite times of year for nuptials.
Holiday weddings are festive and are already filled with "the spirit season." This proved true for Demi and Ariel's Dec. 30th enchanting burgundy, black, and gold wedding at the St. Pete Woman's Club.
The couple gave themselves over a year to plan their special day. Demi works for a popular event entertainment company, and as a professional, she knew that planning a great wedding takes time.
The ceremony was held on the front lawn with the social hour partially indoors. The main ballroom was aglow with uplighting and candles (LEDs). Inspired Events did an amazing job with décor elements that included tall manzanita branches, color-coordinated silks, and a variety of large lanterns.
Our glitzy gold fabrics and runners brought festive fceel to various tables.
Demi admitted that both she and Ariel are subtle: "but we like to have fun!" They wanted their celebration to be formal and elegant but a blast at the same time.
The ceremony faced Coffeepot Bayou. Many of the ceremony décor items were transferred inside the building for
"I want people to talk about how much fun our wedding was," recalled Demi. "The most important parts of the reception will definitely be our first dance, good food, and making sure everyone has a good time."
The majority of the social hour was held on the covered terrace. Demi and Ariel chose our Samuel Adams Beer Cheese with dippers as their displayed hors d'oeuvres.
Indoors, guests found their tables with listings attached to a beautiful gold mirror. The entryway featured the sign in and gift tables.
Demi had us alternate two different styles of guest table centerpieces; three black candlestick holders (with silk arrangements) were provided by her; the five-branch gold candlelabras were ours.
Floor length burgundy satin cloths were topped with glittery gold runners and gold chargers with black napkins. Our black spandex chair covers completed the look.
Catering By Robert designed the cake with a black fondant icing surrounded by accents of gold and burgundy.
Congratulations to Demi and Ariel on a fabulous celebration!
Event Planning, Design, Coordination and Catering:
Décor and Florals:
Inspired Events, Luz and Linette Asencio
Catering By Robert