This light pink luxury hotel was the perfect spot for Michelle and John’s charming elopement. The Vinoy Renaissance sits in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida right alongside the marina, and the restaurants and shopping along Beach Drive. It offers a number of places for elopements and weddings including sunny outdoor spots and indoor ballrooms.
Michelle and John exchanged their vows in front of the picturesque outdoor fountain adorned with fresh white flowers. This special couple included their close family members (daughter and Michelle’s brother) into almost every detail of the elopement and it was absolutely perfect. After the bride and groom had their first dance, a father/daughter dance started and Michelle and her brother joined in on the fun. We could tell just how important their family was to them, and they arranged for someone to live stream the elopement for family members and friends that couldn’t be present that day.
Michelle looked stunning in her off-the-shoulder wedding gown carrying a white waterfall bouquet of orchids, peonies, roses and more. Not to mention her daughter’s stunning light blue gown – talk about the perfect little “something blue” on her wedding day! Once the ceremony was over, the happy couple cut their delicious wedding cake, popped the bubbly and took portraits around the stunning property. Keep scrolling to see some sneak peeks of this magical day!
Watch their elopement highlight video here: https://mediazilla.com/a9QzUKUUYl
Officiant: Pastor Chris Thomas with Sensational Ceremonies, IG: @tampabaysensationalceremonies
Photographer: Mariah Lacy Photo, IG: @mariahlacyphoto
Videography: Imagery Wedding Films, IG: @imageryweddingfilms
Coordinator & Permit: Catie and Melanie from Elope Tampa Bay, IG: @elopetampabay
Venue: The Vinoy Tea Garden, IG: @vinoyren and @vinoywed
Floral: Wonderland Florist, IG: @wonderlandfloralart
Pastry Chef/Cake: Sweet Divas, IG: @sweet.divas.cakery
H&M: Lasting Luxe, IG: @lastingluxe