Beach Lavender Bridal Shoot Don Cesar Beach, St. Petersburg FL

This romance filled styled shoot was put together to provide inspiration for brides who are dreaming up a beach wedding with a chic, vintage style. We chose a lavender theme and created a vintage look with soft colors of mint and peach, distressed furniture for props and plenty of sweet old fashioned touches. Think milk glass, french lace, distressed wood and antique crystal. My favorite element of the shoot was the groom’s outfit, curated by Brothers and Craft. He wore a vintage newsboy hat, suspenders and a bowtie with a succulent boutonniere. For the florals we chose classic and romantic anemones, earthy seeded eucalyptus and of course fresh lavender. The cocktail table was set up on an antique dresser with drawers full of iced clams, sweet goat cheese with figs and lavender infused lemonade cocktails. The sweets table consisted of a gorgeous cake by Rhapsodic Bakery, Vanilla Lavender cupcakes and delicate macaroons. And favors were little jars of lavender infused florida honey; a heavenly combination for a chic beach wedding. Of course the essential element to any great photo is real love- and the fact that our models are a real life couple made the shoot so romantic. Pair true love with a gorgeous florida sunset and you get a dreamy wedding.

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Photography: Best Photography – Bestphotographyfl.com Cinematography: Imprint Cinema – Imprintcinema.com (VIDEO LINK) – http://vimeo.com/52618504 Flowers: Jennifer Aquilia – Jenniferaquilia.com Event Design: Jennifer Aquilia and Josh and Rachel with Best Photography Event Planning: Jennifer Aquilia and Josh and Rachel with Best Photography Ceremony Location: Don Cesar Beach, St. Petersburg Beach, FL Reception Location: Don Cesar Beach, St. Petersburg Beach, FL Hand Painted Invitations: Grasshoppers and Gardenias – http://www.etsy.com/shop/GandGPaperStudio Cake and Lavender cupcakes – Raphsodic Bakery – Raphsodic.com Macarons – Le Macaron, St. Petersburg, FL – http://lemacaron-us.com Dress: Solutions Bridal – Solutionsbridal.com (RIVINI Lisette Spring 2013) Groom’s Stylized Outfit – Brothers and Craft – BrothersandCraft.com MUA and Hair – Lejeune Hair & Makeup Artistry – www.LejueneArtistry.com Butterfly Release – Butterfly Impressions – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Butterfly-Impressions/338451766932?fref=ts Vintage Furniture Rental – Wish Vintage – wishvintagerentals.com Bride – Kriss Pugh Groom – Aven Pitts

  1. Guys! This looks amazing 😀 We had so much fun creating a film from this day and were so excited to be a part of it! The photos look amazing and you both are fabulous 😀

    • Bestphotography says:

      Thanks Samm! We were so thankful you two were able to be a part of it! You guys did an amazing job with the video! 🙂

  2. Kriss Pugh says:

    These look so awesome!!! Thank you for such a fun and easy shoot. Sam and Alex, fantastic video, as always 😉 Love it! You all rock!

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