What can we say besides that we are ABSOLUTELY in love with Ari and Chris’ Vinoy Renaissance Hotel wedding. We feel pretty darn lucky that we got to spend time with such a sweet and loving couple on their wedding day. Ari, being a first-grade teacher, even had her class join up with her after the ceremony which was held at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church so her kids could get a good look at the beautiful bride who looked INCREDIBLY stunning!
Before we dive into some of our favorites from Ari And Chris’s wedding, we want to thank Jessica from Simply Divine Events and the staff at the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel for making this day so fantastic!! Their professionalism is simple top-notch, making it a true pleasure to work with them!
The bride and her bridesmaids got ready at the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel, where we also shot some STUNNING images of Ari before heading over to the ceremony.
It was very important to Chris’ family to have the ceremony take place at St. Lawrence Catholic Church as it is their regular church.
After the ceremony, Ari and Chris met up with Ari’s first-grade class who were just SO darn cute!! 🙂
And the wedding definitely couldn’t have been complete without some chocolate milk! 😉
We then headed over to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg for some beautiful images of the bride and groom and their wedding party. We absolutely love the light coming through the trees, making these images vibrant and simply romantic! 🙂
The reception decor completely stunned Ari and Chris. And certainly us too! We are still in awe about the gorgeous flowers and decor! The ballroom was very much screaming “Please take photos of me.” 😉
LOVED the confetti entrance of the couple into the ballroom as the reception was about to begin.
Haha! We really love the image below which we captured as the belly dancer was performing her act. 😉
A great non-traditional outfit for taking off the garter! 🙂 Knowing that the groom currently studies radiology explains this well. 😉
The night ended with everyone dancing away and having a blast! I would say this wedding was more than an absolute success!! 🙂
And one HUGE congratulations again to the fun-loving couple, Ari and Chris! We loved being there with you and are very glad you are enjoying these images as much as we do! 🙂