Kristen and Greg were married at the Espiritu Church in Safety Harbor with the reception at Morean Center for Clay. They had to find a new wedding venue six months before their wedding, as their original venue wasn’t going to be complete in time, but they found an industrial space with exposed brick that they absolutely loved.
Photographed by The Ganeys, this wedding was pretty incredible right from the start. The fun, patterned bridesmaid dresses, Kristen’s 77-year-old engagement ring, a beautiful lace hair piece, and some gorgeous bouquets helped kicked things off!
From The Photographer:
Kristen and Greg opted not to do a first look. When Kristen made her way down the aisle with her father, Greg’s eyes began to well up, and I don’t blame him – I was crying too – Kristen looked absolutely breathtaking. Their ceremony was filled with readings, a ring warming ceremony (my personal favorite) and a solo from a close friend as Kristen and Greg lit a unity candle.
We all made our way to St. Petersburg for their cocktail hour and reception at the Morean Center for Clay. This is such a unique, and amazing venue! The exposed brick and huge windows create the perfect urban, industrial backdrop, while still providing plenty of natural light into the space. Guests enjoyed the live music during cocktail hour and beer on tap!
The reception space was set up beautifully. There were bistro string lights hanging from the ceiling. Each table had wooden cross back chairs (swoon) and a beautiful centerpiece filled with plenty of color and greenery. Instead of standard table numbers, Kristen and Greg opted to personalize things a bit. Each table had a number, but they were numbers that meant something to them. $9.99, 3, 2014, >1, 77 are just a few examples. On the back of every table number, they explained the significance behind the number and how it had impacted their relationship. What a beautiful idea!
To cap of the evening, Kristen and Greg cut their very own ice cream sandwich, instead of a cake. They’re ice cream people (which I can totally relate to) and so they decided to pass on the traditional cake, and find a local ice cream sandwich shop to treat their guests to their favorite dessert. I absolutely love that!
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Photography: The Ganeys | Venue: Morean Center for Clay | Planner: Blush by Brandee Garr | Design, styling and reception florals: Amber Veatch Designs | Personal & Ceremony florals: Jodie Katzeff | Guy’s getting ready location: Renaissance Hotels | Makeup: Lasting Luxe | Bridal shop: The White Magnolia | Calligraphy: Old City Calligraphy | Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca | Groom’s Attire: Indochino | Groomsmen Accessories: The Tie Bar | DJ: Expert Productions | Bridesmaid Dresses: ModCloth | Catering: Puff ‘N Stuff | Desserts: A Cow Named Moo | Ceremony space: Espiritu Santo Catholic Church | Beer: Treasure Island Brewery | Cocktail hour music: Breezin’ Entertainment | Transit: Skyline Limousine | Transit: AstroSkate Bus | Hair piece: Powder Blue Bijoux | Videography: J&S Media | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab