The Don Cesar or “Pink Palace” on St. Pete Beach has always been one of the most beautiful places to me. It’s majestic and can be seen for miles and miles. Honestly, it’s what wedding dreams are made of. The interior is equally as impressive as the exterior. The recent updates to its event spaces had my creative heart singing with shades of blue and curtains that went on forever.
Lea and Brandon are so in love. Like that kind of love where he looks at her, she blushes and then they both slow walk into a giggling kiss. The day was laid back and happy, absolutely carefree. With touches of rose gold, bright florals and so many thoughtful details you could feel the love that went into planning this gorgeous day.
The bride and groom didn’t disappoint with their attire. She was breathtaking in a gorgeous gown that moved with her so elegantly. Literally she was stunning as she gracefully walked the hotel and beach. Brandon donned a blue suit with hidden interior paisley, perfectly matched brown dress shoes and the fun addition of silly socks. The florals were amazing as was the cake. You can never go wrong with a cake from The Artistic Whisk. The brides ring (one of my faves this year) was romantic and unique, set in rose gold and so beautiful.
The day was filled with love and smiles from getting ready to a perfect intimate first look. After that a sweet ceremony in the courtyard and sunset photos on the beach. Everything was beautiful and everyone could tell these two were a love written in the stars.
The reception was warm and pretty in a gorgeous terrace room that overlooked the gulf. First dances, cake cutting and one last sneak outside for some romantic night time photos and the my time with this lovely couple was complete. It truly was a wedding I won’t forget and one I’m so grateful to have been chosen to be there.
Christina is a featured wedding and portrait photographer located in the Tampa Bay area, serving Florida and beyond for boudoir, wedding, elopement and destination photography. Contact her today to reserve your date and an amazing wedding experience. Christina@luxelightimages.com