Ivy and Jesse’s Snell Isle Women’s Club wedding in St. Petersburg, FL was so beautiful. It ended up raining all day long but that didn’t stop Ivy and Jesse from enjoying their wedding day. They had traveled all the way from Texas to be married in Ivy’s hometown of St. Petersburg.
We started the day at Ivy’s parents historic home where the girls were getting ready. Everyone was so calm and collected which is so nice on a wedding day. Ivy looked so stunning in her wedding dress and couldn’t wait to get over to the women’s club for the first look. Rachel Burkhart was my amazing second shooter for this wedding. She was with Jesse who was anxiously waiting for his beautiful bride to arrive. I love first looks as there are always tears of joy and smiles, plus it helps get those wedding day jitters out of the way. Ivy and Jesse were so happy to see each other.
We managed to sneak in a few pictures with the bridal party before the rain started up again and the ceremony began. The ceremony was at the First Presbyterian Church St. Petersburg. It has the gigantic sanctuary with beautiful natural light coming in. They kept the ceremony short and sweet.
Afterwards Ivy and Jesse adventured out in the rain with me to get some last minute portraits before we headed off to the reception. I’m so thankful for my clients not being afraid of a little rain! It was a gorgeous night filled with laughter and tears. Jesse sang and played a piano to his lovely new bride. Pretty much the sweetest thing ever! All 8 groomsmen surprised everyone by each giving hilarious speeches. It was such a great night! Once again I left thankful for my job!
Second Shooter: Rachel Burkhart
Florals: The Flower Center of St. Petersburg (Bouquets, and boutonniere)
Centerpieces/Decor: Carolyn (Mother of the brides friend)
Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo
Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse
Cake: Fridas Bakery
Hair: Anne from Jcon
Makeup: Maggie Delancy