mahaffey theater wedding: olivia + rex

There’s a contagious joy about their love. A warmth in her smile that instantly makes you feel welcome and a genuine kindness in his laugh that passes it onto you. It is pure and sweet and comes oh so naturally to the two of them that it is impossible to picture a world where they weren’t together. And that contagious joy was overflowing this day, even though the rain came down and the skies were dark. Because a love like their’s, so genuinely joyful, creates its own umbrella in the rain.

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Olivia and Rex are married! The two of them had a gorgeous St. Pete wedding day that ended with a reception at the always stunning Mahaffey Theater. Olivia wore a dress that had even Ben fan-girling when we first saw it (just you WAIT) and just like at their romantic airport engagement session, Rex looked oh so dapper as well. After spending the morning getting ready at the Vinoy with her ladies, Olivia hopped on the charming Star Trolley to go meet her groom at the church. (Cue the cutest bridesmaid singalong of “Going to the Chapel” EVER. We had so many favorite moments of this day, but near the top of the list is watching the two of them see each other for the first time that day. Rex’s reaction to watching Olivia walk down the aisle was just the sweetest!

After the ceremony, the skies had officially opened up so we snuck onto the trolley to go find some dry spots in downtown St. Pete for portraits. We loved how the timeless palette of their wedding party’s attire blended with the Museum of Fine arts, and were obsessed with the neutral bouquets Northside Florist put together. More than all the perfect details or the beauty of it all, we simply loved how their wedding day felt. Even though the rain changed our portrait plans, these two remained so insanely happy and lighthearted. And we had the best time capturing images that we genuinely hope exude every bit of joy in the air that day. These sweet newlyweds are proof that if you make your wedding day about marrying your best friend, no matter what gets thrown your way it will be perfect.

Olivia and Rex, the way you two love each other is so incredibly heart-filling to be in the presence of, and we couldn’t have adored this day with you both any more. Hope you love this mini peek at it as much as we do!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben



Vendor Team:

Photography: Sarah & Ben
Wedding Venue: St. Raphael’s
Reception Venue: Mahaffey Theater
Planning: Core Concepts
Videographer: Resurgent Fire Films
Catering: Core Concepts
Cake: Publix
Wedding Gown Design: Essence of Australia
Wedding Gown Boutique: CC’s Bridal Couture
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Sacino’s
Bridesmaid Gowns: Birdy Grey
Trolley: Star Trolley


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