museum of fine arts wedding: liz + chad

He said “I love you” in the instant he turned around to see her that day. It was in his smile and the steps he couldn’t restrain himself from taking towards his bride. And as he brought his hand up to gently wipe the tear from her cheek it said more than any words ever could.

And she promised forever in her eyes. It was there from the moment she first spotted him, before he ever even knew she was there. And with every step she took towards him the promise (and the tears that filled her eyes) grew. There, in an empty hallway that belonged solely to them in that moment, their hearts were so clearly married before any vows had even been spoken that day . . . . .

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Liz and Chad are married! In a blush and gold hued wedding the two of them said their vows on a sunny October day that was absolute perfect from start to finish. Liz looked absolutely AMAZING in a gorgeously fitted mermaid silhouette, and Chad couldn’t have looked better himself (or smiled any bigger when he first saw Liz at their first look). After a few portraits around the Vinoy, the two of them were married in a traditional ceremony downtown, and then the party kicked off at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Liz and Chad, just like we told you two as we said goodbye at the end of the night, this day honestly could not have been more perfect. From your sweet friends and family to the gorgeous design, to the easy way you two love each other this day was a dream to photograph, and we hope you guys love this peek into it as much as we do.

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

Stunning wedding invitation suite with gold foil and greenery details by Sarah & Ben Kate Spade bridal shoes against a blush gown Pearl earrings atop a wedding invitation and the bridal gown hanging on custom hanger. Bridal gown with tule details against a green wall photographed by Sarah & Ben Photography Wedding invitation and pearl and diamond encrusted garter against a blush background Bride and bridesmaids toast their champagne glasses Black and white image of the bride and her mother Beautiful bride inserting her pearl earrings by Sarah & Ben Bridesmaids help the bride with her Kate Spade shoes Father of the bride sees her for the very first time Black and white image of a Mother and Father of the bride looking at the bride with pure joy Close up of the wedding bouquet and the engagement ring in a small customized ring dish Bride holding her bouquet in St. petersburg, FL by Sarah & Ben Groom putting his shoes on next to an image of instructions on how to tie a bowtie. Black and white image of the groom in his shirt and suspenders. Groom opening his present from his bride on his wedding day Bride and groom hug for the first time as they see each other on their wedding day. Black and white image of a groom hugging his bride during their first look Bride smiling at her groom at the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St. Petersburg, FL Bride and groom holding hands as they walk down the hallways of a hotel. Traditional portrait of a Bride and Groom Black and White of the Bride and Groom laughing Bride and groom portrait against the pink walls of the Vinoy in St. Petersburg, FL by Sarah & Ben PhotographyClassic bridal image with the veil being swept by the wind The Grooms boutonniere with succulents and a portrait of the Bride and Groom Bride and Groom on a balcony at the Vinoy in St. Petersburg, FLBlack and White image of the Bride and Groom through a window by Sarah & Ben The Bridesmaids in the lobby of the Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg, FL Black and white image of the groomsmen by Sarah & Ben Photography Bridal Party walking through the hotel lobby in St. Petersburg, FL Bride and Groom share a kiss under the chandeliers by Sarah & Ben Photography Wedding floral bouquet on the pews of the church and the program for the ceremony The Bridal Party on the altar at the First United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, FL Black and White Silhouette of the bride and Groom with a stained glass window by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom on the steps of the church Bridal bouquets against the blush dresses of the bridal party Bride and Groom in black and white sharing a kiss Bride and Groom kiss behind a veil and a close up of a bridesmaids flower bouquet Bride and Groom in a deep kiss as the wind blows the veil Bride and groom against a watery background in St. Petersburg, FL Bride and Groom by Sarah & Ben Photography Wedding Reception details with purple uplighting and gold accents Wedding reception details with large bouquet centerpieces and glass vases in the Museum of Fine Arts Menu card on a table at the Wedding Reception Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL hosts a wedding reception by Sarah & Ben Uplighting and a custom gobo make this reception really stand out at the Museum of Fine Arts by Sarah & Ben Custom chairs for the Bride and Groom at their wedding reception The Bride and Groom enter their reception dancing and laughing Their first dance as Husband and Wife First dance as their friends look on During speeches, the newlyweds laugh at the stories being told. The wedding cake and the wedding bands by Sarah & Ben Photography

Credit where credit is due:

Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg

Reception Venue: St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts

Hair: Meryl Hill

Makeup: Stewart Sherk

Wedding Dress Designer: Essence of Australia

Wedding Dress Store: CC’s Bridal Boutique

Bride Shoe Designer: Kate Spade

Groom’s Apparel: Men’s Warehouse

Groomsmen Apparel: Men’s Warehouse

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier

Caterer: Olympia Catering

Coordinator: Nancy Cotto

Videographer: Hearts Video

Florist: Wonderland Floral Art

Cake Design: Olympia Catering

Band: Jariah Higgins Band – Total Entertainment by Matt Winter

Invitation Designer: Minted

Lighting – Total Entertainment by Matt Winter

Bar – Catering by Lundy’s


  1. Mitch Lenet says:

    All pictures are just perfect and the precious moment are well captured. The couple will surely remember and cherish these memories through these pics.

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