From the moment she walked down the aisle they relaxed into each other’s presence. As he took her hand you could almost feel their breath release, and as they sat side-by-side they were each the calmest they had been all morning. And watching the two of them together, sitting in a church filled with all their favorite faces, it was obvious they were meant to be. Because they are clearly each other’s safest place, each other’s home. And that day they each promised to be home to the other for the rest of their days . . . .
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Lindsey and Michael are married! In what we are pretty sure was the most classic wedding we have ever been a part of, these two joined their hands and hearts on a sunny St. Pete day. Lindsey wore the most timeless of gowns, which had a stunning neckline and a giant bow on the back, and one of us (ok, it wasn’t Ben) may have teared up when we first saw it, because it was JUST.THAT.GOOD. Lindsey radiated aaaaaalllllll the Jackie O vibes and Michael was her perfect complement in his tailored tux and monogrammed cuffs. And as good as these two looked, being around them felt even better. From the moment Lindsey first came up the aisle, these two were so at ease just to be in each other’s company, and it was so apparent that the words spoken in that church were what the day was really about to the two of them. To simply be married. And if you’ve been around these parts for a while you know those are our most favorite kind of wedding days.
The grand ballroom of the Vinoy was transformed into the most opulent of spaces. A clean palette of mixed high and low centerpieces filled the tables, perfectly complementing the gorgeous florals that cascaded down their cake. And speaking of cakes, we absolutely can’t talk about this day without mentioning the AMAZING groom’s cake that Lindsey surprised Michael with, that looked so much like their pup Morris guests couldn’t believe it was actually edible. We loved that even though Morris wasn’t their in person (or in dog, should we say) that he got to be their in spirit in the best of ways. After dinner, the lights dimmed and an epic dance party ensued, with Bay Kings Band keeping the floor packed all night. And in lieu of a traditional last dance, Michael took to the stage to perform “Sweet Caroline” (which he adorably changed the lyrics of to be about his bride) before the newlyweds departed through a bubble filled tunnel on the steps of the Vinoy.
Lindsey and Michael, you are two of the warmest humans on the planet and we felt so honored to have spent this day by your side’s. We hope that every one of these brings back the joy that filled every minute of it.
Love + Laughs,
Sarah & Ben
Photography: Sarah & Ben
Ceremony Venue: St. Paul’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: The Vinoy
Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi
Wedding Dress Designer: Anne Barge
Wedding Dress Store: Love Couture Bridal
Bride Shoe Designer: Bella Belle
Groom & Groomsmen’s Apparel: J. Hilburn
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Jenny Yoo
Caterer: The Vinoy
Coordinator: Lemon Drop
Florist: Lemon Drop
Groom’s Cake: Cakes by Ron
Band: Bay Kings Band
Invitation Designer: Smitten on Paper