Featured Wedding: Eco-Friendly Florida Wedding
Posted by Sell My Dress on 1 Nov, 2017

It is our pleasure to spend our days working with some of the best vendors in the wedding industry. The best of the best can truly be found in Florida so we are pleased to share some of our favorite Featured Weddings.

This lovely Eco-Friendly Florida Wedding has been featured on Swooned Magazine and Aisle Society, two of our favorite blogs.

The journey for us began when Krista came into local affiliate bridal shop, CC’s Bridal Boutique in September 2016. She had a definite idea of what type of bridal gown she wanted to wear so our job was just to find her the right gown with all the delicate details she was dreaming of. The story of Krista and Joe was not quite as easy. After meeting on the job at a clothing boutique in Tampa Joe was immediately mesmerized by Krista’s beautiful smile and spirit. Krista was impressed too because Joe had such a kind heart, and his fluency in Spanish excited her.

So did they hit it off right away and start the fairytale life? No, it didn’t quite happen that way. It would take Joe six more years to even gain the courage to ask Krista for a date! Story goes like this he asked, she said No. He asked again, and again Krista said No….again and again he asked, a total of 6 times and then finally a Yes! LOL funny how life happens isn’t it? Fast forward to the Big day…4/22/17.

The Bride and Groom woke up at the breathtaking and historic Vinoy Resort in Downtown, St Petersburg, Fl. They enjoyed the beautiful day with friends and family, got pampered with hair and makeup. The pair tied the knot on what else but Earth Day in the foliage-filled garden of Florida’s Museum of Fine Arts.

The Vinoy Resort

Historic Resort St Petersburg, FL

Krista is passionate about environmentalism, and she strove to plan an eco-conscious day filled with green details, from plantable invitations made out of bee-friendly wildflower seed paper to everlasting florals crafted out of recycled and sustainable materials. What a magical way to share your love for the environment but by using your wedding invitations to inspire your friends and family to plant wild flowers. A crafty and easy way, simply save our wedding invitation, plant it, water the area and watch wild flowers bloom. My mind was blown when I read about this. Someone ingeniously laced these invitation cards with wildflower seeds (and they are recycled paper). Genius!

plantable wildflower wedding invitations   plantable wildflower wedding invitations

Krista and Joe continued the eco-friendly theme by incorporating both fresh and faux flowers. They chose Wonderland Floral Art for the fresh flowers and the faux flowers were made with salvaged and recycled material…keeping true to Krista’s beliefs.

Our lovely and beautiful Bride, Krista wore a stunning Stella York wedding dress crafted with the most delicate lace. It is a simple yet sophisticated (and a little sexy) wedding dress with dainty straps made by utilizing the scalloped edge of the lace. These delightful straps flow perfectly into a dramatic yet tasteful low back and amazing long, sheer lace train. Truly a wedding dress fit for a dream wedding and gorgeous Bride….Stella York 6247 couldn’t have been more perfect for Krista.

Keeping with the earthy vibe, Krista and Joe helped the bridal party pick out bridesmaid dresses that they could mix and match but be flattering and comfortable on each of the bridesmaid dresses. Featuring lovely shades of blush and rose gold the bridesmaids added a beautiful complement to the Bride and Groom.

                    

Krista is a saavy and crafty Bride so she made the arch where they joined together to become one, she hand made a beautiful donut wall to invite guests to treat themselves…and they provided beautiful and sentimental gifts to each of the guests introducing each of them to a little of her culture from the Philippines. These gifts were individually wrapped lotus votive holders featuring petals that were made out of blush-stained capiz shells—a popular decoration on the islands.

                                                 

 

Want more of this beautiful eco-friendly wedding? See the featured article on Swooned or Aisle Society.

 

                     

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY > ASHLEY MCCORMICK PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHY > ELMWOOD FOREST PRODUCTIONS / CEREMONY VENUE > MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, ST. PETERSBURG / RECEPTION VENUE > MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, ST. PETERSBURG / CATERING > OLYMPIA CATERING / CAKE > OLYMPIA CATERING / LINENS AND COVERINGS > OLYMPIA CATERING / RECEPTION MUSIC > BAY KINGS BAND / BRIDE’S DRESS > CC’S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE / BRIDE’S SHOES > STEVE MADDEN / BRIDE’S VEIL > BELLA MERA BRIDAL BOUTIQUE / HAIR > ASHLEE ANN ON-LOCATION HAIR AND MAKEUP / MAKEUP > LINDSAY TRAVIS ARTISTRY / STATIONERY > OF THE EARTH

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