Who said beach weddings have to be casual and informal? Lush exotic greens with pops of pink ranunculus and roses at this Florida wedding are giving us major tropical-elegance vibes! Ashley and Geoff wanted their nuptials to be a relaxed affair, but that doesn’t mean they sacrificed on style. This tropical Florida wedding is even reminiscent of our past Florida Keys elopement! One look at this exquisite union and you’ll be running to book your next vacation.
The Ganeys prove yet again that their authentically organic photography style is ***flawless. Starting with these sweet captures!
And planned by Tres Chic Southern Weddings, you’re about to see a whole lotta wonderful unfurl.
We’ll tell you right off the bat that we fancy these cheery illustrated invites with a pinch of sparkle from EVR Paper Co like the Queen fancies her corgis. Endlessly!
From the Photographer, The Ganeys: I can’t say enough about how stunning Ashley and Geoff’s Don CeSar wedding on St. Pete beach was! When Ashley initially reached out, she described their wedding day as very natural and relaxed. Elegant and thoughtful. She explained that celebrating this day and their love with their family and closest friends was the priority. “We want good food, great wine and lots of laughter. We plan to sit everyone at a single long table, decorated with a runner of greens and exotic flowers. I want nature and the sun and smell of the beach to be just as memorable a part of this wedding as the dress and the date.” And let me tell you – this wedding was just that. Filled with laughter, smiles, tears and BEAUTIFUL flowers – this day was nothing short of perfection.
We’ll never get over this delicate ring style, and Mavilo is a leading source!
The wedding day was very relaxed. Ashley put on her stunning Galia Lahav gown with the help of her mom and maid of honor. The lace detailing was exquisite! Her mom helped her put on the veil with custom matching lace to complete the look! Ashely told me that initially she didn’t even want a veil, but when she tried one on at the shop that is when she truly felt like a bride, so it truly was the perfect final touch. In her hands, Ashley carried a tropical bouquet by FH Events filled with protea, orchids, tulips, white peonies and ranunculus.
Geoff wore a lightweight beige linen suit and an orchid boutonniere. Geoff and Ashley opted to wait until the ceremony to see each other for the first time, so the anticipation was building all morning as we kept them away from each other, sneaking off to do individual portraits and family photos.
The Don CeSar wedding ceremony was in the courtyard. As guests made their way, they were welcomed by a custom chalk sign. The ceremony archway was covered in palm fronds and the stairs had pillar candles lining the edges on either side. Geoff walked to his place and waited for Ashley to make her way down the aisle, escorted by her father. She looked absolutely stunning as she walked down that aisle!
Oh. em. GEE! Just look at this twinkle-lit space with ghost chairs from A Chair Affair. Pure magic.
Throughout the ceremony, Ashley and Geoff exchanged the sweetest glances. You could see so much joy on their faces as they exchanged vows! These two were so excited to finally be married!
The reception space for this Don CeSar wedding was unlike any I had ever seen. Dinner was held outside on the south terrace. All seated along the same 48-foot table, the tropical floral runner was truly an incredible centerpiece! Floating candles were placed throughout the wooden farm tables. Elegant ghost chairs were used for seating. At each place sat a menu on a gold-rimmed charger, gold flatware, and seashell with guest names, guiding them to their seats. Everyone that saw the space was absolutely blown away by the beauty!
The most handsome cake from Hands on Sweets if we say so ourselves!
One word: AMBIANCE.
The evening slipped away into the sunset as guests enjoyed the live music from Nik & Reema. Ashley and Geoff were so happy to celebrate this wedding day with their close friends and family. Stealing hugs and kisses throughout the evening, it was so clear to everyone that this was their perfect wedding day!
Photography: The Ganeys
Event Planning: Tres Chic Southern Weddings
Venue and Catering: The Don CeSar
Floral Design, Lounge Furniture, and Lighting: FH Designs
Hair and Makeup Artist: Spa Oceana at The Don CeSar
Band: Nik & Reema
Bridal Boutique: Boca Raton Bridal
Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav
Cake: Hands on Sweets
Invitations: EVR Paper Co
Linens: Nuage Designs
Rentals: A Chair Affair
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Groomsmen Suits: Pronto Uomo from Men’s Warehouse
Ceremony Welcome Sign: The Chalk Shop
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Shell Place Cards: CalligraLee
Cake Topper: Here’s to Us UK
Canvas Welcome Bags: DreamState
Styling Mat: Simply Rooted Surfaces