Allyson and Max are High School sweethearts. They met when Allyson was a Freshman and Max was a Junior in a Gym class they had together. Max proposed at a tower overlooking the lake at sunset and had a surprise engagement party afterwards. These two are truly best friends; they laugh a lot and are just two happy peas in a pod. They enjoy traveling, hanging out with family and friends, looking at French Bulldog puppies, watching football, movie nights and living room dance parties!
Their wedding was a vintage glam extravaganza! Their guests truly felt like they were in a glamorous magical place. Think “Beyonce meets Great Gatsby.” Inspiration for the color palette evolved from Allyson’s life-long love of purple. Deep purple is especially beautiful for fall and adding the glitter of course took the bling factor up a level! As for the location, Allyson toured The Vinoy with her sister when she got married and she fell in love. The hotel exemplifies that they both are “old souls.” Their wedding was one one big "Living room dance party" with family and friends.
The highlight of the ceremony was when Allyson walked down the "runway" and when the couple exchanged their vows.
The first dance was such a magical, incredibly intimate moment that encompassed the couple’s aura. A very special detail are the name place cards, handmade by the bride’s best friend and Bridesmaid Elie.
We are so honored to capture this wedding for such a loving and sweet couple. They were truly surrounded by a supportive group of endearing family and friends.
Lead Photographer | Rebecca + Michael Zoumberos
Associate Photographer | Kay Kennedy
DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates | Michael Planas
Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Cake | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Caterer | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Ceremony Site | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Event Planner | Artistry Designs Group
Florist | Artistry Designs Group
Hair Stylist | Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group
Invitations | Inviting Business Paper Boutique
Make-up Artist | Jamie Stehlin Artistry
Reception Venue | The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Videography: JL Video
Wedding Gown | The White Magnolia