It’s all vintage glam with today’s Florida wedding from Ashlee Hamon. I love the handwritten mirror table numbers!
We were going for a vintage glam style with ivory, blush, silver/grey, and gold tones. Let’s just say, I love pearl and lace! Our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception took place at Mirror Lake Lyceum, a historic building in downtown St. Petersburg. We knew as soon as we walked in that this was the place for us. The beauty lies within the architecture and trim work of the building and needed little in extra decor to set the mood.
Jacob’s mother passed down her grandmother’s handkerchief to me to tuck into the bodice of my dress. It’s white with light blue stitching and over 100 years old. It also survived the destruction from Hurricane Katrina’s flooding, high and dry in an Uncle’s attic. I also incorporated an ivory flower from my grandmother’s wedding veil in my hair. My mother wore the same veil on her wedding day. Unfortunately, it was not preserved so the veil itself is brittle but we were able to salvage some of the ivory flower pieces.
We both had agreed that the photographer was important for our special day. The individual that would be intimately involved on our wedding day, from the early stages of the day to closing out the night. This person was going to be capturing one of the most memorable days of our lives, one which we would be reliving through the details of the photos. In the end, we couldn’t be more ecstatic with our decision. Ashlee is awesome!!! She is just as ahhhhmazing as her photos. Meanwhile, the top two people we received compliments about the most were our photographer and the musician, Jariah Higgins. Having someone perform our first dance song was important since it’s a song from 1969, Spiral Staircase’s “More Today Than Yesterday”. Jariah was just the guy.
We created the table numbers by purchasing the small ornate gold mirrors and metal easels. Then had someone hand number them with chalk paint. Our guest’s table assignments were displayed on a piece of chair art with vintage looking keys that doubled as bottle openers and a tag with their name and table number. We also created some of the framed signs, from our signature drink to the basket of flip flops.
Jacob and I propagated a Christmas Cactus from just 2 leaves the first Christmas we spent together, 3 years earlier. It has grown and flowered along with our relationship. We continued to propagate our Christmas Cactus while planning the wedding to create smaller potted plants to share with our guests. We embellished the pots and refinished a shelving unit to hold the plants and display our original “mother” plant.
You hear both sides when it comes to having a wedding and we are completely overcome with joy when it comes to ours. You also feel quite accomplished when you finally see the blood, sweat, and tears of the planning process come together before your eyes. It is more than we had ever imagined and the entire evening feels like a dream. We seriously had the time of our lives! And it’s true; it’s over in a blink of an eye.
Photography | Ashlee Hamon Photography | Venue | Mirror Lake Lyceum | Florals | Dana Dineen | Cake | Chef Corey | Catering | Spotlight Catering | Gown | Marisa from CC’s Bridal Boutique | Hair & Makeup | Salon Island Estates | Entertainment | Jariah Higgins