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Tropical blush bridal inspiration at The Don Cesar

October 5, 2018
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Pink wedding venue alert!!! And that’s not even the coolest thing about this blush wedding editorial coming to us from Brandy Grace Photography at The Don Cesar in St. Petersburg, FL. Sure, this iconic hotel is one for the books, but there’s also the tropical bouquet, flirty, romantic bridal fashion, and best of all, the concept: Brandy and the crew featured here made sure each detail included spoke to the authentic joy and excitement a bride feels from planning to primping to perusing the photo gallery long after. So sweet!

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Let’s begin with these playful invites and watercolor art Michele Perry Designs created for the happy occasion.

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Brandy explains, I remember visiting St. Petersburg’s beach as a little girl and staring awestruck by this beautiful pink palace that could been seen from miles away. I twirled in my dresses, dreaming of the day I would fall in love and become a bride. It is that joy and innocence and imagination I wanted to capture in this shoot. The inspiration of true, timeless beauty that shines from within.

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The bride’s dress from The White Magnolia Bridal with Alice & Mae Bridal accessories definitely channels that classic-with-a-touch-of-whimsy vibe, we think.

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Love getting a good close-up of a pretty bridal hairstyle like this by Morgan McCullers.

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Warm, whimsical elegance woven with Florida’s white sand seashores, tropical colors and vibrant florals, hand-painted stationery and playful details all set with the iconic Don Cesar resort as the backdrop. Did I mention how much we loved that it is pink? It was very important to me to showcase inspiration to a bride that makes her feel joy and excitement as she scrolls through the gallery of images as well as provide details that would inspire her own wedding plans! This bridal portraiture shoot was all about telling the story of how a little girl’s dreams truly can become the inspiration for her wedding details, and the beginning of her happily-ever-after. 

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Pop on into our gallery below for more from this blush bridal inspiration shoot!

100% agree with Brandy’s take that the photos aren’t just about how you look, but how you feel when you look back on them. Cakies, be sure to check the Florida-based talents we’ve credited that contributed to this lovely shoot. Happy Friday, all!

Photography: Brandy Grace Photography / Venue: The Don Cesar in St. Petersburg, FL / Bouquet: A Heavenly Scent Florist / Hair & Makeup: Morgan McCullers / Stationery Design & Watercolor Artist: Michele Perry Designs / Bridal Gown: Christos Bridal from The White Magnolia Bridal / Bridal Veil & Hair Accessories: Alice & Mae Bridal / Bridal Heels: Blue By Betsey Johnson / Ring Box: The Mrs. Box / Model: Amber Riedel