S U G G E S T

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The professionals listed here are the wonderful people and businesses we have worked with so far and highly recommend for quality, service and exceptionality. The list will continue to grow.

 

Venues

  • Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn
    If you are looking for grand, gorgeous Old World elegance, look no further for your special event venue! This Inn is stunning. Its staff will treat you like family and their service is impeccable. Tucked into historic Ybor City, it provides great dining, history and entertainment. (Ikea is there too. A personal fav.)

    It would be the perfect setting for a wedding or bridal shower tea party. Our website photos were taken here. By the end of it, I wanted to live there.

  • Nova 535
    Nova is one of St. Petersburg, FL most favorite wedding venues. They have perfectly blended modern urban design with hipster cool vintage. You can have your ceremony and reception at the same location. Nova allows you to choose your caterer and will work closely with you to plan your special event.

    I had the pleasure of participating in a vendor event here and absolutely loved the brick walls, wood floors, loft appearance, and the energizing sense of this venue.

  • The Palm Harbor White Chapel
    This venue is quintessential vintage. Built in 1924, it has been carefully preserved to retain it’s gorgeous history. The attached hall is the perfect modern facility for your reception, but looks as if it has always been a part of the historic chapel.

    Our first wedding we serviced was here. We loved the interior. Perfect for a smaller wedding.

  • Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
    Elegant. Waterside. Historic. Wonderfully attentive staff. Safety Harbor Resort offers you a complete event planning service. Your wedding ceremony and reception can both be held here, along with offering your guests a place to stay.

    I have had the great pleasure of working here with Flowers by Jenny for several weddings. One of the ballrooms looks like it came right out of Beauty and the Beast.

  • Peace Hall, New Port Richey Florida
    This perfectly preserved vintage church and hall from 1919 is a little know hidden gem nestled next to Sims Park in New Port Richey. Beautifully restored wood floors, white wainscoting and tall windows make for a perfect small wedding or special event venue. You will be most pleasantly surprised with the cost of rental.

    We held our daughter’s small vintage wedding here and could not have been happier. To access, go to the above website, click on “City Departments”, scroll to “Parks and Recreation”, then scroll down to Sims Park and Orange Lake” . You will need to speak to someone at Parks and Recreation for a tour. Right next to the church is a lovely gazebo and a quaint historical center.

Photography / Videography

  • Legacy Seven Studios, Angela
    I have had the privilege of working with Angela and her husband first through our middle daughter’s senior portrait, then on to our oldest daughter’s wedding and now we are doing stylized shoots together. She is the main contributor to our website.

  • Papered Heart Photography, Erin
    Erin was the talented photographer I was privileged to work with when we were asked to be part of a stylized shoot. She captures the heart of the matter.

  • Corey Conroy Photography, Corey and Abbie
    Corey shot the first wedding we were honored to share our dishes with. If you want a photographer who captures the details, listens to your vision and captures it whole-heartedly, Corey is it.

  • Lisa Otto Photography, Lisa
    Lisa shot the dreamy fairytale stylized shoot our dishes were a part of. She is a wonderfully down-to-earth person with a great sense of humor, but takes her profession very very seriously. Go to her website to see for yourself.

Dresses

  • Malindy Elen, Megan
    If you want a stunning dress that is out of this world gorgeous, visit Malindy Elene on Kennedy Blvd, Tampa. Megan would be delighted to help you find the dress of your dreams. I first met Megan while doing a stylized shoot and was super impressed with her sweet-spirit, kindness, professionalism and understanding. Her boutique is wow worthy. Highly personalized service.

Caterers

  • Delectables Fine Catering, Michele
    My first experience with Delectables was with our daughter’s wedding. Our guests gave rave reviews of their incredible tasting and gorgeously displayed food. The service was impeccable. Delectables was a joy to work with on a wedding we serviced. Highly recommend!

Floral

  • Flowers by Jenny
    Jenny is a certified Master Florist whom I have worked with many times and who did a gorgeous job on our daughter’s wedding. Jenny puts her whole heart and soul into creating masterpiece floral designs and bouquets.

Cakes/Desserts

  • Hands on Sweets, Marie
    Marie creates amazing looking and amazing tasting desserts. I have worked with her on stylized shoots and events and am always very impressed with her creativity, the exceptional taste, display and professionalism she lives and breathes.

Vintage: Time Period Clothing

  • La France, Jill
    This is the place I love to go! Fabulous vintage and time period clothing, exceptional staff to help you and make the experience even more fun. They blessed the socks right off me in working with us on a stylized shoot. Can’t say enough good, positive things about this fantastic place. Our daughter bought her ’20’s look wedding dress from La France. Stunning.

Staging/Event Planners

  • MMD Events, Amanda
    Amanda knows her stuff! If you are looking for exceptional quality, the WOW factor for staging at your event, look no further. You will be well taken care of and your event will be smashing. I have met Amanda and her incredibly hard-working staff. They will more than meet your expectations. Great team work to create a great event.

  • Wish Rentals, Lisa
    Lisa works out of the Lakeland area but services Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater, Sarasota and beyond. Lisa is a very talented stager, who has the eye to make your event pop. She listens to your vision and makes it a reality. I had the pleasure of working with her on a stylized shoot.

  • Special Moments, Tammy
    Tammy is a Mastermind at event planning. She is one of only ten in FL who is certified as a Master Event Planner. She works exceedingly well with your budget to give you your dream wedding. I was so blessed to have her as my website/stylized shoot coordinator. Tammy will keep your wedding on task, on time and make it incredibly beautiful.

  • Oh So Classy Events, Sasha
    Sasha is an energetic, motivated and talented event planner. She asked me to work with her on a stylized shoot. It was a lot of fun and thanks to her, I learned so much!

  • Core Events, Rachel
    From large corporate events to intimate weddings, Core Events covers it and does it exceedingly well. I met Rachel, one of Core’s talented planners, through a stylized shoot. She is a hard working, multi-tasking wonder who handles it all with graciousness, fortitude and willingness.

Invitations

  • A&P Designs, Alicia
    Alicia and her husband create designs worthy of framing when it comes to wedding invitations, envelopes, menus and stationery. They hand-paint invitations to your specs and also do stunning work with letterpress, at an affordable price.

Website Design

  • Jennie Lodien Design for Print & Web
    Integrity. A word I do not use lightly. Jennie does what she says she will and follows through until you, as the customer, are completely satisfied. She listens to your vision, needs and wants then carries them out with great artistic finesse. I am thrilled with our website and the branding Jennie has achieved for us.

  • Hostgator
    Our experience with their hosting service has been excellent. They actually ANSWER their phone and help you. Give them a try.