Boca Ciega Wedding on St. Pete Beach

June 23, 2017

Ashley and Tommy’s wedding at Boca Ciega in St. Pete Beach was so amazing. It doesn’t happen everyday that you meet clients you instantly connect with. They just get it. They just get what it means to love someone. And that is what made me appreciate their wedding day so much.

“Tommy and I talked about marriage pretty soon into our relationship. We knew each other were the one, so we knew it was only a matter of time. I think for the both of us it still hadn’t sunk in that we were getting married. We had been engaged for over 2 years, so it still didn’t feel real. The day went by so fast just like everyone says it does.”

“I’m so thankful that Tommy and I chose to do our first look pictures, because seeing him made all the stress disappear. Seeing him made me remember why we were there, and I couldn’t hold back the emotions. ”

“There were a couple bumps in the road leading up to the ceremony since it unfortunately rained, but I still walked down the aisle to say I Do to my best friend which was all that mattered. Tommy said he was mostly nervous for saying his vows, which turned out great, and everyone got a kick out of hearing about our first night meeting and how we both were “taking each other’s clothes off with our eyes” lol. Also having Tommy’s childhood friend Chase, who introduced us, officiate the ceremony made it that much more special for us.”

My sister, Stephanie DelMonte was our wedding planner who works for Boca Ciega Community Center. [Our style is] simple elegance. Neutral colors with blush undertones and a pop of dusty blue. Tommy and I are understated, not too flashy but still have that “wow” factor.”

Ashley’s family provided all of the desserts and I must say the presentation was amazing! Not to mention, the sweets were super tasty!

“The rest of the night was so much fun with our friends and family. We’re so thankful to have had such an amazing night, and to become Mr. and Mrs. Howsare.”

A special note from Ashley & Tommy

” Looking through our album made Tommy and I feel like we were at our wedding again, they are absolutely perfect! They didn’t look fake or posed, you just know who we are and were able to catch that on film. We are so thankful to have these to look back on years to come and remember the best night of our lives. Thank you again, we could not have done it without you!!”

Vendors Who made it Possible

Hair: Amanda Elaine with Aveda Countryside
Makeup: the bride herself!
Dress: CC’s Bridal
Flowers: 2birds EVents
Getting Ready Location: Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites
Venue and Planner: Stephanie DelMonte with Boca Viega Community Center Ballroom
Dj Anthony from Party Starters
Bar Service: Spunky Spirits


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