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Vinoy Sunset Ballroom Wedding | Natalie + Tommy

April 16, 2018

Vinoy weddings are out of this world. With attention-to-detail staff, and historical character surrounding your every turn, the Vinoy represents a long lasting love between a magical building and downtown St. Pete; a tale fitting for a couple whose love withstood the test of time.

Natalie and Tommy met in the first grade, and unbeknownst to Tommy, it was the first time Natalie’s heart fluttered for him.

“I soon would be given a class picture of Tommy right outside of class, where on the back would be written ‘To Natile, Love Tommy’. I did not care that my name was mis-spelled.”

A young Natalie and Tommy would soon grow up and remain the best of friends through middle and high school. However, with the busy schedules college most times throws upon us, it was inevitable that they would lose touch for a little while.

“It was December 2010. I believe this day to be fate. I was in the mall days before Christmas, shopping with my mother. I turned to show her something and ran into someone. Looking up quickly and apologetic I said, “I am so sorry”. Realizing as I pled my sorrows for running into who I thought was a perfect stranger, I looked up to find Tommy Burgess, with a couple of his in town family members.”

Fate indeed! Am I the only one who thinks a love story should be written of them?

Natalie and Tommy’s wedding was a beautiful mixture of winter meeting spring. Florals and romantic candles surrounded the room. And these two really knew how to incorporate their personalities into the wedding (see Smirnoff ice and loving underwear below). But all jokes aside, these two really just have so much love for God and for each other. It had to have been top 5 emotional weddings. Not because it was sad, but because I truly got to connect with this couple and I am so thankful to have been there for them in more ways than one.

“I knew in first grade. I know even more now. The last 6 and a half years have been the best moments of my life.” And here is to many more!

Venue & Day of Coordination: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club​ // Hair and Makeup: Camposecco Artistry Makeup & Hair​ // Church: Northeast Presbyterian Church​ // Florals: Delmas The Flower Booth​ // Shoes: Tom’s

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