Posted on May 4, 2015
My clients opted for a small intimate wedding ceremony at the Don Cesar Hotel in St Pete Beach. Along with a few friends and family, they gathered in St Pete Beach to celebrate their nuptials. The weather report had been predicting afternoon storms for a few days and as luck would have it, a rainstorm blew into St Pete Beach just before we were scheduled to start photographing our couple. We quickly switched gears and went inside the Don Cesar Hotel for some pre ceremony portraits of this gorgeous couple. Luckily the rainstorm only lasted about 30 minutes and we were able to continue with the portraits and ceremony on the beach. As you can see by these images, we had a great time photographing this wedding!
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Posted on January 29, 2014
My clients planned their destination wedding at the Loews Don Cesar Hotel in St Pete Beach Florida to allow their guests to enjoy a fall Florida weekend getaway. The couple and their bridal parties got ready at the hotel and were transported to St. Johns Vianney Catholic Church in St Pete Beach Florida for the mid-day ceremony. Afterwards we returned to the Don Cesar for a luncheon reception in the South Terrace Ballroom which features an outdoor patio with sweeping views of the hotel, pool, beach and Gulf of Mexico.
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Posted on June 17, 2013
My photographer friend James Zambon provided me with the opportunity to photograph a wedding with him at at the historic Don Cesar Hotel on St Pete Beach FL in late April. I love photographing weddings at historic hotels, with the Brown Palace Hotel and Hotel Teatro my former wedding favorites when I lived in Denver for 18 years. Now that I have moved to sunny St Petersburg Florida, I am beyond pleased that historic hotels like the Don Cesar and Vinoy exist as elegant wedding venues.
The Don Cesar aka”Pink Lady” opened in 1928 during the jazz age and some it more notable guests from that era include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Al Capone, Lou Gehrig and Franklin D. Roosevelt. With the recent popularity of the 2013 Great Gatsby film, I envision a Gatsby themed wedding hosted at the Don Cesar. I would love to be the photographer!
Katie and David planned a beautifully simple late April wedding at the Don Cesar where they were able to enjoy the hotels amenities and ideal location on St Pete Beach. I photographed Katie and her bridesmaids getting ready in her balcony suite. James met up and photographed the groom David and his groomsmen in the lobby bar, while I started photographing Katie and the girls in a pretty hallway on the 5th Floor ballroom level.
Katie and David’s ceremony was at 6:30PM in the central Courtyard of the hotel, allowing guests a great vantage of the hotel point to view and hear their vows. After the ceremony we photographed Katie and David on the beach, along with the bridal party. While the sunset was disappointing this evening, the soft natural light on the beach worked well for photos. Their cocktail hour, dinner and recepetion was held in the North Terrace Ballroom.
Working with James is a pleasure, and we had a great time photographing Katie and David’s wedding. We both have been photographing weddings for a number of years, and its nice to work with a professional who understands how to photographically tell of the story for our clients wedding day.
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