Luxurious Burgundy and Blush St. Pete Beach Winter Wedding | Don CeSar

With less than six months to plan their modern, elegant, and romantic, St. Pete Beach wedding, Lakewood Ranch couple Lauren and Joe came to Parties A La Carte with limited time to plan their Don CeSar winter wedding.

“We had a relatively short engagement and booked our venue five months prior to the date,” the bride shared. “Because of this, we had to be quicker with wedding making decisions. We hired a wedding planner because we wanted someone else to take care of everything on the day of the wedding, so that we could relax and enjoy with family and friends, but we also wanted someone (who was not family) to turn to and consult when making difficult wedding planning decisions.”

Looking for a wedding planner who could handle all of the details seamlessly on the day-of, but who could also put together a unique event on a short timeline, the couple hired Parties A La Carte.

“We chose Parties a la Carte because our vision aligned with theirs for our big day. Jessica, Ashley and Jackie from PALC made a monumental impact on our day. From décor design to vendor recommendations and scheduling to maintaining our budget, they were there for us with very quick response times. This is key when planning a short-term wedding,” Lauren gushed. “On my wedding day, they took care of everything, so I could focus on getting ready and spending time with family and friends. They listened to our wedding wishes and ensured all were granted on the big day, including multiple confetti explosions. The amount of value they offer for the price point is astronomical; they made our day go better than we ever imagined. The Parties a la Carte team went above and beyond to ensure that our vision was achieved.”

The designers at Parties A La Carte helped select a neutral color palette with metallic accents and pops of darker colors, like burgundy, red, and black, to bring a wintery feel.

“We love the modern look, but wanted it to still be wintery and cozy at the same time,” the bride explained.

Lauren and Joe wanted their guests to enjoy themselves from start to finish, and Parties A La Carte coordinated special touches throughout the day. Before the ceremony on the courtyard steps of the hotel, guests were treated to a Prosecco bar, and during the recessional a surprise sax player played one of the couple’s favorite songs, while a violinist serenaded the wedding party. The cocktail reception featured signature his and hers cocktails and a surprise confetti bomb at the end of the first dance and again at the end of the night.

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Planner: Parties a la Carte
Venue and Caterer: The Don Cesar
Photographer: Marc Edwards Photographs
Videographer: Imagery Wedding Films
Florist: Botanica International
Rentals: So Staged Event Rentals
Linens: Nuage, and Over The Top
Lighting: PSAV
Cake: The Cake Zone
Ceremony Violinist: Laurie Vodnoy-Wright
Band: Phase 5 Band
Officiant: Rev. Tom Greene
Invitations: Minted
Dress Shop: White Magnolia
Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi
Alterations: Alterations by Mirta
Confetti: Flutterfetti




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