Museums, Stateside, Travel

Winter Wedding

Weddings are one of my favorite events to attend!  There is something so special about baring witness to the exchanging of vows between two people in love.

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

This past January, we traveled to St. Petersburg, FL where my husband was a groomsman for his college roommate.

When we arrived in Florida, the sudden realization hit that we hadn’t packed appropriately … the weather was quite chilly with a slight drizzle.

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

I know what you’re thinking, didn’t you check the weather before you packed?!  Well, I did, but the Floridian in me remembered how fickle the weather is and I figure it was only ve cold in the evening and sunny+warmerish during the day … nope, I was wrong.

So, what is a girl to do … well, the day of the wedding, I went shopping for a warmer dress.

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

I located a Marshall’s about 15 minutes away from the hotel where I found this perfect, long, simple green dress.  The material is delightful, it fits like a glove and the kicker … it was only $20!  I popped into to the Target at the end of the shopping complex and picked up a lovely gold and cream wrap to dress the outfit up a bit and I was ready to go!

The wedding was held at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, with the ceremony taking place in the garden courtyard.  The bride was stunning and the ceremony was out of a fairytale – it was such a captivating experience that I forgot about the chill in the air.

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani
Photo Credit: Kassim Bhamani

The reception was wonderful, the dancing and food, the family speeches both humorous and heartfelt.  We spent the next few hours enjoying the romance of the evening and reminiscing on our own wedding some five years earlier.  Things started to wind down as we approached midnight, we did the final send off of the happy couple before deciding to forgo the Uber and walk back to our hotel.

The next morning we awoke to a beautiful, bright, blue sky and a warm(er) breeze.  While my husband wrapped up a few things for work (he’s remote – lucky guy!) I retreated up to the Executive Lounge and enjoyed a nice cup of tea while looking out onto the water.  We stayed at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront with the wedding party and it was quite a nice hotel, definitely somewhere we would stay again on our next trip out to St. Pete.

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Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

I could look out on this view for days …

Are you currently planning a wedding? Did you just get married? I’d love to hear about your big day!  Comment below ❤️

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