(Closed) Who are your vendors? (West Coast Florida style!)

posted 11 years ago in Florida – West Coast Florida
Post # 17
9 posts
  • Wedding: January 2010
  • Venue: Ceremony – St. Raphael’s Catholic Church & Reception – Rusty Pelican
  • Caterer: Rusty Pelican
  • Coordinator: N/A
  • Photographer: Jason Angelini
  • DJ: Rob Sword  
  • Florist: DIY 
  • Cake: Chantilly Cakes…amazing!  
  • Dress: Demetrios 
  • Shoes: David’s Bridal 
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: David’s Bridal 
  • Hair Stylist
  • Make-up Artist: Fabulous Faces
  • Invitations: DIY 
  • Rings: Bond 
  • Post # 18
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010
  • Venue – Peninsula Inn and Spa
  • Caterer – Peninsula Inn and Spa
  • Coordinator – Alex from Peninsula will help day of, but there’s no official coordinator
  • Photographer – Jason Angelini
  • DJ – Ipod
  • Florist – Flowerama for bouquets and bouts, DIY centerpieces and ceremony
  • Cake – Peninsula Inn and Spa for cupcakes
  • Officiant -Rabbi from my temple that fi and I grew up at
  • Dress -Ambria’s Gallery of Wearable Art
  • Shoes -Dillards
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress -JC Pennys and Anthropology
  • Hair Stylist – Shear Wonders
  • Make-up Artist -Shear Wonders
  • Invitations -DIY
  • Rings -KK Smith
  • Other- transportation- none, rentals (linens, plates, etc.) rent all city 
  • Post # 19
    2 posts

    Venue:  St Pete Beach

    Caterer: DeSesto Itallian

    Photographer: VonHenry

    DJ:  Professional DJ  727-460-0702  DJ John Hyde

    Cake:  Family Member

    Dress:  C,C’s



    Post # 20
    588 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park
  • Venue: The Gamble Plantation
  • Caterer: Affordable Catering
  • Coordinator: Lisa Mohyla of Exquisite Events
  • Photographer: Lori Barbely Photography
  • Videographer: Ian of Movie Magic Productions (lots of bang for ur buck!)
  • DJ: Tony Lange of Grant Hemond & Associates
  • Florist: Myself, using silks from Michael’s
  • Cake: A Better Cheesecake (highly recommend)
  • Dress: Brides by Demetrios (also highly recommend, the staff is amazing!)
  • Shoes: Badgley Mischka “Caroline” from piperlime.com
  • Hair Stylist: Tammica Simone
  • Make-up Artist: Myself
  • Invitations: Lindsey Ryan Designs on Etsy 
  • Rings: Marks & Morgan Jewelers
  • Linens: A combo of BBJ & Connie Duglin. Neither of them had exactly what i wanted, so i’m combining the two!
  • Tent/Chair/Table rentals: Taylor Rentals (great prices!)
  • (reposting as rainbow!)

    Post # 21
    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    • Venue- The Lange Farm
    • Caterer-Circles Cafe
    • Coordinator- Michelle at the Lange Farm
    • Photographer- Parker Young
    • DJ-Grant Hemon, Tony Lange
    • Florist- Forgot her name… thats so awful I’ll edit when I remember it
    • Cake- Publix
    • Officiant- My pastor
    • Dress- Olga’s Bridal
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress- Nordstroms
    • Hair Stylist- Beauty Brought Out
    • Make-up Artist- Beauty Brought Out
    • Invitations- Moncherdesigns on Etsy
    • Rings-???? TBD

    Post # 22
    250 posts
    Helper bee

    Just an update

    Daughter’s engagement session with Jason Angelini was MAGNIFICIENT

    Love working with Michelle Norman at The Lange Farm….


    days are clicking down!

    She used an ETSY artist and had great results for her Save The Date…  everyone loves them!  Incorporated an engagement photo…. they live in California, but the transaction was just awesome.   Frenchie and Flea were their names.



    Post # 23
    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009
  • Venue :  John Chestnut Park in Palm Harbor
  • Photographer :  John Paul Kindig Photography
  • Florist : Myself, bought the flowers at Publix
  • Cake: Carvel
  • Officiant:  Jill Braun-Smith, the wedding lady
  • Dress: Priscilla of Boston inspired, made by lightinthebox.com
  • Shoes” Exhilartion flip flops from Target
  • Hair Stylist: Myself
  • Make-up Artist: Myself, most makeup was NYX
  • Rings: His from Ackerman Jewelers, one of mine from eweddingbands.com and the other from Eternity Jewelers in Lutz

    Post # 24
    8 posts
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Hey all! I’m new to “the bee” because I am trying to be a better bride (as far as all of the posting, etc.) ๐Ÿ™‚

    My fiance and I are getting married on 03/27/2010 in St. Petersburg


    • Venue: Mirror Lake Lyceum (dt St. Petersburg)
    • Caterer: Delectables
    • Coordinator: My Aunt
    • Photographer: Karlin Connell Photography (http://www.karlinconnell.com) – She lives in Melbourne with her husband now but she is PHENOMENAL and oh so sweet. Our engagement pics came out great! I will post them when I have a chance.
    • DJ: No, DJ, Band: Ocean Road Band – they’re fantastic and fun. We will also have piano and violin music by Lee Stele and Anna Lovin 
    • Florist: Dana Dineen
    • Cake: Publix
    • Officiant: Rev. Dave Harding, St. Petersburg Presbyterian Church
    • Dress: http://www.allurebridals.com/index.php?id=3&product_id=17
    • Shoes: El Vira by Capparos
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: They each picked their own from WH/BM (White House Black Market)
    • Hair Stylist: Maura at J. Con
    • Make-up Artist: Leisa Hopkins (she’s out of Orlando but is AMAZING and willing to travel)
    • Invitations: Graphic Design: Jet Set Designs (www.jetsetdesigns.net) — I would highly recommend!! She even created a great graphic that we’ve been using throughout our print work and on personalized favors, etc. Printing: Rinaldi Printing
    • Rings: Mavilo Jewlers 
    • Other: My fiance’s family is all from Wisconsin, so we were sure to do a hotel block on the beach as well. Tara at the Sirata is GREAT. I would not recommend looking at the Tradewinds. Their rep was very hard to get ahold of, told me that she was sending the paperwork over, then called 2 weeks later to tell us that there was a 4 night minimum and no discount for blocking. I’m not upset about their restrictions, I understand that we were booking at a peak time, just that it took a month to go through finding out information that probably should have been presented to us upfront. Then, when I said I knew of several families who would still be interested and to send the paperwork over… well, that was back in August, this is February, still no paperwork (we obviously gave up on them and went with the Sirata, but still, just seemed bad for business.

    Post # 26
    8 posts
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Awwwwww, CALLIE!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Shouldn’t you be working? Ok, ok… and I should be studying ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 28
    8 posts
    • Wedding: March 2010


    Post # 29
    23 posts
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @legalbee:  I am checking out the Tampa Bay Watch on Oct. 16th for our wedding in May 2012 – it looks amazing!  i can’t wait to see your pics on Laura’s blog for inspiration!

    If you haven’t already found someone – I found a great DJ – he is about $75/hour – SO nice and I’m looking to working with him – his name is Jeffrey:


    Can you tell me more about Amici’s – I’d love to know if you ended up liking their catering services?

    @rainbow: – how did you like Lisa from Exquisite Events?  I have a phone interview with her tomorrow to plan our ceremony on the beach.


    Here is my info so far:

  • Venue – Tampa Bay Watch – confirming in Oct
  • Caterer – Talking to Catering by Robert – anyone have any opinions on her?
  • Coordinator – no one yet
  • Photographer – Stephen @ About the Day http://abouttheday.com/
  • DJ – Jeffrey http://www.sgmobiledj.com/
  • Florist – Costco and DIY
  • Cake – A Special Touch Cakes by Carolyn – tasting in October http://www.cakesbycarolynn.com/index.html
  • Officiant -No idea – any suggestions anyone?
  • Dress – nothing yet
  • Shoes -nothing yet
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – love one by Alfred Angelo – not sure of colors yet though
  • Hair Stylist – looking for suggestions!
  • Make-up Artist – looking for suggestions!
  • Invitations – Costco
  • Rings – hometown jeweler
  • Other- transportation – looking for suggestions!

    Post # 30
    34 posts
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I figure it’s about time I update my vendors!


    • Venue: Clearwater Sailing Center
    • Caterer: Talking to a BBQ company
    • Coordinator: Special Moments
    • Photographer: CSE Photography
    • DJ: Eric with Grant Hemond & Associaties
    • Florist: None, collecting brooches for a brooch bouquet
    • Cake: Probably Publix, but I’m making a dessert table
    • Officiant: Friend
    • Dress: Dillard’s was very kind to me. 
    • Shoes: Nine West
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Lulus.com
    • Hair Stylist: Still looking
    • Make-up Artist: Still looking
    • Invitations: DIY
    • Transportation: Jolley Trolley

    Post # 31
    299 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @angelesta: I am meeting with Lisa on Wednesday!  I will let you know how it goes.

    And now that I actually have most of my vendors taken care of I will update!

    • Venue: Carlouel Yacht Club
    • Caterer: provided by club
    • Coordinator: in progress
    • Photographer: Dawn Haas
    • DJ: Grant Hemond – Rob Vollmar
    • Florist: Myself and helpers
    • Cake: looking
    • Officiant: Future Brother-In-Law he is a pastor in GA
    • Dress: CC’s
    • Shoes: don’t have them yet
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: going to CC’s on Saturday to look
    • Hair Stylist: Joe Peace my hairdresser he just might not know it yet!
    • Make-up Artist: Myself
    • Invitations: most likely Aerialist Press great letterpress prices!
    • Rings: August Stephenson – highly recommend them they are great and very reasonably priced.  FI also checked out Continental and they couldn’t come near the August Stephenson’s prices
    • Video: I am going to email the Art Institute and try to get a film student.

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