Alexandra & Justin’s Sirata Beach Resort Wedding, St. Pete Beach, Florida

A beautiful bride and her handsome groom married upon a beachside deck with reception following in a grand ballroom; this describes Alexandra and Justin’s Sirata Beach Resort Wedding in one sentence, but there is so much more.  Enjoy their sneak peek’s gallery and I shall recount the tale in further detail. Alexandra and her bridesmaids started off their day at Destiny and Light Hair and Makeup’s studio to be made to look their best.  Brian and I caught up with them at the Sirata as they readied themselves for the big day ahead.  We captured Alexandra’s details as well as the last finishing touches of getting ready, including casual group portraits, the final zip of the wedding dress and the reveal to the nervous father of the bride.  After a visit with Justin and his groomsmen capturing his details and the further chaos of getting ready, it was time for Brian and I to head to the beachside deck for their ceremony.   Yana Nales of Heavenly Vows performed a lovely ceremony and Carter’s Florist made sure the bride’s bouquet as well as all the other floral décor to be beautifully arranged.  Afterward was time for formal portraits, starting with family, then we moved to the beach for formal and fun images of the bridal party and finally the newlyweds themselves utilizing the Sirata’s large private beach which looks out onto the Gulf of Mexico beyond.   Coordinator Kasey Bussell made certain that everyone found their way to the ballroom for cocktail hour and the formal reception as well as coordinating all the different aspects of the day.  Chris Grainger of Graingertainment did a fabulous job not only with keeping the dance floor full but with announcements and keeping the events of the night flowing.   Family and friends were treated to something special when Justin’s Grandfather who has spent his lifetime selling ice cream (he is even included in the Guinness Book of Records for his longevity in this line of work) handed out ice cream cones and sandwiches to the happy attendants.   It was a wonderful wedding filled with laughter and love.  Brian and I wish the happy couple many blissful years together. ~Derica   Thank you to all the wonderful vendors who worked with us to make Alexandra and Justin’s day great!   Sirata Beach Resort: www.sirata.com/ Destiny and Light Hair and Makeup Group: www.destinyandlight.com/ Carter’s Florist: www.cartersflorist.com/ Heavenly Vows: heavenlyvows.com/index.php Graingertainment: www.graingertainment.com/