It is rare for us to be introduced to things by our couples that we incorporate into our everyday lives. Lisa and Austin brought two gems to light for us: The St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club and Italia Mia. We would drive past these two places on a regular basis without giving them much thought. Shame on us. Thanks to Lisa and Austin, these two locations are now on our must do list.
We started off our day by paying a visit to the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. We got there way before our official start time so we could get a lay of the land. We were greeted by a friendly and helpful staff member who not only told us about the wedding's set up but more about the club itself. We were fascinated by the history and how simply walking on the premises was like a breath of fresh air. Time seemed to slow down and stress simply melted away. We were instantly convinced on becoming members and making frequent visits to enjoy this unique venue.
We then took a quick walk to the Hollander Hotel to get to work on the getting ready images of Lisa. We were greeted by a squeal when we knocked on the door. Yes, we knew today was going to be an awesome day. Lisa is downright adorable. She was so full of energy and excitement for her wedding day that it was infectious. After some delightful portraits we made our way back to the Club to prepare for the ceremony. Guests enjoyed the comfort of the shaded bandstand while the bride and groom made their way to center court. The ceremony was a perfect combination of tradition, fun and a quirky old time vibe that is uniquely Lisa and Austin. This feeling lasted well into the night with dinner and dancing Al fresco as well as impromptu shuffle board games and pie. That is right, I said pie. No wedding cake for these two. Instead there was a large variety of pies for the guests to enjoy. To say that this was a fun wedding would be the understatement of the year. Thank you to Lisa and Austin for choosing us to capture your St. Petersburg Shuffle Board Club Wedding! Enjoy their sneak peek.
St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club: www.stpeteshuffle.com/
Hollander Hotel: hollanderhotel.com/
Italia Mia Restaurant: laitaliamia.com/