E&S:: Museum of Fine Arts Wedding

Emily & Spencer had a beautiful, classic celebration set at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Pete, Florida. It was our first wedding at the museum and it was such an inspiring venue! The guests were able to enjoy the galleries during cocktail hour before welcoming the bride & groom to a vibrant party led by a live band. Emily was just one of the sweetest brides ever as she planned from Dallas, Texas where she was finishing up her residency and Spencer was working as a veterinarian. To honor their ties to the medical fields, the couple donated to The Dallas Children's Medical Center & The Animal Humane Society of Pinellas on behalf of their guests. Weddings that give back are close to my heart, and I'll never forget Emily & Spencer's gorgeous day. 

Enjoy their moments, captured by K&K Photography.

Collaborators:: K&K Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Olympia Catering, Botanica International Design & Decor Studio, The White Magnolia, St. Mary's Catholic Church, The Vinoy, Lundy's, Elite Events, A&P Designs, Tampa Lights, Olympus Limos, Courtesy Valet

B&S:: Oxford Exchange Wedding

Last winter, we had the pleasure of coordinating Brittany & Sean's wedding at the historic Saved Heart Catholic Church in Downtown Tampa, followed by their celebration at Oxford Exchange. I saved this special wedding to share until now because I just love how festive it is and it's really getting me in the holiday spirit. 

Brittany and Sean found Oh Hello Events from one of our very first couples, Liz & Geno. That's my absolute favorite way to meet couples - it feels like growing the Oh Hello family. Enjoy their day captured by Foto Bohemia, including some of my favorite details:: Brittany's separates gown that was so perfectly her style, the surprise violinist Sean arranged for their first dance, and all the sweet lovey dovey looks they give each other. The cutest! 

A New Oh Hello Partnership

I’m so excited to share the news that Oh Hello Events is partnering with Ever After Vintage Weddings to offer our day-of coordination services to their design + styling clients! Ever After is owned by multi-talented stylist, Cassandra, who has curated an amazing collection of goods with which she styles gorgeous and unique weddings. Among her details are upholstered furniture, farm tables, mix and match vintage and modern china, props, and textiles. Ever After has been an amazing resource to Oh Hello clients in the past & I can’t wait to collaborate more in the future! To kick off our new partnership, Cassandra designed a styled shoot for us & two of our assistants, Jenn C. & Lucy! 

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The pretty details were captured by Lucyna Aleksandra Portraits at Forty-Two Ten, a new event space in South Tampa. The tiny donuts were by Mini Donut Factory & the blooms were by Marigold Flower Co. of Carrollwood Florist. 

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This styled shoot is the perfect example of Cassandra's elegant but approachable signature style. She often uses asymmetrical textiles, mixed china, colored glassware, layered textures, fruit, sweets, and the perfect metallic - in this case, copper! 

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I wanted to share a little bit of Cassandra’s enthusiasm & personality so I interviewed her below and she asked me the same questions on her blog. We’re total opposites in a lot of ways - maybe that’s why we work together so well! 

J: What is your favorite color palette?
C: I think I am really drawn to any pastel color palette!  Especially if gold is involved!!

J: What sort of things inspire you the most?
C: Traditions, and nostalgic sights and smells.  I am very inspired by things that bring people together and create memories.  I also find myself inspired by things with interesting or fun texture.

J: What do you love most about being a wedding designer?
C: Honestly I love all of it!  It just feels like a real honor to be apart of making some ones happily ever after day come true!

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J: Describe yourself in 5 words.
C: goofy, approachable, creative, dedicated and energetic.

J: Name one food you can not live without.
C: Cheese!

J: Beach or Mountains?
C: Mountains

J: If you were to design your dream wedding, what would it look like?
C: OH fun! I often like to dream about how I would do things if I got married again! I would wear some sorta lacy comfy boho style dress, with braided pig tails in my hair! Colors would be lots of white, with maybe some blush or peach. Everyone would gather around in celebration during a short ceremony instead of being seated. There would be lots of greenery and lovely flowers, but NO daisies or sunflowers! We would have a tea bar of the finest teas full of amazing aroma. Everyone would sit at long farm tables with beautifully coordinated vintage china. Dinner would be served in lots of tiny courses with lots of variety! There would be board games, with mandatory participation in fun games hahaha. I think some sorta funny vintage photo booth would need to be involved. We would chat and laugh about stories of one another with goodbye hugs.

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J: If you could have lunch with one creative, who would it be & what would you order?
C: I tried really really hard to think of someone, but I honestly don't feel myself drawn to any one particular person. I am always willing to enjoy afternoon tea though with any creative who shares the interest!

J: Your business' theme song?
C: Oh wow that is REALLY hard since I am so picky about music. It's pretty much limited to select oldies and emo, and since The Used "The Bird and The Worm", Or Dusty Springfield "You Don't Own Me" probably would not be good picks, I guess I will pick not just a song, but specifically a scene from a movie. The intro from the movie Corky Romano! Corky is driving to work in his yellow convertible singing "Take on Me" by A-Ha oblivious to the negativity around him, in his own little world. I like that scene. I think I will pick that.

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J: Name one odd tool you keep in your wedding bag of tricks.
C: White and black spray paint!

J: Favorite part of a wedding? 
C: Aside from the flowers? I love seeing and hearing about the true emotion brought on by the day. The groom crying, the crazy dance moves from great grandma! Where else can you experience these things?! 

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J: Name one thing you think brides often forget during the wedding design process.
C: Who they are. I would say, take a moment to look around you, look at what is important to you and your significant other. Your wedding should be a reflection both of you as a couple. Don't let hours of Pinterest influence you. You would be surprised how many Pinterest boards I see that over the course of time change from one trend to another multiple times. If your pintrest board goes from an elegant ball room Gatsby wedding, to a backyard barque to a seaside boho colorful wedding, you probably need to step away from the computer and start again.

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I'm thrilled about this new collaboration & I can't wait to share all of the work we do together. Thank you to Cassandra, Jenn C., and Lucy for the fun afternoon. Cheers to many more! <3

H&M:: Vinoy, St. Pete Wedding

Holly & Mike are the sweetest couple, whose marriage felt like kismet. These two went to two different high schools in two different states and upon meeting at University, realized they somehow had the same principal, a priest named Father John who means so much to both of them. He was able to perform their wedding ceremony, making it that much more personal. They share a love of sports, have values that express who they are and how they were raised, and both have the brightest, most authentic smiles. It was a treat when they booked Oh Hello Events for our Weekender collection. We were able to provide day-of coordination as well as help wrap up some little details, including a monogram for their sweetheart table, drink stirrers, and cute cocktail napkins. Enjoy their day captured by K&K Photography

Collaborators:: K&K Photography, Serenade of Souls, St. Raphael Catholic Church, Pop Craft, A&P Designs, Network Limos, The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort, Wonderland Gifts and Floral, Femme Akoi, Jolley Trolley, Ten23 Designs