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jen_white_21

Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I am having a destination wedding in flordia at Grand plaza hotel. I need to find a great photographer,cake maker and flowers. Can anyone help???

Posted in St Pete Beach, FL, USA
Written on Oct. 01, 2010

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Love_birds
tink5359
Wedding Date: Sep, 2008
St Pete Beach, FL, USA
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I used Le Cheesecake for my cake maker..I was referred to them by the hotel. They make all kinds of cake, not just cheesecake. It was a delicious and beautiful cake. I attached a picture of it. We had strawberry cake with Bavarian cream filling for one layer and white amaretto with raspberry filling for the other layer. Also if you will be back here for your 1 year anniversary they will make u a fresh anniversary cake for free or if u want a special flavor it cost us $6. Not sure if they still do that but they did a year ago.

Written on Oct. 01, 2010
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Jillsgarden4910@gmail.com
Wedding Date: Apr, 2010
St Pete Beach, FL, USA
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Hi there! We used the Publix right on St. Pete beach for our cake and they did an AMAZING job! It was really beautiful and fit our whole beach wedding theme. We also did a tasting with It's Icing on the Cake and their cake was lovely, but they were a little above our budget. In terms of a photographer - we booked a special photography/officiant package with Stehman Photography. We were also coming from out of the area, so it helped to have two vendors that were used to working together. It also helped because we only had to put one deposit down that covered both people. Our wedding day was really cloudy and the pictures were still perfect! I am attaching one of my favorites. For flowers we again used Publix because of budget and that was a big mistake. We had some regreat referrals, but they were a little pricey. If you can plan a quick trip down before the wedding I say do it. You will want to meet face to face with the vendros you plan on working with. Narrow it down to two or three to get a feel for their personality before making a final decision. Please e-mail me if you need any more advise.

Written on Oct. 01, 2010
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Stehman Photography
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Hi jen_white_21! Congrats on your engagement and upcoming wedding. The Grand Plaza is a beautiful wedding location on St. Pete Beach and the staff there are very helpful.

When it comes to wedding cakes we love It's Icing on the Cake. I am attaching a photo of last weekends double wedding with their mini cakes out on Pass-a-Grille Beach. Gina is the contact at It's Icing on the Cake and she can help you with additional details. Now if you are really on a tight budget, definitely contact Publix. The ladies there are fantastic and really creative.

When it comes to flowers we love working with Cheral Floral Studio. We also love Beyond Floral because of their creativity.

As you plan your destination wedding don't forget to find someone to marry you. We meet with a lot of couples who totally forget that they need an officiant, celebrant or minister to marry them on their special day. I am not sure if the Grand Plaza includes music with their packages, but there are a lot of great DJs and bands in the area also.

If you have a moment please do check out our website for different destination wedding ideas. www.stehmanphotography.com

Best of luck as you plan your wedding and start your new life together.

Written on Oct. 01, 2010
Love_birds
MIASEUSS13
Wedding Date: Apr, 2012
lenoir,nc
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Mike Woodhouse is a friend and lives in FL. He does all kinds of events. Contact him. He has a facebook page. Mike Woodhouse located out of Lakeland, FL. Hope this helps.

Written on Oct. 01, 2010
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Simple Weddings

We recommend Seaside Florals on St Pete Beach, and Publix is actually great for wedding cakes.

Feel free to check out our blog for lots of planning tips, pictures, and other information! www.simpleweddingsblog.com

Written on Oct. 01, 2010
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tonia.moss@gmail.com
Wedding Date: May, 2010
Grand Plaza Hotel 5250 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706, FL 33706, USA
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We got married there May 2010 and used Alma Ingram for the flowers and A Special Touch Cakes by Carolynn for the cake. Both were fabulous to work with and very reasonably priced. FYI Cakes by Carolynn does not work with fondant.

http://www.almaingramflorist.com/index.php
http://www.cakesbycarolynn.com/

Written on Oct. 01, 2010
Love_birds
barryirishone87
Wedding Date: Feb, 2009
St Pete Beach, FL, USA
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Congratulations on your wedding,this brings back great memories for me, we got married at the Tradewinds on May 2009, the Grand plaza is such a nice place also!!

Our florist was milly flowers in Tampa..millyflowers.com, she was so nice and patient to work with as i changed my mind a million times,she delivered the flowers the morning of the wedding and they were everything i expected,i found her to be inexpensive compared to some on the beach.

Our photographer was Stephenruddphotography.com very professional, on time and i had my proofs within 3 weeks of getting married,a did a really great job
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Our cake was by joe at chocolatejoe.com, he is such a gentleman and our cake was delicious it was totally what we wanted and very inexpensive,if you contact any of these vendors please tell them siobhan the irish girl from Boston sent you..btw joe also made cookies for our guests for later in the evening, he is very close to the hotels so we got to meet him a few times before our big day, good luck with the rest of the planning!

Written on Oct. 01, 2010
Love_birds
jen_white_21

I want to thank everyone for helping me with suggestions! It is very scary having a destination wedding and not really knowing who to go to so this is very helpful! Does Publix or Icing on the cake have websites?

Written on Oct. 01, 2010
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Stehman Photography

Check out It's Icing on the Cake by going to www.itsicingonthecake.com or just give Gina a call at 727-827-2913 They have a great selection of flavors! Our favorite is the Decadent dark chocolate cake with Irish coffee butter cream. Heavenly white cake with strawberry butter cream is really yummy too! Make sure to tell Gina that Stehman Photography sent you.

Publix wedding and special occasion website is http://www.publix.com/food/catalog/Bakery/WeddingSpecialOccasion/Home.do

Give them a call at 727-360-7091 and ask to talk to their lead decorator. The website has some of their basics, but the decorators are able to customize cakes especially for you.

Written on Oct. 01, 2010
Love_birds
jen_white_21

Who has tryed fondont??? Any likes or dislikes??

Written on Oct. 01, 2010
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