Brooke and Ali celebrated their St Petersburg Beach Wedding at The Postcard Inn On The Beach. The team at Wedding Venue Map connected with them and their photographer, Alyissa Landri Photography, to find out all the details that made up their special day!
“Brooke and Ali’s wedding took place in gorgeous St Petersburg, FL at the Postcard Inn On The Beach. Brooke wore a gorgeous dress adorned with lace from The White Magnolia Bridal Shop.”
“Palm Leafs and pops of pink and white roses gave this beachfront wedding the most perfect, but not overwhelming color it needed. Their two dogs, Frank and Rambo were also included in the ceremony which made everything so special.”
“They kept it simple, yet intimate and elegant. Ali and Brooke are from different backgrounds. He is Lebanese and she is Italian. They had Lebanese food as well as Italian for their dishes. They also had Arabic music and dabke mixed in with American music.”
“It was such a beautiful day. We headed to the beach for sunset photos and they couldn’t have been more perfect. The night ended with one of the most fun sparkler exits I have been a part of!” –Alyissa Landri Photography
Tell us about your wedding!
I wanted my wedding to be simple with a lot of greenery! Ali and are from different backgrounds. He is Lebanese and I am Italian. We had Lebanese food as well as Italian for our dishes. We also had Arabic music and dabke mixed in with American music. It was so fun!
Let’s talk wedding decor.
I used white, gold, and light pink as my colors. I used lanterns in the center of the tables as well as a large palm leaf.
Very simple! I wanted to capture more of the greenery rather than décor.
What were the florals like at your St Petersburg beach wedding?
Palms, and pink and white roses with extra greenery! Our dogs even had flowers around their leashes.
What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
The photo booth took the show! Our DJ was also amazing. We did sparklers at the end, and also played some games in between. My favorite part of the wedding was the speeches. I love our best friends and the beautiful words they spoke.
How did you both choose your wedding day look?
I wanted to be sexy but also conservative (mostly sexy!). I took out the white lining of the top of my dress so it would be nuder. I also had a slit down the front of the dress while the dress was very fitted. It was tight, so I couldn’t really shake my butt as easy as I wanted to but it looked great!
How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
Ali and I met at work in the hospital. On my first day of work, he said “I like your shoes.” He was an ICU nurse and I was the ICU dietician. We were friends at first, then best friends, then Ali kissed me one day (after a year of being best friends) and we decided to date from there on out!
We already knew we loved each other, but all we needed was the chemistry. It was a great idea on his part because I wasn’t expecting it at all. Ali proposed to me in the exact spot he said “I like your shoes”, with all of my friends and family around. It was perfect.
What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
Saying I DO, DUH!
Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples?
First, I would say to become best friends with your significant other before marrying them. You learn so much about each other because you aren’t dating so you don’t hold back. I knew the real Ali before we even dated. Second, COMMUNICATION.
Even when you want to ignore the person after a fight for 4 hours, DONT. No matter how uncomfortable it is to communicate, it’s very important you get your feelings out otherwise you’ll end up resenting the other person for things you never even told him bothered you.
A special thank you to the Wedding Vendor Team who helped bring this St Petersburg beach wedding to life:
Venue & Catering: Postcard Inn On The Beach @postcardinnspb
Photographer: Alyissa Landri Photography @alyissalandri
Planner: Days Remembered by ND @daysrememberedbynd
Florist: Jennie’s Flowers @jenniesflorist
Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio @femmeakoi
Dress: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection @whitemagnoliabridal
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