Ali + Sam | Real Destination Wedding

Last year we were fortunate enough to travel to St. Petersburg, Florida for Ali + Sam's intimate destination wedding at The Don Cesar Hotel. While they are both Brainerd Lakes natives, Ali's family has had roots in St. Petersburg for a long time. Ali and her mom, Cindy, have taught my daughters dance and are amazing role models for my girls (and the BLA community)... So being part of this wedding was like helping family for me. Besides being amazingly gorgeous, Ali and Sam and their families have the warmest hearts and it was my absolute pleasure designing and being part of their big day!

P.s.- The Don Cesar was previously a hospital before being turned into a GORGEOUS boutique hotel. It also hosted every American president in history at one point. How cool is that?!

P.p.s.- When you need a dream team, you bring them from home. Two locals who helped make this day amazing:

Photography: Aimee Jobe Photography / Hair & Makeup: The Fine Line Salon and Spa