A Classic White Wedding at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Safety Harbor, Florida
Between the lush florals, custom ceremony and Florida-inspired accent colors, Alina Llerandi (26 and in client relations) and Nick Mauritz’s (30 and an accountant) wedding had just the right mix of classic white details and personal flair. The couple started their day in a tented, all-white ceremony at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa as Jennie's Flowers lined the aisle with neutral breakaway vases overflowing with white and green hydrangeas and pink roses. Two more whimsical arrangements of white hydrangeas, green delphiniums, white calla lilies and branches surrounded Alina and Nick as they exchanged rings and completed a Greek Orthodox stefana crowning tradition. After the ceremony, the bridesmaids walked back down the aisle with a subtle tribute to Florida for the out-of-town guests. Simple neutral floor-length dresses and white hydrangea bouquets with a touch of greenery specifically complemented the state’s sandy beaches and natural landscape. “I wanted to play up the beautiful, sunny, green spring tones Florida would offer,” says Alina. Simply Divine Events helped the couple to build on this thought with natural details at their ballroom reception. Amber uplighting filled the room as floating green cymbidium orchid centerpieces were paired with tall displays of white hydrangeas, greenery and willow tip branches. For Alina and Nick, the most important part, however, was creating a party. As soon as dinner ended, everyone hit the dance floor. “We love music and our DJ, Live Fusion Entertainment, was thoughtful to accommodate both our and our guests' tastes, including top hits, latin music (for my family) and our techno jams,” says Alina. “It brought together all our family and friends from all over the country, who despite not all knowing, each other, danced and laughed like one big happy family.” Life Long Studios captured these details and more below.