This past fall we spent some time with Charles and Becky photographing their wonderful Philippe Park Wedding in Safety Harbor, Florida. As an adventurous couple with a love for the outdoors, Philippe Park was their ideal choice for a ceremony venue, celebrated for its lush landscapes and historic charm. Notably, the park is home to a majestic 500-year-old tree, offering a breathtaking backdrop next to an ancient Indian burial mound – a picture-perfect setting for their first look. First looks provide a memorable moment for the bride and groom to spend some private time together before the whirlwind of the day begins.
Philippe Park Wedding Ceremony
The wedding ceremony was under a large tree in Philippe Park. The setup included pumpkins and flowers along the aisle and benches made by the groom and his father. Charles also crafted the French doors used for the entrance and the centerpieces, adding personalized touches to the venue.
Getting Ready Venue: Safety Harbor Spa
Before the wedding ceremony, Becky and her bridesmaids prepared at the Safety Harbor Spa. It’s close to the park and offered a relaxed setting for their morning preparations. The groom, Charles, and his groomsmen, Tim and Chuck, had a light moment with humorous socks. Charles and Becky’s pets were also part of the wedding, wearing bandanas marked “Best Dog” and “Dog of Honor.”
Reception Venue: Ruth Eckerd Hall
The reception took place at Ruth Eckerd Hall, known for its exceptional service and elegant spaces. This venue served as a beautiful setting for the evening’s festivities, offering a seamless blend of sophistication and warmth that complemented the day’s events. The hall’s ambiance contributed to the overall joy and celebration, making it a memorable part of the wedding without overshadowing the personal touches and moments that defined the day.
This was such a beautiful one-of-a-kind fall wedding for a special couple. I am so glad we were able to celebrate with them!
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