Museum of Fine Arts
Courtney and Ryan chose the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL as the location for their wedding ceremony in late November . The Museum of Fine Arts provides outstanding examples of world art in an inviting, elegant setting. It is a city landmark situated on the waterfront in thriving downtown St. Petersburg; and is just a short distance from Vinoy Park, and Tropicana Field. As a Wedding Venue, it was voted the #1 Most Desirable Location for a Wedding Reception in Florida by Marthastewartweddings.com and provides the quintessential St. Petersburg experience with sophistication and elegance. Wedding Guests are able to enjoy centuries of art, breathtaking paintings, and impressive sculptures; as well as a classic ballroom with enchanting crystal chandeliers, beautiful gardens with lush foliage, and a sleek, contemporary Conservatory overlooking Tampa Bay.
Courtney looked gorgeous in her wedding gown as she was escorted down the aisle by her father, to join Ryan at the head of the aisle in the Membership Garden. The couples’ custom designed wedding ceremony included: the poem, Union by Robert Fulghum, The Blessing of the Hands, and a Scripture Reading from the Bible Book of Ruth. Then, in front of their family and friends, Courtney and Ryan shared their own personal vows, exchanged rings and were pronounced husband and wife by Rev Rick Lackore of Sensational Ceremonies.
Ceremony sound by DJ Eric with Grant Hemond and Associates; Ceremony Music by Strings Attached; Florals and Décor by Bruce Wayne Florals; and Flawless Venue and Wedding Coordination was provided by Staci and Nancy with Olympia Catering and Events. Special thanks to photographers Tammy and Cali with True Love Photography for providing this beautiful picture during their ceremony.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Cartwright!