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Intimate Red Mesa Cantina Wedding Day in St. Petersburg, Florida

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June 8, 2022

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Andrea and Ricky are married!  Honestly, their wedding day felt so warm and like a big celebration of love. Somehow, I feel like I’ve known the bride and groom forever and their wedding day only extended that feeling. They planned a romantic and intimate Red Mesa Cantina wedding day for their closest family and friends on the rooftop. Everything was beautiful and just perfect for these two – and I can’t wait for you to see it all! 

bride and groom pose outside gate in St. Pete FL

Intimate Brunch Wedding 

From the start, Andrea and Ricky knew they wanted a small, intimate wedding day. They had less than 50 guests, including her family who came from Nicaragua, for their brunch celebration on the rooftop of Red Mesa Cantina. The newlyweds chose to have a bilingual celebration and ceremony. It was so sweet and I love that they honored those parts of their story! 

food display for brunch wedding at Red Mesa Cantina
newlyweds kiss under gold arbor on rooftop of St. Pete FL restaurant
wedding centerpieces with vintage glasses

Bright Color Palette for St. Pete FL Wedding

Everything for Andrea and Ricky’s celebration took place on the rooftop of Red Mesa Cantina, a wonderful restaurant in St. Pete FL. It overlooks downtown St. Petersburg, and it was the perfect spot for their micro wedding. Andrea carried a bouquet of bright yellow and orange flowers, colors that were echoed in their ceremony and reception details. I loved the gold ceremony arbor – the fun geometric shapes were a twist on the classic arbor!! Andrea and Ricky truly brought some unique decor to their celebration. 

bride's bright bouquet for spring wedding
bride's perfume bottle for brunch wedding at Red Mesa Cantina
yellow, white, and orange floral display on gold ceremony arbor

Andrea and Ricky 

Andrea and Ricky met while they were in undergrad in Fort Myers in 2014, where they were both orientation guides. Through that job, they spent a lot of time together and their friendship grew very organically. During a trip to Puerto Rico with some friends, Andrea and Ricky had a chance to connect and truly get to know each other. It was on that trip that Ricky actually confessed how much he loved her!  They began to officially date through the rest of their schooling. 

During graduate school, they went to two different states and maintained a long-distance relationship that they felt made their love even stronger! Ricky’s proposal took place in February 2020, right before the COVID craziness began! While they were with friends at an orientation brunch event, everyone was playing a “most likely” game. When the category of “most likely to get married” came up, everyone said Andrea and Ricky. When they went to get their award, Andrea hugged her friend and when she turned around, Ricky was on one knee! It was SO sweet – and definitely very them. 

Congratulations again, Andrea and Ricky. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your beautiful wedding day. I loved every minute with you two and I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness in the future!! 

brunch wedding at Red Mesa Cantina
bride's rings and shoes for FL wedding day
bride and groom exchange vows in bilingual wedding ceremony on rooftop of Red Mesa Cantina
bride and groom exchange vows in bilingual wedding ceremony on rooftop of Red Mesa Cantina
bride and groom exchange vows in bilingual wedding ceremony on rooftop of Red Mesa Cantina
bride and groom exchange vows in bilingual wedding ceremony on rooftop of Red Mesa Cantina
groom dips bride after bilingual wedding ceremony on rooftop of Red Mesa Cantina
bride walks down steps during Red Mesa Cantina wedding
bride and groom drink tequila and eat tacos outside Red Mesa Cantina
bride and groom take tequila shots
bride and groom hug during St. Pete FL wedding portraits
bride and groom stand outside St. Pete FL ceremony
bride laughs during FL wedding portraits
groom kisses bride's forehead with veil around them
bride and groom toast signature drinks during Red Mesa Cantina wedding
bride walks down sidewalk in St. Pete FL
bride and groom toast drinks during brunch wedding
couple cheers walking with guests outside Red Mesa Cantina
bride smiles at bar during wedding photos at Red Mesa Cantina
signature drinks inspired by dogs
rooftop wedding celebration at Red Mesa Cantina
centerpieces with vintage glass for brunch wedding at Red Mesa Cantina
tiered wedding cake with bright floral accents
bride and groom enter wedding reception on rooftop at Red Mesa Cantina
rooftop wedding reception in St. Pete FL
bride and groom hug with foreheads touching on rooftop at Red Mesa Cantina
groom and mother dance during FL wedding reception
bride and groom have first dance during St. Pete FL wedding reception
bride and groom cheer by wedding cake

I love getting to capture these special moments so that you can remember your wedding day for the rest of your life!

You deserve a wedding photographer who is invested in you and capturing every moment! Reach out and let’s connect to book your destination wedding day!

St. Pete FL Wedding Vendors 

Venue: Red Mesa Cantina 

Photographer: Ruth Terrero Photography  

Coordinator: Miranda Hansen

Florist: Arms of Persephone Floral 

Bridal shop: Grace Loves Lace 

Hair & makeup: AJ Marie Artistry 

Officiant: Live 2 Love Weddings 

Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse 

DJ: Dj Felix Events

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