We are so excited to take a look back at Samantha and Krista’s wedding day this past October–our first LGBTQ wedding at The Treasury on the Plaza! You are going to fall in love, not just with this sweet couple, but with all of the incredible details from their big day. Sarah Annay Photography was on hand to capture all of the love, joy, and did we mention the incredible drag show?!?
The day started out with Sam and Krista getting ready in The Treasury on the Plaza’s private suites, The Plaza Lounge and Banker’s Lounge. How cool is the best man’s customized shirt featuring the couple’s wedding hashtag? We also love the girls’ beautiful lace trimmed robes.
Once Krista and Sam were wedding day ready, it was time for the first look! The gardens of the Collector Inn, just down the street from The Treasury, provided the perfect backdrop. Don’t you just love how big their smiles are after seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day?
The entire wedding party joined the photo fun in the Plaza de la Constitución. The navy and wine gowns and tuxes were the perfect color palette for a fall wedding in St. Augustine.
While the wedding party finished photos, guests arrived in The Treasury on the Plaza’s Grande Foyer for the wedding ceremony. They were greeted by sweet photos of the couple and beautiful signage that carried through the navy and wine color scheme.
Finally, it was time to say “I do!” Mugwump Productions created an elegant wedding ceremony backdrop in The Grande Ballroom with woven pipe and drape, large pillars, and gorgeous floral arrangements.
How sweet is this moment when Krista and Sam’s adorable son Porter joined them at the altar?
Team Treasury, along with the fabulous team of wedding vendors, quickly transformed The Grande Ballroom from the wedding ceremony into the reception while their guests enjoyed cocktails in The Exchange Gallery. With time to spare, this allowed the new Mrs. and Mrs. to get a private sneak peek before their guests came back into the ballroom.
Rose Hill Cakes created one of the most unique wedding cakes that we have seen here at The Treasury! It had a glowing hole right through the middle! Have you ever seen anything like it?!
The brides got the party started with a fun reception entrance from The Vault Bar surrounded by swirling fog. The lights dimmed and all the world faded away as they headed onto the dance floor for their first dance.
We are always on the lookout for unique wedding reception entertainment ideas, and Sam and Krista did not disappoint! They decided to surprise their guests with a drag show!! The Kissimmee Queens treated everyone in attendance to an outrageous performance that they will not soon forget.
DJs Generation Y Entertainment took over from there and turned the party up to 11! Everyone had so much fun dancing the night away.
As the night wound down, Sam and Krista shared a private last dance in the middle of the dance floor. The brides had the opportunity to share in their joy, and take one final moment to reflect back on their magical day. The ballroom’s Starry Night Lighting created the perfect atmosphere for this romantic moment.
We feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of Krista and Sam’s big day. We wish you both the best in your future together!
Wedding Vendors for Sam + Krista’s LGBTQ Wedding at The Treasury on the Plaza:
The Executive Order signed by Governor Ron De Santis on June 3rd, 2020 allows us to resume in-person tours, weddings, and events!
Our wedding comfort capacity of 225 guests is well within the government restrictions of operating at 50% or less.
The Treasury on The Plaza’s commitment to the health and well-being of all those who walk through our doors continues to be top of mind 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
All staff and vendors are required to have their temperatures taken upon arrival and wear masks while on the premises.
Before our venue opens each day we disinfect the venue with a fogger machine. The fog is used to reduce the number of airborne microorganisms while it applies disinfectant to all surfaces immediately.
We are proud to announce that we have invested in and installed the Air Scrubber by Aerus into our Air Conditioning’s Ventilation Systems. This system combines high intensity UVC lighting with a state-of-the-art process that destroys over 99% of airborne and surface contaminants. This is the same technology that was built for NASA and is used on the International Space Station.
We also have a designated team member who oversees the continuous disinfecting of high touched areas through all events.
Watch the video below to learn more about the steps that we are taking to ensure the health and safety of all of our couples and guests!
Our promise to you is that we continue to evaluate, invest, and implement the newest technologies to ensure the safety of everyone who comes to celebrate with us.