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Kelli

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So my fiance are getting married on the Starlite Princess in St. Pete in February of 2010, on our ten year anniversary. Both of us said we wanted FUN FUN FUN and very little stress, and I think I found the perfect venue. It''s a paddleboat--- which is supposedly very silent and very still--- that goes around the St. Pete area. He also surprsed me with a boat ride concert around Manhattan a few years ago, so the whole boat feeling is kind of a happy place for me.
My fiancee insisted on the paddleboat because he said it was "rustic" and had character. I went to check it out with my sister last week and he was right. It''s so charming! I took a lot of pictures, but they were taken around noon. Our wedding will be an evening event so all the pretty light fixtures should give it an even more romantic feel. This Saturday, my F and I are going to actually take the boat ride, to make sure we like the music and the food, which is all provided by them. They have a band and a cooking and serving staff on the boat. Here is a picture of the outside, taken from their website.

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You walk in and this is what you see. I think it''s AWESOME that I was already thinking burgundy and cream as my colors.

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Then turn around for a view of the band and one of the three dance floors.

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You can see the stairs to the 2nd level in the first pic. If you go up them, here is what you see.

Left side. (You''re standing on another dance floor. I MAY use this as a kids area.)

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Straight towards the back of the boat. Check out the paddles:)
 

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Turn around and you get a pretty view of the whole first deck.

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Turn to your left and go up the stairs:) That''s my sister and matron of honor, trying to get out of the way of the picture.

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3rd deck, where I will probably actually get married--- before the boat takes off:)

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View of the ceremony area. They''ll set up the chairs cathedral style for this. I love it because the aisle won''t be too long, as I''m not looking forward to everyone staring at me the whole time.


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Turn around and you''ll see the hidden bar that comes out after the ceremony!

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Thanks for looking. I CAN''T WAIT for Saturday night when I get to see what it looks like at night, hear the band, and taste the food!
 

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Kelli, it looks awesome! Fun, yet classy. Enjoy the weekend and come back with a full report on the food and music.
 

elrohwen

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That is such a cool and unique venue! Congrats! I hope the food and music is great.
 

luvthemstrawberries

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Wow Kelli this looks like so much fun!! Such a great and unique idea!!
I bet it''ll be a blast. Haha, and that''s so great about the colors - it must be meant to be!
 

merrymunky

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I love it!

I was actually considering a reception on one of the little cruise ferries in the town I live in. (Poole on the south coast of England - 2nd largest natural harbour in the world behind Sydney) Alas, we are doing a credit crunch wedding so this would have been much too expensive.

Looks like you are going to have a beautiful wedding.
 

FrekeChild

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How much fun is that going to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a cool wedding venue!!!!!!!!!!!
 

JSM

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Lovely! It looks like it will be a unique and wonderful place to celebrate!
 

Lanie

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That is going to be such a unique experience for you and your guests! Congrats and have fun!!!
 

aveda6

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Very nice....I love the view. There is definitely something to be said for having your wedding on the water...
 
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