Blair and Jake - A Country Couture Wedding

There’s no better way to say "I Do" than on a breezy autumn day with a waterfront view at Davis Island Garden Club. Blair and Jake exchanged their vows amongst family and friends in Southern style surrounded by the lush garden setting. This country couture wedding was perfectly accented with vintage-style furniture as outdoor seating where guests could lounge and enjoy a mini cigar bar.  Classic beverage dispensers offered a variety of refreshing lemonades and teas. To honor the couple’s journey, guests found their seats at tables reflecting places to which Blair and Jake had traveled. Each table was adorned with flickering votive candles surrounding lanterns or tall floral arrangements of curly willow with violet and ivory stock. String canopy lighting floated above while family and friends gathered at the food stations offering unique choices such as a salad and biscuit bar, chicken and potatoes, or brisket and mac n cheese. If guests saved room for dessert, a large wine barrel displaying a stand of assorted cupcake flavors would satisfy their sweet tooth.

The ceremony gazebo backdrop was adorned with lush purple and white flora and a crystal chandelier

The bride carried a bouquet of hydrangea, roses, & calla lilies. Bridesmaids carried hydrangea, iris, and sweet pea

Beverage dispensers of infused water, tea, and lemonade artfully displayed for early arriving guests

The seating assignments were written on vintage window panes suspended in the sprawling Oak trees

Vintage furniture set on paver stones created an inviting cigar lounge

Tables were named after places the bride and groom had visited and displayed in chalkboard frames.

Centerpieces included tall vases of curly willow and colorful stock, as well as silver lanterns surrounded by flora

Guests dined under a canopy of lights suspended overhead

A tower of cupcakes set atop a vintage wine barrel offered flavors like Honey Lavender and Coconut Cream Pie

The beautiful bride and groom shared a few moments alone before being whisked off by water taxi

Venue:  Davis Islands Garden Club

Photography:  Andy Marin Photography

Catering:  Catering by the Family

Cupcakes:  Sugardarlings Cupcakes

Décor:  WISH Vintage Rentals

Florist:  Andrea Layne Floral Design

Linens:  Connie Duglin Linens

Lighting:  Tampa Lights

DJ:  Ron Michele, Universal Music Entertainment

Transportation:  Tampa Water Taxi