Nina Marie and Alex - A Unique Celestial Wedding in Downtown Tampa

Nina Marie and Alex first met at the wedding of a mutual friend. They soon found they both had a love for the stars above, especially the moon, so the natural choice for their offbeat wedding was a celestial theme. They wanted a dark and moody October celebration that balanced non-traditional and classic wedding elements. Their mutual love of donuts inspired a pink donut truck outside the venue for guests to enjoy after dinner. Even their cat made an appearance, in the form of a cardboard cutout, sitting amongst the guests during the ceremony and later being passed around the dance floor! 

 Downtown Tampa provided one of a kind murals, unique to the city, perfect for posing for photos.

Downtown Tampa provided one of a kind murals, unique to the city, perfect for posing for photos.

 Having trouble finding a unique dress she loved, the bride bought a traditional wedding dress and had a seamstress modify it with custom blush tulle underlay and bronze appliqués.

Having trouble finding a unique dress she loved, the bride bought a traditional wedding dress and had a seamstress modify it with custom blush tulle underlay and bronze appliqués.

         Bright, organic bunches of florals popped against black bridesmaids dresses and linens.

        Bright, organic bunches of florals popped against black bridesmaids dresses and linens.

 The open space, exposed brick, and industrial elements of this 1920's theater created the perfect combination of unique yet romantic charm.

The open space, exposed brick, and industrial elements of this 1920's theater created the perfect combination of unique yet romantic charm.

 The couple had a custom golden crescent moon made for their backdrop, accented with a star sprinkled gobo on the exposed brick, and bistro lights overhead to simulate stars above. 

The couple had a custom golden crescent moon made for their backdrop, accented with a star sprinkled gobo on the exposed brick, and bistro lights overhead to simulate stars above. 

 A black and gold sign accented with matching florals welcomed guests and let them know this was going to be an intimate, unplugged ceremony.

A black and gold sign accented with matching florals welcomed guests and let them know this was going to be an intimate, unplugged ceremony.

                       The couple had a close friend officiate and do a reading of their favorite bible verses.

                      The couple had a close friend officiate and do a reading of their favorite bible verses.

                                      The stunning couple, looking elated, as they are received by guests.

                                     The stunning couple, looking elated, as they are received by guests.

   To stay in theme, the wedding party wore black attire, with the maid of honor in a custom embroidered gown.

  To stay in theme, the wedding party wore black attire, with the maid of honor in a custom embroidered gown.

      The bride had a baby pink bomber custom embroidered with 'Just Married' and celestial themed patches.

     The bride had a baby pink bomber custom embroidered with 'Just Married' and celestial themed patches.

    For a unique getaway, the couple bought a tandem bike, and attached a sweet basket and 'Just Married' sign.

   For a unique getaway, the couple bought a tandem bike, and attached a sweet basket and 'Just Married' sign.

                             The couple was sent off on their tandem bike, surrounded by waving glowsticks!

                            The couple was sent off on their tandem bike, surrounded by waving glowsticks!

The awesome wedding pros who made this wedding spectacular include:

- Venue: The Rialto Theater

- Photographer: Ashley Izquierdo

- Catering: Delectables Fine Catering

- Rentals: Classic Events Entertainment

- Florist: Florist Fire

- Entertainment: DJ Jason, Grant Hemond & Associates

- Donut Truck: Cravings Donut Truck

- Hair & Makeup: LDM Beauty Group