Gabriella and Aric - Old World Tradition in Tampa

Gabriella and Aric wanted their wedding to reflect their traditional Catholic backgrounds, the bride's Venezuelan heritage, and have an overall old Florida feel. The groom's love of craft beer inspired the space for their rehearsal dinner, which was held at The Tampa Bay Brew Bus, as well as all the craft beer that was served at the reception. Elegant classic design paired with personalized touches created a luxurious and sophisticated affair in the heart of Tampa.

The bride's simple yet stunning white gown, and the groom's black tux, were some of the traditional, classic elements found throughout the wedding.

The bride's simple yet stunning white gown, and the groom's black tux, were some of the traditional, classic elements found throughout the wedding.

The classic style invitation suite with calligraphy script featured copper and lace details to add in some vintage aspects to the clean design.

The classic style invitation suite with calligraphy script featured copper and lace details to add in some vintage aspects to the clean design.

      The bride wore striking white, crystal-studded Badgley Mischka heels, and an embroidered beaded sash.

      The bride wore striking white, crystal-studded Badgley Mischka heels, and an embroidered beaded sash.

                    The girls donned matching pink robes with delicate lace details and gold monograms.

                    The girls donned matching pink robes with delicate lace details and gold monograms.

                     A sweet moment between mother and daughter, as the bride was helped into her dress.

                     A sweet moment between mother and daughter, as the bride was helped into her dress.

The bride and her bridesmaids made sure to fit in the important things during the special day, like selfies with all your favorite girls!

The bride and her bridesmaids made sure to fit in the important things during the special day, like selfies with all your favorite girls!

The traditional Catholic mass ceremony was held at the impressive Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a historic gothic style cathedral in Downtown Tampa.

The traditional Catholic mass ceremony was held at the impressive Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a historic gothic style cathedral in Downtown Tampa.

                          Florals and greenery overflowing in gold pillar vases framed the ceremony space.

                          Florals and greenery overflowing in gold pillar vases framed the ceremony space.

                      Vintage styled lanterns adorned with greenery and florals lined the ceremony aisle.

                      Vintage styled lanterns adorned with greenery and florals lined the ceremony aisle.

     The bride looked simply beautiful in her white gown and cathedral length veil, with delicate crystal accents.

     The bride looked simply beautiful in her white gown and cathedral length veil, with delicate crystal accents.

                     The couple's baby girl was absolutely adorable as she was blessed during the ceremony.

                     The couple's baby girl was absolutely adorable as she was blessed during the ceremony.

The bridesmaids wore berry colored dressed and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangea, spray roses, eucalyptus, and sage.

The bridesmaids wore berry colored dressed and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangea, spray roses, eucalyptus, and sage.

                    The couple looked stunning together as they celebrated this truly momentous occasion. 

                    The couple looked stunning together as they celebrated this truly momentous occasion. 

                                                             Seriously, how perfect are these two?!

                                                             Seriously, how perfect are these two?!

     The groom looked sharp in his traditional three-piece black tuxedo, with a simple white floral boutonniere.

     The groom looked sharp in his traditional three-piece black tuxedo, with a simple white floral boutonniere.

The bride's bouquet consisted of ivory roses, white hydrangea, red garden roses, pink scabiosa, leafy eucalyptus and sage, and delicate Queen Anne's lace (gorgeous!)

The bride's bouquet consisted of ivory roses, white hydrangea, red garden roses, pink scabiosa, leafy eucalyptus and sage, and delicate Queen Anne's lace (gorgeous!)

      Cigars were hand rolled during the reception, as a reflection of the old Florida element and Tampa's history.

      Cigars were hand rolled during the reception, as a reflection of the old Florida element and Tampa's history.

Signature drinks like 'Her Margarita' and 'His Mexican Mule' were served at the bar, along with craft beer for the groom!

Signature drinks like 'Her Margarita' and 'His Mexican Mule' were served at the bar, along with craft beer for the groom!

The ballroom tables at The Tampa Marriott Waterside were adorned with lace table runners, gold chargers, gold Chiavari chairs, gold candelabras, and abundant florals in gold vases.

The ballroom tables at The Tampa Marriott Waterside were adorned with lace table runners, gold chargers, gold Chiavari chairs, gold candelabras, and abundant florals in gold vases.

     Floating candles and gold table numbers sat beneath gold pillar vases overflowing with greenery and florals.

     Floating candles and gold table numbers sat beneath gold pillar vases overflowing with greenery and florals.

Vintage style furniture made up lounge seating near the dance floor, with folding gold screens featuring photos of the couple.

Vintage style furniture made up lounge seating near the dance floor, with folding gold screens featuring photos of the couple.

The couple chose a beautifully classic white four tiered cake, decorated with textured icing, luscious florals, and finished off with a custom gold topper.

The couple chose a beautifully classic white four tiered cake, decorated with textured icing, luscious florals, and finished off with a custom gold topper.

Mini desserts were featured around the cake, including chocolate dipped strawberries and mini tarts in flavors like key lime and dulce de leche.

Mini desserts were featured around the cake, including chocolate dipped strawberries and mini tarts in flavors like key lime and dulce de leche.

The cake was displayed on a gold mosaic cake stand and was surrounded with delicate trays of mini desserts, and abundant florals.

The cake was displayed on a gold mosaic cake stand and was surrounded with delicate trays of mini desserts, and abundant florals.

                                         A look of love, captured during dancing in the ballroom.

                                         A look of love, captured during dancing in the ballroom.

                      The couple ended the night together beneath the night sky along the Tampa Riverwalk.

                      The couple ended the night together beneath the night sky along the Tampa Riverwalk.

Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Reception Venue and Catering: Tampa Marriott Waterside

Photography: Andi Diamond Photography

Florist and Rentals: FH Weddings and Events

Entertainment: Bay Kings Band

Cake and Desserts: Publix Greenwise

Stationary: Invitation Galleria

Hair and Makeup: Femme Akoi

Cigar Roller: Delite Entertainment

Transportation: OMG Trolley

Favors: William Dean Chocolate

Photo Booth: Foto Box Live