Nicole and Ray - A Classic Garden Wedding on Davis Islands

Nicole and Ray met nine years before their nuptials, and after a sweet Christmas morning proposal they decided to plan a Spring wedding overlooking Tampa Bay.  Nicole wanted classic details and a clean color scheme of grey and white with greenery elements that would compliment the Davis Islands Garden Club setting.  As a nod to the groom's love of craft beer, the couple served kegs of local brew from a friend's nearby brewery, Angry Chair, and pint glass favors featured clothespinned name cards, escorting guests to their seats inside.  This intimate waterfront wedding was full of personal details and elegant garden decor. 

                                A Florida sunset on the water creates the perfect backdrop for photos!

                               A Florida sunset on the water creates the perfect backdrop for photos!

                The bride wore a timeless ballgown and her bridesmaids donned chic charcoal chiffon dresses. 

               The bride wore a timeless ballgown and her bridesmaids donned chic charcoal chiffon dresses. 

                          The couple's fur-baby made an appearance while everyone was getting ready. 

                         The couple's fur-baby made an appearance while everyone was getting ready. 

                                               Gentlemen looked dapper in their crisp light grey suits.

                                              Gentlemen looked dapper in their crisp light grey suits.

                                         Fluffy hydrangea accented the reception tables and the bouquets. 

                                        Fluffy hydrangea accented the reception tables and the bouquets. 

         Sweet messages were hand written on vintage window panes and set around the ceremony space.

        Sweet messages were hand written on vintage window panes and set around the ceremony space.

    The pair were wed in front of the waterside gazebo with an intimate group of friends and family as witnesses.

   The pair were wed in front of the waterside gazebo with an intimate group of friends and family as witnesses.

      A ruffled fondant cake satisfied guests' late night cravings after partying on the dance floor all night long.

     A ruffled fondant cake satisfied guests' late night cravings after partying on the dance floor all night long.

                                                        The couple departed beneath a sparkler sendoff!

                                                       The couple departed beneath a sparkler sendoff!

Wedding pros who helped create this sweet evening include:

- Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club

- Photography: Whitnie Williams Photography

- Dress: The Dressing Room

- Entertainment: DJ Brendon

- Videography: Brett Rolhfing

- Caterer: Empress Tea Room

- Linens: Connie Duglin Linens

- Cake: The Desserterie