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.
When Jonathan proposed to Christina, he had just finished a 28 hour day of his residency, and secretly drove to the Kennedy Center to drop off a special bottle of wine for their date that evening. During dinner on the rooftop terrace, Jonathan ordered a bottle of wine and the server presented the special bottle. Jonathan turned the bottle to face Christina, revealing special dates and milestones etched on the label, and then got down on one knee and popped the question. Swoon! The couple knew they wanted their wedding to be set in Tampa (the city where they met) and wanted to provide a unique experience that also incorporated wine elements as a nod to their engagement.
Kelly and Peter's beautiful, Palma Ceia wedding was filled with tradition and elegance, from their nuptials at their family church, to their reception at their Golf & Country Club. Classic details were balanced with pops of color, with shades of dusty blue, peach, and cranberry, which somehow seemed to also appear in the amazing sunset photos on the greens!
Dawn and Ilana were together for ten years before finally getting married in their backyard with only a handful of people; they made the quick decision when same-sex marriage became legalized nationwide, wanting to make sure they could get married if the ruling was later repealed. After waiting over two years since that little backyard ceremony when the law was passed, it was finally time to have a celebration that reflected the depth of their love. Ilana's love of Tampa's history meant a vintage Cigar City themed affair was a natural choice for the couple; paired with a culmination of 10+ years of love, a small and simple ceremony, and the fact that Dawn puts her life on the line everyday as a law enforcement officer, meant a true celebration of their relationship and all the people that had been a part of their love story for the last ten years was finally in order.
Alyssa and MJ were set up through the bride's cousin on a surprise blind date at Ceviché, and later got engaged at the same restaurant. When MJ proposed to Alyssa he not only did so at the restaurant where they had their first date, but he proposed in the spot where they first kissed (literally swoon!) The couple both attended Florida State University so garnet and gold were a natural choice for their color palette; subtle pops of blush were also incorporated which created a soft romantic feel. Wanting a wedding that mixed traditional elements with fun experiences for their guests, and lots of personal touches, every detail of this wedding was elegant, timeless, fun, and had Alyssa and MJ written all over it!