Offbeat Weddings

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

Robyn and Andrew - A SURPRISE April Fool's Boho Chic Wedding

Robyn and Andrew - A SURPRISE April Fool's Boho Chic Wedding

Robyn and Andrew had been engaged for so long that their friends and family started asking them "so when are you guys getting married??" and after fielding the question long enough, they decided to throw an engagement party to announce their wedding date to their closest friends and family.  Little did their guests know that the engagement party, scheduled for April 1st (April Fool's Day), would be revealed as their actual wedding day!  The result was an incredibly unique and stylish SURPRISE wedding that the couple pulled off without a hitch!

Brittany and Tyler - An Art Deco New Years Eve Wedding

Brittany and Tyler - An Art Deco New Years Eve Wedding

Brittany and Tyler were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend and it was a perfect match!  Brittany has always loved the Lake Mirror area of Lakeland, so Tyler planned the ultimate proposal on New Years Eve 2015, walking the nearby gardens together after dinner and proposing in front of the lake.  Tyler even booked the adjacent Magnolia Building for New Year's Eve 2016, unbeknownst to Brittany, and when he popped the quested he asked if she would marry him on New Years Eve the following year in that very spot!  After the proposal, he surprised Brittany with a New Year's Eve engagement party that night.  Needless to say, New Years Eve and their Lakeland venue were very sentimental to them; They even shared the sweetest first look in the garden where they were engaged.  The pair decided to exchange vows at the church where Tyler is a youth pastor, and then host a cocktail-style reception afterwards where guests could ring in the New Year with lots of heavy hors d'oeuvres and sweets.  To end the night, party poppers were released by the wedding party as they welcomed the year 2017!  

Stacy and Josh - A Chic Ybor City Wedding

Stacy and Josh - A Chic Ybor City Wedding

Stacy and Josh are each a part of long time Florida families, so a Florida inspired Ybor wedding only made sense for them. Florida elements, like fiddler crab claws and oyster shells, were interspersed with personal touches found everywhere from the bride wearing her mothers veil, to old family wedding photos set amongst displays of sweets. For a final show of appreciation to old Tampa, a dominos table was set up in The Italian Club, as a nod to the venue's history and the spirit of Tampa.

Yi-Hwa and Felix - A Polynesian Party at the Florida Aquarium

Yi-Hwa and Felix - A Polynesian Party at the Florida Aquarium

Yi-Hwa and Felix took time to establish themselves professionally before getting married on 11/11/11. They decided they wanted a truly unique affair and included elements like a Polynesian style buffet with Polynesian dancers and fire breathers; during cocktail hour were animal encounters which featured a python, baby alligator, and barn owl! An Asian influence found throughout the wedding, as a nod to the bride's culture, was combined with offbeat elements to create this fun and unique event.