Succulents & Greenery

Christine & Jared - A Boho Beachfront Wedding

When they began planning the couple knew they wanted a beachfront wedding, with natural and earthy elements incorporated throughout. Both Florida natives, the couple met in Gainesville while attending the University of Florida. Their love of spending time together at the beach or on their boat, and ultimately getting engaged on a balcony overlooking the ocean at The Grand Plaza Hotel, inspired their choice for a beach location. To create a relaxed, boho environment at the Tradewinds Resort, blue and green sea glass colors were accented with neutral hues found in driftwood and white shells. The most special and unique pieces were the cake toppers which once belonged to the groom’s great great great uncle.

Elegantly styled in colors inspired by the beach, the couple look stunning against the water at sunset.

Elegantly styled in colors inspired by the beach, the couple look stunning against the water at sunset.

The bride wore a strapless, lace, mermaid style gown perfect for a beachfront affair.

The bride wore a strapless, lace, mermaid style gown perfect for a beachfront affair.

Soft yet glamorous makeup in neutral colors complimented the bride’s attire.

Soft yet glamorous makeup in neutral colors complimented the bride’s attire.

The bride carried a bouquet of blue, green, and white hydrangea accented with greenery and starfish elements.

The bride carried a bouquet of blue, green, and white hydrangea accented with greenery and starfish elements.

Starfish details were also found throughout other floral arrangements like boutonnieres, and as escort card displays at the reception.

Starfish details were also found throughout other floral arrangements like boutonnieres, and as escort card displays at the reception.

To keep her hair tidy in any breezes coming in off the water the bride wore a style featuring a beautiful low updo.

To keep her hair tidy in any breezes coming in off the water the bride wore a style featuring a beautiful low updo.

Bridesmaids popped next to the bride in their strapless azure gowns.

Bridesmaids popped next to the bride in their strapless azure gowns.

Program fans were offered to guests as a fun way to keep cool.

Program fans were offered to guests as a fun way to keep cool.

A vintage dresser was converted into a “shoe valet” for guests to kick off their shoes and grab a pair of flip flops for the beachfront ceremony.

A vintage dresser was converted into a “shoe valet” for guests to kick off their shoes and grab a pair of flip flops for the beachfront ceremony.

Fedoras were offered to guests at the shoe valet, along with brushes to dust the sand off before heading to the reception.

Fedoras were offered to guests at the shoe valet, along with brushes to dust the sand off before heading to the reception.

Along the ceremony aisle, lanterns and driftwood sat beside guest chairs.

Along the ceremony aisle, lanterns and driftwood sat beside guest chairs.

The stunning couple looking elated as they are received by loved ones after the ceremony.

The stunning couple looking elated as they are received by loved ones after the ceremony.

The couple were married beneath a natural wood ceremony arch adorned with neutral flowers, lanterns, and chiffon drapery.

The couple were married beneath a natural wood ceremony arch adorned with neutral flowers, lanterns, and chiffon drapery.

Nautical details and lanterns decorated the escort card display table.

Nautical details and lanterns decorated the escort card display table.

Starfish escort cards sat perched in delicate wood boxes.

Starfish escort cards sat perched in delicate wood boxes.

The reception was held in the event pavilion, fully draped with chiffon drapery from the ceiling and along the walls and completed with uplighting throughout in blue hues.

The reception was held in the event pavilion, fully draped with chiffon drapery from the ceiling and along the walls and completed with uplighting throughout in blue hues.

Burlap table runners on blue linens were set along feasting tables adorned with centerpieces of driftwood and accented with succulents, shells, soft candle light, and lanterns.

Burlap table runners on blue linens were set along feasting tables adorned with centerpieces of driftwood and accented with succulents, shells, soft candle light, and lanterns.

The cake toppers that sat atop this adorable polka dotted cake have a very unique story: Years ago a cargo ship laden with cupie dolls sank off of the Florida Keys. For years beach goers found arms, legs, and heads of the dolls. But when a pair were found in perfect condition they were gifted to the groom’s great great great uncle, who was a lighthouse keeper in Key West, and his wife. The dolls made their first appearance on a family wedding cake in 1921, and since have adorned the tops of wedding cakes throughout the groom’s entire extended family, ultimately ending up on his own.

The cake toppers that sat atop this adorable polka dotted cake have a very unique story: Years ago a cargo ship laden with cupie dolls sank off of the Florida Keys. For years beach goers found arms, legs, and heads of the dolls. But when a pair were found in perfect condition they were gifted to the groom’s great great great uncle, who was a lighthouse keeper in Key West, and his wife. The dolls made their first appearance on a family wedding cake in 1921, and since have adorned the tops of wedding cakes throughout the groom’s entire extended family, ultimately ending up on his own.

The incredible team that made it all possible include:

Venue & Catering: Tradewinds Resort St. Pete Beach

Hair & Makeup: Destiny and Light

DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates

Cake: Publix Greenwise

Linens: Connie Duglin Linens

Florist: Braun’s Fine Flowers

Photography: Lifelong Photography Studio

Jessica & Cody - A Chic Black and White Tropical Garden Wedding

Jessica and Cody met and grew up in a small town in Ohio. Together they moved their life to Florida, which had a major impact on their style inspiration, ultimately choosing a waterfront Tampa Bay venue. They envisioned a memorable event for themselves and their guests, with a simple and elegant design using a classic color palette of black and white, and a focus on lots of greenery rather than flowers. But the most important detail may have been the ring bearer, bedecked in a black and white tux (who happened to be the couple’s own English bulldog, Cheetah!)

Tampa Bay and a stunning sunset provided the perfect backdrop for this Florida inspired soiree.

Tampa Bay and a stunning sunset provided the perfect backdrop for this Florida inspired soiree.

The bride kept it simple and chic in a satin sheath dress adorned with delicate beading along the neckline and back.

The bride kept it simple and chic in a satin sheath dress adorned with delicate beading along the neckline and back.

Soft curls and glamorous makeup completed the look for this garden wedding.

Soft curls and glamorous makeup completed the look for this garden wedding.

The guest of honor at the ceremony was the couple’s dog, Cheetah!

The guest of honor at the ceremony was the couple’s dog, Cheetah!

The gentlemen looked dapper in their classic black suits.

The gentlemen looked dapper in their classic black suits.

Adding a bowtie is an instant and classic way to elevate a suit.

Adding a bowtie is an instant and classic way to elevate a suit.

How adorable is Cheetah adorned in his matching black and white tux?!

How adorable is Cheetah adorned in his matching black and white tux?!

Chic white flowers and large fronds of greenery popped against the black bridesmaids dresses.

Chic white flowers and large fronds of greenery popped against the black bridesmaids dresses.

A personal touch of DIY fern frond embroidery hoops, were suspended at the ceremony gazebo.

A personal touch of DIY fern frond embroidery hoops, were suspended at the ceremony gazebo.

Cheetah was escorted down the aisle by our great friends at Fairy Tail Pet Care, who provide couples with the option to have their furry family members be a part of their big day!

Cheetah was escorted down the aisle by our great friends at Fairy Tail Pet Care, who provide couples with the option to have their furry family members be a part of their big day!

The bride looked stunning walking down the aisle beneath oak trees and bistro lights.

The bride looked stunning walking down the aisle beneath oak trees and bistro lights.

The couple got married amongst friends and family (and Cheetah!) with DIY touches around them, creating a truly unique and sentimental ceremony.

The couple got married amongst friends and family (and Cheetah!) with DIY touches around them, creating a truly unique and sentimental ceremony.

Is there a more perfect way to get married than along the water at sunset?!

Is there a more perfect way to get married than along the water at sunset?!

Delicate laser cut seating chart cards were hung by miniature clothes pins against a carved wood backdrop.

Delicate laser cut seating chart cards were hung by miniature clothes pins against a carved wood backdrop.

The bride’s Hawaiian heritage inspired tropical foliage and delicate orchids amongst soft candlelight throughout.

The bride’s Hawaiian heritage inspired tropical foliage and delicate orchids amongst soft candlelight throughout.

A simple and elegant three tiered cake completed the decor, adorned with delicate white orchids and more greenery.

A simple and elegant three tiered cake completed the decor, adorned with delicate white orchids and more greenery.

A caramel and chocolate popcorn mix (yum!) was set at each place setting as a thank you favor, and late night snack, for guests.

A caramel and chocolate popcorn mix (yum!) was set at each place setting as a thank you favor, and late night snack, for guests.

All of the personal details came together to create this chic and elegant garden affair.

All of the personal details came together to create this chic and elegant garden affair.

The fantastic group of vendors who made this day possible include:

Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club

Photography: Andy Marten Photography

Officiant: It’s Official

Linens: Connie Duglin Linens

Entertainment: Sound by Sideshow

Cake: Publix Greenwise

Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi

Pet Care: Fairy Tail Pet Care

Catering: Delectables Fine Catering

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!

Kelly and Peter - A Classic Country Club Wedding

Kelly and Peter - A Classic Country Club Wedding

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!