Unique Venues

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

Christina and Jonathan - A Merlot and Rose Wine Wedding at the Straz Theatre

Christina and Jonathan - A Merlot and Rose Wine Wedding at the Straz Theatre

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. 

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.

Haley and Max - A Boho Backyard Wedding

Haley and Max - A Boho Backyard Wedding

Haley and Max, two young entrepreneurs in Tampa, first met through mutual friends at a business fraternity. What started out as friendship began to ignite sparks, and soon after purchasing an engagement ring Max popped the question - he just couldn't hold on to the ring any longer without asking! The couple envisioned an intimate backyard wedding with their closest friends and family with all the beautiful details of a wedding (such as her stunning earthy flora) without all of the stuffy traditions (instead they wanted a big PARTY!). Both love experiencing nightlife and local cuisine with friends, so it was no surprise that their music and menu were top priorities for the celebration.

Jillian and Marcus - An Elegant Eggplant & Silver Museum Wedding

Jillian and Marcus - An Elegant Eggplant & Silver Museum Wedding

When Marcus, an IT Director, proposed to Jillian, an Elementary School Teacher, he did so at a baroque historic Steakhouse in Tampa known for their formal decor and attentive experience. They brought that same elegance and sophistication to their wedding celebration, choosing the beautiful setting of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg as their venue.