For this stylized shoot, we wanted to highlight the history of a new venue with an old beginning (a former life as a cigar factory, indicative of the Ybor district of Tampa also known as the "Cigar City"). Our model wore a wedding gown with dramatic ruffles down the back, creating a Flamenco flair. We accented her hair with a Spanish-style rhinestone comb, and styled her makeup with bold red lips and gold-leaf eyeshadow to compliment the event's color palette of moss and gold. To set the tone for our Ybor Cigar Loft shoot, we created old world style invitations set in wooden cigar box 'envelopes'. The table names featured vintage cigar box labels in ornate gold frames. Our escort card display (which doubled as favors) featured mini bottles of whiskey with guests' names written on paper tags. For the cocktail area, we draped tables with tufted champagne linens layered over iridescent moss linens, with cigar boxes of gold mercury glass votives suspended from the ceiling beams as if floating above the tables. The fondant cake featured sugar buttons, a brushed gold fondant ribbon, and a sprig of hydrangea on top. The natural bridal bouquet consisted of ornamental cabbage, seeded eucalyptus, waxflower, palm frawns, and loops of gold wire, which complimented the natural table arrangements aside more gold mercury glass votives and stacked cigar boxes filled with moss and candles. We also uplit the brick walls with amber lighting for extra drama, and created a Cigar Lounge area as well. The result was a gorgeous representation of a historic cigar-themed event.
Lovebirds Buffy and Dave’s intimate wedding was full of romantic, rustic details. The newlyweds exchanges nuptials at The Lange Farm accompanied only by their two children. Light tones of misty pink, ivory, and gold were reflected throughout the flowers and linens. The couple chose a “Naturalistic Love Nest” style, tying in vintage furnishings and décor, glowing candles, and lovebird accents like feathers, nests, and metal birdcages. After the newlyweds sealed their vows with a kiss (with an adorable look of awe from their daughter and amusing grimace from their son), they shared a special first dance under the canopy of Oak trees. Delicate miniature bird nests tucked into branches created the seating chart, and the reclaimed wood dining table was lavishly decorated with a Spanish moss runner, pedestal bird cages, terrariums of flora, and an abundance of candles. Place settings of layered chargers and vintage china were topped with organza napkins in metal finch napkin rings. The new family enjoyed a light meal of delicious hors d’oeuvres, and the children filled printed kraft bags at the trail mix bar before partaking in the dessert display – a vintage hutch featuring butterscotch-nest topped cupcakes displayed in teacups and vintage china stands, and a wedding cake adorned with a suspended birdcage ornament topper.