Dana and Al are jet-setting professionals that have traveled the world, and have the enormous group of friends and family to show for it! They wanted a unique and memorable wedding that their guests would never forget, and what better way to showcase their new roots in Tampa than a garden wedding overlooking the iconic Bayshore Boulevard, the bay, and downtown? They paired their classic, elegant style with a little Latin flair and the result was a stunning Fall event fit for the fun and discerning palates alike!
Who doesn't love brunch?! Katy & Greg’s wedding is full of amazing coffee-themed details in honor of their morning nuptials and Greg's former life as a barista! Guests were greeted with a coffee station with assorted vintage mugs and gourmet coffees to sip on before the ceremony. Katy and Greg exchanged vows in front of the white gazebo and instead of a unity candle, they had a plaque with a little lock that was engraved with their names and wedding date. They placed the lock on the plaque and locked it together - such a great unity ceremony alternative. It was a gorgeous day for photos and an outdoor reception set at one enormous communal table under the sprawling oak trees. The table was dressed with coffee sack runners and hedge box centerpieces along with candles nestled in coffee bean vessels. Guests enjoyed a mimosa and bloody mary bar, yogurt station and donuts as everyone played corn hole and jenga on the lawn. Their favor was different flavors of coffee beans for their guests to put in favor bags that said "Katy & Greg the perfect blend”. They ate brunch family style and after mingling with friends and family, and having some to die for cupcakes (how cute are the mini donut topped cupcakes?!), and then the newlyweds departed through a tunnel of eco-friendly confetti and on to a boat for their grand exit.
Vendors who made this day amazing include:
Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club
Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography
Floral Design: Belle Fleur
Entertainment: DJ Cory, Grant Hemond & Associates
Catering: Good Food Catering
Event Rentals: Coast to Coast Event Rentals
Specialty Furniture Rentals: WISH Vintage Rentals
Linens: Connie Duglin Linen
Cupcakes: Sugardarlings Cupcakes
Donuts: SoHo Donut Company
Hair & Makeup: Destiny & Light Hair & Makeup
Videography: Randall Productions
Transportation: Suncoach Transport
Send-off: Tampa Water Taxi
Accommodations: Tampa Marriott Waterside
In a setting as beautiful as an outdoor venue in Florida, you don't have to look hard for inspiration. Natural greens from area foliage and silvery-blues found in local airplants were the perfect colors for this stylized shoot, which also incorporated a pop of bright Florida orange. We set out to create a wedding concept that incorporated sustainable and environmentally-friendly elements. You CAN have an eco-conscious wedding and have it still be beautiful!
Jessica and Josh wanted their wedding to reflect their love of the simpler things in life; Southern food, cowboy boots, their Christian roots, and close friends and family. The bride wanted to combine rustic elements like wood barrels, burlap, and mason jars, with elegant touches like pearls, lace, and garden roses. The soft pastel color scheme was reflected from the chiffon and lace gowns to the soft romantic flora. The bride arrived at the outdoor ceremony under a Great Oak tree via horse and carriage, and the aisle was lined with wood planks etched with Bible verses. The couple also participated in a unity cross ceremony where they assembled a cross together signifying the outer structure of the groom sheltering his bride, and the bolts of their faith binding them together. During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed a display of Baseball snack favorites as a nod to the couple's first date to a Tampa Bay Ray's game (the bride is a huge baseball fan!) Guest names and table assignments were printed on lace trimmed cards displayed on wood 'cookies'. Inside the Garden House, tables were topped with vintage lace doilies that belonged to the bride's grandmother, and accented pastel napkins. Soft pastel flowers accented with strands of pearls were combined with candles for a romantic look. A small and simple wedding cake was displayed with various cupcakes tucked inside wooden crates, which included fun Southern flavors like Peach Pie, Root Beer Float, and Strawberry Shortcake. And to reflect the importance of family, heirloom wedding photos were displayed for guests to enjoy. Guests were sent home with favors of home-made apple butter jars!
Love travel? Why not incorporate that passion into your special day? That’s exactly what Liz and Jeff did, with a travel-themed wedding that showcases their favorite adventures, destinations and places in the world. To add a little pop of color, the groomsmen sported pale blue pants and peach ties and added some extra flare with personalized monogram suspenders. Guests were charmed by the vintage suitcases filled with custom passport programs and unique luggage tags and flip flops favors! The new Mr. and Mrs. entered the reception through a burst of confetti. Dinner was served at round tables covered with vanilla linens and topped with repurposed mason jars filled with flora in shades of pale pink, ivory and peach. Clusters of votive candles and roses in silver candlesticks encircled stacks of books and mini globes. Family and friends enjoyed specialty drinks perfectly paired with food stations from around the world, offering Asian, French, Italian, and Cuban cuisine, and when guests visited the food stations, they received a stamp on their passport menu! There were even exotic flavored cupcakes for dessert! The music kept everyone on the dance floor all night long, and when it came time to say their goodbyes, no one wants to leave - the party was that amazing!