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Adilen and Manny - An Elegant and Intimate Wedding

Adilen and Manny planned an intimate wedding with their closest friends and family in celebration of their many years together. Adilen envisioned vintage details and soft colors, and Manny made sure there was great food and music! A charming and cozy venue created a modern garden setting, which was the perfect backdrop for all of the romantic flora that Adilen favored! Gold details added a vintage element to the elegant decor, and little brass airplane bottle opener favors gave a nod to the groom’s pilot skills. The result was a perfect combination of romantic and sophisticated.

Initially worried about inclemental weather for their outdoor ceremony, the resulting sky full of pinks and purples proved to be beautiful surprise that complimented the blush colors found in the reception.

Initially worried about inclemental weather for their outdoor ceremony, the resulting sky full of pinks and purples proved to be beautiful surprise that complimented the blush colors found in the reception.

The gorgeous bride wore an ivory, mermaid style lace gown, with a plunging back and beaded cap sleeve straps.

The gorgeous bride wore an ivory, mermaid style lace gown, with a plunging back and beaded cap sleeve straps.

Bridesmaids glittered in rose-gold sequined gowns and the flower girl looked precious in white lace and tulle.

Bridesmaids glittered in rose-gold sequined gowns and the flower girl looked precious in white lace and tulle.

The couple exchanged vows during an outdoor ceremony beneath an arbor of flora and greenery, and a crystal chandelier.

The couple exchanged vows during an outdoor ceremony beneath an arbor of flora and greenery, and a crystal chandelier.

Elegant details, like drapery and twinkling lights strung overhead, as well as tables dressed with mirrored pedestals, gold and crystal candelabras, and clusters of blush and ivory roses, elevated this intimate wedding.

Elegant details, like drapery and twinkling lights strung overhead, as well as tables dressed with mirrored pedestals, gold and crystal candelabras, and clusters of blush and ivory roses, elevated this intimate wedding.

Gold and rose gold details were displayed amongst blush linens, soft candlelight, and bouquets of ivory and blush florals.

Gold and rose gold details were displayed amongst blush linens, soft candlelight, and bouquets of ivory and blush florals.

A handmade mantle was used as a focal point and backdrop for the simple and sophisticated three tiered cake, which was decorated with metallic gold accents and fresh peonies.

A handmade mantle was used as a focal point and backdrop for the simple and sophisticated three tiered cake, which was decorated with metallic gold accents and fresh peonies.

Together the couple cut into their gorgeous cake amongst their closest friends and family.

Together the couple cut into their gorgeous cake amongst their closest friends and family.

The bride carried a bouquet of garden roses, peonies, and sprigs of greenery which complimented the enormous vine wall, that sat behind the guests’ feasting table, which was uniquely created for this event.

The bride carried a bouquet of garden roses, peonies, and sprigs of greenery which complimented the enormous vine wall, that sat behind the guests’ feasting table, which was uniquely created for this event.

Vendors who created this beautiful wedding include:

  • Venue: Forty Two Ten

  • Catering: Flavor Gourmet

  • Florist: Hannah’s Flowers

  • Hair & Makeup: Destiny & Light

  • Stationery: All That Glitters

  • Videography: Brett Rohlfing Video

  • Bar: Spunky Spirits

  • Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies

  • Linens: Connie Duglin Linen

  • Transportation: Suncoach Transport

  • Cake: Publix Greenwise

Nicole and Ray - A Classic Garden Wedding on Davis Islands

Nicole and Ray met nine years before their nuptials, and after a sweet Christmas morning proposal they decided to plan a Spring wedding overlooking Tampa Bay.  Nicole wanted classic details and a clean color scheme of grey and white with greenery elements that would compliment the Davis Islands Garden Club setting.  As a nod to the groom's love of craft beer, the couple served kegs of local brew from a friend's nearby brewery, Angry Chair, and pint glass favors featured clothespinned name cards, escorting guests to their seats inside.  This intimate waterfront wedding was full of personal details and elegant garden decor. 

A Florida sunset on the water creates the perfect backdrop for photos!

A Florida sunset on the water creates the perfect backdrop for photos!

The bride wore a timeless ballgown and her bridesmaids donned chic charcoal chiffon dresses.

The bride wore a timeless ballgown and her bridesmaids donned chic charcoal chiffon dresses.

The couple's fur-baby made an appearance while everyone was getting ready.

The couple's fur-baby made an appearance while everyone was getting ready.

Gentlemen looked dapper in their crisp light grey suits.

Gentlemen looked dapper in their crisp light grey suits.

Fluffy hydrangea accented the reception tables and the bouquets.

Fluffy hydrangea accented the reception tables and the bouquets.

Sweet messages were hand written on vintage window panes and set around the ceremony space.

Sweet messages were hand written on vintage window panes and set around the ceremony space.

The pair were wed in front of the waterside gazebo with an intimate group of friends and family as witnesses.

The pair were wed in front of the waterside gazebo with an intimate group of friends and family as witnesses.

A ruffled fondant cake satisfied guests' late night cravings after partying on the dance floor all night long.

A ruffled fondant cake satisfied guests' late night cravings after partying on the dance floor all night long.

The couple departed beneath a sparkler sendoff!

The couple departed beneath a sparkler sendoff!

Wedding pros who helped create this sweet evening include:

- Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club

- Photography: Whitnie Williams Photography

- Dress: The Dressing Room

- Entertainment: DJ Brendon

- Videography: Brett Rolhfing

- Caterer: Empress Tea Room

- Linens: Connie Duglin Linens

- Cake: The Desserterie

Kristin and Wil - A 'Harvest in Havana' Wedding on Bayshore Boulevard

Kristin and Wil wanted their Tampa wedding to reflect their unique story and personalities while also embracing the season and the area's rich history.  Every element of their wedding was intentional and special.  And much like the hidden mickeys at Disney World, this wedding had lots of little hidden personal touches filled with special meaning, including 'Player 1' and 'Player 2' toasting flutes in honor of the groom's love of vintage video games and a bumble bee bouquet brooch from the bride's late grandmother.  Scroll and get ready to swoon!!  

The couple posed for photos at their waterfront venue, overlooking famed Bayshore Boulevard.

The couple posed for photos at their waterfront venue, overlooking famed Bayshore Boulevard.

Tampa's rich Cuban heritage and 'Cigar City' moniker, inspired details like the cigar box motif invitations and woven straw hand fans.

Tampa's rich Cuban heritage and 'Cigar City' moniker, inspired details like the cigar box motif invitations and woven straw hand fans.

The bride's lace ballgown was fit for a Disney princess (perfect for a fanatic bride who maintains annual passholder status at the theme parks and knows the characters from all the movies!) and her hairstyle embodied the iconic braids from the Tangled and Frozen heroines.

The bride's lace ballgown was fit for a Disney princess (perfect for a fanatic bride who maintains annual passholder status at the theme parks and knows the characters from all the movies!) and her hairstyle embodied the iconic braids from the Tangled and Frozen heroines.

The bridal party's silk robes featured colorful florals with both tropical and autumnal vibes.

The bridal party's silk robes featured colorful florals with both tropical and autumnal vibes.

'The Princess Bride' accessorized her gown with a gold dinosaur necklace that had actually belonged to the groom when he was a young child.

'The Princess Bride' accessorized her gown with a gold dinosaur necklace that had actually belonged to the groom when he was a young child.

The groom sported rich red details that fell in theme with this Cuban inspired affair, and even snuck in some nerdy video game references on his tie clip and cuff "Links".

The groom sported rich red details that fell in theme with this Cuban inspired affair, and even snuck in some nerdy video game references on his tie clip and cuff "Links".

The couple got ready at the historic Floridan Palace hotel where they shared an intimate first look.

The couple got ready at the historic Floridan Palace hotel where they shared an intimate first look.

Choosing to have a first look is a great way to get rid of pre-ceremony jitters together, and creates an opportunity for super cute photos!

Choosing to have a first look is a great way to get rid of pre-ceremony jitters together, and creates an opportunity for super cute photos!

The groom looks suave in his grey three piece suit with red accessories, and of course shades for that Florida sun.

The groom looks suave in his grey three piece suit with red accessories, and of course shades for that Florida sun.

A yellow chrysanthemum boutonniere provides a harvest touch to the groom's look for this October wedding.

A yellow chrysanthemum boutonniere provides a harvest touch to the groom's look for this October wedding.

Bright florals in shades of orange, red, and yellow looked right at home against brick backdrops iconic to Tampa.

Bright florals in shades of orange, red, and yellow looked right at home against brick backdrops iconic to Tampa.

The couple made their way to the venue on an open air trolley traveling through Downtown Tampa.

The couple made their way to the venue on an open air trolley traveling through Downtown Tampa.

And of course stopped for amazing pictures along the way!

And of course stopped for amazing pictures along the way!

Bridesmaids wore dresses in bright fall shades which accented the colors found throughout the wedding.

Bridesmaids wore dresses in bright fall shades which accented the colors found throughout the wedding.

The bride truly looked like a princess in her lace ballgown with keyhole illusion lace detailing on the back.

The bride truly looked like a princess in her lace ballgown with keyhole illusion lace detailing on the back.

The Tampa Garden Club's lush garden space created the perfect ceremony backdrop as the two exchanged vows led by a close friend from the groom's residency program.

The Tampa Garden Club's lush garden space created the perfect ceremony backdrop as the two exchanged vows led by a close friend from the groom's residency program.

It wouldn't be a 'Cigar City' wedding without a shade station complete with fedoras!

It wouldn't be a 'Cigar City' wedding without a shade station complete with fedoras!

Colorful flora combined Fall colors with bright hues, resulting in arrangements that reflected the season as well as surprise tropical elements.

Colorful flora combined Fall colors with bright hues, resulting in arrangements that reflected the season as well as surprise tropical elements.

Bright florals and vintage style cigar boxes lined the aisle.

Bright florals and vintage style cigar boxes lined the aisle.

The fairy tale couple share a kiss as they are received by guests, after saying "I do"!

The fairy tale couple share a kiss as they are received by guests, after saying "I do"!

Guests enjoyed creative Florida-Cuban fusion cuisine, including passed 'Cuban cigars' of puff pastry filled with traditional Cuban sandwich ingredients studded with mustard and seasoning to resemble cigars in a cigar box.

Guests enjoyed creative Florida-Cuban fusion cuisine, including passed 'Cuban cigars' of puff pastry filled with traditional Cuban sandwich ingredients studded with mustard and seasoning to resemble cigars in a cigar box.

Mahogany Chiavari chairs and tropical colored linens were adorned with candle light and table numbers in gold frames, helping to marry the harvest and Havana themes!

Mahogany Chiavari chairs and tropical colored linens were adorned with candle light and table numbers in gold frames, helping to marry the harvest and Havana themes!

A Florida sunset created the perfect lighting to accent the ballroom.

A Florida sunset created the perfect lighting to accent the ballroom.

Tropical fruit was incorporated throughout the collection of cigar box centerpieces.

Tropical fruit was incorporated throughout the collection of cigar box centerpieces.

And table numbers were presented in form of dominos (a famous Tampa pastime).

And table numbers were presented in form of dominos (a famous Tampa pastime).

The coupled shared a first dance surrounded by A LOT of family and friends!

The coupled shared a first dance surrounded by A LOT of family and friends!

The cake featured flavor combos like Vanilla Key Lime, Hummingbird with Rum Pecan, and Guava Cream Cheese - topped off with a pair of adorable brass ducks in honor of the Peabody hotel in Memphis where the couple became engaged after the daily ducks parade through the lobby!

The cake featured flavor combos like Vanilla Key Lime, Hummingbird with Rum Pecan, and Guava Cream Cheese - topped off with a pair of adorable brass ducks in honor of the Peabody hotel in Memphis where the couple became engaged after the daily ducks parade through the lobby!

During cocktail hour a cigar bar was presented for guests to celebrate and relax.

During cocktail hour a cigar bar was presented for guests to celebrate and relax.

The couple even had custom cigars made!

The couple even had custom cigars made!

You know the couple that plays air guitar together, stays together, right? Yeah, we totally agree!

You know the couple that plays air guitar together, stays together, right? Yeah, we totally agree!

A gorgeous Florida sky was the perfect backdrop for this couple who celebrated in true Tampa fashion!

A gorgeous Florida sky was the perfect backdrop for this couple who celebrated in true Tampa fashion!

The incredibly talented team who created all this magic includes:

- Venue:  Tampa Garden Club

- Photographer:  Life Long Photography Studio

- Catering:  Catering by the Family

- Rentals & Floral:  Arlene Floral Designer 

- Transportation:  Clearwater Jolley Trolley

- Hair & Makeup:  Michelle Renee the Studio

- DJ & Lighting:  MBC Entertainment

- Bridal Gown & Bridesmaids Dresses:  Alfred Angelo

- Cake:  Publix Greenwise Bakery 

- Accommodations:  Floridan Palace Hotel

- Stationary:  Lollie J Designs

- Linens:  Connie Duglin Linens

Jennifer and Casey - A Blush and Baroque Wedding

Jennifer and Casey - A Blush and Baroque Wedding

When Jennifer and Casey met while out on the town with friends, it truly was love at first sight. At the end of the evening, like a scene from a movie, their first kiss through the taxi door was as electric as their first kiss as husband and wife at their waterfront nuptials! The couple exchanged vows in front of 150 of their closest friends and family at the Davis Islands Garden Club near downtown Tampa.  

TRENDSETTING - A Beauty and the Beast Styled Shoot

TRENDSETTING - A Beauty and the Beast Styled Shoot

This week I took my Mom to go see her favorite fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, and could not wait any longer to share some images from our recent Beauty and the Beast inspired styled shoot.  Although this shoot is currently pending publication by a well-known style blog and magazine, I just had to share a few swoon-worthy images for all those fellow Disney fans out there!  Enjoy!