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Katie and Mike - A Wintery Wedding in St. Petersburg

Katie and Mike - A Wintery Wedding in St. Petersburg

Katie and Mike put together a perfect winter wedding with a non-traditional winter color palette of Emerald Green, Blush Pink, and Pewter (which we loved)!  Katie's gorgeous gown received A LOT of special attention that day; she had a final reveal with her dad, bridesmaids, and the groom, in three different and intimate first looks (And how beautiful was Katie's fur stole?).  Does anyone else just melt when they see tears welling up in a father's eyes?  And we love how the bridesmaids were all cheering with excitement!

Kaylee and Ryan - A Romantic Rose Gold Wedding

Kaylee and Ryan - A Romantic Rose Gold Wedding

Kaylee and Ryan wanted their wedding to reflect their Southern roots and shared Faith in a gorgeous waterfront garden wedding in Tampa. Their soft color palette of blush, rose gold, and gold, was reflected in details like the flowy chiffon bridesmaid dresses, romantic loose flora, and vintage candlesticks on the tables.

Katie and Greg - A Barista's Brunch Wedding

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.

                                                   Love their special His and Hers mugs!

                          The groom wore a boutonniere of mini succulents and blue thistle

            The couple's pocket-style invitation featured preppy navy, grey, and white with pops of bright green

      Guests selected their choice of vintage coffee mugs for a cup of coffee before the ceremony

                                                        A vintage windowpane made for a lovely program display

                    Pictures of special family members who were not present were displayed at the ceremony

            The bride and groom secured an engraved lock onto a keepsake display as a unique unity ceremony

                                                   Bridesmaids wore mismatched navy cocktail dresses

The bride's bouquet featured hydrangea, roses, renunculus, peonies, & tulips in shades of ivory, peach, and citron

                          Guests enjoyed a Bloody Mary Bar and a Mimosa Bar during the brunch reception

                        The spread included gourmet donuts among an assortment of breakfast favorites

                               Guests dined at one large table that snaked across the lawn under the tress

   Hedgeboxes filled with assorted flowers like renunculus, blue thistle, and waxflower were accented with citrus

The couple ceremoniously cut a small cake before serving assorted gourmet cupcakes for dessert

             Guests took home bags of specialty coffee beans as favors from the bride and groom

                                            The happy couple took a moment to enjoy their waterfront views

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

Jen and Charlie - A Historic Tampa Wedding

Jen and Charlie - A Historic Tampa Wedding

This couple really loves their city of Tampa; the history, the culture, & the food all inspired their wedding. We started with a palette of sangria, ruby, & saffron. We introduced the wedding style immediately by sending save-the-date postcards printed with a Tampa cigar box motif. The aisle was lined with mason jars filled with roses, orchids, & colorful croton leaves. We incorporated Tampa touches, like the ring-bearer cigar box, & the unity wine ceremony (wherein the couple each combined a varietal of red wine creating a wine blend from which they both sipped.) During the cocktail hour, the waitstaff passed trays of Tampa favorites such as mini empanadas, deviled crabs, & bacon wrapped plantains. And as a surprise to the bride & groom (both beer lovers) we offered samples of local Cigar City Brewery beers – two brews that paired well with robust cigars. And we had to offer a Cigar Bar for the gentlemen, with cigars rolled locally in Ybor city.

Lori and Steven - A Bright Waterfront Wedding

Lori and Steven - A Bright Waterfront Wedding

When Lori and Steve were planning their wedding, they knew they wanted to honor their Florida roots, incorporate Lori's love of starfish, and have Steven's family bring in some delicious local Florida shrimp!  Thus their color palette of shrimp and lime was born, and was reflected in everything from their tropical print cocktail table linens, their vibrant tropical bouquets, citrus-wedge escort cards, and even cut limes in the centerpieces.  The couple provided woven rattan fans as ceremony programs for their guests, and participated in a unity sand ceremony.  During the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed fresh local shrimp shooters with either cocktail sauce or tropical mango salsa, displayed aside a palm tree ice sculpture!  Even the cupcakes complimented the tropical style, with flavors like chocolate coconut topped with chocolate seashells, and key lime pie topped with graham cracker sand.  Guests enjoyed custom koozies as favors, and sent off the bride and groom under a blaze of sparklers.