Gabriella and Aric wanted their wedding to reflect their traditional Catholic backgrounds, the bride's Venezuelan heritage, and have an overall old Florida feel. The groom's love of craft beer inspired the space for their rehearsal dinner, which was held at The Tampa Bay Brew Bus, as well as all the craft beer that was served at the reception. Elegant classic design paired with personalized touches created a luxurious and sophisticated affair in the heart of Tampa.
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.
Brittany and Tyler were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend and it was a perfect match! Brittany has always loved the Lake Mirror area of Lakeland, so Tyler planned the ultimate proposal on New Years Eve 2015, walking the nearby gardens together after dinner and proposing in front of the lake. Tyler even booked the adjacent Magnolia Building for New Year's Eve 2016, unbeknownst to Brittany, and when he popped the quested he asked if she would marry him on New Years Eve the following year in that very spot! After the proposal, he surprised Brittany with a New Year's Eve engagement party that night. Needless to say, New Years Eve and their Lakeland venue were very sentimental to them; They even shared the sweetest first look in the garden where they were engaged. The pair decided to exchange vows at the church where Tyler is a youth pastor, and then host a cocktail-style reception afterwards where guests could ring in the New Year with lots of heavy hors d'oeuvres and sweets. To end the night, party poppers were released by the wedding party as they welcomed the year 2017!
Amanda and Brian originally met through mutual friends and continued to cross paths at various local bars, sporting events and social occasions, before unknowingly becoming neighbors! Fate was definitely pushing these two together, and it's easy to see why. After relocating to San Francisco for Brian's job, he planned a romantic candlelit proposal in their new west coast home, before beginning to plan their hometown nuptials in Tampa.
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.