As the latest generation of couples begin planning their weddings, a team of Tampa Bay wedding vendors decided to channel the 1990’s era with a funky vibe and fun iridescent-inspired color palette to create an inspirational photo shoot.
Wedding planner Delaney Driver of Wilder Mind Events was inspired to create a unique event that incorporated the neon trend and channeled the style of the ’90s without being tacky. Pastel hues of the aurora borealis took the color story into a fresh direction that gave a nod to the rainbow of shades for which the decade was known.
“The colors were iridescent and pastels with pops of teal and a wide range of pinks and rose gold. There were a lot of colors involved in this shoot and having the mixture of subtle and bright really brought the color scheme together,” Delaney explained. “When I think of the ’90s I think of a wide range of colors, so it made the most sense to have a large range to bring in the look I wanted to accomplish.”
To complement the uniqueness of the style, the vendor team selected NOVA 535 for its unconventional vibe and variety of backdrops, from the lush bamboo-lined ceremony courtyard to the industrial brick walls destined for neon signage.
“NOVA was a perfect space for the shoot because of the outdoor courtyard and the spacious inside. The courtyard allowed us to have a fun mobile bar and ceremony space and the inside gave me plenty of room for the cake display and reception set up. NOVA already gives off the funky vibes, so it was a no brainer doing it there,” Delaney raved.
Some stand-out details from the inspiration shoot included the glistening rose gold tinsel ceremony arch and whimsical attire donned by the couple.
“My favorite element was definitely the arch with the rose gold tinsel. I had bought the tinsel and wasn’t 100% sure it was going to look the way I wanted it to, and it looked way better than I had imagined. I think the arch really added the pop of iridescent and color we needed,” Delaney raved. “I also was in love with the couple’s wardrobe. His pink suit and her silver sparkle dress were stunning and couldn’t have matched more perfectly.
As with any event, it’s the team of wedding pros working behind the scenes who make the day come together.
“I loved how enthusiastic all the vendors were. This was the quickest shoot I ever planned because everyone wanted to be part of it. We all had a total blast creating together and everyone even showed up dressed in 90’s-themed clothes!” the planner gushed.
How would you describe the theme?
The idea started with a vendor presenting an iridescent theme. I love the iridescent that is trending, but I wanted to find a way to make this shoot unique, and like no one has seen before. You can find me often listening to ’90s music, or even my wardrobe items have some ’90s inspired flare, so this theme was something that I truly was passionate about. I honestly think I planned my dream wedding when I was doing this shoot because everything about it made my heart sing and was so “me.” On top of it, a lot of ’90s babies are getting married right now, so even though this theme reflected me, I also knew it would inspire other couples who are ’90 babies and love to have a funky and fun vibe for their big days.
How did the venue fit within your theme?
NOVA 535 was a perfect space for the shoot because of the outdoor courtyard and the spacious inside. The courtyard allowed us to have a fun mobile bar and ceremony space and the inside gave me plenty of room for the cake display and reception set up. NOVA already gives off the funky vibes, so it was a no brainer doing it there.
What were the colors?
When I think of the ’90s I think of a wide range of colors, so it made the most sense to have a large range to bring in the look I wanted to accomplish. The colors were iridescent and pastels with pops of teal and a wide range of pinks and rose gold. There were a lot of colors involved in this shoot, and having a mixture of subtle and bright really brought the color scheme together.
Estimated cost of this wedding for 150 guests:
Planning + Design: $2,500-$5,000 | Photography: Starting at $3,500 | Cinema: Starting at $2,500 | Floral’s: $3,500 | Table Top Decor: $2,250 | Pet Care: $350-500 | Macarons: $300 | Cake: $1,150 | Dress: $249 | Suit: $299 | Signage: $350 | Mobile Bar: $2,000-$3,000 + Alcohol | Hair and Makeup for Bride: $175 | Balloon Backdrop: $275 | Invitations/Place Cards: $300-$500
Venue: NOVA 535 *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue
Photographer: Brianna Kim Photography
Videographer: Labif Film House
Planner: Wilder Mind Events
Florist: Britter’s Blooms
Styling Accessories: Treasury Rentals
Balloon Wall: Flourish Tampa
Signage: Woodland Custom Design
Ghost Chairs, Linens, and Chargers: Elite Events and Rentals
Arch: Epic Events by Booth
Neon Sign: Posy Exchange
Vintage Mobile Bar: The Tipsy Trotter
Cake: Lubelles Cakes
Macarons: Care and Co Sweets Studio
Hair and Makeup: Just Beauty Hair and Makeup
Bridal Gown: All Brides 2 Be
Stationery and Place Cards: Sassy Elegance Designs
Pet Planners: Furry Ventures Pet Care
Models: Meredith and Michael
Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.
*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros are highly respected by our local wedding community and have been personally vetted by our editor.