Pink, Black, White and Silver Tampa Wedding at A La Carte Pavilion

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Autumn and Brandon’s Love Story:
Brandon and I met when I was 18 and a freshman in college. In November 2006, my girlfriend and I went out to dinner and Brandon was our waiter. He was real flirtatious, but I didn’t want to give him my number because I was hesitant about not really knowing him. I started talking to him online first, and then we eventually exchanged numbers and went out on our first date a couple weeks later.

In December 2012, Brandon and I went to New York City for Christmas. We decided to go ice skating at Rockefeller Center one night, but the line was really long and we had a Broadway show we wanted to catch. Brandon had planned to propose while we were ice skating, but since there was a change in plans he had to come up with a new strategy.

As we were walking out, we asked another couple to take our picture with the big Christmas tree in the background. When the couple went to snap the camera, Brandon got down on one knee in the middle of Rockefeller Center and asked me to marry him. I was in complete shock, especially because there were hundreds of people crowded around us just staring. I was so shocked that I forgot to say, “Yes.” I just kept saying “Oh my God!”

Brandon had to finally ask me “Is that a Yes?,” and of course I replied, “Yes!” It ended up being the most perfect wedding proposal.

Pink, Black, White and Silver Tampa Wedding at A La Carte Pavilion

While the Pinellas county couple didn’t choose a particular theme, Autumn made sure there were touches of “sparkle” throughout her wedding day.

“Since I was four years old, I have been a dancer. Our dance director was obsessed with putting rhinestones on everything: our costumes, our hair, our eyes, etc. After this, I too became obsessed with anything with sparkle. My flip flops, cell phone case, clothing,  jewelry, all of it has sparkles and rhinestones,” the bride shared. “So as we were planning our wedding and looking at décor, I kept saying, ‘That looks good, but can we add some sparkle to it?’ Eventually everything in my wedding had rhinestones or sparkles: the flowers, centerpieces, table numbers, linens, programs, wedding cake and place card holders. I even hired a lady to sew rhinestones into my wedding dress!”

Autumn and Brandon searched for a unique Tampa wedding venue that could host almost 200 wedding guests and found A La Carte Event Pavilion.

“I had a picture in my head of exactly how I wanted my wedding to look décor wise with drapery and lighting, and I knew no other venue would give me the look that A La Carte did. My wedding felt like a dream,” the bride gushed. “The whole A La Carte team far surpassed my expectations of what my wedding day would be like. Every staff member, whether it be my wedding coordinator Jade, or one of the servers, made sure that my husband and I were well taken care of that day and that we were having a good time. Each department worked so well together to make sure every detail, from food to flowers to décor, flowed smoothly and that everything looked amazing. I was so impressed.”

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The bride and groom focused on keeping their guests entertained during their Tampa wedding reception.

“We had a fabulous DJ, Doug Decker [of Grant Hemond & Associates], who did my sister’s and my friend’s weddings, so I knew he was awesome,” the bride beamed. “I also loved doing the bridesmaids dance with my girls. No one knew we were doing it, and we practiced for months beforehand.”

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Looking back, Autumn shared that her most memorable moment was walking down the aisle to her husband.

“It’s the moment all little girls dream about, and I just remember telling myself to keep my eyes on him the whole time, because I was so nervous,” the bride reminisced. “Just getting to be with my new husband and being surrounded by all our friends and family the entire day was such an amazing feeling and one I will never forget.”

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“Walking down the aisle to my husband was one of the most memorable moments. It’s the moment all little girls dream about and I just remember telling myself to keep my eyes on him the whole time because I was so nervous.” – The Bride

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“My wedding felt like a dream. The whole A La Carte Event Pavilion team far surpassed my expectations of what my wedding day would be like. Every staff member, whether it be my wedding coordinator Jade, or one of the servers, made sure that my husband and I were well taken care of that day and that we were having a good time. Each department worked so well together to make sure every detail, from food to flowers to décor, flowed smoothly and that everything looked amazing. I was so impressed.” – The Bride

A La Carte Pavilion Wedding - Pink Bling Tampa Wedding - Tampa Wedding Photographer Aaron Lockwood Photography (31)

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“Since I was four years old, I have been a dancer. Our dance director was obsessed with putting rhinestones on everything: our costumes, our hair, our eyes, etc. After this, I too became obsessed with anything with sparkle. My flip flops, cell phone case, clothing,  jewelry, all of it has sparkles and rhinestones. So as we were planning our wedding and looking at décor, I kept saying, ‘That looks good, but can we add some sparkle to it?’ – The Bride

A La Carte Pavilion Wedding - Pink Bling Tampa Wedding - Tampa Wedding Photographer Aaron Lockwood Photography (36)

A La Carte Pavilion Wedding - Pink Bling Tampa Wedding - Tampa Wedding Photographer Aaron Lockwood Photography (37)

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“I loved doing the bridesmaids dance with my girls. No one knew we were doing it, and we practiced for months beforehand.” -The Bride

A La Carte Pavilion Wedding - Pink Bling Tampa Wedding - Tampa Wedding Photographer Aaron Lockwood Photography (40)

A La Carte Pavilion Wedding - Pink Bling Tampa Wedding - Tampa Wedding Photographer Aaron Lockwood Photography (41)

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What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay Brides?
Enjoy the time you have planning it and especially enjoy every minute of your wedding day, because it goes by so fast.

Don’t let the small things bother you, just smile and still enjoy the day because it only happens once and before you know it it’s over.

You cannot go wrong with A La Carte! They are amazing to work with. You will not be disappointed with the end result. Remember it is your day so make it what you want it.

Tampa Wedding Venue: A La Carte Event Pavilion *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Venue
Tampa Wedding Photographer: Aaron Lockwood Photography
Tampa Wedding Videographer: Trinity Wedding Cinema
Tampa Wedding Florist: A La Carte Event Pavilion – Pat
Tampa Wedding Caterer: A La Carte Event Pavilion
Tampa Wedding Coordinator: A La Carte Event Pavilion – Jade Futhey
Tampa Wedding Cake: A La Carte Event Pavilion
Tampa Wedding Officiant: Pastor Mike Thurau – Christ the King Lutheran Church
Tampa Wedding Rentals: A La Carte Event Pavilion
Tampa Wedding DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates – Doug Decker *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay DJ
Tampa Wedding Hair & Makeup: Destiny and Light Hair & Makeup
Tampa Wedding Transportation: Ambassador Limousine Services
Tampa Wedding Invitations: Urban Coast
Tampa Wedding Photo Booth: Snapshoot Photobooth

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