Black, White and Silver Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding | Ruth Eckerd Hall


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Great Gatsby Inspired Clearwater Wedding | Ruth Eckerd Hall Wedding

Danielle and Ryan’s Clearwater wedding featured Great Gatsby inspired decor and a roaring 20’s vintage theme with a black, white, silver and oasis color palette.

“It seemed like a great theme to incorporate, especially for our wedding guests!” Danielle gushed. “We used black as our bridal party color, as well as to create elegance and class. Our maid of honor and best man wore oasis so they would standout amongst our huge bridal party.”

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The Clearwater couple knew that their wedding day would not be complete without involving their pet Hanley. Realizing that their special day would be hectic, the bride and groom hired the Fairy Tail Pet Care team to ensure Hanley received the same wedding VIP treatment.

“Hanley is our fur-baby, and we couldn’t imagine our day without him. He brings so much joy to us and everyone that meets him that we had to make him a part of this big day. He makes our family complete!” Danielle gushed “Ilana and Kelly of Fairy Tail were absolutely fabulous from our first visit to even after our wedding was over. It was completely clear that they love their job, love the animals they work with as if they are their own, and are beyond qualified in caring for your pet whether it’s your wedding day, potty visits, or overnights!”

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With one of the largest bridal parties we have seen, the couple wanted their family and friends to know that they all played a big role in their wedding day.

“Our wedding party was absolutely fabulous in every way possible! We had 26 people in our wedding party, including a junior bridesmaid, ring bearer and flower girl! Everyone took care of one another and made sure Ryan and I were taken care of the whole day,” the bride shared. “Their reception entrances were all uniquely personalized, speeches were nothing short of amazing and after our first dance they gathered around us as if in a huddle ready for the big game!”

Looking back, the bride reminisced about the defining moments of her wedding day.

“It is so true what they say about the day of your wedding going by in the blink of an eye, but there are definitely moments that stand out. First looks with both my father and my husband were perfectly orchestrated; it was great to see their reactions. Ryan and I put a special twist on the garter retrieval making sure to incorporate a little surprise and personality. And of course we and our guests cannot forget that we got married at nighttime on the windiest and coldest day of the year; it has been the coldest day in 2017 thus far in Florida!” Danielle reminisced.

Roaring 20s Themed Black and White Wedding Invitation Suite and Bridal Accessories with Pearl Jewelry and Wedding Band and Engagement Ring

Wedding Ring with Vintage Inspired Bridal Jewelry

Mirror Encrusted Glittering Wedding Shoes with Stiletto Heel

Ballgown Blush Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress with Long Train and Layered Tulle Fabric on hanger

Bride Getting Ready Portrait in Roaring 20s Vintage Inspired Lace Backed Wedding Dress

Bride with Vintage Lace Handkerchief

Bridal Hair with 1920s inspired Hair Accessory

Roaring 20s Inspired Wedding Bouquet with White Roses, Greenery, and Feathers

Bridal Portrait wearing Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress with Large White Floral and Greenery Wedding Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Ruth Eckerd Hall

Outdoor First Look Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding

The Proposal:
It was the weekend of University of Tampa’s Spring 2015 commencement ceremony. Ryan had arranged a graduation dinner, or so I thought, for Saturday evening with family and friends at my favorite restaurant, Seasons 52. We ordered drinks and dinner and Ryan ordered a bottle of champagne to toast to graduation. He delivered a heartfelt speech about our lives the last few years of grad school, how much we appreciated everyone’s support and how thankful we were for each other and those present. However, to my surprise, he was not finished with his speeches. He continued on with words I can barely remember, dropped to one knee, and asked me to be his wife. I couldn’t believe it…what a great weekend!

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding

Outdoor Bride and Groom Portrait with Lace Backed Wedding Dress

Outdoor Wedding Party Portrait with Black Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses and White Bouquets, Oasis Davids Bridal Bridesmaids Dresses | Clearwater, Florida Wedding

Outdoor Wedding Party Portrait with Black Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses and White Bouquets and Gray Groomsmen Suit with White Rose and Feather Boutonniere | Tampa Bay Wedding

Outdoor Wedding Dog of Honor Portrait wearing Tuxedo Harness | Wedding Pet Coordinating from Tampa Bay Fairy Tail Pet Care

Why did you choose to incorporate your pet into your wedding?
Hanley is our fur-baby, and we couldn’t imagine our day without him. He brings so much joy to us and everyone that meets him that we had to make him a part of this big day. He makes our family complete!

Ilana and Kelly, the owners of Fairy Tail Pet Care, were absolutely fabulous from our first visit to even after our wedding was over. It was completely clear that they love their job, love the animals they work with as if they are their own and are beyond qualified in caring for your pet whether it’s your wedding day, potty visits, or overnights!

Great Gatsby Roaring 20s Outdoor Nighttime Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Blush Ballgown Wedding Dress and Vintage Inspired White Fur Cape

1920s Vintage Inspired Wedding Decor White Lounge Furniture with Ferns and String Lights and Small White Floral Centerpiece | Clearwater Wedding Venue Ruth Eckerd Hall

How would you describe your theme?
We did Great Gatsby inspired decor. We like the classic/vintage look and fun of the roaring 20’s. It seemed like a great theme to incorporate, especially for our wedding guests!

What were your colors?
Black, white, silver, and oasis. We used black as our bridal party color for ease for our friends, as well as create elegance and class. Our maid of honor and best man wore oasis so they would standout among our huge bridal party.

Roaring 20s Themed Black and Silver Wedding Reception with Tall Feather Centerpiece, Silver Chiavari Chairs, Black Linen, and White and Black Ceiling Drapery | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Ruth Eckerd Hall

Roaring 20s Themed Black and Silver Wedding Reception with Tall Feather Centerpieces, Silver Chiavari Chairs, Black Linen | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Ruth Eckerd Hall

Great Gatsby Themed Wedding Reception Table Decor with Oasis Teal Napkins, Black Beaded Linen and Silver Chargers

Bride and Groom Wedding Reception Table Vintage 1920s Inspired Wedding with Silver Glitter Mr and Mrs Sign and Stylish White Couch and Short Silver Vases

Roaring 20s Themed Black and Silver Wedding Reception with Tall Feather Centerpiece, Silver Chiavari Chairs, Black Linen, and White and Black Ceiling Drapery | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Ruth Eckerd Hall

Single Tier Round White Wedding Cake with Silver Scales on Silver Cake Tray and Mr and Mrs Cake Topper

Roaring 20s Black and Silver Wedding Decor with Prohibition Ends Here Bar Sign, Vintage Cameras and Radio

Nighttime Bridal Portrait wearing Maggie Sottero Lace Back Ballgown Blush Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Ruth Eckerd Hall

Bride and Groom Nighttime Wedding Portrait on Empty Stage at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Ruth Eckerd Hall

Bride and Groom Nighttime Wedding Portrait in Empty Theater at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Ruth Eckerd Hall

 

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Remember that your venue is a blank slate that you fill with your own personal touches. Remember what is most important to you and your fiancee during the planning process while trying to be respectful of your families and their opinions because they will have some. As far as the day of goes, whatever is going to be will be that day, so don’t sweat it. At some point take a moment together as husband and wife to pause and reflect on one of the most important days of your lives, because it truly is one of the greatest feelings having everyone that’s important to you in one place celebrating at one of the greatest parties of your lives!

Ceremony, Reception Venue, and Caterer: Ruth Eckerd Hall
Photographer: Ashlee Hamon Photography
Videographer: Randall Productions
Pet Coordinator: Fairy Tail Pet Care *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Florist: Lou’s Florist
Cake: Sweet Tweets Cakery
DJ: Boone’s Professional Events
Officiant: Elaine Adams
Invitations: Vistaprint
Transportation: Clean Ride Limo
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse 
Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe Artistry
Gatsby-inspired Signs: PSPrintables – Etsy
Seating Chart: KidsInvitationCo – Etsy
Thank You Notes: HeyShabbyMe – Etsy
Guest Book: alphabetcanvas – Etsy
Mr. and Mrs. Sign and Table Numbers: ZCreateDesign – Etsy
Ring Bearer’s Bowtie and Suspenders: DivineDomestication – Etsy




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