“Boho-Ho-Ho” Tampa Heights Christmas Wedding | Rialto Theatre

Armature Works Bridal Show 2021 | Tampa Wedding Show

Jordan and Jordan’s Tampa Heights wedding featured a bohemian twist on a holiday motif, with shades of reds, greens, and golds, and a combination of traditional wintery elements and unexpected details.

“Our wedding was Christmas themed with a hint of boho. I have always wanted a winter wedding, and who doesn’t love Christmas?” the bride gushed. “Being a florist, I have seen so many different inspiration boards and styles, but I hadn’t seen someone take on this theme the direction I had always envisioned. We went back and forth on a couple of different styles but always came back to Christmas. My colors were completely based on my flower choices and what was in season at that time of year. I had a mix of all the Christmas greens, deep plum, reds, toffee colors.”

Although the bride is a wedding florist herself, she still utilized the Marry Me Tampa Bay while planning their 170 guest event, which took place last holiday season.

“I love searching through the inspiration and advice you give to all of us vendors and brides,” Jordan shared.

The Dade City couple looked for a wedding photography team who would capture the genuine style and feel of their unique celebration. They turned to Dewitt for Love, given their reputation and experience working together at past events.

“We wanted someone who could capture all the details as well as our family. Dewitt for Love’s photography style always reflects true colors, which as a florist is very important to me,” the bride revealed. Shannon and Brandon are some of the most genuine and talented people I have gotten the chance to work with. They have photographed weddings I have designed for in the past and consistently blow me away with their talent.”

The bride channeled her “Bo-Ho-Ho” style throughout her ceremony and reception, with fresh details that spoke to the Christmas season as well as her professional love of flora. She says those unique touches were what made their event so different and so special.

“I think the details made it unique. The robe I got ready in was made from my mom’s wedding dress. My bridesmaids wore their flowers instead of carrying bouquets. Our escort card display was a fireplace. We brought in 15 Christmas trees to create the backdrop. It was perfect.” Jordan beamed. “My bouquet was a complete surprise from my team. I cried.”

According to the bride, there were several memorable moments that stood out from the entire day, all of which were centered around the special people in her life.

“Seeing our sweet baby boy in his little velvet suit, walking down the aisle and seeing my husband, and the moment we said ‘I do,’ [were the most memorable] because I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend. After the ceremony when it was finally done, and we could relax and party with our people [was also memorable].”

How would you describe your theme?
Our wedding was Christmas themed with a hint of boho. I have always wanted a winter wedding, and who doesn’t love Christmas? Being a florist, I have seen so many different inspiration boards and styles but I hadn’t seen someone take on this theme the direction I had always envisioned. We went back and forth on a couple of different styles but always came back to Christmas.

What were your colors?
My colors were completely based on my flower choices and what was in season at that time of year. I had a mix of all the Christmas greens, deep plum, reds, toffee colors. 

The Proposal:
We were in Asheville at the Biltmore! Jordon asked, I cried, then of course said yes.

What did you look for in a wedding photographer? 
We wanted someone who could capture all the details as well as our family.

Dewitt for Love’s photography style always reflects true colors, which as a florist is very important to me. Shannon and Brandon are some of the most genuine and talented people I have gotten the chance to work with. They have photographed weddings I have designed for in the past and consistently blow me away with their talent.

Where did you spend your honeymoon? 
A beach condo! We were planning to do a big trip at our one-year but… COVID.

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?
We wanted a DJ who could keep the party going! We hired Grant Hemond & Associates because we had seen them in action and knew they would kill it. The music and flow of the day was perfect thanks to them! 

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples? 
Live in the moment, don’t stress the small details; the only thing that matters is the person at the end of the aisle waiting for you.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Rialto Theatre
Photographer: Dewitt for Love Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Videographer: Moonman Productions
Planner: L & J Elite Events
Florist: Flower Child Florist
Caterer: Carrabba’s
Bar: Tipsy Trotter
Rentals: Southern Chairs
Cake: Farmhouse Cakes and Confections
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Officiant: Uncle Barry
Invitations: Tampa Type and Print
Transportation: Clearwater Jolley Trolley
Dress: Anomalie
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Tampa – Joanna August *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Hair & Makeup: Lillian Rose Beauty

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.


MEET THE EDITOR

Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

NOVA 535

Avila Golf & Country Club

Florida Rustic Barn Weddings

The Vault

The Godfrey Hotel

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Red Mesa Events

Kera Photography

Lifelong Photography Studio

Creative Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Veil Blowing in Wind | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Carrie Wildes Photography

dewitt for love

Modern Dramatic Unique Asymmetrical Red Wedding Bridal Bouquet with Ranunculus Tulips Protea Roses Anemone and Amaryllis | Dewitt for Love Photography

Breezin’ Weddings

Florida Bride and Groom Romantic Portrait Under Whimsical and Lush Circular Floral Arch with Pampas Grass, White and Blush Pink Roses, Hydrangeas and Greenery, Bride in Full Length Veil | Tampa Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | Wedding Dress Isabel O'Neil Bridal | Wedding Hair Femme Akoi | Waterfront Wedding Venue Tampa Yacht and Country Club

Coastal Coordinating

UNIQUE Weddings & Events

Parties a la Carte

Special Moments Event Planning

Modern, Garden Inspired Wedding Decor, Blush Pink Floral Wall and White Draping, Gazebo, Outdoor Dance Floor, Long Feasting Tables. Rose Gold Chiavari Chairs, Floral Curly Willow Arches | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Gabro Event Services | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair Affair

Bruce Wayne Florals

Truly Forever Bridal

Michele Renee The Studio

Elite Events Catering

Graingertainment

Longboat Key Club

Beso Del Sol

Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club

The Poynter Institute

The Don CeSar Hotel

Hotel Zamora

Postcard Inn

Hotel Alba

amber mcwhorter photography

Spaghetti Strap Casablanca Ivory Simple Slip Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Light Blue Grey Groom Suit | Outdoor Bride and Groom Beach Portrait at Tampa St Pete Florida COVID Destination Elopement Beach Wedding Ceremony | Neutral White Ivory and Greenery Bridal Bouquet | Amber McWhorter Photography

Luxe Light Images

Gulf Beach Weddings

Elope Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Wedding Elopement Planning | Elope Tampa Bay

eventfull weddings

Tampa Bay Wedding Planner EventFull Weddings

Monarch Events And Design

Cascade Bridal Bouquet with White and Blush Pink Roses and Ranunculus, White Astilbe, Ivory Stock, Greenery and Eucalyptus | Tampa Wedding Florist Monarch Events and Design

Lynn’s Catering

Amici’s Catered Cuisine

Sweetly Dipped Confections

Bella Bridesmaid

A&P Designs

Grant Hemond & Associates

Grant Hemond and Associates | Tampa Bay Wedding DJ

breezin' entertainment

St. Petersburg Wedding DJ Breezin' Entertainment

A Chair Affair

outside the box

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Cheers in front of Champagne Wall, Greenery Boxwood Bubbly Wall Rental, Bride Holding Vibrant Jewel Toned Floral Bouquet with Bright Pink Roses, Ivory, Purple, and Blue Flowers | Florida Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | South Tampa Outside The Box Event Rentals