Cat Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot | Ever After Vintage Weddings

Cat Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot | Ever After Vintage Weddings

What could be better than a Tampa Bay wedding in a unique, industrial style venue? How about one involving kittens from a local Tampa Bay animal rescue? Tampa Bay wedding designer Cassandra VanCuren of Ever After Vintage Weddings has set the bar for creativity in this cat inspired wedding styled shoot with a boho, garden twist.

The idea for this furry friendly wedding came from a unique grown up coloring book gifted to the designer and from a colleague, who had asked to collaborate on a cat themed shoot. Instantly inspired, Cassandra described the coloring book, which was covered with cats in glasses, suits, tattoos and other fun attire and was ready to bring it into reality. 

“While this shoot was heavily themed for fun, a big part of the inspiration comes from all the beautiful personalized touches and subtle ways couples are finding to incorporate the people and things they love into their big day!” Cassandra shared. “Your wedding is a big deal, and we think it should always be a reflection of you and the things that bring you joy.”

A traditional Tampa Bay wedding venue wouldn’t do for this quirky styled wedding. The designer searched for location that had character and textured elements.

“I wanted an industrial alley way feel that wasn’t too domesticated,” Cassandra explained. “I knew I wanted a venue with brick! This was actually really important to me.”

Although the stunning decor and vibrant florals captured our eye, the real stars of the shoot were the five kittens from Cat Crusaders Inc. The feline focused non-profit helps rescue, vaccinate, spay, neuter, and find homes for stray and neglected cats.

This adorable styled shoot leaves us wanting to plan our next party with our favorite four-legged friends!

Cat Inspired Wedding Invitation Set with Cat Stamps and Calligraphy | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Boho Chic Garden Inspired Bouquet with Vibrant Pink and Purple Flowers with Greenery and Fur Decor Accents by Tampa Bay Florist Carrollwood Florist | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Tampa Bay Wedding Decor Spirits and Cigar Table with Vintage Glasses | Tampa Bay Wedding Designer Ever After Vintage Rentals | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Floral Vintage Chair with Art Deco Cat Pillows | Tampa Bay Wedding Chair Rentals by Kate Ryan Linens| Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Vintage Chair and Trunk with Art Deco Cat Pillows | Tampa Bay Wedding Chair Rentals by Kate Ryan Linens | Tampa Bay Wedding Designer Ever After Vintage Rentals| Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Vintage Chair and Trunk and Gold Table at Styled Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Rialto Theatre | Tampa Bay Wedding Chair Rentals by Kate Ryan Linens | Tampa Bay Wedding Designer Ever After Vintage Rentals | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Styled Vintage Wedding with Vibrant Rental Chairs and Art Deco Cat Pillows Vibrant Florals by Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Carrollwood Florists and Cat Accents |Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Rialto Theatre | Tampa Bay Wedding Chair Rentals by Kate Ryan Linens | Tampa Bay Wedding Designer Ever After Vintage Rentals | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Milk and Cookies Wedding Cake Alternative in Vintage Floral Glasses| Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Tampa Bay Wedding Altar Ceremony Decor with Lush Greenery and Vibrant Pink Flowers by Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Carrollwood Florist| Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Tampa Bay Wedding Altar Ceremony Decor with Lush Greenery and Vibrant Pink Flowers by Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Carrollwood Florist | Styled by Tampa Bay Wedding Designer Ever After Vintage Weddings| Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

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Wedding Reception Table Detail Including Copper Mugs and Yarn Placecard Holders | Tampa Bay Wedding Reception Decor at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Rialto Theatre | White Fur Table Runner Rental from Tampa Bay Wedding Rental Company Kate Ryan Linens | Greenery and Vibrant Pink Flowers by Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Carrollwood Florist | Styled by Tampa Bay Wedding Designer Ever After Vintage Weddings| Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

How would you describe your theme?
We titled our shoot Fur Ever Love. Besides the obvious love for cats, I would describe our shoot as a fun play on vintage hipster, with a touch of industrial style. It was very eclectic. I selected this style because given the theme it appeared to be an appropriate match.

What were your colors?
For the most part, I wanted the shoot to be colorful to fit the style, but we planned it during the Fall, so I did decide to make sure we incorporated some warm colors. Our primary colors were burgundy, reds, peach, copper and gold.

Cat Themed Wedding Reception Table Detail Including Copper Mugs and Yarn Placecard Holders | Tampa Bay Wedding Reception Decor at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Rialto Theatre | White Fur Table Runner and Ghost Chair Rental from Tampa Bay Wedding Rental Company Kate Ryan Linens | Greenery and Vibrant Pink Flowers by Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Carrollwood Florist | Styled by Tampa Bay Wedding Designer Ever After Vintage Weddings| Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Yarn Ball Place card Holders with Vintage Dishes from Tampa Bay Wedding Rental Company Ever After Vintage Weddings | Cat Themed Tampa Bay Styled Wedding Shoot by Tampa Bay Wedding Designer Ever After Vintage Weddings | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Cat Themed Wedding You Had Me At Meow Gold Framed Sign and Yarn Backdrop Styled by Tampa Bay Wedding Designer Ever After Vintage Weddings | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Cat Themed Tampa Bay Wedding Reception Cake and Dessert Bar Cart with White Fur Accent and Yarn Backdrop at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Rialto Theatre | Fur Rental from Tampa Bay Wedding Rental Company Kate Ryan Linen | Wedding Cake from Tampa Bay Bakery Cakes Tampa | Styled by Tampa Bay Wedding Designer Ever After Vintage Weddings | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Wedding Cake and Cupcakes with Gold Kitten and Cat Cake Topper from Tampa Bay Bakery Cakes Tampa |Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Tampa Bay Styled Wedding at Downtown Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Rialto Theatre with Kittens from Tampa Cat Crusaders|Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Cat Inspired Wedding at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Rialto Theatre with Kittens from Tampa Cat Crusaders|Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

Tampa Bay Bride at Cat Inspired Wedding at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Rialto Theatre with Kittens from Tampa Cat Crusaders|Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Artful Adventures Photography

How much would you estimate this wedding would cost for 150 guests in the Tampa Bay area?
The nice thing about the theme of this shoot is you can use a mix of styles and items you already own to help pull it together. If you don’t have items, but you have time, flea markets and thrift shops are good ways to find pieces.

For this shoot we gathered cat figurines from local thrift shops and painted them gold for a more consistent look. The cost for this, or any other vintage or eclectic theme wedding varies greatly on what you, or love ones may or may not already own. This estimate would be based on if you had hire vendors to do it all for you.

Venue: $3,500 | Photography: $1,500-$2,000 | Videography: $1,500-$3,000 | Flowers: $1,500-$2,500
Invitations: $800-$1,000 | Vintage Dish Rentals: $1,000 | Vintage Rentals & Design: $1,500-$2,500 | Ghost Chair Rentals: $1,500-$2,000 | Farm Table Rentals: $2,000 | Bride’s Attire: $150 | Groom’s Attire: $50 (thrift stores) | Small Cake and Cupcakes: $250-$500 *This estimate does not include all aspects of a wedding such as officiant, catering, favors etc.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Rialto Theatre
Photographer: Artful Adventures Photography
Videographer: Mir*Salgado Photography
Designer/Stylist: Ever After Vintage Weddings
Florist: Carrollwood Florist
Chair & Fur Rentals: Kate Ryan Linens
Cake: A Piece of Cake
Invitations: Archer & Olive
Tulle Skirt: Welcome to Royalty
Hair & Makeup: Salon Lofts
Kittens: Tampa Cat Crusaders

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