Classic Champagne, Gold, and Blush Pink Downtown Tampa Wedding | Armature Works

 

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Roxy and Robert’s downtown Tampa wedding embodied classic elegance with timeless decor and stunning details. Selecting a color palette of champagne, gold, and blush pink, the bride and groom snuck in some playful personal touches with a doughnut wall and their favorite craft beer on tap.

“I remember when I was a little girl, I would look at my grandmother’s wedding photos and just be in awe at how timeless and stunning it was. I wanted to capture the same ambiance to remember when we look back on our photos,” the bride shared. “I would describe our theme as classically romantic. When we look back at our wedding photos in 50 years, we wanted to see a timeless and beautiful wedding.”

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As the pieces started to fall into place, Roxy found comfort in using Marry Me Tampa Bay as a trusted guide for advice and inspiration.

“Marry Me Tampa Bay was an excellent source during the planning process. When we first started planning our wedding it was difficult for me to envision what a wedding could look like in a certain space. With Marry Me Tampa Bay’s real weddings, I was able to look at previous weddings and identify aspects that I wanted to incorporate or leave out,” the bride explained. “I also loved how Marry Me Tampa Bay was able to provide a local perspective and a thorough review of various vendors and venues in the area. I found the majority of my vendors through Marry Me Tampa Bay: Kéra Photography, Grant Hemond & Associates, Sacino’s Formalwear, and Fairy Tail Pet Care.

Knowing from the start she needed a Tampa wedding planner who could take her vision and transform it into a cohesive theme, the bride chose Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events for their expertise and knowledge.

“We hired Kelly because she was kind, professional, and innovative. I felt I could really open up to her about my concerns and questions about the planning process or budgeting. If I wanted to incorporate something but knew it was out of the budget, Kelly was always able to come up with an affordable solution,” the bride shared. “Because of Kelly, we were able to fully enjoy our special day and didn’t have to worry once about any hiccups that occurred. She was absolutely wonderful! Kelly is the best!”

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Selected a Tampa wedding photographer with an energetic personality was important to Roxy and Robert, and they were more than thrilled when Marry Me Tampa Bay led them to someone perfect.

Kéra Photography was the perfect match for us. She is young, professional, timely, and vibrant! Everyone raved about her during our wedding. We absolutely love her photography style,” the bride gushed. “We had a strict schedule for the wedding day, and Kéra was always ahead of schedule. Aside from being so amazing, Kéra also delivered our photos sooner than we expected, which was incredibly exciting! She was a joy to have, and we could not have asked for a better photographer!”

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Including their pet in their wedding day was a priority for the couple, even though it gave the bride some competition for the spotlight.

“Something that meant a lot to us was including our dog Lulu into our wedding process. We included her in our engagement photos and in our getting ready experience. Lulu pretty much stole the show!” the bride joked.

Something that meant a lot to us was including our dog Lulu into our wedding process, and Kéra did a wonderful job with that! We included her in our engagement photos and in our getting ready experience. Lulu pretty much stole the show!

Looking back on their sweet celebration, the bride and groom will never forget the moment they finally saw each other and how perfect their reception was.

“My most memorable moment was standing up at the altar with Robert and just being overwhelmed with joy and happiness that this moment had finally arrived,” Roxy reminisced. “I think for Robert, walking into the reception for the first time and seeing how great everything looking was exciting. The music was bumping, everyone was dancing, and the party went on all night! It was definitely amazing seeing all the hard work finally pay off.”

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What did you look for in a wedding planner?
We needed someone who could take my scattered vision and transform it into a cohesive theme. Since our wedding day had a strict schedule, we also needed someone who could adhere to the schedule and keep everyone in line.

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We hired Kelly of Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events because she was kind, professional, and innovative. I felt I could really open up to her about my concerns and questions about the planning process or budgeting. If I wanted to incorporate something but knew it was out of the budget, Kelly was always able to come up with an affordable solution. Because of Kelly, we were able to fully enjoy our special day and didn’t have to worry once about any hiccups that occurred. She was absolutely wonderful! Kelly is the best!

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The Proposal:
On our third anniversary, February 4, 2017, Robert planned for us to have some pre-dinner drinks followed by dinner. We made our way out to set up our beach chairs to watch the sunset. As the sun was setting, Robert toasted to three wonderful years with a bomber of craft beer. He began a playlist with one of our favorite artists, Michael Franti. The waves were crashing softly on the shore, and we could see a cruise ship on the horizon sailing away. At this point, Robert excused himself and asked me to come over to him. Before I knew it, he was on one knee in the sand and asked, “Will you marry me?”

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What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
For our photographer, we wanted someone not only matched our personalities but also provided high-quality photos. We also needed someone who would respect our church and the guidelines they have in place for photos in the church.

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Kéra of Kéra Photography was the perfect match for us. She is young, professional, timely, and vibrant! Everyone raved about her during our wedding. We absolutely love her photography style. We had a strict schedule for the wedding day, and she was always ahead of schedule. Something that meant a lot to us was including our dog Lulu into our wedding process, and Kéra did a wonderful job with that! We included her in our engagement photos and in our getting ready experience. Lulu pretty much stole the show! Aside from being so amazing, Kéra also delivered us our photos sooner than we expected, which was incredibly exciting! She was a joy to have and we could not have asked for a better photographer!

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How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Classically romantic. When we look back at our wedding photos in 50 years, we wanted to see a timeless and beautiful wedding. I remember when I was a little girl, I would look at my grandmother’s wedding photos and just be in awe at how timeless and stunning it was. I wanted to capture the same ambiance to remember when we look back on our photos.

What were your colors?
We chose champagne, gold, and blush pink as our primary colors with some navy accents. We chose these colors because they were classic and complemented the style of Sacred Heart Catholic Church perfectly.

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What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Do your research and don’t book a vendor if you feel at all pressured. Go with your gut. Hire a planner and enjoy your day! Accept that not everything will be perfect on your wedding day, but so many people are there for you because they love you. Your special day is really magical, so in the end, forget all the little things that might not go exactly according to plan.

Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Armature Works
Photographer: Kéra Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Planner and Rentals: Kelly Kennedy Weddings & Events *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: DD’s Florals
Caterer and Rentals: Puff ‘n Stuff
Rentals: Linens by the Sea, and US Tent Rental
Cake: Publix
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Officiant: Fr. Zack from Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Invitations: Etsy-The American Wedding
Transportation: LIMOLOGIC LLC.
Dress: Something New Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Hair & Makeup: Style Hair and Makeup
Doughnuts: Mini Doughnut Factory
Tuxedos: Sacino’s Formal Wear

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