Classic Ivory and Blush Pink Tampa Wedding | Avila Golf and Country Club

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Julie and Kevin’s classic Tampa country club wedding was filled with soft romantic colors and classic elements for a timeless feel. The bride chose a color palette of ivory, blush pink, and champagne hues accented with natural greenery.

“I wanted colors that were timeless, toned down, neutral yet pretty, and that would complement us and the gorgeous architecture of our wedding venue” the bride beamed.

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While searching for inspiration for their wedding day, Julie shared that Marry Me Tampa Bay was invaluable.

“Marry Me Tampa Bay was one of the resources I used throughout the planning process for ideas, insight, and inspiration in general. I love the way they feature entire weddings,” she gushed.

To accommodate their 70 guests for a summer wedding, the Tampa-based couple sought a venue that offered beautiful interior spaces and felt open and airy, with natural light and attractive architecture. When they found Avila Golf & Country Club they knew it was their dream space.

“Being that we decided on a June wedding in Florida, we knew we wanted to keep it indoors. With Avila’s two-story ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows behind the dining/reception area, it feels very open and not closed in like many other indoor venues,” Julie explained. “Once Kevin and I entered Avila for the first time we both knew almost immediately that we found our perfect venue; it is truly beautiful inside! Avila exceeded our expectations. The team was so helpful and attentive throughout the entire process and day-of. I still have guests raving about the venue!”

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Since their wedding was more intimate in scale, Julie and Kevin opted for a non-traditional wedding element by omitting bridesmaids and groomsmen.

“Our wedding was relatively small, and we chose not to complicate it with a formal wedding party which I feel allowed us to focus on each other on our big day,” the bride shared.

The couple enjoyed quality time with their guests, especially on the dance floor. Julie received several recommendations for choosing Grant Hemond & Associates as their wedding DJ based on their stellar reputation and attention to detail.

“We wanted someone fun who would read the room and play the music that we requested. Ben did just this,” Julie gushed.

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The bride felt like her wedding vision really began to come to fruition when she found “the dress,” an Ines di Santo design from Isabel O’Neil Bridal.

“Every bride wants to look stunning on their big day! I was not sure what that meant exactly until it all started coming together piece by piece. It started with finding the gown at Isabel O’Neil Bridal,” Julie shared. “I fell in love with the detailing of my dress, the lace, and the elegant yet sexy silhouette. From there, it was easy for me to visualize the rest.”

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Looking back, the bride shares the entire day was so magical that every moment was memorable.

“The day went by so quickly yet I feel like I will always remember every minute like it was yesterday,” Julie remarked.

Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club

Blush Pink Floral Halo Wedding Invitation with Gold Embossed Stationery

Pointy Toe Jimmy Choo Designer Bridal Heels | Wedding Shoe Shot

Hanging Bridal Gown Shot at Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club | Ines di Santo Designer Bridal Gown Illusion Lace Sexy Wedding Dress | Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection

Bride Wearing White Lace Robe while Getting Ready for the Wedding

Bride and Mom Putting on the Dress and Getting Ready for the Wedding | Ines di Santo Designer Bridal Gown Illusion Lace Sexy Wedding Dress | Lavender Purple Lace Off The Shoulder Mother of the Bride Dress | Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection

Loose Curls Bride Hairstyle with Veil and Ines di Santo Designer Bridal Gown Illusion Lace Sexy Wedding Dress | White and Blush Pink Round Rose Bridal Bouquet | Tampa Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Loose Curls Bride Hairstyle with Veil and Ines di Santo Designer Bridal Gown Illusion Lace Sexy Wedding Dress | Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club | Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection | Tampa Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Ines di Santo Designer Bridal Gown Illusion Lace Sexy Wedding Dress | Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club | White and Blush Pink Round Rose Bridal Bouquet | Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection

Ines di Santo Designer Bridal Gown Illusion Lace Sexy Wedding Dress | Outdoor Bridal Portrait at Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club | White and Blush Pink Round Rose Bridal Bouquet | Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection | Tampa Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Ines di Santo Designer Bridal Gown Illusion Lace Sexy Wedding Dress with Slit | Outdoor Bridal Portrait at Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club | White and Blush Pink Round Rose Bridal Bouquet | Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection

What did you look for in a wedding dress?
Every bride wants to look stunning on their big day! I was not sure what that meant exactly until it all started coming together piece by piece. It started with finding the gown at Isabel O’Neil Bridal. I fell in love with the detailing of my dress, the lace, and the elegant yet sexy silhouette. From there, it was easy for me to visualize the rest.

Bride and Dad Wedding Day First Look Portrait in Black and White Photography

Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club Indoor Ceremony with Gold Chiavari Chairs and Crystal Chandelier

Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club Indoor Ceremony with Gold Chiavari Chairs, Pipe and Drape Backdrop with Blush Pink and Ivory Rose Floral Arrangements with Greenery and Crystal Chandelier

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
Being that we decided on a June wedding in Florida, we knew we wanted to keep it indoors. With Avila’s two-story ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows behind the dining/reception area, it feels very open and not closed in like many other indoor venues. Once Kevin and I entered Avila Golf & Country Club for the first time we both knew almost immediately that we found our perfect venue; it is truly beautiful inside! Avila exceeded our expectations; their team were so helpful and attentive throughout the entire process and day-of. I still have guests raving about the venue!

Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club Indoor Ceremony with Gold Chiavari Chairs, Pipe and Drape Backdrop with Blush Pink and Ivory Rose Floral Arrangements with Eucalyptus Greenery

Wedding Ceremony Aisle Urn Centerpiece with Blush Pink Roses and Ivory Hydrangea and Eucalyptus Greenery | Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club Indoor Ceremony with Gold Chiavari Chairs, Pipe and Drape Backdrop and Crystal Chandelier

Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club Indoor Ceremony with Gold Chiavari Chairs, Pipe and Drape Backdrop with Blush Pink and Ivory Rose Floral Arrangements with Eucalyptus Greenery

Bride and Dad Walking Down the Aisle with Black and White Photography

Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows at Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club Indoor Ceremony with Gold Chiavari Chairs, Pipe and Drape Backdrop with Blush Pink and Ivory Rose Floral Arrangements with Eucalyptus Greenery

Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows during Indoor Wedding Ceremony | Loose Curls Bride Hairstyle Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Bride and Groom First Kiss Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows during Indoor Ceremony with Pipe and Drape Backdrop with Blush Pink and Ivory Rose Floral Arrangements with Eucalyptus Greenery

The Proposal:
The day of our proposal Kevin told me we would be going out for a surprise dinner date. This was not totally unusual of him. The only question I had was what to wear. We ended up dining at Elevage in the Epicurean Hotel, which is where he took me on our first date. After dinner, we made our way up to the Edge which is the rooftop bar at the hotel. There, he had a table with two dozen roses and champagne waiting for us. The next thing I knew, Kevin was on one knee! Shortly after I said, “Yes,” our families and a few close friends came through the doors to help us celebrate our engagement.

Ines di Santo Designer Bridal Gown Illusion Lace Sexy Wedding Dress | Outdoor Bride and Groom Portraits at Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club | White and Blush Pink Round Rose Bridal Bouquet | Groom in Classic Black Tux Suit with Bow Tie | Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection

What was your wedding beauty inspiration?
I used Femme Akoi Beauty Studio for my hair, and the mother/sisters-in-laws/mother-in-laws hair and makeup. I actually had three trials with them, which they were very understanding and accommodating. The day of everything went simply and smoothly which was so important.

Ines di Santo Designer Bridal Gown Illusion Lace Sexy Wedding Dress | Outdoor Bride and Groom Portraits at Tampa Golf Course Putting Green | Groom in Classic Black Tux Suit with Bow Tie | Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection

Ines di Santo Designer Bridal Gown Illusion Lace Sexy Wedding Dress | Outdoor Bride and Groom Portraits | Groom in Classic Black Tux Suit with Bow Tie

Wedding Seating Chart Mirror with Blush Pink Rose and Ivory Hydrangea Floral Arrangement with Eucalyptus Greenery

Wedding Reception Table with Blush Pink Napkins on Gold Charger Plates and Tall Gold Candlestick Loose Floral Centerpiece featuring Blush Pink Roses and Ivory Hydrangea with White Stock and Eucalyptus Greenery

Tampa Wedding Sweetheart Table with Blush Pink Rose Gold Sequin Table Linen and Gold Mercury Candles with Ivory Hydrangea Floral Arrangement

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Romantic, elegant, and classic.

What were your colors?
Ivory, blush, greenery, and champagne accents. I wanted colors that were timeless, toned down, neutral yet pretty, and that would complement us and the gorgeous architecture of our wedding venue.

Wedding Reception Table with Gold Chiavari Chairs and Blush Pink Napkins on Gold Charger Plates and Tall Gold Candlestick Loose Floral Centerpiece featuring Blush Pink Roses and Ivory Hydrangea with White Stock and Eucalyptus Greenery | Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club

Four Tier Wedding Cake with Buttercream Rosettes and Fondant Lace and Fresh Flowers Topper of Blush Pink and White Roses Gold Cake Stand | Wedding Cake Table with Gold Mercury Candles

Bride and Groom First Dance at Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?
We wanted someone fun who would read the room and play the music that we requested. Ben did just this. Grant Hemond & Associates and Ben came highly recommended. I provided him a list of “must plays” and please “do not play” songs.

Bride and Groom First Dance at Tampa Wedding Venue Avila Golf & Country Club

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Be true to yourselves and focus on what is important to you both when planning your wedding day.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Avila Golf & Country Club *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue
Photographer: Justin DeMutiis Photography
Planner and Florist: Artistry Designs
Cake: A Piece of Cake
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Officiant: Pastor Wes Morris
Invitations: Minted
Dress Shop and Designer: Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection –  Ines Di Santo *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Bride and Mother of the Bride’s Makeup: Giselle Feituri
String Quartet: Bella Musica
Valet Parking: 717 Parking Services
Wedding Favors: Le Macaron




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).

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