Classic Silver and Powder Blue Tampa Bay Wedding | Harborside Chapel

TheXpos Bridal Show | Tampa Bay Wedding Show Feb 9, 2020

Tiffany and Jeff’s timeless Tampa wedding was a true testament of their love for God and each other with an open and airy church ceremony followed by an elegant ballroom reception. Envisioning a classic yet romantic ambiance, the bride and groom combined a soft color palette with candlelight for the storybook celebration they had always dreamed of.

“For us, the ceremony was definitely the most important. We wanted a marriage built on God and that intimate moment between us was so beautiful and personal. It was truly a highlight and the absolute reason for the day,” the bride gushed. “The entire day really blew us away and was truly unforgettable, but saying our vows was the part, the moment, that was for just us. The rest was for everyone who loved us to share in our joy.”

Searching for the perfect Tampa Bay wedding venue to tie the knot, the couple chose Safety Harbor’s Harborside Chapel for its stunning natural lighting and neutral color palette.

“We chose Harborside Chapel because we were completely taken away by its beauty. The service was nothing short of amazing,” Tiffany beamed. “The coordinator Krystal, was attentive, helpful, kind, and always on top of everything! Pastor Adrian, fit our style and really took his role above and beyond! Our marriage counselors, Christy and Jason, were able to connect with us on a very personal level and really helped us understand what our marriage needs to continue to blossom while still learning how to always put God in the center. We still keep in touch with them to this day!”

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Using Marry Me Tampa Bay as a trusted resource for inspiration and local vendors, Tiffany and Jeff researched the perfect reception space for their guest list of 145.

“We needed something that would be somewhat all-inclusive but still allow our personalities to shine through. Also, something that met our budget, but wouldn’t necessarily force us to make cuts in places we intended detail and elegance. We used Marry Me Tampa Bay to find the Centre Club, and we’re are so happy we did!” the bride shared. “Centre Club provided all the things we needed and more! The team went above and beyond to help ensure our day was as flawless as possible. Elizabeth was so helpful and attentive to our needs, and we never felt like we were just another couple to her. From the moment we met her, she always gave us her undivided attention and treated any concern or issue like it was her own.”

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Wanting a cake that complemented their classically chic vibe, the couple chose a Tampa institution, Alessi Bakery, for their attention to detail and creative vision.

“We wanted a cake that went with our elegant theme. I have always loved all-white cakes and Jeff wanted something a little fancier. With the details added to each layer, it was beautifully expressed,” the bride beamed. “As for the cake-topper, we really love our dogs Whiskey and Jodi, so it was a great way to include them! Alessi Bakery has been a family favorite of ours for years. Everything they make is delicious and consistent. We knew that they could make our vision come to life and that we would not have to sacrifice taste just to make it beautiful.”

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With countless memories from their big day, Tiffany and Jeff will always hold one special speech close to their hearts.

“Our son Kingston’s speech was one of our favorites highlights from the day! He lit the room with laughter by welcoming our guests then reassuring the ladies that he, in fact, was still single,” the bride reminisced. “Our introduction as husband and wife was also a favorite memory because of our quirky secret handshake ending with a dip and kiss that my Jeff and I have been doing for years!”

Classic Elegant Floral Powder Blue and White Wedding Invitation Suite, Lace Ivory Garter, Pointed Toe Rhinestone Embellished Ivory Wedding Shoes

Ivory Pointed Toe Rhinestone Bridal Wedding Shoes

Classic Lace Sweetheart Neckline with Lace Straps Classic Ashley & Justin Wedding Dress with Rhinestone Belt on Personalized Hanger | Harborside Chapel

Classic Tampa Bay Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait

Creative Intimate Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Holding Hands First Touch Wedding Portrait

Traditional Classic Safety Harbor Wedding Ceremony Venue Harborside Chapel

Traditional Classic Safety Harbor Wedding Ceremony Venue Harborside Chapel

What did you look for in a wedding ceremony venue?
I had always dreamed of getting married in a classic little white wedding chapel and that was really what we searched for.

We chose Harborside Chapel because we were completely taken away by its beauty. The service was nothing short of amazing. The coordinator Krystal was attentive, helpful, kind, and always on top of everything! Pastor Adrian, fit our style and really took his role above and beyond! Our marriage counselors, Christy and Jason, were able to connect with us on a very personal level and really helped us understand what our marriage needs to continue to blossom while still learning how to always put God in the center. We still keep in touch with them to this day!

Unique Religious Love Is Patient White and Gray Church Wedding Ceremony Aisle Runner and White Rose Petals

Emotional Groom Watching Bride and Father Walking Down the Church Wedding Ceremony Aisle Portrait | Safety Harbor Traditional Wedding Venue Harborside Chapel

Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows During Traditional Church Wedding Ceremony Portrait Under Greenery and White and Powder Blue Floral Arch | Tampa Wedding Venue Harborside Chapel

Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows During Traditional Church Wedding Ceremony Portrait Under Greenery and White and Powder Blue Floral Arch | Tampa Wedding Venue Harborside Chapel

Classic Florida Bride and Groom After Saying I Do Excited Wedding Portrait | Tampa Wedding Ceremony Venue Harborside Chapel

Florida Bride and Bridesmaids in Mix and Match Powder Blue and Silver Dresses Holding White Hydrangeas Floral Bouquets | Traditional Church Wedding Ceremony Venue Harborside Chapel

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Minimalistic and timeless, with a hint of classic nostalgia.

What were your colors?
Powder blue, silver, navy, and white. We chose them because light blue is both of our favorite colors, and the silver and navy just went well with it. Of course, I had to have lots of white to add to complement the classic feel I had always envisioned.

Classic Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Safety Harbor Church Wedding Ceremony Venue Harborside Chapel

Classic Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Safety Harbor Church Wedding Ceremony Venue Harborside Chapel

The Proposal:
Jeff took me to the rooftop of Hotel Zamora in St. Pete where he had rose petals and candles lining a walkway with live music playing our favorite song. In the dark under the overhang on the rooftop, he had all of our closest friends and family waiting to celebrate with us. Once I said “Yes,” he spun me around and they all were there to celebrate!

Fun Classic Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait with Bride's Wedding Dress Train Blowing in the Wind

Classic Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, White Draping Backdrop with String Lights, Silver Linen on Sweetheart Table with Mr and Mrs Sign, White Hydrangeas, Glass Cylinder Candles | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Centre Club

Classic Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Round Table with White Tablecloth, Navy Blue Linens, Silver Chiavari Chairs, Tall Glass Cylinder Vase with White and Blue Hydrangeas Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Centre Club

What did you look for in a wedding reception venue?
We needed something that would be somewhat all-inclusive but still allow our personalities to shine through. Also, something that met our budget, but wouldn’t necessarily force us to make cuts in places we intended detail and elegance. We used Marry Me Tampa Bay to find the Centre Club, and we’re are so happy we did!

Centre Club provided all the things we needed and more! The team went above and beyond to help ensure our day was as flawless as possible. Elizabeth was so helpful and attentive to our needs and we never felt like we were just another couple to her. From the moment we met her, she always gave us her undivided attention and treated any concern or issue like it was her own. She was a delight throughout the entire process! Plus, being a Tampa native, showcasing all things ‘Tampa’ and its history in all the beautiful and elegant decor made me a bit nostalgic!

Classic White Three Tier Wedding Cake with Quilted Design and Rhinestone Embellishments and Swirl Frosted Design | Tampa Bay Wedding Cake Alessi Bakery

What was your wedding cake inspiration?
We wanted a cake that went with our elegant theme. I have always loved all-white cakes and Jeff wanted something a little fancier. With the details added to each layer, it was beautifully expressed. As for the cake-topper, we really love our dogs Whiskey and Jodi, so it was a great way to include them!

Alessi Bakery has been a family favorite of ours for years. Everything they make is delicious and consistent. We knew that they could make our vision come to life and that we would not have to sacrifice taste just to make it beautiful.

Florida Classic Bride and Groom Ballroom First Dance Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Centre Club

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Hire a wedding planner! Remember why you are getting married through the process of planning because it can be very difficult and frustrating, but in the end, it always works out! The best part is remembering you’re saying, “I do,” to forever with your best friend!

Ceremony Venue: Harborside Chapel *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Reception Venue and Caterer: Centre Club *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Amber McWhorter Photography
Videographer: OMG Photography
Planner: Southern Romance Events
Florist: Anabcevent
Rentals and DJ: Joshua Pockrus Love Song Entertainment
Cake: Alessi Bakery *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Officiant: Adrian Traurig
Dress Shop and Designer: Flora’s Bridal, Ashley & Justin Bride
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: David’s Bridal
Makeup: Deedee Cardenas, Crissy’s Salon for Bridal Hair
Hair: Crissy’s Salon




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