Navy, Blush and Copper Industrial Chic Ybor City Wedding | CL Space

 

Brides Who Brunch Tampa Bay Bridal Wedding Planning Show - Sunday, April 15, 2018
Amanda and Larry’s Ybor City wedding wasn’t only a celebration of their love for one another, but it also supported a great cause.

“Every November the CL Space holds an online auction for a wedding package that includes a variety of wedding vendors with all proceeds going to the Children’s Home Network. After reviewing the vendors and what they were providing in the wedding package, as well as checking out the venue in person, I knew I had to bid on it!”

Going with an industrial chic theme to complement their modern, yet historic wedding venue, the St. Pete couple chose a color palette of navy and blush with copper accents.

“I am a Transportation and Land Use Planner, so I love urban settings and the historic charm that the downtown area brings. Additionally, Larry and I both love exploring new cities and seeing how older spaces have been transformed into something new,” Amanda shared. “I used Marry Me Tampa Bay for ceremony and reception inspiration. When I was first trying to decide on a venue, it was a great resource for seeing real weddings in spaces all across Tampa Bay and with all different styles.”

With photography listed as one of the most important elements on her list to relive the lasting memories of their day, the bride wanted a wedding photographer who captured creative, unrehearsed shots and used natural light in their work.

“Since Larry and I had never really done professional photos together, we wanted someone who would ease our nervousness. I have several friends who had used her Kéra Photography‘s services in the past, and I loved how their pictures turned out. Kera and her assistant were so pleasant to work with during our wedding day. They knew just how to capture all the little details and even went along with my request to go on top of a parking garage in Ybor City to capture shots with the Tampa skyline in the background.”

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The couple described themselves as “people who take good food seriously,” so hiring a Tampa wedding caterer was a big decision. Lucky for the couple, Tastes of Tampa Bay excels in both service and quality when it comes to catering.

“We wanted a wedding catering company that would take our food tastes into consideration and create a menu that was personalized to us,” the bride explained. “I am half Filipino and really wanted to incorporate some traditional Filipino food, while also including healthy and fresh foods that Larry and I enjoy. Some of our wedding day menu items included: bacon wrapped plantains, veggie egg-rolls, adobo chicken, pancit (Filipino noodle dish), chimichurri steak, and fresh vegetables. Our guests really enjoyed the food. Plus, the dinner portions were quite large.”

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The couple wanted a non-traditional wedding cake that steered away from the large tiered varieties. Opting for a smaller dessert with cake pops from Sweetly Dipped Confections was the perfect choice.

“Whenever Larry and I go out for dinner and have dessert, we always choose carrot cake, so, of course we decided to have a carrot cake. Sweetly Dipped was very easy to work with and all of their creations are gorgeous. Plus, the cake pops tasted good!” the bride gushed.

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Looking back, the bride shared that some of their most cherished wedding day moments happened during the reception.

“The father/daughter and mother/son dance were very memorable for us. It just made us so happy seeing our parents happy and celebrating our special day with us. The dance floor was packed the entire night, and even my grandma was moving and grooving. All of our friends and family kept telling us they’d never had so much at a wedding,” the bride reminisced.

Gold Navy Blue and White Wedding Invitation Suite with Rings and Rhinestone Bridal Earrings and Gold Glitter Peep-toe Jeweled Shoes

Organic, Natural Greenery Wedding Boutonnieres

Diamond Engagement Ring and wedding Band on Geometric Decor

Rhinestone Gold Glitter Peep-toe wedding Shoes with Organic Palm Leaf Greenery

Blue by Enzoani Strapless Mermaid WEdding Dress on Hanger

Bride Getting Ready Portrait with Kitten in Tropical Floral Silk Robe | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Interior Bride Getting Ready Portrait in Princess Strapless Illusion Lace Back Mermaid Enzoani Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids in Blush Azazie Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

The Proposal:
Larry and I were headed to the Bahamas for his 28th birthday trip via the ferry out of Fort Lauderdale. We’ve been together since 2006 (high school sweethearts), so this was just a normal celebration for us. Once we arrived at our resort and had taken some time to unwind in our room, Larry told me to close my eyes and wait. I seriously had no idea he was about to propose. He’s quite the comedian, so I figured he was just going to show me some funny outfit for the trip. However, when we told me to open my eyes I found him on one knee with the ring in his hand and him asking me to marry him! Of course, the answer was yes! So while it was his birthday, I ultimately received the best present. What made it even sweeter was that prior to our trip, he had already taken the time to ask permission from my dad and had picked out the ring with his mom.

Indoor Bridal Portrait in Princess Strapless Mermaid Enzoani Wedding Dress with Pink, BLush and White Floral with Greenery Bouquet | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Indoor Bridal Portrait in Princess Strapless Mermaid Enzoani Wedding Dress with Pink, BLush and White Floral with Greenery Bouquet | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Indoor Bridal Portrait in Princess Strapless Mermaid Enzoani Wedding Dress with Pink, BLush and White Floral with Greenery Bouquet | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Indoor Bridal Portrait in Princess Strapless Mermaid Enzoani Wedding Dress with Pink, BLush and White Floral with Greenery Bouquet, Bridesmaids in Matching High Neck Blush Pink Azazie Dresses | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Wedding Ceremony Welcome sign in Gold Frame

Outdoor Courtyard Wedding Ceremony Minimalist Arch with Pink and White Rose with Greenery Decor

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Industrial chic. We both wanted something that was modern, yet also historic. I am a Transportation and Land Use Planner, so I love urban settings and the historic charm that the downtown brings. Additionally, Larry and I both love exploring new cities and seeing how older spaces have been transformed into something new.

What were your colors?
Navy and blush with copper accents. We wanted colors that classic, yet complimented our venue. Plus, I am obsessed with all things copper, and it added just the right amount of accents for our industrial chic theme.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Portrait, Bride in Mermaid Enzoani Dress, Bridesmaids in Blush Pink Azazie Dresses, Groomsmen in Blue Suits with Minimalist Arch with Pink and White Rose with Greenery Decor | Ybor City Historic Architecture Wedding Venue CL Space | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Downtown Tampa/Ybor City Industrial Chic Wedding Portrait, Bride in Mermaid Enzoani Dress with Pink Bouquet with Greenery, Groom in Blue Suit with Brown Shoes | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Downtown Tampa Skyline/Ybor City Industrial Chic Rooftop Wedding Party Portrait, Bride in Mermaid Enzoani Dress with Pink Bouquet with Greenery, Groom and Groomsmen in Blue Suit with Brown Shoes, Bridesmaids in Blush Azazie Dresses | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Industrial Chic Rooftop Wedding Portrait, Bride in Mermaid Enzoani Dress, Groom in Blue Suit with Brown Shoes | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
I really wanted a wedding photographer who used lots of natural light and created shots that seemed unrehearsed. Since Larry and I had never really done professional photos together, we wanted someone who would ease our nervousness.

I want to learn more about Kéra Photography

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I have several friends who had used Kéra Photography‘s services in the past, and I loved how their pictures turned out. Kéra and her assistant were so pleasant to work with during our wedding day. They knew just how to capture all the little details and even went along with my request to go on top of a parking garage in Ybor City to capture shots with the Tampa skyline in the background.

Industrial Chic Rooftop Wedding Portrait, Bride in Mermaid Enzoani Dress, Groom in Blue Suit with Brown Shoes | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Industrial Chic Rooftop Wedding Portrait with Tampa Skyline, Bride in Mermaid Enzoani Dress, Groom in Blue Suit with Brown Shoes | Tampa Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Industrial Chic Wedding Reception with Navy Blue Napkins, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Round Tables and Vintage Brown Glass Bottle Centerpiece with Natural Greenery and Pink Florals | Tampa Bay Historic Architecture Wedding Venue CL Space | Linen Rentals and Catering Tastes of Tampa Bay

Industrial Chic Wedding Reception with Navy Blue Napkins, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Square Tables and Vintage Brown Glass Bottle Centerpiece with Natural Greenery and Pink Florals | Tampa Bay Historic Architecture Wedding Venue CL Space | Linen Rentals and Catering Tastes of Tampa Bay

What did you look for in a wedding caterer? What was your menu inspiration?
We wanted a wedding caterer that would take our food tastes into consideration and create a menu that was personalized to us. I am half Filipino and really wanted to incorporate some traditional Filipino food while also including healthy and fresh foods that Larry and I enjoy. Some of our wedding day menu items included: bacon wrapped plantains, veggie eggrolls, adobo chicken, pancit (Filipino noodle dish), chimichurri steak, and fresh vegetables.

I Want to Learn More about catering from Tastes of Tampa Bay.

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Tastes of Tampa Bay’s service was amazing! They were so easy to work with and all of the food tasted great. Our guests really enjoyed the food. Plus, the dinner portions were quite large.

Industrial Chic Blush Pink Wedding Reception Dessert Table with Two Tier Round White Wedding Cake with Custom Groom Lifting Bride on a Dumbbell Gold Silhouette Cake Topper and Gold Cake Stand, and Pink and White Roses with Natural Greenery in Vintage Brown Glass Bottles | Pink and White Cake Pops from Tampa Bay Wedding Dessert Cake Pop Bakery Sweetly Dipped Confections

What was your wedding dessert inspiration?
Whenever Larry and I go out for dinner and have dessert we always choose carrot cake. So, of course we decided to have a carrot cake. Plus, it seemed appropriate for our Fall wedding. We didn’t really want a large, tiered wedding cake so complementing a smaller cake with cake pops was perfect for us.

I Want to Learn about Desserts from Sweetly Dipped Confections.

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Sweetly Dipped Confections was very easy to work with and all of their creations are gorgeous. Plus, the cake pops tasted good. Guests enjoyed them. Sweetly Dipped was also kind enough to coordinate with my cake vendor and deliver both the cake and cake pops to my venue, which eliminated one delivery fee for me.

Pink Cake Pops with Silver Swirl Pattern from Tampa Bay Wedding Dessert Bakery Sweetly Dipped Confections

Industrial Chic Blush Pink Wedding Reception Dessert Table with Two Tier Round White Wedding Cake with Custom Groom Lifting Bride on a Dumbbell Gold Silhouette Cake Topper and Gold Cake Stand

Industrial Chic Wedding Reception Bride and Groom First Dance Portrait with String Lights | Downtown Tampa Ybor City Historic Venue CL Space

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Planning the wedding for me wasn’t really stressful until the last two months when everything started to happen at once. Plus, we were in the middle of buying our first home. Life can get chaotic while planning a wedding but it is important to remember not to stress the little details. In the end, it is all about celebrating your relationship with one another and having those that mean the most to you around on your special day. Nobody is going to remember all the minor details. All your guests will remember is the smile on your faces!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: CL Space
PhotographerKéra Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Planner: Bourbon and Blush Events
Florist: Bloominous
Caterer/Linens: Tastes of Tampa Bay *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Piping & Draping/Chair Rentals: IM Events
Cake: Sweet Suprise Cakes
Cake Pops: Sweetly Dipped Confections *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
DJ/Uplighting: DJ L Mo & Company
Officiant: Chaplain Bessie Mohead (St. Petersburg Police Department Chaplain)
Invitations: Invitation Galleria
Transportation: Blue One Transportation
Dress Shop and Designer: Tie the Knot Boutique, Enzoani Blue 
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Azazie
Hair & Makeup: Nicole Gallivan and Kristina Weck
Suits: Generation Tux
Photobooth: On 3 Photobooth
Hotel Accomodations: Aloft
Rehearsal Dinner: Spain Restaurant

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