Dreamy and Luxurious Blue and Yellow South Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot | The Orlo

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Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming, and all of the natural beauty in the sunshine state is on display during Florida’s sweetest months. Designing wedding inspiration that blends elegance and romance is expected, but Kelly Kennedy, owner of Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events, took on the challenge to infuse modern floral-inspired style into a classic South Tampa wedding venue.

“Our theme would be described as dreamy, luxurious, and timeliness. We chose this theme because the venue is so elegant and timeless; we wanted to create a romantic setting to do right with the venue,” the wedding planner and designer shared. “We wanted to provide something new and fresh and tried to stay away from Pinterest to create that. We originally played off of the colors in sherbert and wanted to use this as a walking tool for the rest of the design.”

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A color palette of blue, yellow, peach, and gold were brought together for a fresh take on romantic elegance. Lush floral accents decorated the historic staircase to the 1920’s event venue, while modern gold circle back chairs brought in a chic look to the timeless ceremony setup.

For a stunning transition from ceremony to reception, the clear acrylic sweetheart table provided a focal point in front of the dramatic blue draped backdrop. Vibrant pink and peach flower petals were scattered across the floor to complement the gold accents and table decor greenery, while clear chargers and glassware with gold rims from Kate Ryan Event Rentals perfectly showcased the velvety softness of the luxurious table linens.

“We loved how Kate Ryan’s place setting inventory allowed us to have the elegance that put the finishing touches on the design,” Kelly explained.

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In keeping with a timeless aesthetic, the wedding planner intertwined unique elements with traditional favorites. Modern-day mobile catering with the classic delicacies of Prosecco and Gelato created a fun and youthful cocktail hour providing a unique experience for guests.

“Creating elegance but having fun with it is truly what designers love! We had fun with the details; unique menu cards, the ribbon used as table numbers and seat assignments for each place setting, incorporating gelato/sorbet into the place setting, having a champagne cart because why not?” Kelly gushed. “Making the ceremony and sweetheart table a true show stopper was unique!”

Elegant, Springtime Inspired Wedding Invitation Suite, Yellow, Blue, Peach Floral Watercolor Stationary with Gold Accents, Dusty Blue The Mrs. Ring Box | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Elegant, Springtime Inspired Bridal Getting Ready Details, Monogram Bride Tote and Neutral Tone Makeup Bag, Mustard Open Toe Sam Edelman Yaro Block Heel Sandals, Romantic Bridal Bouquet with Vibrant Floral Stems, Pink Roses, Peach Carnations, Yellow Flowers, Soft Blue Accents | Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Elegant, Springtime Inspired Bridal Getting Ready Details, Mustard Open Toe Sam Edelman Velvet Yaro Block Heel Sandals, Romantic Bridal Bouquet with Vibrant Floral Stems, Pink Roses, Peach Carnations, Yellow Flowers | Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Florida Bride in Classic Sophisticated Off The Shoulder White Wedding Dress with Beaded Veil, Wearing Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

Florida Bride in Sophisticated Off The Shoulder White Wedding Dress with Beaded Veil, Holding Romantic Bridal Bouquet with Vibrant Floral Stems, Pink Roses, Peach Carnations, Yellow Flowers, Light Blue Ribbon Accent, Eucalyptus | Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Florida Bride in Sophisticated Off The Shoulder White Wedding Dress with Beaded Veil, Holding Romantic Bridal Bouquet with Vibrant Floral Stems, Pink Roses, Peach Carnations, Yellow Flowers, Light Blue Ribbon Accent | Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Elegant Florida Groom Wearing Yellow Mustard Suit Jacket from The Black Tux, Light Pink Floral Boutonnière with Yellow Ribbon, Black Silk Bow Tie and Pocket Square

Florida Bride in Sophisticated Off The Shoulder White Wedding Dress with Beaded Veil, Holding Romantic Bridal Bouquet with Vibrant Floral Stems, Pink Roses, Peach Carnations, Yellow Flowers, Light Blue Ribbon Accent, Standing on Historic Staircase in Hyde Park Tampa The Orlo House | Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Romantic Indoor Wedding with Springtime Inspired Ceremony Decor, Clear Acrylic Welcome Sign With Pink Accents, Gold Detailing and Greenery, Light Blue Velvet Linens Draped for Backdrop, Modern Gold Open Back Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events | Florida Luxury Rental Company Kate Ryan Event Rentals

How would you describe your theme?
Dreamy, luxurious, and timeliness. We chose this theme because the venue is so elegant and timeless; we wanted to create a romantic setting to do right with the venue.

What were your colors?
Blue, yellow, peach with gold.

Elegant, Springtime Inspired Wedding Decor and Centerpiece, Vibrant Floral Stems, Pink Roses, Peach Carnations, Yellow Flowers, with Greenery in Vintage Gold Base | Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Sophisticated Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Exchange Vows During Intimate Styled Shoot Wedding, Elegant Ceremony Decor with Lush Velvet Blue Draping, Romantic Crystal Chandelier, Decorated with Springtime Inspired Florals, Pink Roses, Peach Carnations, Yellow Flowers, Pops of Gold Accents with Greenery, Bride in Off the Shoulder Long Sheath Wedding Dress, Groom Wearing Mustard Yellow Suit Jacket from The Black Tux | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events | Florida Luxury Rental Company Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Sophisticated South Tampa Bride and Groom During Intimate Styled Shoot Wedding, Elegant Ceremony Decor with Lush Velvet Blue Draping, Romantic Crystal Chandelier, Decorated with Springtime Inspired Florals, Pink Roses, Peach Carnations, Yellow Flowers, Pops of Gold Accents with Greenery, Bride in Off the Shoulder Long Sheath Wedding Dress, Groom Wearing Mustard Yellow Suit Jacket from The Black Tux, Showing Wedding Shoes Open Toe Sam Edelman Yaro Block Heel Sandals | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events | Florida Luxury Rental Company Kate Ryan Event Rentals

What was your inspiration for this shoot?
We wanted to provide something new and fresh and tried to stay away from Pinterest to create that. We originally played off of the colors in sherbert and wanted to use this as a walking tool for the rest of the design.

Modern, Spring Inspired Cocktail Hour with Mobile Champagne and Craft Beer Bar, Sequined Silver Linens, Vibrant Floral Table Decor with Yellow, Pink and Peach Blooms, Greenery, Modern Gold Open Back Barstool Hightop Chair | Florida Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events | Florida Luxury Rental Company Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Florida Bride and Groom Cheers at Mobile Champagne and Craft Beer Bar, Bride in Sophisticated Off The Shoulder Gown, Groom Wearing Elegant Mustard Suit Jacket, In Front of Bubbles and Brew | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Intimate Portrait Under Bridal Veil During Cocktail Hour, Holding Vibrant Bouquet with Yellow, Pink, and Peach Floral Stems with Greenery | Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Romantic, Luxurious Wedding Reception and Decor, Sweetheart Table with Light Blue Linens, Acrylic Ghost Table, Gold Metal Chairs. Velvet Draping, Vibrant Pink and Yellow Petals, Peach, Orange, Pink and Red Florals with Greenery, Tall Taper Candles | Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Event | Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Romantic, Luxurious Wedding Reception and Decor, Sweetheart Table with Light Blue Linens, Acrylic Ghost Table, Gold Metal Chairs. Velvet Draping, Vibrant Pink and Yellow Petals, Peach, Orange, Pink and Red Florals with Greenery, Tall Taper Candles | Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Event | Kate Ryan Event Rentals

What unique elements did you incorporate into the shoot?
We had a lot of fun in this area. We used velvet linen that occupied all of us by just running our hands back and forth on the fabric! We had fun with the details; unique menu cards, the ribbon used as table numbers and seat assignments for each place setting, incorporating gelato/sorbet into the place setting, having a champagne cart because ‘why not’! Making the ceremony and sweetheart table a true show stopper! Creating elegance but having fun with it is truly what designers love!

Romantic Wedding Decor at Reception, Low Floral Centerpieces with Peach, Pink and Yellow Roses, Greenery, Tall Taper Candles with Gold Accents, Long Feasting Table with Dusty Blue Linens, Unique Gold Modern Chairs | Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events | Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue The Orlo House

Romantic Wedding Decor at Reception, Low Floral Centerpieces with Peach, Pink and Yellow Roses, Greenery, Decorative Crystal Chargers with Flatware, Dusty Blue Linens and Blush Pink Ribbon and Acrylic Signage, Tall Taper Candles with Gold Accents | Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events | Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Romantic Wedding Decor at Reception, Low Floral Centerpieces with Peach, Pink and Yellow Roses, Greenery, Decorative Crystal Chargers with Flatware, Tall Taper Candles with Gold Accents | Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events | Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Romantic Wedding Decor at Reception, Long Feasting Table with Dusty Blue Linens, Unique Modern Gold Chairs, Low Floral Centerpieces with Peach, Pink and Yellow Roses, Greenery, Decorative Crystal Chargers with Flatware, Tall Taper Candles with Gold Accents, The Ballroom of The Orlo House in South Tampa| Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events | Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Romantic Wedding Decor at Reception, Low Floral Centerpieces with Peach, Pink and Yellow Roses, Greenery, Decorative Crystal Chargers with Flatware, Dusty Blue Linens and Blush Pink Ribbon and Acrylic Signage, Tall Taper Candles with Gold Accents | Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events | Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Romantic Wedding Decor at Reception, Low Floral Centerpieces with Peach, Pink and Yellow Roses, Greenery, Decorative Crystal Chargers with Flatware, Tall Taper Candles with Gold Accents, Long Feasting Table with Dusty Blue Linens | Florida Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events | Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Romantic, Florida Bride and Groom at Wedding Reception with Decor, Ghost Acrylic Sweetheart Table with Light Blue Linens, Tall Taper Candles with Gold Accents, Vibrant Florals with Petals Scattered on the Floor, Whimsical Bridal Bouquet with Pink, Yellow, Peach and Green Florals, Blue Draping | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events | Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Tampa Wedding Venue The Orlo House

Romantic Florida Wedding Reception with Decor, Ghost Acrylic Sweetheart Table with Light Blue Linens, Tall Taper Candles wit hGold Accents, Vibrant Florals with Petals Scattered on the Floor, Whimsical Bridal Bouquet with Pink, Yellow, Peach and Green Florals, Blue Draping | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events | Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Romantic Florida Wedding Reception with Decor, Ghost Acrylic Sweetheart Table with Light Blue Linens, Tall Taper Candles with Gold Accents, Vibrant Florals with Petals Scattered on the Floor, Whimsical Bridal Bouquet with Pink, Yellow, Peach and Green Florals, Blue Draping, Gold and Ivory Cushion Bride and Groom Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events | Kate Ryan Event Rentals

What were your favorite elements of this shoot?
Honestly, the entire vendor team was my favorite element of the shoot. Everyone involved absolutely went above and beyond! From the bridal accessories to the garnishes in the sorbet to the flat lays, it was all so perfect!

Elegant, Springtime Inspired Florida Wedding Cake, Four Tier Circular White Buttercream Cake with Floral Accents, Peach, Yellow, Orange, Pink and Red Flowers, And Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Elegant, Springtime Inspired Florida Wedding Cake, Four Tier Circular White Buttercream Cake with Floral Accents, Peach, Yellow, Orange, Pink and Red Flowers, And Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

How much would you anticipate this wedding to cost for 100 guests?
Venue: $7,000 | Photography: $5,000 | Videography: $3,000 | Planning: $5,000 | Cake: $1,800 | Rentals: $4,000 | Bridal Accessories: $100 | Tux: $200 | Gelato Cart: $675 | Hair and Makeup: $240 | Champagne Cart: $1,600+

Venue: The Orlo
Photographer: Everence Photography
Videography: Love and Covenant
Planner: Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Florist: Petals Presents and Parties
Cake and Desserts: Hands on Sweets
Rental Company: Palacios Events
Rental Company: FH Events
Linen Rentals: BBJ Linen
Table, Plate, and Glassware Rentals: Kate Ryan Event Rentals *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Invitations: Sadge Brush Designs
Hair and Makeup: Kasey Yvonne
Bridal Attire: The Perfect Dress
Bridal Accessories: Banana Bug Designs
Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux
Mobile Bar: Get Cozy Vintage Mobile Bars
Mobile Vendors: Cafe Ala Carte & The Gelato Carte
Models: Jose and Hyun Ah Perez




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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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