Elegant Charcoal and Merlot Downtown Tampa Wedding | Rialto Theater

 

Sarasota Bridal Show Nuovo Bride | April 2019Jamie and Tony’s elegant downtown Tampa wedding was dear to my heart as the bride and groom our dear friends of mine. In fact, Jamie is the person who encouraged me to take Marry Me Tampa Bay full-time!

The bride was a long-time resident in downtown Tampa (she lived literally two doors down from me), so it was special for the pair to getting married in the city.

“We live in Tampa and love it, especially downtown!” the bride gushed.

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Music is a big part of the couple’s lives, which they incorporated by having the bride’s brother play guitar at the ceremony as well as other personalized details.

“We wrote our entire ceremony and own vows, we used a beer growler for our sand ceremony, and we had a choreographed first dance,” the bride shared.

Jamie is a successful businesswoman with limited time but who cares about the details, so I stressed the importance of hiring a Tampa wedding planner and recommended our favorites.

“We looked for a planner who was as fun as us, but also as detailed oriented as us,” the bride explained. “Kelly of Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events was perfect, and we can’t imagine having anyone else. We have also referred her on with much success.”

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When it came to a wedding hair and makeup artist, the bride chose LDM Beauty Group, whom she had used previously for business headshots.

“We knew and trusted Lindsay of LDM Beauty Group to make us look like us, only even better. I wouldn’t use anyone else!” Jamie gushed.

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The couple’s romantic charcoal and merlot reception included a unique layout, with open guest seating with two lounges, multiple food stations, including a bacon bar and dessert room.

“I was inspired by the bride and groom’s laid back personality when dreaming up the idea of creating cabana-style sections for the food stations. I knew that by creating this feature, it would highlight each style of food that we were presenting to the guests,” wedding planner Kelly of Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events explained. “Adding all of the draping created a beautiful atmosphere to keep guests engaged during this walk around reception.”

Looking back, the bride shared that the entire day was unforgettable.

“Our most memorable moments included our ceremony, first dance, and really everything!” Jamie reminisced.

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The Proposal:
Tony proposed dressed as a knight in shining armor on a white horse.

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What did you look for in a wedding hair and makeup artist?
We knew and trusted Lindsay of LDM Beauty Group to make us look like us, only even better. I wouldn’t use anyone else!

I want to learn more about hair and makeup services from LDM Beauty Group

Book with confidence. LDM Beauty Group is a trusted Marry Me Tampa Bay preferred wedding pro. Powered by ConvertKit

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Describe your wedding theme:
Classy

Colors:
Charcoal and merlot

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What did you look for in a wedding planner?
Someone who was as fun as us, but also as detailed oriented as us.

I want to learn more about planning from Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events

Book with confidence. Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events is a trusted Marry Me Tampa Bay preferred wedding pro. Powered by ConvertKit

Kelly of Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events was perfect, and we can’t imagine having anyone else. We have also referred her on with much success.

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Ceremony and Reception Venue: Rialto Theatre
Photographer: FotoBohemia
Planner: Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Fleurations
Caterer: Perfect Thyme
Bar: Mobile Mixology
Rentals: Fiesta Solutions, Linens by the Sea, US Tent Rental
Cake: Shelly Hollingsworth
DJ: DJ Patsy Stills
Officiant: Kristin Maximo and Carl Johnson
Invitations: Minted
Hair & Makeup: LDM Beauty Group *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro




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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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