Elegant Coral and Blue Tampa Wedding | Davis Islands Garden Club

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Elegant Coral and Blue Tampa Wedding | Davis Islands Garden Club Wedding

Stephanie and James’ elegant Tampa wedding featured a traditional Catholic ceremony, followed by a coral and navy blue wedding reception.

“Our wedding was a little bit of elegant and romantic. I knew I wanted flowers and lots of candles, and then the rest fell together,” the bride explained. “Our colors were coral and navy blue with gold accents. We both loved blue, so it was an instant choice, but I also wanted a pop of color since we got married at the beginning of Spring.”

To keep their wedding day smooth and stress-free, the Tampa couple hired wedding planner Pea to Tree Events.

“The main thing for us was to find someone to assist us make the planning easy and organized and who could help us with the vision I had, but could not put together,” Stephanie shared. “From contacting vendors to helping me decide on the style of the wedding, Georgette [of Pea to Tree Events] provided us with so many tools that helped us keep track of everything and made the planning go very smoothly. Our wedding was so much more than what we expected, and I will always thank her for that.”

The wedding menu was a majority priority for the bride and groom, who met with several Tampa wedding caterers.

“Food was important for us, so we made sure that we could find a menu that satisfied both of us and that was fresh and with great flavor,” the bride said. “Good Food Catering’s service was amazing, and they delivered great food. All of our guests kept telling us how much they loved it.”

In addition to a delicious meal, wedding guests were also treated to a hora loca, a Latin inspired, carnival-like celebration.

“We both wanted something fun and different, so we had an hora loca with one hour of really high energy and fun music and performers in flashy costumes on stilts. We had glowing lights, party hats and masks as favors for guests,” Stephanie beamed. “Many of the guests had not experienced this at a wedding before, but loved it. Absolutely everyone was on the dance floor!”

Looking back, on bride’s most memorable moments was walking down the ceremony aisle.

“James and I had already seen each other during our first look, however walking down the aisle made everything so real and made us very happy. We did not look away from each other and knew that in just a few moments we were going to start a new journey together as a family. That is a feeling that we will never forget,” Stephanie reminisced.

Navy Blue and Blush Wedding Pocket Fold Invitation with Ribbon and Lace Accent | Tampa Wedding Stationery Shop Invitation Galleria

What was your wedding invitation and stationery inspiration?
I wanted an invitation that looked elegant and that incorporated our wedding colors. From the beginning, I wanted a pocket fold since you could do a lot with them. From the first moment we met with Michelle and her Jose [of Invitation Galleria], we knew they were going to take great care of what we were looking for. They listened to us and gave us great ideas. The invitations turned out beautiful and incorporated everything we wanted.

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Getting Ready: Bride Getting Dressed for in Ivory, Strapless, Lace Wedding Dress

Bridal Portrait in Ivory, Lace, Strapless Wedding Dress and Chapel Length Lace Veil

Bridal Portrait in Ivory, Lace, Strapless Wedding Dress and Chapel Length Lace Veil

Bride and Groom Wedding Day First Look | Downtown Tampa Getting Ready Venue Le Meridien Hotel

Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait in Downtown Tampa

Bridal Party Portrait with Bride in Strapless Lace Wedding Gown and Bridesmaids in Pink and Blue Mis-Matched Bridesmaids Dresses with Ivory and Coral Rose and Hydrangena Wedding Bouquets

Groomsmen Checkered Red, Blue, and Purple Dress Matching Socks with Black Shoes

Outdoor, Bride and Groom Garden Park Wedding Portrait at University of Tampa

The Proposal:
James proposed on a trip to Washington D.C. after asking my parents for their blessing. He proposed the first night in front of the Washington monument. It was unforgettable and the night was perfect.

Outdoor, Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Sculpture at University of Tampa

Bride and Groom Wedding Catholic Ceremony at Tampa Wedding Venue Our Lady of Perpetual Help | Tampa Wedding Planner Pea to Tree Events

Why did you hire a wedding planner and what did you look for in one?
The main thing for us was to find someone to assist us make the planning easy and organized and who could assist us in finding vendors and help us with the vision I had, but could not put together.

I’ve known Georgette [of Pea to Tree Events] for a while, and when I would hear her talk about what she does, I could tell how passionate she was about her job and knew that she would be someone who would do anything to get you a perfect wedding. She delivered; she was there for me 24/7. From contacting vendors to helping me decide on the style of the wedding, she provided us with so many tools that helped us keep track of everything and made the planning go very smoothly. Our wedding was so much more than what we expected, and I will always thank her for that.

Bride and Groom Wedding Catholic Ceremony at Tampa Wedding Venue Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Outdoor, Waterfront Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Gazebo | Tampa Wedding Venue Davis Island Garden Club

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Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table with Ivory Rosette Speciality Linen and Flower Wall | Tampa Wedding Planner Pea to Tree Events

How would you describe your theme?
A little bit of elegant and romantic. I knew I wanted flowers and lots of candles, and then the rest fell together.

What were your colors?
Coral and navy blue with gold accents. We both loved blue, so it was an instant choice, but I also wanted a pop of color since we got married at the beginning of Spring.

Wedding Reception Gold Chiavari Chairs with Sheer Chair Covers and White Rosette Covers

Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table Decor with Ivory Rosette Linen, Candlelight, and Gold Chiavari Chairs and Chargers with Navy Napkins with Bride and Groom Signs | Tampa Wedding Planner Pea to Tree Events

 

What was your wedding menu inspiration and what did you look for in a caterer?
Food was important for us, so we made sure that we could find a menu that satisfied both of us and that was fresh and with great flavor. We tried several caterers and looked for options that everyone could enjoy. My husband was the one that decided 100% on the caterer and the menu. Good Food Catering’s service was amazing, and they delivered great food. All of our guests kept telling us how much they loved it.

4-Tiered, Traditional Round White Wedding Cake with Navy Blue Ribbon Accent Details and Quilt Design with Mr. Mrs Gold Cake Topper and Fresh Flowers

Outdoor, Nighttime Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Wedding Venue Davis Island Garden Club

Bride and Groom, Wedding Band and Engagement Ring Detail

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay brides?
Don’t worry about what can go wrong during your day! I know everyone says that and it is hard not to think about it after you are investing so much time and money into your event, however, there is something that could always go wrong and most likely will but your guests will not even notice.

I would definitely advise to get a wedding planner, even if it is a “day of” planner. It will be the best thing you can do. There is so much that goes into coordinating the day and trust me you don’t need that stress. You and your family should enjoy that day and not have the stress of worrying about anything.

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Reception Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club
Photographer: Head Over Heels Photography
Videographer: Celebrations of Tampa Bay
Planner: Pea to Tree Events
Florist: Milly’s Flowers
Caterer: Good Food Catering
Rentals: Milly’s Flowers
Cake: A Piece of Cake
DJ: DJ Felix
Invitations: Invitation Galleria
Transportation: King Executive Limo Car and Services
Wedding Dress: The White Closet Bridal
Hair & Makeup: The Destiny and Light Hair and Makeup Group




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