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Jessica and Benny’s South Tampa wedding was a classic embodiment of romantic details and an elegant color palette of light mauve and dusty rose with pops of metallic. For the Tampa bride and groom, they knew right away that the city in which they grew up would be the perfect location for their wedding day.

“Tampa holds a lot of cherished memories for us. it’s where we first met in 2003 at Tampa Catholic High School,” the bride explained. “We were both born here and everyone that we love lives here, it just made sense.”

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With location and photography listed as some of the most important elements of their wedding day, the couple turned to Marry Me Tampa Bay to explore the area’s most respected wedding professionals.

“I used Marry Me Tampa Bay primarily because I knew I wanted to get married in Tampa Bay, and I knew through this website I could get reliable information on local vendors,” Jessica shared. “I actually found the Centre Club on Marry Me Tampa Bay! It definitely caught my eye so I immediately set up an appointment to tour it!”

Being a Tampa native and attending their fair share of local weddings, the bride and groom wanted sought out a unique South Tampa wedding venue.

“It was all about the location when choosing a wedding venue! I loved the feel of a ballroom and also wanted an original venue,” the bride explained. “As soon as you walk into the Centre Club, you are blown away because of the view and the wow factor in the cocktail area. The venue was able to accommodate my guest list, while still giving me the warm and intimate feel. The top factor that remains in people’s mind was the great service and excellent food quality. I chose not to hire a wedding planner, but Elizabeth and Selena of the Centre Club fulfilled those roles and made me feel extremely comfortable throughout the whole process.”

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Searching for a Tampa wedding photographer who could capture the couple’s special moments with an eye for detail, they hired Carrie Wildes Photography.

“I believe it’s so important to feel comfortable and at ease with your photographer because you spend so much time with them throughout the whole wedding process! When it came time to pick my photographer there was only one choice, Carrie Wildes Photography. Alongside saying yes to Benny on our cruise, it was the second easiest yes I said!” Jessica gushed. “From our very first meeting, I knew in my heart Carrie was the one. She had the immediate understanding of what I wanted captured, and she delivered that and so much more. She is also one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, and it was an absolute joy to work with her!”

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Looking back, the bride was honored to involve so many memories of her family in the details of planning her wedding day.

“Some of my most memorable moments were having so many members of our family in our bridal party and included in the wedding ceremony. I will never forget the late night planning sessions with my mom, aunt, and two cousins. I will also never forget how emotional and happy my husband was throughout the whole day. It was so special to me because we are talking about a man I had never seen emotional in the nine years prior while dating,” the bride reminisced.

Elegant Brown, Mauve Copper and White Wedding Invitation Suite

Wedding Gift From Groom with Letter to Bride and Blue Ring Box

Engagement Ring, Diamond Wedding Band and Gold Mens Wedding Band

Rhinestone Garter and Jeweled Open Toe Wedding Shoes

Strapless Lace Mermaid Augusta JonesWedding Dress on Hanger, Matching Jenny Yoo Mauve Pink Strapless Layered Bridesmaids Dresses, and White Belted Flower Girl Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Dress Boutique Bella Bridesmaids

Bridal Party Getting Ready Wedding Portrait with Confetti Toss in Matching Mauve Silk Robes | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Bridal Getting Ready Portrait in Lace Augusta Jones Wedding Dress with Square Diamond Engagement Ring and Silver Bracelet | Tampa Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Creative Indoor Bridal Portrait in Veil | Tampa Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Bridal Portrait with White and Blush Roses, Thistle, and Greenery with Photo Memory Charm | Tampa Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Indoor Groom Getting Ready Wedding Portrait reading Letter from the Bride, White Card with Gold Lettering | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

The Proposal:
It happened on a family cruise with stops in Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico. It was our first night cruising, and we ate at a specialty restaurant on the ship with my family. Right after we ordered dessert, Benny decided to do a champagne toast, and the next thing I knew he was down on one knee asking me to marry him! It was the most memorable family vacation to date. I left Tampa with a boyfriend, and after a 7-day cruise I returned with a fiancé!

Traditional Church Wedding Ceremony with Thistle, Blush Rose and Greenery Floral Arrangements with White Ribbon | Tampa Wedding Venue Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

Traditional Church Wedding Ceremony Portrait, Groom and Groomsmen in Black Tuxedos with Bow Ties and Blush Rose and Greenery Boutonniere | Tampa Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Traditional Church Wedding Ceremony Portrait | South Tampa Venue Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church | Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration? 
Classic with a romantic vibe. As long as I can remember, I envisioned myself getting married in a church that held special meaning to me. The church was memorable because at one point that is where my grandparents went to school and some of my family members were married at the same altar.

What were your colors?
Light mauve and dusty rose with pops of metallics such as copper, gold, and rose gold. I chose this palette because I wanted to carry the romantic vibe throughout the whole night in all aspects of my special day.

Outdoor Church Step Wedding Party Portrait, Groom and Groomsmen in Black Tuxedo with Bow Tie and Blush Rose Boutonniere, Bridesmaids in Matching Jenny Yoo Strapless Mauve Layered Dresses, Flower Girl in White Dress, with White Rose and Greenery Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Venue Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church | Dress Shop Bella Bridesmaids

Outdoor Church Steps Wedding Portrait, Bride in Off The Shoulder Lace Augusta Jones Dress with Cream, Blush, Mauve Rose and Thistle Bouquet with Greenery, Groom in Black Tux with Bow Tie and Pink Pocket Square | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Outdoor Architectural Bridal Party Portrait, Bride in Off The Shoulder Lace Mermaid Augusta Jones Dress, Bridesmaids in Matching Strapless Layered Mauve Pink Jenny Yoo Dresses, with Blush Rose and Floral and Greenery Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Dress Shop Bella Bridesmaids

What was your bridesmaids dress inspiration?
I knew from the very beginning the most important aspect was to make my bridesmaids feel comfortable and confident in what they were wearing since they were such a big part of my wedding day. I wanted to incorporate the romantic touch of a soft, feminine tulle with the classy, sheer illusion neck line.

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I chose Bella Bridesmaids because of their reputation in the Tampa Bay Area and their wide selection of designer brands. The staff was very accommodating and helpful and allowed me to make several visits until I made the perfect choice!

Outdoor Wedding Portrait, Bride in Off The Shoulder Lace Augusta Jones Dress with Cream, Blush, Mauve Rose and Thistle Bouquet with Greenery, Groom in Black Tux with Bow Tie and Pink Pocket Square | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Outdoor Wedding Portrait, Bride in Off The Shoulder Lace Augusta Jones Dress with Long Lace Edged Veil, with Cream, Blush, Mauve Rose and Thistle Bouquet with Greenery, Groom in Black Tux with Bow Tie and Pink Pocket Square | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Outdoor Wedding Portrait with Stylish Gold Oversized Letter Thank You Sign, Bride in Off The Shoulder Lace Augusta Jones Dress, Groom in Black Tuxedo with Bow Tie, Blush Pink Pocket Square and Rose Boutonniere with Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Gold Painted Clear Plastic with White Hand Painted Lettering Wedding Welcome Sign

Romantic Wedding Reception with Tall White Floral and Natural Greenery Centerpiece in Glass Cylinder Vase, Round Tables with Gold Chiavari Chairs and Rose Gold Sequin Linens, Gold Printed on White Card Table Number, and Gold Chargers | Tampa Wedding Venue Centre Club

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
It was all about the location! Being a Tampa native and attending my fair share of weddings, I wanted something different and that I hadn’t seen before. I loved the feel of a ballroom and also wanted an original venue.

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I actually found the Centre Club on Marry Me Tampa Bay! It definitely caught my eye, so I immediately set up an appointment to tour it! As soon as you walk in, you are blown away because of the view and the wow factor in the cocktail area. The venue was also able to accommodate my guest list, while still giving me the warm and intimate feel. The top factor that remains in people’s mind was the great service and excellent food quality. I chose not to hire a wedding planner, but Elizabeth and Selena of the Centre Club fulfilled those roles and made me feel extremely comfortable throughout the whole process.

Romantic Wedding Reception Long Feasting Table with Flip Flop Favors, Gold Letter Place Cards, Chiavari Chairs, Rose Gold Sequin Linens, Gold Chargers, and Stylish Printed White Card Table Number

Outdoor Rooftop Wedding Portrait, Bride in Strapless Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Venue Centre Club

Outdoor Creative Wedding Portrait with Square Diamond Engagement Ring | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Outdoor Rooftop Wedding Portrait, Bride in Strapless Mermaid Augusta Jones Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Venue Centre Club

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
The most important elements of my wedding were my photographer and videographer because they capture the moments that last a lifetime! I was looking for an immediate connection with our personalities and also someone who would capture my special moments with an eye for all the details. I believe it’s so important to feel comfortable and at ease with your photographer because you spend so much time with them throughout the whole wedding process!

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When it came time to pick my photographer there was only one choice, Carrie Wildes Photography. Alongside saying yes to Benny on our cruise, it was the second easiest yes I said! From our very first meeting, I knew in my heart Carrie was the one. She had the immediate understanding of what I wanted captured, and she delivered that and so much more. She is also one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, and it was an absolute joy to work with her!

Four Tiered Round White Wedding Cake with Pearl and Floral Icing and Stylish Gold Mr and Mrs Cake Topper on Flat Round Gold Cake Stand with Rose Gold Sequin Linen

Stylish Black Lettering White Rectangle Printed Thank You Wedding Card, and Cigar Bar with Gold Printed on Clear Plastic Sign

How did you incorporate you and your spouse’s personalities into the wedding?
Benny was incorporated into our special day through his love for cigars and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Both of those aspects were used as exit favors. For me, my personality was incorporated into my wedding through all the details and added touches. My hair piece was passed down to me from my Maid of Honor, Stephanie. My papa, Manuel Garcia, passed away in 2011, and I had a charm with his picture hanging off my bridal bouquet. My nani, Rose Mary Garcia, wore a navy blue dress on my wedding day, and I used her extra fabric as my “something blue,” and added a sewn in heart on the bottom layer of my wedding dress. Another one of my favorite touches was adding a piece of lace from my wedding dress to each of my bridesmaids’ bouquets! I was the first one of my cousins to get married, and I cannot wait to pass down these traditions to them and one day stand by their side.

Wedding Exit Portrait with White Ribbon Streamers, Bride in Mermaid Augusta Jones Dress, Bridesmaids in Mauve Strapless Jenny Yoo Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Venue Centre Club | Dress Shop Bella Bridesmaids

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
In the very beginning of wedding planning, choose your top three vendors you cannot live without and lock them down immediately because the best ones book up fast! It is never too early to start planning! Make sure you work with people who have good reputations in the Tampa Bay area.

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
Reception Venue and Caterer: Centre Club *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Videographer: Voila Cinematic
Florist: Marigold Flower Co.
Cake: Publix
DJ: DJ Papi – Wild Out Entertainment
Officiant: Father Hector Cruz
Invitations: M.C. Pressure
Transportation: Ambassador Limo
Dress Shop and Designer: Malindy Elene, Augusta Jones
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Bella Bridesmaids *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro, Jenny Yoo
Hair & Makeup: Devin Fernandez and Tina Ton




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