Elegant Gold and Grey Downtown Tampa Bay | The Tampa Club

Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Tampa Club Wedding

Kaeley and Mike’s romantic downtown Tampa wedding featured a modern ballroom wedding reception with a classic theme and a pop of pink and purple color throughout the decor.

“It was really important for me to think of a wedding as the beginning of a new chapter,” the bride explained.

Searching for a wow factor for their 150 guests, the bride and groom chose downtown Tampa wedding venue The Tampa Club.

“When we were looking for a reception venue we really had three deciding factors: we wanted it to be a space that had a presence and not just four walls, it needed to be large enough to fit up to 150 guests and we needed to stick to a budget,” Kaeley shared. “From the second we walked into The Tampa Club, we knew that it was our venue. The views are phenomenal! It was awesome to be able to see that much of Tampa in those floor to ceiling windows.”

The bride share that the most important elements of her wedding day were marrying her groom and celebrating with friends and family.

“I was so excited to become Mike’s wife and for him to become my husband that the details were just secondary. The ceremony will always be the most memorable; I just remember walking down the aisle and seeing all of these people who had touched our lives, and then meeting Mike at the alter as Kaeley Hamilton, and leaving as his wife. Nothing will top that,” the bride reminisced.

Rustic Purple and Gray Wedding Invitation Suite

Detail of Lace Wedding Dress

Bridal Bouquet with Memory Locket

Outdoor Garden Bridal Portrait in Allure Bridal Lace Back with Button Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding

Wedding Ceremony Aisle Portrait at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Temple Terrace FL

Traditional Wedding Ceremony Portrait at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Temple Terrace FL

The Proposal:
We got engaged in Washington D.C. It was a great day; we spent the whole time adventuring the national monuments and going in and out of museums. We had dinner at a wine bar named Sonoma, and afterwards Mike wanted to walk around the city one more time. I thought he was crazy, but when we got right in between the Washington Monument and the White House, he proposed. I cried and finally got the word, “Yes,” out. Once we finally headed back to our hotel, we stopped at the W Hotel for a celebratory glass of champagne. The staff was so kind and offered us a complimentary drink with champagne, St. Germain Elderflower, and an orange twist, which ended up being our signature drink at the wedding! It was a magical day!

Outdoor Garden Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait wearing Allure Bridal Cream Lace Wedding Dress

Outdoor Garden Wedding Party Portrait with Long Gray Alfred Angelo Bridesmaids Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue The Tampa Club

How would you describe your theme?
It was really important for me to think of a wedding as the beginning of a new chapter. From what I have learned from loved ones, marriage is beautiful and challenging. It was really important to me to have both of our support systems there and for everyone to feel the love that they have provided to us to help us prepare for the next step in our relationship.

What were your colors?
I wanted something as classic as possible. The guys had such a classic look, with black and white traditional tuxedos. We chose grey bridesmaid’s dresses, because it was such a flattering color and allowed me flexibility on the colors of the flowers.

Outdoor Garden Bridal Party Portrait with Cream Floral Lace Allure Bridal Wedding Dress, Long Gray Alfred Angelo Bridesmaids Dresses, and Pink, Purple and White Bouquets with Ferns and Greenery | Downtown Tampa Wedding Venue The Tampa Club

Outdoor Garden Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue The Tampa Club

Intimate Wedding Reception with Dark Linens, Simple White and Purple Orchid Centerpieces, and Gold Chiavari Chairs | Downtown Tampa Wedding Reception Venue The Tampa Club

Elegant Wedding Reception with Black Linens, Simple White and Purple Orchid Centerpieces in Tall Glass Vases with Tall Glass Candleholders, and Gold Chiavari Chairs | Downtown Tampa Wedding Reception Venue The Tampa Club

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
When we were looking for a reception venue we really had three deciding factors: we wanted it to be a space that had a presence and not just four walls, it to be large enough to fit up to 150 guests and we needed to stick to a budget.

From the second we walked into The Tampa Club , we knew that it was our venue. The views are phenomenal! It was awesome to be able to see that much of Tampa in those floor to ceiling windows. Additionally, the space just had a classy vibe from the second you got onto the elevators.

From the first meeting we had with The Tampa Club staff, they were knowledgeable, friendly, flexible and professional. Both Brittany and Madison were amazing to work with. They were willing to answer all of the questions I had, and even helped with the questions I didn’t know I needed to know to ask. Without their help, I would probably not have been as prepared as I was. The lead bartender, Justin, was also amazing; they special ordered in certain items for the wedding, and it was just beyond kind.

Elegant Black and White Wedding Reception Table Decor with Simple Vintage Wooden Frame Table Number, Simple Orchid Centerpiece in Tall Glass Vase, and Tall Glass Votive Candleholders | Tampa Bay Wedding

Best Day Ever Pink Coozie Wedding Favor on Gold Charger with Black Napkin | Tampa Bay Wedding Reception

Elegant Wedding Reception with View of Downtown Tampa | Table Decor with Black Linens, Simple White Orchid Centerpiece in Tall Glass Vases, and Gold Chiavari Chairs | Tampa, Florida Wedding Venue The Tampa Club

First Dance Portrait with Bride wearing Floral Lace Allure Bridal Wedding Dress and Groom in Black Tuxedo with Orchid Boutonniere | Tampa Bay Wedding Reception Venue The Tampa Club

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Remember why you want to get married. Make a list of what parts of the day matter most to you and focus on those, other than that delegate. Remember, this is a celebration of the commitment you are making, and the help everyone has provided you to be ready for this next phase in your life.

Ceremony Venue:  Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Reception Venue and Caterer: The Tampa Club
Photographer: Stephanie A Smith
Planner and Florist: Vicki Starks
Cake: Publix Bakery
DJ: DJ Felix
Officiant: Father Mike Smith
Invitations: Inviting MomentsEtsy
Dress Shop and Designer: Allure Bridal
Bridesmaid Designer: Alfred Angelo
Hair & Makeup: Hair2You Bridal

MEET THE EDITOR

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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