Elegant Blush Pink and Ivory Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Tampa Club

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Alexa and Nick’s elegant downtown Tampa wedding boasted soft and romantic colors with sweeping views of the city skyline.

“We didn’t have a specific theme for our wedding. We just wanted it to be classy and elegant,” the bride shared. “Our colors were blush pink, gold, and ivory. We added greenery to the bouquets and table arrangements. We originally chose the colors because our wedding date was in March so we wanted something elegant and classy with a light color for spring. When we postponed the wedding to November, we decided to keep the color scheme because we already had everything in place.”

The local couple originally hails from the Northeast but chose to host their wedding in the city where they met. They sought an event venue that offered an elegant indoor setting for their 55 guests, with views of the city they called home.

“We wanted a venue that was classy, elegant and had great views. We also wanted to have the ceremony and reception at the same location and have them both take place indoors,” Alexa explained. “We chose The Tampa Club because it checked all the boxes of what we were looking for in a wedding venue. The views of downtown Tampa are incredible, and it helped tell our story of why we love living in the downtown Tampa area. Their food and service were outstanding.”

When the time came to find a Tampa wedding photographer who would capture their special day, the pair wanted someone with a great reputation who was also seasoned at shooting at their venue.

“We looked for a professional wedding photographer who had experience taking photos at our wedding venue. We chose Carrie Wildes Photography because they were a preferred vendor of The Tampa Club and after meeting with Carrie we knew we had to book them!” the bride gushed. “We were impressed with the responsive communication, Carrie’s personal approach, and the great reviews. She showed us examples of weddings they shot previously at The Tampa Club, which was so helpful. Carrie and Miriam were amazing to work with throughout the entire process.”

The whole celebration was so special that it was hard for Alexa to pinpoint a single favorite moment of the day.

“Everything about the day was memorable, special, and perfect. One moment that stood out to us was our first look that took place at The University of Tampa. It was special because we first met while attending college there and then it became the first place Nick saw me in my wedding dress,” Alexa beamed. “The ceremony was also memorable for us. We added personalized vows, and my uncle, who is also my godfather, officiated. Our after-party was unique and so much fun. We reserved a private charter on the Pirate Water Taxi after the reception. We had pizza from Eddie’s & Sam’s and drinks on the boat while we cruised for an hour on the river.”

Tampa Wedding Invitation Set with Gold Foil and Photo Save The Date
Bridesmaid Gift Box with Bride Squad Coffee Mug and Pink Fuzzy Slippers and Bridesmaid Makeup Bag
Badgley Mischka Designer Bridal Wedding Shoes with Silver Rhinestone Heels
Wedding Ring Shot | Platinum Silver Men Wedding Band with Three Round Diamond Engagement Ring and Channel Set Diamond Band
Wedding Dress Hanger Shot | Stella York Designer Illusion Lace V Neck Sheath Chiffon Satin Wedding Dress Bridal Gown
Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready in Blush Pink and White embroidered Floral Trim Robes | Carrie Wildes Photography
Bride Putting On Low Back Button Up Stella York Designer Illusion Lace V Neck Sheath Chiffon Satin Wedding Dress Bridal Gown
Downtown Tampa Wedding Bride and Groom First Look at University of Tampa Plant Museum | Groom Wearing Classic Black Suit Tux | Carrie Wildes Photography
Downtown Tampa Wedding Bride and Groom Outdoor Portrait at University of Tampa Plant Museum | Groom Wearing Classic Black Suit Tux | Stella York Designer Illusion Lace V Neck Sheath Chiffon Satin Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Carrie Wildes Photography

The Proposal:
Nick proposed in the Dessert Room at Bern’s Steakhouse. We were celebrating our six-year dating anniversary. My favorite part of going to Bern’s was always the Dessert Room. We were in our own enclosed wine barrel, and when my dessert arrived, the outside of the plate had “Will You Marry Me?” written in chocolate. The next thing I knew, he was down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was perfect.

Downtown Tampa Wedding Bride and Groom Outdoor Portrait at University of Tampa Plant Museum | Groom Wearing Classic Black Suit Tux | Stella York Designer Illusion Lace V Neck Sheath Chiffon Satin Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Carrie Wildes Photography
Downtown Tampa Wedding Outdoor Wedding Party Portrait at University of Tampa Plant Museum | Groom and Groomsmen Wearing Classic Black Suit Tux | Stella York Designer Illusion Lace V Neck Sheath Chiffon Satin Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Long Blush Pink Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses by Bella Bridesmaid Tampa | White Rose and Eucalyptus Greenery Bouquets | Carrie Wildes Photography

What was your bridesmaid’s dress inspiration?
I chose Bella Bridesmaids because part of my bridal party lived in Massachusetts and the other in Florida.

Bella Bridesmaids had locations in both places which made it easy for the girls to get fitted and try on dresses. Their service was great, and their online showroom made it easy for the girls to order their dresses together.

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White Rose and Eucalyptus Greenery Bouquets | Stella York Designer Illusion Lace V Neck Sheath Chiffon Satin Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Long Blush Pink Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses by Bella Bridesmaid Tampa | Carrie Wildes Photography
Downtown Tampa Wedding Bride and Groom Portrait at Tampa Wedding Venue The Tampa Club | Groom Wearing Classic Black Suit Tux | Stella York Designer Illusion Lace V Neck Sheath Chiffon Satin Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Carrie Wildes Photography
Downtown Tampa Wedding Bride and Groom Portrait at Tampa Wedding Venue The Tampa Club | Groom Wearing Classic Black Suit Tux | Stella York Designer Illusion Lace V Neck Sheath Chiffon Satin Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Carrie Wildes Photography
Downtown Tampa Wedding Bride and Groom Staircase Portrait at Tampa Wedding Venue The Tampa Club | Groom Wearing Classic Black Suit Tux | Stella York Designer Illusion Lace V Neck Sheath Chiffon Satin Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Carrie Wildes Photography
Indoor Wedding Ceremony at Downtown Tampa wedding Venue The Tampa Club | White Chiffon Pipe and Drape Ceremony Backdrop Background with Altar Floral Arrangements of White Hydrangea and White and Blush Pink Roses with Eucalyptus Greenery on Tall Clear Glass Vases | Carrie Wildes Photography

 How would you describe your theme?
We didn’t have a specific theme for our wedding. We just wanted it to be classy and elegant.

What were your colors?
Blush pink, gold, and ivory. We added greenery to the bouquets and table arrangements. We originally chose the colors because our wedding date was in March so we wanted something elegant and classy with a light color for spring. Light pink has also been one of my favorite colors. When we postponed the wedding to November, we decided to keep the color scheme because we already had everything in place.

Downtown Tampa Wedding Ceremony at Tampa Wedding Venue The Tampa Club | Groom and Groomsmen Wearing Classic Black Suit Tux | Stella York Designer Illusion Lace V Neck Sheath Chiffon Satin Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | White Rose and Eucalyptus Greenery Bouquet | Carrie Wildes Photography
Downtown Tampa Wedding Ceremony at Tampa Wedding Venue The Tampa Club with White Pipe and Drape Backdrop | Groom and Groomsmen Wearing Classic Black Suit Tux | Stella York Designer Illusion Lace V Neck Sheath Chiffon Satin Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | White Rose and Eucalyptus Greenery Bouquet | Carrie Wildes Photography

Where did you spend your honeymoon?
We were originally going to Barbados for our honeymoon but due to COVID and travel restrictions, we decided to postpone it to next year. Instead, we went to the Florida Keys. We drove from Tampa and stayed in Islamorada and Key West. We chose to go here because neither of us had been and we wanted to go somewhere to relax and have fun.

Wedding Escort Card Display with White Tent Cards and Black Calligraphy Names
Indoor Wedding Reception at Downtown Tampa wedding Venue The Tampa Club | White Reception Table Linens with Gold Chiavari Chairs and Chargers and Centerpieces of White Hydrangea and White and Blush Pink Roses with Eucalyptus Greenery and Floating Candles | Carrie Wildes Photography

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We wanted a venue that was classy, elegant, and had great views. We also wanted to have the ceremony and reception at the same location and have them both take place indoors.

We chose The Tampa Club because it checked all the boxes of what we were looking for in a wedding venue. The views of downtown Tampa are incredible, and it helped tell our story of why we love living in the downtown Tampa area. Their food and service were outstanding.

Indoor Wedding Reception at Downtown Tampa wedding Venue The Tampa Club | White Reception Table Linens with Gold Chiavari Chairs and Chargers and Centerpieces of White Hydrangea and White and Blush Pink Roses with Eucalyptus Greenery | Pint Glass Wedding Favors | Carrie Wildes Photography
Wedding Place Setting with Gold Charger Plate and White Napkin Belly Band with Menu Card Featuring Gold Floral Border
Indoor Wedding Reception at Downtown Tampa wedding Venue The Tampa Club | White Reception Table Linens with Gold Chiavari Chairs and Chargers and Centerpieces of White Hydrangea and White and Blush Pink Roses with Eucalyptus Greenery | Pint Glass Wedding Favors | Carrie Wildes Photography
Wedding Sweetheart Table with White Linen and Gold Chiavari Chairs with White and Blush Pink Roses and Eucalyptus Greenery and Gold Mercury Glass Candles with Gold Glitter Mr and Mrs Tabletop Sign

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?
We looked for one that had great reviews. We wanted a DJ who would keep the dance floor going all night.

We decided to hire Grant Hemond & Associates because they were a preferred vendor of The Tampa Club and had amazing reviews. They allowed us to speak with a few of their DJs before booking to ensure we were comfortable with who was selected for our wedding. Before the wedding, our DJ had a thorough list of questions for us to answer. He went through each question with us, took our suggestions, and created a great playlist for each part of the night. Their service was amazing.

Four Tier wedding Cake with Ribbed Textured Buttercream and Polka Dots with White Sugar Flowers by Publix | Round Gold Cake Stand and Gold Monogram Cake Topper
Downtown Tampa Wedding Bride and Groom Portrait at Tampa Wedding Venue The Tampa Club Wine Cellar Room | Groom Wearing Classic Black Suit Tux | Stella York Designer Illusion Lace V Neck Sheath Chiffon Satin Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Carrie Wildes Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We looked for a professional wedding photographer who had experience taking photos at our wedding venue.

We chose Carrie Wildes Photography because they were a preferred vendor of The Tampa Club, and after meeting with Carrie we knew we had to book them! We were impressed with the responsive communication, Carrie’s personal approach, and the great reviews. She showed us examples of weddings they shot previously at The Tampa Club, which was so helpful. Carrie and Miriam were amazing to work with throughout the entire process.

Downtown Tampa Wedding Bride and Groom Staircase Portrait at Tampa Wedding Venue The Tampa Club | Groom Wearing Classic Black Suit Tux | Stella York Designer Illusion Lace V Neck Sheath Chiffon Satin Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Carrie Wildes Photography

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Enjoy the day. Don’t worry if a few little things don’t go exactly as planned, and remember it’s about the two of you. The day goes by so fast, so try to enjoy every moment.

Venue & Caterer: The Tampa Club *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue
Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Videographer: Celebrations of Tampa Bay
Florist: Northside Florist
Cake: Publix
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Invitations: Minted
Transportation: Ambassador Limousine
Dress: Stella York
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Bella Bridesmaids Tampa *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Hair & Makeup: SMP Makeup Artistry

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros are highly respected by our local wedding community and have been personally vetted by our editor.

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