Elegant Red and Black Tampa Bay Wedding | Saddlebrook Resort

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Elegant Red and Black Tampa Bay Wedding | Saddlebrook Resort Wedding

Andria and Dusty’s timeless and elegant Tampa Bay wedding continued a family tradition that originated with the bride’s grandparents, who were the first couple to ever be married at St. Leo’s Benedictine Abbey. The bride, as well as her parents, were also married at the central Florida church.

The Dade City couple added personal touches throughout their Tampa Bay wedding, including a love note from the groom, written on the bottom of his bride’s wedding shoes.

The pair incorporated nods to the groom’s career hay and cattle industry, with a custom monogram and antler centerpieces.

“We both enjoy the outdoors and hunting, so we used gold deer and elk antlers as accents to show our personalities,” Andria explained.

Andria and Dusty shared that photography was an important wedding element, and they searched for a wedding professional who was “enjoyable to work with and who we felt comfortable with.”

Limelight Photography was recommended to us by a friend. They were a pleasure to deal with and the wedding albums they include are fabulous,” the bride gushed. “We hit a homerun with all of our choices!”

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Looking back, the bride shared that her most memorable moments included seeing her centerpieces for the first time and watching her wedding guests have “such a great time on the dance floor.”

Red Rose Wedding Bouquet with Memorial Locket | Ruby Red Wedding Heels | Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Wedding Love Note on Shoes| Grooms Note to the Bride Before Wedding | Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Strapless Wedding Dress on Custom Mrs Monogrammed Hanger| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Picture of Wedding Rings| Glitter Mrs| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Groom's Love Note to Bride on Wedding Day| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Wedding Day Bridal Makeup Bride Portrait | Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bridal Wedding Day Portrait with Red Rose Bouquet | Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

The Proposal:
It was a total surprise. We were at Ocean Prime in Tampa. We just finished our dinner and went out on the terrace for dessert. My soon-to-be finance had the pianist inside start playing our song All of Me by John Legend, and when our dessert came out he had the words, written in chocolate, ‘Will all of you love all of me forever?’  When I looked back at him he was down on one knee.

Dusty had gone to the restaurant that morning and dropped off our camera and had it arranged for another staff member at the restaurant to sneak out and snap pictures of him in the moment proposing to me.

Portrait of Groom on Wedding Day in Black Suit with Red Rose Boutonniere | Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Family Wedding Pictures Displayed at Wedding Ceremony | Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride with Father Walking Down Aisle at Wedding Ceremony| St. Leo Abbey Church Tampa Bay Wedding Venue| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Red Rose Wedding Bouquets | Black Bridesmaid Dresses| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom at Church Altar During Wedding Ceremony| St. Leo Abbey Church Tampa Bay Wedding Venue| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait at Church | Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue St. Leo Abbey Church| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom Wedding Day Portrait | Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
Experienced and enjoyable to work with and who we felt comfortable with.

Limelight Photography was recommended to us by a friend. They were a pleasure to deal with and the wedding albums they include are fabulous. Sarah was awesome to work with!

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Bride and Groom Wedding Day Portrait at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue St. Leo Abbey Church| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Wedding Party Bridal Portrait| Black Bridesmaid Dresses with Red Rose Bouquets| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Wedding Portrait of Bride and Groom with Vintage Car at Tampa Bay Wedding Ceremony Venue St. Leo Abbey Church| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom Wedding Champagne Toast after Wedding Ceremony | Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Custom Wedding Monogram with Deer Antlers| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Custom Wedding Monogram GOBO Light with Deer Antlers| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Wedding Thank You Note to Guests | Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Black, Gold, Red Wedding Reception at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Saddlebrook Resort| Gold Chivari Chairs| Red Rose Centerpieces| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

How would you describe your theme?
Simple and classic, because we felt like it’s timeless and elegant.

What were your colors?
Black and gold with a touch of red.

Gold Glitter Wedding Table Numbers| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Wedding Reception Place Setting |Plate Chargers and Napkins with Menu Fold| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Mrs. Mr Wedding Cake Forks| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Custom Wedding Cake Detail with Gold and White Brocade Accent| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Five Tier Custom Wedding Cake Detail with Gold and White Brocade Accent and Monogram Cake Topper | Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Cigar Bar at Wedding Reception| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Photobooth Photo Strip Album Wedding Guest Book| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Diamond Wedding Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Bride and Groom Evening Nighttime Wedding Portrait | Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay Brides?
Your wedding day is going to fly by. No matter how stressed and/or nervous you are, do your best to sit back, take it all in and enjoy every minute of the day. It’s awesome!!

Ceremony Venue: St. Leo Benedictine Abbey
Reception Venue: Saddlebrook Resort
Photographer: Limelight Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Videographer: Voila Cinematic
Planner: Kelly Hancock Events
Florist: Arlene Floral Designs
Caterer: Saddlebrook Resort
Cake: Amber Grant
Band: C’Energy Entertainment
Officiant: Father Garry Welsh
Invitations: All That Glitters Invitations
Transportation: Network Limousines
Dress: CC’s Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Brides by Demetrio’s – Alfred Sung
Hair & Makeup: Monica Nelson

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