Elegant, Secret Garden Inspired Plant City Wedding

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Victoria and Riley’s rustic, outdoor Plant City wedding was a vision of elegant charm perfectly tucked away under a canopy of tall oak trees. Covered with gorgeous florals and a color palette of ivory, gold and a touch of petal pink, the bride and groom’s special day was sacred and sweet.

“The feel I was going for was Secret Garden meets elegant, rustic flair,” the bride beamed. “Our venue was a very unique ceremony spot, and we loved that we could get married surrounded by nature. We both love being outdoors, so our venue was a perfect match.”

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The Lakewood Ranch couple chose Cinco de Mayo for their wedding date, ensuring a memorable experience for their guests.

“One of the most important elements was celebrating our passion for each other with our closest friends and family. We wanted the event to be a sacred, special moment, but we also wanted our guests to have a great time,” Victoria shared. “The wedding was classy and elegant, but very laid back and welcoming, similar to our personalities and style.”

Looking back on their beautiful outdoor celebration, the pair reminisced of the best man’s speech and the love in the air.

“We both really enjoyed the best man’s speech,” the bride shared. “That day there were love bugs flying all over and Eric started out his speech with, ‘Love is in the air; it’s black with an orange eye.” Everyone cracked up. At first, the love bugs were driving me crazy, but now I’ll always remember them as our little bit of ‘love in the air.'”

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How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
The feel I was going for was secret garden meets elegant, rustic flair. Our venue was a very unique ceremony spot, and we loved that we could get married surrounded by nature. We both love being outdoors, so it was a perfect match.

What were your colors?
Ivory, greenery, and gold with a touch of petal pink.

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The Proposal:
Riley planned a romantic dinner at Ocean Prime for our four year anniversary and afterward, we took a stroll on the Tampa Riverwalk. As we were enjoying our time together, Riley got down on one knee and asked the question!

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What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
There are so many great vendors in the Tampa Bay area. Take your time to find the ones that complement and fit your style the best.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Prairie Glenn Barn at Gable Oaks Ranch
Planner, Florals  Decor and Rentals: Florida Rustic Barn Weddings
Photographer and Videographer: Rad Red Creative
DJ: Celebrations of Tampa Bay
Catering: Catering By The Family
Cake: Petite Madelyn’s Bakery
Hair/Makeup: Glam Color Bar
Wedding Gown Designer and Shop: Essence of Australia
Suit: The Black Tux
Paper Goods/Stationery: WeddingInvy Stationery Studio
Wedding Shoes: Gianni Bini
Wedding Rings/Bands: International Diamond Center




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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