Garnet and Gold Florida State University Inspired Wedding | The Tampa Club

 

Brides Who Brunch Tampa Bay Bridal Wedding Planning Show - Sunday, April 15, 2018

Madison and Matt’s downtown Tampa wedding was inspired by the bride and groom’s alma mater, Florida State University.

“We met when we lived across the street from each other at FSU and since our college played such a huge role in our early dating, we both agreed an FSU themed wedding was perfect for us! Our wedding date is even on the anniversary of the 2013 Seminole’s National Championship win,” the bride beamed. “Incorporating so much FSU also showed our personalities because we are huge college sports fans! We bleed garnet and gold.”

The South Tampa couple incorporated a burgundy and gold color palette into their elegant winter wedding atop the highest point in city at downtown Tampa wedding venue, The Tampa Club.

“We are from Palm Beach County, and we first started looking at venues there; however, being the Catering Coordinator at The Tampa Club, each venue seemed to be missing something that we could find at the Tampa Club,” the bride explained. “The Tampa Club truly meets the needs and desires of every couple, and it didn’t take us long to realize that our dream wedding would exceed our expectations there.”

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When it came to choosing a Tampa wedding photographer, Madison and Matt wanted someone who made them comfortable and could capture the beauty of their wedding venue.

“Photography was very important to us because once the moment and day are over you can’t redo it!  We both have large families and wanted to get as many pictures as possible,” the bride explained. “Carrie Wildes Photography not only was very experienced at photographing at The Tampa Club, but had a fair price. Their team made taking pictures a breeze, and they all came out amazing! With Miriam and Greta we got ever single picture that we wanted!”

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Entertainment and guest experience were the most important elements to the bride and groom.

“[We wanted] our guests to have an incredible time. We both love upbeat music, so every one of our first dances was to upbeat songs,” Madison shared. “Our DJ, Grant Hemond & Associates, played fun and upbeat dance music so literally everyone danced, even our 85-year-old grandmothers!

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Looking back, the bride’s most cherished memory was having her cousin be a part of her wedding day.

“The most memorable moment was having my six-year-old cousin be my flower girl. She is currently going through treatment for Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare childhood bone cancer, and her doctor cleared her to attend and be in the bridal party just four days before the wedding! Her mother was my mother’s flower girl in her wedding, so I really wanted her to be in mine. We are so happy that she got to be a part of our special day!” Madison reminisced.

Beaded Open Toe Wedding Shoes with Delicate Drop Bridal Earrings, Engagement Ring and Black Grooms Wedding Band, FSU Seminole College Football Team Mascot Garter

Maggie Sottero A Line Strapless Belted Wedding Dress on Hanger

Bride Getting Ready Portrait in Strapless A Line Maggie Sottero Belted Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Hotel Interior Bridal Party Portrait, Bride in Strapless Belted Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids in Mismatched Burgundy Red Azazie Dresses | Tampa Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Downtown Tampa Wedding Venue The Tampa Club

Indoor Hotel Wedding Ceremony Decor with White Hydrangea and Blush Pink Rose with Greenery Flowers in Glass Vases on Ornate Gold Pillars, and Floating Votive Candles on Gold Pedestals with Petal Aisle and Wooden Chiavari Chairs with White Cushions

Indoor Hotel Wedding Ceremony Decor with White Hydrangea and Blush Pink Rose with Greenery Flowers in Glass Vases on Ornate Gold Pillars, and Floating Votive Candles on Gold Pedestals with Petal Aisle and Wooden Chiavari Chairs with White Cushions | Downtown Tampa Wedding Venue The Tampa Club

Wedding Ceremony Bridal Portrait | Tampa Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Wedding Ceremony First Kiss Portrait, Bride holding Red and WHite Rose with Greenery Bouquet, Groom with Red Tie and Red Rose Boutonniere | Tampa Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Indoor Wedding Portrait with Glass Chandelier, Bride in Strapless A Line Maggie Sottero Dress, Groom with Red Tie and Red Rose Boutonniere | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Downtown Wedding Venue The Tampa Club

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We wanted someone who made us feel comfortable and was able to capture the windows in The Tampa club as they are not easy to work with. Miriam was super fun and made taking pictures a breeze. We both have large families and wanted to get as many pictures as possible. With Miriam and Greta we got ever single picture that we wanted!

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Carrie Wildes Photography not only was very experienced at photographing at The Tampa Club but had a fair price. Photography was very important to us because once the moment and day are over you can’t redo it! Their team made taking pictures a breeze and they all came out amazing!

Indoor Wedding Portrait with Wine Cooler, Bride in Strapless A Line Maggie Sottero Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Downtown Wedding Venue The Tampa Club

Indoor Wedding Portrait with Tampa Skyline, Bride in Strapless A Line Maggie Sottero Dress, Groom with Red Tie and Red Rose Boutonniere | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Downtown Wedding Venue The Tampa Club

The Proposal:
Matt and I had planned a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah at the end of winter hoping to see some snow before summer kicked into gear. We had both never been before, but we wanted to do some hiking and have a little getaway trip before Matt started his new job. I was starting to give up hope of Matt proposing since Christmas, Valentines Day and my birthday had all passed and no proposal. I helped him pack before the trip (so he wouldn’t forget anything) and looked for signs of him hiding a ring. There were none. The first few days of our trip I did my makeup and hair perfect, just in case. Finally, on the fourth and final day, I had decided to give up. I rocked a dog mom t-shirt, a messy pony tail and no makeup at all! We decided to do a hike up a mountain to end our trip. It was a three-mile hike, very difficult but the views were gorgeous! When we got to the top, I sat down to eat my snack, and Matt left me to walk to the other side. I just continued with my granola bar. Matt then called me over to where he was saying that the view was much better. The view was much better, as Matt got down on one knee! The ring and view were gorgeous! So, I finally got my proposal, I just had to climb a mountain for it!

Gold and Burgundy Hotel Ballroom Wedding Reception with Red Linens, Gold Chargers and Chiavari Chairs, and Low White Hydrangea and Blush Pink Rose with Greenery Centerpieces | Downtown Tampa Wedding Venue The Tampa Club

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
Since we are from Palm Beach County, we first started looking at venues there; however, being the Catering Coordinator at The Tampa Club, each venue seemed to be missing something that we could find at the Tampa Club.

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The Tampa Club truly meets the needs and desires of every couple, and it didn’t take us long to realize that our dream wedding would exceed our expectations there. The venue accommodated all of our guests: vegetarians, gluten-free, etc.

Gold and Burgundy FSU Alumni Wedding Reception Table Decor with small Red Rose, White Hydrangea, Blush Pink Floral and Greenery Centerpieces and Gold Printed Menu

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Our theme was definitely inspired by our alma mater Florida State. We met when we lived across the street from each other at FSU and since FSU played such a huge role in our early dating, we both agreed an FSU themed wedding was perfect for us! Our wedding date is even on the anniversary of the 2013 Seminole’s National Championship win.

What were your colors?
Our color scheme was garnet and gold, my mom even carried an FSU purse as her mother of the bride bag.

Burgundy and Gold Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table with Mr and Mrs Champagne Flutes, with Red Linens

Gold and Burgundy Wedding Two tier round white Wedding Cake with Custom Silhouette Bride and Groom and Dog Cake Topper with Red Roses on Silver Cake Stand

Gold and Burgundy Wedding Two tier round white Wedding Cake with Custom Silhouette Bride and Groom and Dog Cake Topper with Red Roses

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
To not sweat the small stuff. If you forget to buy sparklers for an exit, or personalized Beverage napkins, just forget about it. We got so worked up on some small things that our guests and honestly, we would forget shortly after the wedding day. Also, everything goes so fast, your engagement, the rehearsal dinner, and wedding day are over in a flash so take in every minute and enjoy it! Don’t forget to breathe.

Ceremony and Reception Venue, Caterer and Rentals: The Tampa Club *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Planner: Confetti Events
Florist: Northside Florist
Cake: Sam’s Club
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates – Tony *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Officiant: Family Member
Invitations: Vista Print
Dress Shop and Designer: CC’s Bridal Boutique, Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Azazie
Hair & Makeup: Allure Artistry

Brides Who Brunch Tampa Bay Bridal Wedding Planning Show - Sunday, April 15, 2018

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