Transforming a typically rustic, country chic wedding venue into a luxe modern space is no easy feat, unless you have the right designer and decor! For this Tampa Bay inspired wedding styled shoot, “plansigner” (planner/designer) Staci Mandikas of UNIQUE Weddings and Events opted for city sophistication, modern style and high fashion as her inspiration.
“To keep the look chic and sophisticated, we opted for a sleek color scheme of black, white and gold. All of the flowers crafted by Northside Florist were kept pure white with black accents,” Staci explained. “We wanted to create a design that showed the versatility of the venue. We thought of a woman who grew up in the country, near the venue, but moved to the big city to pursue a career – working for Vogue magazine. She embraced the high style of the city and wanted to bring it to her hometown, for her wedding.”
The vendor team combined chic design elements with contemporary decor rentals from Tampa Bay wedding rental company, A Chair Affair including armless ghost chairs, geometric tables and black chiavari chairs to transform the space into a luxe modern lounge. Geometric inspired table linens from Over the Top Rental Linens in a rich metallic color provided the perfect complement to the five-tiered black and gold wedding cake created by Alessi Bakery.
A dramatic evening makeup look with smokey eyeshadow and a bold lip was artfully applied by the Tampa Bay wedding hair and makeup team Michele Renee the Studio. A sleek a-line wedding gown with illusion side panels, followed by a geometric sequin gown showed off the brides gorgeous figure from Truly Forever Bridal.
“The ceremony setup was definitely one of my favorite parts of this design. It was so sexy!” Staci gushed. “Everything had a meaning in this shoot. From the candlelit ceremony backdrop foreshadowing the wedding night, to the black fabric arch with fabric piled down the aisle, reminiscent of clothes piled on a floor, to the clear ghost chair seating creating a bit of a voyeur feel.”
“My other favorites included the gorgeous fashion that our couple modeled, the high-back love seats for seating, the amazing tables, modern menus from URBANcoast, the bold, black wine glasses and customized dance floor that we designed,” the plansigner added.
Tampa Bay wedding videographer Imagery Wedding Films created a sultry recap of the modern celebration focusing on the couples love for each other and exquisite decor details throughout the reception set-up. While Brandi Image Photography captured every magnificent detail with an eye of glamour and beautiful lighting.
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How would you describe your theme?
When approached to create a design for Stonebridge at the Lange Farm, we wanted to avoid anything that was too rustic or country. We instead, wanted to create a design that showed the versatility of the venue. We thought of a woman that grew up in the country, near the location, but moved to the big city to pursue a career – working for Vogue magazine. She embraced the high style of the city and wanted to bring it to her hometown, for her wedding.
What were your colors?
To keep the look chic and sophisticated, we opted for a sleek color scheme of black, white & gold color scheme. All of the flowers were kept pure white with black accents.
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Estimate cost of services for 150 Guests:
Venue: $12,000-$14,000 | Photography: $3,700+ | Videography: $3,500 | Wedding Day Management & Design Package: $2,500 | Partial Planning & Design Package: $3,000 | Full Service Planning & Design Package: $5,500 | 12 Uplights: $350 | Pin Spots for Centerpieces: $150 | Black Draped Arch with Extended Drapes for Aisle: $400 | Linens: $600-$1,200 | Ceremony Gown: $1,199 | Reception Gown: $1,880 | Paper Goods: $800-$1,000 | Hair and Makeup: $185-$235 | Soft Seating /Furniture: $400-$1,000 | Chiavari Chairs: $800-$1,000 | Table top items (charger plates, flatware, gold rim stemware): $500- $1,500 | Ghost chairs: $1,200 | Geo specialty table: $150/table
Venue: Stonebridge at the Lange Farm
Photographer: Brandi Image Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Videographer: Imagery Wedding Films *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Planner: UNIQUE Weddings & Events *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Northside Florist
Linen Rentals: Over the Top Rental Linens *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Furniture & Rentals: A Chair Affair *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Dance Floor Rental: Signature Event Rentals
Drapery & Lighting: On the Move Productions
Cake: Alessi Bakery *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Invitations: URBANcoast *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee the Studio *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Dress: Truly Forever Bridal *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Tuxedo Rental: Sacino’s Formalwear *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro