Green and Rose Gold Black-Tie Tampa Wedding | Davis Islands Garden Club

St. Pete Bridal Show | The Birchwood | Sunday, September 8, 2019

Stephany and Tyler’s Tampa garden wedding was a modern chic affair filled with natural earthy tones, sweet personal details, and plenty of glitz and glamour. Envisioning an elegant garden party ambiance with a hint of outdoor Florida charm, the West Palm Beach bride and groom chose a color palette of deep green, black, ivory, and rose gold sequins.

“We love to get dressed up for special occasions, and we wanted our wedding to fall in that same category. We went with natural earthy tones and a black-tie wedding,” Stephany shared. “Envisioning all things simple and classy, we chose white candles in glasses for centerpieces, natural-looking bouquets, elegant string lights, plain white china plates, and real glassware. We also incorporated a fun balloon arch, an amazing photo booth with props, the most adorable sweetheart table and a dear friend playing the piano. Our wedding was everything I had ever hoped it would be!”

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Since feeding their 155 guests an impressive menu was at the top of their list, the couple went all out with some help from Tampa caterer Elite Events Catering to capture their foodie vision.

“We wanted food stations that would offer variety, but also provide everyone with something they liked. We ended up doing three different sliders, tacos, and a big salad buffet! It was such a spread,” the bride gushed. “Working with Elite Events Catering was amazing! We wanted a specific menu, and they told us from the beginning they would make it happen! Melissa was always on time, and truly went above and beyond to make Tyler and I feel special. We were more than pleased with the service and food, and it made everything even more special that the ingredients that they used are local and farm to table!”

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Looking for a glam squad to complement her black-tie affair, the bride hired Femme Akoi Beauty Studio based on their great reputation and expertise in the industry.

“For my wedding day look, I ended up wearing all my hair curled and down with little braids wrapped with baby’s breath! I thought it was a good fit for the garden. My makeup was enough for pictures, but also simple because I still wanted to look like myself,” the bride shared. “Femme Akoi Beauty Studio did a good job. The girls were friendly and got through hair and makeup on time.”

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Music played an important role during the reception, and the couple invited their guests to be a part of a special moment on the dance floor.

“During my dance with my dad, I invited all fathers and daughters to come to the dance together. It was really special when everyone joined us on the dance floor,” the bride beamed. “Something else I coordinated was the anniversary dance. I previously asked many of our family and friends who have been married a long time what their first dance songs were. I had our DJ play them in 15-second increments so everyone could dance to their first dance song again! I loved seeing everyone’s face when they recognized their song!”

Looking back on the details on the day, Stephany made sure Tyler had a say in all the special details.

“We both put our visions and ideas together to capture our special day. I wanted to make sure Tyler had all of the things that he dreamed of for his wedding day too. He said the only thing he really cared about was seeing me for the first time when I walked down the aisle,” the bride reminisced. “His face when he saw me is something I’ll never forget. We wrote our own vows and shared them in front of all our family and friends, so those little moments really meant a lot to us.”

Tropical Monstera Palm Tree Leaf Wedding Invitation and Bridal Wedding Accessories

Spaghetti Strap Sweetheart Lace Bodice and Tulle Willowby by Watters Ballgown Skirt Wedding Dress on Hanger

Florida Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Hotel Suite in White Long Sleeve Pajama, Half Curl Updo with Floral Hair Accessory and Rose Gold Love Balloon Decor | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi

Florida Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait, Curled Half Updo with white Baby's Breathe Floral Accessory | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi

What were your wedding hair and makeup inspiration?
I ended up wearing all my hair curled and down, with little braids wrapped with baby’s breath! I thought it was a good fit for the garden. My makeup was enough for pictures, but also simple because I still wanted to look like myself.

I want to learn more about hair & makeup from Femme Akoi.

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Femme Akoi did a great job, the girls were friendly and got through hair and makeup on time!

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Florida Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait with Mom and Bridesmaids in Gold Sequin Dress and Bride in Spaghetti Strap Sweetheart Neckline Lace Bodice and Tulle Skirt Wedding Dress, Curled Half Updo with White Baby Breaths Floral Accessory | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi

Bride and Bridesmaids First Look Wedding Photo, Bridesmaids in Matching Gold Sparkle Sequin Glitter Scoop Neck Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi

Creative Florida Bride Wedding Portrait on Spiral Staircase | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi

Fun, Happy Florida Bride Smiling Outdoor Garden Beauty Wedding Portrait, Spaghetti Strap Lace Bodice Sweetheart Neckline Wedding Dress and Braided Curled Half Up Do with Baby Breathes Floral Accessory | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi

Fun, Happy Florida Bride Smiling Outdoor Garden Beauty Wedding Portrait, Spaghetti Strap Lace Bodice Sweetheart Neckline Wedding Dress and Braided Curled Half Up Do with Baby Breathes Floral Accessory | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi

Outdoor Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Photo, Bridesmaids in Matching Gold Sequin Glitter Sparkly Scoop Neck Dresses, Bride in Spaghetti Strap Lace Bodice and Tulle Skirt Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi

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Outdoor Bride and Bridesmaids Courtyard Wedding Photo, Bridesmaids in Matching Gold Glitter Sequin Sparkly Scoop Neck Dresses, Bride in Spaghetti Strap Lace Bodice and Tulle Skirt with Organic Greenery and White Ivory Floral Bouquets Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi

Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait, Bride with Organic Greenery and White Ivory Floral Bouquet | Tampa Wedding Venue Davis Islands Garden Club

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The Proposal:
Tyler and I had been dating for five years before he proposed! He proposed at a cabana in Palm Beach. He got down on one knee and told me he couldn’t imagine the rest of his life without me! He washed my feet and had all of my sisters hiding close by to come hug me!

Wedding Ceremony Welcome Table Decor, White Lanterns, Personal Picture and Frame, Montsera Leaf Print in Frame

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Waterfront Bridal Party Prayer Circle Wedding Photo | Tampa Wedding Venue Davis Islands Garden Club

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Recessional Exit, Bride Holding Organic Greenery and White, Ivory Floral Bouquet | Tampa Wedding Venue Davis Islands Garden Club

Romantic Waterfront Bride and Groom Intimate Wedding Portrait, Bride with Organic Greenery and White, Ivory Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi

Classic, Organic, Natural Outdoor Garden Wedding Reception Decor, White Table with Greenery Garland and White Flowers, Wooden Bride and Groom Signs, Wood Round Trays with Tall Glass Hurricane Candle Holders and White Candles | Tampa Wedding Venue Davis Islands Garden Club | Tampa Wedding Rentals Elite Events Catering

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
We love to get dressed up for special occasions, and we wanted our wedding to fall in that same category. Envisioning all things simple and classy, we chose white candles in glasses for centerpieces, natural-looking bouquets, elegant string lights, plain white china plates, and real glassware. We also incorporated a fun balloon arch, an amazing photo booth with props, the most adorable sweetheart table and a dear friend playing piano. Our wedding was everything I had ever hoped it would be!

What were your colors?
We went with natural earthy tones, and went with a black-tie wedding. Our ambiance was really elegant garden party themed, so we chose deep greens, black and ivory, and rose gold sequins!

Classic, Natural, Organic Waterfront Wedding Garden Reception Decor, Round Tables wit White Linens, White Folding Chairs and String Light | Waterfront Tampa Wedding Venue Davis Islands Garden Club | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals and Catering by Elite Events Catering

What was your menu inspiration?
We wanted food stations that would offer variety, but also provide everyone with something they liked. We ended up doing three different sliders, tacos, and a big salad buffet! It was such a spread!

I want to learn more about Elite Events Catering

Book with confidence. Elite Events Catering is a trusted Marry Me Tampa Bay preferred wedding pro. Powered by ConvertKit

Working with Elite Events Catering was amazing! We wanted a specific menu, and they told us from the beginning they would make it happen! Melissa was always on time, and truly went above and beyond to make Tyler and I feel special. We were more than pleased with the service and food, and it made everything even more special that the ingredients that they used are local and farm to table!

Tropical Monstera Palm Leaf with Silver Custom Forks and Cake Cutter

Three Tier Rustic White Semi Naked Wedding Cake Garnished with Greenery on Round Wood Platter

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Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club
Photographer: Ashtyn Brooke Photo
Videographer: Rixon Media
Coordinator: Fiffer Raush
Florals: DIY
Caterer/Rentals: Elite Events Catering *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Cake: April’s Cakes
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Officiant: Alissa Holcomb
Invitations: Minted
Dress Shop and Designer: PALM Bridal (Naples, FL) – Willowby by Watters
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: BHLDN
Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro




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