Green and Gold South Tampa Wedding | Palma Ceia Country Club
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Holiday Inspired Green and Gold South Tampa Wedding | Palma Ceia Country Club

Michelle and Jack's elegant South Tampa wedding combined classic details with a holiday palette of emerald and metallic gold for a timeless January celebration among their 175 guests.

“Since our wedding date was so close to the holidays we decided to lean into the Christmas theme/winter with dark green, gold, and white throughout,” the bride shared. “We opted mainly for shades of green and gold. We chose these colors to make it a holiday/winter theme.”

The local bride and groom chose a sentimental wedding venue to host their celebration, which the bride attributes as one of the most unique elements of her wedding day. After spending many days at the country club together, and then getting engaged at the property, their relationship came full circle by hosting their reception in the same space.

The invitation suite set the tone for the overall celebration, featuring a classic calligraphy design with touches of green and gold in the custom wrap and floral envelope liner, courtesy of stationery designer A+P Design Co.

“We looked for someone who could work with our ideas and make it look great! A+P Design Co was recommended by our wedding planner. Alicia's invitations were perfect for our style!” the bride raved.

The couple relied on Carrie Wildes Photography to document their special day in a timeless style, but admit that her easygoing personality and friendly demeanor are what truly sold them.

“Honestly, every wedding photographer takes pretty great photographs but the advice I received from a friend was to make sure you mesh well with your photographer as you have to spend your whole day with them. When we met Carrie we knew she was the one and her photographs were great too!” the bride gushed. “Carrie was amazing, and we're so happy we ended up with her as our photographer.”

To incorporate the color palette throughout the reception décor, Michelle chose striking gold Chiavari chairs and charger plates from Kate Ryan Event Rentals, luxe emerald linens from Over The Top Rental Linens, and decorative place settings from A Chair Affair.

The bride recalls seeing their reception space as an impactful moment of the day.

“Definitely walking into the ballroom post-reception and seeing the set up before everyone else and taking it all in [was the most memorable experience]!” Michelle reminisced.

Green and Gold Christmas Wedding Decor, White Flower and Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Invitation A&P Design Co | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding Decor, White Flower and Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Invitation A&P Design Co | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

What did you look for in a wedding invitation designer?

We looked for someone who could work with our ideas and make them look great!

A+P Design Co was recommended by our wedding planner. Alicia's invitations were perfect for our style!

Green and Gold Christmas Wedding, Bride and Bridesmaids in Matching Teal Green Silk Short Pajama Sets | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding, White Rose and Berries Groom Boutonniere | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding, White Rose and Berries Groom Boutonniere | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding, White Rose and Berries Groom Boutonniere | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?

Honestly, every wedding photographer takes pretty great photographs but the advice I received from a friend was to make sure you mesh well with your photographer as you have to spend your whole day with them.

When we met Carrie of Carrie Wildes Photography we knew she was the one and her photographs were great too! Carrie was amazing, and we're so happy we ended up with her as our photographer.

Green and Gold Christmas Wedding, Bride Holding White Roses, Eucalyptus and White Berry Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding, Bridesmaid Holding White Roses, Eucalyptus and White Berry Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Green and Gold Wedding, Bride and Bridesmaids Wearing Matching One Shoulder Emerald Green Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Bella Bridesmaids
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding, Traditional Wedding Church Ceremony | Tampa Wedding Venue Jesuit High School: Chapel of the Holy Cross
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding Decor, Pine Tree with Lights, Red Poinsettas, Candlesticks at Altar Traditional Wedding Church Ceremony | Tampa Wedding Venue Jesuit High School: Chapel of the Holy Cross

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?

Since our wedding date was so close to the holidays we decided to lean into the Christmas theme/winter with dark green, gold, and white throughout.

Green and Gold Christmas Wedding, Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows During Ceremony | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Traditional Church Wedding Venue Jesuit High School: Chapel of the Holy Cross
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding, Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows During Ceremony | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Traditional Church Wedding Venue Jesuit High School: Chapel of the Holy Cross
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding, Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows During Ceremony | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Traditional Church Wedding Venue Jesuit High School: Chapel of the Holy Cross

The Proposal:
It was Christmas morning, and we were driving from Jack's parents' house to my parents' house. When Jack pulled into Palma Ceia he said he needed to “grab something out of his locker,” and then he walked me to the back near the golf course and proposed. It came full circle when we ended up getting married at Palma Ceia!

Where did you spend your honeymoon?
We did a mini-moon in Pass-A-Grille beach for a few days after our wedding to decompress. It is one of our favorite spots and the perfect place to relax for a few days. We are doing our actual honeymoon in the British Virgin Islands, and I'm so excited!

Where did you host your bachelorette party?
We went to Vegas; it was so fun because there were 12 of us total and only two of us had previously been there so it just felt like one big girls' trip!

Green and Gold Christmas Wedding Decor, Long and Round Tables with Emerald Green Table Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Goldd Chargers, White and Greenery Low and Tall Floral Centerpieces | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Over the Top Rental Linens | A Chair Affair Event Rentals | Tampa Wedding Venue Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding Decor, Long and Round Tables with Emerald Green Table Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Gold Chargers, White and Greenery Low and Tall Floral Centerpieces, Gold Monogram on Dance Floor | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Over the Top Rental Linens | A Chair Affair Event Rentals
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding Decor, Long and Round Tables with Emerald Green Table Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Gold Chargers, White and Greenery Low and Tall Floral Centerpieces, Gold Monogram on Dance Floor | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Over the Top Rental Linens | A Chair Affair Event Rentals | Tampa Wedding Venue Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding Decor, Long and Round Tables with Emerald Green Table Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Gold Chargers, White and Greenery Low and Tall Floral Centerpieces, Gold Monogram on Dance Floor | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Over the Top Rental Linens | A Chair Affair Event Rentals
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding Decor, Long and Round Tables with Emerald Green Table Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Gold Chargers, White and Greenery Low and Tall Floral Centerpieces, Gold Monogram on Dance Floor | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Over the Top Rental Linens | A Chair Affair Event Rentals | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding Reception Decor, Gold Charger, Emerald Green Linens, White Menu | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Over the Top Rental Linens | A Chair Affair |

Which vendors really exceeded your expectations?
Our flowers and our band were amazing!

Green and Gold Christmas Wedding Decor, Long and Round Tables with Emerald Green Table Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Gold Chargers, White and Greenery Low and Tall Floral Centerpieces, Gold Monogram on Dance Floor | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Over the Top Rental Linens | A Chair Affair Event Rentals | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club
Green and Gold Wedding Reception Decor, Gasparilla Pirate Ship Groom Cake, White Roses and Eucalyptus Greenery Floral Bouquets | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Green and Gold Wedding Reception Decor, Two Tier White and Gold Wedding Cake with White Sugar Flowers | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding, Bride Wearing Wedding Jumpsuit and Groom Ribbon Reception Exit | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding, Bride Wearing Wedding Jumpsuit and Groom in Golf Cart, Ribbon Reception Exit | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Focus on the things that you truly want and don't stress about the small things because in the end it will all fall together, and it will be the most perfect day!

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