Ivory, Blush and Green Indoor South Tampa Garden Wedding | Oxford Exchange

 

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

Maggie and Chris’ garden themed Tampa wedding featured a color palette of ivory, blush and green.

“Our venue had so much character and brings in a lot of outdoor elements, so I wanted to complement that. I wanted a natural feel as part of our romantic, garden theme.”

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The Chicago couple planned their destination Florida wedding in only three months, and it was important to the bride that she find a Tampa wedding photographer who was familiar with her venue and who specialized in natural light photography.

“Ailyn of Ailyn La Torre Photography completely exceeded my expectations!” Maggie gushed. “She struck the perfect balance between accommodating my requests and encouraging me to consider different shots. Our photos were absolutely beautiful! I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”

Looking back on their wedding day, the bride reflects that her most cherished memories were sprinkled throughout the evening.

“Walking down the stairs after our ceremony when we were introduced as husband and wife, my dad’s welcome speech, seeing Chris and his mom dance and tearing up the dance floor with my sisters stand out as memorable moments for me,” the bride reminisced.

White and Gold Elegant Printed Invitation Suite with Wedding Rings and Open Toe Bejeweled Badgley Mischka Shoes

Bridal Jewelry with Blue Sapphire Tear Drop Earrings, Diamond Engagement Ring and Hammered White Gold Mens Wedding Band

White Peony Bridal Bouquet and Open Toe Jeweled Badgley Mischka Wedding Shoes

Indoor Bridal Party Portrait in Matching Rose Printed Silk Robes | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

Outdoor Bridal Portrait in Strapless Wedding Dress with White Peony Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

Outdoor Bridal Party Portrait, Bride in Strapless Robert Bullock Wedding Dress with White Peony Bouquet, Bridesmaids in Mismatched Blush Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

Outdoor Bridal Party Portrait, Bride in Strapless Robert Bullock Wedding Dress with White Peony Bouquet, Bridesmaids in Mismatched Blush Dresses with White Anemony, Blush Floral, and Greenery Bouquets | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

Outdoor Garden Groom Portrait wearing Black Tux with White Floral and Greenery Boutonniere | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

Outdoor Garden First Look Portrait | Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

The Proposal:
It was very low key. We had dinner plans and Chris showed up earlier than I was expecting, with a ring in his hand. He definitely surprised me!

Outdoor Garden Bride and Groom Portrait, Bride in Strapless Robert Bullock Wedding Dress with WHite Peony Bouquet, Groom in Black Tux with WHite Floral and Greenery Boutonniere | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre

“We planned our wedding in three months so we had to make quick decisions and not worry about every little detail. I relied a lot on my mom and sisters who live in Tampa. My sisters actually stuffed and mailed my invitations,” Maggie shared.

Bride and Sisters Wedding Day Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

Bride and Mother of the Bride Floral Wedding Day Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

Indoor Wedding Party Portrait, Bridesmaids in Mismatched Blush Dresses, Groomsmen in Black Tuxes, with Blush and White Floral with Greenery Bouquets | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

Industrial Indoor Bridal Portrait in Strapless Belted Robert Bullock Wedding Dress with White Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography | Venue The Oxford Exchange

Indoor Industrial Wedding Ceremony Decor with Floral and Greenery Arch, White and BLush Flower with Natural Greenery in Tall Planter, and Mismatched Dark Wooden Chairs

Indoor Wedding Ceremony Decor with White and BLush Flowers with Natural Greenery in Tall Planter, and Mismatched Dark Wooden Chairs with Pink Flowers and Long Ribbon

Indoor Industrial Garden Wedding Ceremony Decor with Floral and Greenery Arch, White and Blush Flower with Natural Greenery in Tall Planter, and Mismatched Dark Wooden Chairs | Tampa Bay Venue The Oxford Exchange

Indoor Industrial Garden Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre | Venue The Oxford Exchange

Indoor Industrial Garden Wedding Ceremony Portrait, with Greenery and White Floral Arch | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre | Venue The Oxford Exchange

Indoor Wedding Party Portrait in Vintage Bookstore, Bridesmaids in Mismatched Blush Dresses with White Floral and Greenery Bouquets , Groomsmen in Classic Black Tuxedos | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography | Venue The Oxford Exchange

Indoor Staircase Bride and Groom Portrait with Vintage Portraits | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography | Venue The Oxford Exchange

Indoor Staircase Bride and Groom Portrait with Vintage Portraits | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography | Venue The Oxford Exchange

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
It was important to me that the photographer knew the venue. I also wanted a photographer who specialized in natural light.

Ailyn of Ailyn La Torre Photography came recommended by a friend of a friend. She completely exceeded my expectations! She struck the perfect balance between accommodating my requests and encouraging me to consider different shots. She was also very organized. Our photos were absolutely beautiful! I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Outdoor Urban Street Bride and Groom Portrait | Tampa Wedding Photographer Ailyn La Torre Photography

Indoor Ivory Garden Wedding Reception with Long Feasting Tables around Courtyard Fountain, Skylights, Stringlights, and Low White Floral and Greenery Centerpieces and Black Crossback Chairs | Vintage Tampa Wedding Venue The Oxford Exchange

Indoor Ivory Garden Wedding Reception Industrial Metal Feasting Table with Low Pink and White Floral with Greenery Centerpieces, Black Crossback Chairs, and Floating Votive Candles in Tall Glass Holders | Downtown Tampa Wedding Venue The Oxford Exchange

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Romantic, garden. Our venue already had so much character and brings in a lot of outdoor elements, so I wanted to complement that.

What were your colors?
Ivory, blush, and green. I wanted a natural feel as part of our romantic garden theme.

Indoor Ivory Garden Wedding Reception Industrial Metal Feasting Table with Low Pink and White Floral with Greenery Centerpieces in Glass Jars, and Floating Votive Candles in Tall Glass Holders | Downtown Tampa Wedding Venue The Oxford Exchange

Indoor Ivory Garden Wedding Reception Industrial Metal Feasting Table with Low Pink and White Floral with Greenery Centerpieces, Black Crossback Chairs, and Floating Votive Candles in Tall Glass Holders | Downtown Tampa Wedding Venue The Oxford Exchange

How did you incorporate you and your spouse’s personalities into the wedding?
I made the decisions when it came to décor. Chris cared more about food/drink and the music. We each chose a signature drink, Old Fashions for Chris and French Gimlets for me, and we decided on the menu together. We had a harpist and violinist play during our ceremony and each chose some of our favorite songs. Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead (one of Chris’ favorites) during the prelude and  Edelweiss from The Sound of Music and Canon in D (for me).

Indoor Vintage Ivory Garden Wedding Reception Dessert Bar with Tall Blush Pink and White Floral with Greenery in Stone Planters, Three Tier Round White Wedding Cake with Pink Flowers on White Cake Stand, and Macaroons, Cake Shooters, Cookies on Mismatched Stands | Downtown Tampa Venue The Oxford Exchange

Ivory Garden Wedding Reception Dessert Table with Three Tier Round White Cake with Pink and White FLoral with Greenery on Round White Marble Cake Stand

Garden Wedding Reception Dessert Table with Cookies, Brownies, Macaroons and Cake Shooters on Mismatched Vintage Stands with White, Pink, and Greenery Florals

Round White Wedding Cake with Pink Flowers and Greenery

Indoor Garden Wedding Reception First Dance Portrait | Downtown Tampa Venue The Oxford Exchange | Photographer Ailyn La Torre

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Focus on the things you care about most and don’t feel like everything has to be perfect. Take time to soak it in and enjoy.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Oxford Exchange
Photographer: Ailyn La Torre Photography
Videographer: Life’s Highlights
Planner: One Fine Day
Florist: Botanica International Design Studio
Cake: Chocolate Pi
Band: The Hit Factory
Officiant: Reverend Drew Bennett (my cousin)
Invitations: Occasions
Dress Shop and Designer: Weddings 826 (Chicago), Robert Bullock
Hair & Makeup: Brandi Lynn Tort
Harpist: Rebecca Cosa
Violinist: Rebecca Zapen

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