Intimate Downtown Tampa Rooftop Elopement | Rooftop 220

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Melody and Mitch’s downtown Tampa rooftop elopement featured classic decor and beautiful city skyline views for the couple’s intimate ceremony.

The Tampa natives chose to elope because they loved the idea of having an intimate wedding ceremony of 10 guests with just their siblings and parents. Although they plan on having a larger reception in the future, they felt that this was a great fit with what they envisioned for their nuptials.

“We wanted our wedding day to be a really special day with our family. Because our wedding was small we were able to be fully present and soak up the details that made our day so special,” Melody gushed.  

So that they could focus on the celebration, the couple hired intimate wedding planners Elope Tampa Bay to take care of all the day’s details.

“We can’t say enough great things about Elope Tampa Bay! They were so thoughtful and helpful from the first email all the way through the end of our wedding,” the bride raved. “They took care of all the planning and hired our vendors. All we had to do was provide our favorites from flowers, to cake, to music, and they really brought my vision to life!”

Melody and Mitch chose light and neutral flowers to complement their outdoor wedding.

“My overall wedding vision was for the day to be relaxed, fun, and modern,” the bride shared. “I picked champagne and white roses, baby’s breath, and ranunculus for our flowers, and I was blown away by how beautiful they were.”

Finding wedding photographer Amber McWhorter Photography was one of the many perks of working with Elope Tampa Bay.

“Our photographer Amber made us feel so at ease. She helped us get comfortable in front of the camera, and we are so happy with how our photos turned out,” the bride praised. “In our almost nine years together as a couple we had never taken professional photos!”

Something notable that Melody and Mitch took away from their wedding was how special a small elopement can be.

“Weddings may look a little different from now on but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate in a special way! At the end of the day, it’s about you and your partner making a commitment to each other in whatever way is right for you,” the bride thoughtfully shared.

All White Floral Bouquet, Oval Diamond Engagement Ring | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay
Modern Industrial Wedding Decor, Chalkboard Welcome Sign | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay
Neutral Modern Bride Holding All White Floral Bouquet Walking Down the Wedding Ceremony Aisle with Father | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay
Modern Industrial Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows on Rooftop Ceremony | Tampa Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter
Modern Industrial Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows on Rooftop Ceremony | Tampa Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter

The Proposal:
It was such a sweet surprise and a day I’ll never forget! One of our favorite things to do is take walks around our neighborhood together. One Saturday night we were walking home after a dinner date when Mitch suggested taking the long way home. We were enjoying the cool weather and the full moon when the next thing I knew, he was down on one knee! Many happy tears later I finally figured out what was happening. It felt like a dream. I still have no idea how he hid my ring in our tiny apartment! 

Modern Industrial Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows on Rooftop Ceremony | Tampa Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter
Modern Industrial Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows on Rooftop Ceremony | Tampa Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter
Modern Industrial Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Exit Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
We can’t say enough great things about Elope Tampa Bay. They were so thoughtful and helpful from the first email all the way through the end of our wedding. They took care of all the planning and hired our vendors. All we had to do was provide our favorites from flowers, to cake, to music, and they really brought my vision to life!

Modern Industrial Bride and Groom Exchanging Kiss Holding All White Neutral Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 | Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter
Modern Industrial Bride and Groom Holding All White Neutral Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 | Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter
Modern Industrial Bride and Groom Holding All White Neutral Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 | Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter
Modern Industrial Bride and Groom Holding All White Neutral Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 | Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter
Modern Neutral Bride in Draped Neckline Wedding Dress Holding All White Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter
Modern Neutral Bride and Groom Sunset Wedding Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter
Modern Neutral Bride and Groom Sunset Wedding Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter
Modern Neutral Bride and Groom Sunset Wedding Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter
Modern Neutral Bride and Groom Sunset Wedding Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter
Modern Neutral Bride and Groom Sunset Wedding Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
Elope Tampa Bay hired all of our vendors, and we were so happy with all of them! 

Our photographer Amber McWhorter Photography made us feel so at ease. In our almost nine years together as a couple, we had never taken professional photos! She helped us get comfortable in front of the camera and we are so happy with how our photos turned out.

Modern Neutral Bride and Groom Sunset Wedding Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter | Wedding Venue Rooftop 220
Modern Neutral Bride and Groom Sunset Wedding Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter | Wedding Venue Rooftop 220
Neutral Modern Wedding Decor, White Dresser with White Floral Bouquets and Small One Tier Wedding Cake | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter | Wedding Venue Rooftop 220
Neutral Modern Wedding Decor, White Dresser with White Floral Bouquets and Small One Tier Wedding Cake | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter | Wedding Venue Rooftop 220

What was your wedding inspiration?
We picked light and neutral flowers to really let the beauty of the venue shine through. My overall wedding vision was for the day to be relaxed, fun, and modern. I picked champagne and white roses, baby’s breath, and ranunculus for our flowers, and I was blown away by how beautiful they were.

Neutral Modern Wedding Decor, White Dresser with White Floral Bouquets and Small One Tier Wedding Cake | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter | Wedding Venue Rooftop 220
Geometric Shape Neutral White Wedding Dessert Cookies with Monogram Letter
Modern Gold Bar Cart with Champagne, Neutral Floral Bouquets, Wedding Dessert Cookies | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter
Bride and Groom Holding Champagne Flutes | Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay
Modern Industrial Bride and Groom First Dance on Rooftop | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Venue Rooftop 220
Modern Industrial Bride and Groom First Dance on Rooftop | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Venue Rooftop 220

What advice would you give to other couples who have been affected by COVID?
Weddings may look a little different from now on but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate in a special way! At the end of the day, it’s about you and your partner making a commitment to each other in whatever way is right for you. 

Venue: Rooftop 220 at Armature Works
Photographer: Amber McWhorter Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Planner: Elope Tampa Bay *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Florist: FH Events 
Cake: Alessi Bakeries
Officiant: Chris Thomas 
Dress: Fame and Partners 

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros are highly respected by our local wedding community and have been personally vetted by our editor.

MEET THE EDITOR

Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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