Mauve Tampa Garden Wedding | Davis Islands Garden Club

 

Mary and Adam’s elegant Tampa garden wedding for 74 was a vision of modern-day charm with a romantic mauve color palette, vintage gold centerpieces, and the cutest details featuring their two sweet pups.

“My look was a little all over the place, but my wedding planner shaped it into a beautiful day! It was a combination of Style Me Pretty meets garden chic, and it came together perfectly,” the bride gushed. “By incorporating elements of Christianity, Judaism, and overall love and universe, you could say our celebration was a fusion of both of our beliefs blended together. One detail that made our day super special was having a chuppah that was made from the fabric of both our mother’s wedding dresses. It was just amazing.”

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Incorporating their love for dessert and dogs, the Seminole Heights bride and groom sprinkled in sweet personal touches throughout their Tampa wedding.

“Inspired by our love for our dogs, we had themed signature drinks named after them, a Ketubah that had a dog theme to it and even life-sized cut-outs of them,” the bride beamed. “Another fun personal touch was the fact that we chose to skip the cake and go for something different. Since I love ice cream and Adam loves cookies, we hired an ice cream cookie sandwich booth. It was so yummy and the guest loved it!”

Mary and Adam couldn’t imagine celebrating their love for each other without their furry friends, so they turned to FairyTail Pet Care to ensure everything flowed according to plan.

FairyTail Pet Care already knew our dogs because they had previously cared for them before when we were out of town, so we knew we could trust them when it came to our big day,” the bride shared. “They made our day extra special by transporting our dogs all day, bringing them by the hotel to visit me as I got ready, helping them down the aisle, and watching them overnight so that we could enjoy our night without worrying about what they were doing. They truly were a blessing when it came to making our day unforgettable!”

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Wanting a look that was elegant yet natural, the bride turned to a glam squad who was able to perfectly capture her wedding day look.

“My planner recommended Femme Akoi because she felt like they could create the perfect look for me,” the bride shared. “I’ve known many brides who have used them for hair and makeup, and they are the perfect mixture of glam and natural. I felt so beautiful!”

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Envisioning the details and decor, the bride chose Tampa rental and decor company A Chair Affair for their unmatched quality and reasonable prices.

“I was really looking for a rental company that could give me the best bang for my buck,” the bride explained. “I found that in A Chair Affair. Aside from coming highly recommended, the team was great to work with and handled all the tables and chairs that I wanted.”

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Looking back on their blissful day, Mary remembers the special moment she and Adam shared together before their celebrating with friends and family.

“Right after our first look, we got to see the room for the first time. The DJ was playing, and the excitement in the room was palpable. We got to sign our Ketubah at that time, and It was a very touching and personal moment for both of us,” the bride reminisced.

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Florida Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Matching Striped Pajama Shirts Cheering with Bottles of Rose

Florida Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Ballgown Tulle Skirt with Satin Ribbon Belt, Low V Open Back and Lace Tank Top Straps Wedding Dress

Garden Chic Inspired Dark Purple, Ivory and Greenery Floral Hair Accessory and Braided Updo Wedding Hairstyle | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi

What were your wedding hair and makeup inspiration?
Elegant and natural.

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My planner recommended Femme Akoi because she felt like they could create the perfect look for me. I’ve known many brides who have used them for hair and makeup, and they are the perfect mixture of glam and natural. I felt so beautiful!

Tampa Bay Bride Wedding Portrait Funny Dog Licking Bride's Face with Braided Updo Wedding Hair Style | Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi | Tampa Bay Wedding Pet Sitting Services by FairyTail Pet Care

Tampa Bay Bride with Dog Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Pet Sitting Services by FairyTail Pet Care | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi

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Tampa Bay Bride and Groom with Dogs Wearing Floral Collar and Tuxedo Bandana Wedding Portrait | Tampa Wedding Pet Sitting Services by FairyTail Pet Care

Why did you choose to include your pet in your wedding?
As the day approached, we just couldn’t imagine not having our dogs there.

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FairyTail Pet Care already knew our dogs because they had previously cared for them before when we were out of town and helped us with our engagement shoot, so we knew we could trust them when it came to our big day. We didn’t want to ask any of our friends or family to be in charge of them all day because we truly wanted everyone to enjoy the day and not have the stress of dog care. They made our day extra special by transporting our dogs all day, bringing them by the hotel to visit me as I got ready, helping them down the aisle, and watching them overnight so that we could enjoy our night without worrying about what they were doing. They truly were a blessing when it came to making our day unforgettable!

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Holding Dogs Wearing Floral Collar and Tuxedo Bandana | Tampa Bay Wedding Pet Sitting Services by FairyTail Pet Care

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Holding Hands Wedding Portrait

Florida Bride and Groom Signing Ketubah Before Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Tampa Bay Jewish Weddings | Ketubah Ceremony

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Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows Waterfront Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Davis Islands Garden Club

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Florida Bride and Groom Elegant Sunset Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi

The Proposal:
Adam and I do this thing where we give out “daily awards” designated by an imaginary committee. At the time it would be “Girlfriend of the Day” or “Boyfriend of the Day” if one of us went above and beyond or did something nice. It was an abnormally cold morning in Tampa, and we were all bundled up walking our dogs, Rigby and Bee. About halfway through the walk, Adam stopped walking and said, “So I’ve been talking to the committee, and they agree that they think it’s time you get a promotion that would come with a title change.” Then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! After saying yes and jumping up and down I screamed, “Rigby, I’m gonna be your real mom!” Adam said, “Put it on already!” It was such a special moment. The ring itself is also very special to me because the center diamond is my grandmother’s diamond from a necklace that she used to wear. Adam had been working in secret for months to get the diamond from my uncle so that he could have a custom setting made.

Garden Chic Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Tall Glass Vase with Mauve, White Florals and Greenery Arrangement on Round Table with Gold Glitter Sparkle Linen

Florida Garden Inspired Wedding Reception Decor on Long Wooden Feasting Table with Mauve Table Runner and Gold Candlesticks, Mahogany Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals by A Chair Affair

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What did you look for in a wedding rental company?
Price and quality. Give me the best bang for my buck.

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Aside from coming highly recommended, A Chair Affair was great to work with and handled all the tables and chairs that I wanted.

Tampa Bay Elegant Garden Chic Inspired Wedding Decor, Long Wooden Feasting Table with Mauve Linens, Gold Chargers and Elegant China Dinnerware, Tall Gold Candlesticks, Mirrored Geometric Vases with Blush Pink Florals and Greenery Garland and Mahogany Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals by A Chair Affair

How would you describe your theme?
My look was a little all over the place, but my wedding planner shaped it into a beautiful day! It was a combination of style me pretty meets garden chic

What were your colors?
Mauve! I just love it. It’s soft, and bold at the same time.

Token of Appreciation Card at Wedding Reception Table

Custom White and Black Wedding Stationery Menu on Elegant Gold China Dinnerware and Gold Charger

Florida Elegant Garden Chic Inspired Wedding Reception Decor, Long Wooden Feasting Table with Mauve Linens, Tall Gold Candlesticks and Mahogany Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Davis Islands Garden Club | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals from A Chair Affair

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Pick two items that you really care about and be willing to negotiate on everything else. Also, hire a planner and dog care. Both made our day so stress-free. We couldn’t have done it without our support system.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club
Photographer: Ashley Izquierdo
Planner: Stonehouse Events
Florist: Events in Bloom
Caterer: Puff n’ Stuff
Rentals: A Chair Affair *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Rentals: U.S. Tent Rental
Cake: A Cow Named Moo (ice-cream cookie sandwiches)
DJ: Inpulse Entertainment
Officiant: Chris Ware (Bride’s cousin)
Dress Shop: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Brideside
Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Acoustic Guitarist: Joe Braccio
Pet Care: FairyTail Pet Care *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro




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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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