Modern Black and White Wedding Inspiration | Hilton Downtown Tampa
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Modern Black and White Sophisticated Wedding Inspiration | Hilton Downtown Tampa

Channeling the modern urban setting of the city center, a team of wedding professionals collaborated to create an inspirational downtown Tampa wedding set amongst the brick and glass buildings. A monochromatic black and white color palette provided a contemporary yet traditional setting that allowed metallic accents and greenery-focused floral arrangements to stand out.

“I wanted to stick with classic and timeless colors such as black and white, and include brass accents within the palette for a modern touch,” Justyna Krasinka, Owner and Planner of Elevate Events shared.

Showcasing the newly renovated ballroom at the Hilton Tampa Downtown, along with its outdoor ceremony space, the team of wedding pros incorporated modern design elements such as clear ghost chairs and neon signage along with industrial elements like metallic furnishings and matte black dishes.

“Our theme and overall look played on words such as sophisticated, elegant, and modern,” the planner revealed. “My vision board was inspired by the venue itself. The Hilton Tampa Downtown is located at the heart of downtown Tampa, so I knew a modern look would align perfectly and complement the all-glass design of the building!”

The couple wore timeless attire, with the groom sporting a chic black tuxedo and the bride donning a collection of sleek gowns from Truly Forever Bridal, which included a fit-and-flare design with flattering ruching and dramatic cathedral veil for the ceremony, before changing into a sheath satin dress with a lace bodice for the reception. To complement the classic looks, the artists at Adore Bridal accented the bride's natural beauty with neutral tones for the eyes and lips and loose pinned-back curls.

To create a modern and sophisticated setting, A Chair Affair adorned the reception space with clear ghost chairs, a focal hedge wall backdrop, and a chic lounge in a striking green velvet fabric. The place settings featured matte black dishes flanked with black-dipped flatware to echo the bold color scheme, while the three-tier silver leaf and abstract ruffle detail wedding cake from The Artistic Whisk was displayed atop a gold bar cart.

“A favorite element of this shoot was the emerald green lounge area from A Chair Affair,” Justyna beamed. “Adding lounge pieces around the dance floor welcomes guests to a mix and mingle’ atmosphere. This is a newer trend, and our vendors are here for it!”

Navy Blue Modern Wedding Invitations | Hilton Downtown Tampa
White Peep Toe Bridal Heels | Antonio Melani
Classic Bridal Makeup in Black and White Wedding Portrait | Tampa Makeup and Hair Artist Adore Bridal Services
Gold Wedding Décor with White Floral Details and Greenery | South Florida Wedding Venue Hilton Downtown Tampa | Gabro Event Services
South Florida Modern Outdoor Intimate Wedding Ceremony | Hilton Tampa Downtown | A Chair Affair Rentals
South Florida Modern Outdoor Intimate Wedding Ceremony | Hilton Tampa Downtown
Groom Sees Bride for the First Time Walking Down the Aisle in Fit and Flare Wedding Gown Portrait | Truly Forever Bridal
Bride in Tampa Wedding Ceremony in Fit and Flare Wedding Dress with Long Train Veil | Truly Forever Bridal
Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony First Kiss Portrait | Truly Forever Bridal
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Florida Wedding Venue Hilton Downtown Tampa
Wedding Reception Dance Floor and Sweetheart Table with Greenery Backdrop and Neon Sign | Hilton Downtown Tampa | Gabro Event Services

How would you describe your theme?

Our theme and overall look played on words such as: sophisticated, elegant, and modern. My vision board was inspired by the venue itself.

The Hilton Tampa Downtown is located at the heart of downtown Tampa, so I knew a modern look would align perfectly and complement the all-glass design of the building!   

Sweetheart Table with White Linen and Greenery Floral Details | A Chair Affair | Gabro Event Services
Elegant Wedding Reception Tablescape with White Floral Centerpieces with Greenery | A Chair Affair
Dark Brown Wedding Plating with Gold Silverware | Black and Gold Wedding Place setting
Elegant Wedding Reception Tablescape with White Linen and Ghost Chairs and Greenery Backdrop | Tampa Wedding Rental Company A Chair Affair

What were your colors?

I wanted to stick with classic and timeless colors such as black and white, and include brass accents within the palette for a modern touch.

Wedding Reception Greenery Backdrop and Sweetheart Table with Neon Sign and White Floral Details | Hilton Downtown Tampa
Classic Wedding Reception Tablescape with White Floral Centerpieces and Tall Black Candles | Florida Rental Company A Chair Affair
Black Candle in Gold Holder for Reception Tablescape Wedding Décor
Three Tier White Wedding Cake with Different Texture | The Artistic Whisk
Bride and Groom Toasting on Wedding Loveseat Capture | Hilton Downtown Tampa

“A favorite element of this shoot was the emerald green lounge area from A Chair Affair. Adding lounge pieces around the dance floor welcomes guests to a mix and mingle’ atmosphere. This is a newer trend, and our vendors are here for it!”

-Justyna Krasinka, Owner and Planner of Elevate Events

Bride and Groom on the Dance Floor at Their Wedding Reception Portrait | Hilton Downtown Tampa
Bride and Groom First Dance Portrait | Hilton Downtown Tampa
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Adore Bridal Services
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Bride in Fit and Flare Lace Detail Wedding Dress | Truly Forever Bridal
Bride and Groom Rooftop Close Up Wedding Portrait | Adore Bridal Services

Estimate cost for a wedding of 150 guests: Venue & Catering: Starting at $120/person | Photography: $3,200 | Videography: Starting at $1,500 | Florals: $3,000 | Table Décor: $2,000 | Dance Floor: $800 | Draping: $600 | Lounge Rentals: $300-$500

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

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