For couples looking for traditional architecture adorned with rich textures and a boho flair, this South Tampa wedding inspiration shoot featured a historic house, romantic mauve and peach florals, flowing off-the-shoulder dress, and pampas grass and wooden decor.
“Our inspiration when considering our theme was the finishes of the home. The Anderson House features gorgeous marbles, rich colors, and stunning architecture, and we wanted to highlight that as much as possible,” Briana Thomas, owner of Snapdragon Events explained. “We chose a palette that we felt best represented the existing space and its finishes, ultimately landing in a place between jewels and pastels. This shoot is the perfect example of how you can use a wide color palette versus choosing a theme or pair of colors when designing your event.”
The neutral pampas grass popped against the lush greenery from the floral displays creating a bohemian vibe, while luxurious rentals highlighted an elegance in the tablescape.
“We wanted to represent a style of wedding that felt intimate and elevated during a time when everyone seemed to be reevaluating the priorities in their special days,” the planner revealed. “Most of our inspiration came from a European style of floral arrangements, using stemmy florals to create height and arranging the heady pieces at alternating heights to create an organic and old feel as if the blooms had been there this whole time.”
Dewitt For Love Photography and Mars and Moon Films and Photos collaborated to create a dynamic photography and videography team. The dramatic and edgy styles perfectly synced to capture the details of the day.
“Imagine a historic home that gives you that romantic moody look without you having to lift a finger! Anderson House is that place. Inside, you feel nestled into another time. Beautifully restored, Bri with Snapdragon Events wanted to bring out those wonderful moody tones of the venue, leaving you feeling like you just got that chocolate on top of your pillow at a luxury B&B!” Shannon Dewitt, co-owner of Dewitt For Love Photography beamed. “This shoot showcases a different, moodier look that couples can achieve easily by trusting their vendors to select venues and designs that are on trend with the look and feel they desire. It shows what you can do when all vendors perfectly understand the need for a moody and romantic vibe, and how we shoot that aesthetic!”
To let creativity truly run wild, elaborate touches were added to enhance the immersive wedding experience, including edible place cards.
“My favorite elements in this shoot were the chocolate place cards placed at the top edge of each place setting, nodding at the Air BnB that operates within the space as well as the marble chargers highlighting the colorful marble used throughout the Anderson House. It represented the kind of thoughtfulness that we wanted to capture in this shoot,” the planner beamed. My favorite design element to incorporate is using food in the centerpiece. I feel that it adds a level of luxury. We added a modern twist by requesting a charcuterie board from Salt Block Hospitality, Anderson House’s exclusive caterer.”
What was your inspiration for this shoot?
Most of our inspiration came from a European style of floral arrangements, using stemmy florals to create height and arranging the heady pieces at alternating heights to create an organic and old feel as if the blooms had been there this whole time.
What were your colors?
We chose a palette that we felt best represented the existing space and its finishes, ultimately landing in a place between jewels and pastels. I ended up finding these stunning jade marble chargers and from then on, put everything next to them as we chose details. I really think that this shoot is the perfect example of how you can use a wide color palette vs choosing a theme or pair of colors when designing your event.