Orange and Marigold Mid-Century Modern Wedding | Tampa Garden Club
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Orange and Marigold Mid-Century Modern Wedding Inspiration | Tampa Garden Club

With couples embracing unique themes and personalized details for their wedding celebrations, the Tampa Garden Club hosted a mid-century modern inspired photoshoot, harkening back to its founding year of 1964. Drawing cues from the decade's popular fashion, color palette, and minimalist-meets-futuristic styling, this wedding inspiration included an elevated interpretation of the bygone era.

“The theme was mid-century modern meets 2021. The mid-century vibe has stood the test of time. TV Shows, Movies, fashion, and home décor all still live in this realm so I thought well what about weddings?” Annah Tarallo, planner and designer of Everlasting Affair explained. “Our colors were orange, green, marigold, and white. We wanted to stay true to the original aesthetic of mid-century, and they are deeply vibrant and give off those eclectic retro vibes!”

Showcasing original terrazzo floors and clean lines with floor-to-ceiling windows, the South Tampa wedding venue provided a beautiful blank slate for the inspiration shoot with features reminiscent of the iconic 1960s.

“The Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore opened its doors in 1964 when the mid-century modern era was still in its prime. The architecture of the building has preserved its minimalist, organic form with its open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows,” Annah shared. “This venue also has a very close connection to my family as my great grandmother was one of the original founders, and her name is proudly printed on the plaque as you step inside the Tampa Garden Club's doors.” 

The bride and groom dressed in retro-inspired fashion, sporting a vintage tea-length cocktail dress with bateau neckline and dapper vest and dress pants with velvet loafers. Even the couple's dog was dressed to the nines in a custom marigold tuxedo bandana, courtesy of Fairytail Pet Care.

Nods to the classic characteristics of the time period were reflected in details from the stationary to the tableware. Elements like the cosmic-influenced floral arrangements, vintage place settings, and an ever-popular bar cart, conjured visions of hip cocktail parties from back in the day. Many of the decorative elements were furnished by the team of vendors who collaborated for the photoshoot, resulting in a truly unique and special final design.

“We had an amazing team of vendors come together and create a dream,” the planner raved. “My husband and I created the geometric arch for the ceremony while the florist had super vibrant Eiffel chairs. The florist truly transformed the space with her floral artistry.  We found a custom-made wooden piece used for the reception and had an out-of-this-world-inspired wedding cake. We were able to bring so many pieces including furniture, tableware, and grid panels from our own personal collections as every vendor involved has a love for this style so we all were able to come together and create a larger-than-life styled shoot!”

Retro Mid Century Modern Colorful Yellow, Marigold, Burnt Orange and Floral Wedding Invitation Suite
Retro Mid Century Modern Colorful Yellow, Marigold, Burnt Orange and Floral Wedding Invitation Suite
Mid Century Modern Bride with Hair Half Up Wearing Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress Holding Retro Orange and Yellow Floral Bouquet
Colorful Retro Mid Century Modern Orange, Yellow, Greenery, Marigold Floral Bouquet
Retro Mid Century Modern Bride in Mid Length Off the Shoulder Classic Wedding Dress, White Mary Jane Wedding Shoes, Holding Colorful Orange, Marigold, Yellow, Greenery Floral Bouquet
Retro Mid Century Modern Wedding Ceremony Decor, Orange and White Geometric Rounded White and Orange Arch, Green, White and Orange Chairs, Green Aisle Runner | Wedding Venue Tampa Garden Club
Retro Mid Century Modern Wedding Ceremony Decor, Orange and White Geometric Rounded White and Orange Arch, Green, Green Aisle Runner with White Script Font | Wedding Venue Tampa Garden Club
Vibrant Retro Mid Century Modern Wedding Ceremony Decor, Green, White and Orange Eames Chairs
Vibrant Eclectic Mid Century Modern Geometric Orange and White Wedding Ceremony Arch Decor, Monstera Palm Leaves, Orange Flowers and Pampas Grass
Mid Century Modern Wedding Ceremony Decor, Green Carpet Aisle Runner with White Script Quote
Vibrant Wedding Ceremony Decor, Monstera Palm Leaves, Orange Marigolds, Pampas Grass, and Yellow Flower Arrangements

How would you describe your theme?
The theme was mid-century modern meets 2021. The mid-century vibe has stood the test of time. TV Shows, Movies, fashion, and home décor all still live in this realm so I thought well what about weddings?

What were your colors?
Orange, green, marigold, and white. We wanted to stay true to the original aesthetic of mid-century, and they are deeply vibrant and give off those eclectic retro vibes! 

Tampa Retro Eclectic Mid Century Modern Wedding Ceremony Decor, Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows, Orange and White Geometric Arch, Monstera Leaves, Orange Marigolds, Pampas Grass Flower Arrangements, Green, White and Orange Eames Chairs, Green Carpet Aisle Runner with White Script Quote | Wedding Venue Tampa Garden Club
Retro Mid Century Wedding Ceremony Decor, Green Carpet Aisle Runner White Script Quote, Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows | Wedding Venue Tampa Garden Club
Retro Mid Century Modern Wedding Ceremony Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows, Orange and White Geometric Arch, Monstera Palm Leaves, Orange Marigolds, Pampas Grass Flower Arrangements
Retro Mid Century Modern Wedding Ceremony Bride and Groom Exchanging Kiss After Wedding Vows, Orange and White Geometric Arch, Monstera Palm Leaves, Orange Marigolds, Pampas Grass Flower Arrangements, Green Carpet with Script White Quote Aisle Runner Wedding Venue Tampa Garden Club
Retro Mid Century Modern Wedding Ceremony Decor, Orange Eames Chairs, Bride in Off the Shoulder Mid Length Wedding Dress, Groom in Black Suit Vest, White Dress Shirt, Tie and Black Dress Pants, Orange Marigolds, Yellow Ribbon, Greenery Floral Bouquet | Wedding Venue Tampa Garden Club

How did the Tampa Garden Club fit within your theme?
The Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore opened it’s doors in 1964 when the mid century modern era was still in its prime. The architecture of the building has preserved its minimalist, organic form with its open floor plan and floor to ceiling windows.

This venue also has a very close connection to my family as my great grandmother was one of the original founders and her name is proudly printed on the plaque as you step inside the Tampa Garden Club's doors. 

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Retro Mid Century Modern Bride in Off the Shoulder Mid Length Wedding Dress, Groom in Black Vest, Tie, White Dress Shirt, White Cage Panel and Orange Flowers | Wedding Venue Tampa Garden Club
Retro Mid Century Modern Bride in Off the Shoulder Mid Length Wedding Dress, Groom in Black Vest, Tie, White Dress Shirt, White Cage Panel and Orange Flowers | Wedding Venue Tampa Garden Club
Retro Mid Century Modern Bride Holding Orange Marigold Floral Bouquet and Groom with Black Dog Wearing Tuxedo Bandana and Bowtie | Tampa Bay Pet Planner FairyTail Pet Care
Retro Mid Century Modern Groom Holding Up Bride Under Clear Plastic Umbrella
Intimate Bride and Groom Photo Under Clear Umbrella
Retro Mid Century Modern Furniture, Mustard Yellow Couch with Pillows, White Fur Blanket, White Side Table with Green Lamp | Wedding Venue Tampa Garden Club
Retro Bride in Off the Shoulder Mid-Length Wedding Dress Holding Colorful Orange Floral Bouquet and Groom on Mustard Yellow Couch with Orange Pillows, White Fur Rug, White Side Tables with Green Lamps

What was your inspiration for this shoot?
Geometric shapes, bold colors and a minimalist design, but also my family. I like to believe I am an old soul like so many others out there. I have always loved anything retro, and I immediately gravitate to vibrant colors. More and more couples are straying away from non-traditional weddings, and we wanted to showcase that you can make a stunning wedding with a fun and quirky theme. 

Retro Mid Century Modern Wedding Decor, Green and Bronze Bar Cart with Just Married Sign
Retro Mid Century Modern Wedding Decor, Green and Bronze Bar Cart with Two Martini Cocktail Drinks
Retro Bride and Groom Cheering with Martini Cocktail at Bar Cart
Retro Mid Century Modern Wedding Decor, Yellow Mustard Drapes, Gold Geometric Wall Panel with Starburst Mirror, Green Eames Chairs, and Vibrant Floral Arrangement | Wedding Venue Tampa Garden Club
Retro Mid Century Modern Wedding Decor, Gold Geometric Panel, Starburst Mirror, Orange Marigolds, Tropical Green Anthurium Flower Arrangement
Retro Eclectic Wedding Reception Decor, Long Table with Orange Tablecloth, White Eames Chairs, Vibrant Floral Centerpieces | Wedding Venue Tampa Garden Club
Retro Eclectic Wedding Reception Decor, Long Table with Orange Tablecloth, White Dinner Plate and Vintage Green Plate, Mustard Yellow Napkin, Geometric Yellow Table Number, Vibrant Floral Centerpieces, Yellow Flowers, Orange Marigolds, Green Anthuriums
Retro Vibrant Flower Centerpiece Wedding Reception Decor, Yellow Florals, Orange Marigolds, Green Anthuriums
Retro Eclectic Wedding Reception Decor, Long Table with Orange Tablecloth, White Dinner Plate and Vintage Green Plate, Mustard Yellow Napkin, Geometric Yellow Table Number, Vibrant Floral Centerpieces, Yellow Flowers, Orange Marigolds, Green Anthuriums
Retro Wedding Reception Decor, White Dinner Plate with Green Glass Vintage Salad Plate, Orange Geometric Name Place Card, Mustard Yellow Napkin, White Silverware
Vintage Bar Cart with White Four Tier Wedding Cake, White Cage Panel with Orange Marigolds
White Textured Wedding Cake with Sugar Flower Cake Topper
Retro Bride and Groom Cutting Four Tier White Wedding Cake on Bar Cart, Orange Marigolds

Estimated Cost of this Wedding: Venue: $5,000 | Florals: $1,500 | Photography: $2,500 | Videography: $1,750 | Cake: $400 | Invitations: $200 | Bride's attire: $100 (Vintage dress) Groom's Attire: (Rented suit) $100 | Rentals: $1,000 

Venue: Tampa Garden Club *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue
Photographer: Regina as the Photographer
Videographer: Givenchy Jones House of Film
Planner and Designer: Everlasting Affair
Florist: By the Bay Floral
Cake: Lia's Dolce Delights
Invitations: Homestead Ink
Hair and Makeup: Savannah Olivia Beauty Boutique
Dress: Retro Stage
Earrings: Prosta
Table Numbers, Place Cards, Aisle Runner: She Made It Like That
Pet Planners: FairyTail Pet Care *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro

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