For the bride with her heart set on a vibrant and tropical wedding, there's no need to grab your passport because you will be swooning over this inspirational Tampa Bay wedding styled shoot.
To celebrate spring the iconic bright, tropical colors and prints of the queen of Palm Beach couture, Lilly Pulitzer, we are sharing this to-die-for wedding styled shoot full of elegant details that will make a lasting impression on your guests.
“The idea for this shoot was to bring out a bright and more tropical side to weddings and to show brides that you can have a tropical wedding right here at home,” photographer Abby Waller explained. “We all loved the feeling and look of Lilly Pulitzer and knew that it was the perfect style to base our colors and theme off of.”
To complete the design element of this styled shoot, Tampa Bay vintage wedding rental company owner, Priscilla Henriques of The Reserve Vintage Rentals, brought together an eclectic array of furniture styles to create a unique mixture of seating arrangements accented by white shag rugs and fun throw pillows.
“I was immediately drawn to the bright colors and playfulness of many of the designs in the Lilly Pulitzer brand,” Priscilla beamed. “I knew I wanted to incorporate pieces from our inventory that would highlight a playful, eclectic, yet sophisticated vibe to mirror the brand.”
Adding to the tropical theme, local stationery shop A&P Designs created a palm frond wedding invitation suite along with citrus inspired menu and place cards.
A party certainly isn't complete without sweets, and this event had no shortage of delightful and colorful treats. Providing a variety of hand-painted designs to complement the theme was Tampa Bay wedding cake pop dessert artist, Brandi Matiyak of Sweetly Dipped Confections.
“I wanted to incorporate a traditional watercolor effect, so I chose to hand-paint a bright pink flower pattern to pay homage to the vibrant colors that reflect Lilly Pulitzer,” Brandi explained.
How would you describe your theme?
We all loved the feeling and look of Lilly Pulitzer and knew that it was the perfect style to base our colors and theme off of.
What were your colors?
We had a large variety of colors for this shoot, all in very bright and rich tones. From bright teal chairs, yellow flowers, hot pink desserts, and lots of green palm fronds; the colors made you feel as though you were in a tropical paradise!
How much would you estimate this wedding would cost for 150 guests in the Tampa Bay area?
Styled Lounge: $625 | Tables: $1,900 | Chairs: $1,500 | Teal Chairs: $250 (2) | Cake table: $115 | Cake Pops: $300-500 | Cookies: $450 | Cake: $800 | Dish Rentals: $1,300 | Gown: $4,000
Photographer: Abby Waller Photography
Planner: Leboheme Studios
Florist: Marigold Flower Co.
Rentals: The Reserve Vintage Rentals
Cake Pops: Sweetly Dipped Confections *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Stationery: A&P Designs *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Dress Shop: Malindy Elene Couture for the Bride
Table Setting: Dishie Rentals
Cake: Wandering Whisk Bakeshop
Desserts: SugarBar Tampa