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Amanda and Ruben’s outdoor spring Tampa Bay wedding featured a cozy S’mores station, sentimental “Marriage Braid” ceremony, and a sparkler grand exit.

The FishHawk Ranch bride envisioned a vibrant color scheme with shades of reds and pinks and a floral motif to complement the lush setting.

“We had a romantic garden theme with burgundy, rose gold, and blush colors,” the bride explained.

The feminine palette was echoed throughout their event, from the bridesmaids’ attire to the table linens, as well as the stationery and floral arrangements.

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To brainstorm design elements for their big day Amanda turned to Marry Me Tampa Bay.

“I loved looking for inspiration and ideas from other featured weddings,” she recalled.

The Lithia couple selected a secluded venue only 10 minutes from their home and wanted their celebration to reflect a focus on friends and family; they even including their fur baby in the wedding.

“We wanted an intimate setting to be able to spend time with friends and family. We are animal lovers and we had our dog, Dezi, participate in the ceremony,” the bride beamed. “We were able to spend the entire weekend celebrating with friends and family.”

Amanda contacted Shauna and Jordon Photography and upon meeting they immediately felt a special bond.

“We instantly loved Shauna and Jordon. They were so fun and genuine and we really connected with them,” the bride revealed. “They were so amazing from the start. They made us feel comfortable and just felt like friends when we were with them. They are so good at what they do and take the most beautiful photos.”

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When selecting a menu for their 140 guests, the couple sought a Tampa Bay wedding caterer that offered delicious food and impeccable service.

“We wanted a plated dinner and Amici’s Catered Cuisine had really great service, and we loved the food at our menu tasting! Amanda raved. “At the wedding, the Amici’s staff was very attentive and professional. We chose chicken picatta and steak for our main course.”

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One of the most memorable experiences of the day occurred when the couple shared in a “Marriage Braid” ceremony (also known as the Cord of Three Strands), where three strands of rope are braided together to symbolize the weaving together of the bride, the groom, and God, into a marriage relationship.

“The ceremony was very important and meaningful to us. We chose to do the cord of three strands during our ceremony. The entire ceremony was memorable; our pastor held such a beautiful service,” the bride reminisced.

Burgundy Blush Pink Floral Wedding Invitation with Metallic Gold Print | Wedding Stationery Flat Lay Photo

Wedding Boutonnieres from Groom and Groomsmen with Burgundy Red Roses and Berries and Eucalyptus Greenery

Wedding Ring Photo Shot | Pink Velvet Ring Box with Cushion Cut Engagement Ring with Halo and Channel Set Diamonds

Bridal Shoes Low Heel Rhinestone Strap Blush Pink Satin Wedding Heels

Kate Spade Designer Keds Gold Glitter Bridal Shoes with Pink Laces

Wedding Dress Hanger Shot | Ivory Lace Sheath Strapless Bridal Gown

Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready in Burgundy Silk Floral Robes and Gold Glitter Kate Spade Tennis Shoes | Shauna and Jordon Photography

Bridesmaids Helping Bride Get Ready Shot | Burgundy and Blush Pink Bridal Bouquet with Roses and Astilbe and Eucalyptus Greenery | Shauna and Jordon Photography

Outdoor Bridal Portrait | Ivory Sheath Mermaid Wedding Dress with Illusion Lace Train and Fingertip Veil | Shauna and Jordon Photography

Outdoor Bridal Portrait | Ivory Sheath Mermaid Wedding Dress with Illusion Lace Train and Fingertip Veil | Burgundy and Blush Pink Bridal Bouquet with Roses and Astilbe and Eucalyptus Greenery | Shauna and Jordon Photography

Burgundy Bordeaux Wine Deep Red Long Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses | Outdoor Florida Wedding Bride and Bridesmaids Portrait | Burgundy and Blush Pink Bridal Bouquet with Roses and Astilbe and Eucalyptus Greenery | Shauna and Jordon Photography

Burgundy and Blush Pink Wedding Bridal Bouquet with Roses and Astilbe and Seeded Eucalyptus Greenery | Shauna and Jordon Photography

Outdoor Bride and Groom Portrait | Groom in Classic Navy Suit with Red Tie | Ivory Sheath Mermaid Wedding Dress with Illusion Lace Train and Fingertip Veil | Burgundy and Blush Pink Bridal Bouquet with Roses and Astilbe and Eucalyptus Greenery | Shauna and Jordon Photography

Bride and Groom Outdoor Portrait Veil Shot | Shauna and Jordon Photography

The Proposal:
Ruben proposed during an anniversary trip to New York City in December. We took a carriage ride through Central Park, and he proposed on Bow Bridge.

Groom Seeing His Bride for the First Time | Bride Walking Down the Aisle with her Father | Outdoor Florida Wedding

Bride and Groom First Kiss | Outdoor Florida Wedding Ceremony with Draped Arch and Burgundy and White Floral Spray Arrangement

Bride and Groom Walking Down the Aisle after Outdoor Florida Ceremony | Burgundy and Blush Pink Wedding | Navy Blue Groom Suit

Bride and Groom Outdoor Field Portrait | Shauna and Jordon Photography

Bride and Groom Outdoor Portrait Ring Shot | Groom Navy Suit with Blush Pink and Burgundy Rose Boutonniere | Shauna and Jordon Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We instantly loved Shauna and Jordon Photography. They were so fun and genuine and we really connected with them. They were so amazing from the start. They made us feel comfortable and just felt like friends when we were with them. They are so good at what they do and take the most beautiful photos.

Calligraphy Wedding Seating Chart Frame with Blush Pink Rose and Greenery Garland

Outdoor Florida Wedding Reception Tent with Ceiling Draping and White Folding Garden Chairs | Burgundy Deep Red Bordeaux Table Linens with Gold Charger Plates and Gold Candlestick Centerpieces

Bride and Groom Outdoor Sweetheart Table with Burgundy Table Linen and Rose and Eucalyptus Greenery Garland

Bride and Groom Outdoor Sweetheart Table with Burgundy Table Linen and Rose and Eucalyptus Greenery Garland

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
We had a romantic garden theme with burgundy, rose gold, and blush colors.

What were your colors?
Burgundy, rose gold, and blush.

Outdoor Florida Wedding Reception Tent with Ceiling Draping and White Folding Garden Chairs | Burgundy Deep Red Bordeaux Table Linens with Gold Charger Plates and Gold Candlestick Centerpieces

Wedding Reception Table with Burgundy Deep Red Bordeaux Table Linens with Gold Charger Plates and Gold Candlestick Centerpieces accented with Ruscus Greenery

What was your wedding menu inspiration?
We wanted a plated dinner and Amici’s Catered Cuisine had really great service and we loved the food at our menu tasting! At the wedding, the Amici’s staff was very attentive and professional. We chose chicken picatta and steak for our main course.

Wedding Reception Table with Burgundy Deep Red Bordeaux Table Linens with Gold Charger Plates and Gold Candlestick Centerpieces accented with Ruscus Greenery and Gold Geometric Table Number Frames

Three Tier Wedding Cake with Ribbed Buttercream Icing accented with Fresh Flower Roses and Greenery and Gold Happily Every After Topper

Outdoor Florida Wedding Reception Dance Floor with Canopy String Lights | Bride and Groom First Dance Kiss

Bride and Groom Sparkler Send Off Exit | Black and White Wedding Photography Shot | Shauna and Jordon Photography

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Enjoy your day because it goes by so quickly!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Paradise Spring
Photographer: Shauna and Jordon Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Videographer: A Peachy Life Productions
Planner: Love Lee Lane
Florist: Ever After Vintage Weddings
Caterer: Amici’s Catered Cuisine *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Rentals: On the Move Productions
Cake: Publix
DJ: 5 Star Entertainment
Officiant: Hector Rivera – The Crossing Church
Invitations: Minted
Dress Shop: The White Closet
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: David’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup: SMP Makeup Artistry

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros are highly respected by our local wedding community and have been personally vetted by our editor.




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