Romantic Dusty Blue and Gold Wedding | Tampa Garden Club

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Brooke and Bryan’s South Tampa garden wedding combined elegant elements with natural flora for an elevated, yet classic look.

The bride envisioned a soft and romantic wedding with a focus on natural greenery, accented by pastel colors and gold decor.

“Our wedding design was light and airy, with lots of greenery, light florals, simple details, and pops of dusty blue with gold accents throughout,” Brooke shared. “Our main color was dusty blue. It went well with our light and airy look and really is such a beautiful color.”

The Seminole couple sought a beautiful outdoor wedding venue that could comfortably host both the ceremony and reception for their 200 guests.

“Comfort was huge for me and believe it or not that was so hard to find. I liked the idea of being able to have all my own vendors, instead of having to go with the venue’s vendors and being able to hold the ceremony and reception at the same beautiful location,” the bride explained. “I had a good experience with the Tampa Garden Club from the very beginning. I got to tour the venue pretty much right after I called and fell in love with the location and everything about it.”

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To create a romantic ambiance, the bride and groom relied on Gabro Event Services for their rentals and decor.

“We pretty much had our whole wedding done by Gabro Event Services,” the bride remarked. “We rented our chairs (for ceremony and reception), gold beaded glass chargers, all linens including napkins, all draping, and cocktail tables. Gabro pulled through and did an amazing job with the setup and quality of our rentals. I was extremely happy with them.”

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Food was one of the top priorities for Brooke and Bryan’s wedding, and they wanted their guests to enjoy a variety of cuisines throughout the evening.

“Our menu was inspired by our own tastes. We love fun foods, so we were able to incorporate chicken and waffles, fried mac n’ cheese, crab cakes, and tuna poké into our hors d’oeuvres. Our main meal was to give a variety,” the bride shared. “We hired Lynn’s Catering of Tampa right after we went for a tasting. It was such a personal experience, and Lynn really went above and beyond for us during the tasting. We could tell she was so proud of her food and you can taste that. She was so sweet through the whole process and just so personable.”

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Looking back on their wedding day, the couple shared one of their most memorable moments included a candid event that happened during the ceremony.

“Our most memorable moment was probably me walking down the aisle with my screaming daughter. In the words of my husband, ‘it didn’t take away from the moment at all and actually intensified the emotion in the fact that this is our life, screaming child and all,'” the bride reminisced. “Second to that would be reading our personal vows to each other on opposite sides of a pillar prior to the ceremony in the company of each other, the photographer, and videographer.”

Simple Classic Wedding Invitation Stationery Suite with Dusty Blue Grey Calligraphy

White Sparkle Kate Spade Keds Bridal Wedding Shoes

Wedding Bride Bouquet with Eucalyptus Greenery and White Roses and Blue Delphinium

Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready in Pale Blue and White Pajamas

Ivory Lace Long Sleeve Bridal Gown With V Neck | Side Braid Bridal Hairstyle | Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Bridal Portrait at Tampa Wedding Venue The Tampa Garden Club | Ivory Lace Long Sleeve Bridal Gown With V Neck | Side Braid Bridal Hairstyle | Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

What was your wedding beauty inspiration?
I wanted a makeup look that didn’t change the integrity of the way I actually look. I wanted to pop in makeup, but not dramatic.

I hired Femme Akoi when I came across their Instagram tagged in a post I saw regarding a wedding. I started stalking their page and was absolutely in awe of the amazing work from all their artists. I loved how they specialize in weddings, so their whole M.O. is dealing with weddings, and I knew their timeline skills and professionalism were going to be top-notch.

Bride and Bridesmaids Portrait Shot at Tampa Wedding Venue The Tampa Garden Club | Ivory Lace Long Sleeve Bridal Gown With V Neck | Mismatched Dusty Blue Bridesmaid Dresses | Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Ivory Lace Long Sleeve Bridal Gown With V Neck | Side Braid Bridal Hairstyle and Natural Wedding Makeup | Blue and White Bridal Bouquet | Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Bride and Groom First Touch at Tampa Wedding Venue the Tampa Garden Club | Bride and Groom Reading Vows | Groom in Blue Suit

The Proposal:
I was under the impression we were doing an early gift exchange the week leading up to Christmas. I opened my gift which was a coffee mug that reads “Does this ring make me look engaged?” and obviously I was super confused. When I looked up Bryan was on his knee holding out a box with the most beautiful ring I have ever seen in my life. All took place in the comfort of our home, my favorite place in the world.

Bride and Bridesmaids Outdoor Garden Portrait | Bridesmaids in Mismatched Light Blue Long Chiffon Dresses | Blue and White Wedding Bouquets | Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Light and airy. Lots of greenery, light florals, simple details, and pops of dusty blue with gold accents throughout.

What were your colors?
Our main color was dusty blue. It went well with our light and airy look we were going for and really is such a beautiful color.

Tampa Wedding Venue the Tampa Garden Club | Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony with White Garden Chairs and Wood Arch with White Draping and Greenery Floral Arrangements

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
I wanted somewhere I could comfortably fit 200 or so guests. Comfort was huge for me and believe it or not that was so hard to find. I liked the idea of being able to have all my own vendors, instead of having to go with the venue’s vendors and to hold the ceremony and reception at the same beautiful location.

I had a good experience with the Tampa Garden Club from the very beginning. I got to tour the venue pretty much right after I called and fell in love with the location and everything about it. I even experienced a transition in staff members for the private events coordinator and that was seamless and not an issue at all.

Bride and Groom Walking Down the Aisle in Rose Petal Toss | Ivory Lace Long Sleeve V Neck Bridal Gown and Groom in Blue Suit with Bow Tie

Bride and Groom Outdoor Garden Portraits | Ivory Lace Long Sleeve V Neck Bridal Gown and Groom in Blue Suit with Bow Tie | Blue and White Bridal Bouquet

Bride and Groom Outdoor Portraits on Bayshore Boulevard Tampa | Ivory Lace Long Sleeve V Neck Bridal Gown and Groom in Blue Suit with Bow Tie | Blue and White Bridal Bouquet

Bride and Groom Outdoor Portraits with Veil Shot | Ivory Lace Long Sleeve V Neck Bridal Gown and Groom in Blue Suit with Bow Tie | Blue and White Bridal Bouquet | Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

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Wood Seating Chart with Table Cards and Greenery Floral Garland Spray

Tampa Wedding Venue the Tampa Garden Club Indoor Reception with Pipe and Drape and Ceiling Draping and Twinkle Lights | Wedding Reception Tables with White Linens and Gold Chiavari Chairs and Low Greenery Centerpieces | Gabro Event Services

Wedding Sweetheart Table with Greenery Garland and Lanterns and Mr and Mrs Tabletop Signs | Gabro Event Services

Wedding Sweetheart Table with Greenery Garland and Lanterns and Mr and Mrs Tabletop Signs | Gabro Event Services

Tampa Wedding Venue the Tampa Garden Club Indoor Reception | Wedding Reception Tables with White Linens and Gold Chiavari Chairs and Low Greenery and Lantern Centerpieces | Gabro Event Services

Tampa Wedding Venue the Tampa Garden Club Indoor Reception | Wedding Reception Tables with White Linens and Gold Chiavari Chairs and Low Greenery and Lantern Centerpieces | Gabro Event Services | Lynn's Catering of Tampa

How did your rentals enhance your event?
We pretty much had our whole wedding done by Gabro Event Services. We rented our chairs (for ceremony and reception), gold beaded glass chargers, all linens including napkins, all draping, and cocktail tables. Gabro pulled through and did an amazing job with the setup and quality of our rentals. I was extremely happy with them.

Wedding Centerpiece with Lantern and Greenery with Gold Votive Candles and Kraft Paper Table Number Tag

Wedding Place Setting with Gold Flatware and Gold Beaded Edge Glass Charger Plate and Dusty Blue Napkin with Menu and Brass Key Favor | Gabro Event Services | Lynn's Catering of Tampa

What was your wedding menu inspiration?
Our menu was inspired by our own tastes. We love fun foods, so we were able to incorporate chicken and waffles, fried mac n’ cheese, crab cakes, and tuna poké into our hors d’oeuvres. Our main meal was to give a variety. We love beef tenderloin and pasta is almost always liked. We offered a few different options for toppings on pasta (chicken, shrimp, artichokes, broccoli) and a couple of different sauces (Alfredo, marinara, and scampi sauce) to give people more of an option.

We hired Lynn’s Catering of Tampa right after we went for a tasting. It was such a personal experience and Lynn really went above and beyond for us during the tasting. We could tell she was so proud of her food and you can taste that. She was so sweet through the whole process and just so personable.

Wedding Centerpiece with Lantern and Greenery with Gold Votive Candles and Kraft Paper Table Number Tag | Dusty Blue and White and Gold Wedding

Wedding Cake Table Display with Unique Gold Moon Stand accented with Greenery Garland | Three Tier Fondant Wedding Cake with Marbled Icing

Wedding Cake with Marbled Fondant Icing and Gold Die Cut Cake Topper

Bride and Groom First Dance Photo | Black and White Photography Wedding Portrait | Tampa Wedding Venue the Tampa Garden Club

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Tampa Garden Club *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue
Photographer: Katie Hauburger Photographer
Videographer: Unscripted Videographer
Planner: Kimberly Hensley Events
Florist: Wonderland Floral Art and Gift Shop
Caterer: Lynn’s Catering of Tampa *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Rentals: Gabro Event Services *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Cake: Chantilly Cakes
DJ: Fastbreaks Entertainment
Invitations: Zola
Transportation: Ambassador Limo
Dress Shop and Designer: Stitches & More Bridal – Adalyn Rose
Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Bar: Spunky Spirits

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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