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Kathryn and Frank’s elegant downtown Tampa wedding combined romantic decor and gorgeous greenery to capture their modern, garden-inspired celebration. Featuring a soft color palette of blush pink and champagne, the bride and groom transformed their ballroom reception into a whimsical dream.

“I have always envisioned my wedding as romantic and garden inspired,” the bride gushed. “Growing up I was able to travel with my grandparents a lot, and we always found the most beautiful gardens and state parks. In a way, my theme was to honor my grandmother whom I’m named after. Both my grandparents are still with us and have always been a huge inspiration to me!”

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As Kathryn pieced together her big day, she looked to Marry Me Tampa Bay for fresh inspiration and advice. Envisioning the details and decor, the bride turned to Over the Top Rental Linens and A Chair Affair to complete her look.

“My planner suggested Over The Top Rental Linens and A Chair Affair to really capture my look,” the bride shared. “All of the chairs, overlays, chargers, and silverware came from A Chair Affair, and I was really satisfied with everything. Thanks to all of our vendors our day was that much more special.”

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Reminiscing about the day they tied the knot, the bride enjoyed spending time with her dad and seeing her groom for the first time.

“My dad is my best friend, so having him walk me down that long aisle in the church was very special to me. As we approached, Frank waiting for me at the end of the aisle, I was filled with joy and happiness,” the bride gushed. “Everything really was perfect, and I’m thankful for everyone that brought my vision to life.”

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The Proposal:
We had plans on a Friday night to go to Bern’s for our friend’s birthday, but little did I know it was all made up to get me to a surprise engagement party. While we were at home and I was getting ready, Frank asked me to be his wife. It was so sweet, and I loved having that short quiet time together. We called our parents without me knowing they were in on everything and secretly waiting for us at the engagement party. We drove over to our friend’s house to have pre-dinner drinks, and when I got there he had our friends and family in town to celebrate. I couldn’t even make it in the door without crying tears of surprise and joy. I still can’t believe he pulled it off without me having any clue!

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What was your wedding inspiration and colors?
I have always envisioned my wedding as romantic and garden inspired. Growing up I was able to travel with my grandparents a lot, and we always found the most beautiful gardens and state parks. In a way, my theme was to honor my grandmother whom I’m named after. Both my grandparents are still with us and have always been a huge inspiration to me! For colors, I knew I wanted blush pink, champagne and lots of greenery.

Florida Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Round Table with Pink Tablecloth, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Tall Greenery, Ivory and Blush Pink Floral Centerpiece | Wedding Venue Tampa Bay Marriott Waterside | Wedding Rental Company A Chair Affair | Over the Top Rental Linens

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What did you look for in a wedding rental company?
My planner suggested Over The Top Rental Linens and A Chair Affair to really capture my look. All of the chairs, overlays, chargers, and silverware came from A Chair Affair, and I was really satisfied with everything.

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Florida Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Round Table with Pink Tablecloth, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Tall Greenery, Ivory and Blush Pink Floral Centerpiece | Wedding Venue Tampa Bay Marriott Waterside | Wedding Rental Company A Chair Affair | Over the Top Rental Linens

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What advice would you give for other Tampa Bay couples?
Enjoy the process, drinks lots of champagne and trust that everything will work out! Seriously, don’t stress the small stuff.

Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Tampa Marriott Waterside
Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography
Videography: Nate Puhr
Event Planning: Table 6 Productions
Florist: Botanica Florist
Stationery: The Write Stuff, Crane Company
Wedding Cake: Elise’s Pieces
Rentals: A Chair Affair *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Linens: Over The Top Rental Linens *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Makeup: Rachel Reumann
Hair: Hush Studio
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo




MEET THE EDITOR

Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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