Romantic Gold and Greenery Southern Charm Inspired Wedding | The Orlo

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South Tampa is desired wedding location because of its warmth and charm that offers a familiar southern hospitality ambiance.

Riley Gersch, lead planner and owner of Elegant Affairs by Design, dreamt of creating a wedding inspiration shoot that showcased the timelessness of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood with a classic elegance that incorporated archetypal accents.

Southern charm that evokes a classic and timeless feel was the inspiration for this styled shoot; it was a true dream to design, plan, and execute,” the wedding planner shared. “The color scheme was a combination of creamy whites, warm blush, and lush greenery – a classic wedding combination.”

To capture the essence of southern charm, the smallest of details were considered when designing the ceremony and reception, with a curated selection of decor from Kate Ryan Event Rentals elegantly intertwined into the design.

“We love a wedding with personality, which also means lots of extra touches and details went into the planning process,” Riley explained. “For this particular styled shoot, wanted to incorporate special rentals to enhance the ambiance and evoke a timeless, classic feel.”

“Our team went to work to pull together a selection of rentals to bring Riley’s vision to life. We selected a beautiful palette of golds, ivories, whites, soft greens, and just a touch of soft grey,” Kristin, the owner of Kate Ryan Event Rentals added. “We used our ivory dupioni table linen as the base for our feasting tables, gold-rimmed and hammered glass Alecia chargers for a delicate and antique flair, and gold-rimmed glassware and gold flatware reinforcing the classic and elegant look of the tabletop design.”

“We chose our new Louis Chairs to feature in this shoot as we felt they were a perfect pairing for the design and to show how beautiful they can work for any couple’s timeless ceremony design at the Orlo House,” Kristin explained. “We also featured our white regency bars and etageres that make such a beautiful statement, as well as function, in this incredible historic venue.”

The bride’s elegant up-do included a modern twist and a romantic makeup style by Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup complimented her natural beauty. FairyTail PetCare looked after the VIP (very important paws) guest between photos.

Tampa Bay Cake Company created a centerpiece dessert for the reception with a three-tier white fondant cake featuring an opulent magnolia crafted from edible sugar.

Classic and timeless white and dusty blue font
Classic and timeless white and dusty blue font
Round Solitaire diamond engagement ring with halo
Tampa bride with round diamond engagement ring with halo on white floral bouquet
Classic v neckline wedding dress hanging
Classic bride wearing open back and cap sleeve wedding dress on staircase of historic Tampa wedding venue The Orlo, lush greenery and white floral arrangements lining staircase | Tampa Bay wedding planner Elegant Affairs by Design
Southern charm classic wedding ceremony decor, circular arch with white lush floral bouquets, crystal chandeliers | Tampa Bay wedding planner and design Elegant Affairs by Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Southern charm classic wedding ceremony decor, circular arch with white lush floral bouquets, crystal chandelier and Louis XVI chairs | Tampa Bay wedding planner and design Elegant Affairs by Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Classic and timeless lush white, blush pink roses floral arrangement, eucalyptus and greenery | Tampa Bay wedding planner and designer Elegant Affairs by Design
Classic and timeless lush white, blush pink roses floral arrangement on circular arch, eucalyptus and greenery | Tampa Bay wedding planner and designer Elegant Affairs by Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Classic and timeless bride and groom holding hands in front of lush white, blush pink roses floral arrangement on circular arch, eucalyptus and greenery | Tampa Bay wedding planner and designer Elegant Affairs by Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup
Classic and timeless bride and groom holding hands and kissing in front of lush white, blush pink roses floral arrangement on circular arch, eucalyptus and greenery | Tampa Bay wedding planner and designer Elegant Affairs by Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup
Classic and timeless bride and groom on front steps of Tampa historic wedding venue The Orlo
Classic and timeless bride and groom outside with dog, historic Tampa wedding venue The Orlo | Wedding pet planner FairyTail Pet Care
Classic and timeless bride and groom outside with dog, historic Tampa wedding venue The Orlo | Wedding pet planner FairyTail Pet Care
Classic and timeless bride and groom dancing on front lawn of historic Tampa wedding venue The Orlo | Tampa Bay Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup
Classic and timeless bride and groom inside vintage car | Tampa Bay Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup
Southern Charm classic and traditional wedding reception decor, long table with white tablecloth, Louis XVI Chair and lush white floral centerpiece | Tampa Bay wedding planner and design Elegant Affairs by Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Southern Charm classic and timeless lush ivory roses, eucalyptis and greenery low floral centerpiece | Tampa Bay wedding planner and design Elegant Affairs by Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Southern Charm classic and timeless wedding reception decor, gold flatware, lush ivory roses, eucalyptus and greenery low floral centerpiece | Tampa Bay wedding planner and design Elegant Affairs by Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Southern Charm classic and timeless wedding reception decor, gold flatware, lush ivory roses, eucalyptus and greenery low floral centerpiece | Tampa Bay wedding planner and design Elegant Affairs by Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Southern Charm classic and traditional wedding reception decor, long table with white tablecloth, Louis XVI Chair and lush white floral centerpiece | Tampa Bay wedding planner and design Elegant Affairs by Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Southern Charm classic and timeless wedding reception decor, gold flatware, lush ivory roses, eucalyptus and greenery low floral centerpiece | Tampa Bay wedding planner and design Elegant Affairs by Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Classic and timeless wedding reception decor, white bar, ghost chairs | Tampa Bay wedding planner and design Elegant Affairs by Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Southern Charm classic and timeless wedding reception decor, circular arch with lush white and blush pink florals, eucalyptus and greenery arrangements, sweetheart table with white linens, ivory loveseat | Tampa Bay wedding planner Elegant Affairs by Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Southern Charm classic and traditional wedding reception decor, lush white and greenery floral centerpiece | Tampa Bay wedding planner Elegant Affairs by Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Classic three tier white and blue wedding cake with flower on table with blue striped tablecloth | Tampa Bay wedding planner Elegant Affairs by Design | Tampa Bay Cake Company
Classic three tier white and blue wedding cake with flower on table with blue striped tablecloth | Tampa Bay wedding planner Elegant Affairs by Design | Tampa Bay Cake Company
Classic three tier white and blue wedding cake with flower on table with blue striped tablecloth | Tampa Bay wedding planner Elegant Affairs by Design | Tampa Bay Cake Company
Classic bride and groom sitting on staircase of historic wedding venue The Orlo, Lush greenery and white floral arrangements lining staircase | Tampa Bay wedding planner and design Elegant Affairs by Design

Estimated Cost for this Wedding Design: Dress: $1,000-$1,500 | Cake: $500-$750 | $1,250 for the Arch and additional $1,000-$3,000 for other florals | Bridal Makeup: $200 | Bridal earrings and bracelet: Under $100 | Photography: $1,000-$3,000 | Planning: $1,000- $5,000 | Rentals: $1,000- $3,000 | Transportation: $100-$250 | Stationery: $500-$750 | Signage: $50-$150 | Venue: $6,000-$10,000

Venue: The Orlo
Wedding Planner and Designer: Elegant Affairs by Design *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Photographer: Hannah T Photos
Bride and Groom Attire: All Brides 2 Be
Hair and Makeup: Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Jewelry: Lovebird Jewelry Collective
Cake: Tampa Bay Cake Company *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Pet Care: FairyTail Pet Care *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Event Rentals: Kate Ryan Event Rentals *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Rolls Royce: Luxor Limousine of Tampa Bay 
Stationery: Trout Designs
Signage: Blush and Blooms Design
Models: Stefanie & Gavin

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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