Romantic Rustic Chic Largo Golf Course Wedding | The Bayou Club

 

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Erin and Brandon’s classically chic Largo wedding captured their love for one another with stunning golf course views, romantic pink uplighting, and mauve and silver color palette.

“Our theme was rustic chic,” the bride explained, “I really was looking for a way to create something that was simplistic, with an elegant touch.”

Working in the wedding industry herself, the bride understood the ins and outs of piecing together the wedding of her dreams. As she searched for just the right venue, The Bayou Club jumped to the top of her list.

“I really wanted a venue that wasn’t a hotel, yet felt secluded and intimate. Working in a hotel for a living, definitely led me down a different path,” the bride shared. “We chose The Bayou Club because of its dramatic floor to ceiling windows and the upgrade options that made the planning process simple. From start to finish, Katherine provided amazing service and ensured our wedding was absolutely perfect!”

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Choosing a local Tampa Bay wedding photographer who could capture every special moment of her big day, Erin hired Lifelong Photography Studios.

“I wanted a natural look for my photos,” the explained. “I’ve worked with Lifelong Photography for a long time professionally, and I knew they would be the perfect match when it came to capturing exactly who Brandon and I are as a couple. Buffy and Emily (of Lifelong) killed it!”

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When it came to finding a fitted wedding dress that made her feel her very best as she walked down the aisle, the bride selected a lace off-the-shoulder gown from  Truly Forever Bridal.

“I was amazed by the service I received at Truly Forever Bridal. The whole team was wonderful, and every dress they picked for me I felt beautiful in,” Erin beamed.

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“My hair and makeup from Michele Renee The Studio perfectly complemented the dress I chose, and I still felt like myself!” the bride added.

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With so many memories to cherish from her magical celebration, Erin will never forget how she felt when she first saw Brandon on their wedding day.

“The most memorable moment for me was finally getting to see Brandon for the first time,” the bride beamed. “Getting to do a first look was a really intimate, sweet moment between us before we tied the knot in front of friends and family. I really just couldn’t wait any longer to see him and tell him how much I love him!”

Lilac Silk Peep Toe with Rhinestone Strap Bridal Wedding Shoes | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Rustic Chic White and Greenery Watercolor Design Wedding Invitation and Vintage Stamps | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready Wedding Portrait Pouring Glasses of Champagne | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Fitted Lace V Neck Off the Shoulders Wedding Dress and Classic Veil with Bridesmaids in Mauve Dress | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Hair and Makeup Michele Renee the Studio | Wedding Dress Boutique Truly Forever Bridal

What were your hair and makeup inspiration for your wedding day?
I just wanted to look pretty and still look like myself.

Michele Renee The Studio has worked with many of my brides in the past, and they offer a great finished product! My hair and makeup perfectly complemented the dress I chose, and I still felt like myself!

Rustic Chic Bride Beauty Wedding Portrait in Lace Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress with Elegant Lace Lined Veil, Organic Garden Purple, Lilac and White with Greenery Floral Bridal Bouquet | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Hair and Makeup Michele Renee the Studio | Wedding Dress Boutique Truly Forever Bridal

Elegant Groom Waiting for Bride First Look Wedding Portrait in Gray and Black Suit with Mauve Tie and Succulent Boutonniere | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Florida Bride in Fitted Lace V Neck Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress with Classic Lace Trim Veil, Groom in Gray and Black Suit with Mauve Tie First Look Wedding Portrait | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Clearwater Wedding Hair and Makeup Michele Renee the Studio | Wedding Dress Boutique Truly Forever Bridal

Florida Bride in Fitted Lace V Neck Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress with Classic Lace Trim Veil, Groom in Gray and Black Suit with Mauve Tie First Look Wedding Portrait | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Clearwater Wedding Hair and Makeup Michele Renee the Studio | Wedding Dress Boutique Truly Forever Bridal

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Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor Fountain Wedding Portrait | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Dress Boutique Truly Forever Bridal | Largo Wedding Venue Bayou Club

Romantic Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Hair and Makeup Michele Renee the Studio

Bride and Bridesmaids Outdoor Wedding Portrait | Largo Wedding Venue The Bayou Club | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Bride Outdoor Wedding Portrait by Fountain | Elegant Lace Sleeveless Wedding Dress Truly Forever Bridal Tampa | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Largo Wedding Venue The Bayou Club

What did you look for when it came to finding your wedding dress?
Something that was not a ballgown and fitted.

I was amazed by the service I received at Truly Forever Bridal. The whole team was wonderful and every dress they picked for me I felt beautiful in.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Lantern Decor with Greenery | Tampa Bay Golf Course Wedding Venue The Bayou Club | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Outdoor Golf Course Wedding Ceremony | Tampa Bay Golf Course Wedding Venue The Bayou Club | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

The Proposal:
Brandon took me on a surprise date extravaganza! He took me back to the restaurant where we first told each other we loved one another, and after dinner he took me to a lake near our home, brought out flowers, and proposed!

Outdoor Golf Course Wedding Ceremony | Tampa Bay Golf Course Wedding Venue The Bayou Club | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Outdoor Bride and Groom Tropical Inspired Wedding Portrait | Truly Forever Bridal Tampa Wedding Dress | Tampa Hair and Makeup Michele Renee the Studio | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | The Bayou Club

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
I wanted a natural look for my photos. I’ve worked with Lifelong Photography Studios for a long time professionally, and I knew they would be the perfect match when it came to capturing exactly who Brandon and I are as a couple. I definitely would have to say that Buffy and Emily killed it!

Outdoor Golf Course Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Golf Course Wedding Venue The Bayou Club | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Outdoor Golf Course Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Golf Course Wedding Venue The Bayou Club | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Outdoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Truly Forever Bridal Tampa Wedding Dress | Tampa Hair and Makeup Michele Renee the Studio | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | The Bayou Club

Elegant Golf Course Ballroom Wedding Reception Venue with Floor to Ceiling Windows at The Bayou Club | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
I really wanted a wedding venue that wasn’t a hotel yet felt secluded and intimate. Working in a hotel for a living definitely led me down a different path.

We chose The Bayou Club because of its dramatic floor to ceiling windows and the upgrade options that made the planning process simple. From start to finish, Katherine provided amazing service and ensured our wedding was absolutely perfect!

Mr. & Mrs. Sweetheart Table with Maroon Tablecloth and Greenery with Lanterns | Elegant Golf Course Ballroom Wedding Reception Venue with Floor to Ceiling Windows at The Bayou Club | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Winter Wedding Decor with Silver Chiavari Chairs, Silver Tablecloths and Maroon Napkins | Elegant Golf Course Ballroom Wedding Reception Venue with Floor to Ceiling Windows at The Bayou Club | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Winter Wedding Decor with Silver Chiavari Chairs, Silver Tablecloths and Maroon Napkins | Elegant Golf Course Ballroom Wedding Reception Venue with Floor to Ceiling Windows at The Bayou Club | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

How would you describe your theme?
Our theme was rustic chic. I really was looking for a way to create something that was simplistic, with an elegant touch.

What were your colors?
Mauve and silver.

Winter Wedding Decor with Silver Chiavari Chairs, Silver Tablecloths and Maroon Napkins | Elegant Golf Course Ballroom Wedding Reception Venue with Floor to Ceiling Windows at The Bayou Club | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Winter Wedding Decor with Silver Chiavari Chairs, Silver Tablecloths and Maroon Napkins | Elegant Golf Course Ballroom Wedding Reception Venue with Floor to Ceiling Windows at The Bayou Club | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Three-Tiered Round Marble and Magenta Hand Painted Wedding Cake with Succulent Accent | Tampa Bay Wedding Bakery The Artistic Whisk | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Three-Tiered Round Marble and Magenta Hand Painted Wedding Cake with Succulent Accent and Laser Cut Custom Wedding Cake Topper | Tampa Bay Wedding Bakery The Artistic Whisk | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Marble and Magenta Hand Painted Wedding Cake with Laser Cut Custom Wedding Cake Topper | Tampa Bay Wedding Bakery The Artistic Whisk | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

What was the inspiration for your wedding cake?
Simple and elegant.

The Artistic Whisk has amazing designs and they really bring the style of their desserts to life.

Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait | Tampa Wedding DJ Grant Hemond and Associates | Elegant Golf Course Ballroom Wedding Reception Venue with Floor to Ceiling Windows at The Bayou Club | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?
We were looking for someone that would feel out the crowd and throw a great party!

I have worked with Grant Hemond & Associates professionally, and they are always wonderful to work. Plus they’re really nice people!

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Enjoy the day and trust in your vendors, family, and friends. They all want to help make sure that everything is perfect!

Ceremony and Reception Venue, Caterer: The Bayou Club *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Photographer: Lifelong Photography Studio *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Videographer: Tampaniac
Planner: Days Remembered by ND
Florist: Arlene Florist
Cake: The Artistic Whisk *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Transportation: Ambassador Limousine
Dress Shop: Truly Forever Bridal *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: David’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro




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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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