Tampa Bay Garden Wedding Round Up

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Lakeland Garden Wedding

Alyse and Nicholas’ Lakeland garden wedding featured timeless colors of black and white with splashes of pastels.

“We chose a simple black and white color palette with pink and peachy flowers,” Alyse explained. “Everything was pretty classic in a way, but with softer romantic touches in the eucalyptus leaves, mercury glass and garden roses all throughout the ceremony and reception.” 

The Lakeland couple searched for a wedding caterer who could provide not only delicious food, but also present it beautifully.

“We loved how professional Olympia Catering was, that they’ve been in business a long time and that they were well-known and recommended Their food presentation was beautiful and all of the food tasted amazing!” Alyse gushed. 

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To balance their serious ceremony, the couple wanted a reception that reflected their fun side, with guests dancing the night away, and hired Grant Hemond and Associates.

“I wanted current music but also music from different eras that everyone would enjoy dancing to,” the bride explained. “I looked for a DJ who would play what I wanted, but also be able to fill in any gaps I missed. Even after talking to Jason Tally [of Grant Hemond and Associates] for the first time, I knew he would be great! He has a great personality, high energy and was really excited to DJ for our wedding.”

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Bridal Champagne Closed Toed Wedding Shoes with Sparkle Accent | Crystal and Pearl Wedding Clutch with Bridal Wedding Day Perfume and Engagement Ring

Peach and Blush Wedding Floral Bouquet with Wedding Rings in Flower Portrait

Groom Wedding Portrait in Black Tuxedo with Gold Tie Clip and Blush Pink BoutonnièreBridal Wedding Portrait with Natural Makeup and Soft Flowy Curls in Lace Longsleeve Wedding Dress

The Proposal:
Nick and I were in New York City with my parents, and we had planned to meet our friend in Brooklyn. When we got to the Towers building in Brooklyn, he took us up to the roof. Nick and I love French and want to learn it together one day, and while on the roof, he said he learned a new French saying, “Veux-tu m’épouser?,” which means “Will you marry me?” He got down on one knee and asked, “Alyse will you marry me?”

Bridal Outdoor Lakeland Wedding Portrait in Front of Fountain in Hayley Paige Wedding Gown

Bride and Groom Outdoor Lakeland Wedding Portrait in Front of Fountain

How would you describe your theme?
Romantic and classic. We did simple black and white with pink and peachy flowers. Everything was pretty classic in a way, but with softer romantic touches in eucalyptus leaves, mercury glass, and garden roses all through the ceremony and reception.

What were your colors?
Black and white with splashes of pink, peach and green in the flowers. We wanted it simple with neutrals as the main color scheme and color thrown in with flowers.

 

Outdoor Lakeland Wedding Party Portrait | Black Paper Crown Bridesmaids Dresses with Hayley Paige Wedding GownOutdoor Lakeland Wedding Party Portrait | Black Paper Crown Bridesmaids Dresses with Hayley Paige Wedding GownOutdoor Lakeland Wedding Party Portrait | Black Paper Crown Bridesmaids Dresses with Bridal Hayley Paige Wedding Gown

What did you look for in a wedding caterer?
We wanted a caterer who had good presentation, but also delicious food.

Contact Banner Olympia Catering

We loved how professional Olympia Catering was, that they’ve been in business a long time and that they were well-known and recommended. Their food presentation was beautiful and all the food tasted amazing!

What was your wedding music inspiration and what did you look for in a DJ?
I wanted current music but also music from different eras that everyone would enjoy dancing to. I looked for a DJ who would play what I wanted, but also be able to fill in any gaps I missed.

Contact Grant Hemond and Associates

Grant Hemond was recommended by our wedding planner, and she gave us a list of her favorite DJs from them. Even after talking to Jason Tally for the first time, I knew he would be great! He has a great personality, high energy and was really excited to DJ for the wedding.

Outdoor Lakeland Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay Brides?
Don’t sweat the small things because there’s always hiccups during the day. Just enjoy the day and don’t let it rush by because it really goes by very fast.

Ceremony Venue: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses | Reception Venue: The Regent | Photographer: SO Photography | Videographer: SO Photography Films | Planner: The Joy of Weddings | Florist: Events in Bloom | Cake & Caterer: Olympia Catering *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Chiavari Chair Rentals: PKS Rentals | Draping: Music on the Move | DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates – Jason Tally *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Officiant: Justin Crumpton (Bride’s Cousin) | Invitations: August & White | Transportation: Skyline Limousine | Dress Shop and Designer: Calvet Couture BridalHayley Paige | Bridesmaid Dresses Shop: Paper Crown Bridesmaids | Hair: Emily Bradley & Chancey Bennett | Makeup: Melissa Kinsey & Michelle Smith

Tampa Garden Wedding | Davis Islands Garden Club Wedding

Megan and Nathan’s nautical inspired Tampa garden wedding featured DIY details, vibrant colors and personal touches. The Tampa Bay couple love the outdoors and wanted to share their enthusiasm for being on the water during their summer wedding.

“We really wanted our wedding to be a reflection of our style and personality as a couple and my husband’s love of fishing and the outdoors,” the bride explained. “We even used our personal canoe to hold our guests cold beverages.”

To complement their outdoor garden ceremony, the bride opted for vibrant floral bouquets from Tampa wedding florist Apple Blossoms Floral Design.

“I wanted a big, beautiful bouquet as it would be featured in all of our wedding photos,” Megan explained. “Scott from Apple Blossoms created all of the bouquets for myself and my four bridesmaids, as well as the mother and grandmother corsages. He is very creative, took my direction and ran with it. I wanted to incorporate succulents in my bouquet, and he did a fantastic job. ”

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Succulent and Fishing Lure Groomsmen Boutonnière with Note from Bride on Wedding DayPurple, Green and Taupe Succulent Inspired Invitation SuitePink, Peach and Orange Floral Wedding Bouquet with Succulent Accent | Engagement and Wedding Ring Portrait on Succulents | Tampa Wedding Florist Apple Blossoms Floral DesignWedding Day Bridesmaids Getting Ready Portrait with Custom Wine Glasses and Button Down ShirtsBridal Wedding Portrait in Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress with Bridesmaids in Bright Orange Tea Length Dresses and Vibrant Pink, Orange and Green Wedding Bouquets

What did you look for in a wedding florist?
I wanted a big, beautiful bouquet as it would be featured in all of our wedding photos.

Contact Apple Blossoms Floral Design

After meeting with Scott from Apple Blossoms Floral Design, his enthusiasm and passion were evident, and I knew he was the perfect choice. Scott created all of the bouquets for myself and my four bridesmaids, as well as the mother and grandmother corsages. He is very creative and took my direction and ran with it. I wanted to incorporate succulents in my bouquet, and he did a fantastic job.

Bridal Wedding Portrait in Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress with Bridesmaids in Bright Orange Tea Length Dresses and Vibrant Pink, Orange and Green Wedding Bouquets | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Apple Blossoms Floral DesignGroomsmen Wedding Portrait in Grey Suit with Succulent and Fishing Lure Groomsmen BoutonnièreFlorida Bride and Groom Outdoor First Look Wedding PortraitFlorida Bride and Groom Outdoor First Look Wedding Portrait with Vibrant Pink, Orange and Purple Wedding BouquetOutdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony Chalk Board Seating SignOutdoor Florida Garden Wedding Ceremony Portrait of Bride and GroomOutdoor Florida Garden Wedding Ceremony Portrait of Bride and GroomBride and Groom Outdoor Florida Wedding Portrait with Ampersand Marquee Sign

How would you describe your theme?
The theme ended up being one of rustic romance. We really wanted our wedding to be a reflection of our style and personality as a couple, and wanted to include my husband’s love of fishing and the outdoors. We even used our personal canoe to hold our guest’s cold beverages.

What were your colors?
Bright and bold. I knew I wanted my bridesmaids in a deep, sunset orange and the groomsmen wore turquoise in contrast. We also had pops of pink in our bouquets, yellow in the aisle flowers, boutonnieres, and decorative porch arrangements, varying shades of green and lavender in our home-grown succulent table arrangements and brightly painted place settings. I’m not afraid of color and the pops of color were perfect against the water for our sprightly summer wedding!

Nautical Inspired Flag Wedding Guest Seating ChartDIY Florida Nautical and Fishing Inspired Wedding Decor with Monogram

 

Florida Outdoor Wedding Reception Canoe with Bouy DecorDIY Wedding Reception Succulent Wooden Centerpieces with Vibrant Linen TableclothBright Orange Two Tier Wedding Cake on Vintage Milk Glass Cake Stand with Succulent AccentBride and Groom Outdoor Florida Wedding Portrait

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Davis Islands Garden Club | Photographer: Michelle Stoker Photography | Florist: Apple Blossoms Floral Design *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro | Caterer: 4Rivers Smokehouse | Rentals: Rent All of Tampa | Lighting: Tampa Lights | Cake: Greenwise Publix, Datz Dough, The Cheesecake Factory | DJ: Expert Productions | Officiant: Marshall Rice from Orlando, FL | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Transportation: Tampa Water Taxi Company | Dress: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Dillard’s | Hair/Makeup: Sarina Durden




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