Timeless Greenery and Gold South Tampa Wedding | The Orlo

TheXpos Tampa Bay Bridal Show | August 30, 2020 | Centro Asturiano de Tampa

Sylvia and Adam’s timeless South Tampa wedding featured a greenery-lined staircase, dreamy white ceremony backdrop, and elegant dusty blue bridesmaids dresses.

“My wedding design was classic elegance. I chose this as my venue already had so many amazing characteristics I didn’t want the decor to take away from that,” the bride shared.

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To help navigate coordinating the day for their 110 guests, the pair chose South Tampa wedding planner Breezin’ Weddings to organize the final details of their February wedding.

“I chose Breezin; because of how personable and caring Jessie Soplinski was. She genuinely cared about what I wanted and even helped me find amazing vendors,” the bride gushed. “Jessie and her team did an absolutely amazing job. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to coordinate my wedding.”

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Music was a priority to the St. Petersburg couple who wanted their guests interacting on the dance floor.

“The DJ was how we incorporated both of our personalities as he got all the friends and family together,” Sylvia beamed. “I hired Grant Hemond & Associates because they were the DJ for a friend’s wedding and everyone had a blast. The DJ services were top-notch. The DJ had our guests dancing the entire time which was exactly what we wanted!”

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To help the pair feel comfortable in front of the camera, the bride and groom chose Kéra Photography, whom they had experienced at a previous wedding.

“I hired Kéra because not only is she talented, but she made taking pictures an absolute breeze and totally comfortable,” the bride raved. “She did my best friend’s wedding, and 10 minutes into meeting her I knew I wanted her to be part of my big day.”

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To transfer their South Tampa wedding venue, Sylvia and Adam added a breathtaking pipe and drape from Outside the Box Rentals with greenery as a backdrop for their ceremony and made it a focal piece for their reception.

“It was absolutely gorgeous and helped make a large ballroom feel like a more intimate setting,” the bride gushed.

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Along with walking down the aisle towards her now-husband, Sylvia shared that cherished celebrating with her guests.

“The second most memorable moment was just having all our friends and family dancing with us to celebrate. It meant everything to us to have our loved ones there,” the bride reminisced.

Elegant Modern White with Gold Geometric Accent and Greenery Leaves Wedding Invitation | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Open Toe Dusty Blue Velvet Sandal with Bow Detail Bridal Wedding Shoes | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Classic White Spaghetti Strap A-Line Wedding Dress with Full Length Romantic Lace Trim Veil | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Classic Bride Sitting on Antique Bathroom Sink in White Tee with Gold Foil Font Getting Ready Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Historic Wedding Venue The Orlo

Classic Bride and Bridesmaids in Dark Gray Pajama Tees with Personal Gold Foil Monograms Cheering with Champagne Flutes | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Romantic Classic Bride in Deep V Neckline Spaghetti Strap A-Line Wedding Dress and Mom in Navy Blue Lace Dress Getting Ready Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Romantic Classic Bride in A-Line White Wedding Dress and Full Length Romantic Lace Trim Veil on Staircase Holding White Floral and Greenery Bridal Bouquet, Stairs Decorated with Lush Flowers | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | Historic Wedding Venue The Orlo

Romantic Classic Bride in Full Length Lace Trim Veil and Bridesmaids in Dusty Blue Mix and Match Dresses Holding Lush White Florals and Greenery Bouquets in Front of Red Brick Fireplace | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Tampa Historic Wedding Venue The Orlo

Romantic Classic Bride in Full Length Lace Trim Veil and Bridesmaids in Dusty Blue Mix and Match Dresses Holding Lush White Roses Florals and Greenery Bouquets in Front of Red Brick Fireplace Decorated with Eucalyptus Garland | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Tampa Historic Wedding Venue The Orlo

Romantic Lush Greenery and White Roses Decorated Staircase, Rustic Wooden Sign with White Script Font Wedding Welcome Sign and Eucalyptus Garland | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | Tampa Historic Wedding Venue The Orlo

Romantic Elegant White Draping Wedding Ceremony Altar Decor, Lush Greenery Garland and Arrangements, Gold Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | Historic Wedding Venue The Orlo | Wedding Rentals Outside the Box Rentals

How did the pipe and drape enhance your wedding decor? 
The pipe and drape with greenery from Outside the Box Rentals was the backdrop of our wedding. The ceremony was in front of the pipe and drape, and we kept it up throughout the reception. It was absolutely gorgeous and helped make a large ballroom feel like a more intimate setting.

Emotionally Happy Groom Watching Bride Walking Down the Aisle with Mom and Dad Processional Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows During Ceremony | White Linen Draping with Lush Greenery Garland and Arrangements | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | Historic Wedding Venue The Orlo

The Proposal:
Every year Adam and I do a date night downtown when the Christmas lights go up in Vinoy Park where we walk around to look at the lights and get dinner at our favorite restaurant, Bella Brava. That year was no different. We planned our date night. Adam took me around to the Christmas lights except for this time we stopped at a fountain and that is when he proposed. Then when we walked into the restaurant he had our family and close friends waiting to celebrate!

Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows During Ceremony | White Linen Draping with Lush Greenery Garland and Arrangements | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | Historic Wedding Venue The Orlo

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
I was looking for a “month of” wedding planner who would mainly assist with getting all the final details together and to coordinate the day of.

I chose Breezin’ Weddings because of how personable and caring Jessie Soplinski was. She genuinely cared about what I wanted and even helped me find amazing vendors. Jessie and her team did an absolutely amazing job. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to coordinate my wedding.

Romantic Classic Bride and Groom Outside Historic Wedding Venue The Orlo | Bride in Full Length Veil Holding Lush Greenery and White Floral Bouquet, Groom in Classic Black Tuxedo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Romantic Bride and Groom Creative Wedding Portrait Under Bride Veil | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
My husband and I just wanted to feel comfortable in front of the camera so I wanted a photographer that could do that for us.

I hired Kéra Photography because not only is she talented, but she made taking pictures an absolute breeze and totally comfortable. She did my best friend’s wedding, and 10 minutes into meeting her I knew I wanted her to be part of my big day.

Classic Elegant Florida Bride in A-Line V Neck Wedding Dress with Lush White Roses and Greenery Floral Bouquet, Bridesmaids in Mix and Match Dusty Blue Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Romantic Classic Bride in Full Length Lace Trim Veil and Groom in Black Tuxedo | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Classic Elegant Wedding Reception Ballroom Decor, Round Tables with White Tablecloths, Dusty Blue Napkins, Gold Chiavari Chairs, High and Low Lush White and Greenery Floral Centerpieces, Sweetheart Table with White Draping and Greenery Garland, Pink Uplighting | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | Historic Wedding Venue The Orlo | Outside the Box Rentals

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Classic elegance. I chose this as my venue already had so many amazing characteristics I didn’t want the decor to take away from that.

What were your colors?
White and dusty blue, and I incorporated a lot of greenery. I wanted to keep the decor elegant and simple.

Classic Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Tall Modern Geometric Gold Stand with Lush White Hydrangeas, Roses and Greenery, Eucalyptus Centerpiece, Gold Chargers with Dusty Blue Linen Napkins | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Wedding Rentals Outside the Box Rentals | Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | Historic Wedding Venue The Orlo

Classic Elegant Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with White Tablecloths, Dusty Blue Napkin Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Tall Modern Geometric Stand with Lush White Hydrangeas, Roses and Greenery, Eucalyptus Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Outside the Box Rentals | Historic Wedding Venue The Orlo | Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings

Classic Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Tall Modern Geometric Gold Stand with Lush White Hydrangeas, Roses and Greenery, Eucalyptus Centerpiece, Gold Chargers with Dusty Blue Linen Napkins | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Wedding Rentals Outside the Box Rentals | Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | Historic Wedding Venue The Orlo

Romantic Classic Bride and Groom Kissing During First Dance Wedding Reception Ballroom Portrait | White Linen Draping with Lush Greenery Garland and Sweetheart Table | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | Historic Wedding Venue The Orlo | Wedding DJ Grant Hemond and Associates

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?
I wanted a DJ who would get the crowd dancing and take requests from guests.

I hired Grant Hemond & Associates because they were the DJ for a friend’s wedding and everyone had a blast. The DJ services were top notch. The DJ had our guests dancing the entire time which was exactly what we wanted!

Classic Bride and Groom Sparkler Exit Wedding Reception | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

Classic Intimate Bride and Groom Kissing During Sparkler Exit Wedding Reception | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
This sounds cliché but don’t sweat the small things; everything comes together in the end, and it truly is all about celebrating your love!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Orlo
Photographer: Kéra Photography *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Planner: Breezin’ Weddings *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Northside Florist
Caterer: Puff N Stuff
Rentals: Outside the Box Rentals *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Cake: Publix
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Officiant: Adam Jerger (Close friend)
Invitations: Minted
Transportation: Ambassador Limo
Dress: Kate McDonald Duniway
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Hair: Destiny & Light
Makeup: LDM Beauty Group




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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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