Timeless Grey and Ivory Tampa Wedding | Centre Club

 

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Melanie and Kenny’s timeless downtown Tampa wedding featured a neutral color palette of grey, ivory, taupe, and gold to capture their classic yet modern celebration. Combining their Catholic backgrounds and quirky personalities, the bride and groom had a traditional church ceremony and an elegant reception with personal touches.

“We both wanted a traditional Catholic wedding with subtle quirky details to match our goofy personalities,” the bride shared. “Our cake was Funfetti flavored and included a cake topper of a bride touching the groom’s butt, while our programs had fun FAQs about us! We love having a good time so we really wanted to make sure our guests did too!”

The ceremony took place at the iconic Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by an elegant reception at a nearby private club.

“We wanted to keep our religion in our wedding and in our marriage. Sacred Heart is such a breathtaking church and reminds me of tradition,” Melanie explained. “I used Marry Me Tampa Bay to read more about Sacred Heart and other venues to find one that would suit us best.”

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Making their planning and easy and convenient for their 160-person guest list, the Spring Hill couple was drawn to modern wedding venue Centre Club for their complete wedding packages, on-site wedding coordinator and laid back style.

“We were really interested in the Centre Club because they were an all-inclusive venue. Everything was covered from drinks to food to rental fees. The final cost is based on the total number of guests, and there are no hidden fees or extra costs,” the bride gushed. “It was absolutely amazing how they coordinate just about everything! They take care of the tables, chairs, linens, and more. They really are a one-stop shop when it comes to the bigger picture. Working with Elizabeth from the Centre Club was amazing. She was a ninja at ensuring everything went smoothly and how I had envisioned it.”

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Reminiscing of their special day, the bride and groom cherished the little moments and being surrounded by friends and family.

“The cake cutting was so memorable because the only request Kenny had made was that the cake was Funfetti flavored. I lied and told him it was vanilla. When we cut the first slice he saw that his once request was granted. He was surely surprised and excited,” the bride reminisced. “I also really cherished those little memories that weren’t necessarily photographed. Before we walked down the aisle, my bridesmaids and I did a prayer and it was extra special to take that time out of the chaos of the big day.”

Traditional Classic Black and White Wedding Invitation Suite and Save the Date

Traditional Classic Black and White Wedding Invitation, Wedding Rings and White Pointed Toe Strappy Wedding Shoes

Strapless Sweetheart Fitted Lace Bodice and Tulle Flowy Ballgown Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress

Handwritten Wedding Vows Portrait

Florida Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Pink Floral Robes

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Florida Bride and Bridesmaids Outdoor Wedding Portrait, Bridesmaids in Matching Long Taupe Dresses and White Floral Bouquets

Traditional Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Exchanging Vows Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Traditional Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony First Kiss Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Traditional Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony First Kiss Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Sacred Heart Catholic Church

The Proposal:
We went to our favorite restaurant with our families, and Kenny had a beautiful speech that was a real tear jerker! Of course, It was an easy, “Yes!” He knew how much it meant to me to have my parents there, so I truly appreciated being surrounded by family during such a special time.

Traditional Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Groom in Grey Tuxedo, Bride in Lace Strapless, Sweetheart Fitted Bodice and Tulle Flowy Ballgown Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress with White Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait at Traditional Tampa Wedding Venue Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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Traditional Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Sweetheart Table with Ivory Tablecloth, Gold Glitter Mr and Mrs Signs, White, Ivory and Greenery Floral Centerpieces

Traditional Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Round Table with Grey Tablecloth, Ivory Linen, Tall Gold Skinny Vase with White and Greenery Floral Centerpiece | Modern Tampa Wedding Venue Centre Club

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Classy and traditional. I wanted to keep it timeless!

What were your colors?
Neutrals. Grey, ivory, taupe and gold. We didn’t want any flashy colors.

Classic Four Tier White Wedding Cake with Flower Icing Cake Tiers and Gold Cake Stand with Bride and Groom Cake Topper

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Reception First Dance Wedding Portrait | Modern Tampa Wedding Venue Centre Club

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We were really interested in the Centre Club because they were an all-inclusive venue.

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Everything was covered from drinks to food to rental fees. The final cost is based on the total number of guests, and there are no hidden fees or extra costs. It was absolutely amazing how they coordinate just about everything! They take care of the tables, chairs, linens, and more. They really are a one-stop shop when it comes to the bigger picture. Working with Elizabeth from the Centre Club was amazing. She was a ninja at ensuring everything went smoothly and how I had envisioned it. The Centre Club is pretty modern, so it was nice that we got to change up the vibe from our traditional ceremony.

Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Reception Dance Wedding Portrait | Modern Tampa Wedding Venue Centre Club

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Start your ceremony as early as possible! We started our ceremony at 2 p.m. which worked well for us because it gave us that one-on-one time to really enjoy our special day together. During planning stages, learn to build relationships with your spouse and families. Also, take a moment during the day to just sit back and watch everyone having a great time! It truly goes by too fast!

Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Reception Venue and Caterer: Centre Club *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Lindsey Tuscany Photography
Videographer: Made With Love Films
Florist: Jennie’s Florist
Tuxedo’s: Men’s Warehouse
Cake: Publix Greenwise
DJ: Jason Pond DJ & Emcee
Officiant: Fr. Eric Carpine
Invitations: Minted
Transportation: Olympus Limousines
Dress Shop and Designer: Patricia’s BoutiqueMaggie Sottero
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Lulus.com
Hair & Makeup: Style Hair and Makeup




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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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