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Jackie and Zack’s downtown Tampa wedding featured a modern vintage glam theme with a tropical flair and a color palette of blush pink, black, white and shades of green.

“I have never been a very traditional person, and I think my wedding theme encompassed an idea of following your heart, and it was beautiful,” the bride beamed. “I chose our colors because of my wedding dress. Once I found it, the other colors just made sense.”

The Tampa couple chose to have their wedding locally, even though the bride is originally from West Virginia. Knowing that Tampa Bay area makes a perfect vacation spot for wedding guests, Jackie and Zack wanted to guarantee that everyone had a great experience from beginning to end. Bringing their wedding vision to life was Tampa Bay wedding planner Special Moments Event Planning.

“I wanted a planner who would help shape my vision. It was very hard for me to imagine what I wanted because it was so different,” Jackie explained. “I needed someone to bring it to life, and that is exactly what Special Moments did. They were always reassuring and determined to make my day special. Their service was impeccable, and I would recommend them to everyone.”

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A priority for the couple was the atmosphere and the energy at the wedding itself. Ensuring that their guests could feel the love, let loose and be themselves, they hired Tampa Bay wedding photographer Lifelong Photography Studio to capture all of the exciting memories.

“I’m a photographer, so I was looking for someone who was unique and who I felt would really capture our personality in the photos,” the bride shared. “After meeting Buffy I felt she would be able to capture exactly what my fiancé and I were looking for. She went above and beyond for our wedding day. I thought Lifelong Studios did an exceptional job!”

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Looking back on her wedding day, the most cherished experience Jackie recalls was the couple’s first dance.

“Our first dance was the most memorable moment. It was just surreal knowing that we were husband and wife and that so many loved ones surrounded us,” the bride reminisced.

Bridal Stud Diamond Earrings on Succulent and Red Rose Wedding Bouquet

Blush Ruffled Mermaid Strapless Sottero and Midgley Wedding Dress on Hanger

Detail Photo of Blush Ruffled Skirt of Wedding Dress on Hanger

White Bridesmaids Suit Miniature Pineapple Wedding Boutonnière

Bride Getting Ready Portrait in Strapless Blush Wedding Dress, Bridesmaid in White Suit with Mini Pineapple Boutonnière | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Studios

Indoor Bridal Portrait in Cathedral Train Layered Blush Strapless Sottero and Midgley Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Studios

Outdoor Church Steps Bridal Portrait in Cathedral Train Mermaid Layered Blush Strapless Sottero and Midgley Wedding Dress with Tropical Fuchsia and Greenery Wedding Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Studios | Planner Special Moments Event Planning

Outdoor First Look Portrait, Groom in Tuxedo with Tropical Pink Boutonniere | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios | Planner Special Moments Event Planning

The Proposal:
It was Easter weekend, and I had flew down from Tennessee. Zack and I went out to dinner at the Epicurean. He had just gotten his job with the Bucs, and he “said” we were meeting friends from his new job. Little did I know he was proposing! When we arrived, he mentioned “the friends” were running late and would just meet us at the rooftop bar. It sounded believable. We had normal conversation at dinner and then the waiter asked if we wanted desert and of course, I said yes. The waiter brought out a sampler, and then I noticed he also had a smaller serving tray that was covered. He explained that this was the Epicurean’s most popular desert. Zack was thinking I would open it first, but little did he know I prefer saving the best for last, so he had to open it. My ring was there, and Zack proceeded to ask me to marry him. I was so happy. It was truly an amazing night!

Outdoor First Look Portrait, Bride in Blush Layered Mermaid Sottero and Midgley Wedding Dress | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Studios | Downtown Tampa Wedding Hotel Venue Le Meridien | Planner Special Moments Event Planning

Bride and Groom Portrait with Blush Layered Wedding Dress and Pink, Blush, and Greenery Wedding Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photography Lifelong Studios

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Layered Blush Pink Wedding Dress and Strappy Open Toed Silver Glitter Bow Wedding Shoes

Traditional Church Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Tampa Wedding Ceremony Venue Sacred Heart Catholic Church | Tampa Wedding Photography Lifelong Studios

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
Someone who would help shape my vision. It was very hard for me to imagine what I wanted because it was so different. I needed someone to bring it to life, and that is exactly what Special Moments Event Planning did.

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They were always reassuring and determined to make my day special. Their service was impeccable, and I would recommend them to everyone.

Traditional Church Wedding Ceremony Portrait, Bride and Groom Under Veil with Tropical Pink, Magenta Rose, and Greenery Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere | Tampa Wedding Ceremony Venue Sacred Heart Catholic Church | Tampa Wedding Photography Lifelong Studios | Planner Special Moments Event Planning

Outdoor Garden Bridal Party Portrait, Bride in Blush Pink Mermaid Sottero and Midgley Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids in Mismatched White David's Bridal Bridesmaid Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Studios

Pink, White, and Magenta Rose with Greenery and Succulents Tropical Wedding Boutquets

Bridal Party Wedding Shoes Portrait, Bride in Blush Layered Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids in White Mismatched David's Bridal Dresses and Made of Honor Suit | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Studios

Outdoor Architectural Tampa Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in Layered Blush Wedding Dress with Magenta Bridal Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photography Lifelong Studios

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
I’m a photographer, so I was looking for someone who was unique and who I felt would really capture our personality in the photos.

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After meeting Buffy, the owner of Lifelong Photography Studio, I felt she would be able to capture exactly what my fiancé and I were looking for. She went above and beyond for our wedding day. I thought lifelong studios did an exceptional job.

Outdoor Garden Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in Layered Blush Pink Mermaid Sottero and Midgley Wedding Dress | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Studios

Outdoor Garden Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in Layered Blush Pink Mermaid Sottero and Midgley Wedding Dress with Magenta Rose and Tropical Greenery Bridal Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios | Planner Special Moments Event Planning

Elegant Tropical Wedding Reception with Tall White, Blush Pink, and Red Rose with Tropical Greenery Centerpieces inTall Glass Vases and Black Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Wedding Reception Venue Tampa Firefighters Museum | Tampa Bay Event Rentals Signature Event Rentals | Tampa Bay Wedding Coordinator Elegant Gold and Pink Wedding Reception Table Decor with Pineapple Centerpiece and Gold Votive Candles | Tampa Wedding Reception Venue Tampa Firefighters Museum | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments

Elegant Gold and Pink Wedding Reception Table Decor with Pineapple Centerpiece and Gold Votive Candles | Tampa Wedding Reception Venue Tampa Firefighters Museum | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments

How would you describe your theme?
Modern vintage-glam. I chose my wedding theme because it was different. I have never been a very traditional person. I think my wedding theme encompassed an idea of following your heart, and it was beautiful.

What were your colors?
Blush pink, black, white and shades of green. I chose these colors because of my wedding dress. Once I found it, the other colors just made sense.

Gold and Pink Tropical Wedding Reception Table with Gold Pineapple Bottle Opener Favor on Pink Napkin

Two Tier Round White Wedding Cake with Stylish Letter Gold Cake Topper with Blush Rose and Miniature Pineapple on Gold Cake Stand

What did you look for in a wedding photo booth company?
We decided to have a photo booth because we wanted our guest to have some fun entertainment.

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Nature Coast Entertainment Services was was referred to us by our wedding planner, and they did not disappoint. They brought fantastic props and the energy we wanted to the reception!

Groom Portrait in Firefighter Truck | Tampa Historic Wedding Reception Venue The Tampa Firefighters Museum | Tampa Bay Wedding Photography Lifelong Studios

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Follow your heart and definitely get a wedding planner.

Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Tampa Firefighters Museum
Photographer: Lifelong Studios *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Planner: Special Moments *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Florist: Belle Fleur
Caterer: Chives Catering
Rentals: Signature Event Rentals
Linen Rentals: Connie Duglin Linens *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Photo Booth and Rentals: Nature Coast Entertainment Services *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Cake: Publix
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc. *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Officiant: Father Kevin, St. Timothy
Invitations: Etsy
Paper Products: Tampa Calligraphy
Dress Designer: Sottero and Midgley
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: David’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup: The Destiny and Light Hair and Makeup Group
Bar Service: Catering by Lundy’s




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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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