Vibrant Moroccan-Inspired Downtown Tampa | Rooftop 220

Shannon and Jeff’s Tampa Heights rooftop wedding featured an intimate setting of vibrant colors, modern elements and punches of citrus.

I love Moroccan colors. I’ve always been drawn to Moroccan-inspired designs and colors.” the bride shared. “We had lots of bright colors, pinks, oranges, green velvet, and gold.

Having originally planned a larger event prior to the pandemic, the bride and groom shifted to move forward with their wedding and host a smaller affair with 20 guests.

“At first, we were planning a big wedding with around 125 guests and then COVID happened. I am really happy we went with a smaller wedding. It was less stressful and just perfect,” Shannon revealed. “Go with your own comfort or your own vision. I think I conformed to what I thought I was supposed to have (which was a big wedding) but in the end, we both were happy we did a small intimate wedding.”

The Tampa couple made the smart decision of hiring a wedding planner and searched for someone who was easy to work with and had a fun personality.” 

“Staci from UNIQUE Weddings + Events really held our hand through the whole process. She provided 5-star service. We could not have worked with a better wedding planner. I loved working with her!” the bride beamed.” “It could not have worked with any other wedding planner.”

Despite reducing their guest count by over 80 percent, the couple didn’t hold back on the wedding day experience. Their rooftop ceremony overlooked the downtown Tampa skyline and featured a metallic arch covered with vibrant florals. The clear acrylic Chiavari chairs from Kate Ryan Event Rentals blended in seamlessly allowing their surroundings and flowers to be the focal point.

Since the couple decided to proceed with their October wedding they made sure to focus on the personal touches, including hand-scribed agate place cards and a live musician.

“Our wedding was small and intimate with close friends and family,” Shannon reminisced. “Reading our vows was the most memorable moment.”

Oval Diamond Engagement Ring with Bride and Groom Wedding Bands
Gianvito Rossi Bree Pexi Peep-Toe d'Orsay Sandals Nude Wedding Heel Shoes
Lace Wedding Dress Hanging on Balcony overlooking University of Tampa
Tampa Bride Writing Letter to Groom Getting Wedding Ready
Tampa Bride in Lace Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress
Tampa Bride Reading Letter in Romantic Lace Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress | Bridal Wedding Portrait
Tampa Bride Opening Gift in Romantic Lace Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress
Tampa Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait
Tampa Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Photo

The Proposal: 
Jeff proposed was in the privacy of our own home. I was completely shocked and taken by surprise. Both of us don’t really love too much attention, and it was the perfect setting.

Tampa Bride in Romantic Lace Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress and Groom in Blue Suit
Tampa Bride in Romantic Lace Wedding Dress and Groom in Blue Suit
Tampa Bride in Romantic Lace Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress and Groom in Blue Suit on Waterway Dock
Moroccan Inspired Elopement Wedding Decor | Tampa Bay Unique Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 at Armature Works | Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Furniture Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Moroccan Inspired Elopement Wedding Ceremony Decor, Gold Arch with Colorful Floral Arrangements | Tampa Bay Wedding Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 at Armature Works | Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events
Moroccan Inspired Wedding Elopement Decor, Chiavari Chairs, Colorful Red, Orange and Yellow Flowers, Grapefruits and Greenery, Candles in Hurricane Glass Tumblers | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 at Armature Works | Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals

What did you look for in a wedding furniture rental company?
The wedding planner helped us when working with Kate Ryan Event Rentals, but I liked the idea of acrylic-looking chairs. 

Moroccan Inspired Wedding Elopement Decor, Colorful and Bright Flowers, Blush, Fuschia Pink and Ivory Roses, Yellow and Orange Flowers, Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events
Moroccan Inspired Elopement Wedding Decor, Gold Arch with Colorful Flowers, Yellow, Orange, Red and Pink Roses, Greenery, Acrylic Chiavari Chairs, Hurricane Candles and Grapefruits | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows During Elopement Ceremony, Gold Arch with Colorful Moroccan Inspired Florals, Red, Pink, Yellow and Orange Roses with Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events
Bride with Father Before Walking Down the Wedding Ceremony Aisle | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 at Armature Works
Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows During Elopement Ceremony, Gold Arch with Colorful Moroccan Inspired Florals, Red, Pink, Yellow and Orange Roses with Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events

What did you look for in a wedding planner?
Someone who was easy to work with and had a fun personality. 

Staci from UNIQUE Weddings + Events really held our hand through the whole process. She provided 5-star service. We could not have worked with a better wedding planner. I loved working with her!

Florida Bride and Groom Sunset Photos on Tampa Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 at Armature Works

Where did you spend your honeymoon?
We actually chose not to go on one because of COVID. We are going to hold out until we can travel overseas.  

Moroccan Inspired Elopement Wedding Reception Decor, Orange Linen Drapery, Long Feasting Table with Dark Green Tablecloth, Colorful and Bright Orange, Yellow, Pink Flower Centerpieces, High Low Floating and Votive Candles, Gold Chargers and Flatware | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Wedding Furniture Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Moroccan Inspired Elopement Wedding Reception Decor, Orange Linen Drapery, Long Feasting Table with Dark Green Tablecloth, Colorful and Bright Orange, Yellow, Pink Flower Centerpieces, High Low Floating and Votive Candles, Gold Chargers and Flatware | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Wedding Furniture Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
Green velvet and gold. I love Moroccan colors.

What were your colors?
We had lots of bright colors, pinks, oranges, green velvet, and gold. I’ve always been drawn to Moroccan-inspired designs and colors.

Moroccan Inspired Elopement Wedding Reception Decor, Orange Linen Drapery, Long Feasting Table with Dark Green Tablecloth, Colorful and Bright Orange, Yellow, Pink Flower Centerpieces, Grapefruit and Lemons Fruits, High Low Floating and Votive Candles, Gold Chargers and Flatware, Champagne Gold Linen Napkin, Custom Marbled Menu | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Moroccan Inspired Elopement Wedding Reception Decor, Gold Flatware and Charger, Votive Candles, Agate and Gold Script Place Card | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Moroccan Inspired Elopement Wedding Reception Decor, Orange Linen Drapery, Long Feasting Table with Dark Green Tablecloth, Colorful and Bright Orange, Yellow, Pink Flower Centerpieces, High Low Floating and Votive Candles, Gold Chargers and Flatware | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Moroccan Inspired Elopement Wedding Reception Decor, Orange Linen Drapery, Long Feasting Table with Dark Green Tablecloth, Colorful and Bright Orange, Yellow, Pink Flower Centerpieces, High Low Floating and Votive Candles, Gold Chargers and Flatware | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Florida Bride and Groom Outside Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 at Armature Works, Gold Arch with Colorful Moroccan Inspired Lush Flower Arrangements, Yellow, Pink Fuschia, Orange Roses and Greenery | Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Florida Bride and Groom Outside Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Rooftop 220 at Armature Works, Gold Arch with Colorful Moroccan Inspired Lush Flower Arrangements, Yellow, Pink Fuschia, Orange Roses and Greenery | Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Guests Cheering at Long Feasting Table During Moroccan Inspired Wedding Elopement Reception Dinner, Dark Green Tablecloths, Floating Candle Votives, Colorful and Bright Long Floral Garland Arrangement, Pink, Yellow, Fuschia, Orange Florals and Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Wedding Rentals Kate Ryan Event Rentals

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
At first, we were planning a big wedding with around 125 guests and then COVID happened. I am really happy we went with a smaller wedding. It was less stressful and just perfect. Go with your own comfort or your own vision. I think I conformed to what I thought I was supposed to have (which was a big wedding) but in the end, we both were happy we did a small intimate wedding. 

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Rooftop 220
Photographer: Ashlee Hamon Photography
Planner: UNIQUE Weddings + Events *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Florist: Events in Bloom
Caterer: Salt Block Catering
Furniture Rentals: Kate Ryan Event Rentals *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Tabletop Rentals: Treasury Event Rentals
Linens and Chargers: BBJ Linens
DJ: DJ Cory Barron & Co.
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Invitations: WeddingInvy
Transportation: Network Transportation
Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

*Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pros are highly respected by our local wedding community and have been personally vetted by our editor.

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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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