Vibrant Pink and Dusty Blue South Tampa Wedding | Hyde House
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Vibrant Pink and Dusty Blue South Tampa Wedding | Hyde House

Gabrielle and Darrian's vibrant South Tampa wedding was a long-awaited celebration featuring a rooftop ceremony, colorful wedding party, and vivid decor.

“We didn't really go into planning with a theme. There were certain elements we both wanted and made sure to prioritize those. Darrian wanted a blue suit and I wanted gorgeous flowers and table settings,” the bride shared. “We didn't go with a specific color scheme. We chose elements we liked and made the aesthetic work as a whole.”

The couple's original wedding venue closed during the pandemic, leaving them left to find a new location for their nuptials, which ended up being a blessing as the pair selected a venue that they had been interested in all along.

“We were really looking for a space that was open and had good energy. We had been following the progress of Hyde House, but it wasn't completed when we originally chose our venue. After our original venue went under due to COVID, we were afforded the opportunity to have our wedding at Hyde House,” Gabrielle beamed. “The service was excellent. I loved that they had parking for our guests and the staff was professional and fun!”

The St. Pete couple were thoughtful in choosing their team of wedding pros, opting to support companies that represented inclusivity and diversity.

It was very important for us to support vendors who were people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ friendly,” the pair articulated. “Food was also very important! We had two tastings with our caterer to ensure the food was to our liking.”

Gabrielle prioritized their photographer selection, choosing their Tampa wedding photography team based on their diverse portfolio and engaging personalities.

“It was important for us to find a photographer that was experienced in photographing different skin tones,” the bride shared. “Dewitt For Love‘s portfolio is great! And when we met with them, we instantly liked their energy and enthusiasm.”

The wed-to-bes turned to Imago Dei by Milan for their expertise in enhancing the natural beauty of all skin tones. Gabrielle's fitted lace gown with plunging neckline was skillfully accented with a low chignon of side swept curls and a natural glow of nude-toned eyes and lips.

“My goal was for everyone to look like the best version of themselves. I wanted to find a hair and beauty team that could accomplish this, and I really wanted an artist familiar with doing makeup on women of color,” Gabrielle revealed. “When I did my consultation with Imago Dei by Milan, I immediately connected with Milan. She does a great job working with the brides to curate a look. Her hair and makeup team were excellent.”

After being distanced due to COVID, the experience of being surrounded by 150 of their loved ones is what made their wedding day truly unforgettable.

“Having a great time with family and friends [was the most memorable aspect]!” the bride reminisced. “We hadn't seen people in years due to COVID, so we wanted to make sure the wedding was a big celebration.”

Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Halo, Brides Wedding Rings in Black Velvet Ring Box | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Beige Nude Rhinestone and Tulle Flower Embellished Wedding Block Heel Shoes | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Bride Wearing Lace Deep V Neckline and Spaghetti Straps Wedding Dress with Mother and Bridesmaid Getting Wedding Ready | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Hair and Makeup Imago Dei by Milan
Vibrant Same Sex Lesbian Wedding, Bride Wearing Blue Suit | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Wedding Hair and Makeup Imago Dei by Milan

The Proposal:
Our proposal was a surprise flashmob proposal at Sundial in St. Petersburg.

Same Sex Lesbian Brides Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Same Sex Lesbian Brides Gay Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Same Sex Lesbian Wedding Party, Bridesmaids Wearing Mix and Match Gray and Pink Dresses, Dog with Floral Collar | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Wedding Hair and Makeup Imago Dei by Milan
Same Sex Lesbian Wedding, Bride with Bridesmaids Wearing Mix and Match Gray Dresses Holding White and Greenery Floral Bouquets | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love | Wedding Hair and Makeup Imago Dei by Milan
Same Sex Lesbian Wedding, Bride with Bridesmaids Wearing Mix and Match Gray Dresses Holding White and Greenery and Peach Floral Bouquets | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love
Same Sex Lesbian Wedding, Bride Wearing Blue Suit with Bridesmaids in Mix and Match Pink Dresses Holding Lush White and Greenery Floral Bouquets | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Wedding Hair and Makeup Imago Dei by Milan

What was your wedding day beauty inspiration? 

My goal was for everyone to look like the best version of themselves. I wanted to find a hair and beauty team that could accomplish this. I really wanted an artist familiar with doing makeup on women of color.

When I did my consultation with Imago Dei by Milan, I immediately connected with Milan. She does a great job working with the brides to curate a look. Her hair and makeup team were excellent.

Same Sex Lesbian Wedding, Bride Wearing Blue Suit with Bridesmaids in Mix and Match Pink Dresses Holding Lush White and Greenery Floral Bouquets with Dog in Floral Collar | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Wedding Hair and Makeup Imago Dei by Milan
Same Sex Lesbian Wedding, Bride and Bride Outside Tampa Modern Wedding Venue Hyde House | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Hair and Makeup Imago Dei by Milan

What did you look for in a wedding venue? 

We were really looking for a space that was open and had good energy. We had been following the progress of Hyde House, but it wasn't completed when we originally chose our venue. After our original venue went under due to COVID, we were afforded the opportunity to have our wedding at Hyde House.

The service was excellent. I loved that they had parking for our guests and the staff was professional and fun!

Wedding Ceremony Decor, Wooden Cross Back Chairs | Tampa bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Tampa Industrial Modern Wedding Venue Hyde House | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services
Vibrant Same Sex Lesbian Wedding Ceremony Decor, Gold Round Arch with Lush Colorful Floral Arrangement, Red, Pink, Fuschia Roses, Yellow and Green Flowers, Greenery and Eucalyptus Leaves | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography

How did your rentals enhance the ambiance of your wedding?

We used a golden arch and white draping from Gabro Event Services which helped frame the ceremony space.

Vibrant Same Sex Lesbian Wedding, Bride Wearing Blue Suit Walking Down the Wedding Ceremony Aisle | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Wedding Hair and Makeup IDBM Artistry
Vibrant Same Sex Lesbian Wedding Ceremony, Bridesmaid Wearing Gray Dress Walking Dog Ring Bearer Down the Ceremony Aisle | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup IDBM Artistry | Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Vibrant Same Sex Lesbian Wedding, Brides Exchanging Wedding Vows | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Industrial Modern Wedding Venue Hyde House
Vibrant Same Sex Lesbian Wedding, Brides Exchanging Wedding Vows | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Industrial Modern Wedding Venue Hyde House
Vibrant Same Sex Lesbian Wedding, Brides Exchanging Wedding Vows | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Industrial Modern Wedding Venue Hyde House
Vibrant Same Sex Lesbian Wedding, Brides Exchanging Wedding Vows | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Industrial Modern Wedding Venue Hyde House
Same Sex Lesbian Gay LGBQT+ Wedding, Brides Holding Hands Wedding Portrait | Tampa Industrial Modern Wedding Venue Hyde House | Wedding Hair and Makeup Imago Dei by Milan | Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?

It was important for us to find a photographer that was experienced in photographing different skin tones.

Dewitt For Love‘s portfolio is great! And when we met with them, we instantly liked their energy and enthusiasm.

Vibrant Wedding Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Dusty Blue Linens, Wooden Cross Back Chairs, Tall Red, Yellow and Pink Floral and Greenery Centerpieces | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Industrial Modern Wedding Venue Hyde House
Vibrant Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Dusty Blue Table Linens, Colorful Water Goblets, Tall Gold Stand with Lush Pink, Red Roses, Yellow Fuschia Flowers and Eucalyptus Greenery Leaves Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
We didn't really go into planning with a theme. There were certain elements we both wanted and made sure to prioritize those. Darrian wanted a blue suit and I wanted gorgeous flowers and table settings.

What were your colors and why did you choose them?
We didn't go with a specific color scheme. We chose elements we liked and made the aesthetic work as a whole.

Vibrant Wedding Reception Decor, Clear and Gold Trim Chargers, Blush Pink Linen Napkins, Colorful Vintage Water Goblets, Low Floral Centerpiece, Red and Pink Roses, Fuschia and Yellow Flowers, Greenery Leaves Centerpiece, Wooden Cross Back Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services
Vibrant Same Sex Lesbian Wedding Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Dusty Blue Linens, Wooden Cross Back Chairs, Tall Red, Yellow and Pink Floral and Greenery Centerpieces | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services | Industrial Modern Wedding Venue Hyde House
Vibrant Wedding Reception Decor, Sweetheart Table with Dusty Blue Linen, Gold Geometric Candle Holders, Lush Floral Arrangement, Greenery Leaves, Red, Pink Roses, Yellow, Fuschia FLowers | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Wedding Rentals Gabro Event Services
One Tier and Pink Ombré Textured Wedding Cake with Red and Pink Roses, Purple Berries, Greenery Leaves | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Vibrant Same Sex Gay LQBTQ+ Lesbian Wedding, Bride First Dance | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography
Same Sex Lesbian Brides Wedding Portrait on Couch | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Dewitt for Love Photography | Wedding Hair and Makeup Imago Dei by Milan | Industrial Modern Wedding Venue Hyde House

Where did you spend your honeymoon?
We went to three islands in Hawaii.

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
The only traditions you need to follow are the ones you choose to create. This is your day; make it your own!

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

Vendor Credits

 

  • Rehearsal Dinner Venue
  • Ulele

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