Vibrant, Retro 70’s South Tampa Wedding Inspiration | The Orlo

Embodying a groovy kind of love, this wedding inspiration shoot set at a historic South Tampa wedding venue featured a daring combination of both muted and bright colors, vibrant flora, and a mixture of textures from golden brass to velvet to mosaic patterns.

“We were going with a 70’s color palette and wanted to recreate the era. We created a pastel palette and paired it with the darker tones for contrast,” wedding planner and designer Terrie Nelson of Terrie Images explained. “Every detail was accounted for in the planning process.”

A mixture of colorful napkins and dipped flatware, reminiscent of pop art, added interest to each place setting. Kate Ryan Event Rentals added visual interest to the reception tablescape with their charges, vintage-colored glasses, and place settings.

The juxtaposition of the bright colors mixed with the muted earthy tones indicative of the 70’s really brought the style and feel of the era to life. Some of the favorite elements of the shoot paid homage to history in the form of a vintage truck turned mobile bar, as well as the venue which boasts a former life as the Tampa Women’s Club ballroom.

“My favorite parts were the venue itself, the bright florals, and the tap truck,” wedding photographer Jenn DeFilippis of Jennifer Nicole Photo & Films recalled. “The cute pink tap truck was a unique element and different than your typical mobile bar. The florals were bright and vibrant, which is ideal for my style of photography! There were florals everywhere you looked, beautiful arrangements on the reception table, tap truck, and champagne wall. The installment on the porch and the bouquets were just gorgeous and filled with color.”

Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Mustard Yellow Gold Wedding Invitation Suite Flat Lay with Daisies and Agate Crystal
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Tropical Bird Wedding Save The Date and Menu Card Flat Lay
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot Vibrant Colorful Champagne Wall Display
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot Vibrant Colorful Champagne Wall Display with Lucite Acrylic Sign Easel
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot Vibrant Colorful Champagne Wall Display
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Velvet Chairs and Velvet Table Linen by Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Colorful Vibrant Wedding Centerpiece and Cakes
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Velvet Chairs and Velvet Table Linen by Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Colorful Vibrant Wedding Centerpiece and Napkins
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Colorful Vibrant Rainbow Wedding Centerpiece with Daisies, Roses, Ranunculus, Stock and Astilbe
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Colorful Vibrant Rainbow Wedding Centerpiece with Daisies, Roses, Ranunculus, Stock and Astilbe | Gold Rim Charger and China with Dipped Gold Flatware and Colorful Napkin by Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Velvet Chairs and Velvet Table Linen by Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Colorful Vibrant Wedding Centerpiece and Napkins
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Colorful Vibrant Rainbow Wedding Centerpiece with Daisies, Roses, Ranunculus, Stock and Astilbe | Gold Rim Charger and China with Dipped Gold Flatware and Colorful Napkin by Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Colorful Vibrant Rainbow Wedding Centerpiece with Daisies, Roses, Ranunculus, Stock and Astilbe | Gold Rim Charger and China with Dipped Gold Flatware and Colorful Napkin by Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Colorful Vibrant Rainbow Wedding Centerpiece with Daisies, Roses, Ranunculus, Stock and Astilbe | Gold Rim Charger and China with Dipped Gold Flatware and Colorful Napkin by Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Colorful Vibrant Rainbow Wedding Centerpiece with Daisies, Roses, Ranunculus, Stock and Astilbe | Gold Rim Charger and China with Dipped Gold Flatware and Colorful Napkin by Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Colorful Vibrant Rainbow Wedding | Gold Rim Charger and China with Dipped Gold Flatware and Colorful Napkin by Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Colorful Vibrant Rainbow Wedding Centerpiece with Daisies, Roses, Ranunculus, Stock and Astilbe | Gold Rim Charger and China with Dipped Gold Flatware and Colorful Napkin by Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot | Gold Rim Charger and China with Dipped Gold Flatware and Colorful Napkin by Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Colorful Vibrant Rainbow Wedding Centerpiece with Daisies, Roses, Ranunculus, Stock and Astilbe | Gold Rim Charger and China with Dipped Gold Flatware and Colorful Napkin by Kate Ryan Event Rentals
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Colorful Vibrant Mosaic Fondant Wedding Cake with Sugar Flowers

“The cake had a real retro vibe with the colors and pattern; it reminded me of the 70’s as soon as I saw it! The planner incorporated both pastels and darker retro colors to bring the 70’s theme alive. Even the reception chairs had that same retro look.” -Jenn DeFilippis, Jennifer Nicole Photo and Films

Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Colorful Vibrant Mosaic Fondant Wedding Cake with Sugar Flowers
70's Retro Vintage Colorful Vibrant Mosaic Fondant Wedding Cake with Sugar Flowers
Wedding Macaron Tower Dessert Display with Colorful Flowers
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | White Pattern Embossed Mosaic Fondant Wedding Cake with Sugar Flowers | Emerald Green Velvet Cake Table Linen with Colorful Taper Candles
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | White Pattern Embossed Mosaic Fondant Wedding Cake with Sugar Flowers | Emerald Green Velvet Cake Table Linen with Colorful Taper Candles
70's Retro Vintage White Pattern Embossed Mosaic Fondant Wedding Cake with Sugar Flower Brooch
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Vintage Tap Truck Mobile Bar with Moss Wood Bar and Colorful Vibrant Flowers

“My favorite parts were the venue itself, the bright florals, and the tap truck. The cute pink tap truck was a unique element and different than your typical mobile bar. The florals were bright and vibrant, which is ideal for my style of photography! There were florals everywhere you looked, beautiful arrangements on the reception table, tap truck, and champagne wall. The installment on the porch and the bouquets were just gorgeous and filled with color.” -Jenn DeFilippis, Jennifer Nicole Photo and Films

Wedding Moss Wood Bar and Colorful Vibrant Flowers with Cheese and Charcuterie Board Display
Wedding Signature Drink Blush Pink Vintage Coupe Glass with Lemon Wheel
Wedding Vintage Truck Tap Cart Mobile Bar
Tampa Wedding Styled Shoot 70's Retro Vintage | Vintage Tap Truck Mobile Bar and Colorful Vibrant Flowers

Estimated Cost of this Wedding: Services: Photography $3,800+ | Venue: Starting at $6,000 for a Saturday rental | Florals: Approx. $600 | Hair and Makeup: Starting at $150 | Tabletop Rentals: Appox. $19 per place setting | Cake: $350 (35 servings) | Charcuterie: Starting at $100 | Champagne Wall: $350 | Tap Truck: $2,500 for 3 hours, 150 people

Venue: The Orlo
Photographer: Jennifer Nicole Photo and Films
Planner and Concept: Terrie Images
Florist: Southern Blooms Floral Design
Tabletop Rentals: Kate Ryan Event Rentals *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Vintage Mobile Truck: Tap Truck Tampa
Charcuterie: Gather ‘Round & Graze
Cake: Sugar Dreams by Dessy
Sweets: Violes Under the Sweets
Stationery: Prettie Wedding and Events
Champagne Wall: Booze and Bubbles
Hair and Makeup: Blushed Bridal Beauty
Dresses: Terrie Image Shop
Tuxedo: Generation Tux
Feather Gown: Xiaolin Design

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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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